I am so frustrated with myself mostly. I was getting ready to go to part-time kids/school age only. Someone asked me to keep their boy who is almost 3, I said yes. He is so much work!!!! He is in between potty training, he almost ruined my recliner yesterday by peeing in it. He poops his pants. I want to tell the parents to bring him in pull-ups because I don't want to have my furniture ruined and I HATE cleaning up a kid that has pooped in underwear. He never looks at me when I talk to him, he looks everywhere else. He talks constantly and I can't understand him at all. He never listens and doesn't know boundaries. I keep thinking it will get better in time, but this initial period of training them to behave and have some respect is killing me!
I wonder if I am the only person who says "keep your hands to yourself"? I just don't think that is being taught anymore. These kids seem to think that if they want to touch someone they can. I feel that if someone doesn't want you to touch them, then you have no right. I think the last 3 boys I have kept had a really hard time learning that.