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If you have a child with special needs, whether it be physical, mental, or behavioral, your Los Angeles babysitter must be not only briefed about your child's condition, but must be given the opportunity to ask questions and study up on the condition, as well as make the decision as to whether or not she feels ready to take on the extra responsibility. This may limit your number of options of good babysitters, but would you seriously place your child in the arms of someone who did not want that responsibility or was unwilling to learn how to care for your special needs child? Take extra consideration in these details if you have an older child who is unable to walk or use the restroom by himself as these are extra liabilities for you as a parent as well as your babysitter. You want someone who is both excited and looking forward to the challenge and joy of working with a special needs child like yours.
Babysitters4Hire.com has a special search feature that will tell you whether a babysitter is willing to work with special-needs children.
|Jennifer Mathes, Ph.D.|