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Tuesday, June 8, 2010

We need a new Babysitter

Keona don't have a yaya anymore so we need a new one. Keona's yaya had been schooling every Sunday through the DECS program Alternative Learning System (ALS). It is a program intended for those who are out of school youth and still willing to go back to school. We're happy that Keona's yaya wanted to go to school so she can be educated and probably uplift her life through education. But lately, she became late in going home.

There's was one time that she arrived home at 7:00 o'clock in the evening when she is supposedly at home at 5-5:30. Her class starts at 8 in the morning and finish at 4:30 in the afternoon. When she did not arrived home at the expected time that she should, we were alarmed because we never know what might have happened to her. When she arrived, home she was accompanied by her teacher riding a motorcycle and it's her teacher who explained that she let yaya help in cleaning the classroom. Fine, but we told her to call up home or at least send a text message that she'll be late in going back home so we'll not be bothered where she is.

Another Sunday came but she's still was late in going back home. She reasoned that they were cleaning the classroom in preparation for the opening of classes and that she was not able to send a text message for she has a low battery. What a lame excuse. I was just wondering why they still have to clean when that week was scheduled for Brigada Eskwela, a program by DECS wherein students and parents go to school and do general cleaning in preparation for the school opening. She was reprimanded by Mom and the following day, she told me that her mother wanted her to go home. I just let her go. Good thing, her aunt who also is our house helper did not go home together with her. Her aunt told us that our yaya is really hard headed and don't even wanted to be disciplined by her own parents. Poor girl, I can see how gloomy her future can be. Hope she'll change for the better.


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  2. All problems can be resolved through sincere dialogues where both sides will be able to explain his side. Many problems are caused by misunderstanding and communication gap. We can get to the bottom of the problem through probing questions. House helps are really very sensitive in nature and have built in inferiority complex. We have to learn to be more patient with them and avoid scolding them unnecessarily. You can never tell that the next yaya you will get will be better off than the one who left. All persons are works in progress. It is to our credit in the eyes of God to be more patient and understanding to the least of our brethren. Thanks for the post. God bless you all always.

  3. finding a good baby sitter it's hard to find.. and we should have to be careful in our choosing with yaya..


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