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baby sitting

Question Posted Monday May 22 2006, 10:19 pm

what age can kids start to babysit other kids?

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abercrombie13 answered Thursday July 27 2006, 11:45 pm:
the normal age is around 13,14, and 15


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missmad127 answered Tuesday July 18 2006, 12:43 am:
alot of people start at about the age of 12 with close friends or neighbors, but i think legaly you have to be 13.
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DontSaySoLong8 answered Monday June 26 2006, 11:22 pm:
i think you have to be 11 or 12 to take a babysitting class, but I started babysitting my sisters wen i was about 10 then took the class and started babysitting other people when i was 12

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EMS3931 answered Friday June 16 2006, 12:12 am:
it depends. if a kid is babysitting their brother/sister they can start at an earlier age (around 11 and 12 and for 3-6 hours) if a is babysitting a kid thats not in their family than 13 and up.

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advicer answered Wednesday June 14 2006, 11:50 pm:
I started babysitting when I was about 12.

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BeAcHbAbE21 answered Monday June 12 2006, 12:18 am:
it depends on the person. most people who seriously want to babysit are mature enough. I started when i was about 11 and almost 12.

hope i helped

hugs and kisses....

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xxsima answered Tuesday June 6 2006, 1:41 pm:
I started when I was 11 turning 12.

I think when you hit puberty, and you're going through changes, and when you come to realize that you need to be more mature, and that you are growing up.

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xotgrace answered Monday May 29 2006, 10:08 am:
I wouldn't say there's an exact age ;; because there's some pretty immature 15 year olds. It all depends how trustworthy you are. Most believe around 12 or 13, but i started around 10 or 11.

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MelpomeneMuse answered Friday May 26 2006, 10:21 pm:
I'd say 13.

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KrisxOx answered Tuesday May 23 2006, 8:15 pm:
around 11yrs at the youngest

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GirlOfEmotions answered Tuesday May 23 2006, 7:30 pm:
People say thirteen because that's the turning point for maturity, but i guess kids in OUR generation are much more lazier and have lack of responsibility than they did back then; when even 10 year olds believed that changing diapers at their age was normal. but over the age of 13 is an acceptable age to start babysitting.

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itsz_JESS answered Tuesday May 23 2006, 6:14 pm:
well whenever they feel like there responsible enough to look after kids. i would say around 14-15 though

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Colinsbabiii4ever1 answered Tuesday May 23 2006, 12:16 pm:
I started when I was 13 but they usually pay when a 13 year old babysits around 5-10 dollars...but that's just because of the age difference once you grow up the amount goes up..I hope that works..


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Christine1993 answered Monday May 22 2006, 11:55 pm:
if you're a family friend of a baby you about to sit.. i guess 14 and if you are just an employee i think maybe... 15

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sarah____x3 answered Monday May 22 2006, 11:46 pm:
Most people say around 12 or 13. But for me, it would be when you're ready & can show responsabilty.

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CiNdYLoUwHoO answered Monday May 22 2006, 11:15 pm:
I started babysitting when I was 12 or 13. I think that is a normal age. Also, babysitting classes are offered around that age so kids are able to get a certificate to show that they know CPR and that sort of stuff. Hope this helps.
-cindy <3

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mmrz28 answered Monday May 22 2006, 11:01 pm:
you can start babysitting when you are twelve years old. some people go and get a certificate to show you are truly a really trained baby sitter.

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AnGeLs_AdVicE_x3 answered Monday May 22 2006, 10:44 pm:
Basically, you can start baby sitting at whatever age you think you're ready. If your mature enough to handle a young person and take responsibility for all of their actions then you're ready. The thing is you have to remember that you are in charge of the person's life. Once you think you can handle then then your ready.

P.S. if you're not sure then try baby sitting with a friend frist!

Hope I Helped!

- Samantha Lynn

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JazzyGotDaAnswer answered Monday May 22 2006, 5:33 pm:
i would say around 13 or 14

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x0_maggie answered Sunday May 21 2006, 10:10 pm:
I believe it's 12. Well at least in MI. I think that's it.

*&hearts; =]

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MHScutie87 answered Sunday May 21 2006, 9:27 pm:
I would say about 12. But, it really depends on the person and the age of the child your babysitting. Some people mature mentally faster than others.

good luck- :)

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Lalagurl answered Sunday May 21 2006, 8:19 pm:
most likly around 13

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