Filipino & Indonesian Maids: Basic Rules for Taking Care of Children Who are Not Your Own
Filipino Maids & Indonesian Maids: Basic Rules for Taking Care of Children Who are Not Your Own
Most of time, employers choose to hire a Filipino maid or Indonesian maid to look after their kids while their away. A promotion at work or business expansion may require a helper to assist the parents on taking care of the children. However, we may hire a maid who isn’t married or has no children. Is she capable of taking care of someone else’s child? With proper training and guidance, the answer is YES. Even maids with children sometimes find it difficult to look after other’s kids. To solve babysitting problems, read these general rules on how to easily take care of someone else’s child:
1. Make your contact list ready.
Your list of contacts will include the parents’ number and the place of their work in case of emergency. For children who have special needs, make sure you have his/her doctor’s contact number or any specialist who truly knows about the child’s condition. Make sure to put or save it in a place you’ll remember to avoid delay when needed.
2. Set ground rules for them.
The rules we impose on the child must be the same rules his/her parents set for them. Inconsistency when it comes to punishment and discipline isn’t good for children who are growing up. Whether you think the parent’s rules are too strict or too lenient, you should do your best to stick to them.
3. Never hurt someone else’s child.
Spanking and smacking, even though permitted by the parents as forms of discipline, must not be done by a caregiver or a maid. If you’re taking care of kids in their own home, a “time out” is often an appropriate sanction. Ask the parents about the sanctions for inappropriate behavior.
4. Be careful about Physical Contact
A hug to comfort them can appear frightening for some children. Generally, it’s okay to let a child hug you if they initiate it, and if there are other adults in the room or in sight. Otherwise, refrain from doing this unless you’re invited by the child.
5. Don’t force the child in doing things.
If the child refused to do a certain activity despite your gentle encouragement, do not force them to. Let them lead and sit out somewhere and let them be uninvolved. However, keep an eye on them to keep them away from danger. Don’t tell the kids they’re not allowed to watch TV or play on the computer – unless that’s a ground rule set by their parents.
We may have our own rules when it comes to disciplining children but we must stick on the parents’ rules for their child. No guardian or maid knew better than the parents when it comes to the welfare of their children. Love the kids like your own family and always put them first among the tasks in your employer’s household.
We believe a happy family and harmonious work-home environment is achievable with the management of expectations and a lifestyle of learning. Eden Grace Maids Agency aspires to cater to your needs for an ideal, dependable maid. We also hope to facilitate a good working relationship through proper integration and education programmes for both parties. We desire to guide domestic helpers to achieve their life goals during employment.
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