Replace child’s lost toys or not?

I accidentally posted this as a comment under a totally different post (sorry to that poster, I didn’t intend to take away from your post!) anyway...

So this isn’t a huge situation but here’s the deal :
The little 19 m/o girl I care for has a stuffed bunny that she absolutely adores. Bunny must go everywhere with her, including crib. It’s essentially her “lovey”. Her parents also bought a backup bunny for times when original bunny is being washed or if they accidentally lose it. They are the same exact bunny, brand, color and all.


Wrote about my situation a couple of days ago and everyone has given me great advice. If you want to see the post it's called, "Don't Want to be a live in nanny anymore." For those that don't know, I work as a live-in nanny for fraternal twins and it's a nightmare. I replaced their old nanny who was moving back to her homeland in Africa. Ever since she's left (1 week) things have really hit the fan and I've decided my time it up and must leave. I'm really scared because I just started and both parents work lots of hours. So they are basically really counting on me.

Hours worked

Hi! I was wondering if any of you have set specific hours (say 8AM-530PM) and if you get paid overtime if you work longer? Or if they "owe you" time if they are late or you owe them time if they are early and so forth? I am a current live-in nanny and the hours the parents get home from work vary BIG TIME. Some nights I am done at 5, some nights I'm not done till 6 which then means I feed the child dinner and so forth.

Is it common to just work whatever hours and get paid the same or do any of you get paid overtime and how does that work?



Autistic child won't eat

So I've been nannying for a family with one child, a 5 yr old boy with autism and ADHD (he's very verbal but is repetitive and likes routine). When I first started with him, I just did everything the parents said because I know they've done their research and they know their son. The only problem is, he won't eat. He "jogs", which means he'll eat a lot of the same food and then "lose" that food entirely (refuses to eat it ever). Today his dad ate breakfast with us, like every morning, and he said "ok, you eat your bacon and then you can play with blahblahblah".

First Overnight, HELP!!

Hi guys , so I live in Texas . The family I am working for currently is expecting a mother child on the way so I'm set to work overnight when the mother has her baby .
They have a two year old boy and I can't for him 3 days a week from 8am-6:30pm . I get paid 11 an hour , but with this overnight I have no idea what to charge.
We figured a flat rate would be best since we don't know when she's going into labor. What do you guys think would be safe bet ?

I don't want to be a live in nanny anymore!

I feel horrible, but I can no longer take having to be a live in! I'm a nanny to fraternal twins that just turned 3. I started about three weeks ago and I've just been not having the best time. I think mainly with the whole live in part. I work Monday-Friday and occasionally work Saturday morning. Family is super nice...but I miss home a lot. I'm 24 years old and I've never been so stressed out before. The kids refuse to sleep in their own bed, so they want to always sleep with me, basically I get no sleep.

Half vent/rant, half please help!

I'm done. And at this point, I feel it is not fair to the kids for me to be their caregiver. However it's, slightly more complicated than that...

So I am a full time nanny to a 4y (tomorrow!), a 2y5m and they're expecting a newborn in late march/early April. I've been with them for the last almost 2 ½ years now and absolutely love them. They at dream children and although it was rough at first, I've come to really appreciate their parents.

Parents laundry

They crept on me to do parents laundry. There's three baskets, one kids and two parents. They have me do all three baskets a week. How do I only do children's now. I don't want to be rude. I've been doing it for about 8 months now but it's getting to be too much on my back in the house with stairs. Laundry room is down stairs


I've been a nanny for this family for almost two months. I moved in at the beginning of august. I work for a single mom in the military. Honestly, this has been the worst job. I make five an hour and the children are horrible. They don't care about anything I have to say and they hit me and bite me which have left marks, they scream all the time and cry and it's exhausting to have to deal with. I'm a great nanny and I love children. I've done this for a couple years now and never experienced any of this before.


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