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Saturday, August 17, 2013
BUTTING HEADS WITH THE PARENTS
There have been times in my Nanny career that I completely disagreed with a parent. Specifically, when parents let their kids climb on tables and jump off chairs, or didn't reprimand bad language. To me, that is completely disrespectful and not good behavior to encourage(who doesn't agree with that?!). And then there comes a time when no matter what the Nanny says, the kids will only listen to their parents when they are around. So, there's no point in trying to teach them the right thing.
I always found it very discouraging when a parent didn't take my side on good behavior. Maybe I'm a stickler, and it's okay to have fun, but it's not okay to become a gross disrespectful human being. Parents should be the model, while the Nanny continues the same behavior. Not, the Nanny should be the model and the parents continue the behavior.Kids want to be their parents!
Be the teacher, not the follower. If you, the parent, need help on how to interact with your child and guide them to become nice, respectful adults, ask your Nanny. If your Nanny is a pig, find a new one!