Re: Childcare providers-are you raising someone else's child?
I don't feel that I am raising my current set of kids. All of the parents are very attached. They want to know what is happening here, they tell me things about their kid, their kid wants to go home at the end of the day, etc. I have one that is here over 50 hours a week and sometimes I will need to step in and remind parents about something that needs to be addressed. They are very loving but it is just easier for them to let me deal with it and they just get thru the weekend with her and drop her off on Monday. Even still, I have never had a kid more attached to me than their parent or coming in filthy or neglected or anything. I also interview parents thoroughly because I don't want to raise someone else's kid and I do have to weed out the families that are looking for that type of care.