For them to be an honest, trustworthy, & a responsible person.
In order for them to babysit my kids they would have to be prepared for all emergencies, have a good attitude, get along with my babies, & i need to feel okay with them like i can trust them.
If they have that then i think they might be a good match.
Id have someone come & check in on them & have her/him call/text me every hour to check up on them.
So here's my check list.
- over 15.
- knows how to handle themselves
- i can trust them with my house & kids
- follows instructions
- nice attitude
- no bad history
- observe them for a while with my kids
- knows how to handle babies & or toddlers.
- wont resort to violence
- comes from a good family
i would just need to feel extremely comfortable with them.
When I was younger, I did a lot of babysitting. I was really quite surprised when parents were fine with texting me the date and time, then only meeting, seeing and talking to me when I arrived at their house and they were running out the door!!! Luckily I am a trustworthy, responsible person. But what if I had been a ped0phile or totally baked the whole time?
I would definitely want to meet the person first. And I'd like them to be over 15. I'd ever leave a child under 3 with a babysitter (unless the sitter was an adult like a friend or grandma etc).
People are so casual these days. I just couldn't be that casual with who I let look after my kid! Especially a teenager!
Well we had one tell us about how she liked to party, drink, and loved orgies. Have know ideal why she told us this, but she did not babysit for us anymore. I was kind afraid of what she did in the past, and I did call her mom, who I new through a friend, and told her what she had told me and my wife. The parents, are not your fiend, they are your employer, and you are there to provide a service.
i would first have them come to my house and meet my kids, watch them for an hour while i'm home so that i could see how she/he handles situations and relate to my kids. i would look for quality's such as responsible, caring, respectful, and firm. someone with experience, sense of humor, who enjoys children & willing to play with them and keep them safe
Yes, we where freaked out, and I took her back home to her mom, and explained to her why we could no longer use her as a sitter.
wth she told you that? lol...
a lot of patience!