How Much Should You Expect Family Members To Babysit For Free?
Fort Hunt Patch parents weigh in.
When I was a teenager, I had several friends who would complain about how much their parents relied on them to babysit their younger siblings. And while teenage gripes about babysitting are nothing new, there may be other family members who are hesitant to be the go-to caretaker when parents need a break. But there are others who might argue that babysitting, like other things, is just another family obligation.
Do you think babysitting is a family obligation? Are family members the family members the first people you call when you need a babysitter? Do you set limits on how much family members can babysit? Do you ever pay them?
Weigh in on the debate in the comments section.