Follow the Leprechaun Foot Prints

Saint Patrick’s Day Fun   Here’s a fun activity the kids will love to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day. All you need to do is cut out foot prints from green construction paper or spray your footprints in the snow with green water. Then hide small treasures of gold coin candy around the house or yard. Sprinkle the footprints as a trail […]

Nanny Confessions: Bringing Up Problems to Parents

Should Nannies Offer Advice to Parents Before Being Asked for Advice? By Elizabeth Hawksworth I was speaking to a friend about how hard it is to bring up potential concerns to parents about their kids. My friend thought a child appeared to have torticollis and she was asking me if I would say anything to the parents […]

Balancing Texting and Surfing on the Job

Respecting Professional Boundaries for Nannies and Parents It is often hard for busy parents and nannies to find time to chat in-person. Some parents can only make time to text or email their nannies on the train on the way to work or discreetly during meetings during the work day. The life of modern nannies […]

Teaching Kids to Tell Time

Products to Help Teach Kids to Tell Time Daylight Savings time begins today in the United States. So, there’s no better time to discuss how to teach kids about time. Telling time is an essential skill but there’s no point in trying to teach kids to read an analog clock before children can count to […]

Do Your Thoughts Help or Hinder You?

Dealing with People You Can’t Stand By Dr. Rick Brinkman and Dr. Rick Kirschner This guide identifies ten types of difficult people on the job. It shows how to get results with each type and explains: how difficult people think, what they fear and why they act as they do; why difficulty is in the […]

Today is International Women’s Day

Annually on March 8, thousands of events are held throughout the world to inspire women and celebrate achievements for International Women’s Day. A global web of rich and diverse local activity connects women from all around the world ranging from political rallies, business conferences, government activities, and networking events through to local women’s craft markets, […]

Nannies as Role Models of Good Health

The Best Role Models Bring Out the Best in Children Undoubtedly nannies have a huge influence in children’s lives. Nannies are role models for the kids in their care and the best role models are a great source of guidance and bring out the best in children. Good health doesn’t only include eating right, exercising, […]

Rainbow Toast for St. Patrick’s Day

Wednesdays with Whitney By Whitney Tang Saint Patrick’s Day is right around the corner, which means that those sneaky leprechauns are on their way! Perhaps you can keep them from tearing through the house with a colorful snack which will catch their eye. This rainbow toast is a great distractor for those tiny green disasters, […]

Nanny Confessions: Be Honest When Your Child Is Sick

How Many Paid Sick Days Do You Get Each Year? By Elizabeth Hawksworth I have had a bad tooth infection this week and it reminds me of all the times I have looked after children when I felt under the weather. I always let my employers know if I am really sick because I might […]

Parents Are Allowed to Be Hypocrites

Respecting Professional Boundaries for Nannies and Parents   It is common for parents to direct nannies to limit television watching and not allow their kids to eat junk food. Then, when the parents are in charge, those well intentioned rules are broken and the kids are allowed to watch television while eating McDonald’s. Parents often […]