Daycare.com Forum Daycare Forum

Go Back   Daycare.com Forum > Main Category > Daycare Center and Family Home Forum

Daycare Center and Family Home Forum Daycare Center and Family Home owners, Directors, Operators and Assistants should post and ask questions here.

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 09-27-2011, 07:16 AM
Heidi's Avatar
Heidi Heidi is offline
Advanced Daycare.com Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Wisconsin
Posts: 6,858
Default Physical Contact Among Sibs..What Do You Allow

So, in the past, I have always had a "no wrestling" policy. It has never been a real issue until now.

4 of the 5 children in my group are sibs. 4, 3, and 14 mo twins. They like to "hug". mostly the toddlers. But all day long, I am repeating "gentle hands" and "ok, that's a hug, now enough...wrestling is not ok here". Or, "lets go play with toys now"

The "hugging" more often leads to hair pulling and biting than not. My other dcb, 18 mo, has a head full of curls, and is smaller than the twins. I am constantly rescuing him from being pinned on the floor by the head.

A table is a place to crawl under...and then someone else does too, thus another wrestling match.

When one or two children finally do get involved in an activity, it never lasts more than 5-7 minutes before someone is climbing on them, and once again, it's Monday Night Raw.

I am about ready to make 5 mini rooms in my playroom and seperate them all! Or, take the 18mo out of the room, pad the walls, remove the toys, and let em go at it all day long....

What are your limits on physical play? Do you differeniate by age or for sibs?

Go play with toys...go play with toys...go play with toys....arrrgggg!

I think I am just venting....l
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 09-27-2011, 07:29 AM
MsMe's Avatar
MsMe MsMe is offline
Advanced Daycare.com Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Posts: 712
Default

Ugh I have this too.

I have had siblings before but two years ago a DCB had a little sister.....since she has been 1 yr old they have been ALL OVER eachother. She sits on him, jumps on him, pulls on his arms. He thinks it is really funny and they are allowed to do it as much as they want at home.

I have also had a problem with 'power range' play for a few years too. This sibling group only makes it worse. I am at my wits end as well....so if you find a way to make it stop let me know.

I also find it interesting that my male/male siblings do not play this way. (I have 3 sets)
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 09-27-2011, 07:54 AM
nannyde's Avatar
nannyde nannyde is offline
All powerful, all knowing daycare whisperer
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Des Moines
Posts: 7,311
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by bbo View Post
So, in the past, I have always had a "no wrestling" policy. It has never been a real issue until now.

4 of the 5 children in my group are sibs. 4, 3, and 14 mo twins. They like to "hug". mostly the toddlers. But all day long, I am repeating "gentle hands" and "ok, that's a hug, now enough...wrestling is not ok here". Or, "lets go play with toys now"

The "hugging" more often leads to hair pulling and biting than not. My other dcb, 18 mo, has a head full of curls, and is smaller than the twins. I am constantly rescuing him from being pinned on the floor by the head.

A table is a place to crawl under...and then someone else does too, thus another wrestling match.

When one or two children finally do get involved in an activity, it never lasts more than 5-7 minutes before someone is climbing on them, and once again, it's Monday Night Raw.

I am about ready to make 5 mini rooms in my playroom and seperate them all! Or, take the 18mo out of the room, pad the walls, remove the toys, and let em go at it all day long....

What are your limits on physical play? Do you differeniate by age or for sibs?

Go play with toys...go play with toys...go play with toys....arrrgggg!

I think I am just venting....l
There's your answer. Superyard them and separate. You can always take them down as the kids GET that they can't be rough. When you have physical behavior like that you have to separate them physically.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
sibling interaction, siblings

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
No Contact With Parent Who Is Picking Child Up... thatdivalady Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 7 06-15-2012 08:22 AM
Physical Restraint in Daycare Unregistered Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 4 06-02-2012 06:30 PM
Forum Picture and Messages Quotas - Contact Me Michael Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 3 12-19-2010 02:39 PM
2 Questions: How to Know You Have Too Many & When to Contact Expectant Mom momofboys Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 4 08-15-2010 05:30 PM
Do You Contact Past Providers after Interviews? SunflowerMama Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 17 05-02-2010 04:20 AM


All times are GMT -7. The time now is 11:18 AM.



Daycare.com         Find A Daycare         List Your Daycare         Toys & Products                 About Us

Daycare.com
Please read our Disclaimer before continuing.

Topics pertain mainly to the following States:

Alabama Alaska Arizona Arkansas California Colorado Connecticut Delaware District of Columbia Florida Georgia Hawaii Idaho Illinois Indiana Iowa Kansas Kentucky Louisiana Maine Maryland Massachusetts Michigan Minnesota Mississippi Missouri Montana Nebraska Nevada New Hampshire New Jersey New Mexico New York North Carolina North Dakota Ohio Oklahoma Oregon Pennsylvania Rhode Island South Carolina South Dakota Tennessee Texas Utah Vermont Virginia Washington West Virginia Wisconsin Wyoming