How Well Do You Communicate With Your Boss?

How to Communicate Effectively With Your Employers Nannies must communicate to be understood. Effective communication with employers is essential so that nannies can avoid misunderstandings and develop trust. Nannies develop trust with parents when they listen to parental concerns, when they speak assertively, and when they keep sensitive and personal issues confidential. When individuals express […]

Poor Communication is Bad for Your Job and Health

Learn to Be More Assertive From The Healthy Mind, Healthy Body Handbook by David S. Sobel and Robert Ornstein  In The Healthy Mind, Healthy Body Handbook, David S. Sobel and Robert Ornstein write that evidence suggests that communicating effectively enhances our health and self-esteem, nurtures our relationships, and helps us cope with stress. Healthy communication is the […]

Tips on How Nannies Can Say “No!”

According to the authors of The Healthy Mind, Healthy Body Handbooklearning how to decline a request is an essential life skill. Many of us have a hard time saying no, even when we’re overwhelmed with things to do. We may say yes from an exaggerated desire to please, but in the end we often feel […]

Do You Speak Up at Work?

Are you Aggressive, Passive, or Assertive at Work? This week we are sharing information from The Healthy Mind, Healthy Body Handbook by David S. Sobel and Robert Ornstein. The authors of the book explain that there are basically three ways we communicate with other people: aggressively, passively, or assertively. Effective communication is usually assertive communication. […]

Say No to Say Yes! Are You a People Pleaser?

Why We Say Yes, When We Want to Say No We all do it. We say yes when we really want to say no. Many nannies are people pleasers, especially at work. Plenty of nannies have difficulty saying no to their employers because they want to be nice and show their employers that they appreciate the job […]

Nannies and Au Pairs: Saying "No" to Your Boss

Do You Find it Hard Saying “No” to Your Boss? Over the years many nannies and au pairs have complained about some of their job duties to me, yet they don’t simply say “No” to their employers when asked to do something they don’t want to do. Instead of griping to their friends, it would […]