I enjoy reading this blog and get good advice. There seems to be a ton of knowledgeable nannies here. I've noticed the last few weeks posts with specific ideas on how children should be raised and it got me thinking. So here is my informal survey:
Nannies, are you a parent? If Yes: How many kids do you have? Are your children raised? If you were a nanny before becoming a parent do you think your experience as a nanny has helped you in some ways as a parent? Do you think you are a better nanny now that you are a parent? Do you find it easier to find work now because you are a parent? Do you find parents that employ you respect you more because you are a parent?
If No: Do you feel the parents you work for would respect you more if you had children? Do you feel they find it strange someone without children wants to care for children? Do you find it hard finding work because of your non parent status? Do you plan on having children? If you have children do you think your experience as a nanny will help you be a better parent? For parent and non parent nannies do you think parenting and nannying compare?
For the parent posters: Would you prefer a nanny who is also a parent? Why? Would you feel threatened by a nanny that was also a parent? Do you value the childcare opinions of nannies with children over nannies without? Do you feel nannies without children "don't get it" and are far too judgmental of parents? Thanks everybody. - Anonymous
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