Maybe this is why some parents forget their children in the car to die.....*EDITED!*
EDIT: Finally! I can edit my post! I just wanted to make a few things clear. I am NOT bashing working moms or parents! I WAS A WORKING SINGLE MOTHER! In my post I was only talking of extreme cases. I have had many wonderful working parents in my daycare in the past 10 years and some bad ones. Some of you missed the point of my post. I only made an observation. In most of the stories I have noticed that the parent forgot to drop their child off at daycare. ( the second sentance in my post) So maybe it may be easier for some of these parents to forget they had their child in the car because they are not around their children as often and their schedule is different all the time. THAT was the point of my post!!!
Im sure I will get bashed over this but whatever. Seems like a lot of the stories involve parents forgetting to drop off their children at daycare. Maybe they arent spending enough time with their kids. And this is coming from a licensed daycare provider of 10 years.
I see parents (not all, but many) forgetting about their children. They get confused as to who is picking up and I have to call to see who is coming. The kids spend numerous hours at my house. I have to put a 10 hr limit per day, otherwise they would for sure stay longer. Parents have many days off but still drop their kids off at the earliest time and pick up at the latest. They take separate vacations from their kids. They have grandma and grandpa take care of them every weekend and during the week! They forget to say goodbye to one kid and not the other at drop off. They constantly forget to bring their diapers, formula and extra clothes. They take hours to pick up their kids when they become ill at daycare and or drop them off when they are seriously sick. I had one set of parents ignore my concerns for their babys health which included lack of eating,fevers and congestion. He almost died in the hospital.
They love their children. But they do and say things I could never imagine doing with their children and my own. They are selfish and put themselves first most of the time. Its the only reason I can think of. They miss so much. But they dont realize it because they are just used to dropping their kids off from 6weeks on. Thats the life they are used to. So maybe its easier to forget the child. It is possible to put your kids in daycare and be a good involved parent. Dont get me wrong. I just could never do it. Yep, ironic. I just do my best to love and care for each child in my care as if they were my own. Its not that hard to do. They love me and I love them back.