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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

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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

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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!

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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

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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

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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

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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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Attachment Theory – My Nanny Circle

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John Bowlby is considered the “Father of Attachment” because he coined the term “Attachment Theory.” Bowlby believed in some aspects of Sigmund Freud psychoanalytic approach which proposes that early experiences in childhood have important influence on development and behavior later in life.  Bowlby believed for a healthy overall development of a child to occur, this […]

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Excerpts From My New Book- Nourishment for the Soul

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“Nourishment for the Soul” The woman at the Well – Where is Your Well? The story of the woman a well in John 4:6-26 is a powerful piece of scripture which shows how Christ broke down barriers and assured that the message about salvation and grace in Jesus Christ was available to even the Gentiles. […]

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An Open Letter to President Obama

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An Open Letter to President Barack Obama from Alene Mathurin Dear President Obama, Fourteen years ago, I left the shores of a beautiful southern Caribbean island, St Lucia and landed in New York on a cool fall night. My material possessions were very little: a suitcase at its very sight, cried out its age; however […]

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