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3 Discipline Tactics That Should Not Be Used in Childcare

For parents, teachers, and childcare providers alike, we always have to be careful with how we discipline children. There are so many variables to consider, and while it’s true that parenting is different than teaching, and teaching is different than running a daycare, there are still some truths about disciplining children that are pretty much universal. In fact, there are three that stick ...

3 Reasons Being a Childcare Provider is Awesome

People often ask me about my job as a nanny. Do I really like it? Is it a job I plan to do for the rest of my life? Do I work for a good family? Does it make me want kids of my own? Being a childcare provider has its challenges. From common-place dirty diapers all the way to temper-tantrums that make us feel like crazy people, sometimes it is a very hard job. Sometimes it feels like all of our eff...

Encouraging a Child Who “Doesn’t Deserve It”

As a nanny of a precious two-year-old girl, each day is certainly unpredictable. Some days, she is the sweetest, cutest little booger on the planet. Other days, I just feel like I can’t take it anymore. The whining won’t stop, the string of toys left on the floor seems never-ending, and clean-up turns into World War III. On those days, it’s all I can do not to lay down on the flo...