What We Learned the Hard Way: Expert Advice from Veterans Who’ve “Been There”
Do you ever wish you could fast-forward time – to the point where you’ve already learned all the lessons you needed to learn and now confidently know how to handle any situation thrown at you? Well my friends, step into our time machine. Today we have some of the greats – the men and women who have quite honestly “seen it all”, heck – they probably even invented some of it (including being founding members of APNA!) So join us as we sit back and listen to their wisdom gained from years of experience, find out what they would do differently now, and hear the lessons they learned along their journey – some the hard way. Here’s hoping we can learn from some of their mistakes (and successes!)
Barbara Kline is the President of White House Nannies, Inc. the family-operated, full-service agency that provides it all—permanent and temp nannies, household managers, corporate backup, event care, as well as chefs to DC, MD, and VA families and businesses. Since starting her agency in 1985, Barbara has survived six administrations starting with Ronald Reagan. She feels strongly that children should not be held accountable for their parents’ political preferences and deserve only the best childcare available. Barbara has always championed nannies by providing free training with experts and was the first agency owner to advocate for employer contribution to nanny health insurance. At the same time, she is focused on educating parents on how to be good employers in their own homes to ensure lasting relationships. As a leading expert in the industry, Barbara is frequently called upon by local and national media. She has been featured as a leading nanny expert on Good Morning America, CNN, NPR (All Things Considered) and on Fox as “Power Person of the Week.” She has been quoted in the Washington Post and New York Times. Barbara is the author of the book White House Nannies (Penguin/Tarcher 2005). She is a current member of INA and a former board member and served as Chair of the APNA Ethics Committee before becoming President.