Nannies and Au Pairs are "Shadow Mothers"

Weekly Trip to the Library for Nannies and Au Pairs Shadow Mothers: Nannies, Au Pairs, and the Micropolitics of Mothering by sociologist Cameron Lynne Macdonald examines the complicated personal relationships between working mothers and the nannies and au pairs that work in their homes. The author examines what it means to both mothers and childcare workers […]

MegaSkills for Babies, Toddlers, and Beyond

Weekly Trip to the Library for Nannies and Au Pairs Book Review of MegaSkills for Babies, Toddlers, and BeyondBy Dorothy Rich and Beverly Mattox MegaSkills are the attitudes, the behaviors, the habits that determine achievement in school and beyond. The work of the MegaSkills is to build success for children, parents, and teachers (nannies and […]

The Child Care Texbook 2007

Weekly Trip to the Library for Nannies and Au Pairs The Child Care Textbook: Required Reading in the Nation’s First Tuition-free, College Credit, Child Care Training Program  is the essential child care primer for those employed to care for children in a private home. The author is Anne Merchant Geissler who developed the Professional Nanny […]

The What to Expect Baby-Sitter’s Handbook

The What to Expect Baby-Sitter’s Handbook by Heidi Murkoff The hurdle for nannies with this book is the title. Professional nannies hate to be called baby-sitters. But, if you can swallow your professional nanny pride and read a book with the term “baby-sitter” in the title, you might find it a concise and useful resource. […]

What Kindergarten Teachers Know

WEEKLY TRIP TO THE LIBRARY What Kindergarten Teachers Know by Lisa Holewa and Joan Rice This book discusses practical and playful ways for caregivers to help children listen, learn, and cooperate at home. I just love that the book is small in size and a quick read. It includes easy-to-follow suggestions about helping children listen […]

Nanny and Au Pair Book Reviews

Weekly Trip to the Library: Children’s Books to Protect Against Child Abuse Subscribers to Be the Best Nanny Monthly Guide often comment that their favorite column in the nanny newsletter is “Weekly Trip to the Library.” Due to the popularity of the column we hope to include reviews of your favorite children’s, parenting, and […]