I am having some issues with the woman that I babysit for and I am not sure what to do. First of all the agreement when I started watching her 15 month old was 300 a month (which is far lower than the child care rate in my area) for full-time (5 days a week 8 hour days). Now she brings him for about 12 hours a day and comes up with excuses why she is late every time. It wouldn't be so bad if the child did not act the way he does. We work on meal time manners everyday and for the past 3 months he has showed NO improvement. He still steals my child's food and hits her all the time. My child should not have to fight for her food and there is no reason a child should shove 10 pieces of food in his mouth at once (he is clearly not starving at home). He screams all the time now, especially when he is told not to do something. I have worked with children my whole life and have had three of my own, none have ever acted like this child. I can not stand him and I want to tell his mother not to bring him back. I have also brought up several medical concerns that I have for this child and she comes up with excuses as to why he breaths the way he does, and never takes him to the doctor. She also brings him when he is sick (which seems to be more than the average child) and does not even have the decency to let me know. I don't think she ever baths him either, and one day he showed up smelling like adult male pee, and she does not even bring me clothes to change him into! I hate to tell her not to bring him back bc this is the last day I have him before she goes on a two week vacation in a completely different state. What should I do??
Asked by Anonymous at 5:13 PM on Dec. 14, 2010 in Toddlers (1-2)
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