Going Back To Work After Having A Baby – The Nanny Situation

So, you are going back to work after having a baby, and the daunting task of finding the right nanny continues to loom overhead. There is so much to think about: How will you go about finding a trustworthy person to care for your new bundle of joy? Now that you have met your little [Read On]

Nannies: If You Read Anything Today Make This It! A Letter from The Nanny Doctor

Dear Nanny, You are so important in the lives of the children you touch on a daily basis.  Your job has meaning and purpose. Remember that!  It also comes with great responsibility. The energy you bring into work matters.  When you bring the sunshine it pours into the lives of the family and children that [Read On]

5 Things You Can Do RIGHT NOW To Improve Your Relationship With Your Nanny

A good relationship with your nanny is EVERYTHING.  As with any relationship in life, your relationship with your nanny can always be improved upon.  Here are 5 helpful tips that can improve your relationship with your nanny. 1) Ask your nanny if they have everything they need. Just like you have tools you need for your [Read On]

6 Tips for Speaking with Children About Gun Violence

The recent events in Las Vegas are horrifying.  Due to the extensive media coverage, children will undoubtedly be exposed to the tragedies that transpired when a man opened fire on a large crowd at an outdoor concert.  It is a difficult conversation to have for any parent or caregiver.  Here are 6 tips for speaking [Read On]

Teaching Kids about Problem Solving through Puzzles

Who doesn’t love a good puzzle! Putting tiny pieces of cardboard together to make a beautiful picture is both challenging and gratifying. But did you know that the simple act of doing one with your child can teach them a whole lot about life? Here’s how we, at The Nanny Doctor, like to look at [Read On]

Are You a Bully?

Much emphasis has been placed on teaching our children the dangers of bullying other children. But what about us as parents? Do you stand around the water cooler at work and gossip about a co-worker? Do you harshly judge your parent-friends to their faces for decisions they make regarding their own children? Do you seize [Read On]

Avoiding the Job Search Burnout

We’ve all been there–you’re searching for a new job and it’s taking a little longer to find than you may have anticipated. You’re bored with staying home scrolling through childcare-finding websites and you’re staring at your phone waiting for the nanny agency to call. What can you do to improve your chances of being hired [Read On]

Gearing Up for the Holidays With Your Nanny!

You’ve made it through the start of school, Halloween, and now it’s time for you to be thinking about end-of-the-year holiday events. Nannies are in higher demand during this time of year. Now is a great time to ask yourself, “What can I do to best prepare my family for the holiday season?” “How can [Read On]

How to Trick-Or-Treat Safely this Halloween

Halloween is without fail one of the most exciting nights of the year for young children. This is a time for your kids to dress-up as their favorite character, spend time with friends, share treats and laughs, and of course eat delicious candy! That being said, it’s crucial that above all else, we remember to [Read On]

5 WAYS TO INCREASE A CHILD’S SPEECH DEVELOPMENT

  Guest blog by Nicole Butler | Board Certified Speech Pathologist & Founder and Director of Speech Within Reach Specifically for children birth to 3 years of age. These suggestions are for everyone around the child including parents, nannies, grandparents, etc.   1.) WAIT & LISTEN -Give the little one YOUR UNDIVIDED ATTENTION. Get face to [Read On]