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How to Choose the Right Summer Camp for Your Child

Jul 23 2013     /     , , ,

Guest Post by: When the days get longer and the mercury starts climbing, the thoughts of kids and parents alike starts turning to summer vacation. While some kids will spend the dog days listlessly flipping through television stations or playing video games through the small hours, others will attend summer camp to learn new skills, […]

10 Tips for Keeping Bugs Away from Your Picnic Lunch

Jul 16 2013     /     , , , ,

Guest Post by: Part-Time-Nanny As the weather warms up and the days get longer, the idea of al fresco dining becomes more and more appealing. When those pleasant daydreams become a reality, nothing foils the pretty picture as quickly as an infestation of insects. These ten tips can help you enjoy a fun-filled day of […]

How to Use a Family Meeting as a Discipline Tool

Jan 2 2013     /     , , , , ,

Written By: Many parents think of discipline as something that is done in the moment, an action that stops a child from misbehaving, or one that doles out the consequence of past misbehavior. Of course that’s part of discipline, but another part, one that can greatly lessen the need for “in the moment” discipline, is […]

5 Crafts You Can Do Using Broken Crayons

Nov 16 2012     /     , , , , , ,

Guest Post Written By: Young children often love to color, but since they are still developing their hand-eye coordination they sometimes end up pressing down too hard on their crayons, accidentally breaking them. Most parents hate to throw the broken pieces away, and instead end up tossing them into a bucket so the kids can […]

10 Things to Keep in Mind When Teaching Your Kids about Stranger Danger

Nov 14 2012     /     , , , ,

Guest Post Written By: NANNY NEWS NETWORK The Federal Bureau of Investigation’s National Crime Information Center estimates that roughly 2,000 children are reported missing every day. Luckily, the vast majority of missing children are found and their cases are resolved within hours; of those who aren’t immediately found, up to 49% are later found to have been […]

How to Prepare for International Travel with Kids

Nov 10 2012     /     , , , ,

Guest Post Written By: Summer Nanny Whether you’re traveling for pleasure or for personal reasons, making the decision to visit another country with your children in tow is not one that should be taken lightly. Bureaucratic measures, long flights, and traversing the complex world of a foreign culture can be stressful for parents that aren’t properly prepared. […]

8 Fun Activities to Do with Balloons

Oct 27 2012     /     , , , , ,

Written by: Balloons are airy globes of wonder that every kid loves to have and to play with, and can be used in so many ways. You can use balloons to decorate a room or yard, play a game, or even function as props to teach science. By taking something as inexpensive as a balloon […]

Choosing a Nanny for a High Needs Child

Oct 25 2012     /     , ,

Whether your child has a medical condition like diabetes that requires careful monitoring, or is super intense and requires non-stop interaction, choosing the right childcare provider for your high needs child is essential to ensuring his happy and healthy development. For parents of high needs children, daycare is usually out of the question. The idea […]

10 TOP CHARACTERISTICS TO LOOK FOR IN A NANNY

Oct 22 2012     /     ,

Written by: Sometimes it’s hard to know what to look for when you’re hiring a nanny. There are so many things that are important, it’s easy to get overwhelmed with the process. Here are ten characteristics that quality caregivers share. Using this list as a guide might make the process a little less daunting. Love […]

9 Ways to Welcome Your New Live-In Nanny into Your Home

Oct 20 2012     /     , ,

Written by: Congratulations, you’ve hired a new nanny! Beginning to work with a new nanny is an exciting time, and welcoming her into your home, especially if she’s a live-in nanny, is an important step in developing a good nanny / family relationship. Here are some simple ways to make your new live-in nanny comfortable […]