I recently left my nanny family of almost four years to pursue my dream of being a teacher. The decision to leave was hard, but they supported me and we have remained close. They have three boys who I have been with since the oldest was 8 weeks old. They are basically like my second family. I helped them hire their new nanny and at first we really got along. So much that we are now roommates! I visit once or twice a week to see the boys and everything seemed to be going fine. I always defer to her when the boys ask me for things to make sure that they understand that she is in charge now. There has never been any issue, at least from my perspective, with them not understanding who is in charge. Well all of a sudden she decides that I shouldn't come visit anymore when she is in charge. She says that it is too confusing for the boys and that they don't know who is in charge and who to listen to. She also doesn't want their grandparents to come around anymore either. To me, this is absolute crap. I think she is just jealous that the boys are more attached to me and their grandparenta than they are to her. Part of the problem is that she doesn't do anything fun with them! She sits on her phone and computer all day, she won't do crafts or chalk or anything with them and she puts them in front of the tv for hours! If she would actually put some effort into forming relationships with them, then I'm sure they would bond with her. I just want to know what I should do. I love these boys and I don't want to let her kick me out of their lives. Should o talk to the parents? I have a really good relationship with dad, but he is going through a divorce right now and I don't want to burden him with anything else.