The ''Smoking'' Nanny
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The ''Smoking'' Nanny

by Martha Scully

We received the following email from a parent that hired a Toronto nanny. What is your advice?

We are suspecting that a newly hired nanny smokes. She only slightly smells of smoke and I do not suspect that she is smoking in our house. But I worry that as she becomes comfortable with in our home she may become comfortable with her habit. I don’t love her being a smoker but we still love the care she provides to our baby. But I feel that I should have a discussion with her. Do I have a right to address this? How do I state this without offending her?

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Martha Scully
Martha is the founder of CanadianNanny.ca. Martha has been featured as a Child Care Expert in hundreds of publications across Canada including The Globe and Mail, CBC, Today's Parent and The National Post, She lives in British Columbia with her husband and two daughters.