Posted by John on August 07, 2003 at 14:52:30:
In Reply to: Child Care Dilemma posted by Kathryn on August 02, 2003 at 19:26:05:
People tend to act in their own self interests. It is not in your babysitters best interest to keep your child awake because it makes their job harder and you've already stated that you feel stuck with them. The only way to make an employee bend to your will is to make them fear the loss of a job that they want. You should give the babysitter a raise, but put in writing that they will be inelligible for a portion of their pay should you catch your child asleep under their care, then you will need to do spot checks as often as possible to insill a sense of paranoia in your caregiver.