The Courage to Be Disliked By Ichiro Kishimi and Fumitake Koga

No One Can Make You Feel Insecure Because You Are a Nanny The Courage to Be Disliked: The Japanese Phenomenon That Shows You How to Change Your Life and Achieve Real Happiness has sold millions worldwide and I wanted to see what the hype was all about. The book is written as a conversation between […]

The Explosive Child by Ross W. Greene

Kids Do Well When They Can Explosive or challenging kids are children that get far more frustrated, far more easily, far more often, in far more extreme ways, and perform less adaptably and flexibly than most children. In The Explosive Child: A New Approach For Understanding And Parenting Easily Frustrated, Chronically Inflexible Children, Ross W. […]

Mouse Shapes by Ellen Stoll Walsh

Weekly Trip to the Library What can you make with one oval, two circles, and eight triangles? Just ask three clever mice. In Mouse Shapes,the mice play with shapes while hiding from a cat. In the end, the mice build big mice to scare the cat away. After reading the book let the kids trace […]

Stop Power Struggles with Kids

Using Natural Consequences When kids don’t wear their coat, they get cold. When children refuse to eat, they become hungry. When they don’t use an umbrella in the rain, they get wet. The concept of using natural consequences to teach children, rather than punishing them, is allowing things to happen naturally, without adult interference. In […]

Deceptively Delicious by Jessica Seinfeld

Should We Hide, or Not Hide, Veggies in Kids’ Food? I love the cookbook Deceptively Delicious. Jessica Seinfeld, the wife of comedian Jerry Seinfeld and a mother of three, shows us how to add vegetables that kids find unappetizing on their own, to foods kids love. With the help of a nutritionist and a professional chef, […]

The Price of Privilege by Madeline Levine

A Sense of Lovability is the Core of All Healthy Self-Development In Order to Learn How to Cope with Normal Frustrations, We First Have to Experience Them Nannies often see the parents they work for as down-to-earth, hard working, appreciative, respectful, and loving parents yet worry that they see the children in their care growing […]

The Perfect Stranger by Lucy Kaylin

Weekly Trip to the Library I have never read a book in which I had so many “Aha” moments as I did when reading The Perfect Stranger: The Truth About Mothers and Nannies by Lucy Kaylin. The author who is the Editor in Chief of O, the Oprah Magazine, was an executive editor for Marie Claire, […]

Searching for Mary Poppins

Weekly Trip to the Library By Whitney Tang, Author of Wednesdays with Whitney and The Naptime Nook Searching for Mary Poppins by Susan Davis and Gina Hyams is exactly that: a book about various mothers’ searches for Mary Poppins (aka the perfect nanny). But it goes much further than that. This book, which is made up of […]

Weekly Trip to the Library for Au Pairs and Nannies

Review of The Sleepeasy Solution For many weeks we have been reviewing infant sleep training books. Just type the word “sleep” to search our blog for previous reviews by Dr. Harvey Karp, Dr. Richard Ferber, Elizabeth Pantley, William Sears, Gary Ezzo, Gina Ford, and Kim West. The next book in the series is The Sleepeasy […]