Are nannies as good for kids as parents?

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Registered: 06-20-2006
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: 06-27-1998
Mon, 04-06-2009 - 9:48pm

I'm not sure that they need to be "as good as parents", parents are different than nannies and nannies are different than parents.

PumpkinAngel

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Registered: 02-06-2009
Mon, 04-06-2009 - 9:58pm

Nannies aren't as caring as parents at the parks - if

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Registered: 03-26-2009
Mon, 04-06-2009 - 10:07pm
Seems quite young to me too.
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Registered: 06-20-2006
Mon, 04-06-2009 - 10:09pm
Not only that, but for this particular clinic they hire professional British soccer coaches...for three and four year olds!

Kat

Kat

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Registered: 02-06-2009
Mon, 04-06-2009 - 10:09pm
That's one way to
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Registered: 02-06-2009
Mon, 04-06-2009 - 10:12pm
It's the beauty of the internet and mommy amnesia. ;-)
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Registered: 06-20-2006
Mon, 04-06-2009 - 10:18pm
Your observations totally match mine!

Kat

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Registered: 03-26-2009
Mon, 04-06-2009 - 10:21pm
Could be.
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Registered: 08-31-2008
Mon, 04-06-2009 - 10:31pm

Your kids never sampled the fine taste of mud pies (one taste was usually enough) and abc gum (always yummy to my children, blech!)?

All three of mine when through it, even with ever vigilant parents with low tolerance for the disgusting things toddlers do. None seem to have suffered from any eating disorder than the normal exploration of a toddler.

Do you have children with serious eating disorders? If so, I can understand your feelings, but most toddlers make it though unscathed, and if I couldn't laugh about, I'd probably lose my lunch.

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Registered: 03-24-2009
Mon, 04-06-2009 - 10:34pm
I usually send my kids off to have a good time at the park while I sit on a park bench.

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