I've babysat for four different families and kids from 2 months old to 9-year-olds. I have an instant connection with infants and toddlers most of the time. I have a little sister which Ive taken care of since she was a baby until now that she is 8 years old. I practiced taking care of kids by going to elementary schools after school and having to come up with ways to play with them or helping them with their schoolwork. I believe each kid is unique and the person taking care of them has to find the perfect way to connect with them as well.