The Brazelton Way — T. Berry Brazelton, M.D. Toilet Training Method

Reprimands and Punishments Do Not Work “When parents are unable to wait, and they impose toilet training as their idea, the child will feel this as an invasion.” Dr T. Berry Brazelton Two weeks ago we started discussing potty training methods, click here to see one past article. Today we will discuss Dr. T. Berry […]

Child Sense by Priscilla Dunstan

Weekly Trip to the Library for Nannies and Au Pairs Priscilla Dunstan developed both Dunstan Baby Language and authored the book Child Sense. According to the Australian child-development expert, every child falls into one of four sense-based categories for experiencing, interpreting and relating to the world: tactile; auditory; visual; and taste-and-smell. She includes simple-to-use checklists […]

Black Friday Give-Away

Win a Free Dunstan Baby Language DVD Dunstan Baby Language is generously offering a free DVD to five nannies or au pairs. They will select the five best answers for two questions that are listed below. All you have to do is visit the Dunstan Baby Langauge web site by clicking here or read our […]

An Au Pair Thanksgiving

Why a Japanese Au Pair Loved an American ThanksgivingBy Nanami Last year I came to America from Japan to work as an au pair for a family with two girls in Morristown, NJ. It was a difficult adjustment. Not only was there a language barrier, but I owned just a few non-Western clothes and I […]

Pilgrim Hat and Pilgrim Bonnet

There is still a little time to squeeze in a last arts and craft project for the kids this Thanksgiving. A Girl’s Pilgrim Bonnet: Age Guideline: 5 Years and Up Time Required: 15 minutes (Does not include drying time) The above age and time guidelines are estimates. This project can be modified to suit other […]

Thanksgiving Votives

This simple votive candle idea makes a nice little gift or a creative way to use some of the leaves you collect during an Autumn nature walk. You could also create a few to sit on your dinner table during your Thanksgiving Dinner to add a little something special to the setting. Plus, it’s a […]

CPSC Crib Recall

Infant Entrapment and Suffocation Prompts Stork Craft to Recall More Than 2.1 Million Drop-Side Cribs WASHINGTON, DC – The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), in cooperation with Stork Craft Manufacturing Inc., of British Columbia, Canada, today announced the voluntary recall of more than 2.1 million Stork Craft drop-side cribs, including about 147,000 Stork Craft […]

Thankful Book Craft for In-Home Childcare Providers

Make a Thanksgiving keepsake for the child that truly embodies the spirit of thankfulness. You can purchase a small scrapbook or use Thanksgiving stickers and make this a really simple project. But for those of us on a budget, a homemade Thankful Book is quick, simple, and fun.What You Will Need: • A holiday picture• […]

Top Ten Lists About Potty Training

Summing Up Potty Training for Nannies and Au PairsTo summarize the advice from all the potty training methods we discussed this week here is our Top Ten Lists about potty training. Top 10 Things to Do During Potty Training:1. Be patient.2. Praise and reward the child to reinforce success.3. Follow the parents’ choice of potty […]

Thanksgiving Books and DVDs for Children

Weekly Trip to the Library for Nannies and Au Pairs Thanksgiving is an American holiday rich in history and traditions, and these Thanksgiving books and DVDs are wonderful tools to teach children about the spirit of thankfulness while introducing them to the formation of our nation. Thanksgiving is a time to be thankful and truly […]