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To be fed up with woman from the children's centre

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MrsDrRanj Thu 03-Apr-14 11:43:47

For the last six months or so DS (2yrs) and I have been attending our local children's centre. It's been a god send really as it gets us out the house on days when I'm feeling low (I struggle with depression) and DS really loves it.

The only thing is I'm starting to get irritated by the woman who runs the group we attend. At first I really liked her and she made me feel very welcome but now she's starting to get a bit suffocating. Whenever we attend she focuses all her attention on DS and follows him round trying to interact with him. She will talk to me non stop about his behaviour and development, I know this doesn't sound that bad but if he has a bit of a strop one day she'll do something like announce to the whole group at story time that 'DS hasn't done good listening today' etc.

It's really starting to get annoying and it's putting me off going but DS really loves it there and there's not much else in our area.

Any advice?

SuburbanRhonda Thu 03-Apr-14 11:48:04

Perhaps she needs to do some good listening, then you can tell her not to keep singling you out like this wink

bochead Thu 03-Apr-14 11:48:51

Ask her to please back off a bit and let YOU parent as you are starting to find her approach undermining of your parenting. Don't be scared to say you need her to step back so you can observe how he interacts with others in the group.

MrsDrRanj Thu 03-Apr-14 11:52:49

It makes me feel like she thinks I need 'extra help'. He's really not badly behaved, he's still a 2 year old and acts accordingly sometimes but there's no good reason for her to feel she needs to take him on as her own personal project!

I really don't know how to word it or when to say it to her. I barely get a look in sometimes and end up sitting by myself when id like to be able to socialise with other parents, which mostly happens through being with your child!

Floggingmolly Thu 03-Apr-14 12:13:10

She announces to the group that your ds hasn't done good listening today? shock. Even if you're right and she's mistakenly targeted you for extra input; this sounds bizarre.
Does she publicly comment on any other child's behaviour? Who is it meant to help? confused
I'd definitely be having a word.

MrsDrRanj Thu 03-Apr-14 12:25:41

She doesn't do it to anyone else, and I'm worried that the other parents are going to start to feel like she favours him or I need extra help which will isolate me more.

formerbabe Thu 03-Apr-14 12:27:10

Eugh, I hate the term 'good listening'.

It's a verb not a noun!

sunshinemmum Thu 03-Apr-14 12:30:20

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