Don't Sit On the Baby! by Halley Bondy
The Ultimate Guide to Sane, Skilled, and Safe Babysitting

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Babysitting is one of the most popular part-time jobs for teens, but caring for kids is no easy feat. Offering a ton of useful tips, this funny, modern no-nonsense guide covers all the basics any babysitting hopeful needs to know, and much more.


What to expect from kids age 0 to 10

Tips for finding (and keeping) the perfect babysitting gig

Advice on how to deal with everything from emergencies to dirty diapers

Strategies for communicating with parents

Real-life stories from teens about their experiences on the job

PLUS: A babysitting personality quiz, helpful fill-in sheets, and kid-friendly recipes teens can use to make mealtime more fun!

About Halley Bondy

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Halley Bondy is a Brooklyn-based writer who has worked as a news reporter for the Newark Star Ledger, an arts journalist for Back Stage, and a music editor for MTV Iggy. She started babysitting as a teenager, joined the Barnard Babysitting Agency in college, and worked as a full-time nanny from 2007 to 2008.
Published May 22, 2012 by Zest Books. 128 pages
Genres: Education & Reference, Young Adult, Children's Books.

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With light humor and ample encouragement, Bondy introduces prospective babysitters to the basics, including what to expect from different children at different ages, finding clients, keeping kids comfortable and safe, and handling emergency situations.

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Bondy includes advice on growing a few occasional gigs into a babysitting business, ways to get professional credentials like Red Cross CPR training, and offers useful tips on negotiating a contract, getting paid, and leaving a job tactfully, as well as basic tax information (yep, sitters have to...

Jul 26 2012 | Read Full Review of Don't Sit On the Baby!: The U...

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