Babysitting trouble?

I'm having trouble with these 2 kids im babysitting. They are very hyper, and they hate me. Well atleast they say they do. And hwenever i offer to play a game with them or watch a movie they say no, or go outside. Then when the other sitter Lisa shows up they suddenly want to do everything. But even then they are still hyper. One of the kids squirted us with water when we thought he was just getting a drink.

We don't know how to calm them down good enough cuz then he just yells and laughs at us if we lecture him.

Any advice?

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  • 1 decade ago
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    count down when they want to go to bed

    let them know you are in charge

    be fun but stern

  • 1 decade ago

    Maybe you arent stern enough with them. I am a mother of a six year old, who fortunately for me is very well mannered. It just has to do with their upbringing. Try being a bit more strict....when they disrespect you, take away their option to go outside.

  • 1 decade ago

    sounds like you don't enforce what you say, be strict and don't let up until they realize you are serious, they have to respect you. stick to your guns.

  • 1 decade ago

    They know it annoys you so ignore them and it will soon stop.

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