toddlers

Tampa Nannies!!

I am a nanny for a 1 year old and 3 year old in the New Tampa area. I would love to meet some other nannies in the area! I would love to get together for play dates and to share ideas and advice! If anybody is nearby and may be interested please let me know!

Potty Training Advice Needed, Plus Nap Time Troubles!

Hello Nannies! I am needing some advice about potty training my charges, two year old twin girls. They are having a vacation from their toddler school in about a month, (so I will have them 11 hours a day) and their mother wants to potty train them that week. She is not stay at home so I will be doing it on my own. As far as I can tell, her intentions are for me to have them 100% potty trained by the end of the week. I'm really worried about this! Most of my experience is with older children, and I have never potty trained before, other than helping my younger siblings.

text message check ups

I would like to know the age in wich moms stop texting you to know how their child is doing.

when I first started working I agreed on texting mom during the day about the child. its been two years now and our days are very predictable yet mom keeps texting and I keep answering the same thing. Its getting kind of annoying for me and I was wondering if its really necessary at 2 1/2 to be constantly texting about how he's doing and filling out a journal with the same things I told her over the phone.

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Twin Burnout/Nap trouble - Please help

I work as a live-in nanny for twin almost 3-year-old boys whom I absolutely adore. I've worked for the family for about eight months now, but with my schedule I am starting to lose my mind.

I work 55 hours a week, 7am-6pm M-F. 11 hour days are LONG days. In addition to the twin toddler care, I do the laundry for the entire 5-person family plus myself (including folding and putting away the clothes,) dishes, garbage/recycling, general cleanup, restocking/reorganizing, the occasional errand, etc.
This hasn't been much of an issue until now.

Behavioral Issues 3 yr old... Leave or stay?

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?

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