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My daughter is starting pre-school, what do I need to know?

Next week, my daughter is going to go to pre-school. I'm very nervous about it. Another parent gave me the tip of sending a "CF emergency kit" to have at the school in her classroom. Though I still don't know what to put in it other than salty... more


Care.com and Scams: How to Avoid Babysitting Scams

Protect yourself when you're looking for a nanny, babysitter or caregiving job. Unfortunately, online scams and fraud are becoming more common. And among those that fraudsters are targeting are people who are looking for nanny jobs, babysitting jobs, and senior care jobs. Online safety is extremely important to us... more


40 Inspirational Quotes for Caregivers

Whether you're a family caregiver or a paid professional, caring for others can take its toll. These words of support will keep you going. If you know the selfless, rewarding life of caring for another person, then you also know how heavy things can get -- and that's true no... more


How to guides

Special Needs Care for Adult Children: Your Care Options

Here are some tips for finding the right type of special needs caregiver for your adult child. As they reach adulthood, young people with disabilities also reach a crossroads in care. As children, they may have relied on their parents for support -- should that continue now they’re adults? If not... more


How to Handle the 4 Most Challenging Autism Behaviors

Do you have an autistic child? Here are parenting tips to help. Does your child scream if he can't wear his favorite shoes? Does he enjoy fondling material of certain textures without regard for where or on whom that fabric may be located? Does he fear the toilet, the... more


The 10 Most Common Mistakes Made on Care.com

Whether you're a caregiver or searching for care, avoid these all-too-common slip-ups. At Care.com, we know that the process of finding the perfect nanny -- or the perfect nanny job -- can be a little overwhelming. So, we want to make it as simple for you as possible. As more... more


How to Get First Aid and CPR Training

Earning a first aid and CPR certification will prepare you for emergencies and make you a better caregiver. It's not fun to think about emergencies. But as much as you hope they'll never happen, you do have to be prepared. CPR and first aid are things that everyone... more


10 Helpful Special Needs Organizations

These notable organizations and websites help kids with special needs. There are many special needs organizations in this country that are dedicated to serving those children who require assistance for medical, mental or psychological disabilities. Many of these groups work with children all the way through adulthood, allowing them to... more