Hello everybody, I hope I'm not asking a ridiculous question. When I was 18 I was working as a cna and I always got treated differently or I felt like I was babied and not taken seriously. There was a lot of older cnas and nurses that treated me like their child . I know it is a young adult age but i had a baby at 17 moved out of my house at 17 so mentally I am more mature than what people would think. ( with a lot more to learn) no matter what age you mature daily. I went to nursing school and now I am an lpn I recently passed my nclex. Even in nursing school I was the youngest student nd my classmates and even some clinical instructors treated me the same way. It may be due to my petite figure I'm 5 feet 110 Pounds that makes me look even younger. I am 22 now and I have another baby I just had her 3 months ago. I am now applying for jobs and I'm concerned that as a nurse my staff will not think I'm capable of running a floor. Will it impact my chances on getting a job? How can I set my foot down to control or handle situations where someone another nurse or a cna is trying to take advantage ? I feel that because of my age the cnas will be to lax with me ! Any advice?