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A friend and I had a debate as to whether or not you need to be more cautious with girls as opposed to boys. We were actually discussing it in terms of toddlers on the playground - climbing, getting dirty, falling down, etc. I argue that they should both
Answered on 20th July 2009:
Oh, please. Ridiculous. I would really like to hear what her rationalization is for this. She somehow thinks there is something physiologically different about girls that would justify not allowing them to get dirty or play rough? Like, for example, their bones are more fragile or something?
How do I help my nanny transition to a new job? Today I gave her 3 months notice that I am putting the girls in full-time preschool this fall. She is very upset. She has been with us for 21 months. The biggest reason I need to make the change soon is
Answered on 5th June 2009:
I think the most you can do is give her a good reference and keep an ear out for someone who might need a good nanny. I understand why she is upset; she is very attached to your girls. However, life moves on. Things change. Hopefully she will be able to adjust and find a new position. Are you willing to keep in some contact with her after she leaves you? Send her pics/updates of the girls, etc? That might make it easier for her, too.