If you have children, then you know that finding a reliable, trustworthy babysitter is high up on your list of things to do. Maybe you've leaned on the grandparents, or even an aunt and uncle, to help out. But, at some point, you're going to need to find a professional — a stranger! — to watch the kids.
Whether you're traveling or have to attend a coworker's wedding, or maybe you've got young children and are looking for a babysitter for the first time, the process can be frustrating.
Our Parents Talk Q&A is here to help make it a little easier. At the same time, we want to hear from you, and how you find—and hold onto—a good babysitter.
Now that school is back in session, some parents look to local universities for a suitable sitter. Others employ an agency or even hire someone fulltime. Word-of-mouth used to be the most reliable source for good babysitters. Or maybe there was a neighborhood babysitters club. Today, some people go online to find the right person.
Madison and Chatham parents, we want to hear from you: How do you find that 'special somone'?