Why You Need a Nanny
Many young women are faced with the decision of whether or not to pursue their career if they have children.
One argument women give in favor of staying home is that the cost of child care is so high, that after paying the nanny, not enough money is left over to make a job worth while.
However, there are counter arguments to this logic. Even if the cost of a nanny does not leave much over after you are increasing your chances for future success by not leaving the workplace. If a woman leaves her career for several years, she often returns to start at the lowest rung. Sometimes many changes and innovations have occurred leaving the returning individual at a significant disadvantage.
There are several ways of cutting the cost of a nanny. If you only need part time coverage, or if you have only one or 2 children, you may share a nanny with a friend or neighbor.
For women who assume the total care of household management and total care of their children, the assistance offered by a nanny can be a lifesaver. Often a mom’s schedule involves transporting children to various activities all at the same time. You may also have young children who would prefer to stay home instead of being taken along to all of your necessary errands.
It can also be stressful to keep children busy and entertained while attending to other necessary duties. A helping hand from a nanny or au pair can be very useful. There is no reason to assume, if you find the right nanny, that your children will not be happy and well cared for.
If you can avoid stress by getting some help, you will enable yourself to be happier and more relaxed so that both you and your children will be better off.