How to Communicate with Your Child’s Teacher

With school having just started, you can expect that there’s going to be a certain amount of chaos going on, from getting school supplies to enrolling in extracurricular activities to dealing with your child’s emotions about returning to school. Another hurdle that many parents face is worrying about their child’s new teacher. To a certain degree, your child’s success in the school year will be dependent on the relationship you as a parent have with her teacher. Here are a few tips … [Read more...]

Parenting, ‘separation anxiety’ can be a trial for kids

There comes a point in every child’s life when she’s forced to face the world without the parents she depends upon so fiercely. While painful for everyone involved, this rite of passage is an essential one along the road to a healthy, independent adulthood. In the meantime, however, managing the worst aspects of separation anxiety can be a trial for kids, parents and childcare providers alike. Whether you’re a parent forced to leave your hysterical child behind for the day or a childcare … [Read more...]

Encourage Your Nanny to Host/Attend Play Dates

Play dates can be a hot-button issue for parents and their nannies, with both parties often falling on opposite sides of the fence. As a nanny employer, you may want to think twice before you forbid play dates outright or choose not to encourage your nanny to host or attend them with your child. There are a host of benefits that can come with participation in a play group, both for your child and his nanny. These are ten of the reasons why it may be smarter for you to provide your nanny … [Read more...]

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