Blind/Visually Impaired
11/07/2011 at 12:55 PM

I am a parent, grandparent and retired teacher of the Blind/Visually Impaired. I am currently a family consultant and speaker in the field of Special education/visual impairment/ behavioral disordered children ages 0-7.
Looking for parents with children who have OFCD Syndrome, a rare syndrome affecting the eyes (occulo), facial structure(facio,) heart(cardio) and teeth (dental). If you or someone you know has a child that has been diagnosed with congenital cataracts, a heart condition and has dental abnormalities, please respond.

Some ideas for when you are letting somebody take advantage of you.

1. Ask her when would be a good time for you to talk to her. Offer choices, but make it clear that you need to talk to her before Friday.

2. Outline on paper what the problems are:
transportation, care during illness, long workdays, lack of vacation for you, health and developmental responsibilities that you have been given.
3. Outline on paper what your ideal would be:
she transports child to/from your home, and picks up the child before 6 EVERY NIGHT, she provides care when she is not at work, she manages the child's health (Dr appointments) and developmental issues (potty training), including providing food or paying you extra for food.

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4. When you meet with her, direct her attention to what you have written down. Keep your own focus on those things. See if the two of you can work out a solution. If you can't, then give notice. She is not the only person who needs child care in your area. You can find another client.

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