Believe It Or Not

Toddi Gutner

Believe it or not, there eventually comes a time when every child enters school for a full day. When that happens, every working parent thinks that they can finally save some money on childcare. My advice: Don’t even think about it.
We’ve employed a few part-time sitters over the past 2 ½ years (since my nanny debacle that I wrote about last week) and I think we’ve hit on a strategy that works.
The secret: Treat your part-time childcare provider as though she were full-time--with the same perks and salary guarantees.

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