Finding the right nanny for your family isn’t easy. Breaking up with your nanny is as difficult, emotional, and anxiety-producing. I’ve listened to many families and nannies over the years describe the dissolution of their relationships. I keep a big box of Kleenex on my desk and sometimes I want to reach for a tissue myself. Other times, I am shocked with how parents have handled the break-up.
A nanny job— taking care of someone’s children often for 50 hours a week—is like no other. All that togetherness and then it’s over. It’s a loss felt intensely by nanny, parent, and child. There are many situations that may result in an end to the nanny’s employment. As the parent and employer, how do you best handle the break-up? This topic is nuanced and doesn’t easily lend itself to one of those “Top Five” or “Top Ten How To” lists.
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This post originally appeared on the APNA blog. Reprinted with permission.