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why oh why does it always happen like this?


Jeany
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Last Friday I had a parent rant and rave at me about infection control because her child had head lice, so it is my fault. When she realised I wasn't going to accept responsibility she turned to a photo on Tapestry of child in planting area with no coat and now child has sniffles. 2 weeks a go we had 2 days of beautiful weather here, child was planting got hot so took her coat off, but as I am (her words) staff I should stop her. So why of all the children in today did it have to be this one that gets her finger shut in cupboard door, Aaaarrrrrrgggghhhhhh! !!!!!!

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Butter side down I'm afraid. Most nurseries will have "that" child if anything is going to happen - it's going to happen to them. We have one at the moment - mum always appears just as he's taken his hat off in the garden - he is the one that appears to not be able to walk in a straight line and trips up his own feet, or walks into something/someone etc., mum's very good about it though. This morning when he came in he had just fallen off of his scooter - so at least it happens for her too.

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We've got one like that...

 

Week one - pinched her finger putting lid on a pen. Mum asked that we didn't let her play with pens

Week two - got scratched by another child in a buggy gate incident (I was on a home visit). Mum sent angry email asking us to look after her child.

Week three - no misadventure

Week four - child discouraged from taking trolley in the playhouse started to cry was picked up and comforted on and off until we realised we were late heading inside and dropped everything to tidy up. Child howling at the gate - Mum was watching us. V ticked off that we weren't comforting her child to say the least. Child didn't come in for two days and I was sure she'd pulled her, but turns out she was ill and will return after the break.

 

Really hoping three's a charm!

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I have two very accident prone children at the mo - but comfortingly they might have the most entries in my accident book but they also have the most entries in my 'existing injury' record :1b

As for a parent 'ranting and raving' - hmmm - would get pretty short shrift if any tried that with me - it would be a very calm "do you wish to make a formal complaint, I will prepare the paperwork for you" - this would be accompanied by very best 'hard stare' :ph34r:

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I have two very accident prone children at the mo - but comfortingly they might have the most entries in my accident book but they also have the most entries in my 'existing injury' record :1b

As for a parent 'ranting and raving' - hmmm - would get pretty short shrift if any tried that with me - it would be a very calm "do you wish to make a formal complaint, I will prepare the paperwork for you" - this would be accompanied by very best 'hard stare' :ph34r:

 

 

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You have to let parents know that you are the professional and why you do what you do

Be strong, carry an air of ' knowledge and importance'

 

Use research and qoute it to back what you do

 

Have a great Easter break

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It is hard not to judge sometimes, isn't it? Sometimes you really do get to the stage of wanting to saying 'perhaps you'd like to find alternative provision for your child, since you're obviously very unhappy with the way we do things here'.

Chin up: this too shall pass. :1b

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It is hard not to judge sometimes, isn't it? Sometimes you really do get to the stage of wanting to saying 'perhaps you'd like to find alternative provision for your child, since you're obviously very unhappy with the way we do things here'.

Chin up: this too shall pass. :1b

We have actually said this on occasion-they soon back track

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