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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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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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Surviving Middle School

Middle school. Junior high. Secondary school. Intermediate school. Whatever it is called where you live, it’s all the same and it’s not easy for anyone.

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Finding (and Paying) a Great Babysitter

A great babysitter can make life so much easier. Follow these steps and you’ll be sure to find a babysitter that suits your family’s needs.

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Why Won’t the Kids Listen to Me?

There are several reasons kids don’t listen but don’t lose heart, there are also several things YOU can do to get kids to pay attention to you.

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Babysitting Basics: Dealing with Parents

Good babysitters have to wear two hats. Knowing your boundaries with the kids and with parents is the key to success in balancing the two hats.

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Digital Footprints: What Do Your Footprints Say?

There are safety hazards online. Supervise your children’s online activities and teach them to practice these safety habits while online.

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When Things Go Wrong: Bloody Noses

I’ll never forget the first time I had to face a bloody nose as a babysitter. Learn exactly what to do if you find yourself in the same situation.

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