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Germ Phobic Parents

I would like advice about how to help my employers become less fearful of their daughter catching illnesses. Mom and Dad are physicians with a healthy, nearly four month old daughter. They will not allow her outdoors if the temperature is under 60F (about 16C) and they specify which streets I may take her on for stroller rides because they are so frightened of her catching things.

Do you ever feel like your job as nanny makes people think of you as worthless or stupid?

I have been au pair for 2 years and now I just accepted job as a nanny where I am payed 15$ per hour plus gas and only 4 days a week. I love the deal. But in last few years I notice all the people I find myself in the same level of education/interest, are not interested in being around me. It makes me feel worthless and like I value less than them because I don't wear suits or have fancy job name.

Getting on the same page with potty training

I have been with this family for a little over a year. I watch two little boys (ages 4 and 3). The 4yo was already potty trained when I started. The 3 yo however is not potty trained. In my opinion he was ready to be trained 6mo ago but for some reason the mom won't do it!! I've been trying to train him when I'm there and he does great but the second I leave she puts a diaper on him!! What kills me is that she's a stay at home mom so it's not like she's too overwhelmed with work or cleaning (she has a housekeeper and I clean up after the kids) I feel like she just doesn't WANT to.

Is someone writing a novel?

Is anyone else getting strange long winded posts? The latest was called
Moncler jacka dam my father was I the doctor urging

Not kidding! These post keep showing up. Is it spam? Is someone writing a book and looking for feedback? I don't want to offend anyone but they aren't nanny related so why do they get through?

Whenever I post something it says it is being reviewed- so who is reviewing and for what?

Just curious.

Best Job Ever

It's amazing how many horror stories I read here at The Nanny Support Group. I certainly don't envy any of the posters nor would I want to be a nanny if these were the only stories I ever read. So, I'm happy to report that I have a fantastic employer!

How many hours do you work a week?

Hi everbody,

I am very curious to know how many hours you work a week. I usually work around 50-55 hours a week (6 days a week). Usually I try to tell my family not to make me work more than 60 hours a week as it is very exhausting but sometimes I don't know if they understand.

I know some families ask more than that , like 13 hours a day , but I always wonder how a nanny can actually do it.... In my case, I don't allowed the kids to watch TV ( I am not a babysitter :)) so I am playing/teaching all the time and don't have time to take a break (even for 5 minutes).

Poorly Treated Nanny

I was at the beach with my boyfriend recently. He was swimming and I was on the beach tanning. I overheard a conversation playing out there was a family right next to me on the beach. Two older girls, younger brother, dad mom and baby. The mom was with the baby and the nanny was taking care of the two older girls. I heard the whole situation where the two older girls wanted to swim past the buoys. The nanny told them not to. Then the girls started saying I hate her "the nanny" to the father in front of the nanny over and over again. They also told the nanny to shut up.


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