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Updated Articles and Resources

By Robin McClure

Updated Articles and Resources
  • Afterschool Child Care - Number of Kids Home Alone After School Has Risen Created: Monday, October 19, 2009 Updated: Wednesday, April 23, 2014
    Millions of kids go home to an empty house after school, and the number of unsupervised kids after 3 p.m. has risen over the past five years." itemprop="description" Monday, October 17, 2005 Updated: Wednesday, April 23, 2014
    What do nannies do in a home child care setting and how do they differ from a babysitter? Most nannies urge families to think of them as an extended member of the family and to value their trainin...
  • Do men make good child care providers? Created: Friday, April 03, 2009 Updated: Wednesday, April 23, 2014
    There's no doubt that the child care industry is comprised mostly of women, but does that mean men can't be child care providers? Of course not! With the same training, men can become qualified a...
  • Reader Reviews: Read or Write About Child Care Centers Created: Saturday, September 01, 2007 Updated: Monday, April 21, 2014
    Choosing child care gets easier when you can read about parent reviews about what they think is good (or not). Read about the opinions of others, or write your own child care review for posting. ...
  • What is Toxicariasis? Created: Thursday, March 30, 2006 Updated: Friday, April 18, 2014
    What is Toxicariasis and can kids get it?
  • How Much Child Exercise Is Enough? Created: Saturday, May 01, 2004 Updated: Friday, April 18, 2014
    Child exercise - Do you want to avoid having your children become couch potatoes? What can you do? Get outdoors or create family workout times. How much child exercise is enough?
  • Child Discipline - How to Stop Your Child from Hitting Created: Monday, February 09, 2009 Updated: Friday, April 18, 2014
    Disciplining a toddler is no easy matter. But certain behaviors have to be stopped at once. Hitting is one such behavior. What can you do to put a stop to a child's hitting before someone gets h...
  • Top Questions to Ask a Prospective Child Care Provider Created: Friday, June 15, 2007 Updated: Thursday, April 17, 2014
    You like the location and accept the established rate. What other questions should you ask before making a decision regarding a child care center for your kid? Here are 10 top questions to ask in...
  • Before You Find a Babysitter: Signs You Have the Best Caregiver Created: Tuesday, July 11, 2006 Updated: Thursday, April 17, 2014
    How do you know that the caregiver you've picked will provide quality care? Before you leave your kids under someone else's care, review these signs you've got the best babysitter.
  • Cost of Daycare: Where You Live, Quality, and Age of Kids Can Vary Rates Created: Wednesday, July 18, 2007 Updated: Wednesday, April 16, 2014
    Cost is always a factor when choosing childcare, so how much can parents expect to pay if they choose a daycare center?
  • Child Discipline - Do Time-Outs Really Work with Toddlers? Created: Tuesday, March 03, 2009 Updated: Friday, April 11, 2014
    Whether time-outs are effective discipline depends on how they are used, who you ask, and how you apply the discipline.
  • Top Reasons to Consider Family Child Care Created: Wednesday, September 12, 2007 Updated: Wednesday, April 09, 2014
    There are many options to consider when choosing child care and family child care remains a preferred choice for many parents.
  • How Much Should You Pay Your Babysitter? Created: Friday, July 20, 2007 Updated: Monday, April 07, 2014
    How much is the going rate for babysitters?
  • Top 12 Personalized Gifts Your Teacher Will Love Created: Friday, June 15, 2007 Updated: Friday, October 04, 2013
    You absolutely love your child's caregiver or teacher. Here are 12 inexpensive personalized teacher gifts that will show your gratitude.
  • The Pros and Cons of Using a Nanny Cam Created: Tuesday, May 04, 2004 Updated: Monday, September 23, 2013
    More and more folks are using nanny cams in their homes. While it may give peace of mind, you should know the pros and cons.
  • Helping Preschoolers Transition Between School and Summer Created: Wednesday, February 06, 2008 Updated: Wednesday, March 20, 2013
    Your child’s experience this spring at preschool will help determine the success of transitioning to summer fun and then back to school in the fall. Here are ways to keep a smile on your tot'...
  • Top Tips to Find Quality Child Care: Parents Need to Carefully Research Options Created: Friday, June 15, 2007 Updated: Wednesday, March 20, 2013
    Quality child care abounds in most areas: the key is knowing where to look and what to look for. An important first step is determining what type of child care is right for your family. Quality ...
  • Quick Tip: What is an Au Pair? Video Created: Thursday, February 07, 2013 Updated: Thursday, February 07, 2013
    An Au Pair is typically someone that is from outside the U.S., that comes to provide childcare for American families. In this About.com video, learn what State Department requirements are needed fo...
  • Day Care - How to Prepare Kids for Childcare Video Created: Saturday, July 31, 2010 Updated: Tuesday, January 29, 2013
    Transitioning to childcare outside the home can be stressful for kids and parents alike. This video offers some ideas on how to prepare your kids for day care.
  • Tips for Hiring a Nanny or Au Pair Video Created: Wednesday, January 23, 2013 Updated: Wednesday, January 23, 2013
    An Au Pair can provide a rich cultural exchange for your child, and a great addition to the family. In this About.com video, learn some tips when it comes to hiring an Au Pair.
  • Top Tips for Parents for Communicating With Child Care Providers Video Created: Sunday, January 20, 2013 Updated: Sunday, January 20, 2013
    Knowing how to communicate with your child care provider is important when it comes to being on the same page. In this About.com video, learn how to effectively communicate with your child care pro...
  • Top Tips for Saving Money on a Daycare Budget Video Created: Sunday, January 20, 2013 Updated: Sunday, January 20, 2013
    Daycare costs can become expensive, especially if you have more than one child. In this About.com video, learn some tips on budgeting for daycare.
  • Quick Tip: Managing Food Allergies in Kids Video Created: Sunday, January 20, 2013 Updated: Sunday, January 20, 2013
    If your child has food allergies, it's important to know how to manage their allergies while they're at school or with their babysitter. In this About.com video, learn how to properly manage their ...
  • How to Volunteer at Your Child's School or Daycare Video Created: Sunday, January 20, 2013 Updated: Sunday, January 20, 2013
    Getting involved in your child's school or daycare program is a good way to connect with other parents, and become actively involved in your child's school life. In this About.com video, learn how ...
  • Quick Tip: What to Avoid in Child Care Providers Video Created: Sunday, January 20, 2013 Updated: Sunday, January 20, 2013
    Learning what to look for in a child care provider is key to your peace of mind and your child's happiness. In this About.com video, learn what to avoid, when searching for a child care provider.
  • Quick Tip: Signs of a Bad Babysitter Video Created: Sunday, January 20, 2013 Updated: Sunday, January 20, 2013
    Having a good babysitter is integral to your child's happiness and your own peace of mind. In this About.com video, learn the warning signs of a bad babysitter.
  • Quick Tip: Getting Kids Up and Ready in the Morning Video Created: Sunday, January 20, 2013 Updated: Sunday, January 20, 2013
    Getting your kids up in the morning can be difficult, especially if you haven't prepared the night before. In this About.com video, learn how to get your kids up with ease.
  • How to Choose the Right Daycare Center for Your Child Video Created: Sunday, January 20, 2013 Updated: Sunday, January 20, 2013
    Transferring your child to a daycare center can seem scary, but it doesn't have to be if you know the right things to look out for. In this About.com video, learn how to assess the right daycare en...
  • Tips for Using Relatives as Child Caregivers Video Created: Friday, January 18, 2013 Updated: Friday, January 18, 2013
    Having relatives that are caregivers can be tricky in terms of payment and rules for your child. In this About.com video, learn how to implement rules for relatives that are caregivers, so you can ...
  • Quick Tip: When to Use a Nanny Cam Video Created: Friday, January 18, 2013 Updated: Friday, January 18, 2013
    Sometimes parents use Nanny Cams as extra security; however, if they are not transparent about the use of this device, it can break the providers trust. In this About.com video, learn when it's app...
  • Quick Tip: What Do Family Home Providers Do? Video Created: Friday, January 18, 2013 Updated: Friday, January 18, 2013
    Family Home care Providers provide professional, trained, care, offering continuity and comfort to your child in a home setting. In this About.com video, learn the difference between a trained home...
  • Quick Tip: Difference Between a Nanny and an Au Pair Video Created: Friday, January 18, 2013 Updated: Friday, January 18, 2013
    A 'Nanny' and an 'Au Pair' may seem similar, but the two terms are actually very different. In this About.com video, learn what the distinctions are between these two care options.

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