7 Ways to Reduce Dawdling

Nanny Confessions I confess, I hate when kids dawdle! When they procrastinate it is easy to get stressed out. But I’ve learned that getting stressed, nagging, or shouting definitely doesn’t help kids become more organized or timely. After working as a nanny for more than two decades two things I know for sure is that […]

The Method and Discipline to Motivate Children

Last week we quoted Dorothy Rich, author of MegaSkills©: Building Our Children’s Character and Achievement for School and Life about motivating children to succeed in school and beyond. Today we list some activities the author suggests using to teach children about time and to help them listen better. The author explains that before children do things, […]

Book Review of Little Lemon

Weekly Trip to the Library  Little Lemon (Activities for Developing Motivation and Memory Skills)By Betsy B. Lee Since we have been discussing motivating children all week it makes sense to recommend a great children’s book called Little Lemon (Activities for Developing Motivation and Memory Skills)to help motivate children. Little Lemon (Activities for Developing Motivation and […]

The First Step is the Hardest

How Nannies and Au Pairs Can Motivate Children to Try Something New To continue the discussion of motivating children, Dorothy Rich, author of MegaSkills says that taking a first step, the first time doing something is the hardest. She says, “There is a method and discipline in motivation that can be built from tiny, beginning […]

Motivating Children for Nannies and Au Pairs

Dorothy Rich, the author of MegaSkills says, “Children are born motivated, not bored. They come out into the world eager, reaching, looking, touching — and that’s what we want them to keep on doing.” She continues, “Just outside our front door is a world of experiences waiting to delight even the child who complains bitterly, […]

Keeping Motivated During Down-Time

When the third grader is at school full-time and the toddler is napping it can be hard to be motivated to do another load of laundry when your favorite soap opera is on the flat screen and some leftover birthday cake is waiting to be tasted in the fridge. Most nannies and au pairs have […]