Your 12-year-old is mature and self-sufficient in some ways, but in other ways, she’s completely hopeless, as is to be expected during the tween years, when your kid isn’t really a “child” anymore — but isn’t an adolescent, either.
It’s a strange age, especially when it comes to childcare. On the one hand, you trust that your tween knows how to dial 911 in an emergency, knows not to stick metal objects in an outlet, and is perfectly capable of getting herself a snack. You’re pretty confident that she can come home from school and take care of herself for a couple of hours until you get home.
But on the other hand, you know that the first time your son doesn’t answer your phone call, you’re going to be frantic, imaging every possible scenario, and that’s going to considerably cut down on your efficiency at work and give you more gray hairs than you’d like. You also know that you’re probably going to come home to find the milk sitting out on the counter next to the open cereal box, cookie crumbs everywhere, shoes and back pack haphazardly tossed on the floor, and your beloved holed up in front of the TV, eyes glazed over. It’s 5:30 pm, and there’s still homework and chores to be done. No wonder you can never get him to bed on time!
Child Care Services for Older Kids
You don’t really want to enroll your tween in daycare, but you don’t want to live the above scenario every day for the next few years, either. And that’s where the child care services of BrightStar Care of Delray Beach come in to save the day!
We can match your family with a dedicated sitter or nanny who will pick up your child from school or greet them at home, and keep them safely and productively engaged until you arrive.
Our screening process is unmatched, and we ensure all of our sitters are highly trained, CPR certified, and routinely drug tested. Nanny services will ensure your beloved doesn’t nosh through an entire box of cookies in one sitting. She’ll help your tween get motivated to do her homework and can even help with assignments and projects. Once the homework is done, your nanny can help your young one get his chores done and then engage him in a hoops-shooting contest, an art project, or a game of cards.
Can you imagine how much time that will free up for you? Can you imagine the joy of getting home from work to find the dishwasher emptied, the trash taken out, the homework done, and your sweet one safe and engaged in an activity that doesn’t involve staring at a screen?
Call BrightStar Care of Delray Beach today and let us help make this idea a reality