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u/Noel_Klinkovsky · 2 pointsr/Nanny

Secure caregiver attachment is the healthiest thing a child can have. Numerous studies show that children who are securely attached to an adult caregiver develop better in every area, and are generally more autonomous. There is no limit to how securely attached a child can be, and the more attached, generally, the better. Securely attached kids are also usually more comfortable being away from their caregiver or letting other children interact with their caregiver because they trust that their caregiver will still be there for them when they need their caregiver (Trawick-Smith, 2014) (Gonzalez-Mena and Eyer, 2018).

Insecure attachment, however, happens when a child is very attached, but does not have complete trust in their caregiver. They may fear that, if their caregiver starts interacting with other children that they will be forgotten, or that the caregiver will prefer the other children over them. Children in insecure caregiver relationships are generally less likely to be confident in themselves as-well, and sometimes show less interest in exploring the world around them (Gonzalez-Mena and Eyer, 2018).

The best thing for making sure a child feels secure in their relationship is to build trust. A caregiver should always be honest with the child, include them in things that concern them, respect and value their opinions, and always keep their word. Children need to know that their caregiver is going to be there to care for them when they have needs (Gonzalez-Mena and Eyer, 2018). These needs include physical needs, emotional needs, social needs, affectionate needs, creative needs, and cognitive needs (Chahin, 2008).

Sometimes insecure attachments can transfer over from previous insecure attachment. For example, if he has an insecure attachment with mom, then he will have a much harder time forming a secure attachment with a caregiver, even if that caregiver does everything perfectly (Gonzalez-Mena and Eyer, 2018).

u/Waterproof_soap · 2 pointsr/Nanny

I was a Girl Scout leader for seven years. Little girls are just mean creatures sometimes. It starts around 6, cools off a bit by 8, then picks right back up again by 10-11. Not all little girls, to be sure, but elementary age is where you get the start of queen bee/wanna bee attitudes.

It’s hard to know why. I’ve read books and studies (I have a degree in psychology and early childhood education experience). There are a lot of different factors in play. I’ve often heard “boys are hard until kindergarten, girls are hard from kindergarten on.” Not sure I agree with it completely, but I appreciate the sentiment!

You might try this book (or similar):

I really liked the Little Bill series, as it dealt with a lot of topics in a kid appropriate way.

Best of luck! PM me anytime!

u/HarryPotterGeek · 2 pointsr/Nanny

My go-to resources are:

Baby Led Weaning

Loose Parts and Loose Parts 2: Inspiring Play for Infants and Toddlers

For discipline I prefer the Parenting with Love and Logic.

I'm a big believer in the Reggio Emilia philosophy of teaching and early childhood development. R.E., loose parts, and outdoor classroom theories all work really well together to create a natural, child-led, creative environment. The basic theory involved is that children are curious, competent, creative beings with a significant capacity for learning if we get out of their way. Instead of giving them plastic, light-up, noise-making toys that have one purpose or one way of playing, loose parts cultivates an environment of inviting materials that encourage creativity and discovery instead of "this is how you play with this toy" thinking. I was first introduced to Reggio Emilia and Loose Parts while working for a JCC and I was really impressed with the way it transformed the teaching environment. It's definitely harder the smaller your kids are, but it can be done and I have seen it jump start critical thinking and creativity in even the youngest kiddos.

u/reneefk · 1 pointr/Nanny

Does she mainly like dogs, or any animal?

I like the Richard Scarry books

and these (I think they make them for all sorts of different animals):

some of our other favorites over the years:

The Big Red Barn by Margaret Wise Brown

Animalia by Graeme Base *this is one I recommend to everyone, it is truly a great book.

u/turtlehana · 1 pointr/Nanny

Sounds like you're doing fine, the newborn is probably taking a lot in and as long as you're meeting her needs and find time to make her happy I think you're doing all that you need in regards to her care.

As for the older children, especially the 4 year old, it would benefit her to learn that you won't bring things everyday, how to manage her frustrations (know when she needs to take a break), and how to play by herself for a little bit.

Learning how to see mistakes differently may help her too

What time do you get there during the day? Are you allowed to take them out of the house? Are they signed up for any activities? When do the older children get home?

u/Divine18 · 10 pointsr/Nanny

Good god, run.
And then read The gift of Fear

Trust your instincts/your gut. Being too careful one too many times is better than not being careful enough one time.

u/hardlyyjewish · 1 pointr/Nanny

You guys were so beyond helpful! I decided to get a nice looking diaper bag that I can double as a normal bag too. I have 4 kiddos, two of which are a toddler and an infant. It also came with a bunch of extra goodies (link below). I hope I like it as much as I think I will.

Thanks again for the suggestions!

u/paperd · 1 pointr/Nanny

One star? Really? Which book did you get? There are a lot of them in the series. I've only read this one: and the one specific to toddlers.

u/LegitKEG · 1 pointr/Nanny

This one:

The first few reviews to show up, which I guess are the most recent, are 1 or 2 stars and say it's terrible... I think I'll get the toddler one and start that first though!

u/statersgonnastate · 2 pointsr/Nanny

You ever read It’s Pajama Time ? It makes me question my existence. Do I say pajahhma or pajammma idk maybe I say both. I say jammies and pajahhma not jahhmmies.

u/swolemorty · 3 pointsr/Nanny

When we sleep trained my 5 month old, we started w/ bed time because naps were definitely harder. Maybe suggest this book:

It's nice because it gives a bunch of strategies for kids at different developmental stages and for parents w/ different tolerances for CIO/Ferber vs. low/no cry methods. Also, if I recall correctly, this book puts a lot of emphasis on daytime naps being crucial to your success. He might have even suggested starting w/ naps.

The author had some phrasing in there about crying that helped me stick with sleep training - basically that the kid isn't wailing because he's scared or because he feels abandoned. Instead, they're just protesting because they'd rather be playing with you. And you're not abandoning your child or being cold or cruel by letting them cry, you're providing them an opportunity to learn how to sleep, a skill that they will need for the rest of their lives.