Yes, you can nip a big problem behavior in the bud while keeping the kids safe when you are in charge.
Remember, when you are in charge you are not the “friend”. But, that does not mean you can’t be pleasant as you expect cooperation.. so, be pleasant!
Children and grown ups alike all appreciate knowing what is expected of them. So, use your words to tell the kids what you expect before you transition to another activity or task.
This old No Non-cents Nanna know we all have to start somewhere when learning how to care for small children.
As a teen age babysitter my big survial tool was all the TRICKs and TREATSI had in my MAGIC BAG. Now I’m getting old with 6 grandkids- those tricks still work.
How would like to see more of No Non-cents Nanna’s tips and tricks of the trade for babysitting repurposed on this website?