More Teenage Boys Get Jobs as Baby Sitters, Find Parents Are Fans

The Wall Street Journal:

Baby sitter wanted. Lightsaber experience, basketball skills and willingness to wrestle are a plus.

With more families entrusting young children to the care of male baby sitters, teenage boys—many who couldn’t care less about old notions of gender roles—are discovering an enjoyable alternative to mowing lawns for extra cash. The American Red Cross says it has noticed an uptick in the number of boys taking its baby-sitting classes, which are held in more than 2,000 U.S. classrooms. This year, 9.3% of its enrolled students are boys, up from 8.7% in the year ended June 2013. The number could approach 11% after the summer busy season, the organization says.

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