MegaSkills for Babies, Toddlers, and Beyond

Weekly Trip to the Library for Nannies and Au Pairs Book Review of MegaSkills for Babies, Toddlers, and BeyondBy Dorothy Rich and Beverly Mattox MegaSkills are the attitudes, the behaviors, the habits that determine achievement in school and beyond. The work of the MegaSkills is to build success for children, parents, and teachers (nannies and […]

Nannies and Au Pairs Should Help Children Create a Homework Schedule

Having a regular routine and schedule each school day helps children achieve well in school. Last week we started discussing how vital it is for nannies and au pairs to help childen with homework. Having a regular routine and schedule each school day helps children achieve well in school. The Northwest Regional Educational Laboratory (NWREL), […]

The Nanny Nation

Two Final Notes on Healthcare ReformBy Polly Sci Whenever I google the term “Nanny” I find more links to political blogs, than to blogs written for in-home childcare providers. Some opponents of healthcare changes express disdain for all government intervention in an individuals life by describing proposed changes in healthcare as the spread of a […]

Nannies and Healthcare Reform Part IV

The Elderly and Death PanelsBy Polly Sci We have been discussing healthcare reform. Changes in Medicare could alter how seniors use healthcare services, at least as outlined in House versions of the bill. Current proposals attempt to promote preventive services and medical screenings by eliminating co-payments for those services. The purpose of this approach is […]

Healthcare Reform and Nannies Part III

Will Illegal Immigrants and Young Adults Have Coverage?By Polly Psi During the 2008 Presidential campaign the daughter of a Vice Presidential candidate became an unwed mother. As an unwed teen mother, she was covered by her parents’ health insurance. The unwed teen father was probably covered by his parents’ health insurance. But, the teen’s baby […]

Healthcare Reform for Nannies Part II

What About Death Panels? What About the Disabled?By PollyPsi Today we will continue our discussion of proposed healthcare changes that we started last week (click here to see article last week) by focusing on how a revised system might impact a typical family. Recently, a well known former United States Vice Presidential candidate stated that […]

Children’s Books About School

Weekly Trip to the Library for Nannies and Au Pairs In New Jersey, where we publish Be the Best Nanny Newsletter, we have just started the fall semester of school this week. But for those who started school in August these are still fun books to borrow from the library. I Am Absolutely too Small […]

Healthcare Reform and Nannies

Nannies have been emailing and calling Be the Best Nanny Newsletter asking to clarify what President Obama’s speech last night about healthcare reform meant. One nanny said on our voicemail, “I am more confused now than before.” Currently our October 2009 Be the Best Nanny Newsletter monthly poll (which can be found on the top, […]

Nanny and Au Pair / Student Homework Contract

The Homework Contract Kids are back in school and nannies and au pairs can help children complete their school assignments before the parents arrive home from work each weeknight. Developing a homework schedule is vital to homework success. After having a healthy snack and a few minutes to relax and tell you about their day, […]

Nannies and Au Pairs are Homework Helpers

Tutoring and helping children with schoolwork. Studies by the National Academy of Sciences (NAS) show that the defining factor in having academically successful children of parents that work outside the home is the household help that they hire. The NAS studies show that families that hire great childcare providers are in a stronger position to […]