Childcare expert Florence Ann Romano, The Windy City Nanny, explains the importance of taking the time to respond to situations, rather than simply reacting. ·         Choose the best response. Though we don’t always know the best way to respond, we tend to react regardless. Reflect on your thoughts and consider all solutions before responding. Effective communication. As role models, we teach children how to reflect on a situation and how to communicate their thoughts rather than just their emotions.   ·         Feelings: don’t suppress, express! The caveat here is learning how to raise yours and your child’s emotional intelligence and express feelings constructively Florence Ann Romano, The Windy City Nanny™ (, is a dedicated philanthropist and former nanny who has always had a special place in her heart for children. Romano worked for over 15 years as a nanny, beginning as a ‘Mommy’s helper’ at the age of 11. She shares her experiences in Nanny and Me (Mascot Books, May 2015), ?     How to properly vet and hire a nanny,  Childcare fiascos: how to avoid them and how to handle them, Deflating the nanny stigma, Nanny-gate: Should you hire a hot nanny? Nanny cams: Yes or no?, Nanny dress code: Should parents require one?, Difficult children, behavior issues, Caring for a special needs child, Developing a loving, yet professional relationship, Nanny no no’s, Social Media Etiquette for Nannies and their Families  

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