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32 questions every nanny should ask during an interview

It goes without saying that, when you score an interview for a nanny job, you want to bring your A-game. However, even though you’re, technically speaking, the one in the hot seat, it doesn’t mean you shouldn’t come armed with a list of questions of your own. You do, after... more

They/them and preferred pronouns: How to explain to kids (and conscious parents)

LGBTQ+ people have always existed. But with increased media visibility and access to information online, there’s been a surge in awareness of transgender and nonbinary people, and younger generations feel empowered to come out earlier and in greater numbers.  A 2021 Gallup poll found that LGBT identification among all American adults is only... more

17 fun outside games kids will love playing

Sometimes all kids need is a fun outdoor game to release built-up energy and have a blast. Plus, the health benefits of playing outside can’t be beat. Players get to run around and yell, and nannies and parents love outdoor games because they stave off boredom and help create tired kids for... more

How to teach kids about Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month

The news cycle around the Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) community has been devastating in recent months, save periodic flashes of brightness such as Chloé Zhao’s recent groundbreaking Oscar win. (Zhao is the second woman in Academy Awards history to win Best Director, and the first woman of color... more

10 child discipline methods that work, according to experts

Pop quiz: Have you ever asked your child, oh, a dozen times to do something, and they act as if you’re a mere rustle of wind in the trees? (“Time to come inside for dinner, Timmy!” **crickets**) Or better yet, have they ever blatantly — aggressively! — defied you... more

How to discipline a toddler: 9 expert-backed methods that work

As adorable as toddlers are, their behavior can sometimes feel like the opposite. The tantrums, the flagrant disregard for directions, the needing to do everything “by myself.” It’s enough to drive any parent or caregiver crazy! Here’s a hot tip, though: The maddening behavior? Totally normal. “Toddlers are just... more

How much can you make as a summer babysitter?

For babysitters, the end of the school year and the beginning of summer typically signals one thing: many child care job opportunities. If you’re a high school or college student — or you have a flexible schedule — and love working with children, this can be a great chance to... more

What caregivers need to know about the American Rescue Plan

If you’ve been following the news lately, you’ve probably heard that a new COVID-19 bill was signed by President Biden on March 12, 2021. The bill is called the American Rescue Plan, and here are the items within it that could impact you as a caregiver. Stimulus checks Since COVID-19... more