Whether you have had just a couple of weeks off for maternity leave or have been away from work for 6 months, returning to work after child birth is never easy. Apart from the obvious fact that you will miss your child, you have to consider other practical issues such as child care and how your child will deal with being in the hands of a carer while you are at work.
To feel secure in care, your child needs to develop an emotional attachment to the adults who care for him or her. For this reason it is important to try and maintain continuity of care and to avoid changing carers more than once a year. Younger children will benefit from even longer relationships, so try and keep this in mind when you choose your care provider.
The relationship between your child and his or her carer is an important one for ensuring the success of the child care arrangement. Rest assured, however, that quality care is no substitute for the value of your primary parent-child bond and you should not worry about being ‘replaced’. Click here to Read more
A common concern that plagues many to-be mothers is whether they should continue working during pregnancy? After all nine months is a long time to go without work and needless to say, no employer will grant an employee nine months of paid maternity leave. For many women, not working during pregnancy is not an option as they need to keep earning; for others, they simply want to work when pregnant because they cannot bear the thought of sitting at home, doing nothing for nine months. However, just because everyone is doing it, should you do it too? Click here to Read more
One of the most exciting and fun things about a new baby is choosing the right name for the baby. But choosing baby names can feel like a lot of pressure because with millions of names out there, how are you meant to choose the perfect name for your child? We have some tips here that might help you in choosing a name for babies. Click here to Read more
Parents should watch out for sibling jealousy when a new baby is due and prepare for it during the months leading up to the birth of the new child. A toddler is likely to feel left out in the preparations and concerns of family members before the birth, and can end up resenting the baby even before it arrives. Creating an atmosphere in which your child feels involved in the entire process, from birth to welcoming the baby into your home, helps to avoid sibling jealousy later. Click here to Read more