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I Am a Child Care Provider

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    My Day As a Child Care Provider

    Hi, I have been a in home childcare provider for 13 years. I work long hours and sometimes wonder why I do this to myself....but than I hear "I love you Miss Laurie" followed by a big hug. That makes my job the best one around! I enjoy being around kids and I...
    missbrowneyegirl missbrowneyegirl 46-50 2 Responses Jul 30, 2008

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    New To Daycare

    I recently started doing daycare and have been having some issues with a little one biting. I confided in my sister in law who also does daycare on any advide she may have on this issue. Well today when my little ones mom picked her up she pulled me aside and told me she had...
    Kateskiddos Kateskiddos 26-30, F 1 Response Sep 19, 2012

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    In Need Of Advise

       I am a proud mom of two and provider of two. I've been caring for children for over 15 years now and love it. I currently run in home daycare and work a part time job. I hope to find one or two more children to care for so that I can quit my part time job and spend more...
    providerof2 providerof2 26-30, F 2 Responses Feb 6, 2012

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    Love Kids

    I am a home child care provider and have been for several years.  I have always loved kids and started baby-sitting as a young teenager which I did alot throughout the teen years.  I got married when I was 20, worked in retail for a while and then worked for a...
    sharibaby sharibaby 36-40, F 3 Responses Jun 14, 2007

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    The Art of Child Care.

    I am one of the rare mothers brave enough to watch other people's children in my home. Most of the time I love it but it does have its moments. It can be hard to find a balance between home and work. The rewards are great as I get to stay home and raise my own children and teach...
    TOYBOXCHILDCARE TOYBOXCHILDCARE 26-30, F 1 Response May 16, 2007

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    Spring program Hey I had 15 kids in my class

    this morning. They had a program for their parents. They sang 3 songs oh be carefull little eyes what u see, give my heart to Jesus, & god made me shine! They did I so good . There was only one little girl in another class that cried when we left. Then we went back to class for...
    Dollfan32 Dollfan32 31-35, F 1 Response Apr 8

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    Kids Club Tutor

    I have been working as a tutor in Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Texas. Every child is having a unique interest. I really enjoy spending time with small kids over there.
    roym roym 26-30, M Apr 6, 2013

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    My last day till September!

    It started at 5:55 this morning . I had to get up and get ready. Mom and I left at 7:25. We got to church about 7:55. We had our meeting . Moms had their brunch today. I know I said they did That last week I thought they did . We had 16 kids today ! I gave them blow pops...
    Dollfan32 Dollfan32 31-35, F a week ago

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    Daycare Provider: Betrayal And Unappreciated By Clients!

    So I've had my daycare for almost 4 yrs. now and I have 2 of my clients for the past 3 yrs...they have their 2 yr olds with me and they're 4 yrs olds ready to go to school and leave this Sept...one is leaving this Aug! because his mother feels he should go to Pre-nursery school...
    countrydaisy countrydaisy 46-50, F Jul 18, 2013

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    Finally A Place To Vent!

    I am a day care provider. Going on 4 years, I planned for 10 so I could be home until my oldest daughter graduated, some days I feel like I don't want to even make it to the next year doing this. Today is one of those days, why is it the kids you like quit and the ones you don't...
    JungleJammed JungleJammed 31-35, F 1 Response Aug 6, 2013

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    How Do I Deal With It Even If It Is Only Immaturity?

    I have been a child care provider for 24+ years, so I've seen a lot. This fall I have a young group: 4, 3, 2 - 2s, a 19 month old, and a 5 month old. My problem is the oldest. He has a difficult time playing in a way that does not result in someone, himself included, getting...
    Trenary Trenary 56-60 Sep 28, 2013

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    It Really Isn't So Much the Kids - But the Parents

    Hi:  I am a decade long pre k/kindergarten montessori teacher and just opened my own in home daycare in march of 08.  I have found that the behavior problems, the tantrums etc are really about the parents.  I have parents who are afraid to truly discipline their...
    RedHeadedRocker RedHeadedRocker 41-45 5 Responses Jul 24, 2009

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    Leaving Home Daycare Behind

    It has been THE worst experience of my life.  People who have children (not willing to call any of them "Parents" because parents parent EVEN WHEN they're tired from a long day's work) want nothing to do with the demands of parenting.  I have way too many...
    pennywhozit pennywhozit 41-45, F 5 Responses Nov 5, 2009

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    What To Do About Stress

    I've been a licensed provider for 7 years. I work 12 hour days M-F with no help. I have 6 daycare kind, a 4 yr old, three 2yr olds, a 15 month old and a 6 month old plus 2 of my own children, 13 and almost 10. I don't get a lot of help with cooking or house work and I'm in school...
    AFVC AFVC 31-35, F Nov 22, 2013

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    New Child In Daycare

    Hi everyone, I have never joined a forum before and am new to this but thinks its great i can ask people with the same line of work for advice. I have a new child in my daycare and this is one I cannot figure out. He has been coming a couple weeks and is almost 3. If i look or...
    Caregiver22 Caregiver22 26-30, F Sep 4, 2012

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    They Send Me the Special Ones!!!!

    I have been a childcare provider off and on for 15 years. I seem to always get the children with behavior issues. I seem to have the patients for it. I really fall in love with these kids they become a part of my family. Its not always easy but so worth it.
    wenrodriqu wenrodriqu 31-35 3 Responses Apr 15, 2008

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    I'm Not Burned Out Yet!

    I have been working with children for years. I really enjoy teaching children and parents. It has been a nice career for me. I know that some people have had difficult experiences which could be due to lack of experience, lack of support or just a day in the life of a child care...
    swilker1 swilker1 26-30 Dec 3, 2010

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    Hi. I Have A Small In Home Daycare With A Focus On Arts And Music

    Joined this forum for story swapping and advise from folks with similar interests.
    MissLindaJane MissLindaJane 46-50, F Apr 23, 2013

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    Kids Are My Passion

    I run an in home childcare and have for about 1 and 1/2 years. I started an in home because I worked at Daycare centers and I hated how the kids and the workers were treated so someone could make a buck! SO, since I love kids, I decided to do this in my house.  I have to say...
    knitterbaby knitterbaby 31-35, F 1 Response Feb 6, 2008

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    Separation Anxiety

    I am the owner and caregiver of an in home child care. I have a new baby that is 9 months old (almost ten). This is his third day of care, he comes M-F. I had him visit a couple times before he started, knowing he may have a difficult time. The separation anxiety is not so much...
    sherbelin sherbelin 22-25, F Oct 30, 2013

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    I've Lost My Drive

    I have been doing child care in my home for 6 years.  I have been told that there is a 7 year burn out rate.  I am now feeling it.  I have lost the drive an ambition I once had and it's not fun anymore.  I am married with 4 kids of my own ranging from 17...
    6yrdclady 6yrdclady 31-35, F 8 Responses Mar 26, 2009

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    Signs A Parent Is Leaving Your Day Care?

    Do any of you recognize signs that a parent is unhappy and about to leave your day care program? I have a home daycare with 4 children enrolled, and 4 of my own under age 10. These four children come from 2 families, one family is easy going and reasonable, and wonderful to work...
    daycarediva daycarediva 46-50, F 2 Responses May 4, 2012

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    Burnt Out

    I have been in child care for 11 years now, working centers, then preschools. After getting married and having children of my own I ran my own in home child care and now sharing the responsibilities with a beloved cousin (and best friend) we run a group home daycare out of her...
    Malroe Malroe 26-30, F 2 Responses Aug 30, 2013

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    I Love Looking After Kids :)

    I have been running my dayhome for 5 years now and love the children I care for! I teach them and get them ready for Kindergarten...it's so rewarding when I can watch them grow and learn what I've taught them! Some of my kids even learn how to read before starting Kindergarten...
    Nolangela Nolangela 31-35, F 1 Response Aug 26, 2012

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    What Should I Do....

    I have been a in home childcare provider for almost 4 years now.  I started while we lived in Anchorage, Alaska.  I had many different children and many different kinds of parents.  We were in the Air Force for the last 7 years, and they gave the trainings and...
    knelson knelson 31-35 4 Responses Apr 17, 2008

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    Free Website For Home-based Child Care Providers

    Hello Childcare Providers I just launched a Free Website, and Free Gift Shop for my Family Daycare. I would like to help other Childcare providers to have a Web presence as well. By reviewing my website, and gift shop you can see what you are missing. Sign my guess book and...
    kimsqdc kimsqdc 51-55 1 Response May 28, 2012

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    Y do parents insist on seeing their kids after a program ? It never fails there's always at least one parent who goes to their son or daughter to tell them how good they did. It...
    Dollfan32 Dollfan32 31-35, F Apr 8

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    I help women and children escape from there abusers. My foundation has helped over 1100 women in the last year alone an I do everything in my power to double this number every year...
    tj599 tj599 31-35, M 1 Response 8 hrs ago

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    I can't remember the first time it happened but I most have been too young to deserve it. I was abused by my father growing up until the age of 16. He always hit me and my siblings...
    xomamb xomamb 18-21, F 3 Responses 4 hrs ago

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    I worry about my children. I guess this is pre teen stage. I wish someone would support me too.
    Berryqueen Berryqueen 41-45, F 1 hr ago

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    I used to want to have a baby when I was younger (well,in the future,of course),but realized some of my reasons for wanting one weren't so good.I've done a lot of changing and now...
    SparklyRain SparklyRain 18-21, F Mar 27

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    I am a step-parent to three children ages 12, (almost) 11, and 9. Their biological mother walked out on them on their father when the youngest was about a year and a half old, and...
    TeaMother TeaMother 36-40, F 2 Responses Apr 10

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    Sorry, but this is going to be long.. I want to know what anyone else thinks. I have read many of your stories, and to be honest, I feel extremely fortunate. My husband (a mental...
    brokenbutlucky brokenbutlucky 22-25, F 11 hrs ago

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    I remember people from my family, when I was little, they hugged each other. I probably was hugged as a baby, but I don't remember it. I have pretty good and clear memories since I...
    WickedScullyOfTheWest WickedScullyOfTheWest 31-35, F Apr 6

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    I wish there was a way to tell my mother how much her untreated alcoholism effects us all. One would think that it she be as simple as verbally telling her, but the rage and...
    skcbanana skcbanana 26-30, F 1 Response Mar 30

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    this happened in Shiawassee county Michigan. on saturdat 3/15/2014 I came home from work to find out from my now ex girlfriend that her oldest son which I cognitive imparment had...
    kennyeagle13 kennyeagle13 36-40, M 1 Response Mar 25

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    From the time I got pregnant weve been argueing he didnt even want me having our child he tried to pay me to have an abortion and then when my child was born thats when he grew...
    laqquita21 laqquita21 26-30, F 2 Responses Mar 24

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    Happy April! April is Child Abuse Awareness Month. Today, I was reminded of a status I wanted to make while on Spring Break but never got around to. You'll get the connection to...
    RuthieAnja RuthieAnja 18-21, F Apr 2

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    I've got a childhood friend mark we were the best he used to defend me when his sister hit me we took care of each other, once i have got a little brain problem in maths mum...
    Yasmin9 Yasmin9 13-15, F Mar 28

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    i am so terrified to have kids. my husband really wants us to make kids now. and my mom and his mom are pressing on me. i'm 30 years old. i am supposed to want children like any...
    pro0ject pro0ject 26-30, F 2 Responses Mar 29

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    I've been abused a lot as a child and its molded me into a cold hearted being. I once wrote the only thing I wanted in life was to be loved. Now, I'm isolated. I made a decision to...
    Musicthataltersyou Musicthataltersyou 18-21, M 3 Responses Apr 3

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    Horror of horrors that I should have to remember this. Joe came up with a disgusting game "open your mouth and close your eyes and I'll give you a big surprise." I did and he spit...
    Smilenbhappy Smilenbhappy 46-50, F 2 Responses Apr 4

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    During our marriage he usually had nothing to do with the kids unless he was to get a pat on the back for it or he had to do it to make himself look good in the eyes of others. He...
    dolphindiaries dolphindiaries 36-40, F 3 days ago

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    Are you still worriesd about woshing the wool yarn.The type of yarn used to knit your garment will determine the best way to care of it. If you’ve done the work yourself, refer...
    liqian liqian 18-21, F Apr 3

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    I was put into care when I was 11. I never had a 'normal' or structured family life before that, but it was still a massive shock. My parents split up, and me mam moved countries...
    ruthlala ruthlala 22-25, F 4 Responses Apr 4

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    A Decision I Made... Years Ago. To have and to hold from this day forward. Sept 15, 2001 on this date I informed my spouse and said "I was going to transition into a woman, many...
    Trisha60ts Trisha60ts 61-65, T 3 Responses Mar 24

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    My daughter has what is called Food Protein Induced Enterocolitis (FPIES). It causes a delayed reaction in her GI trac. She can't have milk or soy proteins and she can't have some...
    Squeekers88 Squeekers88 22-25, F Mar 25

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    I have been with my partner since October of 2011 and love him very much. I have never been crazy about children but decided to give it a try. His son is almost 5 now and it really...
    gagnone19 gagnone19 22-25, F 1 Response Apr 5

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    When I was small :- • I'd put my arms in my shirt and told people I lost my arms • Would restart the video game whenever I knew I was going to lose • Had that one pen...
    esteem29 esteem29 26-30, M 2 Responses Apr 15

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    As a child grew up with seeing men and women for that matter that lived by violence as the only way to live. Striking fear in others by violence and controlling people by violence...
    TanTwink TanTwink 22-25, M 6 days ago

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    Well... First, I'm a trans woman, I'll never be able to have kids according to my gender, but to my biological sex at this moment. My parents do not know about my plans to...