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100 Tips for Nannies and Families

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How to Stop Your Child’s Recurrent Nightmares

Your child is having recurrent nightmares.  It’s distressing for your child, and you want to help.  Here are a few tips to stop your child’s nightmares. Find out what is causing your child’s nightmares.  Speak with your child; ask him what is going on in his world and what he thinks and feels about those […]

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 […]

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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, […]

Warning Signs That You Are an Annoying School Parent

We all know that there are “those” parents . . . the ones that annoy teachers, administration, and the other parents in the school.  How do you know if you ARE those parents?  If you ask yourself the questions below and find that many of the questions below do, indeed, apply to you, then you […]

Transitioning from One Nanny to the Next

Your nanny has given her notice, and you’ve selected her replacement.  Now, you need to plan for a smooth transition from one nanny to the next.  Here are a few tips to make that transition as seamless as possible. Ask your outgoing nanny to keep a record of the tasks she performs and the times […]

Outmoded Parenting Rules

According to ancient Greek philosopher Heraclitus, “The only thing that is constant is change.”  Similarly, parenting rules change over time.  Read on for outmoded parenting rules. Axioms Spare the rod; spoil the child. This axiom extolls the benefits of using corporal punishment on children.  Today, such corporal punishment is considered abusive. Children should be seen […]