Your Return Home

When you return home, ask the babysitter if the children are safe and if anything unusual happened - telephone calls, visits, and so on. Make sure that the babysitter is escorted home, and wait until he or she is safely inside before you leave.

Most important, when the babysitter has left, talk to your children about what happened while you were gone. Ask them what games they played and about any other activities. Ask your children if anything happened that made them uncomfortable or afraid.