New family

The new family I’m working with is great but there’s some obstacles. the girls are 7 and 10 so they’re not babies but the younger one has some emotional issues. they’ll often take her electronics away and that will make our time together sooo much more pleasant, but they keep giving it back and we’re back to square one where she’s rushing through her morning routine, bending the truth about her routine. It’s fun when she’s not obsessed with getting back to her game. We play music for each activity and there’s no rush.

Pay for 2 hrs on a Sunday?

I started working for a new family on every Sunday from 2pm-4pm. I am babysitting 2 children and one of them is severely autistic. I have worked with kids who have Autism and other delays for over 20 years. The mother is very cheap. She is only paying me $12/hr. I have to take her kids down to her basement while she teaches a class upstairs. I have to keep the kids totally quiet, no noise what-so-ever. I tried asking for $15/hr. The one kid who has autism is a lot of work. I'm exhausted after the 2hrs.


Need help with salary!!

I work as a private nanny for two families (switching back and forth between their houses) with two girls aged 2 years and 20 months. One of the families is expecting another baby which I will be taking care of in August (baby aged 3 months at that point). I am currently paid a flat rate of $1800 a month so $900 from each family. I work 45 hours a week. I drive my own car to activities, but now that it's winter that is only twice a week at most. I will have to pay my own taxes as an independent contractor.

Did I do something wrong?

This post will be long! Sorry haha I want to use as many details as possible. I work for an on call agency and As soon as I got to the families house the mom told me she was nervous because it’s her first time using the agency. I told her it’s fine and I understand. I told her I have five years of experience as a nanny especially watching newborns. She then was telling me to do things with her child that I have never heard of before. So I was asking her a lot of questions and asking her to show me the specific ways she wants me to hold the baby and feed him.

Anybody else has zero feelings for the kids you watch??

I just want anybody else out there to tell me i'm not alone! Has anybody started a job and then discovered you don't feel ANYTHING for the kids? I started watching two babies a few months ago, i kept waiting for the love to come and bonds to be built but it's not happening. I loved the shit out of children at my previous job. Still do and see them regularly. These kids draw blanks. And it is extremely annoying to take care of babies if there is no love to make up for it. Help?...

Need advice!

Hey guys! So it’s me..again! Haha it seems to me that none of the jobs I’ve gotten, have worked out for me! (Womp) For those who haven’t read my last post: i take care of 3 kids. (4, 8, 10) i just really want to know what path to take...

The 10-year-old is literally the biggest pain ever he has the nastiest attitude he doesn’t care for discipline, he’s obnoxious, and worst of all just doesn’t care what you say to him.

I’ve never had an issue with the eight-year-old he’s literally the sweetest boy ever.

Taken advantage of or overreacting?

Hi there everyone! I'm new here and I've only been a nanny since August so I wanted to get some advice/reassurance from a forum.

I've been with this family since September and they have two young children ages 4 and 2. I love their children yet I feel the parents know this and take advantage of my flexibility.


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