School is back in session. And for many moms that means finding a reliable babysitter. Perhaps you had one that has moved onto other endeavors and therefore has returned back to school. Or maybe this is the very first time that you have taken the leap of faith to actually leave your child with someone other than family. Yikes!
Regardless of the reason, finding the right fit for your child can raise a lot of anxiety for many mothers. After all, we want someone that will offer them the care and attention they need while we are gone, and simultaneously help them to forget that we are actually gone! The search for this special person can feel very overwhelming. There are so many questions that must be answered: Do I want a grandmother type, young adult or teenage? How much is the right amount to pay? Do I pay per child or just per hour? Do I allow them to actually drive my children somewhere or do they need to stay home? Should they be expected to do some housework or just spend time with my child? What if we don’t get along with one another?
And to raise the anxiety level even higher, we have all heard our fair share of Sitter Horror Stories. So let’s hear it Moms! What solutions have you come up with regarding babysitters?