Nannies Turn Baby Boys Into Skirt Chasers: Shrink

They fall in love with the 'other woman'

By Mary Papenfuss,  Newser Staff

Posted Mar 22, 2010 2:07 AM CDT | Updated Mar 27, 2010 2:08 PM CDT
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(Newser) – Nannies introduce the idea of the "other woman" into the psyche of baby boys and make them more likely to be womanizers when they're grown, a psychiatrist claims. Even after marriage, he'll have "at the back of his mind the notion of this other woman, who knows and caters to all his needs," shrink Dennis Friedman, 85, explains to the Telegraph. "It creates a division in his mind between the woman he knows to be his natural mother and the woman with whom he has a real hands-on relationship."

Baby girls can also experience a "vacuum of need" when their mom is away that they may seek to fill later with sex or drugs. Friedman knows his views, expounded in his book, An Unsolicited Gift, won't be popular with career women. He suggests parents not employ a nanny or au pair until after a child's first birthday.

Nannies introduce the concept of the other woman to infants, claims psychiatrist Dennis Friedman.
Nannies introduce the concept of the "other woman" to infants, claims psychiatrist Dennis Friedman.   (?kspsycho83)
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