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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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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.

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Press Junket with Lexi Flowers of Babysitter Boss

Watch behind the scenes footage and get Lexi’s take on the series, Babysitter Boss by Safe Sitter, Inc. Season 2 starts on June 4, 2019.

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

Managing behavior is often the hardest part of child care. That's what we teach teens who take Safe Sitter®. And it's what parents know from first-hand experience! Try these behavior management tips whenever you find yourself dealing with difficult behavior.

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9 Lessons To Teach Children About Digital Citizenship

Managing behavior is often the hardest part of child care. That's what we teach teens who take Safe Sitter®. And it's what parents know from first-hand experience! Try these behavior management tips whenever you find yourself dealing with difficult behavior.

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How To Get Kids To Bed When You’re Babysitting

Getting kids to bed can be tough but it doesn't have to be. Learn what to do so that following the bedtime routine is as easy as counting sheep.

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Babysitting Bad Behavior Hacks

Kids are just kids. Sometimes good and sometimes bad. You're the babysitter and it's up to you to learn how to manage them. Find out 6 bad behavior hacks to make your next job much easier.

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Watching Siblings Without Losing Your Mind

Watching younger brothers and sisters is still babysitting and can be the hardest babysitting job of all! Find out 4 ways to make it enjoyable...or at least bearable.

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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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What You Should Ask Your Babysitter After Every Job

You return home from a night out, pay your teen babysitter, and thank her for looking after your kids. That’s all that’s required, right? Not quite. You should always dedicate a few minutes to get feedback from your sitter.

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