My new Filipino helper (2 weeks) is a hardworking and pleasant lady who takes rather good care of my children. She's shown good attitude but the nagging issue is actually her lovesick husband who always calls her and gets upset when she doesn't return call (cos she was busy w work). She's spent quite a bit of her first pay on phone bills already. I even agreed to let her use skype to video back home. I only hope she can slowly get over her homesickness but I'm not sure... will she suddenly say she has to go home? I hope not. How do you help/cope with a new helper who is homesick?

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You need to give her time. She left her family and came somewhere far to work for her family. I would still encourage and give her time to call. I would also say. work hard and you can send some money home too for your husband and family.

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