Kathy Green
Recent and archived posts by Kathy Green for Sitter.com
End of Summer Blues

End of Summer Blues

by Kathy Green  •  August 10, 2015
While some adults openly feel these blues when returning to work, children also experience the end of summer blues when thinking about returning to school, and unlike adults, they might not openly tell you about it.
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Keep Ticks From Bugging You This Summer

Keep Ticks From Bugging You This Summer

by Kathy Green  •  May 25, 2015
Summertime can present dangers as well as fun for families who head outdoors to enjoy the warm summer weather. Here's how to keep your children's summer adventures safe, even when the bugs are biting. Ticks and Lyme disease What is Lyme Disease? Lyme disease is a serious illness caused by the bite of an infected blacklegged tick. Ticks are small, ranging from the size of a poppy seed to a pea. The size of the tick varies depending on its age and whether it has fed recently. The bite is usua...
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8 Desirable Certifications for Baby Sitters

8 Desirable Certifications for Baby Sitters

by Kathy Green  •  May 19, 2015
One of the toughest tasks that parents face is selecting a good babysitter. While many parents rely on friends and family, others need to search among complete strangers for quality childcare. The odds of getting a quality babysitter, is raised if you find a candidate with good certifications. Parents need to know that the babysitter - no matter what his or her age - is prepared for any emergency that might arise in their absence. While experience is important, it's not enough that someone ...
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Recognize Your Special Nanny

Recognize Your Special Nanny

by Kathy Green  •  April 29, 2015
The impact of a special nanny on your family is felt every day in so many ways, both large and small. Those extra hugs when someone is not having a good day, creative indoor play on a rainy day, arriving early when needed, being a constant loving presence --all of these things make a huge difference in the functioning of busy home. But beyond a fair salary, how can you recognize your nanny in a way that shows her that you notice and appreciate everything she does? Ways to Recognize Your Na...
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Find a Great Summer Sitter

Find a Great Summer Sitter

by Kathy Green  •  April 21, 2015
The typical school-age child has 10 weeks of summer vacation. That is approximately 70 days. Before you panic, remember, that in the summer months there are many great sources for summer sitters; teachers, teacher's aides, college students and high school students. Mid April or the beginning of May is the best time to start your search for a sitter that will care for your child in the summer. To get the best candidate, one with the necessary skill set and to let you relax and enjoy your summ...
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