Preschool teacher and a Mom

Kristi - posted on 10/27/2008 ( 4 moms have responded )

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This is a wonderful site and will help others gain ideas not only for thier children, but for their students. I love the students I work with and I love my children. I work for Head Start and we deal with the social emotional aspect of teaching. I find being a parent has made me a better teacher and a better Mom. It's also helped me understand parents and some of the stresses they may have. It's important the parents understand you can't always be perfect and we do make mistakes.

However one issue I do find myself having is...after working with 20 children and having a bad day, it's hard to face the duties at home. It's almost like round two of kids.

If any other teachers find themselves in that spot I would love to hear from someone who understands!!

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Georgiana - posted on 10/28/2008

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Completely, I, too, teach preschool (for 9 years) I like my job, but some days, I just don't want anyone to need me. I've been touched by 20 kids all day long and I don't need to be touched by anyone else. This frustrates my husband at times. I hope that very soon I will finally get to take some time off.

Kristi - posted on 10/28/2008

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That is such a good question, I don't know how to leave work at work. We love these kids and are with them more then their own parents during the day. How can we just leave and not think about them, not to mention all the extra paperwork? My daughter was in my preschool too and I loved having her with me everyday!! My son was another story!!! LOL Being a parent is much more difficult then being a teacher!!! Your daughter is only two so she is in a HARD stage....like you didn't know that!!

The only way I have down time is on my way to and from work. It takes me a 1/2 hour to 45 mintues, so I make a point to have my coffee and listen to my favorite music. In a perfect world I would come home rest for a 1/2 an hour and then start on round two with my kids!!

Does anyone else just feel worn out at the end of the day??

"They may forget what you taught them, but they will never forget how you made them feel." Author unknown

Brandy - posted on 10/28/2008

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I'm 21 years old and i have a 2 year old that attends the same school that I'm teaching at. Sometimes i think its easier to teach (30) three year old than to deal with one kid!! Hope I'm not the only one that feels that way. It's very demanding but i know its making me a stronger person. My husband is a life saver and helps out in every way he can but he tells me all the time to "leave work at work" and not to come home and stress over the day but i don't know how?!?! I've been taking 5-10 mins to myself as soon as i get home but are there any other ways to "leave work at work"???

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