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Hot Parenting Trend: Tibetan Nannies


Hot Parenting Trend: Tibetan Nannies

Mommyhood has opened a whole new world, hitting me with one bizarre surprise after the other.  There’s the bias against formula-feeders, for example.  The stroller as a status symbol.  And, now, the Tibetan nanny trend.

This stuff is so foreign to me.  No pun intended.  (I know, I know… *GONG*)

I never looked into using a nanny, so I had no idea Tibetan nannies were even trendier than ripped leggings.  Just assumed parents would want to find the most responsible caretaker, regardless of background.  Silly me!

Well, the demand for these “very balanced and Zen” Tibetan nannies has become so great, in fact, that the Diki Daycare Center in Astoria, N.Y. even offers a Tibetan nanny referral service.   Their promotional literature declares:

“Tibetan women are well known for being caring and loving nannies.  They are recognized for becoming ‘one of the family’ and offer the same compassion and quality of care for their charges as they do their own children.” Furthermore, it says, “Cleanliness, organization & dedication to education are values of Tibetan culture.”

Get one of these ladies while supplies last!

Although licensed employment agencies are prohibited by law to discriminate on the basis of ethnic background, parents seeking these popular Tibetan nannies are able to get around that pesky rule if there is a “legitimate cultural or educational reason” driving their request.

Not sure what that would be, but I think we can all agree there is NO legitimate reason to wear ripped leggings.

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Candy Kirby is the founder of The Laughing Stork and a professional fun-maker who will never stop chasing her lifelong dream: to find the Pomeranian or porn star after whom her parents must have named her. A humor columnist for Disney, Nickelodeon, Scary Mommy, Reductress and Redbook, she also used to be a staff writer for the soap opera, The Bold and the Beautiful, where she penned many scripts featuring prolonged heated stares and countless “Who’s the Daddy?” story lines. Candy lives in Los Angeles with her husband, two young kids and three rescue Persian cats, the latter of whom are the real brains behind this operation (so send all complaints to them).

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