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]

How to Celebrate Your Nanny During National Nanny Recognition Week

  Did you know that it is officially National Nanny Recognition Week, September 21-27 2014? The last week in September is a week to celebrate your nanny and all the hard work, love, care + compassion she provides for your family. While you might feel stumped as to how you can actually utilize this week as [Read On]

Preparing Your Child For The First Day Of School

    Guest Blog by Sharon Rief 1. Discuss The First Day Of School With Your Child: Discuss this big day with your child regularly. Express enthusiasm and excitement at all they are going to learn.  Express your own love of learning and discuss how great friendships can develop at school. Boost your child’s confidence [Read On]

How To Stay Organized This Summer

Are you an organization freak like me? Do you get excited about the container store? Or are you totally lost? Well, summer is definitely the perfect time to figure this out. Even though cleaning your home might feel exhausting or overwhelming, I cannot emphasize how fantastic you’ll feel once you do so! Here are a [Read On]

How to Celebrate 4th of July With Your Nanny

Can you believe it’s already July? How exciting that the 4th of July is THIS FRIDAY! While this may sound silly, I’m a big believer that indulging in holidays is crucial to your well-being. It’s so easy just to let holidays pass you by without taking the time to acknowledge what they represent or the [Read On]