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Published on October 17, 2012, by in Au Pair.

There are few things as heartbreaking and infuriating as learning that your child is the victim of bullying. As attention towards this very real problem allows more parents to understand that the way some children are treated is more serious than a simple case of “kids being kids,” efforts to crack down on schoolyard harassment

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Published on October 3, 2012, by in Au Pair.

While the concept afternoon tea originated in France, contrary to what most people believe, the English made taking an afternoon tea fashionable.  The English usually take their afternoon tea between 4 and 5 o’clock in the afternoon, whereas Americanized versions of afternoon tea tend to be held between 3 and 4 o’clock in the afternoon. 

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Published on September 26, 2012, by in Au Pair.

In September 2012 the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration released the findings of its National Child Restraint Use Special Study, a national sur­vey of child restraint system use in children from birth to age 8. The study revealed five significant and common car seat mistakes. These included: 1. Using the wrong harness slot. When it

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Published on September 19, 2012, by in Au Pair.

As harvest time approaches and the heat of summer gives way to the cooler weather of fall, family outings and school field trips to pumpkin patches and apple orchards become more and more common. While these outings can seem like little more than entertainment at face value, there are actually some very valuable lessons that

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Published on September 11, 2012, by in Au Pair.

Once upon a time, kids who needed homework help had only their parents or caregivers to turn to. In today’s high-tech world, however, that’s all changed. Because a staggering number of modern kids have the power of an iPhone in their pocket, there’s a world of virtual tutoring programs available at their fingertips. Check out

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Published on August 19, 2012, by in Au Pair.

It’s like clockwork every evening. Everyone is finally home from school or work and the first words out of their mouths are, “What’s for dinner?” And while you want to serve your family a healthy, home-cooked meal, you’d rather not have to stand in the kitchen for the next hour to fix it.  Check out

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Published on August 1, 2012, by in Au Pair.

While gourmet cupcake bakeries are on the rise, there’s no need to pay top dollar at a bakery for super cute and tasty birthday cupcakes when you can make them for much cheaper on your own.  Check out these 10 ways to dress up a plain cupcake for your child’s next birthday. Flavored frosting with

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Published on July 26, 2012, by in Au Pair.

According to the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, the protein needs in children change and increase as they get older.  For instance, a child 2 to 3 years old requires 13 to 50g of protein per day and a child 4 to 8 years of age requires 30 to 90g per day.  Once kids get

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Published on July 24, 2012, by in Au Pair.

The first day of preschool is usually an exciting milestone, but it can also be a stressful one for both you and your child. One of the most effective ways to combat separation anxiety and other stressors is to begin preparations as early as possible, which will help your child understand both what will be

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Published on July 18, 2012, by in Au Pair.

The interview process is a tricky one when you’re hiring an au pair because you have to get creative in the ways that they’re conducted since your au pair is usually coming over from a different country. If you’ve narrowed down your options and are ready to start interviewing then pick a one or more

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