Babysitting is one of the most popular part-time jobs for teens, but caring for kids is no easy feat. Offering a ton of useful tips, this funny, modern no-nonsense guide covers all the basics any babysitting hopeful needs to know, and much more.
- What to expect from kids age 0 to 10
- Tips for finding (and keeping) the perfect babysitting gig
- Advice on how to deal with everything from emergencies to dirty diapers.
- Strategies for communicating with parents.
- Real-life stories from teens about their experiences on the job.
- PLUS: A babysitting personality quiz and kid-friendly recipes teens can use to make mealtime more fun!
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About the Author
Halley Bondy is based in Brooklyn and has worked as a news reporter for the Newark Star Ledger, an arts journalist for Back Stage, and as an editor for MTV Iggy. A playwright, comedian, and the winner of the 2008 Fringe Festival NYC for Outstanding Playwright, she is the author of Don’t Sit on the Baby (Zest Books 2012).
Read an Excerpt
WHAT TO EXPECT FROM KIDS 0 TO 10Kids come in a variety of ages, and each age requires a different level and type of care. As a babysitter, you’ll need to decide what age group you’re most comfortable with so that you can narrow down your job hunt. Not sure? This quick breakdown will clue you in on the personality traits and skills you’ll need to care for kids ages 0 to 10. And don’t forget to wash your hands before you care for any kid!Newborns (0 to 3 Months Old)What They’re Like
Table of Contents
A Babysitting Breakdown
1 What is Babysitting? 12
2 What Kind of Sitter Are (or Aren't) You? 14
3 Types of Jobs to Suit Your Schedule 17
4 What to Expect From Kids 0 to 10 20
5 Getting Started 26
B Essential Skills
6 Feeding Hungry Mouths 30
7 Dealing with Diapers and Potties 42
8 Getting Kids Dressed 48
9 Playtime 51
10 Using Constructive Discipline 56
11 Helping with Homework 61
12 Bathing Children Safely 63
13 Putting Kids to Bed 68
14 Keeping Kids Healthy 71
15 Avoiding Preventable Emergencies 81
16 Taking Care of Yourself 86
C Business Basics
17 Landing the Job 92
18 Deciding How Much to Charge 104
19 Knowing Your Rights and Obligations 107
20 Updating the Parents 110
21 Keeping and Quitting a Job 112
22 Taking Things Further 116
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
This book was a gr8 help for me. Im 10 & next year im taking the Red Cross class. And this book helped me and gave me great advice. Id really reccomend it to people who are going to start babysitting!