This old No Non-cents Nanna knows it is time to take some of her babysitter’s rules out of moth balls. Rules to keep every one safe really can be fun for everyone.
Mary Poppins inspired me with her spoon full of sugar and now I have the No Non-cents Nanna way!
Here is what I know from
years decades of working with children as a big sister; a babysitter; Sunday School teacher; a Register Nurse….I almost forgot the mommy and grand mommy role.
- Children feel more secure when they know the boundaries.
- Having written rules help everyone know what is expected of each other to feel happy and safe.
- Do know what the family’s rules are. Are they posted?—
Babysitters need a list of rules that may be structured a tad different from the family rules.
Sometimes the kids have no idea what a house rule is- have your rules anyway for their safety.
- You will need to be firm and consistent with those rules with in reason.
- All of your efforts as a babysitter is to keep the children safe.
- Build trust befeore some emergency occurs.
Rules don’t have to be mean or overly strict in order to have enough control to keep every one safe.
Here are some suggestions that are light and fun. *
1.Please use gentle touches.
2. Please use your inside voice.
3. Please walk inside.
4.Always know where your baby sitter is at all times, even if she evaporates in thin air.
5.If you are an elephant NEVER sit on the baby sitter’s lap.
6.Only the babysitter is allowed to open the BABY SITTING BAG.
7.Laughing on the ceiling is not allowed.
8.Only eat gummy worms BEFORE brushing teeth.
*The RULES may not be age appropriate for babies.
Of course, I have more rules…
..but for now, I am Malika Bourne the No Non-cents Nanna saying, “Make good choices!”
This post was re-purposed from Nanna’s Spot Rule #13 Never Eat Yellow Snow
Here’s a peak at a no frills NO NON-CENTS NANNA BAG with first aid supplies.
Please note: Malika Bourne, author of No Non-cents Nanna is also the founder and owner of No Non-cents Nanna Heart Felt Play Store. Some posts may contain shameless self promotions that link to Heart Felt Play Store catalog with related products sold in the catalog.