Mealtime Manners are Important

Table Manners Star Chart Nannies must help teach their nanny kids table manners by modeling proper manners. Shiela Ellison, author of 365 Ways to Raise Confident Kids explains that manners are behaviors that reflect awareness of other people’s feelings. It takes time to teach kids socially acceptable behavior. This learning happens each day within the […]

5 Ways to Teach Kids Patience

Kids Don’t Naturally Know How to Delay Gratification When I first started working as a nanny I found a lot of great ideas to use with my nanny kids from author Sheila Ellison.  I will share her clever ideas on how to teach children to be patient today. The only way to teach children difficult […]

Teaching Kids to Give and Accept Compliments

Teaching Kids Good Manners Professional nannies know how important it is to provide quality care to children. What compares a stellar nanny to a mere babysitter is that professional in-home childcare providers help the children in their care develop a good character, good manners, a positive outlook on life, good self-esteem, and a love of […]

Kid Friendly Organizing

http://confessionsofaslackermom.com/ “After the verb ‘To Love,’ ‘To Help’ is the most beautiful verb in the world.” — Bertha Von Suttner An attitude of helpfulness creates a feeling of togetherness within the family as everyone works toward common goals. Encourage the child’s creativity by enlisting their help for novel solutions for storage and cleaning up their […]

Professional Nannies Don’t Yell at Kids

Respecting Professional Boundaries for Nannies When caring for other people’s kids I urge nannies not yell at children. To encourage kids to be respectful and kind you need to be respectful and kind towards them. Consider if you wouldn’t use an aggressive tone with another adult, why is it okay to us an aggressive tone and […]