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Old 06-13-2008, 03:58 PM   #6
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Re: Babysitting 3 kids for 2 weeks 24/7

Yeah, don't mess with their schedule. The parents would NOT appreciate that when they got back. Keep it as close to normal as possible to help lessen the stress on the kids. Ask the parents about food likes/dislikes to make feeding them easier, but I find that kids will eat most of what I serve them at my house even if the parents say they don't like it. Funny, huh?!! Let them know the rules in your house and stick to them. If you want to do a reward for following the rules, just say something like these are the rules in my house, this is what will happen if you don't follow the rules, and this is what will happen if you do. Just make sure you catch them following the rules and reward it. Verbal praise and/or a sticker chart should work fine. Good luck.
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