If you were a single mom with absolutely NO HELP would you let your almost 14 y/o babysit his 6 y/o sibling so that you could work weekends? It would be for about 6 hours Sat and Sun twice a month.
I really need to work more hours but I have no family and their dad is not in the picture at all. Daycare/babysitters in my area are extremely (sp?) expensive... $15/hour +.Plus as soon as they find out I have a teen they stop responding. I also don't have any close friends.The only people I trust work too so I can't ask them to help. There is absolutely no one to help but I have to work extra hours. My oldest is very responsible and mature. What would you do?
Asked by Anonymous at 10:52 AM on Jun. 17, 2009 in General Parenting
Answer by tyfry7496 at 10:56 AM on Jun. 17, 2009
Answer by apexmommy at 10:58 AM on Jun. 17, 2009
Just make sure the 14 yr old knows exactly what to do in an emergency situation. go over plenty of different situations. Tell him no leaving the house and no cooking on the stove, only microwave meals. GO OVER HOW TO RESPOND ON THE PHONE SO WHO EVER IS ON THE OTHER END (STRANGERS) WILL NOT KNOW THEY ARE HOMEALONE!!! TALK ABOUT WHEN SOMEONE COMES TO THE DOOR. Go over everything you feel is important and you will feel better going to work. Everything will be fine!!
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