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July 24th, 2008, 06:59 AM
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Are there any spoken or unspoke rules about babysitting a college professors child? I don't want to go into TOO may details....but would you do it?
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July 24th, 2008, 03:31 PM
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Are there any spoken or unspoke rules about babysitting a college professors child? I don't want to go into TOO may details....but would you do it?[/b]
I don't believe there is a spoken or unspoken rule about babysitting a college professors child they do need someone to watch there children too. I think as long as there are ground rules and no favortism then it is fine.
I probably would do it. I did have friends in highschool who did babysit for some of our teachers kids.
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July 24th, 2008, 08:35 PM
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I don't see anything wrong with it at all. College professors need babysitters for their kids like students need babysitting jobs.
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July 25th, 2008, 01:13 PM
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as long as you're getting paid the same way any other babysitter would (i.e. money, not grades), it's fine.
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July 25th, 2008, 06:37 PM
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i see no problem with it
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July 26th, 2008, 06:38 PM
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I did this when I was in college. I answered an ad for a baby-sitter that was advertised through our university's career services center (there was a book of people looking for a baby-sitter because I think many families around the college preferred using college students over high school) When I called and got an interview, I had no clue that the mother and father were professors at my college. I actually didn't find out until the end of the interview when they were explaining that I'd need to pick up the kids from their school every Tuesday and Thursday because they both had to teach classes at that time. The reason I hadn't recognized their last name or even their faces is because my major had nothing to do with the subjects they taught. Once I baby-sat for them for a semester, the mother passed my name on to other professors. Through word of mouth, I ended up baby-sitting for many professors at my college. Only once did I baby-sit for a professor I actually had as a teacher at the time. Honestly, it didn't make a difference to me or the professor. She didn't grade me easier or harder or change her expectations for me.

I think as long as the student and the professor in question are able to establish the clear line between student/professor both in the classroom and in the baby-sitting atmosphere, there's no problem with it.
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July 26th, 2008, 09:46 PM
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I think it would be ok as long as you did not have the professor as a teacher that could get ugly in this day and age. Where people like to make up what ever their hearts desire about any given situation
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July 27th, 2008, 08:08 AM
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I did it in college- I also worked at the University Daycare so parents (who were often students and professors) would ask me to to baby sit often. They figured I knew their child well, their children were comfortable around me, and the daycare was fine with it.

I had children at the daycare whos' parents were also my professors in class multiple times. I babysat one of those children outside of the daycare and class, but AFTER I was out of his class
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July 28th, 2008, 07:34 PM
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Are there any spoken or unspoke rules about babysitting a college professors child? I don't want to go into TOO may details....but would you do it?[/b]

A professor in a class I am taking or will take? Definitely not.

They may need someone to watch their kids but they can find someone other than a student to do it.

It seems a little like the professor taking advantage of the student (whether they get paid or not isn't the issue for me).
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