• General Safety Printables
    The Babysitter Bulletin
    Keep the babysitter fully informed. Record all emergency information and pertinent data on this printable page, and keep it handy. ...
  • Babies and Toddlers
    Hiring a Nanny/Babysitter
    In-Home Childcare
    In-Home Childcare No matter how much you decide to work, you'll almost definitely be in the market for childcare. Once upon a time, grandparents, aunts, or cousins handled childcare for working parents. But fewer and fewer new parents today live...
  • Babies and Toddlers
    Relatives As Childcare Providers
    Using Relatives as Childcare Givers
    Using Relatives as Childcare GiversEven as recent as a couple of decades ago, members of extended families were likely to live in fairly close proximity to one another, making it easy to share the burden of caring for each other's children when n...
  • Babies and Toddlers
    Relatives As Childcare Providers
    Using Relatives as Childcare Givers
    Using Relatives as Childcare GiversEven as recent as a couple of decades ago, members of extended families were likely to live in fairly close proximity to one another, making it easy to share the burden of caring for each other's children when n...
  • Babies and Toddlers
    Hiring a Nanny/Babysitter
    Locating Nannies
    Locating Nannies So, how does one begin a search for a nanny? There are generally two ways to go about it. You could go through a nanny agency or you could seek out nanny candidates on your own. The advantage to using an agency is that they do th...
  • Babies and Toddlers
    Hiring a Nanny/Babysitter
    In-Home Childcare Employment Issues
    In-Home Childcare Employment Issues A childcare provider who looks after your child in her home rather than yours is usually not considered to be your employee, but is instead known as an independent contractor. If you, rather than the nanny or t...
  • General Safety Printables
    Information for Your Babysitter
    Fill in this information sheet with important names, phone numbers, and addresses, and give it to your babysitter to use in case of an emergency. ...
  • AAP Says Interactive Screen Time Could Be Healthy
    AAP Says Interactive Screen Time Can Be Healthy
    When it comes to screen time and kids, it isn't all bad news. The American Academy of Pediatrics offers guidelines on how to make screen time healthy and educational.
    Curious World
  • Babies and Toddlers
    Hiring a Nanny/Babysitter
    Hiring an In-Home Childcare Provider
    Hiring an In-Home Childcare ProviderBefore you leave your children with an in-home care provider, you first must go through the process of interviewing your applicant and checking her background. Once you find a provider you wish to hire, you wou...
  • Babies and Toddlers
    Au Pairs
    Au Pairs
    Au PairsAu pairs may be a more cost-effective option for families with two or more children than paying for each child to attend outside childcare. An au pair is a young person from another country who comes to the United States to absorb America...
  • Babies and Toddlers
    Hiring a Nanny/Babysitter
    How to Get What You Want from the Nanny
    How to Get What You Want from the Nanny Love for Hire Suppose you could create the ideal nanny. Chances are it would be someone who sat down for her interview and announced, "I have really enjoyed being a nanny. I honestly don't believe there is ...
  • Babies and Toddlers
    Hiring a Nanny/Babysitter
    In-Home Childcare
    In-Home Childcare No matter how much you decide to work, you'll almost definitely be in the market for childcare. Once upon a time, grandparents, aunts, or cousins handled childcare for working parents. But fewer and fewer new parents today live...
  • Babies and Toddlers
    Hiring a Nanny/Babysitter
    Believe in Babysitters
    Believe in BabysittersBefore we had kids, dinner guests shared their babysitting morays with us: Except for a handful of evenings when relatives visited, the couple didn't go out by themselves for the first three years of their children's lives ...
  • Babies and Toddlers
    Hiring a Nanny/Babysitter
    Questions to Ask Potential Nannies
    Pre-employment questions are low-tech, easy tests you can perform when screening someone to take care of your kids. ...
  • Kids
    Anger and Aggression
    Nanny Leaves Kids in Lurch
    A mother describes the aberrant/regressive behavior her kids are displaying in the wake of their nanny leaving. ...
  • Babies and Toddlers
    Hiring a Nanny/Babysitter
    How to Get What You Want from the Nanny
    How to Get What You Want from the Nanny Love for Hire Suppose you could create the ideal nanny. Chances are it would be someone who sat down for her interview and announced, "I have really enjoyed being a nanny. I honestly don't believe there is ...
  • Fact Monster, a safe space for kids to find homework help
    Fact Monster - a safe online educational space for kids

    Are you worried about your kids being online? Fact Monster is a KidSafe-certified site for your kids to get homework help, play games and watch educational videos. Check it out...and give Same Game a try yourself!

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  • Family Life
    Sibling Relationships
    Sibling Babysitting
    It's common to "hire" an older sibling to baby-sit a younger one. Suggest these activities to your helpful child. ...