Babysitter's Handbook cover

Babysitter’s Handbook

The Babysitter’s Handbook
Greene
1995

Submitter: I didn’t realize how old this book is until I pulled it off the shelf and flipped through it. This kind of material needs to be updated due to new technology, such as doorbells and wearable medical devices, and things like basic first aid/CPR.

Holly: For sure! Not to mention its spiral binding. Anything spiral bound and 25 years old should be in much worse condition than this, which means it probably didn’t get much use.

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“The Kids Are Alright”

Who cares for the baby?
Choices in Child Care
Glickman and Springer
1978

This was still in a collection as of this writing. Of course it is outdated and weed worthy for a public library. Since it is more academic than practical, it might have a place in some archive or academic library. This topic really chaps me personally, since I struggled with working and parenting decades ago. It is even more awful that this situation hasn’t improved.  Sadder still, it hasn’t really changed since this book was published. Since the authors include research on the USSR and China in this book, I am sure that any success would be discounted since we are talking about Communists.

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How to Choose and Use Child Care

How to Choose and Use Child Care
Reynolds
1980

This isn’t too bad of a title, but the book is more on philosophy of what you need in child care.  The book reads as if every parent has a variety of options and an unlimited budget. There is a particular emphasis on church sponsored child care, especially for supporting spiritual development. There is also a subtle judgment about mothers that need childcare. This one is for the weeding pile.