This summer, Emma will be old enough to start babysitting. At first, she’ll have to do the babysitting at our house so I can supervise or start out as a mommy’s helper. But, it won’t take her too long to get the hang of things. She can’t wait! She loves kids. And, she loves earning extra spending money.
I was amazed at the collection of books available for tweens and teens who want to start babysitting. I wish they had been around when I was just starting out. It was trial-and-error for me, but it’s how I earned spending money for many years.
I plan to download several of these or find them at our local library this spring leading up to Emma’s first babysitting job.
Babysitting Books for Teens
Babysitting 101: How to Start, Run, and Market Your Own Babysitting Business: Arm yourself with the right knowledge and start your babysitting business with the right step.
Babysitter Handbook Manual: Being a babysitter is more than just looking after children and hoping nothing goes wrong. By following the suggestions and techniques I recommend, you can be the best babysitter in the world. You’ll also earn top fees!
Babysitter Wanted: How to Be a Great Babysitter: You have the potential to be the neighborhood’s most sought after babysitter.
Babysitting Basics: Caring for Kids: Provides a guide for pre-teens and teens of the many aspects of babysitting including such topics as maintaining safety, managing misbehavior, and preparing children for bedtime.
Babysitter Start Up Guide: This book introduces you to the children you will be babysitting as well as entertaining tips, feeding, sleeping and tips on how to elicite good behavior from the child. There is a chapter on business start up items such as safe marketing and income tax reporting.
Babysitter’s Business Kit (American Girl): Kit includes all the supplies you’ll need to run a successful babysitting business, including business cards, client address book, game pad, reward stickers, parent checklists and more!
Don’t Sit On the Baby!: The Ultimate Guide to Sane, Skilled, and Safe Babysitting: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.
The Babysitter’s Survival Guide: This handbook is the ultimate babysitter’s helper, a go-to guide with smart advice on everything from finding clients and snagging the job to entertaining, feeding, bathing, and lulling children to sleep.
A Smart Girl’s Guide: Babysitting: Inside this guide, you’ll find professional tips and tricks, quizzes, secrets from real sitters, and safety how-to information that will keep kids and parents asking for you.
Super Sitter’s Playbook: Games and Activities for A Smart Girl’s Guide: With unique checklists to make your job easier, you’ll have everything you need to blast away boredom, super charge your skills, and get the kids begging you to come back–time after time!
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