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Tammy Gold
Tammy Gold, LCSW, MSW, CEC, is author of Secrets of the Nanny Whisperer: A Practical Guide for Finding and Achieving the Gold Standard of Care for Your Child (Perigee, January 6, 2015). Founder of Gold Parent Coaching, Gold is one of the most sought-after parenting and childcare experts in the country. She has appeared in The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and People, and is a frequent guest on TV’s Good Morning America and Today.

Entries by Tammy Gold

Your Nanny is not a Chef! Secrets from the Nanny Whisperer

(0) Comments | Posted January 12, 2016 | 10:29 PM


In my work with clients, I encounter two extremes of parents. The first are the parents who tiptoe around the nanny and are afraid to ask her to do things--even though she is their employee and it's her...

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Your Nanny isn't "Lucky" to have your Job - Nanny Whisperer Advice

(0) Comments | Posted January 11, 2016 | 6:59 AM

Common Myths that Parents Have about Nannies

While many of my clients come to the nanny experience without a full understanding of a nanny's role and responsibilities, I have also found that there are certain "myths" about nannies that persist among parents--even those who strive...

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The Mommy Wars: Nanny vs. Mom

(2) Comments | Posted November 6, 2015 | 4:19 PM

The other day I was in the pool changing area before swim class. Anyone going to childrens' activity centers, pools or parks in any metro area has realized that the landscape has changed. Years ago, there used to be three groups of women eyeing each other and comparing themselves to...

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Nannyology: Understanding the 3 Types of Nannies so You Can Find the Right Match

(3) Comments | Posted October 28, 2015 | 11:42 AM

Finding the right kind of nanny to match your particular work/life situation is critical in creating a calm and stress-free home. If you make the right nanny match, everyone is happy... but if you choose the wrong match, things can get ugly in a hurry. To avoid this unnecessary stress,...

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3 Questions to Ask Your Prospective Nanny Agency

(0) Comments | Posted October 22, 2015 | 6:31 AM

Nanny agencies can be very helpful to parents throughout their search. A good nanny agency can provide an extra layer of guidance, screening, vetting and background/reference checking -- not to mention handling the logistics of arranging all your interviews, trials and contract negotiations. A great agency however, has a little...

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Can't Get Your Kids to Go to Sleep? Try These 7 Steps!

(1) Comments | Posted October 16, 2015 | 9:33 AM

My clients often tell me how hard it is to get their kids to go to sleep on their own. While there have been numerous of books written on all formats of sleep training, I don't plan to use this blog to opine on the pros and cons...

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

(2) Comments | Posted October 13, 2015 | 5:59 PM

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...

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Tips for Handling a Move While Pregnant or With Small Children

(0) Comments | Posted October 12, 2015 | 4:16 PM

Sometimes, I find it useful to share questions I've received in my parent coaching practice with a broader group of followers. Today, I share some advice that I gave to a client who was in the process of moving her family.

Question: When you move to a new...

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Top 8 Questions to Assess Your Childcare Needs - -Nanny, Daycare or Nannyshare

(0) Comments | Posted October 6, 2015 | 4:59 PM

Before you set out on the journey of how to find a nanny or how to choose the optimal daycare solution, parents should think about their individual needs and the needs of each child. Doing this first will narrow down their choices and help them make the decision.

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Texting and Sitting: The Dangers Of Distracted Caregivers

(0) Comments | Posted January 22, 2015 | 5:41 PM

It is well documented that texting and smart phone use leads to distracted behavior -- and not just when we're behind the wheel. When it comes to caring for young children, constant cell phone use is blamed for problems ranging from an increase of accidents at the park because parents...

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5 Tips to Prevent Overindulging Your Child During the Holidays

(1) Comments | Posted December 5, 2014 | 10:41 AM

The holidays come with a lot of pressure for parents. Too often they overextend to give their children the gifts they ask for and to "keep up with the Joneses." Parents need to beware of falling into the overindulgence trap during the holidays.

Overemphasizing gift-giving with children...

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All You Need is Love

(3) Comments | Posted April 3, 2012 | 3:20 PM

As a parenting coach and therapist, I am regularly asked how my clients can foster smarter, happier and more confident children. In a time when technology and learning are introduced to children before their first birthday, it seems as though there are always newer and fancier ways to provide advancement...

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Simple Tips for a Safe and Sunny Spring Break

(2) Comments | Posted March 14, 2012 | 4:57 PM

Spring break is a time that every family member anxiously awaits. Parents get to leave their cubicles and mounds of paperwork behind, while children look forward to some quality time with parents and siblings. And what better way to spend this much needed family fun together than soaking up the...

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Safe Spring Cleaning in 2012

(1) Comments | Posted February 9, 2012 | 3:03 PM

Most think of spring cleaning as a time to sweep away the dirt and clutter that made its way inside during winter, but what most people don't realize is that by cleaning with harsh chemical-based products, they can do more harm than good, especially for parents-to-be and growing families. By...

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