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03-24-2011, 12:46 PM
What do you do when you have kids who just need to need??

03-24-2011, 02:07 PM
The first thing I do is try to determine if it is really a need or a learned behavioiur. If it is a real need then I work with the parents on the plan they use at home and as much as possible do the same at daycare. At the same time realizing a different environment may mean the child will react differently. If it is just a perceived need on the part of the child then they learn very quickly they will have to meet their own needs. In 25 years of daycare I have gotten pretty good at ignoring crying for the sake of crying vice crying for a purpose.