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Would you consider hiring someone to take care of your kid(s) knowing that she has a child with Autism?


Asked by Anonymous at 1:12 PM on Apr. 21, 2009 in General Parenting

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Answers (13)
  • i agree with anon. but more along the lines of a younger child with autism needs more attention than a child w/o autism and you want to make sure your child gets the attention he/she needs. if your child is older though and doesn't need constant supervision and can entertain him/herself than i would.

    Answer by vabchmommy at 1:19 PM on Apr. 21, 2009

  • Why not? I guess I'm not seeing the connection here. Are you blaming her somehow for her child having austism?

    Answer by Ginger0104 at 1:15 PM on Apr. 21, 2009

  • Um...why not? My child has Autism or the caregiver has a kid with it?

    Answer by BradenIsMySon at 1:16 PM on Apr. 21, 2009

  • I guess it would depend on how old was her child. Autistic children get better with time & intervention. If she had a younger child 2-6 I wouldn't hire her because rising a child with autism brings a lot of stress and I wouldn't want for her to bring all the stress to my home if that was the case. Please don't bash

    Answer by Anonymous at 1:16 PM on Apr. 21, 2009

  • yah- whats the difference?

    Answer by bristle3kids at 1:17 PM on Apr. 21, 2009

  • I would think it wouldnt be a problem unless the child with autism has it so severely that he's behavioral and hurts others when he's upset

    Answer by Breezy1988 at 1:23 PM on Apr. 21, 2009

  • It would depend on the severity of autism. If the child has severe case of autism they need more one on one care. If less severe, I wouldn't mind.

    Answer by Anonymous at 1:26 PM on Apr. 21, 2009

  • I don't know what would I do. I don't think I would allow the opportunity to get to know her.

    Answer by Anonymous at 1:29 PM on Apr. 21, 2009

  • I believe it depends on many factors. A person with an autistic child definately has to have some form of patience, which is a good thing. But I am very terrified about leaving my children with ne one. I'm not scared that they can't take care of them, but rather that something COULD happen and I won't be there for my little one when it happens. I think it depends on how well you know this person and how comfortable you are about leaving you're child with them.

    Answer by hostlerak at 2:15 PM on Apr. 21, 2009

  • No.

    Answer by Anonymous at 2:33 PM on Apr. 21, 2009