Michelle - posted on 05/01/2012 ( 5 moms have responded )
I have a family with three children that come to my home. I am a mother of three and have been doing daycare on and off for ten years now. I enjoy doing it. I love kids. But there is absolutely no structure or consistency with these kids. The baby is only 4 months younger than my little guy and it's like night and day. There baby ( and I taking 18 months) pukes all the time. On my curtains, couch, bed, floor, backyard....he pukes water. I have discussed this with them and now have eliminated milk, but there is puke everywhere still. He also eats like an animal, everything and evrythingbas fast as he can to the mouth. I have been working on trying to take slow easy little bites without (smashing) his food. I have been asking the parents to continue at home, and they have said his eating habits are cute and amusing. Do I give up on trying to teach him to eat properly?
And then there is there (wonderful????) three year old who chews everything. I mean everything. Barbie legs to knawing on the corner of my coffee table. She throws tantrums and screams and hits me. Her tantrums are affecting the other kids and I have spoke to the parents and nothing seems to be working. I now have a ( time out tote) I have to contain her, she has tore up flooring and scratches her fingers all over the walls. And then there is there 4 year old. He's a sweetheart but has hit a phase of lying and spitting. My biggest problem is that I am somewhat friends of the mother and subtle hints, conversations and nothing seems to be changing with the kids. I know how hard it is to find a good daycare and in my area there's not any other options especially with 3 kids and 12 hours a day. How can I approach her with out upsetting her about her kids, or do I give her notice and let them be someone elses problem??? Please please help me!!