How to help 13 yo start babysitting
MY DS13 wants to start babysitting as an alternative to mowing lawns. He will be taking the Red Cross certification class in a couple weeks. And during the summer, will be working an internship at the local zoo where he will help with the camp kids and such.
I'm not worried about the rates, from what I've read on this forum it sounds like $5-6 is a pretty average rate.
But I am looking for suggestions on how to help him find clients. Most everyone we know have kids his age, not little ones.
Are flyers a bad idea? Should he mention his grades, the fact he is a Boy Scout, his Red Cross class, or his experience at the zoo? Is there any other info that would make him stand out and look like a good choice?
And do parents really resist hiring boys instead of girls if the boys are responsible?
Thanks for any suggestions.