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Issues with caregivers & babysitters

Checklist: 20 Questions to Ask a Potential Babysitter

By Erica Patino

Some kids need a babysitter who is patient and flexible. Other kids need a sitter who can stand firm and stick to the schedule. Learning and attention issues can add to the challenge of finding a reliable babysitter. Here are some questions to ask potential sitters to help you find a good fit for your child.

Questions to Ask Before Hiring a Babysitter

When searching for a babysitter, experience with learning and attention issues is a nice plus. But a willingness to learn counts for a lot, too. Read about creative places to look for good sitters, and get tips on how to talk with them about your child’s issues. A little preparation can make babysitting go more smoothly for everyone!

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Erica Patino

Erica Patino is an online writer and editor who specializes in health and wellness content.

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Reviewed by Molly Algermissen, Ph.D. Jul 02, 2014 Jul 02, 2014

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