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100 Tips for Nannies and Families

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When Your Child Doesn’t Want a Babysitter

You and your spouse are planning a night out for just the two of you, but your child doesn’t want a babysitter.  You will not leave your child home alone.  Are you and your child at an impasse?  Read on for tips on how to proceed. 1.      Ask your child why s/he doesn’t want a […]

Transitioning to a New Nanny or Babysitter

Your only child is starting school.  You no longer need a full-time nanny: a part-time nanny or babysitter is what you will need going forward (at least until next summer).  How do you prepare your child for the transition? Have a clear plan for who your new part-time nanny/babysitter will be and what will happen […]

Preparing Children for a Parent’s Surgery

You’re going to the hospital to have surgery for a non-life-threatening condition.  Do you tell your children?   If so, what do you say to them?  How do you prepare them for what is to come? Except for children who are pre-verbal (i.e., infants), you should tell all your children that you’re going to the hospital […]

As Parents: How to Destress this Holiday Season

The holiday season can be filled with love and peace . . . well, probably love and stress is more common.  You have a full-time (and then some) job; a family; civic volunteerism; and now you are tasked with purchasing a wide array of gifts for family and friends, wrapping all those gifts, writing and […]