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    Looooong finger nails

    I can't stand them on kids lol
    I used to have a little boy here that always had extremely long finger and toe nails. The were all jagged and crooked/ dirty. I really did not feel comfortable discussing this with his mother so one day I trimmed them .
    Since then I trim any nails that need a trim !!! I really hope the parents are not insulted by this but when the get long, they break and get jagged. As a result others get scratched, the nails get really dirty etc. What do you all do when you notice a child needs a trimming ?

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    My parents have asked me to trim their kids nails if I feel they need trimming (and if the kids let me hold their hands). I would only get permission on this unless there was one hanging or something.

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    I cut them. Long nails can lead to scratching of other kids or me either on purpose or by accident. Not going to have that here.

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    Short nails are a matter of hygeine and are necessary for using "gentle hands" so I ask permission once and no parent has refused yet. My daycare children think it is great fun, as everyone "gets a turn" and they get lotion on their hands afterward. I only have infants and toddlers, so anything I can do to prevent germ spread is done! Why do so many parents neglect this simple chore??

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    I know right?...... then today as I was giving my kids breakfast I noticed my 5 year old's nails are LONG lol.
    Not jagged lol.... but longer than I would like them to be hahahaha. I swear they grew overnight!

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    My husband comes home from doing Halifax towing and has so much grease under his nails and my son thought ti was cool so he purposely put dirt under his nails and showed it to his father when he got home. I thought it was funny.

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