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  • I am having such a hard time thinking about going back to work at the end of may. Will my daughter 'bond' with another woman and think that that is her momma?! Just breaks my heart.....

    Answered on 15th April 2011:

    I'm sorry you are having a hard time preparing for the transition! It's completely normal to feel this way, but there are some things you can do to help make it easier for you. First, know that your daughter will always know that you are her mom...there's no one else who can take your place! It would be great if your daughter bonds with your provider, she will feel more comfortable and will be happier in her care. Also, look at it this way...if you know your daughter is happy and feels safe, you will have an easier time leaving her there! Your provider will likely be sensitive to your feelings (she's been through this before, even though you haven't!) and will take steps to help connect you to what your daughter is doing during the day. Good luck!

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  • How do you deal with mornings? How do you get to work on time without loosing your mind or your cool?

    Answered on 19th October 2010:

    I work with a company that provides child care nationally, and we have some recommendations about getting your mornings started on the right foot! First, like the poster below says, consistency is key. We also suggest that you plan and take care of as much ahead of time as possible. Can you set the coffee pot to brew the night before, so you have the smell of fresh coffee when you wake up? (That can help you from losing your mind...) Make sure homework is done, bags are packed, bookbags are in the same place (so the kids can be responsible for finding them), shoes and clothes are picked out (with help from the kids, to avoid the arguments), and that everyone knows what their responsibilities are. We also suggest that you get up a few minutes before everyone else, just so you have that peace and quiet before the morning chaos begins!

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