Babysitting Skills: Traits and Training for Success

Babysitting Skills: Traits and Training for Success

by Wendy Ann Mattox
     
 

Provides a guide for pre-teens and teens on the skills needed to become a babysitter. Includes checklist.

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Provides a guide for pre-teens and teens on the skills needed to become a babysitter. Includes checklist.

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Children's Literature - Della A. Yannuzzi
Author Mattox has written a practical self-help book about acquiring important baby-sitting skills. Chapters include information about how to become a super sitter, staying alert, being thoughtful and creative, learning problem-solving skills, handling misbehavior, and much more. In chapter one, she asks the reader these questions: Are you responsible, honest, and patient? Have you taken CPR and first-aid training? Are you ready to watch multiple children or deal with illness and injuries? In chapter two, she looks at training and experience. She tells the reader, you get better by practicing, so the best thing to do is to get baby-sitting experience by watching your siblings or relatives. In chapter three, the author writes about honesty and personal organization. She suggests not making promises you cannot keep, or forgetting to write down phone messages. Helpful hints are included in each chapter. For example, a baby-sitter can become a better listener by keeping good eye contact, avoiding distractions, and asking questions. Patience is another needed key ingredient for working with children. Baby-sitting infants and young children requires knowledge of changing diapers and feeding. In chapter four, five steps are listed about how to change a diaper. How to burp a baby is also explained. The instructions in Mattox's book are short and concise. Colorful photographs highlight the text. Back material includes a checklist of skills needed for a Super Sitter, a glossary, quick tips, books to read, and Internet sites. This is a useful book for young people who want to become good baby-sitters.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780736864664
Publisher:
Capstone Press
Publication date:
09/01/2006
Series:
Animal Behavior Series
Pages:
24
Product dimensions:
10.20(w) x 8.10(h) x 0.30(d)
Lexile:
760L (what's this?)
Age Range:
8 - 14 Years

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