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The Babysitter Box

The babysitter box is a box that you fill with everything a babysitter might need while you are away.  What should you include in the box? Emergency contact list (names, telephone numbers, and the circumstances under which they should be called) Timeline of what to do and when, including the bedtime routine and when you […]

What Kids Want In A Babysitter

Kids are unique individuals.  Each child will have specific things that will tend to make him/her feel more or less bonded with his/her babysitter.  While one child may respond well to a babysitter that is mild mannered and enjoys reading books to him/her, another child may prefer a babysitter that is high energy and enjoys […]

10 Signs of a Great Babysitter

How do you know if your family babysitter is great?  Below are the top 10 signs that your babysitter is outstanding. 1.      Your children feel a strong emotional bond with her.  They eagerly anticipate her visits.  They are happy and well rested the next morning.  They ask to see or call her when she is […]

Why Hire a Babysitter?

You are a first-time parent.  Why should you hire a babysitter for your new little bundle of joy? 1.      So you and your spouse or partner can have a date night periodically.  These date nights keep the spark going in your relationship when breast pumps, dirty diapers, and regurgitated milk would otherwise diminish the spark. […]

Babysitters Helping with Homework

You babysit a family of two kids every afternoon from the time the kids get out of school to the time the parents get home from work.  Among your responsibilities as a babysitter, you are to help the kids with their homework.  Here are a few tips to help you accomplish that task. Speak with […]

Why Become a Babysitter?

You are a teenager looking for a job.  Or maybe you are a stay-at-home mom looking to supplement your family’s income.  Or maybe you are a mature individual who loves kids and is looking for fun activities on which to spend some time.  For these and myriad other reasons, people choose to become babysitters.  What […]

What It’s Like Being a Babysitter During the Holiday Season

Being a babysitter can be a fun, rewarding job.  You can form lifelong bonds with the families that you serve.  Being a babysitter during the holiday season comes with some unique pros and cons.  Let’s consider those now. Pros It’s fun to babysit children who are excited about the holiday season.  You can share in […]

Why Is It So Difficult to Find the Right Caregiver for Your Family?

Your family needs a nanny, a babysitter, or an eldercare giver.  It’s tough.  You don’t know where to begin.  Should you run a help-wanted advertisement?  How will you know who is a good candidate and who is not?  Is the drawing pool from the advertisement sufficiently large to give you a good array of candidates […]

Disrespectful Behavior in Children

Parents of pre-teen and teenaged children are often heard complaining about experiencing disrespectful behavior from their children.  Is this really new behavior from their children?  What is the cause of this behavior?  How can parents and babysitters help their children through these difficult times?  Is this really new behavior?  Disrespectful behavior naturally ebbs and flows throughout […]

Fun Things Babysitters Can Do with Kids during the Holiday Season

You’re a babysitter . . . not just any babysitter . . . no, you’re a GREAT baby sitter.  You want to help make the holiday season wonderful for the kids that are in your care.  Here are some fun things you can do with your kids this holiday season.  (Note: make sure that you […]