CHILDCARE vs. CHILD SAFETY
By: Joan Walsh
My blog for CAPPECOD MOMMIES begins today. I’ll speak to you from my humble point of view as a writer, a career teacher in special needs K-8 and grade two classroom teacher, and most important of all, the mother of identical twins. Summertime is when huge decisions are made about what nanny might best serve your child and you come fall, or whenever it is you must return to work. When you hire a nanny to be with your child, do laundry, clean house, and prepare meals, you are, in reality, hiring someone to keep your child safe from physical harm.
But when you hire a nanny to play with, tutor academically, read to, exercise with your child, you are truly hiring quality CHILDCARE. There is a world of difference, so please don’t cheat your child or yourself from
simple truths. Your child is your most important contribution to society. Should he or she develop into an empathetic, well-mannered, kind, educated adults who know how to treat people who have nothing to offer them, you have served this world well. It’s a great idea for a full-time mom, to be the best nanny to his or her own child, and relieve oneself of all guilt should your home, laundry, and or meals fail to be perfect. Not only will your child benefit from this attitude, but other family members will learn to respect your life’s work.
Future blogs will touch on topics such as National Standards of Education, tutoring techniques, the value of exposure to quiet picture books for young children, and much more.
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