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Nanny Confessions: Money Isn’t Everything

Don’t Choose a Job Just Based on the Paycheck Although nannies work to make money, choosing a job based primarily on a higher hourly rate is not the only factor to consider when looking for a nanny job. Interviews with parents and a trial period working with the children in their home are more important […]

Nanny Confessions: I Hate Being Around Nannies that Yell at Kids

Study Shows Yelling at Kids Hurts as Much as Hitting Them I confess it makes me uncomfortable to be around other nannies or parents that yell excessively at kids. It is only natural that kids will occasionally “get under our skin”and all adults make mistakes when they are frustrated with kids at times. But, if […]

Nanny Confessions: It is Just Easier to Work When I am Sick

Does the Family You Work for Have a Back-Up Plan in Case You are Sick? If you get sick do you and the parents have a back-up plan? In all the nanny jobs I have ever worked at for the past 20-years the families I work for and I have never had a temporary nanny […]

Nanny Confessions: Don’t be Shy About Telling People Not to Smoke In Front of Your Charges

How to Ask People Not to Smoke When Caring for Kids Everyone knows that secondhand smoke is harmful to children. But it’s also hard to confront people. Although I used to try to hold my breath and ignore it when someone smoked because I didn’t want to be rude, I am now convinced it’s okay […]

Nanny Confessions: Being a Live-In Nanny

The Benefits and Difficulties of Being a Live-In Donna Moore is an 18-year-old high school graduate originally from Birmingham, Alabama that moved to Fairfield, Connecticut for a year to work as a live-in nanny. She has found that working for a family with three children has been a great opportunity. The live-in nanny explains, “The […]

Nanny Confessions: Why I love Working with Children

What Do You Love About Working with Kids? I love working as a nanny because my office is the kitchen, playroom, beach, pool, and playground. I love working as a nanny because I appreciate living in-the-moment when caring for kids. For me, there is simply nothing better than knowing I am making a positive influence […]

Nanny Confessions: Keep Your Ego in Check

Work Relationships Require Compromise Do you know nannies making less money now than they did years ago? Do you know arrogant nannies that think they know more than the parents that hire them? Parents like hiring confident nannies but no one likes egotistical employees. Despite many years of experience and education that nannies may have, […]

Nanny Confessions: Give Nannies the Credit They are Due

A Little Praise Can Go a Long Way My nanny confession today is that a little praise can go a long way. I confess when employers forget, or choose not to, credit their nannies for their hard work to others, it can create resentment. It can hurt employees’ feelings when they aren’t given the credit […]

Nanny Confessions: Think Before You Post, Email or Text

Your Actions on Social Media, Texts, and Emails Do Have Consequences By Debbie Thomas, Career Nanny What you text, email, or Tweet can come back to bite you and I am embarrassed to confess I know this first hand. I will confess my mistakes in the hopes that I can impress upon others that their actions […]

Nanny Confessions: Pet-Sitting Can Be a Pet-Peeve

If You Get a Puppy Pay Your Nanny More to Care for It By Stephanie Felzenberg Families have the right to own pets. But when working parents that hire full-time nannies get a new puppy they should acknowledge that caring for the new pet will largely fall upon the nanny. Nannies need to be compensated for the extra work […]