When both parents are working full-time, it can seem like an impossible task to find good caregivers who can tend to a child's needs. That's why more and more families are starting to rely on what the The Marco Eagle calls "the grandparent solution."
This is often a win-win for both sides of the family, and the child. Seniors love having a grandchild to coddle and pamper when Mom and Dad need a break or are dealing with a busy week at work. Still, that doesn't meant that the transition will be flawless. The publication suggests having a trial weekend before making any longer arrangements. Younger children are sure to get homesick after a few days.
But what if a grandparent wants to help take care of a child, but is unable to keep up? Then, families may want to consider having another person there, too. Hiring a home care assistant can be a great way to not only make sure that the little ones are safe, but that older adults are, too.
In fact, having an aide assist Grandpa or Grandma with child care could be an effective method in getting seniors more used to the idea of having a professional in the house with them. So, when it comes time for senior care, they already have a relationship with these individuals.