Review of The Babywise Method

Weekly Trip to the Library The Babywise Method On Becoming Baby Side: The Classic Sleep Reference By Gary Ezzo This book has become very controversial with a concern among pediatricians that this method outlines an infant feeding program that has been associated with failure to thrive (FTT), poor weight gain, dehydration, breast milk supply failure, […]

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 […]

Woman: Nannies, Maids, and Sex Workers in the New Economy

Weekly Trip to the Library for Nannies On Monday June 1, 2009 the June issue of Be the Best Nanny Newsletter will be sent out. The discussion of this issue covers cultural differences between nannies and mothers who hire them to care for their children. Global Woman: Nannies, Maids, and Sex Workers in the New […]

Children’s Books About Siblings

Weekly Trip to the Library Mail Harry to the Moon By Robie H. Harris Ages 3 to 6 Harry’s older brother is enraged when he cries, spits up, or puts him on Grandma’s lap. Big Brother demands that Harry be thrown in the trash, flushed down the toilet, or put back inside Mommy. Finally, on […]

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 […]