Can you plan a sit down meeting with his Dad? If it hasn't been productive in the past can you set one up with a mediator? It's critical for your son that you both work together to determine what is best for him. I wish you the best.
I think you answered your own question. If your are exhausted and at your wits end and they aren't paying you what you are worth.....2 weeks notice time. If you Nanny in the future you may want to consider a contract outlining responsibilities, discipline and pay expectations so... more
Anything I need parents to know about my job, I communicate to them. After all my job is caring for their children so open two way communication is crucial.
Depends on the average in your area, your level of care provided, your education and training.
For me the first day is getting to know the family. I use open ended questions when appropriate to get a feel for everyone's interests and skills. I observe everything: the spoken, unspoken what things they have in their rooms ect, to get a real feel for who they... more
I have had good success in putting cheerios in the toilet, and have boys "aim" for them. It's fun and it helps them learn to aim better :)
What you charge should reflect: your level of care you provide, Education, Training and experience. Also, maybe do a search to see what the going rate in your area is for 3 children and make your decision based on all the above. It sounds like you have a good working... more
What you pay depends on what you can afford to pay, keeping in mind that you want quality care for your child and that caregivers have families and responsibilities to pay for as well. As a Nanny ask for the pay that best represents your level of care you provide... more