Babysitting is hard wok, however, it is also rewarding in a multitude of ways. Although I have never really babysat any kids before, just spending time with my three year old son is enough to make me realize the hardships and the merits of being around kids.
Once you have mastered how to pay attention to a child while preparing him lunch or tidying up after him, writing a few work emails or working on a few documents while you are exercising or having dinner becomes as easy as cake.
The Science of Crisis Management
If you have babysat toddlers or preschoolers before, then you are definitely acquainted with tantrums and meltdowns and you know how hard they are to diffuse and handle. However, once you really get the hang of dealing with a child in distress as an adult, any crisis you may face will be like a walk in the park.
The Merits of Patience
They say “patience is a virtue” and it truly is but you never really know the importance of patience until you have worked with kids! Being around kids might make you lose your mind at times but it also teaches you how to be patient. Once you learn how to be patient with kids, you can be patient with just about anyone else you encounter.
The Real Meaning of Tolerance
Not only does babysitting teach you patience, it also teaches you tolerance. This prepares you for future jobs where your boss might be too demanding or your colleagues too frustrating. If you can tolerate a kid’s mess, tantrums and mood swings, then the world is your oyster!
The Advantages of Kindness
Being kind can get you almost anywhere and once you have spent time babysitting children, you will really understand how kindness can get you so much more in life than you think. Replacing your anger with kindness at the workplace can really help keep you positive and stay motivated and calm.
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