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Summer Babysitting Activities






With kids out of school for 3 months, it can be challenging for a babysitter to come up with summer babysitting activities to keep them entertained and out of trouble. My teenaged son would simply prefer to sleep in until 1pm and then play video games all day but my other son is the polar opposite. He has special needs and is only happy when he’s active. Here are my…

Parent of a special needs child? Useful special needs apps






My youngest son is a special needs child whose schedule is more packed than a CEO of a Fortune 100 company. I rely heavily on my smartphone and trusty special needs apps to manage several specialty doctor appointments, school outings, and everything in between. If you are a babysitter or nanny working with special needs children, this is for you too. To Do – Reminder By App Innovation                                                                                                                          Speak or…

Don’t Just Keep Kids Occupied–Easy Ways to Have Fun While Babysitting Children






How many parents turn to digital babysitters such as smartphones, games, and computers? Oftentimes it feels like children aren’t happy unless they are plugged in and mindlessly swiping at their screens. This can make the job of watching children daunting and boring on occasion. The occupation of babysitting can be fulfilling and entertaining if you embrace learning through play. Many children are not playing or observing the world around them…

Simple Ways to Find and Get Hired for a Babysitting Job






Many teenagers need a way to earn extra money. Babysitting is an excellent way to earn that extra money. Securing a babysitting job may seem difficult but if you follow the right steps, you can get the babysitting jobs you want. Babysitting Job Reference The first step that you need to do in order to get a babysitting job is to get a reference. This reference can be from someone…

9 Pieces of Information Parents Should Leave for Babysitters






Having babysitters is great to give yourself a night off every once in a while. Since there are so many babysitting jobs available, many babysitters work for multiple families. That being said, below is a list of information that parents should leave for the babysitter so that they will have the information that they need in just about any situation. Address Leaving your home address for your babysitter is great…

5 Easy Ways to Keep Kids Safe During Freezing Winter Weather






Winter is almost here. As a caregiver, you may have noticed that children seem to enjoy winter much more than you do. Especially during the first snowfall of the year, children tend to enjoy making snow forts, snowmen, snowballs (unfortunately) and going sledding. Lucky for them, they do not have to deal with heating bills or the hassle of driving through blizzards. However, the extreme cold temperatures that are common…

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3 Simple Ways to Get Hired as a Babysitter






If you are looking for work as a babysitter outside of your social circle, there are steps that you can take to earn trust from a family in need of your service. You might be an expert caregiver, but there is no way for a parent to know that without knowing your qualifications. Below we discuss three simply ways that you can improve your professional appearance and get hired as…

3 Ways to Deal With Aggression in Children






We’ve all seen them. You are out in public and you witness a screaming child and the frustrated mother, father or sitter. To put it simply: angry outbursts – commonly referred to as temper tantrums – are a nuisance to caregivers. Crying, complaining, yelling and the use of physical violence like kicking and slapping are all common behaviors used by children to vent their immediate frustrations. Why do children do…

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Bullying Behaviors: Tips for Recognizing and Preventing Bullying in Your Child’s Life






The issue of bullying is one that has long been discussed by parents, educators, and childcare professionals. But when parents come face-to-face with this issue when their own child is affected by bullying, it can be difficult to know what to do. Firstly, it is important to understand what kinds of behaviors can be identified as bullying. Stopbullying.gov defines bullying as any “unwanted, aggressive behaviour among school aged children that…

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