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Be consistent with discipline in the presence or absence of the parents

Posted by: Alene Mathurin , Category : Uncategorized.

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The key to discipline is consistency. Whatever parent-approved discipline method a caregiver uses has to be executed in the same way each time, whether or not the parents are present. It’s interesting to watch caregivers who use forceful tones and body language, and the kids respond immediately with the desired behavior. However, those caregivers may […]

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The Nanny Contract….good for the employer and employee

Posted by: Alene Mathurin , Category : Uncategorized.

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A nanny contract is a vitally important document. Imagine you have weathered and sifted through the storm of emails, discarding the creepiest responses to the nanny advertisements, and have met talented caregivers and frankly some much less than talented. Perhaps you even needed to cut some interviews short because of their awkwardness. You have finally […]

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Simple considerations and ways to make the family/caregiver relationship better

Posted by: Alene Mathurin , Category : Uncategorized.

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A good caregiver is tough to find. If you locate one, do all you can to hang onto her. Some childcare experts recommend a weekly parent-caregiver meeting. This promises parents insight on the development of the children, while simultaneously allowing parents to discuss the caregiver’s job functions and to share concerns and celebrate achievements. This […]

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Happy Mother’s Day to my wonderful circle of moms

Posted by: Alene Mathurin , Category : Uncategorized.

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Often times I look at my son and think to myself that I must be dreaming, yet if I am, these must be the sweetest dreams I have ever had. I look at his wide smile that seems to add a spark to the sun’s rays and illuminate everything around him and I think how […]

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Every nanny/caregiver is entitled to fair pay for work done

Posted by: Alene Mathurin , Category : Uncategorized.

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While running a small nanny agency, I often came across nannies who were seeking employment because the family that they had worked with previously refused to compensate them fully for their services. It was incredulous! This was simply not possible. Ultimately, the sheer number of complaints shook me out of my slumber. Non-compensation is indeed […]

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You’re hiring a nanny. What should you look for?

Posted by: Alene Mathurin , Category : Uncategorized.

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Hiring a nanny for your family is a delicate and intimate task that, when done right, can be extremely rewarding. However, when parents neglect important information, the process can become a nightmare that haunts every member of the family, especially the children. In today’s world, it’s important to be detailed about hiring a nanny. Too […]

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We are moms tryings to help other moms and their children!

Posted by: Alene Mathurin , Category : Uncategorized.

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  200backspacks was created to help families in the Caribbean meet the expensive costs of buying school supplies, thus enabling more children to attend school. I understand the importance of basic supplies, such as notebooks, pens, and pencils, fundamental items we often take for granted here in the United States because they are so accessible […]

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