DRAFT – CHILDCARE WHATSOWHAT – PSP NET

DRAFT – CHILDCARE WHATSOWHAT

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Childcare

An on duty law enforcement officer talks to a young toddler boy and his mother, giving the child a stuffed a bear. purchase from getty here

The demands of childcare can be challenging for all families. Due to the added pressures of shift changes, and overtime hours, PSP families often face more complex situations. These demands can pile-up and overwhelm PSP families.

  • Evidence shows that police officers, firefighters, and paramedics, and their SSOs identified shiftwork as creating child care conflicts and negatively impacting family relationships.1
  • Childcare is often not available outside of the standard work day so it is difficult to arrange when one or both partners work shifts. Alternate childcare can be expensive and parents may rely on extended family for support.

 

Challenges of Tag-team parenting

Childcare scramble occurs when the work schedules of two parents overlap and is characterized by inconsistent and poorer quality childcare arrangements.

Resentment of the PSP Career by a non-PSP partner is explored more in Resentment – Prioritization of PSP Career

Career and Life-cycle stages

 

The below links lead to additional material where you can learn actionable strategies to actively work towards solutions to childcare issues

Strategies for Childcare

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