Dealing with disrespectful children

I have been working with a family and they have a 7 year old boy. He is the most disrespectful person I have met in my life. He throws trash on the floor. I ask him to pick it up he says no and continues to throw wrappers on the floor. He is used to maids and babysitters cleaning up after their every mess. Also with toys, if he takes out a set of toys and I ask him to clean it he has a house he attitude "no I'm not going to pick it up, I'm not listening to you, you're not my mom" "I don't have to listen to you" I've tried everything and it's been a year. I'm tired of disrespect.

I'm losing my MIND.

So my nf is moving into a new house that will not be ready until September 9th. So they are living with their cousins (that I also nanny 3 days a week). For the other two days, they have a friend's mom watch the cousins. Instead of giving her the month off, we're just both here for those two days each week. It's been 3 weeks already and we're both unbelievably sick of each other. She babies them (5, 4, 2 and 2) and does EVERYTHING for them. Everything I ask my ft nanny kids to do, she undermines me and tells them they're fine and don't need to listen to me.

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I'm currently looking for a live in nanny position after my former place of employment closed down. I want to further my education, but not necessarily a four year school (because ugh). I want something that will be useful and set me apart. I have plenty of childcare/newborn experience, but I want to have that extra 'umph' if you know what I'm saying. Apparently there's little to no nanny training programs/schools in the United States. I've thought about going to a school in Ohio, but unfortunately it has some pretty horrible reviews and a lawsuit under its belt.

Dealing with grandparents

I'd really just like some advice. I am a nanny and have worked for the same family for 4 years. I am taking care of my bosses daughter for a week while they are in France. I have done this before but this is the first time the grandmother has wanted to stay with me. I would like to know your advice on how to best deal with an overbearing grandmother. I understand she loves the little girl but she won't let her do anything on her own. She is 5 and her grandmother won't let her get dressed or pick her own clothes on her own, clean up after herself, and has been feeding her like a baby.

Vacation Days

Does anyone else ever feel guilty for asking to use their vacation days? I get two weeks off per year. I usually take one week long vacation and 5 individual days off. I always give plenty of notice and, unless it's something that just can't be changed (like my upcoming wedding/honeymoon), I usually try to be flexible with the dates because, if I can help it, I don't want to take off if it happens to be a really rough day schedule-wise for them. They don't really have reliable back up care, so the mom has to take time off work, which is difficult for her to do.

Vacation Days

Does anyone else ever feel guilty for asking to use their vacation days? I get two weeks off per year. I usually take one week long vacation and 5 individual days off. I always give plenty of notice and, unless it's something that just can't be changed (like my upcoming wedding/honeymoon), I usually try to be flexible with the dates because, if I can help it, I don't want to take off if it happens to be a really rough day schedule-wise for them. They don't really have reliable back up care, so the mom has to take time off work, which is difficult for her to do.

Asking all Nannies Out There

Since I became a nanny, I have wondered why we are paid so little. I get paid $18.00/ hour, which is considered high in this occupation. I take care of 1 child. She is 21 months old and I have been with her since she was born. I'm assuming that some of you will say that I shouldn't be complaining, but I am. I know some of you make much less. I am writing this for all of us. I can't live on what I make, so I don't know how nannies making less can survive. Think about what we do. We are with your children all day. We practically raise them.

Extra pay questions

I currently work full time for a family with 3 boys. The boys are currently 5 months, 2.5 and 5. I've been with them 2 years and 5 months. I work M-F, 7am-5pm. I am not a live in nanny.

The boys schedule is like this:
Baby: with me, all week, all day.

2.5yr old: preschool M,W,F - 8:30am-12:30. Then with me 12:30-5. Naps 1pm - 4pm. T & Th: With me all day.

5yr old: Pre-K M-F. 8:30am-4:45ish when mom picks him up.

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