What is Virtual Babysitting
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In the age of social distancing, meet the virtual babysitter. Instead of showing up at your house, the sitter engages with your child through Skype, Zoom, FaceTime and other video platforms. The concept exploded this spring as parents attempted to work remotely and look after children learning from home. Elize Shirdel launched HELM Life following five years of connecting parents with babysitters through Datenight Babysitting. She joins us to explain what both parents and children can expect. So what does the mediatrician think? Dr Michael Rich weighs-in on the trend and offers a few alternatives for families. For more information about Dr Rich, click here.
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