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A small thing. I love that after dinner, everyone says "Thank you for the meal". It shows an appreciation for the time and effort that the cook has made to provide you with food.
A medium thing. I can leave work at 3:30 to pick up my children, or come in late if I have to take them to the doctor, without it jeopardizing my career in any way. Excessive working is looked down upon as not healthy. Even my boss's boss is expected to put family first and job second. And on the rare occasions when you put your job first, it is appreciated.
A big thing. I love that the daycare here is respectful of the needs of the individual child. It is staffed with warm, friendly, caring teachers and assistants. Every day the children are outside, taking a walk in the woods, or a field trip to the ocean or the circus or just to another playground. Instead of required math problems and reading exercises, four and five year olds are building things, painting, reading or listening to a story IF THEY WANT, really learning how to socialize, enjoy and respect one another. This isn't my kids daycare only, it is all daycare. And it doesn't cost a fortune.
I just wanted a positive thread!
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