Keeping my child safe when I am not there.
Questions to ask ourselves about our caregivers…
Do they have unrealistic expectations for your child's age?
Do they overreact if something is broken or your child doesn’t follow directions?
Do they show anger or impatience if the child has a tantrum or cries a lot?
Do they call your child bad names or find it entertaining to scare them?
Do they accuse you of not being strict enough?
Do they think your child is a bother or burden?
Do they drink alcohol or use drugs in your child’s presence?
Look for caregivers who are…
Patient with children
Experienced taking care of children and know how to soothe them
Not easily agitated or impulsive
Not taking drugs or drinking alcohol while caring for your child
Not overly stressed out
Not too tired or sleep deprived
Not abusive to others or animals