Babysitters In a Pinch

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Oh Bother!

Posted by Jaidene Anderlini on Jun 7, 2019 5:29:00 AM

To quote Winnie the Pooh, "Oh bother" a gentle way of saying I'm frustrated, angered, disappointed, etc. Simply put babysitting is a challenge and much different then parenting and teaching. Babysitters need to make a connection with a child immediately while adhering to family rules, keeping children safe, making snap judgements as to safety and what is really allowed by parents and what is not. There are always details missing, and kids will inevitably tell a babysitter that they can do something when they probably can't.

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Children, money and competition

Posted by Jaidene Anderlini on May 3, 2019 6:14:00 AM

In my lifetime I've seen so much change in the way money is viewed by children, as well as competition shared within adult and child minds. I don't think the changes have been healthy for our children. I'm actually not sure myself about healthy attitudes about money; but I do think the example of parents in how they treat money, and competition is what will have the most impact on your children.

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Summer is here: really?

Posted by Jaidene Anderlini on Apr 5, 2019 5:33:00 AM

 It's only April! Yeah I know, but if you're like most parents you will procrastinate making arrangements to have your children in camps, STEM programs, or even childcare; then, the last day of school you will slap yourself in the head and start the summer childcare scramble! Don't do it to yourself. Start now and you will have a worry free summer. If you; wait a lot of camps will be filled up, and then you'll really be hurting.

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Do you need more than a babysitter?

Posted by Jaidene Anderlini on Mar 22, 2019 5:24:00 AM

Let's take a peek at your day: wake up (really early because you need to get ready and organize yourself before the kids get up), make sure the kid's clothes are ready to go. When you do that you have to go into their cluttered rooms and you make a mental note that you need to get it organized AGAIN. You then go to the kitchen to figure out breakfast and pack lunches/snacks for the kids, when you look in the pantry you find that you are so low on snacks that if you don't go to the store today the kids will have to share the last bag of goldfish tomorrow for lunch AND snacks; you might have more but you can't find them due to the state the pantry is in (note to self organize pantry this weekend along with soccer, gymnastics, taking the kids out for a play date). You wake up the kids with coffee in hand, and they clump to the kitchen, sit down and proceed to complain that you are out of their favorite cereal, and while the kids get all riled up they then spill their orange juice on their school clothes that they put on BEFORE breakfast which you don't like them to do, but choose your battles, you go back to their rooms only to find that drawers are in complete disarray, there are more clothes on the floor then in closets and drawers, you then make another note that you need to sort out clean laundry to dirty laundry because we all know that the clothes on the floor aren't all dirty but, you need to find a clean shirt now, and you're finding that impossible. This is only your morning. Needless to say the rest of the day is just a chain of events that keep you off balance, and not just today but nearly every day.

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Topics: Expenses, chores, parenting, raising successful adults, adulthood, family, education, organizing kids, Awareness, Community, responsibilities, Personal Family Assistant

The Importance of Teaching independent play

Posted by Jaidene Anderlini on Jan 25, 2019 5:20:00 AM

Okay you need a little break from all the chaos that living in a child’s world gives you on a consistent basis. Should you take a break while they are awake or only while they’re sleeping? What if you need to make a quick phone call to make a doctor’s appointment or arrange a play date? Should children EVER be left alone unless secure in their beds asleep? 

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Topics: childcare, parenting, success, raising successful adults, adulthood, family, education, Awareness, Community, Teaching

Recruiting Babysitters

Posted by Jaidene Anderlini on Nov 9, 2018 5:02:00 AM

I can't tell you how hard it is to find people that take babysitting seriously. During my time operating an agency that places babysitters for ongoing, permanent, or on-call positions I've heard and seen it all, and I'm still surprised at the laissez faire approach that people try to get away with when talking to me about why they want to babysit. If I were a parent I would want someone like me to take on the recruiting process. It is one of the worst parts of doing what I do. People don't show up for interviews, don't return your calls, show up late for interviews, come to an interview dressed inappropriately, and so many other things.

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Frightening Tweens and Teens! BOO!

Posted by Jaidene Anderlini on Oct 12, 2018 5:03:00 AM

 

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Topics: parenting, raising successful adults, adulthood, family, education, discipline, teenagers

How to Help Your Child Start a Hobby Without Busting Your Budget

Posted by Jenny Wise on Oct 5, 2018 5:59:00 AM

 

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Topics: Money, babysitting, parenting, success, family, crafts, fun, education, creating, Hobbies

What Do You Get When You Use a Babysitting Agency?

Posted by Jaidene Anderlini on Sep 28, 2018 4:55:00 AM

When you go with a babysitting agency to find your babysitters there are a lot of things you should consider; but the most important is: what do I get for my money and is it of value to my family.

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Topics: childcare, Hotel babysitters, Babysitting agencies, Babysitters in my area, parenting, family, education

Crafting with Babysitters In a Pinch 4

Posted by Jaidene Anderlini on Aug 31, 2018 5:39:00 AM

This month we are going to provide a REAL activity that is a great tactile developmental idea that will assist toddler age children.

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Topics: babysitting, childcare, parenting, success, family, crafts, fun, education, creating