Take Inventory of Who You Spend Time With

Monthly To-Do List: Surround Yourself with Positive Influences Have you ever noticed when another person yawns, you yawn? When someone else cries do you feel sad? When others laugh do you find it hard not to laugh with them? This is called the “ripple effect.” How the other people around you feel effects your mood. […]

Adopting an Attitude of Gratitude for the New Year

New Year’s To-Do List Daily I receive messages from nannies online asking me to post their questions on Facebook page in our column “Anonymous Nanny Asks for Advice.” The number of complaints shows me that no one loves every moment of their job. Despite feeling underappreciated and disrespected at times, I want to challenge nannies […]

5 Thing You Positively Must Do in July

Monthly To-Do List 1. If you want to keep your job, or find a job you must maintain a positive attitude. Adopt, accentuate, and exude a positive attitude. Being positive with yourself, the kids, and parents helps get positive results. 2. Avoid negativity as much as possible. Stay away from negative web sites, negative people, […]

Do You Work with an Eye-Rolling, Sarcastic, Back-Talking Pre-Teen?

Middle Schoolers Don’t Have the Maturity to Know They Crossed the Line Photo: Stockxpert I’ve been pulling-my-hair-out with an eight-year-old charge that is suddenly giving me back-talk. His once respectful tone has been replaced with rude comebacks, eye-rolling, sarcasm, and bitter refusal to follow through with even the simplest of my requests. I’ve been wondering […]