Beth's Activity

How Much Should I Be Charging?

I think you should already be getting paid more for all that you are doing, especially with multiple children. Teachers get paid from $30-60/hour for tutoring depending on your location. You are teaching them and so much more. Your days sound very challenging. I think $20/hour is more... more

What Do You Do If You Are Being Asked To Work Overtime?

The Fair Labor Standards Act states that live-out nannies must be paid overtime (time and a half). Once you know your hourly pay, you can respond with something like, "So that means my overtime pay will be ___ (whatever the amount). Don't let employers take advantage of you. Find... more

Did You Get An Iq Test For Your Child?

I have never had my children for their IQ. As an educator, my opinion is as follows. The only time you need to do this is if you think your child should be performing better and have ruled out any other factors, i.e. eye-sight, attention deficit, etc. that might... more

When Do I Need To Schedule Baby Shots?

You should discuss this with your pediatrician; however, here is a link to the CDC with the recommending vaccinations and ages for getting them. You may need to cut and paste rather than click on the link.

Will Singing To My Baby Help Him Learn To Talk?

It is likely that he is learning words and enjoying the sound of your singing voice. It will probably not help him to talk sooner, but it will help him to develop a more extensive vocabulary. There are studies that prove children who are exposed to more language will do... more

Should I Wake Up My Baby To Feed Her?

Unless you feel that she isn't gaining weight, I would wake her during the day for feedings and let her sleep at night. Don't be surprised, though, if those nighttime sleep hours change. In the first week, babies sleep a lot in the beginning as they adjust to... more

How Long Should I Keep Baby Clothing For The Next Child?

Baby clothes don't go out of style that quickly. I would keep the basics, i.e. sleepers, burp cloths, bibs, washcloths and towels, etc. Keep them until such a time that you know you definitely won't need them. Baby clothes and items are so expensive. Why waste them?