Dear Prudence video: Neighborhood babysitting conundrum.

Help! My Neighbors Always Offer to Babysit, but How Do I Know They’re Serious?

Help! My Neighbors Always Offer to Babysit, but How Do I Know They’re Serious?

Advice on manners and morals.
Sept. 10 2014 2:01 PM

Babysitting Conundrum

How do I find out if my neighbors are really willing to watch my kid?

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In this week's video Prudie counsels a new father on the etiquette of asking neighbors to babysit.

Emily Yoffe is a contributing editor at the Atlantic.