Cape Girardeau, MO

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❄️how Do You Manage Family Time With Caregiving During The Holiday Season?❄️

I work around the clients' schedules, often helping to cook or serve at their dinners. The two of us at home either celebrate the day before or have a special breakfast such as Dutch babies and then have a pre-prepared late supper.

Is It Important To Have A Certification To Be A Caregiver?

It is always good to have certificates in sitting and First Aid as well as CPR. Experience always helps in lieu of the above.

How Much Should I Be Charging?

Absolutely! You should be charging at least $20/hour or a flat fee per day. Hard to do once you've already begun as your acceptance was indicated by beginning the assignment without a bit of grace period as to how complicated the job would be. You might wish to... more

What Are Fun Activities For A 5 Month Old?

Blowing bubbles, singing simple songs, and reading a colorful but easy book with lots of pictures. Cuddle and rocking. Playing peak-a-boo. That's about it at that age.

What Do You Do If You Are Being Asked To Work Overtime?

If within your ability to work that much, do it. If not, at the beginning of the engagement, should stipulate your hours. Anything over that will be an additional charge of a few dollars more. Don't waver.

Is There An Effective Way To Show Authority When Babysitting Ages 6+?

Calm but firm, low voice with a distraction to another subject as well as review of parents instructions in terms the six year old will understand. An older child will simply receive a no-nonsense response regarding parent(s) request for rules followed and a full report to the parent upon... more