Help with nap time!!

I just started working with this family, they have a darling 7 mo. old and an active 4 year old. The whole day is perfectly fine, but when it comes to nap time, the 4 y/o WON'T go to sleep, or even stay in bed for quiet time... I feel like I've tried everything, having him jump on his trampoline during the day to get extra energy out, not eating a bunch of sugar, playing outside, making a deal with him that we can play scavenger hunt (his favorite game), or watch a show after nap and nothing has worked.

Being taken advantage of?

So I have been a proper nanny for over a year now but have over 10 years of experience with children. The family I currently nanny for is the second family I have worked for. I have been with them for about 4 months. I was brought on to work 6:45 am to 12:00 monday to thursday. Where most of my issue is is that some days the mother will be walking out the door and she will add in that the baby probably won't be tired enough for her 12 pm nap (after which I usually leave her in the care of her father who works from home). So I have been expected to just stay later essentially.

Too much work?

I started a new job in december. I was originally told that I would ONLY be cleaning up after the kids while I was there. During my first two days, the grandmother came to stay at the house, so she can guide me & for extra support while I get used to the work days/schedules. During this time she literally was going ocer everything with me. She was very harsh and telling me how to do things in HER WAY. Remember in the interview I was told I was only doing light house keeping after the kids, well during my first two days , the grandma literally treated me like a slave.

What am I doing wrong?

I just started a new nanny job about two months ago. I was never told I had to do so much house work, but I let it go and didnit anyways. It actually gives me something to do while the kids are at school. I noticed the 6 yr old has some behavorial issues. He throws things everything when he is mad and physically fights with his brother. He slapped me in my face when I was calming him down because he knocked over the heater. I am trying to get both of the kids to use their words instead of their body (hitting throwing) to express when they are mad.

Face Book Resignation

I have worked for a family for two years. Three days a week. No contract. I am paid $13 an hour. No holiday, vacation or sick time. No raises. I watch a two year old and now they have a newborn. The Mother is on maternity leave, I was told my work schedule would not change. The day before Thanksgiving they cut my hours from 27 hours a week to 15 hours a week. I also drive an hour each way to get there, which for the 27 hours I didn't mind, but for 15 hours for the three day total it is not worth the time. I have accepted a new job, closer to my home, one baby.

Burnt Out and Want to Start My Own Childcare Business

I've been working as a nanny for years and I feel like my time is coming to an end. My current family is super nice, but they have been getting comfortable with me taking on extra duties. Within my first six months working I got a raise and I even received a bonus for potty training the oldest. It has almost been a year and a half since working for them and I haven't received another raise, no bonus for potty training child #2, and I am doing chores that belong to the family.

Helping out! (First of many) post to come!

I have 30 years experience 8 grown children (4 biological and 4 step children ) and 7 beautiful young grandbabys and really raising little ones is all I know! I'm 45 years old.
I've been compared to a mix of Peter pan and Mary Poppins! Lol
My hair dresser had client he recommended me to.
We she is GRANDMOTHER who is fighting for custody of the two year old!
As a mother of 8 and a grandmother of 7 I feel very amorous of this lady cause!

Bratty 11 Year Old

I just started nannying for a family. The parents are divorced, lovely, funny and quite wealthy.
I have had much experience with kids from teaching and nannying all ages 3 months-13 years.
This family has one 15 year old who I understand want to keep to himself but the little girl is just...awful.
I was warned by the mother that she was a typical tomboy and not to be offended that she doesn't want to hang out with me and likes to keep to herself...

Not being paid AND being ignored

I have no idea where to even begin with this post. First of all, thank you for any advice or help... I'm completely lost!

Here's some background: I get paid $10 an hour to watch 3 girls ages 2,5, and 6. The girls are pretty behaved, but the older ones are very needy (I can handle that). I've been watching them for two months now, the parents are military that moved to a nearby base.


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