Babysitters: whether you have a full-time nanny or a college kid two Saturday nights a month, finding good childcare is an ongoing process. In this ep we discuss the groundwork you need to lay on the way in, and how to know when it's time to move on.
Babysitters: whether you have a full-time nanny or a college kid two Saturday nights a month, finding and maintaining good childcare is an ongoing process.
You find someone your kids adore– but he’s graduating this year and moving to Southeast Asia. You have someone your kids used to adore, but she has no idea how to help with 5th grade math homework (we mean, who among us does).
As your needs shift, so does the sort of childcare you’re looking for– but doing the right groundwork on the way in can prevent starting all over again in a month.
In this episode we discuss:
* whether Margaret’s “fog on a mirror test” is an effective way to choose a caregiver
* the virtues of a “someone at home, someone on the move” system
* heeding the warning signs that someone is not working out, even if they were once terrific
* why you should check a caregiver’s social media as part of your research
* the three types of caregivers as laid out by Tammy Gold, in her book Secrets of the Nanny Whisperer
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