My granddaughters have been through a lot with their mom and dad. So patience and understanding are also extremely important. They're pretty much self reliant except for using stove when an adult is not in the house. They hate to clean up what they drag out. lol. Such as makeup, when they make slime, etc, Sometimes you have to keep after them to clean up as soon as they finish playing. Our ideal caregiver: I would love someone with outgoing personality and that is extremely responsible. I have custody of my two granddaughters and they are energetic and very loving. But, it takes them a little while to warm up to someone new. So patience is a must. Additional needs include light housekeeping, meal prep, having a reliable car, being comfortable with pets and a non-smoker. Looking for a caregiver for my 8-year-old daughter and 10-year-old daughter. Flexible start date. My schedule may vary.