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Interviewing a Babysitter: Questions You Need to Ask

Babysitting is a big responsibility. As a parent, you need to ensure that prospective babysitters are ready to accept the responsibility for your child’s care, safety, and life. After you have identified a prospective babysitter, you need to schedule an in-person or video interview.

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Free Printable 2021-2022 First Day of School Signs

Whether your children board the school bus this year or kick off the school year virtually, you won’t want to miss a quick picture to document the start of the 2020-2021 school year. Download our free First Day of School Signs and print the pages that correspond with your children’s grades.

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Back to School: How to Prepare for E-learning

As children return to school this year, “school” may be unlike anything you or your child have ever experienced. Some schools are offering e-learning options, while many others are offering blended in-person virtual learning. As a parent, you want to ensure a safe and successful learning environment for your child.

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Babysitting During COVID-19: Information for Parents and Babysitters

If you are a teen hoping to babysit this summer or a parent needing to hire a babysitter, follow these steps to stay safe and healthy.

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Your Questions Answered

Today we answer the questions you have sent us! Learn what to take to a job, what to do if a kid bites you, how to handle a family that doesn’t pay you, what to do if the employer comes home late, and more!

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The 5 Things Your Babysitter Wants You to Know

Hey parents! Here’s a few things you need to know if you plan on hiring a babysitter. Don’t be THAT family.

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World’s Worst Babysitter

The World’s Worst Babysitter isn’t the one that forgets to set their fee or ask about bedtime routines. The World’s Worst Babysitter is so much worse! Find out what NOT to do when babysitting.

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Baby Food Challenge

Have you ever wondered what baby food tastes like? Well, today, we find out! I’ll give you a hint, some are good, and some are downright terrible. Baby food is not for the weak stomach!

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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!

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How to Turn Down a Babysitting Job

Turning down a babysitting job can be awkward or uncomfortable, but it doesn’t have to be! Learn how to be a true Babysitter Boss and find out what to say when you need to turn down a babysitting job.

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When to Turn Down a Babysitting Job

It might be hard to know when to turn down a babysitting job. When is it okay and when do you have to stick to your commitment to babysit? Learn what questions to ask to help determine when you should say no.

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How to Prepare Your Child to be a Babysitter

Babysitting has become a right of passage for so many teens, and with it comes great responsibility for both you and your child. When your child accepts a babysitting job, he or she is accepting responsibility for another child’s life.

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When Things Go Wrong: Poisoning

Any substance used in the wrong way, by the wrong person, or in the wrong amount is a poison. Learn what you need to do to prevent poisoning and what to do if a child gets into something poisonous.

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Babysitters Guide to Survival

Find out what to bring, what to wear, and what to do as a babysitter. If you’re new to babysitting, you NEED to watch this. If you’re an old pro, you’ll learn a few things you wished you would have known. Never miss an episode.

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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:

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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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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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