When Punishments and Rewards No Longer Work

Listen with Empathy to Motivate Older Kids Have you ever noticed that as kids age using rewards and punishments that used to motivate them as young children, no longer work at encouraging them to behave? The reason for this is that as kids get older, their motivation becomes intrinsic. In an article on verywell.com, Kendra […]

Portable Vibrating Products to Calm Newborns

Products Nannies Love I love Dr. Harvey Karp’s concepts of how to comfort newborns in his book The Happiest Baby on the Block. Through his work with newborns, pediatrician Dr. Harvey Karp found that most fussy babies are soothed by harnessing the calming reflex through “shushing” and constant motion reminiscent of the womb. Click here […]

Children’s Books About 4th of July

Weekly Trip to the Library Next week American’s celebrate their Independence from Great Britain on the 4th of July. Independence Day is commonly celebrated with fireworks, parades, barbecues, picnics, concerts, political speeches and ceremonies celebrating the history, government, and traditions of the United States. Get the kids in your care in the mood for the […]