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Nanny Boundaries: When is a relationship too close?

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When you as a parent and your children spend so much time with your French speaking nanny, she becomes an integrated and important extended member of the family. Children and parents can get incredibly emotionally attached. However, such situations can be complex, and as an employer you should be prepared to set some nanny boundaries.

One day, employers may find themselves being asked a favour they feel they can’t refuse, or a nanny may have to listen — uncomfortably — to deeply personal details of their boss’ life. It’s enough to make you wonder, how close is too close a relationship?

A nanny and her employers need one another, and a healthy, drama-free relationship benefits everyone, especially the children. Experts suggest setting firm boundaries and clear expectations so that neither side feels taken advantage of or resentful, which could lead to the demise of the relationship.

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Read more : https://uk.care.com/articles/hiring/nanny-boundaries/

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