posted on May, 16 2016 @ 02:33 PM
Earlier I made a comment about women being the preferred sex of babysitters. I only know of two male babysitters in my entire extended family and
friend group, but I'm in a rural, somewhat ideologically conservative place.
Now that I'll actually be a parent, my mind got turning. Would I hire a male babysitter for a night at the movies, etc? I really struggle with the
I started babysitting at 11. I had a course with first aid, and a lot of experience with younger cousins, etc. I know a few 11 year old girls who I
would trust to babysit my child for a few hours, and absolutely zero 11 year old boys who I would consider for the same task.
Does this come down to traditional gender roles as we know it, with some young women all ready being predisposed to child care, and not so many young
men having the same ingrained ability?
Would you as a parent hire a young or teenaged boy to babysit your children? Why or why not? I'm definitely looking for a discussion, and I'm not
claiming that boys shouldn't babysit.
**** I think I should clarify that I'm not really talking about family members babysitting for other family members.
Think of that teenage girl down the street who might have babysat you. If it was a boy, would your Mom/Dad have been okay with it? Would you be
edit on 16-5-2016 by Atsbhct because: (no reason given)