I love to work with children. When I make them laugh, I feel all my stress disappear. I feel special to help them gain new knowledge. I told myself one day I will become a teacher, but lately I have mix feeling to pursuit this career.
Recently, I have been working in a Daycare as a Teacher Assistant, and I am surround with 20 children. They are between the ages of three to four. I feel exhausted and weak at the end of the day. Children seem to ignore what I say to them unless I raise my voice (I hate to talk like that.) Sometime, children hit at each others, climb up the table or hide under the table when I have to stay with misbehave child, who runs around the classroom hitting his classmates. If I told I have talk to them individually about their misbehavior and told them I will reward them if they change their behavior. Also, I put them in time out for four minutes, but they will not sit still. I even spoke to the parents about their children behavior. I found these children only listen to what I say if I told them I will let their parents know about their behavior. I want to help these children to learn, but they need to listen to what I say first.
I need your advices...How can I become a firm Teacher Assistant?