Respecting Professional Boundaries for Nannies

You are a Nanny, Not a Family Member   When the nanny-child-parent relationship is satisfactory for everyone it is easy for parents to praise their employees and affectionately call them “members of the family.” But, the reality is that being a nanny is a job. To keep nannies hard-working, reliable, and respectful of the employers’ […]

What Nannies Can Do During the Baby’s Naptime

How to Keep 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 […]

Are Nannies Like a Third Parent?

It’s Hard Enough for Two Parents to Raise a Child, But Adding a Nanny Makes it More Complicated It would be impossible for any two parents to agree 100 percent of the time on how to raise a child. But, it gets even more complicated when you throw another person (a nanny) into the mix. […]

Are You a Calm or Hysterical Caregiver?

Visual Cliff Experiment from Mind in the Making by Ellen Galinsky In Mind in the Making, Ellen Galinsky has grouped research into seven critical areas that children need most: (1) focus and self control; (2) perspective taking; (3) communicating; (4) making connections; (5) critical thinking; (6) taking on challenges; and (7) self-directed, engaged learning. For […]