Parents often enjoy a new sense of freedom when their oldest child reaches babysitting age. Date nights become less of an inconvenience, grocery shopping can be completed without littles tossing things into the cart, and you no longer need to think twice before purchasing tickets to an upcoming event.
But with great freedom comes great responsibility. When you leave your oldest in charge of your younger children, your oldest child accepts responsibility for their safety. Before you “proceed to checkout” on Ticketmaster, checkout this list and make sure your child is ready to start sibling sitting.
Child Care Skills
First Aid & Rescue Skills
Check out The Secret to Successful Sibling Sitting for six tips that will help ensure a successful sibling-sitting arrangement. And don’t forget to start by enrolling your young teen in a Safe Sitter® class to give her the skills and confidence she needs to begin sibling sitting.