As someone who works with children, you want to teach them to be kind. Aside from being a kind adult who models caring behavior, how else can you inspire kindness in kids? You can introduce them to Safe Sitter®.
Safe Sitter® is a babysitting training program designed to give middle school students the life and safety skills they need to be safe when home alone, watching younger siblings, or babysitting. When kids are taught these skills, they come away with a greater understanding of younger children.
We teach young teens to be gentle as they administer the child care and rescue skills in our curriculum. We emphasize that manikins used in CPR practice and dolls used in diapering exercises should be treated like real children. It’s a tactile way for them to truly grasp how gently one must handle little ones. That same behavior will ideally influence how they treat other children.
We teach young teens about the four ages and stages of children (infants, toddlers, preschoolers, school age), and what behaviors to expect from each. This makes them more patient when they encounter difficult behavior. That’s why Safe Sitters also learn techniques to prevent challenging behaviors before they even happen. If they still do happen, they know how to approach the situation with compassion.
As an educator of young teens, you care about teaching kids to be kind. Let Safe Sitter® give you another productive way to do that. Teach them a babysitting training curriculum that helps them better understand younger children and care for them in a nurturing way.
Find out how to bring Safe Sitter® to your community. Visit our Get Started page for provider options!