Ayesha - posted on 09/22/2012 ( 3 moms have responded )
I recently accepted to take in a 15 months old girl for my daycare. Before signing the contract the parents came over to acclimatize their daughter to my in-house Day-Care.
She seemed a bit shy but no other alarming signs were there.
On her first day at my daycare right before nap time she started screaming and crying and refused to drink unless i hold her and put her head on my shoulder.
Her father advised me to put her head on my shoulder until she sleeps, and her being a healthy child, my shoulder started aching after an hour.
I told her father that i cannot take care of his daughter as its not fair to me , or to the other children.
Did i do the right thing ? should i have tried more, or maybe there is something i should have done to calm her down ? i also feel guilty that i could not help the child or her parents.
If anyone has similar experience , please do share, and how you coped with it