Children are the most valuable and important treasures for most parents they have. Reasonable people try to give their offspring the best and protect kids from all surrounding dangers or bad influences. However, it is hard to be a parent. In addition, it is not always possible not to go to work because monthly bills need to be paid timely.
Many families just forced to let caregivers to take care about their kids. Good thing is when your children are lucky enough to get care from grandparents. But your own parents might live in different city, country, have some illness, or even have passed away already. Majority of mothers and fathers must balance between earning decent income and raising children the right way.
There are some potential risks of hiring a babysitter to watch for your little ones while you will be at work that everyone needs to be aware of:
Relationship with children
Children love and trust those people who are with them all the time. Kids are usually cold to individuals whom they rarely see even if those persons are their biological parents.
Kids won’t be attached
If a mother has to be constantly at work and her newborn will stay with a nurse, the baby most likely won’t be attached to her. You might have a feeling that your family raising a stranger. It is hard to deal with a person or child who you do not know. In addition, it is frustrating to experience that your child does not listen to you or keep telling that the nanny allowed doing something.
Even seems like a nice babysitter on a first look might not be able to teach your kid any of good manners, habits, or healthy lifestyle. No one knows how that caregiver was raised and which influences she had in her childhood. Usually people from troubled families also reflect their parents’ violent or rude behavior towards any babies no matter whether they are her own or someone else’s.
Working parents who let babysitters care about their offspring cannot be 100% sure that their children are safe. On news you can find that quite many scary stories like caregivers let kids play even with knifes or recklessly care about your little one. For example, the nanny forgets to control your child buckling up before starting a car.
Usually when parents are in charge of their kids, they force children to do everything what is for their own good like reading, writing, or playing musical instruments. On the other hand, babysitters, especially cheap ones, do what is easier for them or what they were paid for. That’s why oftentimes toddlers are left in front of a TV set for hours on end or bigger kids allowed to play games all day long. That definitely won’t help your offspring in their future life and career.
You do not know where a babysitter might take your child. For example, if your baby does not speak yet, you will never find out whether your toddler was on a play ground or in a mall shopping with the nanny.