Have frightening reports about stressed-out helpers who end up abusing or even killing their charges magnified your fears? What can you do to safeguard your loved ones?
The most important thing is to choose your live-in helper very carefully. Don’t just employ the first helper who’s available at the agency. If you don’t like her for any reason during the interview – even if it’s just a gut feeling – look for someone else. Naturally, you want someone with references, but remember that these can be faked. One way is to call the referees provided and find out for yourself.
But if you already have a helper taking care of your kid, here are some steps you can take to see if your faith is well placed (or not).
Text adapted from www.youngparents.com.sg / Additional reporting: Christopher Ong Ujine, 23 August 2018
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