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100 Tips for Nannies and Families

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Protocol When Your Nanny Gets Sick

Your nanny is amazing: loving, patient, firm but gentle.  However, she is not superwoman: she catches a cold or flu from time to time.  You don’t want your kids to be exposed to a contagion, so you ask your nanny not to report to work when she’s sick.  Crisis averted.  But wait!  Who is going […]

How Nannies Can Teach Children Boundaries with Peers

Nannies teach healthy boundaries (i.e., where they are properly placed and how they are properly defended) to the children in their care.  Necessary boundaries are many and varied . . . varying by topic (i.e., displays of affection, proper language in context, etc.) and by target audience (i.e., boundaries with parents, with other elders, with […]

How Nannies Can Respond to Disrespectful Children

Children who have not been taught to be respectful can be a challenge for their recently hired nannies.  Here are a few tips to help nannies respond constructively to the disrespectful children newly in their care. Lead by example.  Be firm but polite and nurturing.  For example, you may say, “Oh, my!  I hear you […]

Does Mother Really Know Best When It Comes to Children’s Health?

Experienced moms are virtually walking medical textbooks.  They know the difference between a common cold and respiratory influenza.  They know which lacerations need stitches and which require only antibiotic cream, a bandage, and plenty of mom’s love and attention.  They know the signs of infection, contagion, and when a child is “faking it”.  However, with […]

Vacationing with Preschoolers

We often hear parents say something akin to, “Why should we spend lots of money to travel to fantastic destinations that our preschoolers won’t remember once they’re older?  We’ll wait ‘til they’re old enough to remember experiencing these destinations.”  This flow of logic makes sense.  So, why do some parents take their preschoolers on destination […]

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New Year’s Eve With Kids

Here are some tips to help you plan a fun filled New Year’s Eve party for all ages. 1. Choose a theme that will appeal to all ages. 2. Choose a location that goes along with the theme or host the party at your home. 3. Send out invitations that go along with the theme. […]

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Senior Helpers

Senior citizens often want to stay in their own homes as long as possible.  Senior helpers can help them accomplish that goal; senior helpers provide basic services such as housekeeping, shopping, personal care (help with bathing, hair brushing, dressing, etc.), and companionship for the elderly. People are living longer than ever before.  As a result, […]

Balancing Organization with Spontaneity

Parents are often given conflicting advice from well-meaning friends, relatives, and parenting experts.  For example, parents may be told that they need to be more organized (less spontaneous) to make their lives more manageable or more spontaneous (less organized) to make their lives more enjoyable.  How can parents balance organization with spontaneity to maximize both […]