At any rate, I have been a part-time babysitter for more than 10 years now. Coinciding with my view of children as young adults, I take every effort to talk to them as equals. I 'm the kind of person who as rarely as possible does for a child what they are perfectly capable of doing themselves - I am severely against coddling, and always try to be an example of respect and politeness. Despite my strictness in that arena, I am a very fun-loving person and entertaining to be around (probably something to do with my main profession of animation). I have experience caring for children ages 1-14, but have the lion 's share of experience with ages 3-10. I have commonly taken care of five children at a time, and have been known to care for up to 12, though I would rather that not be a common occurrence. My years of babysitting and teaching Sunday school have taught me very well to be flexible and resourceful.