Nanny Ebook

Hi Nannies,
A friend told me about an ebook that is coming out for nannies called "Nanny Confidential - A survival guide"
Apparently it looks at the good, the bad and the ugly of the nanny role.

It sounds great and was written by a nanny.

It doesn't come out for a while I think - sometime in August but you can see a picture here

2 really different opportunities. Help!!

Hello Nannies!

I recently posted a little about a job opportunity I have in Miami Florida.
Well I am currently waiting to here a final word back ( by Monday I should know )
I was contacted by another family in the DC area and we had a phone interview and a Skype interview last night!

Now I have not been offered either job yet ( technically ) but both families are very interested and have ask for references.

The problem I am having is that they both have really good pros and both have cons when you compare them.

I've been trying to quit for months now

So I work as a nanny here in Canada for a family with 14 month old twins. When I got the job I was very optimistic and felt I was treated well. I've been here for 6 months now and I am miserable. I've been meaning to quit for a few months but I'm scared and there's never a good time. I think I need some nanny encouragement as I have no friends that are nannies!

I'd also like to vent a bit and get some of the reasons I am so unhappy with work out there so here we go...

Back pain, help!

Hi everyone! I'm new to this forum and I'm looking for some advice. I nanny an adorable 21 m/o 40 hours a week. She's a really sweet kid and very bright, but there's one issue. She loves being carried. At first it didn't bother me much, but she's growing incredibly fast and has gotten quite heavy and I'm a small person. I've started having nearly constant lower back pain to the point where it's difficult to fall asleep some nights. I'm only 19 and I'm worried about the possibility of causing long-term damage to my back.

Feeling the Pressure

I'm watching toddler twins; a boy and a girl. They have an older sibling as well. The twins are 1.5 at the time being. Their older sibling, at this age, knew and recognized the entire alphabet. (That is what I've been told; I wasn't her nanny until she was 4) The twins are nowhere close to knowing theirs. I'm feeling the pressure for them to be at that point, but they just aren't! I'm trained in ECE and know that all children are different; even the twins are at different levels. But I just would like some other, outside opinions of how I should go about this issue further!

Screaming in Time Out?

I'm a recent college grad nanny to a three girls ages 6, 4, and 2. Discipline is always a timeout followed by a brief discussion about why the behavior made them end up in timeout. This works very well for my 6 year old, but the 4 year old always SCREAMS non stop whenever I give her timeout. She will literally be sitting in the corner howling for the entire 4 minutes and won't stop no matter how many times I tell her she needs to stop screaming. If the 2 year old is napping while I put her in timeout, she will wake the 2 year old up and the screaming doubles.


So, I've been working with this amazing family for about 8 months now. They have two children, two boys who I absolutely have great affection for. The MB is a stay at home mom, so we see each other every day and spend a lot of time together. Anyway, the oldest boy who is 3y/o has separation anxiety which is something we are still working on. But the other child who is just 16 months began showing signs of separation anxiety as well. I don't know if it's a phase he is going to go through or if he has picked up the behavior from his older sibling.

Difficult Situation at New Nanny Job.. Help?

I just started a job as a nanny for two boys. In my initial interview, I agreed to a low salary and some vague chores.

Now "helping around the house" has turned into me doing the whole family's laundry, picking up groceries, doing all the dishes, walking the dog, cooking, meal planning, etc. all while watching the children. I should be making at least 13$ or 14$ an hour, plus gas money, plus overtime, but they paid me a flat $10 fee for everything and haven't mentioned helping with my gas or paying for the extra cleaning duties they've tacked on, my overtime, etc.


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