Posts about Childcare Groups


Birthday Celebrations

Dear Miss Faith, I want to throw a birthday party for my daughter turning three, and am looking for age-appropriate ideas for party activities. What do you do for a 3yo birthday party? … [Read more...]

Bossy Older Child

Dear Miss Faith, I have a home daycare and I am having trouble during circle and story. I want this to be a beautiful time but one of the children, a precocious big almost 4 year-old girl, tries to take over and be the teacher. I am finding myself in a power struggle with her and I don’t know what to do. Last week I got so caught up in it that I just stopped circle and later … [Read more...]

Separation Anxiety

Dear Miss Faith, My son turns 3 next month. We have been a family since returning from East Africa 2 years ago. I have been home with him, working during his naps and after putting him to bed. Suddenly and most vehemently he has developed separation anxiety. Even with beloved grandparents. Two weeks ago he was annoyed when I lingered while dropping him off (they have been … [Read more...]

Biting from Overwhelm

Dear Miss Faith, I have a group of 8 toddlers, and I wonder if you can give me some help for a biter. I've been watching, and it seems like she bites when she's overwhelmed, for example after snack when many people were around her and bumping into her. On the other hand, she also bites and grabs at times when there is not as many children around; it seems like at times someone … [Read more...]

Cold Weather Toddler Clothes

It is getting colder and colder for most of us, and the thought of dressing toddlers for the cold strikes fear into the bravest heart! Last year's clothes certainly don't fit, and unless you have hand-me-downs, you'll probably be looking for some new stuff. Let's band together and share the wisdom in our collective consciousness: what works? What doesn't? I'll share some of … [Read more...]

Arts & Crafts with Groups of Toddlers

Dear Miss Faith, I have a home daycare and I'd like to do arts & crafts projects, but things always seems to fall apart. Do you have any ideas of projects you can do successfully with groups of toddlers? … [Read more...]

Sharing and Taking Turns

Dear Miss Faith, My son and I participate in a toddler play-group and some mothers are very insistent that their children practice sharing, while I tend to think that sharing will come with time. What are your thoughts? … [Read more...]

The Habit of Yes

I'm pleased to share that an article of mine has been published in the lovely online magazine Rhythm of the Home. If you haven't seen it yet, take a look! My article is titled The Habit of Yes, and can be found by clicking on the image below:       Warmly, ~Miss Faith … [Read more...]

Translating for Children

Dear Miss Faith, I have recently started caring for a few children (in addition to my son) in my home, and I'm having a hard time with one little boy who is 3yo. He growls and yells at other children, blames other children for doing things to him when they weren’t within 10 feet of him, often collapses when asked to do something he doesn’t want to do, pinches – though this … [Read more...]

Saying Goodbye

Dear Miss Faith, I am a working mom (though I would much rather be a stay at home mom, it's not financially possible at this time), and my Mother-in-Law cares for my 2yo son each day. Lately, when she's been leaving, he's been falling apart completely. Do you have any suggestions for how to make "parting with grandma" easier? Yesterday he had a total meltdown. From the … [Read more...]

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