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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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Safe Sitter® is taught by over 850 organizations coast to coast. Find a Safe Sitter® class in your area.


Tips for Safe Babysitting

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


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Guess What? Practice Will Never Make Perfect!

As a child-free young person, you probably had a vision of what kind of parent you would be. That vision probably included healthy food at the dinner table and music lessons after school. It probably didn’t include bribing them with candy to behave.

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12 Ways To Be A Great Parent

Parenting is tough. Here are 12 ways you can make a real difference with your kids.

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“You’ve got hair growing where?”

“You’ve got hair growing where?” and other things not to say to your teenager.

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My child wants to babysit. What do I do?

My child wants to babysit. What do I do? Here’s what you need to know if your child wants to start babysitting.

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Dear Fellow Weary Mothers of Teenagers

So your child is a teenager. If this is your first time as a parent of a teenager, then be prepared: you’re a little like Katniss about to compete in the Hunger Games: You might make it out alive, but you’ll be scarred for life.

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5 Ways to Help your Children Develop Self-Esteem

Fostering positive self-esteem in children encourages them to try new things, take healthy risks, and solve problems.

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Preparing School-Age Children to be Safe After School

As a parent, you want to support your child in his desire for independence, but you also need to know your child will be safe while home alone after school. Now you can prepare your child to stay home alone safely by leading him through a 90-minute program called Safe@Home.

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When Things Go Wrong: The Poop Explosion

As the babysitter, you have to deal with it and deal with it fast. Check out this video to learn the 2-round clean-up process you’ll NEED to know.

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Being the Boss without Being Bossy

You can choose to be bossy and hope for the best (and probably be pretty miserable) or you can be a babysitter that kids love and listen to.

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When Things Go Wrong: The Vomiting Child

It’s gross. I’m not going to pretend that it’s a pleasant experience. But if it happens while you’re babysitting, you need to know what to do.

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Is Your Child Ready to Babysit? A Checklist to Help You Decide

Age isn’t what determines whether your child can handle the responsibility of babysitting—her stage of development does. Use this checklist to determine if your child is ready to babysit.

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How to Handle Siblings Who are Always Fighting

To learn some effective tactics to try the next time you’re babysitting siblings who are always fighting, check out this video.

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