The child I watch is almost 4 he maybe once a month has an accident here he wears pull ups here and at home. His mom says he WILL NOT use the potty at home...she told me since he uses the potty here she brought underwear in his bad for me to put on him...but he comes in a pull up. Whats a nice way of telling her if he isn't going to come in the underwear I am not going to change him everyday for them and them just use pull ups from the time they pick him up till they bring him the next day.
Another thing she said they can't get him to brush his teeth at home so she put a tooth brush in his bad and a note saying can I start brushing them here so they don't have to fight with him. Sorry but if you can't get your child to do something I am not going to waste my time doing it for you. Its not like she pays Nanny pay she only pays $15 a day um not worth all she wants. So whats a nice way of telling her She needs to be doing this at home or I am not doing it here?
Asked by Anonymous at 3:13 PM on Feb. 9, 2011 in General Parenting
Answer by ExtremlyUnique at 3:15 PM on Feb. 9, 2011
Even if you did it at your house, everything he learned would be shot to heck as soon as he got home. If she isn't going to be on the same page there is no point. And so what, you get to deal with "training" him? I wouldn't go for that either. HER responsibility, she needs to step up and stop putting things on you that she should be doing. A nice way to tell her? You said it pretty well here, I don't see anything rude.
Answer by MrsHouston47302 at 3:16 PM on Feb. 9, 2011
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Answer by Bethsunshine at 3:23 PM on Feb. 9, 2011
I think she's taking advantage of you. However, I would give it a try. Put his underwear on and see what happens. Ask him to brush his teeth and see what happens. If he wont do it you can smile and say "I gave it a shot" and "I don't know why you think he would do it for me and not for you?" If you succeed...no harm done.
And I agree; $15 /day is not enough. Don't teens charge a min of $5 an hour.
Answer by onethentwins at 3:26 PM on Feb. 9, 2011
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