Babysitters In a Pinch

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It's Time for Parents to Take the Reigns

Posted by Jaidene Anderlini on Dec 14, 2018 5:14:00 AM

As a childcare provider, and an older one at that, I've noticed a trend; parents aren't necessarily parenting anymore. Children have control of the household, and parents are jumping through hoops to make the children happy, and in return; teachers, babysitters, nannies, and other childcare givers are having a more and more difficult time making sure children are safe, not hurting others or each other, teaching, preparing meals etc. Families too are suffering the consequences by having a chaotic home.

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Topics: Community, safety, discipline, organizing kids, family, adulthood, parenting, Awareness, Teaching, no, raising successful adults, childcare, success, chores

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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Topics: Awareness, thoughtful, organizing kids, education, family, success, Babysitting agencies, Hotel babysitters, Babysitters in my area, childcare, recruiting babysitters

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

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

Autism and Occupational Therapy

Posted by Jaidene Anderlini on Aug 24, 2018 5:50:00 AM

As a Babysitter that has worked for decades, nearly 4 decades, I am amazed, and a little bewildered about all of the Autism that is being diagnosed, and the frequency of Occupational Therapy that children are needing. When I'm confused about something I start to research what I don't understand. 

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Topics: autism, internet education, raising successful adults, parenting, success, adulthood

Get Ready for Back-to-school

Posted by Jaidene Anderlini on Jul 27, 2018 5:29:00 AM

Believe it or not it is time to start getting in the mindset of going back-to-school. I know, crazy; it's only been a month or just over a month and it's time to think about the routine once again. There are a lot of things you can do now that will start your school year off organized, calm, and hopefully, easy to maintain. By setting up a system of keeping track of schedules, activities, chores, and academics you'll be able to feel better about the upcoming school year, and keep you on track. 

Helpful articles besides this one, of course;

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Topics: summer, family, education, success, childcare, back-to-school, organizing kids

I'm THE BOSS! take the quiz

Posted by Jaidene Anderlini on Jul 6, 2018 5:15:00 AM

Who is the leader of your family? Is it you, your spouse, your parents, your children, or is it you?

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Topics: internet education, raising successful adults, Babysitters in my area, Expenses, Insider, Babysitting service for visiting families, Hotel babysitters, Babysitting agencies, chores, parenting, adulthood, success, family

Crafting With Babysitters 2

Posted by Jaidene Anderlini on Jun 15, 2018 1:24:32 PM

Crafting doesn't have to be finger painting, glue, water colors, crayons, play-doh etc. It can also be about introducing children to different artists, and trying to imitate what they do. It is a lot of fun and educational. It also gets me excited to do things with them. This practice has also been about me educating myself on different appropriate artists that are fun to look at and imitate with children.

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Topics: crafts, parenting, childcare, babysitting, success, raising successful adults, fun, family, education

The Art of Creation is Parenting

Posted by Jaidene Anderlini on Apr 17, 2018 4:28:00 PM

Over the weekend I re-watched "Rivers and Tides" a movie about the art of Andy Goldsworthy.

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Topics: raising successful adults, parenting, Babysitting agencies, adulthood, success, family, babysitting, childcare

Entitled Children equals Children That Don't Do Chores

Posted by Jaidene Anderlini on Mar 27, 2018 4:54:00 PM

Why do children feel entitled? It is shocking how much children rule the household. Everything is done for them. They can't find their shoes; guess who finds the shoes for them (the first two guesses don't count)? Kids don't like what's for dinner and you make something else. You, housekeepers, babysitters, and or nannies all do everything for children including making sure they are entertained. Gone are the days when children are forced to find activities for themselves. I remember telling my mom that I was bored and she'd respond with: "great, you can go in and do the dishes, or mow the lawn, vacuum the house, clean your room." The list could be pretty extensive so I learned never to tell my mom I was bored and learned to find my own activities.

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Topics: chores, parenting, adulthood, success, raising successful adults