When there is a problem with kids the first thought is often to blame is video games. And that’s exactly what a recent survey is showing from Nannies4hire.com. A survey they conducted, showed that children with a nanny are less plugged into computers, iPods, and video games.
A recent study from Kaiser Family Foundation showed that children ages 8-18 spend about 7.5 hours a day with various media. Nannies4Hire.com survey shows that number is reduced to 1.6 hours a day when there’s a nanny around.
Candi Wingate, the founder of Nannies4hire.com believes the difference is with the qualities a nanny brings to a family, “The number one goal of a nanny is the health and happiness of the child they supervise. They are not paid to watch a child whittle away the day with video games; they are paid to contribute to emotional, intellectual and physical well-being of the children in their care,” states Wingate.
“Nannies interact with the children in their care, taking them outside whenever possible and engaging their minds in much more than the mindless activity of watching TV or playing on the computer,” Wingate continues.
Sure it could be nannies, but my bet is that if the parent was an active participant, they’d see the same result.