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Would you let your 17 yr old sister take your 2 yr old out places with her boyfriend?

My sister is 17 and keeps asking to take my daughter out places like; a carnival and park and mall alone with her boyfriend. I don't think she has ill intent. But she is not always responsible. And when she gets into trouble for what ever she is quick to pass the blame. I think if she can't except responsibility for what she does then she shouldn't be responsible for a 2 yr old. Am I wrong?


Asked by amommy2a2yrold at 9:58 PM on Nov. 22, 2009 in General Parenting

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Answers (32)
  • since you said she's not that responsible. she shouldn't because if she can't be responsible for herself.. what makes people think she'll be responsible for someone else?

    Answer by kittenripmaygo at 3:17 AM on Nov. 23, 2009

  • sure. I let my 16 yo daughter and her boyfriend take my 3 yo to the school behind out house to play.

    Answer by pagirl71 at 9:59 PM on Nov. 22, 2009

  • I wouldn't.

    Answer by Pnukey at 9:59 PM on Nov. 22, 2009

  • Umm yeah i think i would because maybe she will realize that it is too much responsibility and wont get prego on purpose. i also think that they will be less likely to have sex if there is a kid right there beside them!

    Answer by annamcg18 at 10:00 PM on Nov. 22, 2009

  • Nope. It's your responsibility as a parent to do what's in your child's best interest not make her feel good. Tell her why not & ask her to prove you wrong by showing she's responsible.

    Answer by Nyx7 at 10:01 PM on Nov. 22, 2009

  • its your baby, if you dont feel at all uncomfortable, dont let her take your child out. when i was 17, i took my niece and nephews everywhere with me, but i used to babysit them nearly everyday for like 3 years before i started to take them out, whether it was by myself or with my friend. Me, personally, i wouldnt let any teenager take my kid, but i've become very overprotective.

    Answer by Anonymous at 10:02 PM on Nov. 22, 2009

  • I used to take my niece everywhere when I was 17, of course I was basically raising her. Maybe I was more responsible than she is. My bf and I used to take her all over the place. Only safe kid friendly places, but all over.

    Answer by Anonymous at 10:02 PM on Nov. 22, 2009

  • I wouldn't. Plus you don't really know the boyfriend he could be a pedaphile... just saying, u never know

    Answer by Anonymous at 10:02 PM on Nov. 22, 2009

  • Nope. I would not trust my child in a car with someone driving that I didn't know.... ever....

    Answer by Anonymous at 10:04 PM on Nov. 22, 2009

  • I'm not sure I'd be ok with a teenage driver being in control, and I don't see why they'd need to take a little one to the mall, but I'd have no problem with a walk to the park or something a little more kid-friendly.

    Answer by raybird1031 at 10:11 PM on Nov. 22, 2009