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June 23, 2014


Amanda Lowe

This is good information, but what about education for the parents? Almost no parent knows how to be a good employer of a Sitter or Nanny. And I think parents can handle broaching a conversation with their nanny a LOT easier than a nanny can confront their employer with complaints. I have mentored, trained, and educated over a thousand nannies, and also hundreds of parents--and let me tell you--about 75% of nanny positions end for a different reason than what the parents think. Even if they are sweet, and don't mean to inconvenience, offend, or irritate their nanny. Whether the nanny loves or fears her employer, it's too stressful and risky to tell them the truth and risk losing that reference. It's not fair to parents to lose their nanny due to a lack of education about how to be a good employer. And it's very stressful for nannies to be mistreated, underpaid, taken advantage
of, inconvenienced, and taken for granted, by almost every employer they've ever had. So I'm on a mission to educate parents on how to keep their nanny by being fair, and to educate nannies on how to choose a family that's going to be fair and lay the ground rules from the beginning to protect themselves. Let me know if you'd like to help me.

Sharon Justice

I enjoyed the read ...simple planning and thinkng ahead its what gets missed in busy lives.

Kimberly DeFalco

I have a great relationship with our nanny. Our daughter loves our nanny too. She understands what we want and what we expect. She shares the same values that we have. She even comes to our daughter's after school events. She shows a lot of support. We are very fortunate for our Special Nanny.

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