Kid-Friendly Activities for Every Day of the Summer

Kid-Friendly Activities for Every Day of the Summer

by Kyla Dewar  •  July 17, 2019
Summer is only a mere 90 days out of every year, so why not make each day count? Whether youre a parent or a babysitter looking to entertain some kids this summer, there are endless opportunities to make each day stand out. To help you start your summer planning, Sitter.com has compiled a list of fun-filled activities for kids to enjoy every day of the summer. Read on and get inspired with these 90 fun summer activities for kids! Visit the zoo Spend a day at the park Take a day trip to...
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How to Become a Successful Babysitter in 2019

How to Become a Successful Babysitter in 2019

by Jasmine Sawatzky  •  June 20, 2019
In 2019, we’re living deep in the information age with communication and technology always available at our fingertips. Although many of us were told growing up not to speak to strangers online, these days networking and growing your business would be nearly impossible without it. Within seconds you can contact skilled professionals, as well as babysitting services for when you and your partner need a date night. However, many parents are uneasy with the idea of connecting with a babysitte...
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3 Simple Things You Need to Know Before Hiring a Babysitter

3 Simple Things You Need to Know Before Hiring a Babysitter

by Rachel Abitan  •  May 28, 2019
Every family at one point or another will need a babysitter. It’s inevitable. But something that not every family might take into consideration is the overall cost of paying someone to watch your children. With so many options for hiring a babysitter nowadays, it’s essential to know all the pieces of the puzzle so you don’t go into the hiring process with false information. Your Budget Matters It’s necessary to evaluate what you can afford based on your family's unique budget and needs....
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Tips on finding a babysitter for Valentine's day

Tips on finding a babysitter for Valentine's day

by Kyla Dewar  •  February 12, 2019
Growing up, Valentine’s day can be filled with a sense of wonder and excitement. As each year passes you get a selection of Valentines from your classmates decked out with cartoon characters, a nice box of chocolates from your first crush—or maybe a gift or two from your family. But as an adult—and a parent on top of that—you may have all but given up on celebrating Valentine’s Day with your partner because of all the expectations and planning that can come with it. Not only do you have to f...
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How to Determine The Length of a Time-Out
Parenting

How to Determine The Length of a Time-Out

by Craig Sutton  •  February 02, 2017
We’re all familiar with the time-out, right? Time-outs are given to children when they misbehave or do something they know is wrong. They usually involve sitting in a quiet space such like a corner or a bedroom for a specific amount of time. But how long should time-outs be? Should it depend on the age of the child, or the behavior that landed them the time-out, or both? Should time-outs even be timed at all? It can be a tricky thing to figure out. Here's some advice...
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The Parenting News You May Have Missed Over The Holidays
Parenting News

The Parenting News You May Have Missed Over The Holidays

by Craig Sutton  •  January 09, 2017
This edition of The Sitter Blog parenting and child care news roundup includes the top news you may have missed over the busy holidays including stories about parenting trends and resolutions for 2017; the rise of real motherhood on TV; how will Ivanka Trump reform child care?; a British man is pregnant?; is the Zika threat behind us?; women suffer more stress at work than men; a report on the invisible workload that most career mothers deal with and more.
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