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The Afternoon Chauffeur Everyone’s Looking For!

This scarcity of afternoon nannies, along with the increasing need to move children from point A to point B, has paved the road for several local transportation options catering to families just like yours. Although they won’t provide you with all of the services a nanny would, they can certainly take your child from school to soccer, and from soccer to home. The attached list outlines the features and benefits of the local kid’s ride service options. We hope this will be a useful tool, and a way to alleviate some after school stress!

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Stanford Park Nannies Receives Prestigious Childcare Industry Award!

Each year, the Association of Premier Nanny Agencies recognizes one agency in the country with the Honors Award for Excellence. The purpose of this award is to acknowledge an agency that not only meets but also exceeds APNA standards in its daily business practices. As Stanford Park Nannies celebrates their 20th year with these standards as their guide, they not only talk the talk, but they walk the walk of excellence. They are the proud recipients of the 2017 APNA Honors Award for Excellence.

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Why Emotional Intelligence Matters – Part 3: Helping Children Respond to BIG Emotions

  This is the second of a series of blog posts by Hannah Morrison. Hannah is a behavior therapist and former nanny who has presented at Stanford Park Nannies’ Nanny Up training series. Now that [...]

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Why Emotional Intelligence Matters – Part 2

How we address emotions cultivates how children identify and respond to emotions. Your acceptance teaches your child that their emotional life is not dangerous and is not shameful, but rather is both universal and manageable. [...]

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Why Emotional Intelligence Matters – Part 1

Have you ever been at a loss when a child seems to overreact to something that seems so small? The logical part of their brain is still maturing, which makes it difficult to cope with overwhelming emotions. Emotional intelligence and self-regulation doesn't just happen; it is modeled, taught, and practiced. So what can we do about that? We teach them, and we can help them practice it over and over again.

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Why the Trend Toward Gluten Free?

Why are gluten free food products becoming increasingly common in our grocery stores? Is this just the latest food fad or is gluten a potential dietary villain? Let’s begin by understanding what gluten is.

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