Does Punishing a Child that Lies Make them Lie More?

Nanny Confessions I confess, it drives me nuts when my Nanny Kid’s lie (or an adult does for that matter). It’s easier to fix a problem if people of all ages are just honest. I think it’s pretty normal for many kids to exaggerate or stretch the truth for attention or to help them feel […]

From Grapes to Jelly by Bridget Heo

Weekly Trip to the Library I love “The Who Made My Lunch” series of children’s books that takes readers on the journey of common household foods travel from farm, to factory, to table. After reading From Grapes to Jelly be sure to make some recipes using jelly. Allow the kids to spread jelly on their […]

How to Raise an Adult by Julie Lythcott-Haims

Weekly Trip to the Library If you already like parenting books like Free-Range Kids, Balanced and Barefoot, and the The Blessing Of A Skinned Knee you will undoubtedly love How to Raise an Adult by Julie Lythcott-Haims. While I definitely agree with the author when she says kids need to be raised to be independent […]

The ADHD Workbook for Kids

Weekly Trip to the Library I love the The ADHD Workbook for Kids. I originally just borrowed the book from the library but decided to buy a copy to keep in my nanny library to use for the rest of my nanny career. The workbook helps children learn new Emotional Intelligence. Emotional Intelligence includes the […]

Hair Love by Matthew A. Cherry

Weekly Trip to the Library You undoubtedly saw the Oscars last Sunday and that Matthew A. Cherry took home an Oscar when Hair Love won an Academy Award for Best Animated Short Film! I highly recommend buying or borrowing the children’s book from the library and watching the short film. Chicago native Matthew A. Cherry […]

Love Monster and the Lost Chocolate by Rachael Bright

Weekly Trip to the Library Love Monster and the Last Chocolate is a really adorable book to give to your Nanny Kids with a box of chocolates for Valentine’s Day. When Love Monster comes home from vacation, he discovers a box of chocolates on his doorstep. He knows he should share it with his friends, […]

Guess How Much I Love You? By Sam McBratney

Weekly Trip to the Library With Valentine’s Day approaching I suggest giving your Nanny Kids a children’s book rather than candy for the holiday. If your Nanny Kids don’t already have this popular children’s book in their personal library I highly recommend giving them the pop-up edition of Guess How Much I Love You: Pop-Up […]

The Dancing Dragon by Marcia K. Vaughan

Weekly Trip to the Library Today is the Chinese New Year — the Chinese festival that celebrates the beginning of a new year on the traditional Chinese calendar. The Dancing Dragon by Marcia K. Vaughan is a great book to share with your Nanny Kids for Chinese New Year. It is a rhyming tale in […]

A Sweet Smell of Roses by Angela Johnson

Weekly Trip to the Library for Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day This is a great book to read to children in honor of MLK Day and civil rights day. In A Sweet Smell of Roses there’s a sweet, sweet smell in the air as two young girls, Minnie and her sister, sneak out of […]

Kindness Snippet Jar by Diane Alber

Weekly Trip to the Library Undoubtedly one of the most important things to teach kids is kindness. We must show them how to be friendly and to be kind towards others, to use good manners, and not to be mean or bully or cyber bully others. Learning to be kind as children will ultimately make […]