If you are a parent who wants to see your kids face to face every minute of the day, you may be worried about hiring a babysitter. You've probably heard a lot of scary stories and seen too many movies about irresponsible teens who ignore their kids all night long.
With all the bad parenting propaganda, you might find this a complete waste of money. It's too easy to overlook settings. However, hiring a babysitter has benefits that you may not have considered.
Here are some of them:
– There will be times when you have work obligations. In such cases, you cannot bring your child. Some of these cases can last all night and you won't be able to give up without hurting your career.
– There will be times when you just need a vacation or some time without kids. If you are married, you will need these moments of connection from time to time to strengthen your relationship. Think of it this way: your children will be better off if you stay together and don't expose them to the trauma of divorce.
– Family problems that force you to go to another city, state, or country are another reason. Maybe you don't want to take your kids there because of school or just because they're too young for a tough trip.
– A babysitter can actually be good for a child's social skills. As much as you want to pamper or cuddle the kids, you can't be selfish. You have to let him grow up. Part of that is allowing them to experience separation from you, no matter how temporary. You have to learn how to behave towards other people.