14 Sep · Barbara Stuckwisch · No Comments

Did you know?

Has it been a while since you’ve taught a Safe Sitter® class? Even experienced Safe Sitter® Instructors sometimes forget things from their original training, so here are reminders of some important details you may have forgotten.


14 Sep · Barbara Stuckwisch · No Comments

Site Coordinator tips for Success

Everyone knows that Site Coordinators are key to Safe Sitter® programs running smoothly, but what are the secrets of successful Site Coordinators?


10 Sep · Barbara Stuckwisch · No Comments

Help Students Continue Learning After Class

Teaching Safe Sitter is a great way to help young teens in your community learn essentials skills that will help them be safe when they are home alone, watching younger siblings, and babysitting, but what about after class ends?


12 May · Barbara Stuckwisch · No Comments

Transgender students in the Safe Sitter® classroom

The Safe Sitter classrooms must be safe, nurturing environments for all students. Not only do students learn best when they feel safe and accepted, it is important that Instructors model the nurturing behavior that we expect students to show when caring for siblings or younger children. Like all other students, LGBTQ+ students, including transgender students, need and deserve a safe and nurturing place to learn.


28 Aug · Barbara Stuckwisch · No Comments

Can Virtual Classes Really Work?

If you would like to offer virtual classes but don’t know where to start, we can help! Read our Virtual Class Guide and FAQs, and log in to Instructor Resources for additional information.


25 Mar · Barbara Stuckwisch · No Comments

Coronavirus Closures – What’s a Parent to Do?

Your child’s school is closed, but you still have to report to work. Perhaps you’re an essential worker or maybe your area schools have closed but people are still going into the office. Whatever your situation, Safe Sitter® has resources to help!


10 Feb · Barbara Stuckwisch · No Comments

Can I leave my 10-year old home alone?

If you’re the parent of a 10-year-old and you’re wondering whether when it will be okay to leave your child home alone, you’re in good company. So how do you know when your child is ready? Look for these things:


15 Oct · Barbara Stuckwisch · No Comments

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.


1 Oct · Barbara Stuckwisch · No Comments

“You’ve got hair growing where?”

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


18 Sep · Barbara Stuckwisch · No Comments

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.


9 Sep · Barbara Stuckwisch · No Comments

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.


3 Jul · Barbara Stuckwisch · No Comments

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.


19 Jun · Barbara Stuckwisch · No Comments

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.


5 Jun · Barbara Stuckwisch · No Comments

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.


22 May · Barbara Stuckwisch · No Comments

A Checklist to Tell if Your Older Child is Ready to Watch Younger Siblings

Parents enjoy a new sense of freedom when their oldest is able to babysit. Checkout this list and make sure your child is ready to start sibling sitting.


8 May · Barbara Stuckwisch · No Comments

From Tween to Teen: Understanding their Social, Emotional, and Cognitive Growth

Understanding the social, emotional, and cognitive changes your preteen is experiencing can help you through this parenting challenge.


24 Apr · Barbara Stuckwisch · No Comments

9 Lessons To Teach Children About Digital Citizenship

Utilize this guide to have conversations about digital citizenship and check out some of the tools listed to help you navigate this world.


28 Jun · Barbara Stuckwisch · No Comments

The BEST Answer To “I’m Bored” This Summer

No matter how excited your kids were that school was out, it won’t be long until you hear them complain about how bored they are. With a little effort and our seven tips, you can help your kids make the most of summer.


18 Apr · Barbara Stuckwisch · No Comments

The Recipe for Dealing with Picky Eaters

If you’re a mom, chances are that you have at least one picky eater in the house. If you’re struggling with picky eaters, here are four tips that have helped Safe Sitter® moms keep their sanity!


4 Apr · Barbara Stuckwisch · No Comments

6 Ways to Deal with Difficult Behavior When Caring for Kids

One of the most practical things that Safe Sitter® teaches is how to deal with difficult behavior. That’s indispensable information for babysitters and parents alike! Here are some go-to strategies to use when the going gets tough.


1 Mar · Barbara Stuckwisch · No Comments

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.


10 Sep · Barbara Stuckwisch · No Comments

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.


10 Sep · Barbara Stuckwisch · No Comments

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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