There are days when it feels like all I do is change poopy diapers. But did you know that you can discern a lot about a child by their elimination habits. Temperament tends to coincide with bowel movements. For example, a slow-to-warm-up or fearful young child may be irregular or infrequent with elimination. These children also tend to hold their waste in stressful situations or transitions. Children with an easy-going or flexible temperament will be more regular and predictable in their bowel movements.
Of course, this is not a hard and fast rule, but it sure seems to be the case for many of the children I’ve worked with over the years. (And some adults too!)
2 responses to “Poop”
I was working with a high school student who was doing research for her human services class and one resource she had to read were the Home care / daycare providers regulations and rules…it is amazing what you have to do these days to care for children in your home…I had no idea all you had to go through to open your own business….hats off to you Jen!
Thanks! For me, having worked in a NAEYC accredited center first has made family child care in my home easy. A licensed center has even more regs/rules, but yes, there’s a lot that goes into it!