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Hiring a Nanny

Yes, Your Nanny Should Get Paid to Do 'Nothing'

Brooke Weglarz | Posted 05.26.2016 | Parents
Brooke Weglarz

Parents, I can see where you are coming from. Truly, I can. Childcare is expensive. The idea of paying top dollar for someone to sit at your house while your child is sleeping can be difficult to swallow. But here's the thing -- your nanny/babysitter isn't doing "nothing" -- they are taking care of your child.

How To Pick A Nanny (VIDEO)

Meredith Masony | Posted 02.09.2016 | Comedy
Meredith Masony

There has been a ton of "Nanny Drama" recently in the celebrity realm. Here is my advice on picking a nanny.

Paralyzed in Your Nanny Search Process? Here Are 6 Simple Steps to Finding a Perfect Nanny

Tammy Gold | Posted 10.13.2015 | Parents
Tammy Gold

I'm often blown away by how many times I see my clients "freeze up" as they approach the process of finding a nanny. It's pretty often that I have to remind these fantastic parents that this is an important decision (not one left to simply asking your friend's nanny if they have any recommendations) and one that will require some legwork if you want the ideal match.

Tips for Creating a Successful Environment With a Nanny

Dr. Gail Gross | Posted 04.29.2014 | Parents
Dr. Gail Gross

Bringing someone into your home to care for your child can be a challenging task for many, one that is wrought with emotions and conflict. After all, you are opening up not just your home, but also your lives to a stranger.

7 Tips for Hiring the Right Nanny

Dr. Gail Gross | Posted 04.20.2014 | Parents
Dr. Gail Gross

Hiring someone else to care for your child in your absence can be an emotionally difficult and confusing process. Here are some tips that I have found to be helpful in the search for a nanny for your child.

Our Nannies

Lisa Gornick, Ph.D. | Posted 10.16.2013 | Parents
Lisa Gornick, Ph.D.

It's a big job, bigger than most parents anticipate, this thinking about our nannies, their life circumstances and psychic and health states, the reverberations between us, our communications spoken and unspoken.

5 Mistakes Many Parents Make When It Comes To Child Care

Lynn Perkins | Posted 10.01.2013 | Parents
Lynn Perkins

When it comes to leaving your child in the care of a babysitter, nanny or other child care provider, you have nothing but the best intentions. However, many parents unknowingly make mistakes when hiring, managing and communicating with their child care provider.

7 Fundamentals of Effective Nanny-Hiring

Lauren Cahn | Posted 09.10.2013 | Parents
Lauren Cahn

It was Caregiver Zero's astounding ineptitude and raging hostility that propelled me to learn everything that I needed to know about hiring the best possible nannies thereafter. And now I share with you the Seven Fundamentals of Effective Nanny-Hiring.

Paging Mary Poppins (Or Scaring Her Away?)

Lisa Belkin | Posted 03.11.2013 | Parents
Lisa Belkin

"These people need to chill", I thought, followed quickly by "they will never find anyone willing to work for them." To my surprise, though, the one that lingered was "Lord, I didn't ask any of the right questions when I was hiring, did I?"

Questions to Ask Before You Hire a Nanny

Helen Moon | Posted 01.16.2013 | Parents
Helen Moon

If you listen carefully to the answers you are given by a prospective nanny, you will have a really good idea of who the person is that you are interviewing.

7 Tips for Hiring the Perfect Nanny

Mary L. Pulido, Ph.D. | Posted 08.07.2012 | Parents
Mary L. Pulido, Ph.D.

Hiring a nanny is a process usually fraught with anxiety. As a child protection expert, I'm often asked about the screening process for a nanny. Here are my suggestions.