What do you bring with you to work each day?
Do you bring materials to use like cotton balls, flour or markers?
Do you bring your lunch, a snack or a good book to read?
Do you bring with you your patience, caring, and your sense of humor?
Perhaps you bring a wealth of information on raising kids, or an article that you read or a book you studied.
You might bring a few things to work with you that you maybe should try to leave at home. You probably bring with you your own parent's parenting styles, scars (both good and bad) from past nanny jobs and preconcieved notions of what will or won't work.
You might also bring along outdated information, emotions from your own personal life and your own physical condiditon.
No matter what you bring to the table- it is worth taking a moment before you start your day to breathe.
Being a nanny is a pretty difficult job. And the main thing you bring to your job is yourself.
It is worth it to take a few minutes each morning and consider what you bring to your job. Are you bringing positives or negatives? How can you leave the bad stuff behind? What should you remember to bring every day?
Then leave the unwanted bags at the door and bring what works and a smile. NEVER forget that smile!!