I used to work at a preschool, but now I nanny an 18-month old. I love children, but I sometimes have a very hard time focusing. At preschool during free play, this wasn't that big of a problem, because I could just move to a different center or play with different children and walk around. I've been struggling to stay focused and "in the moment" with this child, and it makes me feel very guilt.
The child isn't verbal and isn't supposed to be overstimulated with new things (so I can't just keep bringing new things in or crafts) because he came from an international orphanage recently and is still adjusting to his new environment.
How can I get myself to be at 100% and not feel bored too quickly?