How to Tackle Separation Anxiety with Your Children

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It's very common for children to have a hard time separating from their parents/guardians, especially when they've spent the whole summer in close proximity to you and your home. We often underestimate children's levels of comprehension, and for that reason it's important to explain changes to your children. Mild cases of separation anxiety can be dealt with by simply giving explanations and having ongoing conversations with your children. Discuss with your children how long they will be at school (show them what time they are done on a clock) and who will be picking them up. Let them know where...

Ten must ask questions during a caregiver/Nanny interview.

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When interviewing a caregiver you want to get a feel for how he or she is going to be when you’re not around. You want to ask questions that are not generic and require detailed answers.  Look at your caregiver’s body language, make sure they seem confident when they answer and look to see which questions make them nervous. Speak slowly and clearly to make sure your question has been grasped. The following questions are in no specific order -          Why do you want to be a caregiver? -          What would your ideal day as a caregiver look like? -          Tell me about a...

Nannies in Canada – Defined

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Many nannies in Canada are assuming more responsibility in their job description than as traditionally defined. While childcare should always take priority in positions with young children, more and more families are utilizing the household management skills of their nannies to contribute to the improvement of the overall well-being of their family life and home. This is typically more common in households where the nanny has time without the children present and can contribute more to the needs of the entire family. It is important for an employer to clearly define their needs and outline an appropriate job description for...

Five Must haves for your new live-in caregiver

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You've hired your live-in caregiver and they are just about to arrive. The next little while will be an exciting learning curve for you both. As a new arrival to the country and in your home there are a few things we recommend you have set up for them.  Use this as a guide to ensure you have the basics set up for your caregiver. - Household orientation checklist:  A comprehensive list of things to show and go over with your caregiver to help her acclimate to your house and your routines. -Family emergency contact sheet: Important information for the caregiver to have....