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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 […]

High Cost of Childcare in the US

Families in the US are spending a large percentage of their take-home pay on child care.  According to Child Care Aware ® of America*, the US Department of Health and Human Services defines affordable child care as that which consumes approximately 10% of the family income.  However, in most states, the average cost of child […]

Preschoolers’ Peer Relationships

Your pre-schooler has friendships with his/her peers, children the same age as s/he.  You observe occasional difficulties in these relationships.  Are these normal?  What is “normal” among preschoolers’ (three- to four-year-olds) peer relationships?  How should parents, caregivers, nannies and preschool teachers handle difficulties in these relationships? Preschoolers are just beginning to learn about self-control, socialization […]

8 Fun Games to Help Your Children with Their Homework

Your children routinely seek your help with their homework.  You want to help your children in any way you can.  Traditionally, parents have turned to tried and true methods such as flash cards, but children can quickly tire of direct instructional techniques, as these are often seen by children as “boring”.  In situations such as […]

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 […]

Talking with Your Child’s Babysitter or Nanny about Safety

You are a safety-conscious family.  You have first aid kits throughout your home.  You have childproof locks on all doors, windows, and cabinetry.  Hazardous substances (i.e., bleach) are kept under lock and key, safely out of your child’s reach.  How do you communicate your stance on safety to your child’s babysitter or nanny? 1.      Show […]

When Your Child Doesn’t Want a Babysitter

You and your spouse are planning a night out for just the two of you, but your child doesn’t want a babysitter.  You will not leave your child home alone.  Are you and your child at an impasse?  Read on for tips on how to proceed. 1.      Ask your child why s/he doesn’t want a […]

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 […]