Monday, August 18, 2014

Cost to Raise Today's Kids: More Than $250,000?

According to a Federal report released today, raising a child in the United States now costs more than $250,000. If you look at the details of the report, you'll find that child care costs exceed the cost of food.

As we know here at Babysitting Co-op 101, creative parents working together can significantly reduce or even eliminate child care costs while offering other important benefits to neighborhood families, such as

  •  Friends for kids and parents 
  • A greater sense of community 
  • A spirit of cooperation 
  • Free time for parents 

It's easy to feel overwhelmed when reports like this surface, but these reports are based on the gathering of economic data and generalizations about how household finances operate. Child care doesn't have to cost more than food. In fact, it doesn't have to cost anything at all.

Pick up a copy of Babysitting Co-op 101 today to learn how you can eliminate child care costs from your budget while securing quality child care for your kids from adults you know and trust. This book contains everything you need to get your co-op up and running. It's full of resources, encouragement, and success stories.