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The Pros and Cons of Hiring a Manny

The positives and negatives of choosing a male caregiver

by Whitney Baker  |  12106 views  |  0 comments  |        Rate this now! 

You may feel as though a male is not sensitive or intuitive enough to spend so much time with your children and play such a primary role in their lives.  It is important to take each child’s unique personality into account.  For instance, a little girl with tomboy habits may love having a male sitter, while an overly sensitive young boy may prefer to have a female nanny.

Men can be more intimidating than women. If all of your children are girls, they might not feel comfortable being watched by a male nanny, which is something that you should take into consideration.


About the Author

I work as an assistant at the Lillian Nanny Agency (, a firm in Nashville that matches nannies with local families. If you have any questions about finding a nanny or maintaining the relationship with your nanny, feel free to contact Heather Dubuque at

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