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Every Child is Different!

Posted by: Alene Mathurin , Category : Uncategorized.

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Every child is different and therefore they will get to some developmental milestones at different times. Although comparing milestones can help parents figure out whether a child is developing normally the problem arises when parents and also nannies compare the developmental milestones of two very different children and use that to draw conclusions that may […]

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National Nanny Training Day, Brooklyn – Introduction to Positive Discipline with Amber Traina

Posted by: Alene Mathurin , Category : Uncategorized.

National Nanny Training Day 2017 - Introduction to Positive Discipline with Amber Traina

Would you like to invite more cooperation from the children in your care? Are you looking for real solutions to everyday challenges? In this presentation, Amber Traina will introduce the basics of Positive Discipline, an approach to raising capable, confident, and kind children that can help nannies strengthen their relationships with the children in their […]

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The Universal Language of Children is Expressed Through Play

Posted by: Alene Mathurin , Category : Uncategorized.

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“Stand aside for a while and leave room for learning, observe carefully what children do, and then, if you have understood well, perhaps teaching will be different from before.” ~ Loris Malaguzzi As nannies we have all observed what happens when children are given autonomy to play. While doing nanny work I was very often […]

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Life Lessons

Posted by: Alene Mathurin , Category : Uncategorized.

A Mouse who always lived on the land, by an unlucky chance, formed an intimate acquaintance with a Frog, who lived, for the most part, in the water. One day, the Frog was intent on mischief. He tied the foot of the Mouse tightly to his own. Thus joined together, the Frog led his friend […]

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Speak up- In The Absence of Judgement

Posted by: Alene Mathurin , Category : Uncategorized.

Never be afraid to speak up! So many of us have learned; have been conditioned to “stay quiet” as we were so often told depending on the society we were raised in. We heard stuff like “girls are seen and not heard” and many never  realized how this would negatively impact so many women even […]

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Oh Friday!!!-My Nanny Circle!

Posted by: Alene Mathurin , Category : Uncategorized.

Dear nannies,   What is it about Fridays that cause us to have more energies when we have had the most exhausting week? Juggling kids for classes here and there; after school pick-ups; trains and bus rides; children with runny noses, RSV, coughs and cold; a quiche in the oven, picky eaters, sibling “wars” ..you […]

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Stop Nannies – Consider How You Are Dressed For Work

Posted by: Alene Mathurin , Category : Uncategorized.

Happy Wednesday. When going to work we have to be careful how we dress. While I understand that you all are adults and you will decide independently what works for you, I believe that some of the outfits that some nannies chose to wear when going to work reflect “perhaps” a lack of a good […]

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Positive Discipline-My Nanny Circle

Posted by: Alene Mathurin , Category : Uncategorized.

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Happy Thursday All! Although it’s very windy today, the sun is out here in New Jersey and I could hear birds singing so beautifully. I often think that even they too are giving thanks to the Great Energies of this universe. I hope that you too have many things that you are thankful for.   […]

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How Do We See Others?-My Nanny Circle

Posted by: Alene Mathurin , Category : Uncategorized.

Often times we must consider the blanket statements that come out of our mouths that paint individuals with too broad of a brush. Nannies, not every family you encounter will treat you with the disregard your previous family perhaps treated you with. Families, not every nanny you encounter is uncouth and difficult to deal with- […]

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