Babysitting is one of the first jobs that many people hold. Watching someone else's children can be an excellent way to learn to be responsible while earning some extra money. Babysitting is a job that is always in demand. Flyers looking for a babysitter can be posted on your supermarket's community board or listings may be found in your town's newspaper.
The first thing to consider if you should babysit or not is if you have the skills for it. Getting along with children is obviously a must. Lots of patience may also be required with kids that wish to test boundaries to see how much they can get away with while their parents aren't around. If you were hoping to put the kids to bed early so you can call your friends for the rest of the night, you could be sorely mistaken. The challenge of babysitting is not suited for someone who cracks under pressure. Knowledge of basic first-aid is also a plus.
Just as parents are going to do what they can to see if you would make a good babysitter, you should make sure the kids are right for you as well. Please answer the questions below to see if you should babysit.