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Guest Blogger: Raquel Marshall, Clinical Psychologist

Happy Monday! We’re kicking off the Month of June by introducing you to Raquel Marshall, a registered Clinical Psychologist in Barbados providing counselling and psychoeducational assessment services for children and adults. Raquel is going to talk about the importance of play in your child’s development through a series of blog...

Here’s Why You Shouldn’t Put Your Baby Photos Online

There’s this company selling photos of your kid. And it’s all perfectly legal. Look at this adorable little sweetheart! They just woke him up. He stretches out comfortably in his car-themed pajamas, rubbing the sleep from his eyes. His mommy or daddy tenderly captured this moment between sleep and wakefulness...

Sitter vs. Nanny?

Island Sitters offers babysitting and nannying services, but some of you may ask what the difference is between the two! Well, here at Island Sitters we differentiate between a ‘Sitter’ and ‘Nanny’, because their responsibilities differ on a case by case basis: 1. ‘Sitters’ are generally understood to take care...

To new beginnings…

Things are changing here at Island Sitters and it’s with a super excited [yet sad] heart that I announce that our Co-Founder, Sheena, is packing her bags and starting a new adventure in San Francisco. We’ve been so busy putting things in place for her departure that we forgot to make...

How to Tackle Homework

It’s the dreadful ‘h’ word…Homework!! Some days your children come home with more homework than you know what to do with, and other days there’s little to none. We know there’s after school activities to factor in and of course the time it takes them to get settled in the...

Back to School Lunch Tips

The votes are in and they’re unanimous…children are definitely the toughest food critics out there! Why? Their innocence projects in everything they do, even when they give their opinions. They certainly don’t mean to insult your spaghetti and cringe at your tuna sandwich; they’re just letting you know how they...

Back to School Tips for Parents

We haven’t forgotten the superhero moms and dads! As difficult as the first week of school is for yours kids, we can imagine that it’s not any easier for you. The National Association of School Psychologists also stated that, “The transition from August to September can be difficult for both...

Back to School They Go!

It’s that time again! Be it the worst day for some children or the best day for others, it has arrived. The start of a new school year is fast approaching and while you may think you have everything under control, there are always those minor details that you could...

Bullying in Barbados

  Last week, we shared the Sheraton Mall Anti-Bullying Poster Competition & Exhibit on our page and it prompted us to do some research into the topic. We’d like to talk a little bit more about bullying, because the definition of bullying has changed considerably over the years thanks to...

#IslandSittersExplore

School’s out for the summer! The kids are excited and ready to have some fun! Parents and babysitters are probably panicking a little bit though…what to do? How will we fill the next 6 hours? This summer we’re looking for great ideas to occupy long summer days with the kids....