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Rules 9 thru 15 to Help Us All Feel Happy and Safe

As your family prepares to go back to school in a few weeks, now is a good time to sit and to not only talk about house rules that keep every one safe, but, to write them on paper to post.

With a new schedule a new baby sitter may come on board. He/ he will need to have rules written out on paper as well. If you happen to be that new baby sitter, now is the time to make up your rules similar to mine.

Rules 9 through 15 are repurposed from one of my archived blogs.

Back to school time is the time to update and write out more rules of the house. No No-cents Nanna shares example of baby sitting rules that help kids to respect the sitter by focusing on the positive inn a fun way. copy right Malika Bourne

 

Rule #13: Never Eat Yellow Snow

They are  just examples to show if you are the new babysitter  you will have rules prepared that you expect to be followed for safety. The kids can focus on the fact that you can still be enjoyable to come to their home to care for them while parents are out.

Rules 9 through 15 are repurposed from one of my archived blogs.

9.Do NOT shrink when taking a bath.

10.Always sit quietly, chewing carefully when eating porcupines with sugar on it.

11. “Please” and “thank you” , the magical words, must be used wisely.

12. “When/then” will be strictly enforced by the babysitter with smiles from all involved,

13. NEVER eat yellow snow.( If you have a child that claims you have  no rules…ask them about rule #13.)

14. Must help the babysitter sing transition chants. (She can’t carry a tune in a bucket.)

15. Beds are made for sweet dreams. Tell the babysitter 2 happy thoughts before dream time.

 

WHEN a rule is broken THEN there is a CONSEQUENCE!

  • Have a list of consequences should the RULES of the Babysitter ever be broken.
  • Following the parent’s rules of the house is not  ever a choice.
  • Remember that the babysitter’s job never includes PUNISHMENT.
  • Discipline actually means TO TEACH
  • Time out comes with a warning first and is not a punishment.
  • Time out is simply taking time out to fix the problem before continuing with the game. Apply one minute per years of age.

 

Consequences for not listening:

  • Pretend child is 97 1/2 years old when they are in time out. ( A minute per year = 97 minutes. in time out.Yikes. Better to act ones age.)
  • Go to bed 13 minutes early.
  • Brush your teeth 2 times instead of one.
  • Play the silent games all by yourself for 7 minutes.
  • Listen to the baby sitter sing off key for 29 minutes.
  • Do 12 jumping jacks.
  • Flex and relax your muscles for 9 minutes.

These are just suggestions.

  • Be sure to adapt your safety rules that are age appropriate.
  • Keep in mind that you do not want to overstimulate a child before bedtime.
  • Be pleasant and have fun. (Keeps ’em on their mannerly toes. Remember”manners help others  to feel more comfortable around us.”)
  • Consequences should never let a child get out of doing what is safe. Consequences should never be so fun that they encourage breaking the safety rules.
  • Have little rewards in your baby sitting bag. I have  a post for hat , too.)

Remember WHEN they follow Through THEN they get the reward.

(Example WHEN you get all the little cars in the box THEN I will teach you that silly song to sing or give you a piggy back ride to go brush your teeth)

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What are some other ideas you would like to share in the comment section?

 

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