Babysitting Tips for Teens

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What are some tips for a teen babysitter?

Babysitting Tips for Teens

New to babysitting? Start by being a babysitter to just one child. Meet the parents and the child ahead of time so you can all get to know each other and decide if the arrangement will be a good fit. Its also not a bad idea to consider spending the day with the kids and their mom or dad before you spend a night alone with the child. You can learn about the child's daily schedule, favorite activities and food preferences. Before the parents leave, make sure you know all of the emergency numbers and a number that you can reach the parents at if need be. Some basic safety tips for sitters include never opening the doors to strangers. Also, never tell anyone on the phone or at the door that you are "just the sitter". Approach your job professionally and respect the parents' home and valuables. Before the parents are expected home clean up any messes you and the child have created and tidy up the main living area. Make sure to leave the house in the same or better condition than when you arrived. The parents will appreciate your respect for their space.



7/13/2006 11:07:38 PM
Tammy said:

Okay very good tip it actually is true and helped me alot. Thanks!

10/4/2006 4:34:17 PM
hayley said:

thanks! i want to babysit, but i can't seem to find any parents that need a babysitter, any tips ? thankz hayley x

10/19/2006 4:03:20 PM
Riley said:

This isn't very helpful. You should put like Dos and Don'ts or somthing that would be useful.

5/12/2007 2:54:31 PM
pee-wii<3 said:

well pretty nothing more than i have already heard.=]

thnx though.<333

6/4/2007 12:16:42 PM
alexis said:

but like wats the average amount of money to be asking for? my mom says it would be five dollars and hour but when i told that to a parent they gave me a funny face.

8/12/2007 8:08:20 AM
Melissa said:

thanks im about to start babysitting

1/27/2008 5:29:44 PM
Melissa said:

Thanks I'm about to get my liscence and start babysitting and I'll definitely take that tip to heart.

3/27/2009 9:43:56 AM
roxanne said:

I thought it was good for the teenager to do baby siting


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