Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
Shadow MothersNannies, Au Pairs, and the Micropolitics of Mothering$
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

Cameron Lynne Macdonald

Print publication date: 2011

Print ISBN-13: 9780520222328

Published to California Scholarship Online: March 2012

DOI: 10.1525/california/9780520222328.001.0001

Show Summary Details
Page of

PRINTED FROM CALIFORNIA SCHOLARSHIP ONLINE (www.california.universitypressscholarship.com). (c) Copyright University of California Press, 2021. All Rights Reserved. An individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a monograph in CALSO for personal use.date: 17 September 2021

Partnerships

Partnerships

Seeking a New Model

Chapter:
(p.164) 9 Partnerships
Source:
Shadow Mothers
Author(s):

Cameron Lynne Macdonald

Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:10.1525/california/9780520222328.003.0009

This chapter examines alternative employer-childcare provider relationships and explores avenues for change. It describes the common relationships between mother-employers and nannies and shows that paid childcare can be incorporated into family life in ways that benefit all the participants. It explains that nannies who reflected on their ideal relationship also emphasized the importance of communication and mutual respect. It highlights the importance of determining best practices that facilitate successful communication and mutual recognition in parent-caregiver relationships given the fact that childcare workers are here to stay as crucial members of families' childrearing strategies.

Keywords:   childcare provider, mother-employers, nannies, paid childcare, communication, mutual respect, best practices, mutual recognition, parent-caregiver relationships, childrearing strategies

California Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.

Please, subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.

To troubleshoot, please check our FAQs, and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us.