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5 Ways to Get Children Off the Electronics

Do your children spend way too much time on their electronic devices? Children (and adults) are obsessed with them. While technology is helpful and useful in many ways, it’s good to take a break from the electronics and encourage your children to do the same.

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5 Things Your Babysitter Secretly Wants You to Know

Babysitting might be the toughest job in the world, and yet young teens go out there and do it every day. So, in the interest of making their lives just a little bit better, here are five things you should do as a responsible employer.

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Safe Sitter Sisters Work Together to Save a Life

Safe Sitter® grads and sisters Elaine and Tiffany Close are true to their name. They’re so close that they worked together to use what they’d learned in class about staying calm to help their younger brother through a severe asthma attack.

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8 Great Rainy Day Activities with Kids

When rain forces your children to stay indoors, keeping them entertained can be difficult. Here are some boredom-busting activities to keep them happily occupied on rainy days.

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Staying Calm Made All the Difference

Twelve-year-old Becky Martin used the skills she’d learned in Safe Sitter® to retain her composure while handling what could have been a life-threatening situation.

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3 Steps to Determine How Much to Pay Your Babysitter

Some sitters are uncomfortable discussing money. You should let them know it’s okay! After all, they’re providing you with a valuable service. Ask yourself these questions to determine what’s fair and reasonable for you to pay.

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4 Questions to Ask When Interviewing a Babysitter

When you think about it, a babysitter has the most important job: taking care of your children. Why then would you choose one without first interviewing her? Here's what you need to ask.

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This Safe Sitter® Kept a Cool Head in the Face of Fire

After Whitney Donley took Safe Sitter® at the Healthy Living Institute at UMC in Las Vegas, she spoke about it responsibly that evening with her two younger sisters. The timing couldn’t have been better.

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6 Ways to Stay Organized This School Year

The new school year means new school supplies and a fresh start to getting organized. Starting with an organized plan can make a difference - stick with it and you’ll not only have a better handle on what’s coming and going, you’ll also help your child develop lifelong habits!

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5 Ways to Help Your Child Be a Reader

Your child may grow up in a world of emoticons and emojis, but helping him read good old-fashioned words is the single most important thing you can do to help him succeed in school.

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The Secret To Successful Sibling Sitting

Do you leave your older child home to watch a younger brother or sister? Sibling babysitting can be a great way to help an older child handle more responsibility and develop confidence, but it could be a disaster in the making if handled badly.

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How To Find A Good Babysitter

So your spouse has just mentioned that the two of you are expected to attend the annual company awards dinner, and by the way, it’s this Friday. But there’s no reason to panic. At some point, every parent realizes they need a babysitter.

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Babysitting Duo Not Rattled by Earthquake

Madeline Knowlton and her brother Samuel live in Alaska, which ranks No. 1 among earthquakes in the United States. And even though the two young teens learned about earthquake safety in a babysitting training class, they never expected they’d need to use what they’d learned.

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Like Father, Like Daughter

Alexis Muscatello used her Safe Sitter® skills to save the life of her younger brother Joel. She now has a real-life understanding of her father's job. Todd Muscatello is the EMS Coordinator in the ER at Rutland Regional Medical Center in Rutland, Vermont.

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Teach Your Children Well…Some May Be Heroes One Day

Vicki Gassman, a Safe Sitter® Instructor and Site Coordinator at a YMCA in Iowa, taught her daughter, Christina, the skills she needed to stay calm during an emergency. What she taught her daughter resulted in the 12-year-old successfully making a 9-1-1 call that certainly saved an injured man's life.

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Teen Babysitter Manages Potentially Dangerous Situation

One day, Allison, 12, was watching her two younger brothers, Nicholas, 10, and Benny, 5, at home while her parents were out. Nicholas went to get some snack chips he’d left on his bed. When he got to his bedroom, he noticed the family dog had found the chips. When Nicholas reached for them, the normally docile dog lunged at Nicholas and bit him on the lip.

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