Well I think (maybe I'm wrong) that he needs a bit more time with his mum after such a shock to his system. His eyes were stil visibly dilated (is that the right word - small) and occassionally he was shaking. I felt so sorry for the poor little mite.
He looked stoned...I said that to his mum and she said that he hadn't had any Calpol since yesterday evening. I suggested giving him some Calpol while he was with me (I assume a broken arm hurts?) but she said he didn't need it.
I suggested that our setting wasn't the quietest place and that it would be had (impossible) to keep him from running around - but in the end he just sat on a cushion holding his cast
Hi Katie, my ds broke his arm aged 4 and I sent him back to school very reluctantly 3 days later, on the advice of his teacher.He was a bit cautious with it at first then joined in quite happily.
I think you're a really nice and caring C/M to be so concerned with him so much. As a parent I wouldn't have sent him back to you till at least 4-5 days but as a childminder I'm not surprised you had him back so early.
whereas I'd be the total opposite a broken limb is just a broken limb and once its set I'd want my child to learn how to just get on with it and realise it isn't the end of the world so I'd push him back into his life pretty quickly too
but I think a child seeming mentally out of sorts sounds like he may have a bug too
as a childminder I'd keep an eye on him but never mention anythign to the parent because it makes you sound like you feel they're uncaring / less caring than you are