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new childminder with 2 brothers as mindees

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jandeb · 03/08/2007 22:41

I was wondering what is the best way to hanle the 5 year old who seems to be very disruptive. My eyes have opened, I am a mother of 4 and thought my kid were as bad as it gets but now I think they are angels.
Tips please from childminders who have been there.

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nannynick · 04/08/2007 00:00

Structure, Routine, Have A List of House Rules (keep it quite short, say max of 5), Strict enforcement of those rules - be consistent.
A good walk every day (applies to all boys!)

How is he disruptive, anything specific? What age is his brother and are they fighting (not unusual for siblings to fight - emotionally, physically)?


jandeb · 04/08/2007 22:33

yeh, this is true the wee brother is 2. I am a mother of 4 and mine are far from being angels, but my 5 year old mindee can be very aggressive, even to my own DC age 9 and 11.

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KaySamuels · 07/08/2007 08:36

NN speaks sense! Get em outside as much as you can and wear him out!! We have easy rules too that I say out loud to all the kids if I know one may forget. 'Don't forget kids to take your shoes off in the hall.' Also when I had an 'energetic' boy of this age I made him my helper to keep an eye on him, he loved the praise and positive attention, and it kept him out of trouble! Baker ross do some great reward stickers for this sort of thing. Good luck!

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