The 5 Babysitter CommandmentsWritten by Ispas Marin
Having a babysitter take care of your kids is sometimes a dangerous thing to do because babysitter is person that will be alone with your kid. Here are some ideas about your relationship with babysitter.
1. The babysitter should be encouraged by keeping favorite foods on hand. That's because when you find a good babysitter, you should keep them happy, that's what most experienced parents say. Writing a thank you card once or twice a year would be a good idea too.
2. If you can't handle daily errands and taking care of your kids you can hire a "mother's helper" to come play with your kids. Since you'll be in house you can hire a less expensive babysitter that has less experience.
3. Any sign that child has been molested should be taken very seriously, terror of babysitter or demonstration of sexual behaivour while playing might be such a sign. Young adolescents might not understand intensity of their sexual impulses as much as an adult does, that leading to adolescent being tempt to explore with your child. Even so, child molestors come in every age, size or gender.
SAS Partners With Caring For Eldery Family MembersWritten by Barbara Mascio
The online support group for family caregivers, hosted by Barbara Halpern, past director of Elderly Security Programs and founder of Coalition on Senior Safety, has recently been included as an additional caregiver resource from Senior Approved Free Web Community. (Elderly Security Programs was part of The NYC Department for Aging, Safe Streets Program)
Barbara Mascio, founder and president of Senior Approved Services (www.seniorsapprove.com) said, “We were receiving multiple requests from our web visitors to include an online support group for adult child providing care. We were thrilled when Barbara Halpern, host of Caring for Elderly Family Members (http://groups.msn.com/CaringforElderlyFamilyMembers/home.htm) approached us with idea to work together.”
Ms. Halpern, an active advocate for both senior citizens and family caregivers had been searching for additional resources to enhance services at her active members only support group forum when she came across Senior Approved Free Web Community. “Both of our services have same goals, to help senior and family caregiver. Utilizing network of Certified Senior Approved Services is an extra added bonus, my members can feel quite comfortable reaching out and contracting with these services based on their proven record of quality care and service,” affirms Ms. Halpern.