Birth Order and Personality Types

Nannies and Au Pairs Can End Birth Order Stereotypes Birth order does seem to affect personality traits in siblings. But you can end these stereotypes when working with your charges. Parents often have high expectations for firstborns. Firstborns often are eager to please their parents, have high expectations for themselves, are conscientious, and perfectionists. Sometimes […]

Daily News Article About Labor Rights

Domestic workers push labor rights billDaily NewsBy Patrice O’Shaughnessy Members of the Domestic Workers Justice Coalition, a group that works to organize several domestic worker unions, held a rally Saturday, March 4th, 2009. Tuesday, Ana Ontiveros will not make her usual daily trip from the Bronx to her job as a housekeeper in Manhattan. Instead, […]

Positive Nanny Article

Here’s a link to an upbeat, positive article about a nanny working happily in New Jersey found in the Fremont Tribune. grad works in New Jersey as a nannyBy Debra Jacobsen/Tribune correspondentTuesday, Apr 28, 2009 – 10:49:54 am CDT

It Isn’t Luck When Siblings Get Along

Handling Sibling Bickering Siblings cannot get along perfectly all the time. Even the sweetest children bicker with their siblings. But, if children see how their caregivers appropriately handle conflicts then common sibling bickering can actually help teach sisters and brothers how to resolve conflicts, share, problem-solve, manage frustration, compromise, and to respect others. Here are […]

How to Prevent Swine Flu

Swine Flu Now in AmericaIn Mexico the number of swine flu deaths rises to 149. To see aritlce click here for link In the United States we now have 40 cases of confirmed cases. Click here to visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention web site for current stats. U.S. Human Cases of Swine […]

Chicago Tribune Article About Nannies

The following article can be found at: Lose the anxiety, find a,0,4480663.storyBy Heidi Stevens Tribune newspapersApril 26, 2009 Whenever people ask why I chose a group day-care setting, rather than a nanny, when my daughter was an infant, I rattle off answers about socialization and lower costs and wanting my child to learn […]

Dear President Obama Letters of Hope From Children Across America

Weekly Trip to the Library Dear President Obama Letters of Hope From Children Across AmericaBy Bruce Kluger and David Tabatsky On November 5th, 2008, writers Bruce Kluger and David Tabatsky had a simple idea: to recapture the exhilarating spirit of the 2008 presidential election from the perspective of our nation’s youngest citizens. They emailed a […]

Earth Day: Learn About What You Can Do

Environmental Organization Web Sites Learn more about environmental organizations by clicking on the links below: Defenders of Wildlife Friends of the Earth Friends of the National Zoo Great Outdoor Recreation Pages Kids For A Clean Environment (F.A.C.E.) Kids Saving the Rain Forest League of Conservation Voters Marilyn’s Imagination Factory National Audubon Society National Wildlife Federation […]

Fun Earth Day Acitivities

Growing Plants Materials Seeds, Shallow dish of water, Planters, Potting soil Directions Soak seeds from an orange, apple, grapefruit, lemon, or lime in water for a day or two. Fill several planters with potting soil and place three or four seeds in each one about half an inch deep. Water the seeds, place the […]

How Nannies and Au Pairs Can Make Earth Day Everyday

Teaching Children to be Green Tomorrow is Earth Day. Great power lies in the hands of nannies and au pairs that consistently teach children to reduce, reuse, and recycle. To teach children to respect the environment, we must live green and value our natural world, especially when our charges look up to us. If we […]