I’ve seen it happen. The nanny who left a child totally unsupervised in the playground. I spoke up and told the mom. It’s great that so many of you are doing that too, or at least trying to! But, here’s a tip we all could use to make sure people are looking out for our kids too!
As a couples mediator, communication expert and author, I wrote an article on this. But here is its centerpiece. The one email you can send to make sure your kids are safe:
As many of you have probably seen, we recently hired a new nanny. Mary Smith is with us now. Please feel free to reach out to her to set up playdates.
Also — please let me know if you ever observe anything good, or bad, about our new nanny and her relationship with my kids. Since I’m at work and am not around to see what’s going on in the normal course of the day, I would sincerely welcome any feedback.
For more, here is the link to my post on this: