I have encountered this problem multiple times. A good tip that I learned was putting a cheerio in the toilet bowl before he pees and have him aim at it. This ensures that he doesn't get it all over the seat and makes it a little bit more fun... more
Hourly pay is dependent on many things such as how many children, ages, extra duties and experience. It is fairly common to ask for $10-$13 per hour for one child and then increase the rate by $2 for each additional child.
Kids love going to the park!! Finding places where they can interact with other children varying in ages is crucial. If you feel comfortable taking them to the pool, I'd suggest that as well! I have found it very fun and educational to set up at home science experiments... more
Congratulations on getting one of the most enjoyable jobs out there!! Since every child is different, my advice would be to interact with the toddler and see what s/he likes to do! If available, go to the park or the zoo! Kids really enjoy reading time at the library... more
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