watching kids

United States
January 19, 2007 10:59am CST
How many kids do you honestly think you could handle for a twelve hour day watching by yourself?
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7 responses
@loved1 (5332)
• United States
19 Jan 07
Quite honestly it would depend on the age of the children. I am a registered home daycare provider so I can have 8 kids all day and up to 14 kids for 2 hours at a time with no help. If school is cancelled because of weather I can have 14 kids all day by myself. I can only have 3 under 18 months or no more than 4 under 24 months. 14 kids sounds like a lot but when some of them are 9 or 10 years old it is not that difficult. The key to this is maintaining control of the situation. If you let the children get out of hand things can get crazy fast.
@inked4life (4225)
• United States
22 Feb 07
I have been a stay at home dad to my 2 kids for the past 8 years. On a couple of accassions during that time I've looked after 2 more kids of my friends and found that starting to be a bit of a handfull. S, for me, I'd have to say that 4 would be the max.
• United States
22 Feb 07
Thank you for being honest. I watch eight right now and that is ok for me, but only when they are behaving right.
@Shaun72 (15965)
• Palatka, Florida
22 Feb 07
maybe 2 my neice and maybe my friendslittle 6 year old son.
@Shaun72 (15965)
• Palatka, Florida
22 Feb 07
maybe 2 my neice and maybe my friendslittle 6 year old son.
@Poison_Girl (4162)
• United States
17 Feb 07
Honestly? NONE! I've had to babysit my nephew for 12+ hours before (on more than one occasion). Oh, I hope to never have to watch a kid for that long again. I have a hard enough time watching a kid for just a couple hours! I'm just not a big fan of kids. I can't handle them. I simply don't have the patience to deal with them.
@roniroxas (10568)
• Philippines
16 Feb 07
i got 4 kids of my own and watching them is not that easy. but now that i am more experience on kids i say i can watch 5 kids for 12 hours ages 3-up. but if ill watch infants maybe 3 kids will do.
• United States
28 Jan 07
without pay... 5 with pay probably more... LOL