This week’s highlight is one of my favorite things I’ve recorded so far! My guest, Parker Guidry, is so thoughtful and well spoken while talking about such important issues! If anyone you know is ever questioning if a male nanny is the right choice for them, please play them this clip!!! Also, be sure to send in pictures of your little one dressed up for Halloween!!!
Childcare, and especially early childcare, is sometimes seen as a stereotypically feminine career. Even the word “Nanny” can be traced back to the Welsh word “nain” meaning grandmother, the Greek word “nánna” meaning aunt, and the Russian word “nyánya” meaning nursemaid. In fact, only 10% of those who call themselves nannies are male. This week on Chronicles of Nannya, my guest (Parker Guidry) and I challenge that stereotype. Hard. With an extended episode, we talk about gender stereotypes from nannies themselves to the kids they nanny. We discuss the term “Manny” and Parker has plenty of wonderful stories from his years of experience in childcare. This episode is packed full and not to be missed! Be sure to send in pictures of your little ones in their Halloween Costumes and your cute quotes and stories for us to read on the end of the show!