Do you feel safe leaving your kids with a teen babysitter?
When I was a teenager it was pretty much normal for all of us girls (and one or two of the boys) to babysit. We would take care of a neighbour's kids for a few hours so they could go out to dinner or get the groceries, and a few of us would watch children at lunch or after school, while the parents were away at work. Pretty much everyone used young girls as babysitters – sometimes girls as young as 12. I even knew a few girls who would be asked to stay overnight and to watch kids for days at a time, while parents were out of town. Today I cringe at the thought of leaving my own little ones with a neighbourhood teen for more than a few hours! In fact, my kids have never been left alone with a teenager other than a sibling. They were always watched by a family member or a close adult friend. What about you, do you feel safe leaving your kids with a teen babysitter? | Babysitting | 100-Challenge | FOPP |
I have always used adolescent babysitters, and without any trouble.
I have never used a teenage babysitter, but would be fine doing so.
I would only leave my kids with an adult.
I have special needs kids who can only be left with certain individuals.
I have no kids, or my kids are grown up.
Other please explain