Dear Prudence

Help! My Toddler’s Day Care Manager Believes in QAnon.

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Every week, Dear Prudence solutions extra questions from readers, only for Media7 Plus contributors.

Q. Q is for QAnon: My little one attends a certified day care that my partner and I virtually like—kids come domestic satisfied, wholesome, and smooth for a good fee. The facility has typically been suitable at following the (pretty lax) local and nation COVID recommendations as some distance as we are able to tell. However, the manager posts lots of QAnon-conspiracy nonsense on social media: secret executions of pedophile cabals, reincarnation of JFK Jr., World Bank schemes, all the best hits of WWG1WGA.

There’s no signal any of this bleeds into the school room, and the day care head honestly cares approximately kids in our interactions, but my partner and I can’t assist however deliver them some side-eye at pickup time. Should we be seeking out different toddler care alternatives ASAP, or simply be looking for Pepe the Frog coloring sheets?

A: All of what you’ve described about the social media posts reflects bad judgment and improper questioning that could very well transcend politics and the latest conspiracy theories. A caregiver’s inability to distinguish records from fiction could be troubling to me as a discern. I can’t say exactly how this might happen in your toddler’s everyday existence there, however I wouldn’t need to discover! Who’s to mention what incorrect information about infant development, nutrients, or protection this person may come upon and fall for? I wouldn’t danger it, specifically due to the fact your kid isn’t vintage sufficient to present you a radical report on what they revel in each day. Even even though not anything that you recognise of has long past wrong yet, if there are plenty of day care centers via individuals who stay inside the identical reality you do, why now not just pick one of these?

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Q. Conspiracy theorist father-in-law: My spouse and I are having a toddler quickly, and I’m fretting over a way to handle my father-in-regulation. He’s a crazy conspiracy theorist who thinks, among many stuff, that modern medication is bogus, that the government uses fluoride for thoughts control, and that his hillbilly neighbors are fairly trained authorities spies reporting on his actions. He has even attempted disposing of his 30-year-old son, who has profound cerebral palsy, from the machines that hold him alive, due to the fact he thinks marijuana and some rainforest complement will remedy him. My spouse is disgusted together with his behavior however doesn’t think he’d positioned our baby in threat.