Are nannies as good for kids as parents?

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Are nannies as good for kids as parents?
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Mon, 04-06-2009 - 4:13pm

At lunch, I was walking at a park near my office.

Kat

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Registered: 05-06-2007
Mon, 04-06-2009 - 4:34pm

"I go to the park sometimes and my son will dump me to play with his friends. :)"

LOL at getting "dumped". I've gotten dumped too. Stings a tad, but it's nice to see the kiddos being independent and friendly.

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Mon, 04-06-2009 - 4:35pm
Ditto!
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Mon, 04-06-2009 - 4:36pm
I was thinking that maybe the wee ones appreciate the break...time to think and eat dirt and stuff and rest one's mind before the hard work physical and mental work of a preschool soccer clinic.
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Mon, 04-06-2009 - 4:37pm
Mine wanted to go explore and make friends, but was also timid, so I had to insist quite a bit. If she clung to me and did not go play, we went home. She got one push on the swings, after that she had to pump. I taught her to pump when she was barely 2.
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Registered: 11-08-2006
Mon, 04-06-2009 - 4:38pm

thank you. that's EXACTLY how I did it too!

eileen

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Registered: 02-05-2009
Mon, 04-06-2009 - 4:40pm

Wow! I'm a nanny and I didn't even know it!


When I took my kids to the park as preschoolers (past the age where my immediate attention was almost required), I didn't do much more interaction with them than "be careful," "come over here."

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Registered: 01-08-2009
Mon, 04-06-2009 - 4:42pm
I will also admit that there were times when the park was a place where a girlfriend and I took the kids so that not only could THEY socialize, but we could get out and have a little adult interaction during the day....the kids would play in the playground, and we would sit on the park bench and chat WITH EACH OTHER. Keeping the kids safe, wiping them up when necessary, but not 100% focused on them by any means.
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Registered: 02-05-2009
Mon, 04-06-2009 - 4:42pm

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How often does WHAT happen? A child be safe and having fun? A child be independent? GASP! That nanny should be FIRED RIGHT NOW!


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Mon, 04-06-2009 - 4:45pm
The only reason I can't stay on the bench is because my 19-month-old thinks he's capable of sliding down the pole, so I have to be there to keep him from goosestepping right off the edge of the platforms.
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Registered: 05-06-2007
Mon, 04-06-2009 - 4:47pm

Working the pole already? Oh no!

I joke, I joke... :-)

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