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August 15, 2017

Riding Out the Storms: When the Tantrum Hits

Tantrum Strikes  It’s natural to want to stop the behavior immediately in its tracks and talk firmly with the child. Especially in public, such a display of good behavior gone bad can force adults to snap or feel humiliated. While the notion may seem less than pleasant, more studies indicate that such emotional displays in children are […]

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July 12, 2017

Going on Vacation? Don’t Forget the Beach Chairs, Sunscreen, and…the Nanny!

With many families embarking on summer vacation, a common question we hear is whether the nanny should come along or not. Some families may have already established arrangements for travelling with their nanny, but for those who haven’t done so before, we suggest considering both sides of the situation first. It may feel strange to […]

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June 14, 2017

How to Transition Your Child into Summer

Most children look forward to summer as lazy months of sleeping in, staying up late, and living without the confines of their school year routine. While some may participate in summer activities such as day camps or sleepaway camps, the inconsistent schedule of summer presents more anxieties for some than others. Children who are more […]

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May 15, 2017

Pacifiers – Thumbs Up or Down?

Caring for a new baby, comforting is one of your highest priorities, and you may find a pacifier very helpful. Some babies can be soothed with rocking and cuddling and are content to suck only during feedings. Others just can’t seem to suckle enough, even when they’re not hungry. If your baby still wants to […]

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April 13, 2017

Let’s Laugh and Have Fun!

One of the most important things we can do with kids is maintaining a sense of humor. Let’s be honest – kids don’t need parents directing or  “teaching” them all the time! Kids enjoy time with adults who are feeling young at heart – having fun and laughing with them! It’s important that we’re able […]

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March 15, 2017

Calm Down? Tips to Help!

Learning to control emotions is a challenge for infants and toddlers. They are just gaining experience around how to express what they are feeling.  Their outcry could be anything from a feeling of physical discomfort to needing a change in scenery or even a change in routine.  Young children are different from adults when it […]

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February 14, 2017

Teach Children to Give Back –Have Fun Doing It

Starting to educate children on the concept of charity at an early age and launch a lifetime to a penchant for giving back. To experience the feeling of fulfillment from giving back lays the foundation for an empathetic and philanthropic young adult. Whether it is helping out a child’s school or around the community, these […]

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February 11, 2017

Short Video – Why Use An Agency – Association of Premier Nanny Agencies (APNA)

Wendy Sachs, CEO of Philadelphia Nanny Network, is a board member of APNA.  To become a member, the agency goes through a rigorous vetting process to confirm that the business holds the highest standards of ethical practices and procedures.  APNA holds an annual conference of workshops as a platform to encourage all brick and mortar […]

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January 5, 2017

“I Love To Read!” — Begins At Home

Reading is fundamental.  And, when we think about it, it does not start when children enter the classroom.  It begins at home.  Parents and caregivers can prepare children for the classroom starting at infancy.  Helpful “literacy learning tips” include: Read to infants. Reading helps enrich a child’s vocabulary. Through books, babies are introduced to a […]

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November 18, 2016

Goal-Setting Strategies With Children

This is the time of year when we reflect on what we accomplished throughout the year and renew goals for the upcoming year. Even as adults, we sometimes struggle with strategies for setting goals but what does this look like for young children. How can we help nurture goal setting and the process of achievement? […]

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Events

Nannypalooza October 6 – 8, 2017

Learn with other nannies…and have a ton of fun!

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National Nanny Training Day 2017 April 29

National Nanny Training Day is held to recognize the needs of young children and to raise the awaremess of the positive correaltion between nanny training and quality care.  This national initiative is part of the Week of the Young Child, an annual celebration sponsored by the National Association for the Education of Young Children. On […]

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International Nanny Association Conference 2017 Chicago – May 18-21

The Annual Conference offers educational and networking opportunities for business owners and in-home child care providers. Top Reasons to Attend Enrich Your Knowledge. The many educational workshops will enhance your professional and personal development. Three tracks of workshops for Nannies, Newborn Care Specialists and Agency Owners & Staff. Gain Insider Tips. Industry veterans and educators will […]

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