First you need to remember not to over step. Yes, they are asking you to help watch after their child, but that does not mean they are asking for you to tell them how to do that or change how they do that. If done in a respectful way, I... more
Yes, as long as you feel that what you do is worth that then I say yes. They are asking you to take care of A LOT, so I think there's a lot of value in that.
When it comes to babies that young, it mostly depends on the child and the parents. With babies it is important to stimulate them and help them develop walking a talking skills. Be interactive with them and I am use they have toys to play with as well. I would... more
So, if you are getting paid "under the table" when doing these jobs then there is no way to regulate any policies as far as things such as over time and breaks go. When you are on a payroll and your hours and pay is being documented in the legal... more
I feel that the best way to get through this is by 1)not allowing it to get you too worked up and 2)try to speak to them as equals when explaining your decisions. That way the kids will feel included versus just getting the usual "because I said... more