Should Nannies Insist On Use of Nanny Cams to Protect Themselves?

Nanny Arrested Abusing Infant on Nanny Cams Yesterday we learned of another nanny had been arrested after slapping and shaking an infant was caught on video in Staten Island. Nannies and au pairs don’t want to be video taped while working and many in-home caregivers are insulted if parents install nanny cams. But video surveillance is […]

How Nannies Should Report Child Abuse or Mistreatment

Have You Ever Suspected a Child You Knew Was Being Abused, Neglected, or Mistreated? Our New Year’s Resolution for nannies is to Be the One to protect children. If you suspect a child (any child) may be abused or neglected, nannies should discuss their concerns with a the children’s teacher, doctor, and law enforcement for […]

The Nanny’s Dilemma: When to Report or Not to Report Child Abuse?

Would You Be Strong Enough to Be the One Who Starts the Process That Separates a Parent and Child? In most states, the nanny is legally a Mandatory Reporter. That is, the nanny must report abuse or suspected abuse with no fear of legal liability. However, states provide little or no training for nannies regarding what is abuse or […]

Be the One to Protect a Child

“Unpredictable” Consequences of Abuse Our New Year’s Resolution for all nannies is to Be the One to protect a child, any child. This year, nannies should be heroes for all children. Due to the Penn State scandal we posted the predictable signs of abuse of a child. But, there can be a huge difference between […]

"Predictable" Consequences of Abuse

For our New Year’s Resolution we have asked nannies to Be the One to protect children. Recent well-publicized events have focused attention on sexual abuse of children by trusted adults. The disgust accompanying these reports tend to overlook the problems and pain of physical and verbal abuse. While the reactions of any sort of abuse cannot […]

Nannies Do You Know How to Report Child Abuse?

Do You Remember the Mother Who Used Hot Sauce to Discipline Her Child on Dr. Phil? She’s Been Convicted of Child Abuse! Click here to see article. If suspect child abuse each state has different reporting agencies. The International Nanny Association has listed those agencies by state as well as the phone number. If your state […]

Charged with Child Abuse After Appearing on "Dr. Phil" Show

“Hot Saucing is the new wash out your mouth with sauce.”This story that appeared on Good Morning America this morning is so disturbing I must interrupt the start of our eczema treatment series to discuss it.Video from the “Dr. Phil” television show of an Alaska mother forcing her son to drink hot sauce and take […]