Don't Sit On the Baby!: The Ultimate Guide to Sane, Skilled, and Safe Babysitting
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.
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||1 August 2019 by Lerner Publishing Group
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||By Bondy, Halley
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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, helpful fill-in sheets, and kid-friendly recipes teens can use to make mealtime more fun!
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||"Teens can learn all they need to become savvy sitters with this guide. Straightforward, engaging prose leads readers through an explanation of the job, including a babysitter personality quiz and a swift primer on child development. Continuing the practical approach, the next section highlights tasks that a babysitter will perform, such as feeding and bedtime. There are also much-needed and welcome topics like disciplining the children and how the babysitter should take care of his or her own needs, too. The section on turning babysitting jobs into a business will be especially useful for teens who don't have much job experience, with advice on how much to charge and such obligations as taxes. 'Safety First!' sidebars throughout the guide offer advice on performing CPR and spotting signs of child abuse, while 'Tales from the Crib' feature teens talking about the good and bad aspects of sitting, like getting to know the kids and how to understand parental expectations. This book's friendly tone and common-sense advice suit both brand-new sitters and those who are looking to improve their skills."-Kirkus Reviews
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.