What Do You Give Your Dad Boss for Father’s Day?

Weekly Trip to the Library for Nannies and Au Pairs Father’s Day is celebrated in the U.S. tomorrow, Sunday, June 20, 2010. A perfect gift to give your Dad Boss is a book written for fathers. Of course you can choose a book on a topic the father loves, such as a favorite sports team. […]

Are You a Calm or Hysterical Caregiver?

Visual Cliff Experiment from Mind in the Making by Ellen Galinsky In Mind in the Making, Ellen Galinsky has grouped research into seven critical areas that children need most: (1) focus and self control; (2) perspective taking; (3) communicating; (4) making connections; (5) critical thinking; (6) taking on challenges; and (7) self-directed, engaged learning. For […]

Infants Crave Social Interaction

The Still Face Experiment by Dr. Edward Tronick From Mind in the Making by Ellen Galinsky This week we have posted video clips from the Vook Mind in the Making by Ellen Galinsky. In this video clip you will see the “Still Face” experiment. After watching this emotional experiment you will never ignore an infant […]

Helping Children Make Connections – An Essential Life Skill

For the past few days we have been showing video clips from the Vook Mind in the Making by Ellen Galinsky. Here is another fun video clip from Mind in the Making that shows how children make connections, one of Galinsky’s seven essential life skills. Making connections is at the heart of learning—figuring out what’s […]

The Marshmallow Test

How Nannies and Au Pairs Can Teach Children Focus and Self Control, an Essential Life Skill If you missed the June, 2010 issue of Be the Best Nanny Newsletter you missed our review of the new book by Ellen Galinsky, Mind in the Making. But, you can still view a video clip below from Mind […]

Video of How Babies Grow Up to Use Words and Learn Language

Video of Anne Renald Experiment from Mind in the Making by Ellen Galinsky I was fortunate to attend a book signing for Mind in the Making by Ellen Galinsky in May, 2010. I was so inspired by the presentation that I reviewed Mind in the Making by Ellen Galinsky in the June 2010 issue of […]

Review of Mind in the Making by Ellen Galinsky

Weekly Trip to the Library By now subscribers should have received their June 2010 issue of Be the Best Nanny Monthly Guide. In the June 2010 issue of the nanny trade publication we discuss the new book (nine years in the making) Mind in the Making: The Seven Essential Life Skills Every Child Needs by […]

Reflections on Health Care for Nannies

By Polly PsiImage from ProCon.org Over the past few weeks we have attempted to take a sober look at the complex and voluminous health care legislation and to present a clear and simple timeline of changes to take effect during the process of implementation. Discarding the hyperbole and demagoguery of political operatives, we found a […]

Health Care Reform Timeline 2014 and 2015 and Beyond

In the year 2014 Image to left from conservationreport Insurance plan reforms: Create temporary reinsurance program to cover high-risk individuals. Allow states to merge individual and small group markets. Limit waiting periods for coverage to 90 days. Limit deductibles to $2000 for individuals and $4000 for families. Require renew-ability of plans by limiting rating variations […]

The New Nanny Law: A Step in the Right Direction

Graphic from RaceWire The Colorlines Blog The new Nanny Law in New York will hopefully give both domestic employers and in-home employees a clear guideline for what is fair when negotiating a new contract. The Nanny Law allows penalties against those who do not follow basic labor laws. But, it is largely unenforceable unless someone […]