ERIC Number: ED427836
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1997
The Teenager's Guide to Successful Babysitting. [Videotape].
American Production Services, Charlotte, NC.
Noting that babysitting is a serious responsibility, this videotape provides information, guidelines, and practical advice to train and prepare teenagers for the job of babysitting. Though not intended to replace the advice of a professional babysitting course or first aid course instructor, or parent/guardian who can better guide teens on specific situations that might occur while sitting, the 30-minute videotape presents advice on being a responsible, dependable, prepared, creative, and fun sitter. The videotape covers making a good impression on parents; how to find families to babysit for; setting fees; safety concerns, such as first aid, discipline, and working with a special needs child; topics to cover in a pre-arrival interview; things to bring for the children; and tips for caring for children at different age levels. Also covered are elements of professional behavior, and how to develop a babysitter's resume and a family information form. (HTH)
Descriptors: Adolescents, Caregiver Training, Child Caregivers, Child Safety, Childhood Needs, Parent Caregiver Relationship, Responsibility, Youth Employment
American Production Services, 150 Nims Spring Drive, Fort Mill, SC 29715; TEL/fax: 704-544-1719 (30-minute VHS tape, $19.95).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Non-Print Media
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: American Production Services, Charlotte, NC.