Hey parents! We know that having a solid communication game with your nanny is key to a successful relationship. But with so many ways to stay in touch – apps, texting, calling, emailing, or a combination of all – it can be tricky to figure out what works best for everyone.
And let’s be real, putting open communication into practice can be tough. There are certain employer-employee dynamics to consider, and it can be hard to maintain boundaries with your nanny especially when she becomes part of the family.
So if you’re struggling to find that sweet spot when it comes to communicating with your nanny, don’t worry – you’re not alone! Let’s work together to find a solution that works for everyone.
Recognizing the problem
It’s totally normal for parents and nannies to have different perspectives when it comes to identifying what’s causing a behavior issue with our kiddos.
As a parent, you might see the behavior – like a tantrum – as the “problem”. But your nanny might see the behavior as a result of being overtired, or having their schedule disrupted.
Both of these perspectives are important, and it’s crucial that we work together as a team to address the issue. By recognizing each other’s viewpoints and finding a way to correct the problem together, we can create a better environment for our little ones.
Let’s prioritize what’s best for our little one.
When it comes to our kiddos’ behavior, it’s important to avoid playing the blame game. Remember, there are often multiple factors that contribute to a behavior issue and different ways to interpret it.
Instead of pointing fingers, let’s work together as a team to figure out what’s going on and find a solution. By recognizing that we all want what’s best for our little ones, we can stay focused and keep moving forward in a positive direction.
There’s no one-size-fits-all solution to this problem, so let’s be creative in our approach.
Let’s get on the same page and work together to identify and prioritize our mutual goals.
We might have some practical goals, like reducing tantrums by increasing nap or quiet time, but it’s also important to think about the values we want to teach our little ones along the way. For example, we might want to focus on teaching our kiddos to respect others and express their emotions in a healthy way – like using words instead of throwing things when they’re mad.
By setting these goals and working towards them as a team, we can create a positive and supportive environment for our little ones to thrive in.
We should approach this as a team effort and share the responsibility for the outcome.
It’s important to remember that no one person is solely responsible for the outcome of our parenting journey.
By working together as a team and keeping our mutual goals in mind, we can navigate the ups and downs of the parent-nanny communication process. It takes effort and open communication from both sides to make it work.
So let’s keep supporting each other, communicating openly, and working towards our shared goals. Together, we’ve got this!
The Washburn Agency is here to answer any of your questions with any other issues or concerns you may have. We’re here to ensure you are happy and confident in your role as an employer.