Are you a stay-at-home parent that has decided not to work outside of the home? Maybe you knew even before you had your baby that you wouldn't go to work until your child was in elementary school or even until he or she graduated from high school. If you have a preschooler, you are probably enjoying one-on-one time. However, you also are wanting some alone time, too, aren't you?
There will more than likely be times that you want to go to lunch and to shop with your friends. Maybe you have a set time and day of the week where you might be doing things like attending an art class or a foreign language class. No matter the reason that you'll be away from your child, do you already have a plan for who will care for him or for her? From arranging for trading with a friend or a family member to arranging for daycare, here are some ideas that might help you.
Arrange For Trading - Maybe you have a friend or an extended family member who has the same ideas that you do about wanting time away from his or her child. Do you think that person would be willing to trade tending both children while each of you has his or her turn away from the kids?
Trading works especially well if you will be gone the same length of time. For instance, if you plan to be away from your child for a four-hour period when you go to your class, then your trading partner will have four hours, too.
Arrange For Daycare - Maybe trading hours seems like too much of a hassle to you. If that's the case, a professional daycare facility might be your best choice of what to do with your child while you are away from him or from her.
Those who will be caring for your child at the daycare facility will have the training and the experience to help your child feel safe and happy. Your child will have fun playing with other children and learning new things. Another benefit of your child going to a daycare is that he or she will learn to trust other adults.
You might be surprised at how many things your child will learn at daycare. For example, little songs might teach him or her about the days of the week and numbers. If your child will soon be going to kindergarten, he or she will have also learned classroom etiquette that will prepare him or her for school.
To learn more, contact a company like A Place to Grow today.