Dealing with Different Emotions: Children’s Experience

Young children deal with many of the same emotions adults do. Children get angry, sad, frustrated, nervous, happy, or embarrassed, but they often do not have the words to talk about how they are feeling. Instead, they sometimes act out these emotions in very physical and inappropriate ways. Sometimes children express their emotions in ways…

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Educating Your Young Child about Self-Esteem

Self-esteem represents an aspect of self-cognition that reflects one’s perceptions about oneself. This self-esteem is shaped not only by an individual’s own perceptions and expectations but also by the significant people in their lives. This includes how they are thought of and treated by parents, siblings, teachers, and friends. These perceptions are formed through the…

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Parents Role in Developing Positive Self Esteem in Children

Self-esteem is an orientation towards oneself; this orientation may be positive or negative. In another word, self-esteem refers to the way an individual feels about him/herself. There are two major components of self-esteem; the sense of personal worth and sense of personal ability. These two important components develop over time with multiple experiences. Children who…

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A Mother’s Love

I couldn’t believe what I was hearing. It felt as if I had lived this moment before. Something about the way she spoke and the question she asked, made me think back to when I was a little girl. As a young girl, I always wanted to know why my mother loved me so much,…

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Tеасhіng Yоur Chіldrеn to Lіvе аnd Eat Hеаlthу

A healthy dіеt іѕ еѕѕеntіаl fоr еvеrуоnе – еѕресіаllу our children. Aѕ уоur child grows older аnd begins gaining mоrе іndереndеnсе, іt will become more difficult for уоu tо tеасh thеm аbоut healthy eating. Thіѕ іѕ whу іt іѕ so important to bеgіn tеасhіng уоur сhіld hеаlthу eating hаbіtѕ at a уоung age. By teaching…

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10 Things You Need to Know about Parenting

Children do not come with user manuals. Parents are not automatically bestowed with all parental knowledge upon their child’s birth. There is no one person on this planet that has all the answers. If any of this were true, parenting would be a piece of cake and we wouldn’t be writing or reading blogs about…

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Be a Role Model for Your Children

It is evident that children mimic what they see; this is true, no matter what country you live in. Because of this, it’s imperative that parents and the people who contribute to the daily lives of children, set the best possible examples for them to follow. The behavior seen by others whether it’s a caregiver,…

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My Typical Day in My Life as a Nanny

This month I wanted to write a blog that is structured more as a short story as I highlight the role of a caregiver in a child’s daily life. Although each home is different and the expectations or responsibilities are not always the same, the general structure as it relates to caring for the child…

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Quality Vs Quantity Family Time

Families comes in all different shapes, and sizes; nevertheless, the expectations of each family are always the same — to raise a happy and well-rounded child who knows they are loved and feels secure. Although the pressures of life combined with the responsibilities of being a parent can sometimes weigh you down, it’s very important…

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How to Encourage and Strengthen Good Sibling Bonding

As a nanny I have cared for five sets of twins and children of all different ages. However, while caring for twin girls, I vividly remember constantly being asked by family members, passersby on the streets, moms at the park and even nannies just like me – “How do you do it?” “How do you…

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