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The Benefits of Family Vacations For Families with Teens

Teens look forward to school breaks with great enthusiasm.  Sleeping late, no homework, hanging out with friends . . . all good!  Parents can appreciate why their teens look forward to these rare opportunities, but, at least once annually, parents should plan a family vacation with their teens . . . and, by family vacation, […]

The Hidden Costs of Parenting

From diapers, toys, and an ever-changing wardrobe due to constant physical growth to college tuition, medical expenses, childcare, and braces, raising kids is expensive.  These are the obvious expenses.  Let’s take a look at some of the hidden costs of parenting and how to handle them.  Hidden costs include: Home redecoration, renovation, and/or restoration.  This […]

Establishing Healthy Boundaries with Over Involved Grandparents

You are raising your kids to the best of your ability, but your parents or your parents-in-law keep interfering in your parenting of your kids, their grandkids.  You value the role that your kids’ grandparents play in your kids’ lives; you want their grandparents to value your right to parent as you see fit.  Here […]

School’s Out! It’s Decompression Time!

School’s out!  No more classes until August!  Your teens have just been through semester finals; they are stressed and needing some decompression time.  Yes, you want them to be responsible and have a productive summer:  participate in summer sports and activities, take summer school, get a summer job, volunteer for a worthy non-profit . . […]

Reversing Ineffective Parenting Habits

Kids don’t come with operator’s manuals.  You can’t get a PhD in parenting: it’s a learn-as-you-go kind of gig.  Sometimes, you have to change some of your parenting techniques because you recognize that they simply aren’t effective in achieving your goals.  Here are a few ways to help you reverse ineffective parenting habits. Explain to […]

Planning Your First Camping Trip with Your Kids

Planning your first camping trip with your kids can be fun, but it can also be overwhelming.  There are so many things to consider!  Here are some tips to help you prepare. What to Bring *A tent *A hammer (for staking your tent) *Sleeping bags *Pillows *Flashlights or lanterns *Collapsible or folding lawn chairs or […]

How to Connect with Your Son

As parents, we have strong bonds with our children.  We want to reinforce those bonds, nurture those relationships.  Here are a few tips to help you accomplish that goal with your son. *Spend time with him.  Just be present.  You don’t have to do anything special; just be available to him. *Talk with him about […]

How NOT to Get Scammed in Your Nanny Job Search

Identity theft is on the rise.  Scammers are finding new ways to get critical information from their unsuspecting victims.  Nannies4Hire does its best to screen out unethical families, but nannies must also be on the look-out.  Here are a few tips on how NOT to get scammed in your nanny job search. If the job […]

Mom Guilt and Sending Your Nanny to School Events

Many classrooms have room-moms, moms who volunteer as paraprofessionals in the classroom.  Field trips involve parent chaperones.  Moms are asked to bring cookies or other baked goods at specific times during special school days.  On other special days at school, moms are invited to attend school with their children.  Some choir concerts, plays, and other […]

Kids and Technology

Kids and technology:  helpful or harmful?  It’s a controversial topic with accurate information and valid perspectives on both sides.  Read on for more information. Cellular telephones can help kids notify parents (and vice versa) when they are running late to prevent unnecessary worry.   Communication in general from kids can be more frequent than it would […]