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Parent always late!!!

So I’ve been working with this family for about a year and a half now. The parents are divorced so the weeks are split between the Mom and dad’s houses. The mom is super punctual and always texts when she’s going to be a few minutes late. However, the dad will ask me to work late saying he’ll be home at 9:30 and every time he’s done this he has been an hour + late....I am super peeved that he continues to do this and just thinks I can watch the kids forever?! I already nanny them 5 days a week, and I’m feeling used. Any tips on how to address the dad?


Hello Nannies: Am I being paranoid, too sensitive? Dad works mostly nights 7 p.m. to 7 a.m., then comes home while I'm (the day nanny) is there working. He smokes his pot in the garage in his robe, then crashes and goes to bed, after he gets off work at 9 a.m. Then at 3-4 p.m., he again gets up. eats, then comes in the living room where baby and I are, again in his robe only, and wants to hang out. This has happened twice this week. I feel he picks the night shift as he has a side business renovating, gutting, old buildings with his family, for rental property and additional income.

Under appreciated and Criticised

I am a live in nanny working part time abroad in Canada for the last 4 months. The 14 month year old is great! He has his good days and bad, but I love him to bits. Problem is, the father of the child is so negative all the time. He is constantly criticizing me for everything I do. He says he trusts me but I just can’t do anything right! I feel like I can’t live comfortablely in the home and be myself because he will be making jokes about my accent, where I come from, and he picks apart everything single thing I say and makes me feel stupid.

5 yo with ADHD

I am working with a 5 yo boy with ADHD, he is highly intelligent but very demanding all day he wants me to play with him doing what he wants and he doesnt like to listen to my suggestions, I am trying to have time when he plays alone esp outside but its comstantly Miss Sara, Miss Sara.
Also trying to do lessons with him is hard as he always does things his way and just wants to rush through and is not open to what I say
I also have his 1 year old sister and am usually physically exhausted st end of the day.

I'm Pregnant!

So, my husband and I just recently found out that we were going to be parents. Very exciting for us, however, I just started being a nanny for the family I currently work for. How should I handle this situation?


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