Dependability, honesty, and genuine interest in their child and particular situation Amy C.
Are the parents stressed about dinner time? If not, it seems it is not your place. If so, when the events are occuring, offer your suggestion. Amy C.
Start early. Ask your family what are their expectations and days off are. If there seems to be a conflict, work together,have a give and take attitude and mutual respect for one another. Also, see if there is any give and take with situations. For example, if it is... more
My certification is experience. No, I don't think there are any laws in Va. that require any certifications for caregivers. It is an agreement between two parties. Many parents like for a caregiver to be CPR certified, which is available through the American Heart Association online. Amy C
Well, the question is are you willing to do this? Are you happy in this situation? Are all of these responsibilities fulfilling to you or taxing? It seems that you have some decisions to make. I tell my families that they need to make the right decision about childcare that... more
At five months, a baby is eating, sleeping, and needing changing often. They are needing interaction with people, smiling, babbling, sitting up. Let Mom and Dad be your guide as to what they want you to do with their baby, like tummy time, what schedule baby is on. The questions... more
Even though this may be an uncomfortable conversation, it should happen if it is really important to you. Before you broach the subject, sit down and write your thoughts down and the most important things you want to say. Then, work on courtesy and tactfulness. Practice before you have the... more
The child's parents would be your best resource. Talk with them and get their input. It is their child. You should align your actions with theirs. Every person is different but you are in there home and must follow their guidelines. Amy