Self-Reg and the Three R’s

This is the third blog post in our series on Self-Reg. Our first blog post explained what self-regulation and stress is, and how caregivers can help children with managing their stress. Our second blog post was about self-regulation and the Interbrain (the communication channel between a caregiver and a child). Now we want to provide [...]

Self-Reg and the Three R’s2021-12-09T08:39:22-05:00

Self-regulation and The Interbrain

In Dr. Stuart Shanker’s book Self-Reg we are introduced to helpful ways to break a child’s and a child care provider’s stress cycle and successfully engage with life. One tool that Dr. Shanker has introduced us to in this book is the Interbrain, or a shared intuitive channel of communication. Think of it this way. [...]

Self-regulation and The Interbrain2021-12-09T08:39:22-05:00

Canadian Parent’s Options for School-Aged Child Care

What time do you start work? 9am? 8am? 7am? And what time does your child’s school start at? Many Canadian schools start between 8:30am and 9:30am. This makes dropping off in the morning a challenge for many families. Adding to this struggle, the end of the school day can be as early as 2:50pm. This doesn't [...]

Canadian Parent’s Options for School-Aged Child Care2021-12-09T08:39:24-05:00

Canadian Parents Struggling with Finding Flexible Child Care: Hire an Au Pair!

In Canada, 69% of families have dual-earning parents with a child age 16 and younger, 75% of which work full-time hours , making dependable and accommodating childcare difficult to find. What is the solution? Find flexible child care. For many Canadian families, this is easier said than done considering location of child care centres, hours [...]

Canadian Parents Struggling with Finding Flexible Child Care: Hire an Au Pair!2021-12-09T08:39:25-05:00

The Rising Costs of Daycare and How That Compares to an Au Pair

An article was recently released by Jaqueline Hansen, of CBC, who reported on the rising costs of child care in Canada; specifically, the rising costs of daycare across Canada. Her report, based on a study by the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives, displayed how much Canadians actually spend on child care. The results were both [...]

The Rising Costs of Daycare and How That Compares to an Au Pair2021-12-09T08:39:25-05:00

Celebrating Canada’s Winter Holidays With Your Au Pair

It’s that time of year again where temperatures go down and twinkle lights go up. This is a special time of year for many families to celebrate important traditions and a great opportunity to share new experiences with your Au Pair. This may be your Au Pair’s first time spending the holidays in North America, [...]

Celebrating Canada’s Winter Holidays With Your Au Pair2021-12-09T08:40:49-05:00

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