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Kardashian Nanny Says Kris Jenner Used to Make Her Cry
I don't know what took her so long, but a former nanny for the Kardashians has finally broken her silence. Pam Behan worked for the family for five years and was entrusted with the care of Kourtney, Kim, Khloe, and Rob and reported to boss lady and mom in charge, Kris.
In an interview with Celeb Dirty Laundry, Pam reveals that Kris was a raging perfectionist who sometimes made her staff cry.

Giving Grandma the babysitting brush-off
Grandma's vying to replace your nanny. How do you politely decline?
"Things have really changed a lot in 25 to 30 years," says Brown Braun. "The way young parents want to (raise their kids) is often very different — letting them cry or not letting them cry, putting them down to sleep on their backs or their tummies, giving them candy or not giving them candy." When those new parents have handpicked the nanny — and pay him or her — they find it easier to spell out the house rules.

Quick Tips: Child care costs and hiring a nanny
Child care can be expensive and is often the second highest monthly expense for families behind rent or a mortgage.
Nanny wages vary across the country and depend on experience levels and whether you provide housing. According to the 2012 INA Nanny Salary and Benefits Survey:
• The national average hourly rate for babysitting or short-term assignments is $16 an hour.
• The national average gross weekly salary for full time live-out nannies is $705

Supply, Demand High for Nannies from Utah
One stereotype that seems to hold true, however, is that employers prefer to hire nannies from Utah. Sampson said this is because they assume the women in Utah have child care experience from growing up in large families, and are less likely to be partiers or bring home overnight guests.

Parents: Do you pay the nanny tax?
The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) requires that anyone who pays a household employee—whether it’s a gardener or a house cleaner—more than $1,800 cover taxes for that person. Yes, that means parents who hire a nanny to care for their kids full- or part-time are required to withhold Social Security and Medicare. Additional unemployment and state taxes also apply. Generally, the total amount comes out to be about 10 percent of the employee’s salary.
So, do most people pay what’s known as the nanny tax....

Chicago Teen Presents Babysitting App at White House Science Fair
Shaquiesha Davis was one of 100 students who presented a science project at the White House Science Fair. Davis, who attends Chicago Tech Academy, created an iPhone app, Baby B 4 Me, during an entrepreneurship class. The app helps parents keep track of their children while the kids are with a babysitter or nanny. It works like this: Parents create a schedule, and the babysitter checks the activity off as it's completed.

Police Identify Man who Threatened Babysitter with a Bomb
The man arrested after authorities say he threatened his babysitter Monday afternoon with a bomb has been identified as Javier Payan of Watauga, police said Tuesday. The babysitter, who was not identified, was also in custody Tuesday with injury-to-a-child charges pending, police said.

Marina Boy Found Wandering Alone; Babysitter Arrested
A two-year-old boy was found walking alone on the 3100 block of Crescent Avenue in Marina on Tuesday morning.There were no parents or any other adult around when Christopher was found wandering at 9:15 a.m., Marina police Cmdr. Bob Nolan said. The young boy was not hurt.  Soon after alerting the media and public, Christopher's babysitter came forward to retrieve the toddler, Sgt. Scott Clegg said.

Babysitter Charged With Killing 2-year-old Won't Face Death Penalty
Prosecutors will not seek the death penalty against a northern Idaho woman charged with killing a 2-year-old girl she was babysitting.

Babysitter Charged in Prairie City Dog Attack Death
A Prairie City girl has died as the result of injuries sustained in a dog attack. The woman responsible for her care — and an owner of the dog — has been charged in connection with the child’s death.

Oskaloosa Babysitter Charged With Murder
Twenty-four year-old Bryan Vilcone from Oskaloosa is sitting in the Mahaska County Jail, charged with first degree murder.

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Police: Muncie babysitter used two children to assist in shoplifting ...
A Muncie woman was arrested over the weekend after police said she used two children she was babysitting to assist in shoplifting panties from the mall.


daisy said...

Wow! They give caregivers a bad name!

gv said...

Yep this sure proves we need an eye on nannis in stores./ I saw a nanny with her little one bangin on the outside of the dressing door for minutes.