Hello, I'd like to tell my story to see if anyone can identify with parts of it and also ask some questions. I'm a stay-at-home mom (with children 6 and 2.5 y.o.) I have switched to teaching because I thought I love to work with children, I got my Masters in Early Childhood, got the liscense and did some substitute teaching. I was hoping I would start working once my younger one is in school, but it looks like stay-at-home role is not really for me, because I'm kind of going crazy from it. Not that I have nothing to do, but it's that feeling of unfulfillness. I'm not able to teach my own children things that I was hoping to teach them. And that makes me feel like a total failure. I know that they say that teaching your own children is harder than others. I know, but still, that thought keeps coming back that I won't be able to work in a classroom if I cannot handle my own 2 children. In addition to that, after going to different classes as a sub, I realized that being a classroom teacher is not for me., at least not at that point. I'm not able to handle a class full of kids by myself. I can only work under some one at this point. Anyway, despite all the doubts, I have started to apply to assistant teacher positions. I need to start working in order to get some experience and keep sane Questions: 1. If they ask me at the interview how come I have a masters degree but apply for assistant, which only requires school diploma, is that OK to tell them the truth that I'm scared/reluctant to teach? 2. Are there many places where there are 2 teachers, lead teacher and a second teacher? My son went to a private kindergarden and that's what they had there. I would like to find such places. 3. If you have any suggestions where else I could apply, (except assistant teacher in private and public schools and daycares), I'd appreciate it.