Nanny Cams: Illegal? Unethical? or Both?

by Ali Dinani  •  July 04, 2012
The ill-conceived product of over anxious parents or a modern safety measure for your child? Nanny cams present a complex decision to many families. The Nanny Cam: a hidden video camera, secretly installed in a common household item such as such a teddy bear, clock, radio, plant or tissue box. It is used to secretly monitor and record the activities of caregivers. But there the clarity ends! We understand the 'what', but it is the 'when' and the 'how' that are the problems! What are the cir...
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Your Child: To Leash or Not to Leash

by Ali Dinani  •  June 26, 2012
Woof! Your child doesn't sound like a dog, why treat them like one? Misguided parents strap leashes on their kids as a safety measure. Really? A leash for your child? A child leash is a strap that is attached around a child’s wrist or a harness on the chest to stop the youngster from running away. Here's what's wrong with them. Child safety is a huge and complex issue, and maybe in some situations child leashes are in fact useful. However, those situations do not include morning walks aro...
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Online Sitter Services

by John Philip Green  •  May 14, 2012
Sitter.com is your all-in-one source for hiring any type of sitter. Whether you need a baby sitter, pet sitter, house sitter or nanny, you can find the perfect sitter on this site! There are 2 ways to find your future sitter: browse available sitters, or let the sitters come to you, and post a job opening. Browsing the available sitter listings can give you an easy look into the current market. Start by selecting the listing type and your location in the Sitter Search box on Sitter.com. For ...
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Protect Your Child - Get a Background Check!

by John Philip Green  •  May 07, 2012
Nannies have much more responsibility and much more access to your children than babysitters; they not only watch over your child while you are at work or at a dinner party, but also provide many other childcare needs. They are in essence like a second mother and have significant influence on your child’s development both physically and emotionally. How does a background check protect my child? Background checks are thorough documents examining several critical features about your future n...
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