Our kids are precious, we want the best for them.
We can understand why everyone is angry at that particular teacher (from NTUC My First Skool) who mishandled the child.
Daddy hopes the teacher who had over 10 years of experience, did not have a malicious intent when she handled the boy. She might have lose her cool, or might have been triggered, but whatever the reason, there is no excuse for hurting the child.
Emotions are running high. The public do not want a repeat episode, they want to see justice served. Meanwhile, investigation is underway.
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Take a step back, breath IN breath OUT, then ask ourselves. When was the last time we say Thank you to our teachers for taking care of our kids? How many of us have genuinely show our Appreciation towards the teachers?
All our kids have gone through the childcare path, two of them started with infant-care from 2 months onwards. We had 4 schools over the years, and we even blog about our own childcare shortlisting experience.
It is not easy to be a childcare teacher.
Some parents really treat childcare teachers as baby sitters, and always pick up the kids a few minutes before school closure. And when things do not go well, parents raise their voice and question the staff, sometimes in a demeaning tone.
For smaller childcare centres, manpower crunch is always an issue, aggravated by high turnover rate. We encountered a centre where the teachers were resigning every two months, imagine the kids’ trauma at seeing “new” faces again. Existing teachers have to shoulder more responsibilities, leading to morale issues.
Granted, childcare teachers are driven by passion, they love to work with kids, but teachers are human too. Everyone will have our good and bad days.
Imagine a childcare with screaming kids, little monsters running around, even Daddy’s blood pressure will raise. Our kids encounter their fair share of biters, scratchers, and bullies. We are guilty of pressuring the teachers to reveal the “culprits” too :p
We have 4 little monsters at home, imagine a childcare teacher who has to face up to 10 kids for a full day. We salute the teachers for their patience and resourcefulness.
Being a childcare teacher is tough, and teachers need more than passion to carry out their job. When parents partner teachers, a child will likely enjoy a more enriching environment.
How many times have we Thanks the teacher for taking care of our kids? It is easy to find a childcare teacher, but it is harder to find one who cares.
Show our appreciation and gratitude when it is due.
Thank you Teachers, for taking care of the Lee siblings 🙂
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