I’m a 17 male who got a job for this summer as a day-camp counselor for kids (5-11). I will also be working at the YMCA day care during the fall. I have some experience with kids before as I’ve been a CIT all of last summer.
I feel that day camp is a different beast, it is different than being a CIT. I am now completely responsible for the safety of the kids around me, and I feel ready to take the responsibility but I’m also worried that I’ll screw up. Kids like me in general, but I’m worried i’ll look away and something bad will happen.https://19216881.org/ https://1921681001.link/
I also have noticed as a CIT and helped run the day camp that parents were less trusting of me than the females working their. One time I had to walk a camper across the camp and a mother yelled at me for being alone with her son. I know there is a stigma against males in child-care work but i’m afraid that parents won’t trust me to be around their kids. Is there anything I can do to instill trust?