Babysitting is not always as black and white as it may seem. While there are many babysitting responsibilities that are just a given, there are others that are not so obvious. It’s important to have a discussion regarding babysitting services, babysitting rules or any punishment for the children that is to be given out.
If you want your babysitter to perform extra babysitting services, you need to communicate that to them. A babysitter will do what is expected, but also is not a mind reader. Any extra babysitting services you want done have to be explained beforehand. A city sitter may have questions about his or her babysitting responsibilities, and it is important to address those questions so there is no confusion or misunderstanding.
If you don’t want a babysitter going into certain rooms of the house, eating certain foods, or using various electronic devices, that needs to be discussed as well. For instance, would a babysitter be violating the babysitting rules if he or she watches something you have recorded on DVR? Would it be against babysitting rules to take the child or children out for ice cream? The babysitting rules need to be as clear as the babysitting responsibilities so that you and the babysitter are able to have a positive experience with each other.
A city sitter will always be very respectful of any babysitting rules you set out. When you find a babysitter you can trust on a regular basis, the babysitting rules may change, but when you are first starting out with a babysitter, it is good to set some solid ground rules for the first few times they watch your children. After all, a babysitter is generally an incredibly reliable babysitter, but they always need to know where you stand on certain issues so a babysitter can run your home in a manner that you would approve of in your absence.
Punishment for children
Occasionally, a child acts out and needs to be reprimanded or shown that the behavior was wrong. For this reason, punishing is very important to raising children or babysitting children. If you administer punishment in a specific way, it’s important that you explain your method to a babysitter. Consistency is one of the most important aspects of raising children and a babysitter will replicate your methods as best they can.