7 Tips For Hiring An After-School Sitter Or Nanny

Good after school nannies are difficult to find. Without the right hiring and screening process completed upfront, you may rely partially on luck to locate the right caregiver for your children. To improve your efforts to hire a qualified, caring nanny, incorporate these tips into your efforts. Prepare a Job Description Your objectives, expectations, work […]

Four Fun Babysitting Games To Play On The Job

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Babysitting jobs can seem long and even uncomfortable at times if you do not actively take steps to make the experience fun for the children and for you. The perfect way to set everyone at ease and to quickly bond with the children who you are caring for is to play a few games. While […]

Pros and Cons of Nannies vs. Daycares

Nanny vs Daycare pros and cons

Whether you are preparing for the arrival of your first child or you are ready to make a change to your current childcare setup, you may be wondering if you should focus on daycares or if you should find a nanny near you. Both of these options have pros and cons that deserve a thorough review […]

Choosing and Instructing a Babysitter: Tips For Parents

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Whether you are trying to find a new babysitter or you are in a situation where your previous babysitter is no longer available, you understandably need to find a trustworthy, caring individual to sit with your children while you are out of the house. Your children’s safety and happiness are paramount, so you cannot afford […]

7 Reasons to Book a Babysitter This Summer

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Why is summer a great time to book a babysitter? Read on to find out:    1. School’s Out For Summer! Summer break is here, which means a whole new schedule for the whole family. Make the transition easier for everyone with a summer sitter or nanny to help with the new routine. Part-time, full-time, anytime. […]

Got 1 Minute? 3 Art Games to Boost your Kid’s Strategic Thinking, Problem Solving and Visual Recall

By Ruthie Briggs-Greenberg It’s Monday. You have to get your kids to school, and you’re only on your first cup of coffee. What can you do that will help them think better and not annoy you? An art activity! What, you ask, is an “art activity”? It’s something that exposes kids to art. Why should you […]

Eat, Play, Sleep

By Susan Maushart In a recent Australian study, four in ten mothers describe dinner as an “unpleasant experience,” with the meal usually ending in an argument. At the same time, 76 percent agree that sit-down meals strengthen the family’s communication (and possibly its vocal chords), according to a recent survey of more than 16,000 mothers […]

News You Can Use: Are Music Lessons Good for Kids’ Brains?

By Lela Nargi Likely you remember a scenario like this: a young you, looking forward to dinner and TV after a long day at school, scrambling to finish your homework by dim winter’s light, only to hear your mother’s admonition, “Time to practice!” Unless you were a true music aficionado, you probably wanted nothing more […]