Teaching Manners to Your Kids, 15 Blogs to Help!

A few decades ago, children were expected to be seen and not heard. They were taught to be polite and always exhibit good manners. As the years have passed, however, it seems these values have become less important. Are these ideas old fashioned now?  Not according to these 15 blogs. Using proper manners is a sign of respect, and a way for children to show that they care about other people’s feelings. Kids aren’t born knowing good manners, though. They have to be taught them, usually from a … [Read more...]

Mom, 10 Life Lessons to Teach Your Son!

Teaching children valuable life lessons and instilling the values and morals that will shape the adults they become is arguably the biggest and most important responsibility that mothers are tasked with. After all, your adorable son with his toddler lisp and wide eyes will eventually grow into a man who has to navigate the world on his own. His perceptions of women and the relationships he has with them will have a foundation in the relationship he has with you.   These are ten … [Read more...]

Guide for a Man Attempting to Raise Women

Raising girls is much different than raising boys. Girls tend to be more emotional, affectionate, and have different methods of logical thinking. For the father who may feel overwhelmed about how to raise a daughter, these tips may help keep you on task. Horseplay – Although rough-housing is common in most households, girls tend to be more sensitive to physical violence. There are exceptions to every rule, of course. However, rough-housing with your girls could turn them into Tomboys. … [Read more...]

How to Raise Responsible Kids: teens, tweens & toddlers

The ultimate goal of parenting is to raise children who grow into adults that are capable of handling their own lives. In order to accomplish this, it’s important to instill a sense of responsibility in kids when they’re young, creating an attitude that will carry over into their teenage and adult years. Responsible kids become successful adults, but that behavior is learned. Helping your kids to learn the importance of taking personal responsibility and ultimately grow into self-reliant, … [Read more...]

PARENTS, Steps Nannies Can Take To Prevent Common Childhood Injuries

While minor injuries are a largely unavoidable part of an active childhood, one of the most important aspects of a nanny’s job is to keep her charges safe and healthy. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that more than nine million children between infancy and 19 years of age are seen in emergency rooms across the United States each year, and that the leading cause of death among this demographic is injury. While the vast majority of the injuries that you tend to will … [Read more...]

Sister Sibling Rivalry: What does a Mother do?

      Sister Rivalry       "What does a Mother do? "    This morning, my work is disturbed by three almost grown women, aged 16, 18 and 20. These quasi 'Women' had exploded into an all out brawl over 'bras and panties'. At the top of their lungs, these three gals are waking the neighbourhood, taking each other's inventory for the last ten years, and all the while I sit, hiding in the shadows, dodging the bullets that so easily could be instantly redirected at guess who? Yes, you got it! … [Read more...]

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