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Maybe I get along with kids, but I ABSLUTELY HATE kids. Now let's focus on the youngest ones. Babies are cute, but the fact that they poop and piss in their diaper and someone has to clean it up for them must be the most disgusting thing to happen to anyone. Toddlers are probably even more annoying. They've gotten used to the whole walking thing, so that gives them the ability to access some of the things that they see and are curious about, and that can lead to the child's death. The kids in early elementary school are annoying because they're beggars, and teenagers just refuse to listen to their parents, but that's actually a pretty cool trait because I'm a teen myself.

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Depends on the kid and how they act. I won't tolerate the behavior of bullies and rotten brats.

 

One relative's kid will scream and whine for hours over every single thing, I'm not joking. Sets my teeth on edge. If your in the bathroom, starts whining, tell him no, starts screaming, one of his parents leaves the room he screams and whines, tell him it's bed time he screams and cries. I'm kinda ashamed to say it, but I really can't stand him.

 

I'm not the most patient person, but I do make efforts and I try to be bendable without being a hardass.

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I love kids :) I love babies up until they're about 10. I actually want to work with young kids :) like 2-5 year olds.

 

Typically teenagers annoy me. I was bullied a lot in high school so my opinion of groups of teenagers is biased. Lovely children can just turn into such assholes when they're teenagers.

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Absolutely! I love children! I'd rather spend my time watching Pepa Pig and Dora with my 4 y.o niece than hang out with boring adults.

 

I made the mistake of introducing my niece to YouTube on my xbox and showed her some play doh videos. Now every damn morning she literally jumps on my bed begging me to watch play doh with her! This has been going on for about 2 and a half years(since she was about 2).

 

And you know what... Now I'm hooked on it as well. Disney Cars Toy Club, CookieSwirlC, and AllToyCollector are just some of the names people with young kids with YouTube access should be familiar with.

Oh and those cheesy 3D Elsa dance singalongs.

 

Also, when I was in high school I'd spend most of my getting chased all over the school by elementary school kids( which was in the same building )

They thought it was just a funny game. But I was running for my bloody life!!

 

 

All in all, I do get along with children and can't wait to have some of my own!

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Absolutely! I love children! I'd rather spend my time watching Pepa Pig and Dora with my 4 y.o niece than hang out with boring adults.

 

I made the mistake of introducing my niece to YouTube on my xbox and showed her some play doh videos. Now every damn morning she literally jumps on my bed begging me to watch play doh with her! This has been going on for about 2 and a half years(since she was about 2).

 

And you know what... Now I'm hooked on it as well. Disney Cars Toy Club, CookieSwirlC, and AllToyCollector are just some of the names people with young kids with YouTube access should be familiar with.

Oh and those cheesy 3D Elsa dance singalongs.

 

Also, when I was in high school I'd spend most of my getting chased all over the school by elementary school kids( which was in the same building )

They thought it was just a funny game. But I was running for my bloody life!!

 

 

All in all, I do get along with children and can't wait to have some of my own!

Ha, my nephew loves Kinder egg opening videos :P

 

 

My sister's convinced it's somehow making him stupid  :P

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I get along with them. Do I enjoy working with them? Eh, it depends. I worked with a group of kids who were in Second Grade a few years ago (like 2012-2013), and I had a great time with it (they're now in Sixth Grade.) This was the last time I worked with anyone under 10.

 

I also dealt with kids in First Grade back when I was in Elementary myself (Fifth Grade, and these kids should be going off to College now.)

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I don't get along with kids. Maybe its because most don't have common sense and do dumb stuff, and that just makes me angry. Maybe I have problems or something, I dont know .-.

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Maybe I get along with kids, but I ABSLUTELY HATE kids. Now let's focus on the youngest ones. Babies are cute, but the fact that they poop and piss in their diaper and someone has to clean it up for them must be the most disgusting thing to happen to anyone. Toddlers are probably even more annoying. They've gotten used to the whole walking thing, so that gives them the ability to access some of the things that they see and are curious about, and that can lead to the child's death. The kids in early elementary school are annoying because they're beggars, and teenagers just refuse to listen to their parents, but that's actually a pretty cool trait because I'm a teen myself.

 

I know this sounds strange because I had the *exact* same feelings prior to being pregnant about diapers. But as a mom it doesn't bother me? It's really strange, like a maternal switch flipped on and I enjoy making sure my baby is clean. It's like some sort of witchcraft, or I was inducted in some weird motherly voodoo. 

I'm sure something similar will happen as my baby becomes a toddler (because I can barely stand babysitting them, or being around them) and I used to be someone who'd scoff at "It's different when it's your own" (It's because you literally become a different persona and it's weird) 

Sorry for the ramble

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I've been volunteering with young kids since I was in like 7th grade, so I have tons of experience by now.  

I wonder if some of you would be better off with a bit more practice?  I certainly made lots of mistakes before figuring it out.

 

heh, I once looked up how to change a diaper on youtube so that I could babysit for some frazzled friends.  
The sweet spot is about 4th grade for me.  They are old enough for critical thinking, but haven't experienced a ton, so you can share things that are new to them and see them with fresh eyes vicariously.  

 

A little bit younger than that and logic doesn't work as well!
I try to treat them like they are older than they are, basically inviting them to rise in maturity, and I've hung out with Kindergarten to 1st graders which didn't have the capacity to see that I had given them a gift by coming over to play with them for 2 hours, and that my leaving wasn't being "mean"!  
 

Also, I'm much better with groups of 8 or less.  My sunday school class ranges from 12-18, and I struggle a bit to keep them all engaged when there are that many.  I only have a single helper, so even if I split us into two groups for a discussion, the two groups can be large, and they shy kids can just slip through the cracks.  

 

Definitely looking forward to being a dad someday, but until then, I'm happy to get to spend a few hours a week with them.  All my respect to school teachers.  I have no idea how you have energy for another day after that many hours with that many kids.

 

I don't get along with kids. Maybe its because most don't have common sense and do dumb stuff, and that just makes me angry. Maybe I have problems or something, I dont know .-.

 

I find that a more common problem is people looking down on and underestimating kids.  But for you perhaps it would be better to have more realistic expectations based on their ages?  I like using their stupid moments as an opportunity for a lesson.  The goal is to treat them as if they are slightly older than they are.  Let them rise to the occasion, but not feel bad if they fall a bit short.  For instance, when I had to teach 1st through 6th graders at the same time, I taught at a 6th grade level so as to not bore the 6th graders, and the younger kids continuously surprised me with their participation.  

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I don't really enjoy being around kids, too cringeworthy for me. "Why would I spend my time dicking around with kids when I could be talking to mature people" is what I always think

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I would get along with them but sometimes making them not play or be hyper or etc like I'd be fun to hang out with them but I wouldn't be able to berate them easily even if they are bothering me or each other.

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I'm...I don't know how I am with them. I never really interact with kids nowadays. My cousins and my brother comes over all the time with his. The only thing I did last time they were here was answer their questions and I told them to be careful near the stairs. Then I closed and locked my door. And tried my best to drown out their loud screams...

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I can get along with them even though I'm way too quiet to actually entertain them. So I guess I get along with them just fine, especially when I'm seeing my cousins who are young children. I'm still really quiet but it doesn't seem to bother them too much.

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