University of Illinois Extension
a guide to the business of babysitting
 

What Would You Do?

Megan is babysitting for a new family in her church. This is the first time she has worked for this family. When the parents arrive back home from their evening out, both parents appear to have been drinking. The father says that he will drive Megan home. Should Megan ride home with the father and if not, what can Megan do instead of riding home with the father?

  1. Megan should accept the ride home from the father even if he has been drinking.

  2. Megan should not accept the ride from the father and should just walk home alone.

  3. Megan should not accept the ride home from the father and call her parents to ask that they come get her. Megan will use a word or phrase that she and her parents determined ahead of time that lets her parents know that she needs help.