Monday, January 7, 2013

Am I Too Old to Babysit? | Babysitting

Am I Too Old to Babysit? | Babysitting:

"Though babysitting jobs were positions held almost exclusively by young teenage girls when the profession first became common early in the 20th century, the days of rigid age and gender requirements for babysitters are quickly coming to an end. The recent rise in “mannies,” or male nannies, has helped to remove some of the stigma attached to men working in the childcare profession; similarly, the simultaneous rise in two-working-parent households and heavily-scheduled teenagers has created a need for childcare that often can’t be filled by the traditional teenage-girl model. Extracurricular activities and classes keep teenagers out of the home until well into the evening in some cases, leaving just enough time for dinner and homework before bed. In the babysitting vacuum left by these busy teens, the face of the modern babysitter is rapidly changing."

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