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Has any other childminder experienced this behavior/#?

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lsa2 Mon 18-Aug-08 19:36:29

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ThePrisoner Mon 18-Aug-08 21:17:29

I've had several mindees (toddlers to schoolage) who suddenly hide behind their parents as if I am the devil incarnate!

I think they don't realise I have a life outside childminding/my house - I know several teachers, and their pupils seem to think that they live in the school, so I guess it's similar to that.

Heated Mon 18-Aug-08 21:22:53

My dcs do this when they see their nursery workers out of nursery setting, it's as if it does not compute!

Heated Mon 18-Aug-08 21:22:53

My dcs do this when they see their nursery workers out of nursery setting, it's as if it does not compute!

lsa2 Mon 18-Aug-08 21:25:49

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lsa2 Mon 18-Aug-08 21:31:36

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vInTaGeVioLeT Mon 18-Aug-08 21:39:55

i like that description "does not compute" i've had mindees behave like that too - i guess it's normal wink but i have felt a bit hurt by it too - although i know it's silly to ! In complete contrast i have one ex-mindee who just throws herslf at me when we meet in town - sigh i miss her , such a little sweetie/devil grin

MaureenMLove Mon 18-Aug-08 21:46:24

I've had lots like that too.

My thoughts are, that a child is being loyal to it parents. They don't want to hurt the feeling of their parents, by being overly friendly with the person that looks after them, whilst m & d are at work. Am I making any sense, at all!grin

It doesnt change when they're older either! I saw a yr9 child, from the school I work at yesterday. She always passes the time of day with me at school, but yesterday, I barely got a smile, because she was with her parents!

lsa2 Mon 18-Aug-08 21:53:25

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lsa2 Mon 18-Aug-08 21:57:39

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Heated Mon 18-Aug-08 21:57:50

I get it too the other way as I teach teenagers and if I am feeling kindly I don't tend to acknowledge them, apart from a infintisimal nod that means I've seen you but haven't hurt your street cred.

I did however once deliberately introduce myself loudly to a pupil getting amorous with his gf in WHSmiths cos he'd been a little ** <evilgrin> He was much better behaved the following week.

vInTaGeVioLeT Mon 18-Aug-08 23:11:12

grin LOL heated that's funny!!!

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