Families AFTER you leave

Been a long time since I have posted here ...

Short background. I was a live in nanny for a cheap family who has a tween boy who is socially delayed due to parental babying. I left after two years.

Shortly after I left I would get these texts...
* where do I buy the dog food?
* where are the batteries?
* do you know where J put his ...?
* how do you bake the cookies in the freezer? but? really? are you sure? ...

This happened multiple times week for the first month!! (I SO wanted to tell them I was charging a consultation fee!!)

18 month old for $500/wk. Yes or No?

I have a job offer to take care of an 18 month old boy for about 45 hours a week and get paid $500 wk (taxes reported).

I would be in charge of wiping down toys, mopping kitchen floor, kid and mom's laundry, kid and mom's dinner.

I'm a new nanny so I'm trying to figure out if it's worth it. What do you all think? Is $500 a decent wage for the work?


Upset when mother leaves

So, I've helped this family out for the this child's whole life. They are 18mo and have been looked after by me at least once week since they where born. All a sudden they get really distress when mom leaves. Has soon has I get there they know that means moms to going to leave and starts crying. I know at that age children can do through a separation anxiety stage. I just really worried it's going to get me fired!

After awhile they are fine giggling and running around. Any tips in how to approach this? Thanks


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No more naps... HELP!

I currently nanny B/G twins who turned 3 last month and have been with them the past 2 years. Recently they started having a harder time going to sleep at night and also waking up for hours at a time during the night (6pm bedtime) so they pushed their bedtime back to 8pm and things were fine. Now the parents want more alone time so they want their bedtime back to 6pm so they have decided to cut their naps out. The problem is, the children are still refusing sleep until 8-9pm and also waking during the night. The parents wake the children at 6:30 before I arrive and refuse to let them nap.

Some advice

So I’ve started another position. I’ve done live in for 12 years. I’ve got great experience and last fam I worked for was for just shy of 8 years. I’ve done Household Manager, live in nanny, personal care assistant, special needs. And so much more. The fam had 7 kids.
So this round I decide to take it easy two or three kids no fee cleaning and just Household Manager type duties.

Killer Anxiety with Confronting the Parents

So I have worked for this family for almost a year and a half (not a live in, but 45hrs/week). They have 4 kids aged 2-11. The 11 year old is awful. The 7 year old is either great or awful. It's a 50-50 chance on what you're going to get with her. The 5 year old literally haunts my nightmares. The 2 year old is usually pretty good, but I have a sneaking suspicion it's bc he's so young. The thing is. Even with the kids being bad, I could handle that, but the parents have almost zero respect for me or my time.


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