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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
If you haven’t started planning for retirement, you certainly aren’t alone. Around one in three Americans have fewer than $5,000 saved for retirement, according to Northwestern Mutual's 2018 Planning & Progress Study. On top of that, a full 78 percent of Americans...read more
Being on the receiving end of constructive criticism can feel daunting. After all, you’re eager to perform well and build a solid relationship with your employers and their children – getting feedback from them can feel intimidating. But here’s why it’s important....read more
“If you can’t say anything nice, don’t say anything at all.” Sure, this may seem unrealistic for a lot of avenues in life, but when it comes to discussing past employers – especially to a potential employer – this should be a rule of thumb. Here’s why. Your Feelings...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