Godly Solutions for Yaya Problems

Godly solutions for yaya problems

“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.

“I remain confident of this: I will see the goodness of the Lord in the land of the living. Wait for the Lordbe strong and take heart and wait for the Lord.” – Psalms 27: 13:14

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.

Enjoy the rest of this yaya series! I hope you’ll be blessed by our stories and tips!

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Published by Arlene Tingson

Woman of God. Wife. Mother. In that order.

9 thoughts on “Godly Solutions for Yaya Problems

  1. Can’t really relate because my aunt is the one who’s looking over Bunny when I’m away at work. But one thing I do though is to put down my phone down when I am around her – I think that is not just for yayas but for mommies and daddies to do too. 🙂

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  2. We had our share our yaya problems before. My three boys all grew up with a yaya as I was so busy with work. I would get frustrated if the yaya won’t understand simple instruction or go to the province then be back after several days of no notice. Now with our fourth baby, my husband and I decided that I just resign and be a fulltime mom to my boys. I think our life is easier now without any yaya problems.

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  3. Thankfully, I have been blessed with the opportunity to be able to work from home so I can take care of my two angels myself. I have been hearing lots of horror stories about yayas and have seen horror stories happen before my eyes during playdates so I’m just thankful that I get to be the primary caregiver of my kids. For parents who can’t have the same set up as ours, I pray that they find the right yaya for their child. I’m sure there are still good ones out there.

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  4. I’m just thankful that my mother-in-law is a hands-on lola to my first born. She takes care of him when we’re away at home. But I have no house helper and I don’t intend to get one. I’m not saying that I will never ever get one… But I had a traumatic experience with a yaya that up until now, I am still terrified. To the point that I told myself that I will never entrust my son to yayas.

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  5. Thankfully, I got a trustful yaya. She’s been with us for a year now. My little one likes her more than her grandparents lols. What I love the most is that she don’t use her mobile phone while on duty and she is a fast learner. She is 43 yo btw and I treated her as my own auntie.

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  6. I’ve had (more than) my fair share of yaya horror stories — I wish your blog series existed during those times. And did you know what Bible verse comforted me when I was going through that test? Psalm 46:10. I have learnt to let God take care of us because not everything is under my control. We’ve been yayaless for almost 2 years now and it is not as hard as I had imagined!

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  7. I really feel blessed that my mother looks after my child and that we found a really nice nanny (kahit part time lang sya) who really cares for my child. And daming yaya horror stories ngayon. Nakakasad talaga.

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