How do you handle it?

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Registered: 12-01-2006
How do you handle it?
Tue, 02-23-2010 - 8:19am

Hi Ladies!
I am a lurker on the board because I am not an actual daycare owner, but I've worked at a wonderful family daycare center for the past 3 years. I am the lead infant teacher and have noticed something over the past 3 years. While I was in college I worked at a local larger daycare center and never really ran into any issue with kids fighting discipline and/or not listening. However, I have noticed more and more kids who don't listen and obviously do not get disciplined at home. Since I am in the infant room, what I am seeing is more and more kids who want you to give into their every whim. Meaning that kids who want you to respond right away and kids who want to be held all day long. While I know that it is normal for infants, most typically adapt to daycare and begin to realize that you can't hold them all day long and/or react right away while you have other kids. However, more and more end up screaming for a good portion of the day.

I almost can see a pattern of the infants who want to be held all day and whose parents give in to their every cry turn into the kids whose parents don't discipline them when they get older.

So I guess my question is two-fold. How do you handle kids that don't get disciplined at home and thus don't listen to discipline at school? And how do you handle infants that want to be held and attended to all day long?

I hope my questions make sense!

Thanks, Katie


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Tue, 02-23-2010 - 8:57am