“Calm down, and learn that I am God!” -Psalm 46:10
The first five years of our children’s life are fundamentally important. They are the foundation that shape their future health, happiness, values and disposition, in the family, socially, and in life in general. Children, at this age, are like wet cement, whatever falls on them makes an impression. And the dents can’t be molded anymore once it hardens. So bringing in somebody else such as a yaya (nanny) to manage our children’s development at this age is undoubtedly a life-altering choice. It will have a deep and lasting impact on them.
“All your sons will be taught of the LORD; And the well-being of your sons will be great.” – Isaiah 54:13
I’ve seen disheartening things one time too many in playgrounds, nursery classes or kids church. Yayas who were glued to their phones while on duty; or those who boisterously chatter with other sitters, using inappropriate words in front of the kids; or, even those who frighten children simply for acting their age. I won’t even mention the news and horror stories we read in social media. They traumatize me.
Yet, there’s hope in the fact that genuine yayas also exist. Those who really care for their alagas at the absence of employers. Those who have the compassion, patience, attentiveness and dependability to carry out tasks for children. I pray that whoever our children are with RIGHT NOW belongs to this breed.
Still and all, getting a suitable and trustworthy yaya into our home to influence our children’s beginnings isn’t as easy as we wish it is.
Yaya problems are real.
As young parents, my husband and I had our share of a holy dissatisfaction with mediocrity before we learned how to hire a suitable babysitter, properly mold them, and address perpetual problems in a Godly way. It took a while before we realize we only have to trust God and be sensitive to His two cents and instructions.
If you have yet to deal with yaya problems in your maternal life, you will. And if you already have, you will again. There’s simply no avoiding it. So before that moment arrives (or arrives again), I suggest you already think through how to handle the situations in a Biblically-consistent manner.
If you are currently feeling desperate or overwhelmed, confronted by yaya problems, fix your eyes on this truth:
Our children are not ours, we merely borrow them from God. They are precious and their welfare is paramount.
It is through wrestling with situations like this that we show God how we value His possessions. And through this, we ultimately hear His voice more distinctly
You can be sure that the yaya problems you encounter are for good, not God’s attempts to inconvenience you. It can seem as if He is leaving you hanging when you want nothing more than the best for your child or for your home. But God wants you to call on Him, walk close to Him, and wait on Him.
This is a 5-part blog dedicated for every mom like you. Today, I’m sharing top 4 yaya problems and valuable lessons in my and my husband’s journey. So you never have to go through getting sick and tired of these chronic issues before you realize you just really need to aggressively pursue God’s best.
- How To Find A Good, Long-Term Yaya For Your Baby
- God Help Me! My Baby’s Yaya Is Driving Me Nuts!
- How To Curb Your Kasambahay’s Chronic Cash Advances
- When A Yaya Quits and You Didn’t See It Coming
Enjoy the rest of this yaya series! I hope you’ll be blessed by our stories and tips!