Reply to What are your thoughts on a teen babysitter?

The age of your children and the number of children may be a consideration- if you are leaving an infant or very active child. So while a recommendation is wonderful, the neighbor may have had a different set of circumstances from yours when this child babysat. I like many of the responses in a previous and similar post- especially giving a trial run when you are home and trusting your gut. Being 13 or 14 years old isn't necessarily a disqualifier in itself.