Would you let a teenager babysit your kids? What's the youngest age you'd let watch them?
My teenager does sometimes babysit my kids. My oldest is 15 and my youngest is 5.
I was around 13 when I started babysitting 3 kids ages 5,3,8 months. Even though I handled it well, now as a mom I would never let someone so young watch by kids. I think the youngest I let watch them is a college kid.
Oh... I thought it said would you let your teenager not would you let a teenager.
No. I would not let a teenager babysit my kids.
For me it's a little different. I have never actually had a babysitter for my kids, only family members - so no I would not let a teenager watch my kids since I've never had a non-family member adult watch my kids before.
Yes. My neighbors daughter was 12 when she started watching my kids for an hour or so...with her parents home next door.
Our evening babysitter was 15 when she started watching for us. She is 21 now so she doesnt babysit anymore.
My 11 year old is taking a babysitting course right now too.
Depends on the teenager. 14/15 for a mature teen, 16/17 for an average teen. And there are some I would never trust, so again, depends on the teen.
I never had to. I have tons of family willing to watch them. I understand not everyone has this option, I'm just saying I'll never have to worry about that.
depends what we were doing and how far away we were.
that's the only sitters they have. their favorite sitter just turned 16, started babysitting them when she was 14 1/2.
Haven't yet, but I would.
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