Olivia has been babysitting for more than 5 years. She's worked for seven different families in her neighborhood, caring for kids who range in age from 1 to 12.
Olivia chose to focus on babysitting instead of taking a job in a store or restaurant. She's worked hard to perfect her skills over the years, and she's learned a lot in the process.
Here are Olivia's tips for being a great babysitter:
Reviewed by: Larissa Hirsch, MD
Date reviewed: July 2013
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