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At what age do you think a girl can start babysitting?

I realize levels of maturity are different from child to child, so yes, that is a factor.
And it probably also depends on the age/ages of the child/children being cared for....

your thoughts...?

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Asked by bnjsmommy at 10:16 AM on Nov. 20, 2010 in Teens (13-17)

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  • Teens (13-17)

    Answer by Priness120 at 10:18 AM on Nov. 20, 2010

  • I'ld say 15 is good.

    Answer by ShouldHaveLeft at 10:19 AM on Nov. 20, 2010

  • Exactly what you said it is variable.

    Answer by tootoobusy at 10:19 AM on Nov. 20, 2010

  • i started at 12 with parents in same town not far away.. at 13 i was doing it all on my own.. 3 kids aged 7. 4 and a newborn

    Answer by 2boysmommy.js at 10:19 AM on Nov. 20, 2010

  • 14-high school age

    Answer by butterflyblue19 at 10:19 AM on Nov. 20, 2010

  • I was babysitting full time a chld of 1 when I was 12. FAR too early looking back (and certainly contributed to my late venture into motherhood!). But for the occassional evening, I feel it's ok to start around 12, as long as both sets of parents (the babysitter's and the child's) are only a phone call away!

    Answer by GoodyBrook at 10:35 AM on Nov. 20, 2010

  • I started baby sitting when I was 13 but I was a mature and responsible kid. It really depends.. I have 2 nieces who are 14 and 16. The 14-tr-old babysits my 5-yr-old all the time. There is no way I would leave my daughter with the 16-yr-old because she's just not responsible enough!

    Answer by mygirlpaige at 10:52 AM on Nov. 20, 2010

  • 14,High school age and after taking the Red Cross babysitting course. They teach them how to deal with the children and CPR

    Answer by dmbutler at 11:59 AM on Nov. 20, 2010

  • You're right, there are several factors that I'd put thought into. I think generally speaking though that 14 is about right.

    Answer by Jessica157 at 12:04 PM on Nov. 20, 2010

  • I started at 12 but I think that was a little young.

    Answer by JLS2388 at 12:33 PM on Nov. 20, 2010

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