Nanny Knows Best

Although Mary Poppins may have saved the day with "a spoon full of sugar", Nanny V employs a more pragmatic approach. No magic, just simple love, attention and consistency. And a healthy dose of humour.

A nanny fit for a Prince?

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on Thursday, 01 August 2013
Yay! He’s here.

Apart from the Royal “we”, a collective smile radiated from another hundred million or so humans with the news of the arrival of Prince George.

Whether we rejoice in the softness, his perfect mini fingers and toes, or the potential for greatness of a new earthly being, every child should be so wanted. It’s a no brainer how to love, but how to bring up baby is what every parent will struggle with at some point, no matter how confident or seemingly prepared and supported.

There has been an insane amount of discussion about who will influence and who will be responsible for our young prince. Is a nanny necessary? Important? Expected?

If asked, most would have a point of view about the subject of a child carer, as up until now, no God fearing royal and moneyed upper-class family would deign to consider doing it alone.

However, one must choose wisely when picking the quintessential individual who may even influence your child more than you imagine, or wish.

Someone who is never retiring about sharing her perspective, Kathy Lette even suggested it’s “…preferable that your offspring inherit your own personality flaws and not those of a Czech au pair with an eating disorder”.

Not that Duke and Duchess of Cambridge would allow just anyone into their fold. I’d imagine a stringent vetting process to ensure George has the guidance of a positive role model and life coach. One is never too young to begin training. Royal or not.

No pressure though. And no need for military boot camp quite yet.

A long and happy childhood and hopefully adults prepared to make learning fun. Or for the not-so-fun times, a gentle but consistent approach to create a strong foundation for future life lessons.

And when in doubt, there is always a mum close by with a hug when sleep deprivation addles the senses, and hopefully a happy story and laughter as she prepares a strong pot of tea.

If eventually the new parents do decide to seek assistance, Nanny V might just have her bags packed, ready to be of service...

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