Practical Parenting Advice Online Parenting Course
Please report abuses to AndyGill@practicalparent.org.uk
I have a problem,I hired a sitter for my daughter about a year ago, she is a wonderful woman,yet i asked her not to smoke around my child. I have noticed that she has completely ignored my request and in fact is smoking around her. I need to find a nice way to tell her i am enraged at her lack of concern for my child and that she needs to stop smokin around her. PLease help
This is totally unacceptable. I think you need to tell her again to stop and if she doesn't show her the door and hire another sitter. Your daughter's health and well being must come first.
It may sound harsh, but I would not hire this babysitter again. Did she agree to not smoking around your child when you asked her about it, and then light up as soon as you had left? Not only is this irresponsible towards the child (not to mention her own health), but it is also a breach of your trust. Who knows what else she might do when you're not looking? Asking her once really should be enough!
How much time does this sitter spend with this child?
What are your options?
if this has been going on 4 a year im sorry but id of got shot of her a long time ago,im a smoker with kids i dont smoke in my house with them i certainly wouldnt tolerate a sitter doin this.find your self some one else who respects your wishes for your child.
I am a nanny and this shouldn't be going on. The childs health is so much more important. I love "my children" that if i smoked i wouldn't at work. Bottom line!I would fire her right away. If she does that against your request what else is she doing?