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Can my babysitter be forced to give my child to her father while I’m not home?

Posted in Child Care on 17th May 2014

Can my babysitter be forced to give my child to her father while I’m not home?
My husband and I are separated and there is no custody order (I’ve only begun the whole process). If he showed up at my house while I’m at work, and the police were called, could my sitter be forced to let him take her?

My husband is an alcoholic and a drug addict and I don’t trust him with my child. I know he has rights but I don’t wasn’t him driving her in a vehicle if he is drunk or high. Thank you.

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Answer by Melanie
I think he has the right. It might vary depending on where you live. It might be best to get a restraining order against him if you believe that he could harm or put your children in danger. You would have to go talk to your local authorities for more information and to see what your options are

Answer by say hello to my little friend
I don’t know but unless he gots the physical proof on hand hre can’t do nothing so I say you make a letter stating your name and the kids names that you leave your kid in the care of the babysitter(her name ) while at work in your home and that legal proceedings are in order but that you the childs legal guardian do not give the sitter permission to release child to anyone and put your work number and cell number. And demand to be called if such things happen. The cops are the law yes but they cannot get into a civil matter like this especially if it could endanger the child

Answer by Peter
Hi there,

I have sympathy to your situation. A nanny or babysitter is hired to provide care for your child and to think you go to work in fear that your ex may “Rock Up” and try to take the child with him is a worry. It is obviously more so of a worry because you said he is likely to be intoxicated or even on drugs.

The laws are different for various countries and states, but l would imagine in most states the police would still be forced to show a reasonable level of care or officially “Duty Of Care” if your ex was to call police or your babysitter was to call police l very much doubt the police would allow a child to be taken from the home to go with an intoxicated or drug affected parent.

Your babysitter is hired by you to provide the care, by extension you are handing the responsibility to your babysitter to provide adequate care of your child while you are at work and that would suggest to me your babysitter is the one in control at that point in time and not the ex.

I would prepare a letter/note and sign it so if this situation does ever occur, your babysitter can provide the letter to police to advise them that you authorise your babysitter to provide the care while you are at work or busy with other commitments… That way the police can see that you have prepared a response for this potential event and lets just hope the police follow your requests and keep the safety of your child as number one priority (which l am sure they will)

Good luck with it all

Answer by Ruth C
she probably can be forced to give the child over if the police are called, But I don’t think he’ll be calling the police if he’s drunk or high. Even if he did, it’s more likely the police will take him in for being under the influence in public.

Answer by Allanas
Your babysitter is your employee. If you tell him/her not to release the child to the father – legally, he/she can refuse.

BUT – if he shows up with a cop, there could be complications. Technically, the cop won’t grab the baby and leave, but the father could say that HE has custody and the sitter is a kidnapper. Or you kidnapped the baby, or it’s his house and the sitter is on drugs and delusional…

A lot of scenarios could play out.

Tell the sitter to call the police if the father shows up. No conversation, no finding out what he wants – just call the cops on sight. Then she’s to call YOU. Immediately. You have to set it up with your boss that you might need to leave at a moment’s notice.

Good luck!

Answer by harwarda
Have you changed the locks on the house? She should never open the door to him to begin with. You really need to check on your state laws. I would start by calling the police department and discussing with them what they would or would not do in this scenario.

I do not need a babysitter, do you think that’s fair?

Posted in Babysitting on 11th December 2013

I not need a babysitter, do you think that’s fair?
I’m 14 (girl). My sister is 11 My parents go to dinner tonight, and she just said, our 16-year-old comes neibor to babysit us. I’m pretty excited because I think I need to dot a babysitter. I’m 14, you might as well stick me in a diaper and call me a baby! And it’s strange that it is only 2 years older than me, and if I remember correctly, that long ago she was not 15 I some of my friends are my babysitter, it’s just embarrassing. We had this girl babysit us imagine, and it is one of those baby-sitter, who always watching you and help you and you babying. I think I’m mature enough alone with my sister for a few hours tonight. What do you think? Any advice? . Thanks Best Answer (s):

Sparky answer
Maybe you can try to tell your parents. You seem mature enough. And if they think you’re mature enough, they’ll leave you alone to stay home with your sister. 🙂

Reply 말라기
You’re still a child, and if something should happen while you were home alone two, your parents would be blamed, there you are still a minor. Suck it. It’s only for one night.

Tom Reply
a babysitter is not how old you are. It is also about maturity and responsibility, and your parents better than anyone else how mature you know. You are most likely, at the age of 14, mature enough to stay together at home, but it’s really your parents decision, because they are your guardians. If you are going to try and convince them, reasonable and calm and mature about it.

Answer by Monica
you can explain this to your parents. You want just to ensure your security, I’m 17 and do not like to leave my parents alone at home!

Answer by Anonymous
Just as you can put it me think that you need a babysitter. But not one that just 2 years older than you. Ou being 14 and 11 as your sister I would sit down and tell your parents maturely: “Hey, I know you think I need a babysitter, but maybe we have a chance to me to show you, I can take care of myself and ______ could give “if you just throw a tantrum they ignore you. You need to show then you will understand, and to suggest otherwise. Compromise

Reply Giavonna
Aw. Now I was alone at home at a young age. Such as 8 or 9. I had a younger sister and I began to babysitting her when I was 10 or 11 ish. My parents basically just a babysitter when they will not be until late at home, or they were sleeping in someone’s home. So it was until I was 13ish. I think you should talk with your parents, and be mature about it. Tell them that you are 14 and you think that you are old enough to do not need a babysitter. One might even say to let you babysit tonight, and if it goes well, then they no longer have to call a babysitter.

response of Mya
I see your point. Not the part you stick in diapers. It was immature do not you think? If your parents you want to show in a position to be left alone for a few hours, you need to act this way. Throwing a tantrum is not the Weg.Ich think that would be a good opportunity to let you alone for a few hours when the restaurant in your town, and they are only a few miles away from the house. But, respect your sister. And you are fair. Sometimes (like the 16-year-old) the babysitter is bossy and then there’s trouble. So this is something you have to denken.Wäre it possible to sit for you and your sister and play a game together, or watch a show together, and it’s a school night. There are so many reasons your parents think that you are not ready. You need to show them that you are, and that made in times like these, has a couple of hours and they come home and find you did not try to cook or go out, you know what I mean, right? If your parents insist the girls come from next door, then the three you should have something to do together, playing a card game, color, watch a movie. She’s just there to make sure that you are sure you already have a mother.

response from Michelle
your parents get peace of mind from knowing that someone else is there with you. … Whether or not, I think it is fair depends on how late it you could sein.Vielleicht for dinner with your parents about how this sitter is always talking about. help, and you babying? See if they could re-word it. In a way that is more than they will help you to keep an eye on your little sister (The also “help” could be your little sister, less babied if this girl does not feel like the responsibility is 100% can be on it.) Has listen to your sister for you? If not, you might very well need someone else in the house. I was quite capable of staying home alone from that age. But as I have a 11 yr was 18 and babysitting old, the girl was really immature and rude.

Kandi answer
yes, that sounds kind of ridiculous. I’m 18 and have my sisters, who are 10 months younger than I am and 6 years younger than me, since I was 10 and other peoples children since I was 12 babysitting. But I already had a pair of red cross babysitting classes and adult, infant, and even pet cpr classes Ăźbernommen.aber the way you worded that does make you sound like an immature a brat. if you want to treat your parents like, you actually have to mature mature

Reply lib
you are definitely old enough to stay even, a few hours . Some 12 year olds are babysitting, so I think you should be able to remain self

Where the term “babysitter” come from?

Posted in Babysitting on 12th March 2013

Where the term “babysitter” from? come
Best Answer (s):

Reply My head’s balder than yours
Garry Glitter

answer by steph
two words are combined ‘baby “and” sitter “is of course a baby, toddler or an infant and is a model used to see or rather etwas.check this link: http://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/babysitter # Etymology and http :/ / en.wiktionary.org / wiki / sitter

response from Faith4jesus
Well, says Webster’s online Origin of BABYSITRĂźckbildung of babysitting First known use: 1947So it displays the word is has been around since the late 40’s was gewesen.Mein first thought might look like a few years ago when a mother went into the garden or something and could not hear their child can go to someone “SIT” in the house & keep an ear from the child to fragen.Wenn you see old shows like “I Love Lucy”, calling them come an older woman “seat” in the house while they go something ging.Macht sense? Agree “babysitter” may sound odd. They are not sitting on the baby. 😉 But the changes it makes to hear to sit for the baby or the baby sit more sense.