But wait, you might be thinking – isn’t this just a fancy way of saying “ignore your kids”? Not at all! The key difference with sittervising is that it’s not just about giving parents a break – it’s also an opportunity for children to learn independence and self-sufficiency. Sittervising lets kids be kids on their own for a bit while staying under supervision.
For example, it’s a common sight to see parents running after their kids at the playground, which is fine – parents are allowed to have fun playing with their children – but it can be tough to keep up. Sittervising says it’s ok to take a seat on a bench and have a conversation, all while keeping an eye on kiddos. Of course, this hands-off approach involves keeping eyes-on, observing, and monitoring that everyone is staying safe. Parents get a breather and kids build important social skills like cooperation and conflict resolution – it’s a win-win!