Let's Bring Back Good Babysitters (Like Really Good Ones): Here's How! by Erin Musto
I babysat regularly. I traveled with families to babysit. It forced creativity in situations – forts, foods, fun and games. Nowadays it is hard to find sitters – they are a coveted asset. We need to get kids babysitting again to instill back responsibility, time management, directly caring for others and being creative. Babysitting is good income. Imagine our kids earning sneakers, bags or special teams and travel. Show kids how to be good, good babysitters.
- Get CPR certified and take a babysitting course.
- Encourage them to cook and clean up, to tidy up toys.
- Be creative while there, playing and enjoying rather than electronics.
- Review safety plans for 911, fire and injuries.
I miss babysitting. Let’s prepare good babysitters to care for our kids and be more responsible adults.