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9/7/16 at 07:47 PM 0 Comments

Can You Trust Your Babysitter?

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Whether planning a romantic evening out, or just some time in town, many parents often hire a babysitter to take care of their children. But, in today’s culture, can you trust your babysitter?

Babysitting isn’t the exact experience it used to be. There can be regulations in place that make hiring a sitter on-par with hiring other professionals.

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All kidding aside; when considering a babysitter, you really do need to check on the requirements of your state. Also, never hire someone you do not trust. Make sure that you know more about your sitter than just the name on their resume.

Check your prospective baby sitter’s social media accounts. Don’t assume you don’t have to check the accounts of your sitter if they are family. A good sign that your sitter isn’t a good fit is a refusal to accept your friend request on a ‘private’ account.

Regardless of how old your sitter is, transparency should be expected, challenged, and well scrutinized.

Random babysitters, back in the day, account for a whole lot more sexual problems within today’s adults than we realize.

Trace Embry is the Founder and Director of Shepherds Hill Academy, a Christ-centered therapeutic residential program, as well as a private accredited boarding school for troubled teenagers. He is the Host of the "License to Parent with Trace Embry Radio Program." He is also a public speaker, and teaches parenting classes. Visit his parenting blog at “Insight for Today's Culture with Trace Embry."

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