Should family be paid to babysit?

My grandma (62) watches my son (5) for 2-4 hours 3 days a week while I work, and she DEMANDS I pay her $65/week, and it makes me livid…add on Also he is not a hard child to watch. He’s the calmest, most independent child I’ve ever known honestly. He doesn’t throw tantrums or run around screaming. He’s very well behaved.

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That’s cheap. Pay them

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Yes…it’s your responsibility for child care

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Of course pay her. You would pay someone else. How cheap you are. Just cause she’s family and she a old lady doesn’t mean she can for free lol.

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Ok. Is it right? No. Is it fair? Yes. I would pay her but she shouldnt demand. It’s something you should do regardless

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How much do you think you’d pay a day care or someone else to watch your kid? That’s like 5 bucks an hour you’re paying just pay the lady.

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Don’t build a wedge between y’all. Find another sitter before this ends bad. Emotions can strain relationships.

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While it’s frustrating and most parents do watch their grandchildren for free, they are still intitled to be paid for prov the service if asked.

62 is kind of old to be watching a 5 year old and kids can act different around different people. She’s your grandma lol, you can’t pay her $5 an hour to watch your kid?

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65$ is very reasonable

Yes you need pay gma! She feeds him, cares for him while you work and 65 is cheap!!

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Yeah. She’s old. She may want to but sometimes it can become exhausting. I’d pay my old nan if she was doing me a favour every week.

Why should she babysit your kid for free???

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Take them to day care and it would be more than that.If you aint happy change.They done raised their kids.not their respinsibilty to raise yours.Pay them!!

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Yes you should pay her
It doesn’t matter how easy you say your child is to watch she still 65 watching him. pay her the money that she’s asking that’s not a lot

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You shouldn’t expect anyone to babysit for you for free, family or not…

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Yes, you need to pay her

Yes that’s way less expensive than a daycare, and her time is worth something.

I pay our cousin who also has a baby two months older then my son 10 a day to watch him.

Would you work for free don’t matter that she is grandma pay her

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