The New Complete Babysitter's Handbook

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Taking care of other people's children is a job many young people enjoy doing and do well. It's a big responsibility, too. Today's babysitters need skills and awareness that past generations didn't dream of. This comprehensive handbook offers sensible, timely, upbeat advice on practical matters from changing a diaper to answering the phone, and on such sensitive issues as dealing with a parent who may be intoxicated and babysitting for children with chronic illnesses. Suggestions for games and activities indoors ...

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Overview

Taking care of other people's children is a job many young people enjoy doing and do well. It's a big responsibility, too. Today's babysitters need skills and awareness that past generations didn't dream of. This comprehensive handbook offers sensible, timely, upbeat advice on practical matters from changing a diaper to answering the phone, and on such sensitive issues as dealing with a parent who may be intoxicated and babysitting for children with chronic illnesses. Suggestions for games and activities indoors and out, meals, bathtime, and bedtime address the specific needs of infants, toddlers, and older children. Appendixes discuss minor mishaps and emergencies, how to tell which is which, and what to do in every case. All health and safety information has been reviewed by health-care professionals. Designed to go along in pocket or purse, with checklists for at-a-glance reference, "The New Complete Babysitter's Handbook" contains everything a great babysitter needs to know in a handy take-along size. Every babysitter and parent should have this book as a constant companion.

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"The overall appearance of this edition has been freshened with new illustrations and layout. A solid first purchase." School Library Journal
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Gr 4 UpA good update to The Complete Babysitter's Handbook (Messner, 1980; o.p.). Little of the earlier edition has been eliminated, but two chapters of timely information have been added. All aspects of babysitting are considered: from getting started and finding jobs; through techniques for feeding, playtime, and bedtime; to responding to emergencies. The advice is solid, practical, and direct. Especially pertinent is the new material, which covers responsibility and courtesy, respect for the employer's family's values and children's rights, and the need for careful personal hygiene. The authors also address potential problem situations, such as parents who are late, intoxicated, or who act in an inappropriate manner; and suspicion of child abuse. The overall appearance of this edition has been freshened with new illustrations and layout. A solid first purchase.Joyce Adams Burner, formerly at Spring Hill Middle School, KS
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780395665589
  • Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • Publication date: 3/1/1995
  • Edition description: None
  • Pages: 178
  • Sales rank: 825,017
  • Age range: 8 - 12 Years
  • Product dimensions: 5.00 (w) x 8.00 (h) x 0.41 (d)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 27, 2006

    Awesome!!!

    After I had read this book me and my best friend had came up a babysitting club this books tells you everything that you need to know to babysit!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 13, 2005

    Awesome

    this book is awesome! It tells you what to do in certain situations. It tells you what to do if..... Evey babysitter should own a copy!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 20, 2001

    Everything you need... from snakebites to sleeping

    This book gives a very clear explnation on babysitting.

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