Parenting, What's On Our Mind

The kid I look after is meeting girls on tinder. Yes, a kid.

Chloe James by Chloe James
November 26th, 2014

I have been working as a nanny for the past 5 years. In that time I have seen all kinds of things. Kids can be nuts!

I have stepped in human poop and watched in horror as a possessed three-year-old tore her mum’s bed spread apart. I’ve worked for all different kinds of families and with kids of all different ages.

But I witnessed something the other day that was a little more full on that wiping the bum of a kid who does not belong to me.

I currently work for a family with boys 13 and 15 years old. The kids think of me more as an older sister so they open up and let me inside their teenage world. WOW, it is full on in there.

I was driving the 15-year-old and his friend home from school the other day when they started talking about their favourite topic… The ladies. The story was far from PG! A girl they had been chatting to was talking all forms of descriptive,  full on, make me blush type of stuff.  At 15 I was a little scared to open mouth pash a boy, maybe I was just a prude? This girl, however, was far from prudish.

While the story was disturbing enough, the next part was the kicker. The comment by the girl had been made on Tinder. Tinder being the adult dating app. The one that hooks you up with random people in your area. The one loads of people use to find love or just bonk.


The cool older sister quickly turned concerned. I found myself in a long rant about why Tinder aint no place for 15 year old kids and tried to persuade him to delete his account stat.

I knew I was going to lose the battle and left it in the hands of his parents. I felt like a dobber, but it seems all forms of wrong to me having  15 year olds on Tinder. I saw that  7 percent of Tinder users are aged between 13 and 17. What? WHATTT?

These boys and this girl are still kids. Tall, stinky, raging hormonal kids hanging out on an adult app.

I am all for people meeting each other on line or in the app world. It is where a lot of my friends have found ‘the one’ or at least a fun rendezvous.

But at 15, it needs to be about going to the movies, eating a choc top and getting home before it’s dark. Right? RIGHT?

I am only 10 years older than these boys and have no children of my own, but this is a little disturbing. I prefer possessed pooers than grown up kids trying to live in a  grown up world before they can even grow a beard.

Am I alone,or  is this a little wrong?