First make sure that you have obtained a ‘babysitters certification,’a course offered at most public libraries. This helps the family you are babysitting for feel more comfortable, assuming you have been trained properly. Upon arrival of your ‘client’ listen to directions about what can be fed to the children, baths, specific tv approval, toy times, and bed times. Take notes if needed. Also get cell phone numbers in case of emergency. When the parents leave and you are in charge, act as the ‘parent’ and do not budge for ice cream as a snack if fruit was the given option by mom and dad. Act stern but be playful! Good luck and remember you are in charge!