Teen-age is the age group where kids get mature enough to know the difference between good and bad. In teen-age kids enter a age group where they develop different feeling for different people, it could be love or hate. Usually, a teen age kid does not spend much money but they need much more than they use to spend.
Even if they are spending more, they does not get increment in their pocket money. Parents restrict to certain amount so that they should learn to adjust and fulfill their happiness in the same amount.
It is very good to restrict a kid at early ages for future strength as it can’t be predicted that he/she shall not face any financial crises in future. Therefore, it works as a lesson to them. Parents want their child to be responsible, hard working and caring. It makes child a man and woman.
To develop such qualities in a child, he/she should opt for babysitting jobs as it demand responsibility towards baby which will come from hard work and at the same time you can play with babies which is very joyful every time and it also enhance your caring nature.
Teenagers can also make some instant and easy cash from this job at times when they need some quick cash.
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Now, you all are thinking that even if you are ready to do babysitting jobs then also how will someone get to know that you are willing to do such job. Don’t worry there is a online portal named Care.com from where parents hire babysitters for their kids from the age group of 14-17.
All you need to do is register yourself with Care.com in easy steps and once you turn 18 it will covert your existing account in regular babysitting provider. And there are some times when someone in your neighborhood or family needs babysitting, do it for them as gesture but not for free. Help them and let them help you too.
Many kids got scare from this job and don’t pursue it even they are in need for some instant money which they don’t get from their lovely parents. I want to tell you guys don’t be scared.
It is fun job where you get to play with little fellows and money at same time for which you are working for in teenage. And let me tell you this too that it is a fun job but at the same time it requires some professionalism and responsibility towards that kid you are babysitting and their parents.
Followings are tips and points to remember for babysitting job.
1. Daily Schedule
Babysitting is not a task that you accomplish in few minutes. It requires hours and sometimes a day time. Therefore, check your schedule so that you can know that you can spare some time from your day to pursue such jobs.
If you have some time to spare, you are good to go. Register yourself on website like Care.com and get set started with your babysitting jobs.
2. Learn About Child Care And Safety Rules
As we discussed earlier that babysitting is fun but not a easy task. It requires knowledge about child care and their safety. You care learn many safety measures for your own parents as they took care of you when you were growing old.
They know all do’s and don’ts’s of this job. Even then you are not sure about babysitting and learn more about it before actually trying take classes from experts and professionals.
They can give you classes for instant CPR and first aids because growing child gets hurt frequently and thus, you need to know about it. Learn from teachers to be a good teacher to someone else.
3. Keep checking
Kids are very naughty and are always involved in some or the other activities. Thus, you require to keep a regular check on them for their safety. There are few pointers to keep in mind;
- Check that child is not choking.
- Check that balcony and main gates are locked.
- Keep a check on scars and minor cuts.
- Be with them when they are riding their bikes.
- Don’t keep medicines or any type of poison in their reach.
- Don’t let them get away from your site.
4. Train from home
Don’t go fast and start babysitting stranger’s kid for the first time ever. Start babysitting child at your own home or of your near and dears. It will give you an idea or experience that how much hard it can be to babysit a child.
5. Pay rates
Pays may vary from working experience of teenager and the ability to pay of the families hiring. You should charge minimum amount the time you enter the market and increase it with your increasing experience.
You can adjust your regular wage with the ability to pay of the families. Charge high wages from rich and low from middle class people. But don’t fall in the trap as some parents give money based upon older rates i.e. rates that were valid 10-12 years before.
6. Be Prompt in Interview
It is obvious that parents of a child will not hire someone completely stranger to them for their children. It is not safe for their them and their child. Thus, it is important to know the person first before hiring. Follow following pointers for the interview;
- Be on time for the interview.
- Be nice to them and their child.
- Follow the safety measures while showing your skills.
- Don’t engage yourself in some other task at the time of interview.
The best way to pass a day with children is to engage them in some or the other activity. The activities could be related to playing with blocks(games), ride bike, drawing or learning alphabets.
It will sharpen the minds of children. It helps them to learn faster and easily. Planning before hand also help you pass your day with children without getting bore.
8. Stay Away from your Mobile Phones
Mobile phones always distract you and babysitting is the task that requires your keen eye.
Therefore, you have to keep your phones away in your working hours to avoid any miss happening
Generally, babysitters enjoy TV, phones and internet while babysitting which is very bad and risky at times. Avoid use of mobile phones in working hours, it can create problems.
9. Keep Place Clean
Babies always create mess and they enjoy being dirty. But parents don’t like their children and homes to be dirty.
Thus, when you are at your job try to keep baby stay away from creating mess and maintain hygienic environment that parents left you in with their child.
10. No need of Perfection
It is not important to be perfect of every job you do. I know that you need to be responsible for this job as it depends upon responsible nature. But don’t be harsh on yourself.
Don’t stress yourself with work that you can’t complete with efficiency. Babysitting requires your attention and care but it doesn’t mean that you torture yourself hours for some money.
Be yourself and handle the child in your own way but don’t hurt them. Small mistakes are allowed in every work but try to ignore mistakes in babysitting as it all about little baby.
These are the pointers that you should keep in your mind while continuing as a babysitter. It is very important to keep these little things in mind be best in what your are doing. It may not be a regular job but gives money to teenager. Thus, works a proper job for teenagers.