The job description for a ‘parent’ would include an endless list of duties and responsibilities. You become a doctor, a teacher, a therapist, a cook, a cleaner and more – and you’re expected to balance all of these roles at once. That’s part of what makes parenting so difficult (and so rewarding).
However, it’s also important to remember that you don’t have to do this alone. In fact, there are some situations where it’s okay to pick up the phone and ask for help.
With that in mind, here are just some of the numbers you should have to hand so you’re able to respond to an emergency or any problems that you encounter.
Power outages can be more than a simple inconvenience, especially if your kids are afraid of the dark. For example, they could leave you without heating during the winter, leaving you all vulnerable to sickness and other complications. As a result, you must reach out to an electrician as soon as possible when encountering any electrical issues. Dangers associated with these home repairs also mean it’s crucial to hand this work over to the professionals instead of attempting the repairs yourself. On a similar note, you should also keep the contact details of a plumber to hand to deal with any plumbing issues within your home quickly and efficiently.
According to a recent study, more than 20 million adults in the US lose their house keys each year. This may leave you feeling a little desperate – and may perhaps encourage you to act recklessly. For example, you may break a window (or attempt to climb through one) in order to gain access to your home. Not only is this a significant health and safety risk, but it can also leave your home vulnerable to damage. Furthermore, you’ll also be met with a hefty repairs bill. As such, it’s far better to have the contact details to a local locksmith to hand. After all, they’ll ensure you get into your home as quickly as possible, without causing any further damage to your home. This means they’re a much better use of your money, especially as many locksmiths can be at your door within a few hours of being contacted.
A ‘Virtual’ Doctor
Kids always seem to get sick at the most inopportune moment. As their immune systems are weaker than our own, they tend to pick up bugs, illnesses and other conditions much easier than adults, no matter how much you work to keep your home germ-free. However, this can leave you with a conundrum should they get sick during the night or when your local paediatrician’s office is closed. That’s where the support of a paediatric telemedicine provider can come in handy – as you can reach out at any time to seek medical support or get your questions answered. This is useful for both major and minor medical issues, whether your child has picked up the flu or is showing more worrying symptoms, as they’ll work to ensure they receive the medical support they need.