Bedtime WIthout Battles

Written by Teresa Redmond

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4. Niprepparttar "I'm thirsties" inrepparttar 141810 bud. One of children's favorite excuses to get out of bed is saying "I'm thirsty" or "I have to go torepparttar 141811 bathroom". Include a trip torepparttar 141812 bathroom and a small glass of water in your bedtime routine. 5. Noise - Isrepparttar 141813 TV set blaring when your children go to bed? Now isrepparttar 141814 time to dim allrepparttar 141815 lights and turnrepparttar 141816 TV way down or off. Kids, like adults, have difficulty sleeping with noise inrepparttar 141817 background. 6. If your children insist on getting out of bed, return them right back to bed. If you allow them to get up, even for a few minutes, it reinforces this behavior. If they see they can get out of bed they will continue withrepparttar 141818 stall tactics. Putting them back in bed promptly will help eliminate this behavior. 7. "Mom, I'm not tired...." - Who hasn't heard this one? You can get your kids to stay in bed, but you won't always be able to get them to sleep. Let your child know that they need to rest even if they don't feel sleepy. Instruct them to rest quietly in their bed until they are sleepy.

Teresa Redmond is a wife and mother to 5 children. She is also co-owner of, a parenting website. She has written numerous parenting and health articles. You can visit our site at

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Hiring a Nanny

Written by Wendy Sachs

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2.Availability of nanny agency personnel. Do you get an answering machine when you call or is there someone inrepparttar office during business hours? 3.Breadth of experience and reputation. Ifrepparttar 141776 referral agency has been in business a short time expect them to be short on experience in screening applicants and counseling on hiring a nanny. Ifrepparttar 141777 agency has been in business a long time expect more experience inrepparttar 141778 ability to detectrepparttar 141779 more subtle red flags that only experience can define. Word of mouth reputation is important. Agency fees should reflect agency's expertise.

If hiring a NANNY on your own: 1.Ask DETAILS about background and work history since high school graduation. 2.Check ALL childcare jobs and verify ALL employment. 3.Contract to do a state criminal check, DMV check and social security number verification.

Wendy Sachs, owner of The Philadelphia Nanny Network, Inc. since 1985, is also a founding member and 4-term President of the International Nanny Association. A nationally recognized expert on the nanny profession, she has given over 500 interviews to network TV, magazines and newspapers. She has appeared on NBC,CNBC and CNN, including Today Show and The Oprah Winfrey Show. A mother of two children, she is a veteran nanny employer.

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