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NoNon-centsNanna.com comes from the blogs and writings of Malika Bourne, the No Non-cents Nanna. Nanna provides practical tips and advice for family friendly lifestyle changes based on her own life experience as a mother, a grandmother, and over 30 years of experience as a Registered Nurse (RN).

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The Key Smooth Baby Sitting Transitions shared by No Non-cents Nanna

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The secret key to undesrstanding misbehavio rin chidlren is to hold the key to smooth transitioning from one activity to another. Image copy right 2014 Malika Bourne all rights reserved.

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Summer vacation is almost over for school age children. Transitioning from summer time play to getting up for school in the morning may be a challenge in some families.

Whether you are a baby-sitter; older sibling; parent; or teacher No Non-cents Nanna has a secret key that will help you.

The key is to understand  that transitioning from one activity to another is hard for some kids, but disaterously worse for others.

Yes, you can nip a big problem behavior in the bud while keeping the kids safe when you are in charge.

Remember, when you are in charge you are not the “friend”. But, that does not mean you can’t be pleasant as you expect cooperation.. so, be pleasant!

Children and grown ups alike all appreciate knowing what is expected of them. So, use your words to tell the kids what you expect before you transition to another activity or task.

10 Silly Ice Breakers for Effective Communication with Kids

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Effective communication with kids can be fun! 10 silly icebreakers from No Non-cents Nanna Love it when you share-Go directly to post to pin and leave a comment for persimssion. Copy right Malika Bourne

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Getting to know someone can make even grown ups feel uncomfortable.

Kids feel nervous too when meeting some like a new baby sitter. No Non-cents Nanna shares 10 silly icebreakers to help you make kids feel more comfortable.

Keep reading for links to busy bag ideas from No Non-cents Nanna

Feel free to share more silly phrases.

  • When we set effective boundaries those around us know what is expected of us.
  • Busy Bags for kids are helpful tools for baby sitters to carry in the Baby Sitters Bag of Tricks.

Dozens of the Best Resources for Kids Busy Bags

8 No Non-cents Nanna Rules for Babysitters

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Rules 9 thru 15 to Help Us All Feel Happy and Safe

No Non-cents Nanna on Making Good Choices

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Life is all about choices says Malika Bourne theNoNon-centsnanna. copyright Maliak Bourne all right reserved.

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This old No Non-cents Nanna knows that life is ALL about making choices.

She encorages parents to  please teach your chidlren to take responcibility for their own actions by setting the example. Care-givers, teachers and parents can use a few little tricks of the child care trade to help children make good behavior choices. Links to behavior mangement; rules; and transition ideas are listed at teh bottm of this post.

This is Malika Bourne the No Non-cents Nanna encouraging us all to Make Good Choices!

5 Things Babysitters Should do BEFORE Parents Leave the House

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No Non-cents Nanna Trick of the Tradfor Baby sitter and grown up in genral. Copy right Malika Bourne all rights reserved. Persmission to share only when shared directly from post.

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This old No Non-cents Nanna cuther eye teeth on caring for small chidlren:

She started out as a the Crabby-Appleton for 2 younger sisters, but, later earn she could earn 25cents and hour by baby sitting.

Read 5 tips on what to do before parents leave you as the  baby sitter alone with the kids!

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These tips are shared to you by Malika Bourne the No Non-cents Nanna who encouarges you to Make Good Choices! Meet the No Non-cents Nanna at Hidden Treasure in Fountain,Colorado

8 No Non-cents Nanna Rules for Babysitters

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Meet the No Non-cents Nann is her youth. Nanna knows all children feel more happy and safe when they have boundaries set consisitently.

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This old No Non-cents Nanna knows it is time to take some of her babysitter’s rules out of moth balls. Rules to keep every one safe really can be fun for everyone.

Mary Poppins inspired me with her spoon full of sugar and now I have the No Non-cents Nanna way!

Here is what I know from years  decades of working with children as a big sister; a babysitter; Sunday School teacher; a Register Nurse….I almost forgot the mommy and grand mommy role.

  • Children feel more secure when they know the boundaries.
  • Having written rules help everyone know what is expected of each other to feel happy and safe.
  • Do know what the family’s rules are. Are they posted?—

Babysitters need a list of rules that may be structured a tad different from the family rules.

Sometimes the kids have no idea what a house rule is- have your rules anyway for their safety.