Why you need to check on the babysitter

Marianne Williamson, Author & Lecture, shares advice for parents on the importance of checking in with their child's babysitter when they are traveling or working
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Why you need to check on the babysitter

When you have a little child, we're all into the mechanism where I'm in my bedroom and my child is in their crib. But I have this little monitor and I can hear their breathing. I can hear what's going on. Or if anyone has anything to do with your child, you check the references, you make so sure who that person is, where they come from. And we think we can start relaxing. A lot of times these days, parents have to travel for work and so forth. There's nothing wrong - let's say a parent has to travel for work. Somebody is left with a child. It could be a babysitter or something like that. And you think everything is handled because the babysitter is in charge. Say to your girlfriend, say to another parent, would you just kind of check every day or every other day? Would you just kind of drop by? Because even the babysitter should know someone's watching when you're gone. We would never leave our infants or our small children with somebody that we were not absolutely, absolutely sure about. And I have seen people with adolescent kids who were more lax on that. they thought they knew the person. Check, check, check.

Marianne Williamson, Author & Lecture, shares advice for parents on the importance of checking in with their child's babysitter when they are traveling or working


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Marianne Williamson

Author & Lecturer

Marianne Williamson is an internationally acclaimed spiritual author and lecturer. Six of her ten published books have been New York Times Best Sellers. Four of these have been #1 New York Times Best Sellers. A Return to Love is considered a must-read of The New Spirituality. A paragraph from that book, beginning "Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure..." is considered an anthem for a contemporary generation of seekers. Marianne's other books include The Age of MiraclesEveryday Grace, A Woman's WorthIlluminataHealing the Soul of AmericaA Course in Weight Loss, and The Gift of Change. Her newest book, The Law of Divine Compensation: On Work, Money and Miracles, was published in November 2012 by Harper Collins. She has been a popular guest on television programs such as Oprah, Larry King Live, Good Morning America and Charlie Rose. Marianne is a native of Houston, Texas. In 1989, she founded Project Angel Food, a meals-on-wheels program that serves homebound people with AIDS in the Los Angeles area. Today, Project Angel Food serves over 1,000 people daily. Marianne also founded the Department of Peace Campaign, a grass roots campaign to establish a United States Department of Peace. In December 2006, a NEWSWEEK magazine poll named Marianne Williamson one of the fifty most influential baby boomers. According to Time magazine, "Yoga, the Cabala and Marianne Williamson have been taken up by those seeking a relationship with God that is not strictly tethered to Christianity."

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