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The Inside Knowledge of Red Cross Babysitting

Posted in Babysitting on 27th October 2010

The Inside Knowledge of Red Cross Babysitting

Are you an 11-15 year-old who is interested in earning a little extra money? Have you ever considered taking babysitting jobs? This job is extremely popular for teenagers and college students alike. Parents also love the option of being able to go out for a night without the kids to enjoy some time to themselves. That is the reason that there will always be a need for great babysitters. If you are someone who believes that they are a mature individual that can handle a large amount of responsibility, then babysitting might be a great after-school job for you. The other prerequisite is that you like working with children! That might seem obvious but it is an important factor nonetheless!

Babysitting does not pay amazingly well, but it is much better to earn money for yourself then to have to rely on your parents’ meager allowance. Depending on where you live, your experience, and the number of children you will sit for, you can charge anywhere from to an hour. However, no matter where you live, you can charge a higher price if you have a greater range of skills.

In order to acquire more knowledge about babysitting, learn how to do CPR, and prepare yourself for parent interviews, you should look into take a class at the Red Cross. Red Cross babysitting is a well known across America and its day long babysitting courses are very popular classes. Depending on your area, this course is offered from anywhere for to and it teaches you everything you need to know about the basics about babysitting!

It is incredibly beneficial to take one of these classes because it gives you confidence in your childcare abilities and enables you to take care of children from infants to pre-teens. You will learn how to change diapers and feeding, how to identify potential safety hazards, and how to perform first aid. Knowing what to do in an emergency is a valuable skill at any time as is learning how to interview well and convey a sense of maturity and confidence. At the end of the course, you even receive a babysitter’s handbook and a free First Aid & Safety kit.

Red Cross babysitting is a very good investment of time and money. By taking this babysitting course, you demonstrate to potential families that you are trying your best to become a great babysitter and that you are ready to do a wonderful job.

How would you feel about a “mother” like this?

Posted in Working Mothers on 26th October 2010

How would you feel about a “mother” like this?
She never wants to be around her kids, especially alone. She and her husband got divorced and he has them every other weekend, every other Thursday and every Tuesday. On the days she has the kids, she finds excuses to leave them with a babysitter or she’ll go to their grandma’s house with them then take off for hours. On the rare times she IS around them she yells at them and gets irritated. Actually, the only times we get to see her is when she comes to bring the kids in before she leaves.

She brings men in and out of her and the kids’ life and is now saying she’s going to marry one she’s only known for a few months. She blows off time with her children to go out with him and even lies about having to be at work to sneak away from the family.

BTW…this woman is an adult, in her late 30s.

The reason I ask is because these 2 kids are getting frustrated with never getting to see their mom and they cry when she wants to leave all the time. Which in turn makes her mad and causes her to argue with them. She expects everybody else to calm them down but we don’t think it’s fair that she makes everybody else do her disciplining.

Best answer(s):

Answer by SWEETS
I WOULD KICK HER ASS!!!!!!!!!!!!

Answer by follwer of the Way
Well, I would feel hurt. However when someone is acting this way there is usually an underlying reason, hurt people, hurt people….My husband ex wife acted this way right before we found out she was on meth. We has custody of his daughter and she was very hurt as well. What I learned though is that until she (the ex) realized she needed help as asked for it we could do nothing but pray. And she was in her 30’s too. finally she asked for help, we got her into rehab and she is now 3 years sober, remarried and doing well. So don’t give up hope.

Answer by Christina V
Wow how very, very sad. How old are the kids? I have 4 sons and I have never wanted to be without them since they were born. Don’t get me wrong, I like to go out with my boyfriend and I need to be in my room alone some days too to decompress after work, but I can’t imagine spending so little time with them. Of course, mine are all teens now but when they were smaller it was very easy to get overwhelmed and I needed a lot more me time…maybe she is just stressed out and not handling it well? She will, however if she loves them like I do mine, regret missing time with them almost everyday if she doesn’t wise up soon…kids grow up very quickly and time seems to slip away.

Answer by snookems
well the women has issues, and the kids shouldnt have to suffer by being around her sounds like she doesnt want them anyhow. so if she groes up and relizes what she has then the kids should decide if they want anything to do with her then. my belief is she is worthless and doesnt deserve them. think about the emotional scars they will have from the way she treats them, they are better off without her and maybe some counceling good luck every kid deserves better.love is always the answer

Answer by joann j
that’s just not right. That mother is warping her kids minds. They are feeling unloved by her.She’s into only herself and her fun. Why have kids if you’re not going to want to be around them? She’s very selfish. I think I would have a talk with the dad and tell him what’s going on. Maybe he’ll stop making y’all go to her place. You should all talk to your dad. Tell him y’all feel unwanted at your moms place and she never tries to be with you but is instead always leaving. I think if that was my mom I would tell my dad that I wanted to stay home and never go over to moms. Maybe if it’s long enough that she doesn’t see you, she might change–but I doubt it. The only time I feel you and your mom will be close is when you and the other kids are grown. That’s so sad that the little kids cry and she gets mad about it.They only want their mom to notice them. I’m afraid y’all are in a hopeless situation when it comes to your mother and like I said I don’t think y’all will ever get to connect with her until you’re all grown. Since obviously your dad loves y’all just refuse to go to your moms. If your dad wants some time to himself then tell him you’ll take a baby sitter because you don’t want to go to your moms. I feel for all of you kids. I’m so sorry you don’t feel loved by your mom sweetie.

Fun Activities for Toddlers to Augment Childrens Growth

Posted in Toddlers on 26th October 2010

Fun Activities for Toddlers to Augment Childrens Growth

Many parents may not be aware of it, but the toys their children play with are crucial in a toddlers growth. Everything a toddler does during the first few years of his or her life is fundamental to their developing brains. There are so many fun activities for toddlers that allow your child to grow.  They soak up a lot information during this time that it is important for parents to have constructive toys around for their toddlers. If you think about the different toys out there, the majority of them are designed with bright colors, loud noises and various textures. This is because toddlers need to learn the various colors and textures. Having them on toys can help stimulate their brain growth.

Toys that are popular in toddler development to assist in their learning the different textures and shapes are building blocks and stuffed animals. You will want to get building blocks in as many sizes as you can to help your child learn that there can be bigger and smaller objects. Having your child play with rubber balls also is a terrific learning tool because they learn about another shape and how that one functions. At this young stage of their lives, it is imperative to give your child as many different shaped and textured toys as possible. This will help them utilize their imagination when they play.

Musical toys also be a huge part of children’s development. This is critical in the development of emotional intelligence in your toddler. These toys contribute to inspiring their minds through the interesting melodies of the songs. You can achieve this through toys or even through educational television shows. As your toddler gets a bit older, you can move them onto things like puzzles and matching games. This will help connect and create the neuron networks that your toddler needs for the rest of his or her life. Developing their reasoning and logic is an important part of childhood development.

Although it is tempting to get the multitude of computer and television games available, many people think that traditional toys are the top for toddler development. This is because it causes them to sit and play with one thing for a while. With television shows, children can become distracted easier and do not notice the important learning message. Many people believe that toddlers are able to establish listening skills and increase their focus when they play with traditional toys. So next time you purchase your toddler toys, reflect on the learning factor.  The fun activities for toddlers are endless.

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