Pay attention to them, give them some time to get used to you. Try sitting down in a room with toys and let the toddler come to you. Be friendly, smile a lot, and try reading books or singing to help them get used to your voice. Also, if it... more
5 dollars an hour per kid is pretty standard for a babysitter, but it depends on the job. If you're working full-time, you should probably look for better pay. Thinking of it as working for one family with two kids, 10 dollars an hour seems fair, but I've... more
I know people who are in their early twenties and still sleep with stuffed animals. They're soft and comfortable, and the fact that she sleeps with it really isn't something to be concerned about! I'm not a professional, but I have taken three psychology classes including Child... more
I usually ask first what the family had in mind, and if they didn't have a set amount in mind, I tell them my average hourly rate. In the past, the only issue I ever had in terms of pay was an incident where my employer stopped paying what... more
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