The importance of good communication in any relationship is no secret. It’s the secret sauce for success.. You know you have to talk to your spouse. Of course, you to talk to your baby or children. Then there’s your mother and maybe even your mother-on-law. (I personally love to be communicated with) And, if you are lucky enough to have a great nanny, believe me when I tell you, you need to talk to her. Regularly.
In the beginning of your relationship, you should have a set time to talk every week. Make sure this time is not when she is about to leave after being in your home for 10 hours. It’s the perfect opportunity to exchange observations. It allows you the chance to say thank you, good job, and would you mind…. whatever it is. It should never be viewed as only a time to deliver negative reviews or news. Many times it will be to discuss upcoming events, schedule changes, family news, etc. It also gives your nanny a perfect forum to tell you things you need and will want to hear about your children.
Busy working people are often like ships passing in the night with the people who work in their homes. Information does not always get transmitted correctly or in the right tone. We all know about the convenience or texts and emails. Nothing substitutes for these weekly in person intimate sit downs. Invest the time and reap the dividends.