How to Handle a Bossy Nanny

A cautionary tale of a new mom versus her caregiver.

Article & Photo courtesy of Well Rounded NY

Being a new parent is scary, intimidating, exhausting and wonderful in every other kind of way. Then a mere 3 months after giving birth, you must decide who is going to fill your shoes and care for this new little treasure of yours. Hiring someone with a style of care that’s similar to yours is a good place to start. But you only have a few months of parenting experience under your belt, and though having a caregiver with years, sometimes decades, of experience  can be reassuring as you fumble through what to do with a newborn, it can also be intimidating.

My first nanny experience scarred me. It was the Devil Wears Prada version of the nanny world, but I was the one paying someone to boss me around...

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