I saw this nanny yesterday at a San Diego park, and couldn't believe what I saw and heard. She was the nanny to two school age children, an older boy named Gabriel and a younger girl named Ari (I think it was short for Arianna). The kids were playing on the playground, and the nanny spent the entire time either texting on her phone or yelling at the children. There was one point when the boy had just gone down the slide, and the little girl came down behind him and kicked him in the back, pretty hard and on purpose. The nanny did not witness the encounter as I had, so when the boy tried to explain what happened and why he was crying, the nanny told him to stop bullying his sister and to grow up and be a man. I tried to help the little boy by explaining to the woman what happened and she said to mind my own business and that the boy is just trying to cause trouble. The boy got really upset and walked to the edge of the park to sulk, and the nanny continued yelling at him. She said over and over that his dad would be disgusted by his behavior and that he needed to act like a man.
It appeared that later the nanny had gotten a phone call from the dad saying he got home early and asking them to come back home. She started gathering up the two children in her care, and they were giving her some resistance. She finally left, leaving the two kids behind, and started walking away. She got to the farthest edge of the park, turned around and yelled threats at them and they finally came. As they were walking away (still in eye shot and ear shot) the little girl was dilly dallying as the nanny called it so the nanny grabbed her by the arm and dragged her pretty forcefully the rest of the way (or until I couldn't see her). I'm not 100% sure if this was the nanny, it possibly could have been the grandmother, but I still think the parents deserve to know what this caregiver is doing to their children. Where is the love, the care, or the compassion?
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