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Common Resume Mistakes

Resume mistakes are made by even the best of us, no matter what the education and proficiency of the job seeker may be.  Listed below are some of the most common resume mistakes made by caregivers (nannies, babysitters, senior caregivers, etc.). Inattention to detail.  This includes typographical errors, punctuation problems, grammatical errors, etc.  It is […]

Rejection in Childhood

Rejection is a part of life.  It happens both in childhood and adulthood.  Sometimes it’s constructive (in that we learn and grow from it); sometimes it’s destructive (in that it leads to feelings of worthlessness, depression, or anger); sometimes it has elements of both.  Often, the difference between constructive rejection and destructive rejection centers around […]

Tips for Managing Food Allergies at School

Kids with food allergies have special challenges when they eat at school.  Unlike at home, they may not know all the ingredients in the food they are served or what food items came in contact with their food.  Allergic reactions, sometimes severe, can result.  What can parents do to help their kids manage their food […]

Male Babysitters

Babysitters used to be almost exclusively female, male babysitters have become more common in recent years.  What are the benefits of hiring a male babysitter? A male babysitter can be a masculine role model in a household without a father-figure. A male babysitter may be able to connect with and relate to the kids in […]

Creativity in Kids

Creativity: in Western culture, we see it more frequently among kids than adults.  The pressures of adulthood in our society, the way we educate our kids, and much more contribute to the marked decline in creativity as most of us mature from infancy to adulthood.  Further, studies show that creativity among kids in our culture […]

Second Children… Are They More Mellow than First-Borns?

Are second-born children more mellow than first-borns?  The answer is that it depends on multiple variables.  Read on for more information. If “mellow” is defined as lacking in energy and being sedentary, then second-born children, anecdotally, do not seem to be significantly more or less mellow relative to their first-born siblings.  Second-born children may be […]

Helping Aging Parents Transition to an Independent or Assisted Living Residence

Your elderly parents are in their golden years.  They no longer need their big house:  the two of them just rattle around inside its spacious walls.  Bedrooms sit empty, long unused since the “kids” became adults and had families of their own.  Utility bills are needlessly high as they are heating and cooling large amounts […]

The Importance of Family Fun

In our society, we struggle to keep the pace.  We rush home from work to prepare dinner for the family.  After dinner, we hurriedly pack the kids in the car to get them to their game, dance class, music lesson, or other event on time.  As soon as that’s done, it’s time to go home, […]

Giving Your Kids Cell Phones and Computers

Modern parents know that growing up without access to technology is a thing of the past.  The I-grew-up-just-fine-without-a-computer-and-my-kids-can-too flow of logic no longer applies in a world with computer use required in students’ daily schoolwork, safety hazards that can be mitigated by cell phone use, etc.  Therefore, it is no longer a question of whether […]

Fun Family Movie Nights

We often hear about how, with everyone’s hectic schedules, families don’t enjoy much together-time anymore.  Movie nights, in which families gather ‘round the television to watch a DVD/Blu-ray movie, are ways families can have fun together-time on a budget.  Here are some ways to maximize the family fun to be had on movie nights. Choose […]