Articles in Category: Guidance
Helping Those in Need
Many of us were glued to the television last weekend, waiting and watching for news on the massive storm that hit the Philippines. It is difficult to wrap our minds around what has happened. The results of this terrible storm have left thousands of casualties in its wake. We remember all those who lost family members and friends. We think of all who have lost their homes and livelihoods. And we are grateful for all those who are working to bring aid and help to all those in need.
Homesickness and Culture Shock
Homesickness is defined as: “acutely longing for one’s family or home”. Culture shock is defined as: “the feeling of disorientation experienced by someone who is suddenly subjected to an unfamiliar culture, way of life, or set of attitudes.” (Webster’s Dictionary) Live-in Caregivers can experience homesickness and culture shock. Claire Ramirez describes what she went through when she first came to Canada as a Live-In Caregiver…
The Challenges of Being a Live-In Caregiver
Being a Caregiver is first of all a tough job!
Imagine yourself living with strangers, taking full responsibility for the care of children, elderly persons or persons with disabilities.
With children it is kind of fun but there are some really exhausting moments – dealing with the needs of children all day long, five days a week.