Childhood Febrile Seizures Overview and Implications

Childhood Febrile Seizures Overview and Implications with 10 important facts are right at your fingertips online. Febrile seizures can be very scary for parents, caregivers, and extended family. As I do not know much is anything about febrile seizures, if anything relevant. I have included an excerpt from an article by Michelle on the website NannyPro.

Childhood Febrile Seizures Overview and Implications Below the excerpt is a Link to the National Institute of Health for further information on febrile seizures.

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Childhood Febrile Seizures Overview and Implications

“10 Facts About Febrile Seizures”

“It is estimated that 1 in every 25 children will have a febrile seizure …”

“For parents whose child experiences a febrile seizure, the experience can be terrifying.”

“Many parents are surprised to learn that young children can experience a seizure as a result of a fever. Fortunately, while febrile seizures are horrifying to watch, they are typically harmless and result in no long-term health risks or complications.”

“Parents and caregivers should be familiar with these 10 facts about febrile seizures so that they are prepared should a child in their care experience one.”

  1. “A febrile seizure can occur when an infant or young child’s temperature rises too quickly. Fevers can be a result of an infection or associated with routine immunizations, and can occur in otherwise healthy children.”
  2. “Most children who have febrile seizures have a rectal temperature of at least 102 degrees Fahrenheit. Rectal temperatures can provide the most accurate temperature reading in infants and young children.”
  3. “Age is an important risk factor in febrile seizures. Febrile seizures typically occur in children between the ages of 6 months to 5 years. Toddlers are at the highest risk for having a febrile seizure.”
  4. “Febrile seizures are …”

The Link to the original source of this material

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Childhood Febrile Seizures Overview and Implications

When your child temperature is too high, you need to get under the care of a physician. Before your child is sick get information.

For more information and Links to other websites for Childhood Febrile Seizures Overview and Implications go to the National Institute of Health at http://www.ninds.nih.gov/disorders/febrile_seizures/detail_febrile_seizures.htm

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Babysitting for Younger Siblings

Find out if Babysitting for Younger Siblings is a good idea. Meghan Welker published an article she wrote in the website, Babysitting.net. She contacted me, and I took a look at her article. I found it insightful. The Link to the original article source is directly below the article excerpt. Have you ever seen the old movie, “The Babysitter?” Four children get into serious difficulties in this comedy film. I think it is only funny to teens.

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Find out if Babysitting for Younger Siblings is a Good IdeaFind out if Babysitting for Younger Siblings is a Good Idea

“Why Siblings Don’t Make Good Babysitters”

“When parents are forced to leave the home for work purposes or social engagements it’s not uncommon for them to leave an eldest child in charge of both the household and their younger siblings for a brief period of time. This family-based approach to childcare raises few eyebrows; however, there are several reasons why it may not always be the best idea. Before leaving your children in the care of an older sibling, there are a few factors that you might want to consider.”

“The Arrangement Can Affect Sibling Relationships and the Family Dynamic”
“Younger children may have a difficult time accepting an older sibling as …”

“Arguments Can Quickly Spiral Out of Control”
“Most often, when siblings argue, there is a parent or authority figure on hand to …”

“Kids Can Become “Partners in Crime””
“Parents of several children are well acquainted with …”
“… kids can very easily find themselves in dangerous situations.”

“When older children are forced to look after their siblings … … the stress of coping with those changes is compounded …”

 Here is the Link to the original source article

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Find out if Babysitting for Younger Siblings is a Good Idea. Read the next two guidelines and cautions in this piece.

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Parents and Children Co-Sleeping Pros and Cons

In the website, NannyPro.com, Michelle has written a piece regarding Parents and Children Co-Sleeping Pros and Cons. In addition to this piece looking at both pros and cons of this issue, it cites some research and lists some guideline for this practice as well. My excerpt includes all three.

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Parents and Children Co-Sleeping Pros and Cons

Parents and Children Co-Sleeping Pros and Cons

“A Quick Review of Safe Co-Sleeping”

“In the United States co-sleeping with your infant is an extremely controversial topic. While there are definitely benefits to sharing a bed with your baby, in Western culture the risks seem to outweigh the benefits. In fact, the American Academy of Pediatrics (or AAP) advices against bed-sharing and instead advocates for room-sharing. The Consumer Product Safety Commission agrees with the AAP and advises parents to not place their babies in adult beds.”

List of Benefits

  • “Easy and convenient breastfeeding”
  • “Sleep synchronization for mother and baby”
  • “Increased bonding”
  • 8 More Benefits

Bed Sharing Risks

  • “Strangulation”
  • “Suffocation”
  • “Entrapment”
  • 3 More Risk

Co-Sleeping with Children Guidelines and Cautions

  • “Always put their baby to sleep on her back”
  • “Always ensure their baby’s head is not covered”
  • “Make sure that their headboard or footboard doesn’t have cutouts that could trap their baby”
  • 11 More…

We are left with the question…

So, is co-sleeping safe?”

Original source Link

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In this piece and in my mind there is absolutely no connection, nor should there be, to nannies bed sharing with the children for which they care. See my opinion and a Link to more information below.

Reflecting on Parents and Children Co-Sleeping Pros and Cons both, in none of my readings have I encountered any information or research on nannies sleeping with the children in their charge. In view of the advisory from the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) against parents’ bed sharing with their children, nannies should not even consider this as an option.

John Rosemond, professional and author has more research and an opinion as well. You will find the curated piece at “What are the Benefits Parenting Young Children Sleeping with Parents Knowing…”
Here is the direct Link http://parenting101success.com/what-are-the-benefits-parenting-young-children-sleeping-with-parents-knowing/

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Nanny Interview Questions and Tips

You will find The Best Nanny Interview Questions and Tips at the website, HireANanny.com. This webpage appears to be for both parents and prospective nannies. This piece has 10 “Hard Hitting” questions for parents to present to a prospective nanny at an interview. I could not find an identified author, but the questions seem relevant. Read the piece and judge for yourself.

The Best Nanny Interview Questions and TipsI have added an excerpt of the first 3 interview questions for nannies below, along with the Link to the original source webpage.

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The Best Nanny Interview Questions and Tips

The Best Nanny Interview Questions and Tips“10 Hard Hitting But Important Nanny Interview Questions”

“Asking difficult questions during an interview can be intimidating for both the parents who are asking the questions and the nanny candidates who are answering them. However, you are seeking a person who will be instrumental in the upbringing of your children and therefore you need to get the right answers to all the questions you ask, no matter how difficult they may be.”

“Some of the important and hard hitting questions you may want to consider asking nanny candidates include:”

  1. “What do you do when you become angry with a child? – Obviously, it is critical that you know how your prospective nanny will handle anger towards your children. Even the best behaved children can, at times, test the mettle of a caretaker. How the caretaker responds is central.”
  2. “Will you consent to a pre-employment background screening? –If a candidate will not commit to a background check, this should be a red flag. When securing a background check, be aware that some background checks are only national or statewide and only cover felony offenses. Charges that are leveled and then dropped against someone will not show up in most generic background checks. You want to dig a little deeper and run county court checks to find out if there is anything in the person’s history that could have an impact on your children.”
  3. What is your philosophy on discipline? – This is another very critical question to ask

Link to the original source

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I never had an opportunity to hire a nanny. I suspect that many parents cannot afford a full time nanny, but a part time nanny may be an option. Moreover, these questions would apply to hiring an adult childcare worker for your home as well. Discover The Best Nanny Interview Questions and Tips below.

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Nannies Using Facebook Responsibly

Rachael has posted on article with parents concern about Nannies Using Facebook Responsibly. This article includes the concerns of both sides, and the realities of our new age. This piece can be found on the website, 4Nannies.com. As always, there is an excerpt for you below, and a Link to the original source material.

Nannies Using Facebook Responsibly Parents read this piece and you decide what actions to take.

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Nannies Using Facebook Responsibly

“Nannies and Social Media: How Much is Too Much?”

“The popularity of smart phones has made it even easier for us to stay connected from just about anywhere.”

Nannies Using Facebook Responsibly“But the use of Facebook and Twitter brings unique challenges to the nanny field. Many parents feel they’re paying their caregiver to be fully focused on their child throughout the day, not to be chatting with friends online. Conversely, many nannies feel they can do a great job while using social sites to get a break from the isolation that being a nanny brings.”

“When a nanny’s immersed in a text or an online conversation her full attention isn’t on the child she’s caring for. In a public area, like a park or an indoor play space, this can have real life safety consequences. When a caregiver is inattentive a child can get hurt more easily, fall victim to older or more aggressive kids, or in rare but devastating cases, become prey to a child predator.”

“Sitting down with your nanny and having an honest conversation about how she uses social media on the job, and outlining your concerns and preferences, is …”

“Your nanny’s day is full of judgment calls that will directly impact the health, safety, and well-being of your child. Many parents feel if they can trust their nanny to …”

“Although the social media issue can be tricky for parents and nannies, detailing on-duty boundaries in a clear and fair policy is the best way to keep this issue from turning into a problem.”

Here’s your Link to the original source material

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 When I first began to read this material, I became concerned that the information was incomplete. You may have the same initial reaction to Nannies Using Facebook Responsibly. Please keep reading though. Both sides are addressed and solutions are presented.

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Should Child Care Providers Be Prescreened?

The website, NannyJobs.org, has posted another good piece. It answers the question… Should Child Care Providers Be Prescreened? The answer is ‘yes.’ This piece presents 10 reasons for that answer. You will find 3 of those reasons below in the excerpt. You will also find the Link to the original source. Read; Learn; Enjoy.Should Child Care Providers Be Prescreened?

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Should Child Care Providers Be Prescreened?

“10 Reasons Parents should have a Pool of Prescreened Caregivers”

“Years ago it was the norm for extended family to live in close proximity to each other and help out with young children while the parents worked, however that is simply no longer the case. Today it is considered a luxury for families with young children to live close to aunts, uncles, and grandparents, and with the distance placed between families the traditional pinch-hitting babysitters are no longer easily accessible, forcing parents to look outside of the family for short-term and occasional childcare. Having a pool of prescreened childcare providers at the ready can make securing occasional and short-term childcare a cinch, and here are 10 reasons why”:

Should Child Care Providers Be Prescreened?

“1. For date nights.” “Every happy couple knows that spending time together without the kids must be a… “

2. For before and after school coverage.” “Securing coverage for the mornings when the children can’t go to school or daycare until after the parents have to leave for work can be a real problem. The same is true for… ”

3. For back-up care.“What happens when your regular childcare provider calls in sick? Having access to a group of prescreened caregivers can… “

Original source

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For those parents who need in-home child care and are lucky enough to afford it would benefit from answering this question for themselves. Should Child Care Providers Be Prescreened? OMG! Do you watch the news? Are you paying attention? So many parents fall prey to busy schedules and overlook this process. Discovery the reasons to prescreen child care providers, and take action.

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Find the Right Nanny

The Huffington Post has another good one. Mary L. Pulido, Ph.D. who is the Executive Director of The New York Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children reports on 7 tips to help the fortunate parents Find the Right Nanny for Parenting Young Children 4-9.

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Find the Right Nanny for Parenting Young Children 4-9

Find the Right Nanny for Parenting Young Children 4-9

“The Anxiety of Hiring a Nanny: Tips for the Screening Process”

“Hiring a nanny is a process usually fraught with anxiety. Ideally, you want someone who shares your ideas on child rearing — everything from feeding times, play dates, naps and discipline. It’s a big decision. As a child protection expert, I’m often asked about the screening process for a nanny. Here are my suggestions: …”

“4. Ask Open Ended Questions.”

“What are some of your favorite activities to do with infants/toddlers? What do you do when a child has a temper tantrum? What type of discipline techniques …”

The Link to the original source>>

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It is not every parent or even every family that has the luxury of hiring a nanny. However, how to Find the Right Nanny for Parenting Young Children 4-9 is disheartening and scary, if not frustrating and seemingly endless. These tips are a wonderful start to setting in motion the process by parents can make fundamentally realistic decisions about hiring a nanny.

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