UK family advertise to pay a nanny $4500 to have “the talk” with their kids.
The anonymous mother recently posted the job ad on a popular UK parenting site, explaining she was “looking for someone to handle this for us” because the pair “don’t trust the school to do a proper job teaching either of our children about the complexities of puberty, intimacy and consent”.
The successful candidate would be required to teach the couple’s eight-year-old daughter and seven-year-old son about sex and puberty in the couple’s home in Bath, England, either in a “all-in-one” session or in shorter sessions over a period of up to six weeks depending on what was deemed best for the children’s “understanding and development”.
The ideal candidate must be willing to cover sex between “two people who are in love” — although the parents point out “preferably married but we’re modern enough to know that’s not always possible”.
Consent “with a possible discussion of rape culture” must also be discussed along with sex with both genders, periods, sexually transmitted infections, contraception and protection, pregnancy, an explanation of pregnancy and “other gender types — transgender, non-binary etc”.
“Like most parents, we were hoping we would have more time before this became a problem; ideally, I’d avoid it altogether!” the mother wrote.
“But we’re at the point now where they aren’t satisfied with the answer we’re giving them.
“My husband and I are willing to pay £2500 ($4463) to the right candidate who can handle this delicately and professionally.”
All sessions will take place while either one or both parents are home “so the children can come and find us if it’s getting too much for them”, although the parents will not sit in on the lessons.
The successful candidate must have background checks and experience in a similar role “would be favourable”.
Is it any wonder parents want to outsource – remember these?
Recently we shared that parents are employing people to de-lice their children. Read more.
We also recently shared how UK parents have been criticised for “outsourcing” the job of potty training their child because they didn’t have time - read more on that here.
Is nothing off limits to be outsourced these days?
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