Being A Nanny Has Taught Me

IMG_0399Since, I’ve become a nanny my life has changed so much. I literally have a new-found respect for my parents and all parents out there. It has made me reconsider a lot of things like my stance on becoming a parent, which I will discuss in a later post. I love being a nanny and honestly I never knew this job could be so rewarding. However, the job can definitely have it’s downsides when you’re a full-time live in nanny and you’re studying in college and your options of applying to internships can be very limiting. While it is a challenging job, it is an experience that I have found to worthwhile, I completely sympathize with those who decide to use Au Pair programs like Cultural Care Au Pair, coming over from a different country to stay with a family and support them while studying, travelling and getting to know a whole new culture sounds amazing and very hard, but I can relate. Since becoming a nanny I’ve learned so many things. For the past two years my life has been very interesting. For today’s post I wanted to share with you guys 10 things I’ve learned since becoming a nanny.

  1. Patience
  2. Always stick to your rules don’t bend them
  3. A new understanding of what I put my parents through at that age
  4. Everyone lives differently and has different values.
  5. Never make promises you can’t keep
  6. Kids always remember everything
  7. I have learned not to get overwhelmed when dealing with difficult children and rudeness.
  8. Make sure that you inform the parents about every little situation no matter how dumb it might seem to you.
  9. Be Honest
  10. I have learned how to love other people’s children.