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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


What caregivers need to know about online scams

For Virginia nanny Kattia Morales, it all seemed a little too good to be true. When she was searching for a child care job, a guy reached out and told her his family was moving in from out of state. Not only did they want to hire her as a... more


40 inspirational quotes for caregivers

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 matter whether you're a family member caring for a loved one, or a professional caregiver working with a patient. Sometimes, just a... 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


8 Tips for Writing a Must-Read Care.com Profile

Fill in the bio section of your Care.com profile with information that will land you a job. The bio section of your profile on Care.com can be your biggest selling point -- or end up costing you a job. But when you sit down to fill it in, it... 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