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OF SURPRISE GIFTS

As employees all our house helps have their off days. My house-help usually takes her time off duty on Sundays. Even when I am at home on Saturdays, she prefers letting me rest (in her own words, it is the only resting day that I have) and take her rest on Sundays. It was a Sunday like any other. I ...

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OF GUARDIAN ANGELS AND MORE

We have heard the stories all too often! Horror stories of babies and toddlers harmed by those entrusted to them by their parents, innocent souls who suffered punishments meant for their parents but meted out on them since they were the defenseless targets. All of us have a story or two to share, experienced by one-self or by a relative ...

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WAYS TO TEACH KIDS PATIENCE

The way to teach patience is by practicing patience. Some people are naturally more patient than others. For some people learning to be patient requires more of practice, children are no different. Children have different temperaments; some are also more patient than others. The most effective way to determine how best to teach your child the art of patience is ...

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HOW TO RESPOND TO CHILDREN WHO BITE

Biting is a typical behavior often seen in infants, toddlers and 2 year old. It is a normal part of childhood development. Young children have their reasons for biting from teething to seeing what reaction it will provoke. Biting is something to be discouraged and there are ways to stop your young ones from biting. Why children bite Children bite ...

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CHARACTER TRAITS YOUR CHILD SHOULD POSSESS.

All parents want their children to have good character traits which they believe will set them up for good, healthy and successful happy lives. Parents have the power to instill positive characters in their children rather than believe that it is something they are born with. Always instill strong beliefs that support and build these good character traits. Most of ...

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HOW TO PREPARE YOUR CHILD FOR PRESCHOOL

  Starting pre-school is a very big step for a child, and parents should play an essential role in preparing their young ones. Here are a few ways to prepare for when your child is reporting to school: Visit the preschool It is a good idea to visit your child’s intended school with them when it is on session. Meet ...

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WRITING A NANNY CONTRACT: THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW

    When hiring a help, writing a contract is an important step in the process of hiring. It is a legally required document and it’s very beneficial to have it in place. Most agencies tend to have an agreement between you and your help but it is not mandatory to use there’s, you can alternatively make your own contract ...

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LEGAL MUST KNOWS BEFORE EMPLOYING A HOUSE HELP

Most House help nowadays complain that their seen as lesser beings and they feel like they don’t have rights. The government has enacted new labor laws that will help them as they work. As an employer you need to be familiar with the laws before you embark on employing a new help. Note the following laws should be observed WHAT ...

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HOW TO RESPOND TO DISRESPECTFUL CHILDREN

  As parent you have to teach children to be disciplined, treat others with kindness and also communicate their feeling without being disrespectful. You however cannot teach respect instantly as most prefer to deal with it there and then. Once a child is angry the thinking part of their brain is shut down and the become stressed. In such situation ...

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TOP INTERVIEW QUESTIONS TO ASK A POTENTIAL NANNY.

It is not easy to find a good home based care provider and if parents decide on a help then it is because the person meets most of the requirements that they are looking for. Choosing a right nanny can be difficult but with the right questions you can differentiate between right and wrong. Interviews play a vital part in the ...

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