Today, it seems for a family to survive much less get “ahead” it takes two incomes to keep their heads above water to keep their homes and finances from being “under” water.
Many women juggle both a career and motherhood; it is very difficult at best. To choose to leave your child in the care of another is one of the most difficult choices for a working mother.
We often hear news stories about small children being left in the back of nursery vans, or being abused by employees of the facility.
There are many accredited child care facilities and many are better than the norm; but still there is that awful nagging in the pit of a young mother’s stomach when she has to leave that precious little infant for the first time.
The most desirable it seems for both parent and child is to find someone to care for the child in the home – right? Not always.
This video will make you sick to your stomach if you are a parent or someone who loves children. One only has to wonder if the parents suspected child abuse and placed the camera to catch this on tape.
If so, then these parents must now feel that they made a horrible mistake by not just letting her go; before this child was abused.
First of all each parent should do a background check on anyone they bring into their home to care for their child/children. Just because someone is a friend of a friend does not make them a safe caregiver.
The options for child care are relatively limited – you can hope and pray you have one of these: a stable family member, an in-home daycare where there are several children., find a professional child care facility or hire someone to work in your own home to care just for your child/children alone.
This link will give you some insight on how to choose a good in-home child care where there are several children in the group. However, using your own insight, premonitions, and common sense should be paramount in choosing any in-home childcare provider for your little ones.
The following was quoted from News & Views of one such story:
“Jessica Tata was a woman who parents trusted with their kids. But when a fire at her daycare killed four children and injured three more, Jessica Tata went from beloved babysitter to murder suspect. Now it's up to a jury to decide whether the woman cops say left seven kids at home while she went shopping should spend life in prison.”
You may wish to do a background check on a professional child care organization as well. Many professional childcare facilities are owned by major corporations and are mostly a clean, safe, and educational place for your child; but always be on your toes and be observant.
While they are more careful about whom they hire; there have been incidents where individual employees have not met up to their expectations or that of the parents. One mishap or mistake is too much; especially if it is your child.
You need to check into the various rules and regulations of your own individual state regarding the licensing and reputation of the one you may be considering.
When first visiting such a childcare facility – use your own instincts; but also do a some checking to find out about the place. If possible, talk to other parents who have left their children there.
If may be more difficult for you to learn about a prospect who will come into your home. If this person is not a cherished friend or family member, you are opening up your home to several other dangers; not in the least is the actual care of the child. You are making your entire home vulnerable for theft, future break-in and misuse.
But most of all you may be putting your child in harm’s way much like this family did. All the video evidence in the world will not make up for what was done to this baby. Hindsight may be a learning experience; but when it comes to the safety of a defenseless child, it may very well be too late. Here you can find video one and two on YouTube showing other child abuse in the home.
For information oh how to choose a good daycare nursery for your child click here.