DO YOU STILL FEEL THE SAME PASSION FOR CHILDCARE?

Daniela - posted on 11/13/2008 ( 6 moms have responded )

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I FIND MY LOVE FOR THE FIELD HAS FADED BECAUSE I HAVE TO LEAVE MY CHILDREN TO BE WITH OTHERS..AND ALTHOUGH CAREER WISE IM HAPPY BECAUSE IM A SUPERVISOR NOW...I WONDER IF ID BE HAPPY AT ANY DESK

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Shari - posted on 12/10/2008

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Don't get me wrong. I love the kids. Just I agree with Janice, I don't want to deal with my own kids sometimes after dealing with other people's kids all day. I do plan to get out of it though, as I don't want to get to the point that I resent the kids. But I sure will miss the kids I've helped raise already.

Janice - posted on 12/10/2008

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I have lost my Love for the business over the past few years. I am now in my 20th year and I am getting wore'n' out. My own children are now adults and I keep asking myself why I still surround myself with little ones. It's been a blessing to have this job over the years and stay at home to raise my kids, bt now that grandchildren are coming into the picture for me I don't seem to want them around me after a day with little ones already. I feel I'm am not there for my grandchildren the way I want to be b/c I look after little ones all day. But there are the perks of daycare that I know I will not get anywhere else.

Melissa - posted on 12/09/2008

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thats hard. i take it you must work in a center?? It can be trying for sure. But I do feel that i fyou are not happy in the job you are you should definitley move on. you wouldnt want to start to resent the children you care for. And life is too short to sit back and wonder what if. You need to be doing something you enjoy, and if childcare isnt it anymore thats ok. But go out and find that thing that makes you excited to get out of bed everyday. :)

Shari - posted on 12/03/2008

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I understand. I am now studying for Medical Transcribing so that I can work from home with that during naps, nighttime, and other times. I'm hoping that this will allow me more freedom to enjoy my kids.

Silvia - posted on 12/03/2008

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Shari...I am in a similar position...I love being home with the kids....and my 6 mo old daughter..but, I do not have the flexibility to volunteer, go to field trips with my other two kids. They are happy now that we are home in the afternoons...they did not like goign to daycare...

Shari - posted on 11/21/2008

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I feel the same. I have only done Home Day Care for about 5 years now. And now that my son is in preschool I'm not enjoying it as much. I have another son who is home with me still (he will be 1 soon). I wanted the flexibility to transport my children to/from school and activities and this job is not letting me do that. If I take less kids, then I lose money. My mother in law is here for now helping and when she leaves I will be by myself, which I can do, except the transporting. So my love for this career, has faded and now I'm waiting to do something else, so that my time with my family is WITH my family.

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