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Should I take Safe Sitter®?

Have you been asking to stay home alone? Do you want to babysit? Have you completed 5th grade? Then maybe it’s time for Safe Sitter®.


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Since babysitting is a big responsibility, you need to be sure you are ready. Click here for some helpful tips.


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What You Need to Ask Before Accepting a Babysitting Job

You've been offered a babysitting job and you're excited but what do you need to know before you say, "Yes!" to the job offer? Find out important questions to ask and must-have information to gather.

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When Things Go Wrong: Toddler Temper Tantrums

What do you do when the toddler you are babysitting refuses to have their diaper changed or won't go to bed? Find out how to keep your cool during a temper tantrum.

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Diaper Changing the Easy Way

Changing a diaper might be smelly, but it's actually pretty easy. Just ignore the smell and focus on these 10 steps. You've got this!

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Safety for the Sitter

Babysitting can be fun, but it can also be scary. What do you do if there is a tornado warning? What if the power goes out? Or what if you smell smoke? Find out how to stay safe when things go bad.

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Babysitting Is a Job. Here’s How to Get Paid.

So what do I love about babysitting? The money, of course! When I first started babysitting, I found it so awkward to tell people how much I charged.

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Babysitter Boss Series Premiere

Safe Sitter® is launching a new YouTube series call Babysitter Boss. Babysitter Boss is an exciting series that teaches young teens babysitting skills. The series features episodes that cover a variety of situations babysitters face.

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Welcome To The Babysitter Boss

Welcome to the Babysitter Boss, a new YouTube series by Safe Sitter, Inc. that tells you everything you need to know about babysitting. When I say everything, I mean everything!

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This Safe Sitter® Hero Is The Ultimate Big Brother

It’s the unofficial job of a big brother to look out for his younger siblings. Safe Sitter® Graduate Nicholas Demers not only looked out for his younger brother, he saved his life.

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When Your Child Is Afraid To Stay Home Alone

Sooner or later, most tweens (age 10-13) will spend some time home alone, whether out of a busy parent’s necessity or because they’re being gently eased into greater independence. Some need reassurance about assuming what they view as a new and scary responsibility. Here's how to ease them into it.

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Staying Home Alone: A Big Step In A Child’s Independence

One of the best ways you can help preteens develop the confidence they’ll need to succeed in life is by teaching them the skills to stay home alone.

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What Age Are Kids Ready to Stay Home Alone?

As all parents know, kids mature at their own pace, so there is no magic age when kids are ready to be left home alone. Essentially, age isn’t what determines whether your child can handle the responsibility of staying home alone ─ his stage of development does.

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5 Questions To Ask Before You Let Your Kids Stay Home Alone

It can be outright scary to think of your kids home alone, making decisions for themselves without your care and direction. Answering these five questions will help you feel more at ease about letting them care for themselves while you step out.

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