childcare

Women Are Being Pushed Out Of Workforce With No Caregivers

Women Are Being Pushed Out Of Workforce With No Caregivers, Camps Or Grandparents

Working women – especially those who work in concentrated service industries – are vulnerable to the coronavirus economy, as there is overwhelming evidence that women are being laid off or furloughed at a significantly higher rate than men.

Can Daycares Require Kids to Wear Masks During the Pandemic?

Can Daycares Require Kids to Wear Masks During the Pandemic?

A mom writes in asking for advice about her daycare. She says her son’s daycare, which is operating as an “essential business,” has decided to require all children in their care to wear masks at all times except for snack time and lunch. This mom is looking for thoughts and feedback on this requirement.

Date Night

My Husband Planned a Date Night and Included Our Kids, But I Needed A Night Away: Thoughts?

A community mom writes in looking for thoughts on how to tell her husband that she is desperate for a date night out without the kids. She doesn’t want to hurt his feelings for trying to take her out with the kids, but she really needs a night away.

How old were your children when you left them for the first time? How did they act?

When you went on your first night out a.k.a. your first time leaving the baby‚ Did you wait until you felt like they would be OK without you there? Or did they cry while you were gone? My daughter is nine months old and I have yet to go out because I do not feel that she will be OK. My mom friends think I’m crazy But I just don’t feel comfortable leaving her when I know that she will cry the whole time‚ She is a very attached baby‚ I am a stay at home mom. I keep being told that she‚I’ll never get used to it if I don’t leave but I also feel like she’s too young to comprehend that thought process‚ Thoughts? Anonymous Community MemberThis question was asked by a Facebook community member who has asked to remain anonymous.

My friend hasn’t paid me for babysitting her child, what should I do?

Hi ladies in need of advice.. for the past 3 weeks I’ve been helping a friend by babysitting while she worked as she’s a single mom and also has bills to pay. I offered to get paid less than what any baby sitter asks for and was promised id get paid on a specific day. Fast forward to her pay day and she hasn’t paid me but asked her ex for the money. I don’t understand though it should be her paying me not him.. anyways it’s been 2 days and I haven’t gotten the money mind you she’s gone for 6-7 hours at a time. That’s reasonable I can handle her child but my main motivation was the $ bc I’m a sahm. My question is should I continue to help her? She saidddd she’ll pay me back tomorrow but that’s what she said yesterday and the day before Anonymous Community MemberThis question was asked by a Facebook community member who has asked to remain anonymous.

Are 16 and 18 good ages to start babysitting?

I have a 5 year old and 1 and half year old and plan on having my niece and sister age 16 and 13 watch them while I go for my date night. Is that a good age to leave to babysit? They keep asking to try it out so they can start making extra money and my youngest is very attached to my niece. Anonymous Community MemberThis question was asked by a Facebook community member who has asked to remain anonymous.

I need tips on juggling beng a single working mom.

So I’m a 20 year old single mom, I work 3rd shift over 40 hours a week. I have been feeling so guilty lately. Before I started working at my new job my energy was low, but since I’ve started working here my energy has dropped like crazy (I’ve been here a few months). By the Time I get off work and home it’s 7:30 am and my daughter gets up by 8-8:30. She’s 18 months and very active. Loves to constantly be moving, getting into stuff, dancing and anything active. She will take a nap (most days) around 2 for and hour and a half and that’s when I get to sleep. I am so exhausted in more ways than one. I have been feeling like a really bad mom and really guilty because sometimes I just don’t want to play with her because I don’t have any energy and it makes her upset so I will end up playing but it will be short bursts of me playing. Some days I have good days and I do a lot with her and I always try to put in the effort. I never let her have a bad day …

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My 18-Month-Old Daughter Won’t Stop Throwing Tantrums

Hey moms So my 18 month old has been difficult this last week.. Some point everyday or just in the middle of the night she will just start throwing a tantrum. And just start screaming and i mean really screaming. And I’ve tried everything. I’ve tried being calm like mommy’s here don’t cry you’re oky but she just gets more angry and i can’t pick her up she hits me and doesn’t want me to hold her. I’ve tried offering food or her bottle but she throws it at me. I’ve even tried the silent treatment but that also didn’t work. I’ve tried telling her no and to stop but then she screams even more. I really don’t know what to do cause she’s never done this before. The one night she went on like this for an hour and nothing will calm her down Anonymous Community MemberThis question was asked by a Facebook community member who has asked to remain anonymous.

My 2-year-old son was kicked out of daycare for bullying

I am sorry about the long post. –My 23 month old son just recently got kicked out of his inhome daycare. I was told it was for his biting, his hitting, kicking, etc. I am in no way condoning that behavior. But I was talked to a little over a week ago about his biting and how that needed to change. So we worked on that and he actually had good days like without biting, or at least I was told they were good, up until the day he got kicked out. And then I was told all this other behavior. The thing is, every time I was told my son was so bad, our daycare lady kept saying, “this mom said, I should handle it this way.” Or “the same mom yelled at me about your child again.” Etc. This mom always had an opinion about my child. That mom had a baby 2 months ago, and the day before my son got kicked out, the daycare woman made the comment that the mom wanted her infant to start and she didn’t know if she could handle all the kids. And then, like I said, my son gets kicked …

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My son isn’t happy after attending daycare for a period of time: What should I do?

I have a almost 21 month old son. Between 7.5 and 19.5 months my mother-in-law took care of him because I had to work. But we had some issues about my sons security last month and had arguments (long story but leaving him with her is not option anymore and quitting my job is impossible). So we had to drop him to a daycare. The place is good. We trusted them. I went with him for three days and made him warm up to the place. He was good at first but got sick and had to stay home almost 10 days. Now he went back it has been 5 days but he is extremely unhappy. He was an active, happy, playful kid but now he is whining or crying all the time. Always on our laps or breasfeeding ( i could not stop breasfeeding bc i did not want to make him feel more abondened with the daycare and everything). Where I live there is not really any other day care that takes kids at his age, they tell me he is mostly all right all day, stops crying after I go, eats, sleeps. But the moment he sees …

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How should I handle an incident at my daughters pre-school?

What all should i do? so my 4 year old daughter mentioned to us today that a boy in her preschool class “pinched” her in a private area, Now she hasn’t been in school for the past few week reasons so i dont know why she just now told us this. She says she told her teachers about this and that all they did was tell him no and make him sit at a table alone, We were never told about any of this till now even though school policy says they tell us of ALL incidents. This isn’t the first time she has said this boy has done something along these lines, before it was that he taught her a game that requires her to bend over and let people poke her butt. We told the school about this and they said they would keep an eye out. I called the school today to set up a meeting with her teachers and whoever else would need to be there. We know the boys parents but i don’t wanna say anything yet because this is pretty serious. I’m now at a loss as to further handle this situation, i’m looking …

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