Please teach me about childcare.
August 24, 2010 9:14 PM Subscribe
Please bring me up to speed on childcare. Quickly.
posted by bac to Human Relations (38 answers total) 14 users marked this as a favorite
A close friend is a newly-single mother, and she and her children (5-year-old boy and 2-year-old girl) are moving in with me for an indefinite period, beginning yesterday. I have no experience with solo child care, although I've met and get along well with these two children. While there are no expectations that I'll be stepping in to a "daddy" role, I want to be as helpful as I can, and certainly will be expected to babysit, probably as soon as this weekend.
So I need to get knowledgeable about this stuff, fast. What books do I read? What websites do I visit? What are some things you wish you'd known the first time you were babysitting?