If you feel strongly about the hour you want your caregiver in for the evening, establish a curfew. If you're the kind who worries until everyone in the household is safely home, you'll resent having your sleep interrupted while waiting for your caregiver to return, or being disturbed when she does come home. You might have later curfews on weekends or when she doesn't have to care for the children the next day; you might arrange that she call you if she will be home later than usual. You may or may not encounter caregiver resistance on this point, but remember, it's your home and your job. Set it up the way it feels right for you.
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