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December 13, 2017

When ‘No’ Isn’t Enough

Sometimes, managing defiant behavior in young children feels impossible. What can parents and caregivers do when they refuse to listen or continue to engage in disobedience? Most children go through a phase where ‘no’ is their favorite word, but there are some concrete strategies to help parents and caregivers manage this behavior effectively. We’ve detailed […]

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November 15, 2017

On Your Marks, Get Set, Sleep!

Whether you are nursing a newborn or caring after an infant, the challenges of getting your baby to sleep through the night can be abundant. When crying wakes you up consistently, the sleepless nights add up and can leave you feeling drained. That’s why sleep training, or the process of teaching a baby how to […]

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October 20, 2017

The Peskiest of Toddler Behaviors Explained

If you’re a parent of a toddler, chances are you are all too familiar with temper tantrums. It is also common for young children to turn to biting, hitting, kicking, pulling hair and more when dealing with unpleasant emotions, but more than thankfully, there are ways to respond that will reduce aggressive behavior in the […]

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September 27, 2017

The Gift of Time – We Help Grow Happy Families

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September 20, 2017

The Doctor’s Orders Are In

The promise of a lollipop at the end of a trip to the doctor isn’t always enough to calm your children’s fears of attending an office visit. The possibility of shots, having blood drawn, or teeth pulled is a lot for kids to cope with, especially when done by an adult they’re unfamiliar with. With […]

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September 15, 2017

Squeaky Clean Safety Reminders

In many households, bath time is a nightly ritual complete with rubber ducks, bubbles, and lots of splashing. Whether handled by caregivers or parents, bath time is a special activity, but with squirmy toddlers, can also be a worrisome situation. While most adults know never to leave a toddler alone in a tub or in […]

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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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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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