Childcare: Child, The First Years

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To Nanny or Not to Nanny?

I just came back to work after having #3. My kids have always attended a Daycare Center and I’ve been happy with that. The cost for three children, however, is likely more or equal to what a Nanny would charge (or so I think). Aside from the benefit of not having to get the children ready and out the door in the morning, what other advantages are there to having a nanny vs. the daycare center? What are the disadvantages? How did you go about choosing one?

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Nanny Vs. Daycare

I am considering hiring a nanny for my 2 girls (4 mo and 3 yrs) when I go...

After School Care

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Single Parent Schedule for Their Child(ren)?

I am curious to know what other single mom's schedule is like for their child(ren) on a school week? My son is 5.5 in Kindergarten. Here is mine: Wake up: 6:30a Out the Door at: 7:20a Before School Program: 8am Pick son from school: 1:37p After School Program: 2:30p Get off of work: 5pm Pick up son: 5:15p Home By: 6:15p - play w. neighbor girls Dinner: 7-7:30pm (bath followed on bath days) Quiet Playtime 7:30p-8:00pm - Play w. neighbor girls again (after homework/dinner) Bedtime: 8:30pm on homework days he starts: 6...

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I Now Have Homework.

I want to preface this by saying I did quite a bit of homeschool work with...

Nanny Share

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To Nanny or Not to Nanny?

I just came back to work after having #3. My kids have always attended a Daycare Center and I’ve been happy with that. The cost for three children, however, is likely more or equal to what a Nanny would charge (or so I think). Aside from the benefit of not having to get the children ready and out the door in the morning, what other advantages are there to having a nanny vs. the daycare center? What are the disadvantages? How did you go about choosing one?

Preparing for Kindergarten

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Homework in Kindergarten

i have a 6 year old in kindergarten (her birthday is in november) i have been apalled at the amount of homework expected from these children. i don't really believe in homework even at an older level, as we don't bring our work home. (most of us) i feel like in order for a child to adapt to and enjoy school, that it would be more beneficial to treat it less stringently and make it more fun. learning should and can be fun. since my child has been in school, she has had nights where she wakes up vomiting, apparently stress related. my...

Social Skills

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5 Year Old Driving Me Nuts!!

I am babysitting a 5 year old and 5 monthold. I also have a 16 monthold. The 5 year old is driving me nuts becuase she never stops talking. I mean never. I can ask her to b quiet while i am on the phone or something and she usually well but not always. I do i deal with this without driving myslef crazy. Edited version I play with her all day long. We only wacht about 1 hour of tv a day and that is when i am cooking. I take all 3 kids out to do something fun and educational everyday. The talking is worse when she being stimulated. She...

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