Blog

March 1, 2022

Are Naps Important for Kids?

Naps are important for so many reasons. Important physical and brain development occurs while kids sleep. There are very few children who get the required amount of sleep in one stretch over night until they are at least 3 and some kids really need to nap until kindergarten. Naps also help busy children relax and […]

More

February 2, 2022

Temperament and Why Is It Important?

Temperament refers to the way that a child responds to the world. It can be used to describe their general mood and activity level. It is the way they handle emotions and regulate behavior. Often temperament is described in kids as a child is “dramatic” or “easy going”. Understanding a child’s basic temperament makes it […]

More

January 2, 2022

5 ATTAINABLE Ideas for New Year’s Resolutions

The countdown began, the champagne flowed. We are optimistic and hopeful for a shiny new year! We made resolutions, and then sometime end of January, beginning of February we forget, get discouraged, or just plain give up. Let’s give each other a break this year! It’s been rough. Let’s think about a few resolutions that […]

More

December 1, 2021

COVID-19 Vaccine for Kids

At the time we are writing this- Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine for kids 5-11 has been approved with Moderna expected soon to follow. It is an important decision to vaccinate a child so we wanted to share a little information we gathered from the CDC and other trusted sources to help out. As always, please check […]

More

November 2, 2021

Building A Math Vocabulary

Math Connections Did you know that your child’s brain is building connections that foster an understanding of mathematics just by going up and down stairs? Or, even by recognizing shapes in a puzzle? Or just noticing the amount of time it takes to brush teeth. Kids learn about math from birth just by the simple […]

More

October 2, 2021

Spotlight Two Year Olds

Terrible two’s! We’ve been warned! We’ve seen funny memes. We know the reputation. But let’s shine a light on your two year old and see why the twos are really not so scary.  Two year olds are by nature exciting. It is a period of intense growth and brain development. Your two year old is […]

More

September 1, 2021

The Nanny Interview

Getting off on the right foot is always important and that point can start at the interview. A successful and comprehensive in-home job interview is crucial for the long term success of the nanny/family relationship. It sets up expectations, communication paths and much more. Unlike many professional interviews, right from the start, a nanny interview […]

More

August 3, 2021

Preschool Time – Evaluate Programs

Once your little one hits the age of 3, developmentally they are ready to head out into the world. They are testing their independence and learning how to play with others and make friends. This is preschool time! It can seem a little overwhelming to choose a school. There are all different kinds of programs. […]

More

July 12, 2021

Toddlers and Mealtimes

Ever wonder why toddlers are difficult at meal times? Well, there are few universal reasons. First off, let’s remember that developmentally toddlers are working to figure out their own independence. This means making their own choices when it comes to everything from the color of the shirt they wear to the foods they put into […]

More

June 2, 2021

Separation Anxiety

Saying goodbye to a parent or caregiver is difficult for most children at some point in their development. For some kids, however, there is an anxiety that can be overwhelming. We need to help kids manage those big feelings. Babies It shows up developmentally in kids for the first time usually around the age of […]

More

Events

Nanny Get Together by Zoom

TOPIC: Calm Kiddos! Teaching Self Regulation Through Yoga WHEN: Wednesday Nov 16 TIME: 7 pm via Zoom DORR PRIZES FOR EVERYONE Invite a nanny friend RSVP: Yes, No, Unsure

More

Nannypalooza 2022

Dates: Friday, October 7th thru Sunday, October 9th Location:  Doubletree by Hilton Raleigh Durham Airport at Research Triangle Park Raleigh, NC   (note: There are multiple Doubletree Hotels in area. The hotel is on Page Creek Road) Hotel cost: $99 a night plus tax Hotel booking link included in confirmation email Cost:  Early bird registration […]

More

International Nanny Association Annual Conference 2022

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA March 31 – April 3, 2022 Registration is open! Use this link for more information.

More

Nanny Get Together via Zoom

March 3, 2021 7:00pm “Self Care: How to Care for Yourself While Caring for Others” Featuring Sara Watts, PNN Nanny  We will have “door prizes” and 2 “giveaways” tied into taking care of yourself. RSVP HERE  

More