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How I Prep My Kids For The Babysitter

babysitter-kids-preparationI do it. There’s just no reason why I shouldn’t. I take time to really prep my kids for the babysitter. It’s important that they understand why I need a babysitter for them. This way they won’t resent the babysitter when she walks through the door.

Mommy Needs Help Too

As a mom, I worry about finding a babysitter. The whole process of finding one consumes me. Because of that, I forget about my kids. I’m just so focused on finding the right babysitter for my kids. That shouldn’t be the case.

It’s but right to exhaust all our means to find the right babysitter. Such is the reason why I chose to sign up with Sittercity. I like their selection process. I can easily connect to the right Sittercity. Aside from that, I can run a background check on the babysitter. I feel safer with Sittercity. And I’m sure my kids are safe.

But that’s the irony of it all. I exhaust every means to find the right babysitter. Unfortunately, sometimes I forget to explain to my kids why I need a babysitter. That should never be the case. I have to explain to them why mommy needs help too. They need to understand that. It’s one good way for them to prepare for the babysitter. As a matter of fact, it might even get them to welcome the babysitter.

My kids deserve to know the reason why I rely on a babysitter. They need to understand that. It’s an effective way for them to prepare for the babysitter.

Show Some Respect

Before the babysitter comes over, my kids and I go over their manners. This is all part of the whole preparation process. I want my kids to behave. They have to say “Thank you” and “Please”. They have to show their respect and appreciation to the babysitter. I can never miss this out in the whole preparation process.

Tell Mommy Everything

As a mom, I always have that window of doubt. I can’t help it. So part of our preparation process is to instruct my kids to tell me everything. Hours before the babysitter arrives, I explain to my kids that they have a job to do. And that’s to tell Mommy everything about the babysitter. After all, they are the most credible source of feedback.

Although I’ve been very lucky with our babysitters from Sittercity, I’m still careful. I don’t want to be complacent. That’s why I get my kids to give me feedback. So in the process of preparing them, I instruct them to tell me everything when I get home.

Everything Will Be Okay

Of course part of our preparation is tell them that everything is going to be okay. I need to give them that. I don’t want them scared and anxious about their babysitter. But then, I can’t make that up. If I want to assure my kids that everything is going to be okay, then it should be. Such is the reason why I rely on Sittercity. Given the background check, I can be sure that my kids will be okay.
For me, that’s the most important step in prepping the kids for the babysitter.

I owe it to my kids. They need to know why I have to call on a babysitter. I can’t just have the babysitter come and take over. My kids need to know all the reasons why. Aside from that, I need to make sure they’re prepared for the babysitter. As a responsible mom, I should do just that.

Do you have tips on how to prep your kids for the babysitter?