Teen Sees Stranger on Porch, Grabs Four-Year-Old Niece and Hides. Moments Later, He Kicks in Door

Babysitting courses can be a valuable way for preteens and teens to gain the confidence and skills needed to be a trusted babysitter. The basic childcare information taught as well as lifesaving skills such as CPR and First Aid helps prepare teens to take on the important leadership position that babysitters hold.

Some classes even help new babysitters manage the business side of offering childcare services. Yet, there are aspects of babysitting that cannot be taught in a classroom setting.

- Carolyn Marie, Liftable.com