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Three Things Every Parent Should Know About Hiring a Caregiver

Health care assistant

A recent story in Philadelphia’s Morning Call newspaper told the story of Ashley Newhall, a recent law school graduate with a master’s in agricultural law who passed the bar exam in two different states. These days, however, Newhall isn’t working at a prestigious firm fighting fracking or representing farmers who’ve been run off their land by unfair corporate greed. No, Newhall can’t find work in her chosen field. That’s why she’s been nannying instead.

The story isn’t meant to be a slight on the childcare industry at all. Rather, it was written to highlight a problem not just specific to Philadelphia but the nation at large. More and more college grads (and beyond) can’t find work in their chosen fields, so they’re becoming caregivers instead. After all, they’re always needed.

But as

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