Childhood Diseases

Posted by: Faith | 2012/04/16


Day Care Woes!!

I have a son who is 1yr10months who has been such a sweet baby since birth, he started going to day care in Feb and now I don''t even know my son. He picked up all the habits from his friends especially crying, he can go on for a long time for until I can not take it anymore. Help please I don''t know how to deal with his new behavior.

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It sounds as if your little son is very unhappy at this creche. His behaviour is probably the result of a combination of separation anxiety and copying the behaviour of other children at his day care. He would be better off being cared for at home, possibly by granny or failing that by a good child minder.

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Posted by: Faith | 2012/04/17

His granny lives far from us and I don''t want to be separated from him and a nanny in our area is asking for trouble. Its a new place and I really don''t trust anyone anymore, not after what we went through with several nannies. I can ask my sister in law to come and stay with us, however it means me and my husband are going to suffer since we live in a small place, we are planning to build a bigger house. So I dont know what to do.

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Posted by: Purple | 2012/04/16

It sounds like there is a problem with the day care if the children cry all the time - does nobody attend to their needs?

When you are with him at home, do you spend a lot of one on on time playing with him and doing things with him? If not, he might be crying for your attention. I find with my children that if, instead of rushing to cook and clean and so on as soon as I get home, if I spend a good 15 minutes with them playing and talking and having fun, and then tkae them with me to the kitchen and get them settled with a snack and juice while I cook, that they are much calmer and less " needy" . It doesn''t work every time, but I get some peace and rest later, whereas if I try to take it first, they just get louder and louder.

Your child is going to meet many children throughout his school years and will pick up many habits you don''t like.

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