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Anyone who’s worked with young children has likely heard of the Montessori education philosophy. It’s one of the most well known child development philosophies in the world, and it’s practiced by countless daycares, preschools, parents, and nannies. But what does it...read more
We’re all intimately familiar with what “timeout” means, and not in terms of sports. The popular parenting method was first coined in the 1950s, and has been a staple in family homes ever since. But with the rise of attachment parenting and more psychological...read more
As a nanny, you get an intimate look into the day-to-day lives of families, and sometimes that means being up front row, center when a family is going through a divorce. Divorces happen, and it’s never an easy choice or transition for anyone involved. During a...read more
It’s time to address the elephant in the room: quitting. It’s something everyone has experienced at least once, but that doesn’t mean it’s easy -- especially when children are involved. Leaving a nanny job usually means a tough transition for everyone: parents, kids,...read more
The nanny-parent relationship is unique in that it’s a business relationship that takes place in a very personal setting. You’re in a person’s home, caring for their children and immersing yourself in their daily schedules and lives. It can be all too easy to forget...read more
It’s almost that time to start thinking about Mother’s Day gifts again. For moms, getting handmade gifts from their children is one of the purest joys of motherhood, and coming up with a Mother’s Day craft to make with the children is a great way to teach them about...read more
Every family is different, but these days, it’s common to work for families who subscribe to specific philosophies about how children should be raised and educated. For toddlers, preschoolers, and beyond, there are so many different and expert-recommended ways to help...read more