If you believe that your child may be a victim of bullying, please share with them that there are many things they can do to regain their power and they don't have to do it alone. Help them to recognize that it is not their fault and that it is not okay. Have them talk to a counselor or teacher at school or trusted adult at home about the situation.
Your Team ELM Babysitters are always here for you and want to support our families in every way we can. Keep your babysitter in the loop about developing problems so that they can help be part of the solution. If your child needs someone to talk to, we are always here for them. Encourage them to talk to us (if they are not willing to talk to you or an "adult"). I'm sure you've heard the phrase "It takes a village." We are thankful to have the opportunity to be part of your village.
xoxo, Team ELM
Just a reminder:
Team ELM kids are SUPER!!!!!
Parties with Team ELM
Hosting birthday parties at your home and feeling a little overwhelmed? Team ELM would love to help and take some of the pressure off! Our party services can help you feel like a guest at your very own party!
We offer professional and personal assistance whether you just need extra hands throughout the party, supervision help to keep kids engaged in activities, assistance with party favors and decorations, or a photographer to capture your event's excitement. We are there for you, for all your party needs!
If you are interested in having us help you host a THEMED party at your home, we have exciting ideas for you as well. Some ideas that we can execute at your next party are: spa/beauty, dance & show, fashion/dress up, sports & outdoor games, arts & crafts, cooking, slumber party, and swimming & pool games! Have another idea not listed and need some help, give us a call to discuss it!
You can find our prices here.
Date Night Discounts are Back!
Have a sitter for
3 or more hours on a Friday or Saturday
night and get
This month we have our annual fundraiser for Alzheimer's New Jersey. It is in honor of Erika's grandmother who was diagnosed 17 years ago, Adele, and in memory of her great aunt, Toby.
Please help us to give back to those affected by Alzheimer's Disease by purchasing a S'more's Jar that you see pictured above. We will donate the proceeds to the Alzheimer's New Jersey for research.
Pint Sized Jars- $10.00
Quart Sized Jars- $20.00
You can get it customized with your favorite candy for just $5 more!!
Please call or email us to order one by October 1st!
Information about Alzheimer's Disease:
(borrowed from the Alzheimer's Association)
Alzheimer's is a type of dementia that causes, problems with memory, thinking, and behavior. The symptoms experienced can worsen over time and can become severe enough to interfere with daily tasks. Although the greatest known risk factor for Alzheimer's is increasing age, Alzheimer's is not a normal part of aging, as 200,000 Americans under the age of 65 have younger-onset Alzheimer's.
Alzheimer's is a progressive disease, beginning with mild memory loss often leading to the inability to respond to the environment. It is the sixth leading cause of death in the US. On average, those with Alzheimer's live eight years after their symptoms become noticeable to others, but survival can range from four to 20 years, depending on age and other health conditions.
There is no current cure, but the treatments for symptoms are available and research continues. The treatments currently available for Alzheimer's can't stop the progression of Alzheimer's but they can temporarily slow the worsening of dementia symptoms and improve quality of life for those with Alzheimer's and their caregivers. Ninety Percent of what is known about Alzheimer's has been discovered in the last 20 years. The hope is that better understanding of how it affects the brain will lead to new treatments for the disease.