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Houston National Nanny Training Day


Morningside Nannies and the Houston Nanny Society are pleased to present the 2nd Annual Houston Nanny Training Day in conjunction with National Nanny Training Day, which is organized by Nanny Biz Reviews.

April 20, 2013 {9am – 3:30pm}
Downtown Aquarium

Featuring three in-depth educational workshops geared specifically towards nannies, networking opportunities and a complete lunch, all Houston area nannies are invited to take part in this one day training event.

Early Bird Registration

ends March 1, 2013

$28 includes lunch and parking!


starts March 1, 2013 through April 16, 2013

$32 includes lunch and parking!


Full-Aquarium Pass

$10 (ends April 16th)



9:00am – 9:30am


9:40am – 11:40am

Positive, Effective Discipline

11:45am – 12:45pm


12:45pm – 1:45pm

Being a Professional: What That Truly Means

1:50pm – 3:15pm

Child Led Play

3:15pm – 3:30pm

Wrap Up and Raffle Prizes


Positive, Effective Discipline – Deborah Fry

There is so much information available today on the “right” way to discipline children that it can be confusing and overwhelming. Learn the roots and causes of children’s misbehavior, and how to diagnose the misbehavior and apply the proper remedy to redirect behavior.

Being a Professional: What That Truly Means – Michelle LaRowe

Many nannies call themselves “professional nannies,” but what does that truly mean? From understanding the unique role nannies play in the lives of the children in their care and the families that employ them, to ensuring that you’re following the rules when it comes to bringing home a paycheck, learn the 10 things you can do to become and be perceived as a professional.

Child Led Play – Dr. Ehrin Weiss

Join Dr. Ehrin Weiss and discover how child led play impacts a child’s social and emotional growth and development. Learn practical strategies for engaging children to help them develop a healthy self-concept and increase their expression of socially appropriate behaviors when they take the lead in play.


About Deborah Fry

Since 1990, Deborah Fry, Ph.D. has been leading enthusiastic workshops and informative presentations on a variety of child development topics for parents and caregivers. Certified and trained by Kim West, The Sleep Lady, as a Gentle Sleep Coach and as a certified instructor of the International Network of Children and Families, Dr. Fry uses stories, group exercises and humor to assist people in improving the relationships in their lives.

Dr. Fry completed her graduate work at Southern Illinois University in child language acquisition. Her undergraduate work was in elementary education.

In addition to presenting workshops and seminars on a wide range of topics, including parenting, pediatric sleep coaching, family wellness and personal development, she also offers private consultations for both parents and educators and teaches the young 3’s at the Westminster Weekday School.

Dr. Fry has been interviewed on PBS’ Living Smart television broadcast and has been featured in various publications including the Houston Chronicle.

About Michelle LaRowe

Michelle LaRowe is the editor-in-chief of Longhorn Leads, the parent company of Morningside Nannies. Michelle manages the content across their portfolio of nanny sites, including eNannySource.com, NannyPro.com, GoNannies.com, and their sister sites that help parents find the right nannies and household help for their families.

With her background as an International Nanny Association Credentialed Nanny specializing in caring for multiples, Michelle has been partnering with parents in raising their children since 1994. In 2004, Michelle was honored as the International Nanny Association Nanny of the Year and received accolades from President George Bush for her dedication to improving quality in-home child care.

Michelle has been featured on Parents.com, Parenting.com and BabyTalk.com and regularly contributes to ModernMom.com, Momtastic.com and other popular parenting websites. She has contributed to TWINS Magazine and wrote a chapter for the best-selling Experts’ Guide to the Baby Years.

Michelle has also authored four books of her own entitled, Nanny to the Rescue!, Nanny to the Rescue Again!, Working Mom’s 411 and A Mom’s Ultimate Book of Lists. She also co-authored Beyond Parenting Basics: The International Nanny Association’s Official Guide to In-Home Child Care.

Michelle serves on the advisory board of the International Academy of Baby Planner Professionals and has served on the board of directors and as vice president of the International Nanny Association. She has also served as the executive director of the International Nanny Association and as a trainer for The Academy of Coaching Parents International.

About Ehrin Weiss, Ph.D.

Ehrin Weiss, Ph.D. is a licensed psychologist and a registered provider with the National Register of Health Service Providers in Psychology. She earned her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology with a child and family focus from the University of Houston, where most of her graduate work focused on working with victimized children and divorcing families. During graduate school, she provided therapy services to children who had experienced traumatic events, conducted court-ordered custody evaluations, and co-developed a manualized group intervention for parents and children from families of divorce. She completed her Internship at the University of Texas—Health Science Center, through which she had the opportunity to work in the Katy Independent School District with their school psychology department. Following graduation, she completed a two year APA accredited post-doctoral program at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry, where she received more intensive training in working with children and adolescents with a wide variety of presenting problems. Since returning to Houston, she has been involved in running stress-management and relaxation groups for cancer patients at MD Anderson Cancer Center.

Dr. Weiss enjoys working with children, adolescents and adults. She has experience with people of all ages and has done work with individual therapy, groups and assessments in a variety of settings, including schools, outpatient clinics, hospitals, and independent practice. She has taught undergraduate classes in Abnormal Psychology and the Psychology of Adolescence, and has presented to other professionals on various topics, including the diagnosis and treatment of disruptive behavior disorders. Her diverse experiences have helped her become uniquely trained in working with both children and adults with a wide array of presenting concerns. She is particularly interested in the treatment of anxiety and related disorders, stress, parenting issues, ADHD, and behavior problems. She enjoys helping children and their parents find ways to live more harmoniously and function more effectively in their environments.


Lunch is included with the cost of registration.

Downtown Aquarium

410 Bagby Street
Houston, TX 77002
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Self parking is included with the cost of registration.

Additional Information

This event is open to all nannies in the Houston area. Nannies do not have to be registered with Morningside Nannies or affiliated with the Houston Nanny Society to attend.

Registration tickets are non-refundable.

Discounted aquarium passes are available for purchase.
Schedule is subject to change.




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