Practically Perfect Podcast- For Nannies by Nannies! (general)

The musing of Lora Brawley of and Sue Downey of on all things nanny.

The Podcasts

We kick off our summer series on the nanny interview with a look at knowing what you want and when do you ask for it? We are excited to talk all summer about the finer points of nanny interviews. 

Direct download: Interviewing_Part_One.mp3
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In this episode we discuss toxic people and relationships. We try to each define what a toxic person is, and how they feel it impacts the nanny community and nanny leaders. We go back and forth on what we can do to deal with these negative relationships and people. 

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We discuss the methods we have used as nannies to potty train children. It's not always so easy, especially getting parents and nannies on the same page. We share what has worked for us. 

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How do you handle difficult conversations with your employers? As a nanny, you will have to give notice, discuss issues with the children, maybe ask for a raise. We mull over these and a few others and give our ideas on how to tackle them. 

Direct download: GMT20180220-023407_podcast.m4a
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In this episode we discuss the popular TV show This Is Us and how it helps us view parenting and raising children. SPOILER ALERTS_ we discuss up to the February 2018 episodes including the week after the Super Bowl. 

Direct download: This_is_Us_Parenting.m4a
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In our fifth installment discussing developing your childcare philosophy, we give a brief overview of positive discipline. We discuss how it is different from traditional methods as well as some of the core beliefs. 

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In the fourth part of our series- developing your childcare philosophy- we discuss Waldorf education. What are the core tenets and what ideas make this one of the faster growing preschool trends. 

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We discuss some problems and possible solutions when it comes to discipline and guidance of older kids (ages 8 plus) and even teens. This age group can be tough for a nanny especially over the summer as you often have more time with them. 

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Communication is the key to the relationship. We outline a few basic techniques that you can use to improve your boundary setting, communication, and help you when communicating with employers. 

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Lora and Sue discuss tools and methods we can do to help kids be more resilient. 

Direct download: Resilancy_with_Kids.mp3
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