Childcare, ‘How to End Sibling Rivalry’

“Ending the Sibling Rivalry: How to Teach Your Children to Get Along” Thrust into a situation of constant time together and expectations of sharing can cause disagreements and arguments between siblings of any age, even if they are normally the best of friends. Parents and nannies alike often witness the clash of personalities and tiffs children have about everything from toys to friends, clothes and even attention. Realizing that sibling disputes are common is helpful, but trudging … [Read more...]

“6 Steps to Fostering Remorse in Children”

Arguments and fights on the playground or with other children are an inevitable part of childhood, however, that doesn’t make it any easier for parents or caregivers to know how to respond when their child comes home from school with stories of disagreements. It can be even harder when you find out that your child is often the one doing some of the hurting. Here are some steps you can use to help when that happens. Remember that children are frequently testing what effect their … [Read more...]

Parenting, 10 Reasons Spanking Your Kids is a Bad Idea

While spanking kids is still a practice adhered to by some North American parents, it’s one that is met with its share of controversy and opposition. In fact, according to the Global Initiative to End Corporal Punishment of Children, 33 countries around the world have enacted laws that protect kids from being struck in any form or fashion by adult authority figures. Spanking is somewhat ingrained in the cultural fabric of many American families, but that doesn’t make it any less damaging to … [Read more...]

Witnessing Verbal Child Abuse, How to Take Action

As a childcare provider, you will hopefully never witness the heartbreaking and infuriating image of a child being abused by her parents. Verbal abuse, while just as damaging as physical abuse, leaves no physical marks and is rarely followed up by a social services system that’s flooded with other issues. As a childcare provider, your job is to protect and care for the children under your charge. When it’s a parent who’s harming them, though, it’s not always easy to know what to … [Read more...]

10 Kids’ Foods Considered Healthy, That Aren’t

All parents want to do what is best for their children. They want nothing more than for their offspring to be as healthy and as happy as possible. They go to the grocery store armed with a list and the best of intentions, and shop for foods that will both nourish their children and keep them satisfied. However, marketing and misinformation has made it difficult to know what the right food choices are for today’s children. Unfortunately, many of the foods parents have been trusting to be … [Read more...]

Helping a New Mom Feel Confident in Her Caregiving Skills

How to Help a New Mom Feel Confident in Her Caregiving Skills Working as a nanny is a rewarding and exciting career choice, but it’s not just the children under your care that will need some assistance from time to time. Becoming a new parent for the first time is overwhelming for many women, especially those who are reassured that the mysteries of parenting will magically reveal themselves upon childbirth and a “mother’s instincts” will kick in to make the process as effortless as breathing. … [Read more...]

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