Day Care Or Mother’s Care?
The embrace of your own child has to be the best thing you can ever feel being a woman. Life of a woman nowadays is becoming more of a juggling act. Often, women going through motherhood find themselves stuck with a challenging decision of either staying home to look after their child or going out to continue their jobs. Being a working mother demands that you be more energetic and also to be a lot more sensitive towards your child. Be sure to keep in mind a few basic things before you call yourself a “working mom”.
Don’t allow yourself to feel guilty:
Start accepting this fact already! You are not leaving your kid behind because you are indifferent about him/her. You are just rightfully working to earn money and esteem which is equally important for you. It’s easy to fall into a trap of being judgmental about your priorities, so keep in mind that you are working because you need to.
Choose the best alternative care for your child:
Make sure to arrange the best potential care for your child while you work. There are numerous options you can take up.
1.You can hire a nanny for your little one. Nanny care is an expensive option, but that would mean your child can stay secure and comfortable at your own house. Don’t forget to check for the nanny’s license before you hand your child over to her.
2.You can also consider leaving your child in care of a close relative, e.g. an aunt or grandma. This option is convenient if the relative lives nearby. The major advantage of leaving your child in care of one of the relatives is that you almost have no security threat for your child. Plus, your child won’t feel being left out and can get raised in familiar environment. Cost in such a situation would also be very low.
3.A day care center is surely the most popular choice mothers usually make for their child’s care during their absence. These are the designated places for child care purposes. They are licensed and approved by the state, which means moms do not need to worry about their children’s safety and health. They don’t charge much and also will provide initial learning for kids. Children can even interact with other, and that means they can have loads of fun.
Nothing can replace your love:
As a working mom, always remember, that your child needs your attention after you come back from your job. There can absolutely be no valid excuse for ignoring your child’s need for your affection and care. If you are tired, take some time to rest and then go back to your child to ask him/her about his/her day time activities. Read your child a book, have dinner with him/her, watch TV together or take him/her out for some fun and to keep your connection strong.
Being a working mother means that you have two very important jobs in hand. So get them done right.
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