In light of the concern of many families in their own work outside the home, female workers today are considered the first assistant in raising children, and taking care of home affairs almost completely, which causes the emergence of many negatives and problems, the most prominent of which is the linguistic and behavioral effect on the child, as studies and scientific research have proven this negative. The matter is on the child’s personality and mental health.
Psychologist Amer Al-Harbi recommended that there are several ways to eliminate the negative impact of female workers on the child’s psyche, the most important of which is containing children and ensuring that they perform their basic tasks without the help of female workers, providing an atmosphere of love, care, tenderness and affection for children and compensating them for their absences from home.
Maha Al-Tayeb, a social researcher, reported that educational studies and research have confirmed that the presence of the nanny or worker leaves a negative impact on the linguistic vocabulary that the child acquires, as the workers use a lot of weak and incoherent language vocabulary, which makes the child acquire unwanted language terms and concepts, as a result of the large number of Children sit with them. These terms are often unethical.
Al-Tayyib added that there are psychological effects, including the attachment of a child at the age of four or five to the nanny who takes care of his affairs. On the other hand, there is an effect of another kind, such as the child’s exposure to physical abuse, as a result of the maid hitting him when he refused to obey her orders. While one of the working mothers, Rasha Al-Mutairi, revealed that she was not aware of the psychological and behavioral effects on her children through coexistence with female workers for many years until she discovered, recently, that her seven-year-old son prefers the food that the worker cooks, and calls her mother instead of her name .
Ways to eliminate the negative impact of female workers on children
Containing children and ensuring that they perform their basic tasks without using female workers
Parents were keen to provide an atmosphere of love, care, tenderness and compassion for the children and compensate them for their absences from home
Parents are keen to preserve their roles within the family, in raising and raising children, and not abandoning them in any way.
Not to be tolerant of the phrases that the maids may utter in front of the child
Establish strict controls and rules for the appearance of maids, the manner in which they speak, and the way they deal with the child
Follow-up the way the maid deals with the child and her role in raising him to check on him during periods of absence from home