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Monthly Archives: December 2012

10 Things You Should Do Before Your First Nanny Job

December 19, 2012

Becoming a nanny is an exciting career choice, however it’s also a hard field to break into. Here are some tips to make sure you’re ready to tackle landing and succeeding at your first nanny job. Become CPR/first aid certified. … Continue reading

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Ways to Encourage a Service Attitude in Kids

December 12, 2012

We all hope our children will grow up to be the kind of adults that reach out a helping hand to those less fortunate. However, a service attitude doesn’t just happen; it has to be given ample opportunities to take … Continue reading

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How Much to Tip Your Nanny on Christmas

December 11, 2012

It’s the most wonderful time of the year again – it’s Christmastime! Along with all the friends and family you have on your gift giving list, you’re also probably trying to figure out how much to tip your nanny. You … Continue reading

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My Nanny Gave Notice, Now What?

December 6, 2012

In a perfect world, nannies would stay with their work family until the children outgrew the need for childcare, and parents and nannies would plan for the nanny’s departure as they would for any other essential childhood milestone. But the … Continue reading

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Expert Insights: Can Children Become Too Attached to Their Nannies? With Gary M. Barnard, PhD

December 4, 2012

by Michelle LaRowe Editor in Chief In my 15 plus years in the in-home childcare industry, one of the most common fears I’ve discovered parents considering hiring a nanny have is a fear that their nanny and children with develop too … Continue reading

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