'Your kids are always watching': childcare worker's simple message goes viral

'Your kids are always watching' childcare worker's simple message goes viral
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"Children are always watching you."

That's the simple but powerful message one childcare worker is sharing with the world - and her poignant insights are quickly going viral.

The 22-year-old Canadian teacher, Amanda, took to Twitter on October 3 with a thread full of lessons she has learnt during her two years as an early childhood educator. 

And we're taking note...

1. Children's little eyes are always on us:

2. They pick up our quirks, our slang and our bad habits:

3. When we don't acknowledge when our kids make an effort, it impacts their self-confidence:

4. Let's value our youth - and raise strong, independent children:

5. Remember to show empathy when our kids are overwhelmed:

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6. Our babies will run the world one day:

7. We can never completely understand what's happening for a child at home - so we must look for them behind their behaviours:

8. Childcare workers, (like this passionate young woman), are absolute superheros:

The 22-year-old's words have since gone viral, resonating with early childhood educators and parents alike.

"Thank you," one woman wrote. "I love this so much. I work in child care as a toddler teacher. We sometimes spend more time with these children than their parents do. What we teach them and how we help them develop impacts them heavily. Our job is more than just a paycheck."

"Working parents greatly appreciate the work you daycare teachers do," said another. "My daughter has learned so much from being around other kids and teachers. It's good to know she's in good hands while I can't be around."