Important Interview Questions for a Special Needs Nanny
Hiring

Important Interview Questions for a Special Needs Nanny

by Martha Scully  •  January 19, 2017
It's often difficult to find a qualified nanny at the best of times. But for parents of children with special needs, it can be especially stressful, as their child may require sophisticated care. Thankfully, it is not impossible, 68% of the nannies on Canadian Nanny are interested in caring for a child with special needs. This article discusses the qualities to look for and the questions you should be asking to help choose the candidate that is right for your child.
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90 Practical Reasons a Nanny is Better Than Daycare
Nanny FAQ

90 Practical Reasons a Nanny is Better Than Daycare

by Martha Scully  •  January 18, 2017
When it comes to your child, many parents are unsure which direction to go when it comes to childcare. Should you put your child in a daycare center or consider hiring a nanny? Many parents believe that a nanny is too expensive. These days, modern nannies are not only affordable and accessible, they also provide a number of benefits that daycare centers cannot match. Not to mention that if you have more than one child in daycare a nanny is almost always cheaper. In this article child c...
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How to Make 4 Holiday Kids Crafts (That are Actually Useful)
Holidays

How to Make 4 Holiday Kids Crafts (That are Actually Useful)

by Craig Sutton  •  December 22, 2016
The holiday season is great for spending time together and celebrating all the wonders of the season. The cold weather and winds make the perfect excuse to stay inside and do some holiday crafts! However, your child may create multiple masterpieces, which then leaves you with this dilemma: how can you put them to good use? Below are four crafts that you will actually use and want to show off in your home.
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How to Involve Children in Christmas Gift Giving
Holidays

How to Involve Children in Christmas Gift Giving

by Craig Sutton  •  December 15, 2016
The holiday season has become more and more commercialized in recent years, making it harder to hold onto the true meaning of Christmas and the holiday season. Although you can’t alter society’s take on the holidays, there are some things you can do to involve your children in gift giving.
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Should I Give My Nanny a Christmas Bonus or Christmas Gift?
Holidays

Should I Give My Nanny a Christmas Bonus or Christmas Gift?

by Martha Scully  •  December 09, 2016
Your nanny is an integral member of your household. While you're at work, they take on the task of educating and caring for your children. Some nannies also tackle light housework, prepare meals and generally act as the glue that keeps your household running smoothly. If you like your current nanny and don't want to deal with a revolving door of replacements, you need to show appreciation. But how do you do that? We get a lot of questions about bonuses versus gifts and what you should be doin...
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9 Tips for Taking the Kids Black Friday Shopping
Parenting

9 Tips for Taking the Kids Black Friday Shopping

by Craig Sutton  •  November 21, 2016
It’s time for Black Friday shopping - the time of year when you can scoop up great deals on Christmas gifts and other items you need/want. While many of us are spending the days leading up to Black Friday scouring websites and the local flyers to see what deals will be available, it’s important to also have a plan for when the day comes, especially if you will be going shopping with the kids. Here are some great tips for taking the kids Black Friday shopping and surviving to tell the tale.
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5 of the Most Difficult Hurdles of Step-Parenting
Parenting

5 of the Most Difficult Hurdles of Step-Parenting

by Craig Sutton  •  November 18, 2016
Ask parents about the toughest job they've ever had, and they will begin telling you tales about raising their children. The struggle is often harder when the children aren't genetically yours. Know that it takes a tough person to step into the role of step-parent. You will have many hurdles to overcome, for their sake and yours.
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