Dear Au Pair Mom,
We are currently looking for a new aupair and I am concerned about an application that the agency has sent to me. We have hosted girls for ten years from all over the world. Our kids are 11, 10, and 7 years old.
One candidate looks especially good, except for few things. Here’s what she has on her application:
“Diagnosed with the following
- Chicken pox
Please provide dates and explanation…
For depression – “At the moment no sign of illness, was treated in 2011 for three months”
“Depression because of sleep disturbances and no relationship with my daddy”
I am not sure how to think about this. I have no experience with depression.
Should I be concerned? If the doctor said she is fine, should I worry? She does not mention taking any medication for depressions, if that matters.
Thanks so much for your thoughts.