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100 Tips for Nannies and Families

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Teambuilding Activities for Toddlers

Teambuilding activities for toddlers:  what are they and why are they important? Teambuilding activities are any activities that cause toddlers to interact cooperatively with one another.  Teambuilding activities for toddlers include: Physical activities such as parachute games (i.e., toddlers standing in a circle, holding the edges of the parachute, bouncing balls on the parachute), drum […]

Survival Tips for Kids Who Don’t Celebrate Halloween

You and your family do not celebrate Halloween. Whether it is for religious or secular reasons, your choosing to abstain from Halloween festivities likely sets your kids apart from their peers in their school and neighborhood. Here are a few tips to help your kids navigate the month of October in a manner that is […]

Easy, Healthy, and Fun Recipes to Make with Kids

Easy, healthy, and fun recipes abound; their ingredients and the food preparation teamwork necessary between nannies and the young children in their care are the makings of quality time for all involved.  Here are some great recipes ideas that yield good food and great times. Holiday ideas:  Easter eggs You’ll need hard-boiled eggs; an egg […]

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 […]

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 […]

Foster Parenting

The Peace Corps says that working for it is “the toughest job you’ll ever love”.  The same may be said for foster parenting.   Becoming a first-time foster parent represents a significant change in your life and in your family member’s lives, so contemplate the pros and cons and make the decision that is right for […]

Biggest Pre K Parenting Mistakes

No parent is perfect.  We all make mistakes from time to time . . . daily, actually.  We want to be watchful for mistakes and try to correct them so that we can parent better over time.  Here are some of the biggest and most common mistakes we make when parenting pre-k kids. Inconsistent rules […]

Must Have Nanny Qualifications

Different families seek different qualifications in their nannies.  For example, a family with one or more children with health concerns may prefer to employ a nanny with a nursing background, and a family that is preparing their children to live and work in a global economy may seek to employ a multi-lingual nanny.  There are, […]

Asking for Time off Work

You want to ask your employer-family for some time off work, be it for vacation, holiday, or even sick time.  How should you schedule your time off?  How should you manage a last-minute absence from your nanny job?  How do talk to your employer-family about taking time off?  When is it best to make your […]