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Tim McClanahan
Glen Roche, 11, learns proper bottle-feeding techniques during the Red Cross' babysitting training class.

Babysitting is the first real job for many young adults — but that doesn’t mean it’s an easy one.

Because of the challenges and responsibilities involved in caring for little ones, the Red Cross is committed to providing training for teens in everything from dressing a minor cut to performing CPR.

“It gives the parent a peace of mind that the babysitter has gone through training,” said Glen Bernard, a Red Cross instructor trainer. “The babysitter knows how to handle an emergency situation.”