Archive for June 2012

Way to Go Lisa!

I’ve always known our nannies and sitters are an impressive bunch, but I was really excited to read about Lisa’s 500 mile journey today via STLtoday.com. Lisa is raising money for Sherwood Forest and also working on our staff full-time.

Kudos to Lisa, a valued TLC nanny!  We wish you the best of luck!

Read the rest of the article about Lisa here:  http://bit.ly/NCIdG3

Lessons learned from the Sandusky trial.

As you probably know Penn State Football coach Jerry Sandusky was found guilty on 45 counts of child abuse and child neglect.  As parents and nannies we can learn from these horrible incidents.

None of us want to be called a “helicopter parent or caretaker” but at the same time we have the right to know what is going on in our children’s lives when they are not with us.   Start a respectful dialogue with the other parents in your school and community.  Let them know that you want to be informed and involved.  Keep your eyes open.  It’s ok if  you  stop by on occasion to observe and make sure that your child is being treated fairly and with respect.

We also want to let our children know that we want to hear about their lives.  Children do  need to treat adults with respect and follow the rules.  But, they should never be made to do something that they don’t want to do or that makes them feel uncomfortable.  They should not feel threatened, coerced or uneasy in any situation.   Most importantly our kids should know that they can trust us as parents and nannies.  We want them to know that we care about them.  We want to know about their  experiences and their feelings.  Keeping the lines of communication open is key.

So is trust.  Kids and parents need to know that they can trust each other.  But also parents and nannies  need to know that they can trust other parents and community leaders.

Our kids need to be taught the importance of  Stranger Danger.   It’s hard to balance your child’s need to grow independent and need to learn about the safety of the world around them.  Here are 5 great tips from Parents.com on Rules for Stranger Safety.

My heart goes out for ALL victims of child abuse: those who suffer quietly and those who publicly.

Please take a minute and share this post with everyone you know so that we can help stop this horrific crime.

TLC For Kids, Inc has been St. Louis’ premiere nanny and babysitting agency  for over 25 years.   TLC For Kids dedicated staff is ready to assist you in finding nannies, tutor’s, newborn care specialists, sitters and more.  Reach us at info@tlcforkids.com or 314-725-5660.

 

Water Safety Reminder

TLC For Kids is a proud member of the International Nanny Agency(INA).   Recently the INA sent out a reminder to all nannies and caregivers and I think we should pass it on.
Since the 2010 tragic drowning incident in Long Island, New York, that involved a nanny and the toddler in her care, INA has committed to sending an annual reminder to nannies, parents and agencies that only child care providers who have the proper training should take children swimming or near large bodies of water like a pool, lake or ocean.

INA recommends that children are only to be taken swimming by a nanny if she is a lifeguard, if she has successfully completed a credible water safety and rescue course, or if there is a lifeguard present.

INA recommends that any child care provider who works in a home where there is a large body of water present be properly trained in water safety and rescue.

 

TLC For Kids, Inc has been St. Louis’ premiere nanny and babysitting agency  for over 25 years.   TLC For Kids dedicated staff is ready to assist you in finding nannies, tutor’s, newborn care specialists, sitters and more.  Reach us at info@tlcforkids.com or 314-725-5660.

Happy Father's Day

While scouring the internet for Father’s Day ideas I came across the blog Fabulous Fatherhood.   

In a recent post he talked about what makes a good father.  I couldn’t help but think about what important life lessons these are.  I was lucky enough to have a father that taught me some of these same life lessons.  Thanks Dad!

  • Be Firm But Loving

  • Be A Rugged Man

  • Be Tender When You Need To Be

  • Dedicate Your Life To Your Family

  • Be A Man Of Convictions

  • Work Hard To Provide

Happy Fathers Day to all you Dads out there!! 

 

TLC For Kids, Inc has been St. Louis’ premiere nanny and babysitting agency  for over 25 years.   TLC For Kids dedicated staff is ready to assist you in finding nannies, tudors, newborn care specialists, sitters and more.  Reach us at info@tlcforkids.com or 314-725-5660.

Hurry it's almost Father's Day!

Father’s Day is just a few days away.  What are you going to do to celebrate Dear Old Dad?

I asked my youngest daughter what she thought we should give her dad.  She came up with work clothes, a new tie, and coffee.  This is my practical daughter who knows that her Daddy works a lot!

A classmate said they went to the pottery store and made a food platter for Dad.  They are hoping he uses it when he’s using the grill.  Cute idea!

Another idea came from a relative.  They made a photo book for dad and used pictures from birth to present.  It’s super cute and the last page has the kids holding a sign that says, “I love you Dad!”

Share with us what you are doing for Father’s Day this year.  I’m still looking for ideas!!

Summer Slide

Sounds fun, right?

Well, for teachers it’s not fun.  Summer slide refers to our kids forgetting what they learned over the school year during summer break.  Did you know that after only five weeks kids start to lose some knowledge?

Often times summer slide is referred to for  reading, math facts, or science.  But did you know it is also used in terms of handwriting?

Children should continue writing over the summer.  Practice makes perfect! Repetition will decrease anxiety and keep them at or above the expectations for the following year. Here are some fun writing exercises you can try over the summer:

Write a story with your child. Each day, set aside time for her to write a few sentences or paragraphs (depending on her age) for a special story. By the end of the summer, you will both have written a special story together. This approach will keep your child interested, as she will enjoy reading her contributions each day.

Have him practice the formation of specific letters by writing large capital letters with sidewalk chalk on the driveway. Next, have him use a hose with a nozzle to spray a stream of water and erase the chalk lines. This will help increase fine motor control and strength.

While you are in the car, or sitting on the beach, use “air writing” to send each other messages. You can also have her write messages to you in the sand on the beach, in the water at the pool, or in the shaving cream while dad is shaving.

Make it fun!

TLC For Kids, Inc has been St. Louis’ premiere nanny and babysitting agency  for over 25 years.   TLC For Kids dedicated staff is ready to assist you in finding nannies, tudors, newborn care specialists, sitters and more.  Reach us at info@tlcforkids.com or 314-725-5660.

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