Nanny Connie shares secrets to parenting during pandemic

The renowned childcare expert helps a family who is having behavioral issues at home and needs some parenting advice during these challenging times.
4:34 | 10/19/20

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We turn now to all the parents out there that got their hands full with the little ones. We've got the pandemic happening, left a lot of people frustrated at their wits' end juggling everything at home. We got help for you from a very trusted source. Author of the nanny Connie way, nanny Connie has helped countless big names like Justin Timberlake, Jessica biel, hone their parenting skills, and now she's here with us to answer our viewers' questions to help parents during the pandemic. So nanny Connie, thank you for being with us. As you know, this year has been so tough for everyone. You don't have to be a celebrity to need your help, so what advice do you have for all the parents who might not feel like they're at their best right now? You know, first of all, I want to say thank you and I hope your family and your friends are safe in the midst of this craziness in this pandemic. And I think for parents it's truly important for them -- we all have schedules of things that we do during the day, we take care of the kids, we have zoom meetings, you know, we monitor the school progress over the viral situation. It's truly important for them to carve out four, five minutes, off of each thing and when they do something like that, they should put in the bank for themselves for later on. I talk about this a lot in my first -- in my book, and I talk to a lot of parents via and my dms, lot of parents reach out asking for help in that stressful moment and it's really good to help the nannies and the moms have a sense of stability. Let's get so some of those questions. First one is from Kelly. I'm a mother of two boys, one is 6 1/2 and one is 2 1/2. Actually, wanting to ask you about a few things going on with my 6 1/2-year-old son, he has suffered from anxiety and it's incredibly been heightened during the pandemic. He has these really crazy emotional breakdowns and goes from being super high to super low. I'm not sure how to manage his emotions and his high level of anxiety, and I don't know where it came from. It's truly important in this day and time for us to let our kids know we're there for them that's the first step, letting them know that, you know, mom may not have all the answers but I'm here for you. And when you do that, that takes the edge off of it for your children and for yourself, because if you have a slip in your progress, then you know that you're doing your best. The second thing I would say for you is to do yoga or a meditation situation in the midst of the day, you and your child sit down and learn how to meditate, learn how to have that zen moment. That's truly important. And the third thing is, we need to do this especially to keep sugary foods and drinks away from our kids. Sometimes we don't think about it, but these are triggers. Our next question, nanny Connie, comes from our viewer Sabrina. Take a listen. My name is Sabrina. I live in Brooklyn, New York, I have two small toddlers at home. One age 4 and one age 2. A boy and girl. They're constantly fighting over the same toys. He like his cars and she likes her dolls. They fight constantly. Are there any suggestions that you can give me to stop this behavior? Yes, you are the rule. You rule the roost, and in ruling the roost you lay down the law. When they start to play, you lay down the law. That is, the toys go in time-out. Our kids need to feel secure and they need to feel safe. And again, toys, they're okay, they can go in time-out. Get your time-out box. Set it aside and put the toys that they're displaying the aggression toward. The toy goes in time-out. Nanny Connie, thank you so much for joining us. We appreciate all that advice. If you want more of it, pick up nanny Connie's book "The nanny Connie way." It's available wherever books are sold. Up next, the question a lot of people are asking, is

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