Childcare Articles and Resources
The US Nanny Association shares expert childcare articles, information about child development, and tools to help parents and nannies navigate employment opportunities.
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The Great Autumn Organization
A Time to Declutter and De-Stress By: Dr. Linda Karges-Bone There is something powerful and motivating about the Autumn Equinox. It has been celebrated for millennia and for good reason. As the seasons shift and families move closer together in anticipation of...
Back to School
If your child is in the 7th grade this year, the last time he or she experienced a complete and “normal” academic year was in the 4th grade.
You need some “Nanny Hacks” from Dr. Nana, your favorite professor. I call them hacks, because they are simple tricks with available ingredients and tools.
The Summer of Our Discontent
An Opinion Shaper by Linda Karges-Bone “Now is the Winter of our discontent. Made glorious by this sun of York;“ William Shakespeare, from Richard III In the summer of 1967, I was 8 years old and while already a voracious and accomplished reader, I doubt that the...
Summer Reading Tips for Young Children
Summertime means a break from routine. Less time spent in childcare or pre-school, a relaxing of bedtime, visits to grandparents and cousins. These are all valuable and restful experiences for young children, or at least they can be if you plan well! But there is one school-rule that you should not ignore during your child’s time away from the classroom.
Fatigue: Creativity Enemy #1
Attempting to teach and lead and grow during a time of stress, causes fatigue… the enemy of creativity and growth. Often, one anticipates a more scholarly or fancy recommendation from a life coach. Yet, when I analyzed my last five encounters with typically successful...
These kids are driving me crazy!!!
These kids are driving me crazy!!! by Virginia Sampson My children went through some very difficult times in their lives. When my youngest child was two weeks old my husband was diagnosed with ALS more commonly known as Lou Gehrig’s disease. My other three children...
The Five Senses and Numerical Literacy
Talking Numbers and Nanny Life “Not everything that counts can be counted and not everything that can be counted counts.” Albert Einstein This famous quote attributed to Einstein is fitting for a Nanny Life chat because so much of what one does when working...
Perfection: A Flawless and Boring State
The question for today’s busy Nanny is “Are you too quick to dismiss imperfection?” Here’s a guide to a more balanced Nanny life.
Modernize Your Nanny Resume
Finding a great nanny family is important and the first step is to have a strong resume that highlights your childcare experience and skills.
Nanny Job Titles & Duties
With so many titles for in-home childcare providers, parents, nannies and sitters often confuse the different job titles and duties.
Lessons from an Extraordinary Girl
Although there were no medical signs of my baby ever being in danger – I always knew something wasn’t quite right. But I never admitted it to myself.