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21 06, 2019

How to Limit Screen Time, Keep Your Sanity, and Have Fun!

By |2019-06-20T16:41:16+00:00June 21st, 2019|Childcare Advice|

It's no secret that some of us scratch our heads over how to limit screen time. It shouldn't be so difficult. Just turn off the TV, right? But if your kids are anything like mine, it seems like that's all they want to do! Even my granddaughter, who is only one, grabs for a phone

20 06, 2019

Free Toddler Chore Chart + Easy Chores for Toddlers

By |2019-05-24T04:29:11+00:00June 20th, 2019|Childcare Advice|

If you're looking for a toddler chore chart, you may also be wondering which chores are easy for toddlers. It can be challenging to find easy chores for toddlers to do around the house. With the number of things parents have to remember in our day-to-day lives, having the patience to get your toddler

6 06, 2019

How to Bond with Children in Your Care

By |2019-05-24T04:10:48+00:00June 6th, 2019|Childcare Advice|

If you're an Au Pair, you may be wondering how to bond with children in your care. Or, if you're a Host Parent, maybe you're wondering how to set your Au Pair up for a successful bonding experience right from the start. How to Bond with Children in Your Care 10 Effective Strategies to

30 05, 2019

Constructive Criticism for Kids: How to Help Kids Grow

By |2019-05-30T12:45:06+00:00May 30th, 2019|Childcare Advice|

Constructive criticism for kids, or anyone, is most effective with love and care. Think of it as compassionate critique. Nobody likes criticism, probably because it is an "expression of disapproval" and is "based on perceived mistakes or faults," according to the Miriam-Webster Dictionary. But kids learn by making mistakes (adults, too, honestly). Pure criticism only

28 05, 2019

Dual Language Program for Your Home!

By |2019-05-28T14:25:37+00:00May 28th, 2019|Childcare Advice|

Rising Demand in Parents Seeking Out a Dual Language Program Getting your child involved in a dual language program is becoming increasingly popular. Language immersion is widely considered the most effective method for becoming fluent in a foreign language. The cognitive benefits of speaking multiple languages have been illustrated in recent studies. These studies show

20 05, 2019

Toddler Bedtime Routine Strategies for Frustrated Parents

By |2019-05-28T09:49:02+00:00May 20th, 2019|Childcare Advice|

Implementing an effective toddler bedtime routine is easier said than done. And if you're like me, the real question isn't how to create a routine, but how to get your child (and you) to stick to one. Have you ever found yourself yelling, "Get back in bed!" and making threats at midnight? If your

29 04, 2019

Toddler Hitting, Biting, & Acting Out? Here’s Why.

By |2019-05-09T22:36:24+00:00April 29th, 2019|Childcare Advice|

Is your toddler hitting, biting, or showing aggressive behaviors? If your child acts out on a regular basis, you may wonder why, or what you can do to prevent it. Hitting, biting, kicking, pushing, screaming at other kids, and snatching toys are common behaviors among toddlers. However, most parents agree that these behaviors are unacceptable

1 04, 2019

Foreign Exchange Programs: What Hosting is Really Like

By |2019-05-01T09:22:29+00:00April 1st, 2019|Childcare Advice|

Foreign exchange programs are increasingly popular. After all, the demand for learning a foreign language is on the rise. Living with a foreign exchange student like an Au Pair, is a great way to help someone study abroad at an affordable price. Plus, you'll give your family a unique cultural exchange experience in the comfort

22 03, 2019

Cost of Having a Second Child (& How to Save Money!)

By |2019-04-30T16:22:25+00:00March 22nd, 2019|Childcare Advice|

Is having a second child more expensive?  The cost of having a second child is a concern for many parents. If you're already a parent, you'll hardly be surprised to learn that families spend an estimated $233,610 on child-related expenses, which breaks down to about $12,978 a year, or roughly $1,082 per month. Though the

22 03, 2019

10 Toddler Activities that Engage & Educate

By |2019-03-22T14:41:02+00:00March 22nd, 2019|Childcare Advice|

Toddler activities can range from the simple to the utterly frustrating. Particularly when you're trying to engage, educate, and avoid screen time, it can become difficult to stay creative. Don’t worry, though. Here are some toddler activities to engage and educate your little one, while having fun and bonding, too! Pro Tip: Hosting an Au Pair