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.

Toddler Skills for Personal Responsibility

Written by Margaret Paul, Ph.D.

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Even children as young as 2 1/2 years old can learn to attend to their own feelings. You can help your young children start to take responsibility for their feelings by giving them a doll or stuffed animal that represents their emotions. You can tell them thatrepparttar doll or stuffed animal isrepparttar 141775 baby inside them that has a lot of different emotions. When they are feeling sad or angry, they can learn to talk torepparttar 141776 baby inside and find out what that baby needs from them or from you. As they get older, they can learn to connect their thoughts with their feelings. They can learn that if they judge themselves by telling themselves that they are bad or stupid or ugly, they will feel very badly.

It is vitally important for all of us to connect our thoughts with our feelings. Most of us grew up believing that others caused all our good and painful feelings. If someone yelled at us or told us we were bad or stupid or ugly, we certainly felt badly, and if someone approved of us, we felt good. So we learned to believe that all our feelings are being caused by others. It is important for children to learn that their feelings are also affected by what they tell themselves and how they treat themselves. For example, if an older brother tells his younger brother that he is stupid,repparttar 141777 younger child might start to tell himself he is stupid, without realizing that he is causing himself to feel very badly. By talking with his “baby”, he might realize he is treating himself in a way that is hurting him. He also might also be able to understand that his brother is not telling himrepparttar 141778 truth. The way he can learn to realize this is by learning to access his “Source of Love and Truth.”

Small children can easily learn to open to a powerful Source of Love and Truth. You can ask them to imagine a wonderful friend, a guardian angel, or a fairy godmother. It is very easy for most children to imagine a wonderful being who is here to love them and guide them. They can be encouraged to ask questions of this loving being, such as “Is it true that I am stupid?” They can learn to bring through true and loving statements to themselves when they open to learning with their spiritual Guidance.

These skills, learned early in life, will do much to foster personal responsibility in our children.

Margaret Paul, Ph.D. is the best-selling author and co-author of eight books, including "Do I Have To Give Up Me To Be Loved By You?" She is the co-creator of the powerful Inner Bonding healing process. Visit her web site for a FREE Inner Bonding course: http://www.innerbonding.com or email her at margaret@innerbonding.com.

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