How to answer a child who asks, “What is Hanukkah?”
Parents and childcare providers can answer most questions that children ask about different people. If a child in McDonald’s and asks about someone who is wearing distinctive clothing – say…
Helping Nannies Manage Change
Many of us are familiar with the saying, “The only constant in life is change,” a concept explored and expounded on by the philosopher Heraclitus of Ephesus (530-470 BC). He…
Improving Cognitive Development During the Primary Years
Children grow every day – physically, emotionally and mentally. It’s easy to see their physical growth and we support that by making sure they get proper sleep, nutrition and exercise….
What are the Pikler Principles for Infant Development?
Dr. Emmi Pikler was a respected pediatrician who also managed the Loczy orphanage (1946-1979) in Hungary with Marika Reinitz. Dedicated to child development observation, Pikler identified specific principles she believed…
Working Through Nanny Burnout
Being a nanny can be a dream job, but unexpected stress may lead to nanny burnout. How do you know if you have nanny burnout? Nanny burnout occurs when childcare…
Are Your Children Ready for a Pet?
Children are fascinated by animals. How often have you heard: “I want a puppy!” or “Oh, what a soft kitty, can we take it home?” While adorable, a pet comes…
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