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Our Top Picks for Intergenerational Activities






One of the foundational building blocks to a healthy, well-rounded community is multi-generational integration. This means fostering relationships between the young, old and everyone in between. There are many different activities that can be utilized in community centers, senior care facilities and in schools that have the ability to bring multiple generations together. Combining intergenerational relationships into an early childhood education program will create a more dynamic and impactful education…

How To Unplug Over The Holidays






Is it time to unplug over the holidays? Take a quick look around the mall the next time you’re there and take a quick tally of all of the people who have their eyes glued to their phones. Maybe they’ve made a list of who to get gifts for on their phone and are checking it twice. Maybe they are texting their brother to find out what size shirt he…

Babysitter Checklist Ideas






You should consider making a babysitter checklist. Parents want what is best for their children. The hiring of a babysitter proves that. Many parents interview potential babysitters, contact references, and have trial runs. They find the perfect babysitter, and then feel relieved knowing their child is taken care of. Parents who don’t’ have to hire babysitters may leave their children with family, or close friends. This too gives peace of…

Internet Safety Tips For Keeping Kids Safe






There is a lot of responsibility riding on the shoulder of parents. In addition to the work of proving for their kids, taking care of them, and helping them grow into well-rounded adults, parents today have an added concern to worry about- keeping their kids safe when they use technology. Internet safety with technology is a huge issue that has hundreds of books, workshops, seminars, and aids to help parents…

3 Ways to Deal With Aggression in Children






We’ve all seen them. You are out in public and you witness a screaming child and the frustrated mother, father or sitter. To put it simply: angry outbursts – commonly referred to as temper tantrums – are a nuisance to caregivers. Crying, complaining, yelling and the use of physical violence like kicking and slapping are all common behaviors used by children to vent their immediate frustrations. Why do children do…

The 5 Homework Tips for Better Study Habits






If you have a child of school age, you will almost certainly be familiar with the daily battle of getting homework done on time, and to the standard required by the school. The good news is that if a parent and child get into good study habits early, it will become second nature to get homework done, meaning that they are free to enjoy the rest of their spare time without…

Babysitter Interview Questions






Babysitter interview questions from 4sitters.com babysitting service will prepare you for your babysitter interviews. Preparing to interview babysitter candidates is very important in order to hire the right babysitter. You will need to spend some time thinking about previous babysitters and what skills, knowledge, and personal qualities made them great at their job. Select some or all of the following babysitter interview questions. General Babysitter Interview Questions Why do you…

Finding a babysitter for a child with Spina Bifida






My first personal experience of Spina Bifida was of my friend who lived next door. She was a delicate girl, who had difficulty walking; she had experienced several operations, tired easily, she was kind and gentle. But, I always felt that she was not someone I would like to play against in a game of chess, because I would most certainly lose! Her personal  determination and growth as an individual…

Babysitting for a child with Type 1 Diabetes






Finding out your young child has Type 1 Diabetes can be one of the most frustrating, troublesome, and even traumatic experiences for a parent. As the diagnosis becomes confirmed by hardcore objective data (i.e. medical reports), parents spend their days going through booklets, handouts, notes, articles, and online support groups. The phone calls become never ending, just as appointments with doctors and nurses become. Thought processes change as parents become…

Finding a caregiver for a child with Autism






When you hire a nanny for your child, you of course want the best. You need to know they’re qualified, educated and have the right character. But what about if your child has special needs? What if your child has autism? For many parents with an autistic child, finding a nanny they can trust can be really stressful. A number of parents might be reluctant to leave their autistic child…

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