Item description for A Grandmother's Guide to Babysitting: Times-Have-Changed Practical Advice and Space for Important Information (Capital Ideas) by Ruth Meyer Brown...
"A Grandmother's Guide to Babysitting" brings humor, experience, and practice to what to many new grandparents and family friends is a daunting prospect - taking care of children for more than a day. This book has it all: real adventures from the annals of your babysitting colleagues; advice on everything from what to pack, ideas for cooking and fun activities; keeping track of daily and weekly routines; planning for and handling emergencies; and vital-for-future-reference forms at the end of every chapter for recording important names and numbers, housekeeping information, family rules, and more. Great for parents too!
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.92" Width: 5.44" Height: 0.44" Weight: 0.47 lbs.
Release Date Sep 16, 2003
Publisher Capital Books
ISBN 1931868492 ISBN13 9781931868495
Reviews - What do customers think about A Grandmother's Guide to Babysitting: Times-Have-Changed Practical Advice and Space for Important Information (Capital Ideas)?
Useful advice, illustrative vignettes, and practical tips Aug 11, 2002
A Grandmother's Guide To Extended Babysitting by retired teacher and school administrator Ruth Meyer Brown is a solid, practical, "reader friendly" handbook to the art and craft of looking after young ones -- and was specifically written for the older caregiver of young children. From recipes and menus, to handling emergencies, to babysitting stints that range in length from night to summer months, A Grandmother's Guide To Extended Babysitting is packed from cover to cover with useful advice, illustrative vignettes, and practical tips. If you are charged with the care and supervision of grandchildren, nieces or nephews, then you need to read Ruth Meyer Brown's A Grandmother's Guide To Extended Babysitting!
Grandparent Expert Jan 17, 2002
Ruth speaks from experience, the best experience one could hope for. In her comments she includes many details we would never think to ask such as keys to cars, emergency contact, care of the pets and phone numbers and schedules for garbage and recycling. Her personal stories added humor and lively reading
Don't leave home without it! Oct 20, 2001
As a grandmother who does a lot of babysitting, this book has been a godsend! The organization of lists that leave places for important information is invaluable. Well worth the money.