Super Nanny Academy
Two local women have teamed up to help families with
children with special needs find nannies who can better care for
North Shore Pediatric Therapy's Deborah Michael and First
Class Care Inc.'s president Erin Krex created their Super Nanny
Academy, a once-a-month course taught by certified applied
behavior therapists, to arm nannies with tools to help children,
particularly those with emotional disorders. It grew out of a need
the women saw with their clients.
Krex, a mom, says it is the only program like it. The
training, she says, keeps the focus on the parents' boundaries
while giving nannies the tools to make a positive impact on the
child and family.
"It's difficult, when you are not the parent, to figure
out how to deal with (difficult behavior) because you are not there
all the time and you really don't have the authority," Krex says.
The training helps open communication.
First Class Care was named agency of the year for 2010 by
the national Association of Premier Nanny Agencies in part, Knex
believes, for the Super Nanny Academy.
Krex offered these tips for
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