Can Technology Help Your Child’s Education? 

Can Technology Help Your Child’s Education? 

Technology is rapidly expanding into every aspect of our lives, and the classroom is no different. Whether we like it or not, traditional methods of learning will inevitably become technology assisted or driven, and in some cases even replaced by machines.  So does technology actually improve the level of education that a child receives? Is your child’s education being improved or hampered by the plethora of equipment now available to assist in his or her learning?  

 

Why Summer Camp over Camp Mommy is Beneficial for Your Child 

Why Summer Camp over Camp Mommy is Beneficial for Your Child 

While you might be planning visits to museums and outings to the park with your children this summer, I’ll be sending my two girls to camp. I love my children and enjoy spending time with them, but I know I can’t give them what a summer spent at camp can. I’m aware that just by being with them and helping them with their daily routines, I’m inadvertently taking away some of the important life skills I know they need to become successful adults.  Here’s why giving your child the gift of camp, whether day or overnight, is one of the best experiences you could provide for your children’s social-emotional well-being. 

What to Look for in a Nanny in 2019

What to Look for in a Nanny in 2019

There’s nothing quite as nerve-racking as choosing a person to leave your children with for extended periods of time. Finding a nanny you can trust isn’t a simple process, and it only seems to get that much more intense when you factor in the endless procession of disturbing headlines and revelations that tend to pop up every year about child care services.  With that in mind, here are some of the most important things that you should be thinking about as you go about your nanny search in 2019.  

Writing a Nanny Contract: Things You Need to Know

Writing a Nanny Contract: Things You Need to Know

So you’ve found the perfect nanny your kids love her, she’s a great fit for your family and everything seems to be falling into place. Is there a better feeling? Maybe not, but before you seal the deal, consider drawing up a nanny contract. What is a nanny contract? It’s a written document between you and the nanny you’re hiring that serves as a basic agreement of the expectations for the role.

Books That Will Make Your Child Read This Spring

Books That Will Make Your Child Read This Spring

With the weather finally getting warmer and the days getting longer, it’s clear that spring is just about here (the official start date is tomorrow!). The new season brings with it new books — so many in fact that in can be hard to tell which ones are worth buying. Here are some upcoming titles for you to check out for your little ones.

Choosing the Right Summer Camp 

Choosing the Right Summer Camp 

There are a lot of steps in finding the right camp for your child. Doing it right will exhaust you and give you the best chance of finding the right spot for your child this summer… and for many others afterward.  

The Importance of and the Different Types of Trusts
Activities to Beat Winter Blues in NYC

Activities to Beat Winter Blues in NYC

With it being February, most of us want to stay inside until the warm weather is finally consistent. However, this can prove to move time much more slowly, creating a long and dull winter. That kind of environment is no good for you, not to mention your kids and the rest of the family. Especially in New York, there are always opportunities to help beat the winter blues.

How to Navigate Moving with your Family in NYC

How to Navigate Moving with your Family in NYC

Moving is hard enough, but multiplying it by having kids and doing it in a city as bustling and hectic as New York City makes it incredibly complicated. A move can be a very difficult transition for children, even if it’s just one across town. Just like at the start of the school year, a move can be a difficult transition period for children. However, moving can also be an excellent opportunity to get a new lease on life if you allow it to be.  
 

5 Kitchen Practices for Better Health in 2019

5 Kitchen Practices for Better Health in 2019

For many of us, a New Year’s resolution looks like a decision to exercise more, eat less, or lose weight. But in our quest for an ideal, it’s important that we remember that health, not a specific weight or size, should be at the root of how we treat our bodies.  Better health choices begin in our home kitchens. Here are TK kitchen practices for better health for your entire household in 2019.