Lessons from My Childhood Nanny

Dedicated to my childhood nanny, Paulina

Manny Vallarino
Aug 21 · 13 min read

I decided to write a series of Lessons essays for the people who are closest to me and who are still here. After all, they’ve taught me the most important lessons I’ve learned. This is the third essay of that series. The first essay is on what my Galician grandfather has taught me about personal finance and the second is on what my literary grandmother has taught me about writing.

My childhood nanny, Paulina, is one of my favorite people ever. Those who did not grow up in Latin…