Posted in Child Care, Teenagers

What are your thoughts on a teen babysitter?

So, what are your thoughts on having a young babysitter? I am looking for a babysitter, and a family friend recommend their neighbor. I contacted her and she asked me if we could set up an interview. During the interview I learned that she is American Red Cross certified in babysitting and pediatric CPR/first aid/AED. She seems very responsible and held herself well. She also seemed to take this seriously. She has a whole resume with references, and brings a bag full aid supplies including a first aid kit. She seems like a good choice.... the only problem is that she is 13. (She will be turning 14 very soon) I really want to give her a chance, but is 13 too young?