Etiquette: Support your Governess when she is trying to rectify behavioural issues

Show you support what your governess is saying and the behaviour plans she has put in place, and
tell her what your children best respond to.   

Do not undermine the governesses’ authority to the children. Show that you respect her in front of the kids.  

If you have issues with your Governess, discuss these with him/her in private rather than in front of the children.   

Remember kids have big ears even when they are support to be in bed or outside.

Etiquette: Flexible

Being flexible means if emergency situations or out of the normal situation occur then a governess or parent can do what needs to be done.   

It does not mean that the governess on a regular takes the clothes off the line or looks after the children for longer hours on a regular basis.  It does mean when mustering early the governess may step in a look after the kids in the morning. It may only happen in busy seasons such as mustering, marking, shearing, crutching, etc.  That is not considered regular.

The Rule:  If it happens more than twice a week then if is a regular part of the job.