I’m scared to babysit!
Q : I’ve been thinking about babysitting, but I’m scared to start. I watch my brothers, but I know it’ll be different with kids I’m not related to! How do I know if I’m ready? — Kait, 14
A: You’re on the right track, Kait! You’ve got great experience and understand that babysitting requires a lot of work, focus and parents’ trust. Watching your brothers has probably prepared you more than you realize! You have skills from spending time with them. Try babysitting your neighbors’ kids for short periods of time, then build up to longer hours as you become more comfortable with your new gig. You’ve got this!