Young Babysitters, Parents Want You
Hello, young babysitters who have been trained to be safe babysitters! Parents Want YOU! I have taught Babysitting CPR (and Adult CPR and First Aid) for 17 years and know that parents want
A) someone who is KIND and B) someone who is TRAINED.
If you completed my class you’ve been trained in preventing injury, quality time with children, first aid, choking skills, diapering and burping, when to reach out for an adult, FULL CPR and more. You have been given, also, your class completion card from my Training Center, of the American Safety & Health Institute. Because of your training, parents feel reassured to hire you – and you can earn income (which makes you feel very proud and happy).
There ARE “bad babysitters”
Yes, there are! Here are three scary stories, as examples:
Kyle Out the Window
One of my 12 year old students shared a story in class about how, at age 4, he had a brand new babysitter one day. His mother showed the girl around the house, gave information, etc., and then departed. The girl immediately went to the computer and played video games. She ignored Kyle and refused to interact with him. Bored, he had a great idea as he wandered around the house! He would tie a little blanket around his shoulders and jump out of the 2nd story bedroom window and FLY! So… yes… he did it. He landed on the concrete sidewalk beside the house and was rendered unconscious; babysitter still on the computer, of course. A pedestrian finally saw his body and raced to the door to exclaim, “Is this child? Your child is lying here!” 911 was THEN called and he, miraculously, survived such a dreadful impact. He shared this true story – it helps illuminate that “bad babysitters” are definitely out there.
Babysitter Walking Home
A mother who booked a class with me to train her 10 Girl Scout Troop members in Babysitting CPR, shared in class this scary story. She shared that, years earlier, she and her husband hired a young babysitter living just down the street to watch their 18 month old baby so they could go out to eat, going on a “date”. Driving back home down their street, they saw this girl walking down the sidewalk! They were utterly and completely horrified. They raced to the girl for an explanation – she said she was tired of babysitting and “wanted to go home, now”. They dashed home to find their baby peacefully asleep. The baby’s mother then escorted the young babysitter home to share the enormity of the irresponsibility the girl had displayed. She told the girl’s mother to NEVER let her babysit – ever!
Baby Difficulty Breathing
This is a scary story that turned out VERY WELL! A young mother, who was untrained, was home with her 5 month old infant when it began to have trouble breathing. Trouble breathing is one of the main life threatening conditions. She called 911 but while awaiting their arrival, the baby STOPPED breathing. She ran out to the front yard and screamed, “Somebody help me! Help! My baby’s not breathing!” Two 10-year old boys playing nearby ran to her to ask, “What’s the matter? What?” When she said that her infant was not breathing, they looked at each other and said, “We’ll help you!” And they did. They went into her house and showed her how to place her 4 fingertips on the baby’s sternum and compress approximately 1.5 inches at a certain rate and then to blow into the baby’s little lungs two times (which is CPR!). The baby’s life was saved due to these 10 year old boys because the baby had this excellent care (via their tutoring) prior to 911’s arrival. Scary story – but they knew what to do!
Weak Babysitting Classes
There are babysitting classes out there that do NOT include CPR. I believe it is vital to have a great Instructor (not volunteers who teach twice per year, perhaps), mannequins, baby dolls, great book and passion to teach the topic. I have loved my 17 years doing so!
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Jean Lesmeister, 17 year youth Babysitting CPR, Adult CPR & First Aid Instructor
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