Originally Posted by Shirleythebetta
Calling a problem child an idiot is also not benificial to the child either. If the kid has problems it usually starts at home. I had issues like this when I was in child care. Also took psychology and early childhood education along with teachers aide courses in college prep in highschool.
This child's problem does start at home - the parents do nothing to discipline him. I am complete agreement that a staff member should not be calling this child a name, but these parents need to take their children in hand.
Another problem we encounter at work is people bringing their children with autism or Asbergers or other problems to us. Not one of us is a qualified childcare worker. All we are there to do, technically, is 'facilitate safe play'. We are not equipped to look after children with issues like that. Every time they come, they cause trouble, but we can't discipline them like any other child, and of course the other children then say, "Oh, but you didn't put so-and-so in time out."
And my goodness, so many of the staff there are totally useless.
I have to run a fairy party at a wedding today. For 5 children. Aged 3-10. For an hour and a half. I don't understand why people book me for things like this - how can you except a ten-year-old to be entertained by a fairy when she also has to dumb her performance down to keep the 3-year-old entertained?
Apple and cinammon tea. Mmm-hmm.
I did a lot of interesting reading on the topic of gay marraige yesterday. I think I'm going to have to write down precisely what I think about it to clarify my position in my own head. One thing I do dislike (and I dislike this about any cause, whatever it is) is that there is such enormous pressure to be on one side of it, or you are a heartless, cruel, bigoted sadist who hates human rights, or a crazed, over-liberal, morally depraved communist who wants everyone to be gay. I don't think that's true. There are some lovely, caring people on both sides of the issue, just like there are extremists on both sides.