I have worked for this family for about 9 months, it is a 2.5 y/o little girl. She is constantly spoiled and given whatever she wants whenever she wants it. I have tried so very hard to be patient with the toddler, as I know that children lead by example and push their boundaries only as far as they know to push them. Her parents were not forthcoming about their disciplinary plans when I interviewed for the job. Basically their philosophy is zero discipline. They don't believe in timeouts, raising your voice, taking away privileges, etc.
I have been a Nanny for this family for 3 years now, I started when their frist was 1 month and she is currently pregnant and due in April. From the beginning I noticed discipline was going to be a isssue Bc Mom feels guilty and I understand that but now he is 3 and being thought that being disrespectful and not listening is ok.
When he is with me he is wonderful and at school (4 hours twice a week) he is wonderful but the second Mom or Dad walk in the door he is a completely different child, I'm talking .... I don't even know who he is.
I'm sure every nanny has dealt with this at some point. I've never seen a child misbehave so badly. I'm currently a live in nanny to an awesome family. I care for 3 little ladies... 9 yrs, 3 yrs, 8 months. I have my hands full! I have the worst problems out of the 3 yr old. She throws these raging tantrums over the simplest things. The parents discipline her when they come home from work...usually around 6:30 in the evening. I dont find this method effective because she's being punished for something she did nearly 10 hours ago. How does she even know what she's in trouble for?