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Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum Yesterday, 04:47 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 102
Posted By Ariana
I agree with this. Keeping them in their beds an...

I agree with this. Keeping them in their beds an extra 5-10 minutes after wake time before getting them up. Right now he is waking as soon as his body goes into light sleep mode and because he is...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum Yesterday, 04:44 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 53
Posted By Ariana
Shadow her and every time she goes to interact...

Shadow her and every time she goes to interact with someone take her hand, do hand over hand and touch the other child gently and repeat “gentle hands”. After a while just remind her verbally to do...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum Yesterday, 02:22 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 65
Posted By Ariana
I use both the stackable and Rigalo type. I like...

I use both the stackable and Rigalo type. I like the stackable better for sure! You can make your own fitted sheets for them too!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum Yesterday, 08:06 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 220
Posted By Ariana
My husband helped me with this! He would proof...

My husband helped me with this! He would proof read everything and say “just state facts, short and sweet. No emotion” :D.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum Yesterday, 08:03 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 155
Posted By Ariana
I agree with BlackCat. This is not personal, it...

I agree with BlackCat. This is not personal, it is business. They have no issue doing what they need to do so why does it make you the bad guy doing what you need to do? Do they think about how...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum Yesterday, 06:34 AM
Replies: 101
Views: 112,816
Posted By Ariana
I agree. I like regular more “professional”...

I agree. I like regular more “professional” names over cutesy. We actually discussed this in college and we all felt it made us look more like babysitters than early learning professionals BUT that...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum Yesterday, 05:09 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 462
Posted By Ariana
Do an immediate termination for defamation of...

Do an immediate termination for defamation of character online. Do not let them in your home and let then know you tried to handle this professionally but they have now made it a hostile environment...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-17-2020, 12:43 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 220
Posted By Ariana
I think it is a bit too wordy, most people won’t...

I think it is a bit too wordy, most people won’t read that much.

“Just a reminder to please make drops offs short and sweet so as not to interfere with my family time at the end of the day. ...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-17-2020, 07:42 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 206
Posted By Ariana
Oh we also love Raffi and Randy Kaplin although...

Oh we also love Raffi and Randy Kaplin although Randy is more funny/folky type guitar music not so much for dance!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-16-2020, 09:00 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 206
Posted By Ariana
The Fav’s are: Shut up and dance One foot in...

The Fav’s are:
Shut up and dance
One foot in front of the other
What does the fox say (this one is hilarious)

We also listen regularly to:
Justin Bieber
Sia
Taylor Swift
Trolls soundtrack
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-16-2020, 08:56 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 395
Posted By Ariana
I would bring up all of my concerns and tell them...

I would bring up all of my concerns and tell them to see a Dr just for YOUR peace of mind if not theirs.

Honestly what is wrong with these people?? Do they not have medical insurance?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-14-2020, 11:02 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 188
Posted By Ariana
It is an unfortunate turn of events. Things...

It is an unfortunate turn of events. Things rarely turn out like they do in the movies, where the good guy wins.

Have faith that karma will come back to get them in the end. I spoke up about...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-13-2020, 11:54 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 703
Posted By Ariana
I think I have only termed 3 times. I never...

I think I have only termed 3 times. I never regretted it!

Another thing I had to come to terms with is how little parents actually care about their kid, or at least they do not care about them as...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-13-2020, 06:34 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 703
Posted By Ariana
As everyone has said YOU are in control of your...

As everyone has said YOU are in control of your business. It won’t eliminate all of the headaches from parents but it sure feels good to tell a parent NO! Stand up for yourself because in the end...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-12-2020, 04:40 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 181
Posted By Ariana
He needs an assessment, I would not consider this...

He needs an assessment, I would not consider this normal behaviour. Is he meeting all of his milestones?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-12-2020, 12:52 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 226
Posted By Ariana
The baby can get sick again but only with a...

The baby can get sick again but only with a different strain of the Flu. Do you get your flu shot every year? That might be a good thing to do.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-12-2020, 12:49 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 136
Posted By Ariana
https://www.earlychildhoodwebinars.com/

https://www.earlychildhoodwebinars.com/
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-12-2020, 12:46 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 186
Posted By Ariana
Hmmmm all of my toddlers do this and are so...

Hmmmm all of my toddlers do this and are so excited for snack and lunch time. They all come from good homes where food is plentiful. Most of them come into the kitchen with me, follow me around and...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-11-2020, 07:56 PM
Replies: 5,603
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 606,830
Posted By Ariana
Is she on antibiotics? That would be the only...

Is she on antibiotics? That would be the only logical reason for no fever with an infection.

You’ll get a backbone when you get mad enough ;)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-11-2020, 07:41 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 234
Posted By Ariana
Is she getting enough sleep at night? I find...

Is she getting enough sleep at night? I find this is typically the age where part time is difficult and they do things like this to get extra attention. Not sure how long she has been with you but...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-11-2020, 07:37 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 339
Posted By Ariana
That is crazy that you made so little last year! ...

That is crazy that you made so little last year! Can you increase your prices? I don’t know how the food program works so no help there.

I am so sorry this is happening :hug:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-11-2020, 07:34 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 278
Posted By Ariana
Just reinforce your clothing policies. Turn kids...

Just reinforce your clothing policies. Turn kids and families away at the door when they show up dressed inappropriately! It will only happen once trust me.

I had a newly potty trained kid come...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-10-2020, 08:18 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 267
Posted By Ariana
When I was in a centre everyone paid, zero...

When I was in a centre everyone paid, zero discounts given. My director would sometimes tweak the waiting list a bit to make sure staff kids got in but that is it.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-10-2020, 12:32 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 337
Posted By Ariana
I would wean him off needing to be held. That...

I would wean him off needing to be held. That will help everyone long term including the child. Clear it with grandma first of course. Picking up in the middle of the day would not work for me.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-10-2020, 08:38 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 157
Posted By Ariana
How are parents allowed to bring in their sick...

How are parents allowed to bring in their sick kids? Are you not enforcing your policies?

Dear parents,
Due to ongoing issues with illness at daycare, going forward there will be no limit on the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-10-2020, 06:33 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 9,916
Posted By Ariana
I do fun activities at daycare with a heart theme...

I do fun activities at daycare with a heart theme but I don’t do anything special for parents. To me valentines day is for families.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-10-2020, 06:31 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 150
Posted By Ariana
I have been seriously thinking about doing this...

I have been seriously thinking about doing this as well, especially for vomiting virus. I exclude 24hrs after last vomit but I still don’t trust it. There are large gated play yards you can buy and...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-09-2020, 07:38 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 6,704
Posted By Ariana
We had to take my child to the ER last year. ...

We had to take my child to the ER last year. When we got there, there was a huge sign that said siblings were not allowed in the hospital. Luckily we had a neighbour take my other daughter. ...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-09-2020, 07:34 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 1,349
Posted By Ariana
When people contact me for care and do not start...

When people contact me for care and do not start their message with “hello” or “hi”. Just....”do you do XYZ” like I am some sort of circus clown for hire.

People contacting me needing 11 HOURS OF...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-09-2020, 07:31 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 264
Posted By Ariana
I do not offer sibling discounts. Same level of...

I do not offer sibling discounts. Same level of care for both kids, same amount of food and resources used.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-07-2020, 03:40 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 1,349
Posted By Ariana
Silence has always made me feel super...

Silence has always made me feel super uncomfortable for this reason. I immediately think the other person is mad at me!! Now that I know what it is all about I can rationalize my silly thoughts...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-07-2020, 02:56 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 744
Posted By Ariana
I had to tell my recently termed family that I...

I had to tell my recently termed family that I refuse to carry their 40lb 18 month old. Kid had no clue how to get up from falling or go up and down the stairs. Near their last day wi Th me dad...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-07-2020, 02:10 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 188
Posted By Ariana
Start rewarding him with candy/chocolates. Make...

Start rewarding him with candy/chocolates. Make it a sweet deal to use the toilet at your house ;)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-07-2020, 02:09 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 175
Posted By Ariana
Parents need to get him ready for daycare by not...

Parents need to get him ready for daycare by not holding him so much. You will have to do the same until he gets used to it.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-06-2020, 10:44 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 1,349
Posted By Ariana
It is a narcissists favourite manipulation method...

It is a narcissists favourite manipulation method when they are angry because you said “no” to them. This was my life growing up with my mom.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-06-2020, 10:42 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 1,349
Posted By Ariana
Yup, same here :hug: Luckily I can relegate then...

Yup, same here :hug: Luckily I can relegate then to the upstairs playroom with their toys. It is a disaster of Lego and Playmobil up there now. We are with the Catholic board and have only had one...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-05-2020, 06:03 PM
Replies: 5,603
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 606,830
Posted By Ariana
Whenever a parent makes a comment that they went...

Whenever a parent makes a comment that they went to *insert various kid jungle gym biological cesspool play area here* I make a comment about how many germs are there and ‘I hope you washed your...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-05-2020, 05:58 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 1,349
Posted By Ariana
What doesn’t annoy me? :lol: Never ending...

What doesn’t annoy me? :lol:

Never ending chatty parents. Parents who think they know anything about child development. Parents who tell me their kid is doing xyz at home but they have no clue...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-05-2020, 05:55 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 1,349
Posted By Ariana
Oh crap :(. Feel better :hug:

Oh crap :(. Feel better :hug:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-05-2020, 12:51 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 235
Posted By Ariana
I closed for 3 days (Wed-Fri) when my daughter...

I closed for 3 days (Wed-Fri) when my daughter got Flu B and Strep at the same time. I also got Strep. It was ridiculous. At that point I could have cared less what the parents thought about it! ...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-04-2020, 06:18 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 304
Posted By Ariana
You did the right thing! Do you know how rare...

You did the right thing! Do you know how rare that is?!

I am sorry it went the way it did, it seems like the bad guys always win :(

:hug:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-03-2020, 06:48 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 395
Posted By Ariana
When a teacher was reported in my centre, the...

When a teacher was reported in my centre, the parents had no idea. The child got hurt (dislocated shoulder) but the teacher was not identified. She was suspended and had to do training. She is now...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-02-2020, 11:31 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 413
Posted By Ariana
She is a good person who has had a lot of bad...

She is a good person who has had a lot of bad things thrown at her. 9 months is a very generous term notice. You cannot save this person from her life though and you owe her nothing. When would it...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-31-2020, 11:55 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 155
Posted By Ariana
In my opinion a child this young can have...

In my opinion a child this young can have anxiety. Has she been evaluated for possible issues like FAS?

Anxiety can be helped with a healthy diet. Some things that cause issues are heavily...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-31-2020, 11:50 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 298
Posted By Ariana
Universal precautions like wearing gloves and...

Universal precautions like wearing gloves and putting bleach in table water will help. Thorough hand washing of everyone before eating etc.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-31-2020, 12:36 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 32,448
Posted By Ariana
It is my yearly struggle. The ego of most...

It is my yearly struggle. The ego of most parents is so large they think it is all about them. Terming for this very reason right now. Hopefully the new daycare gives them a wakeup call.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-31-2020, 12:34 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 328
Posted By Ariana
All of this lovethis

All of this lovethis
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-30-2020, 06:10 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 324
Posted By Ariana
Did he have a fever or anything? Just FYI my...

Did he have a fever or anything? Just FYI my daughter had a bit of a rash that the DR told me was a skin allergy but it was in fact Strep or Scarlett Fever! She wasn’t complaining of a sore throat...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-30-2020, 06:07 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 699
Posted By Ariana
I can’t say that I have ever been emotional or...

I can’t say that I have ever been emotional or sad about terming a family! If I terminate you, it has become desperate and I am so done with you. This will be my 3rd term I think in 10 yrs!

Last...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-30-2020, 04:44 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 362
Posted By Ariana
Whenever I have had this I have emailed or texted...

Whenever I have had this I have emailed or texted the drop off person after hours outlining how drop off and pickup is to go the next day. I just let them know that it is sometimes hard for littles...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-29-2020, 12:54 PM
Replies: 5,603
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 606,830
Posted By Ariana
Kill. Me. Now :ouch: I have never had a...

Kill. Me. Now :ouch:

I have never had a parent take me up on the last two weeks so this is totally new!! It sucks.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-29-2020, 12:38 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 324
Posted By Ariana
Just a quick wipe down with a cleaner will work! ...

Just a quick wipe down with a cleaner will work! Have had two daycare kids with it over the years and it never spread.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-29-2020, 05:54 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 513
Posted By Ariana
In my experience it is parents who give their...

In my experience it is parents who give their kids the option and have no rules at home. The kids manipulate then all night long. Put your child to bed and leave the room.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-29-2020, 05:50 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 513
Posted By Ariana
I say “everyone has to lie down for rest time and...

I say “everyone has to lie down for rest time and it is up to them if they fall asleep or not. I don’t force kids to nap and if they fall asleep I do not wake them. If a child does not sleep they...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-28-2020, 11:55 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 258
Posted By Ariana
I don’t do dairy here either. All of my protein...

I don’t do dairy here either. All of my protein is meat, fish or bean. There are lots of alternatives for dairy but they do not have much protein so for this kid a protein alternative will have to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-28-2020, 08:22 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,408
Posted By Ariana
YES! So glad to be out of that toxic environment.

YES! So glad to be out of that toxic environment.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-28-2020, 08:19 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 182
Posted By Ariana
We are not immunocompromised nor are any of the...

We are not immunocompromised nor are any of the daycare kids so I exclude for symptoms only. Incubation period can be up to 14 days so excluding won’t help a whole lot in my opinion. Lots of hand...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-28-2020, 06:24 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,408
Posted By Ariana
In my opinion a good director makes a good...

In my opinion a good director makes a good centre. In every terrible centre I have been in, the director was terrible. Like any workplace they have the power to make or break moral and team spirit.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-28-2020, 06:21 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 347
Posted By Ariana
I have two showers like this in my home and no...

I have two showers like this in my home and no issues. Make sure you use a bathroom paint for the ceiling and run the fan if humidity is high in your house.

We have that toilet in our camper and...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-28-2020, 06:19 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 295
Posted By Ariana
I charge one late fee as it is only one pickup...

I charge one late fee as it is only one pickup not two.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-27-2020, 12:24 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 259
Posted By Ariana
I charge teachers more on their daily rate so...

I charge teachers more on their daily rate so that my summers are partially covered for that 9 weeks. I also take the bulk of my vacation in the summer which is unpaid so it works out. The teachers...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-27-2020, 08:22 AM
Replies: 5,603
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 606,830
Posted By Ariana
5 more days with termed family. Dad comes in...

5 more days with termed family. Dad comes in today says “she slept a really long time tonight because she skipped her morning nap, so can you skip the nap too today”.....ummmm dude why do you think...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-27-2020, 05:54 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,408
Posted By Ariana
Yes there are always good centres and good...

Yes there are always good centres and good teachers. I was lucky enough to work in one for a few years and the kids and parents had no idea how lucky they were!! I had to report abuse in one centre...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-26-2020, 05:12 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 263
Posted By Ariana
What does her Dr say? Not sure why this is your...

What does her Dr say? Not sure why this is your problem! I would just keep bringing it back on the parents to figure it out. Seems odd that the police were called and nothing was really done.
...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-26-2020, 03:23 PM
Replies: 5,603
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 606,830
Posted By Ariana
Good for you Lil_Diddle happyface The more...

Good for you Lil_Diddle happyface

The more you confront the easier it gets. Next time I wouldn’t even respond to her text. She knows the rules, she knows what your contract says and is trying to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-26-2020, 03:10 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,408
Posted By Ariana
Anyone who has ever worked with children in...

Anyone who has ever worked with children in centre based care would never send their kid to centre based care. I have worked in many centres and there was only one centre where the teachers were...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-26-2020, 07:10 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 242
Posted By Ariana
:hug: we have all been there at one time or...

:hug: we have all been there at one time or another and I can certainly relate. There is a pinned post at the top of this section called “tips for provider burnout” that you might find helpful. I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-24-2020, 06:10 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 674
Posted By Ariana
I always answer number questions with “I...

I always answer number questions with “I currently have X number if kids aged x - Y”. It keeps it vague because it can change at any time.

You can’t advertise without mom seeing it unless you tell...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-22-2020, 06:11 PM
Replies: 5,603
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 606,830
Posted By Ariana
The other providers won’t last longer than a year...

The other providers won’t last longer than a year or two!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-22-2020, 12:44 PM
Replies: 5,603
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 606,830
Posted By Ariana
Lil_Diddle no matter what you do SOMEONE will...

Lil_Diddle no matter what you do SOMEONE will gripe about it! There is a really good quote that says “what I think of me is my business, what you think of me is yours”. It really is not about you...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-22-2020, 12:32 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 456
Posted By Ariana
It has happened a few times to me as well. ...

It has happened a few times to me as well. Luckily the fever is still there so it doesn’t really matter how they are acting with mom and dad. I have had kids run to the door and then end up at...
Forum: Book Club - Reviews / Suggestions 01-22-2020, 06:27 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 472
Posted By Ariana
My friend is a huge fan so I borrowed the book...

My friend is a huge fan so I borrowed the book and listened to a few of her podcasts. I don’t know why but she rubs me the wrong way. Not a fan!!

Glad you are liking it Josie! We all connect...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-21-2020, 09:30 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 462
Posted By Ariana
I guess she should have thought about that before...

I guess she should have thought about that before she treated you like a doormat!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-21-2020, 09:28 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 321
Posted By Ariana
I termed once face to face and I won’t be doing...

I termed once face to face and I won’t be doing it again. Email on a Friday typically works for me. Gives them time to digest it and I don’t have to see them right away. This week I termed on a...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-21-2020, 02:41 PM
Replies: 5,603
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 606,830
Posted By Ariana
Termed family is using their two weeks. God...

Termed family is using their two weeks.

God give me strength to survive the next two weeks with this kid and this family :ouch:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-21-2020, 02:03 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 462
Posted By Ariana
Agreed!!! This might be a much better way to go...

Agreed!!! This might be a much better way to go for this situation.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-21-2020, 12:55 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 699
Posted By Ariana
Just termed a lying family last night! Feels...

Just termed a lying family last night! Feels good happyface
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-21-2020, 12:54 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 462
Posted By Ariana
Dear thoughtless, rule-breaking parents, It...

Dear thoughtless, rule-breaking parents,

It is with a heavy heart that I write to let you know that I will no longer be able to provide care for X. It seems that my programs policies are no...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-21-2020, 09:25 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 368
Posted By Ariana
i did exactly what Snowmom suggested! Wrote an...

i did exactly what Snowmom suggested! Wrote an email letting her know I noticed they seem to need longer hours than originally agreed upon and that I let it go for a few weeks thinking it was just...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-21-2020, 09:19 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 494
Posted By Ariana
Parents ring the bell with their kids in tow, I...

Parents ring the bell with their kids in tow, I answer the door, parents undress their kids and hang up their stuff then leave.

I would let them know about the new procedure!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-21-2020, 09:16 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 320
Posted By Ariana
I had one family like this. I was CONSTANTLY...

I had one family like this. I was CONSTANTLY reiterating policies. They never read my contract. It was actually really great practice for building up my backbone...now nothing really phases me.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-21-2020, 08:08 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 320
Posted By Ariana
If you have policies you have to enforce them...

If you have policies you have to enforce them otherwise you will feel resentful. You know that already though!!! If you term everyone who doesn’t follow policy rather than enforcing them you will...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-20-2020, 09:03 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 684
Posted By Ariana
I think it is perfectly normal to react that way...

I think it is perfectly normal to react that way to a person who is being inconsiderate and rude. You have to decide how much power you want to give this person. Does she have the power to ruin...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-20-2020, 06:01 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 283
Posted By Ariana
I have had a couple of things work for me. One...

I have had a couple of things work for me. One was ignoring and not rewarding the behaviour, especially if it was negative attention seeking. Another was to give words to the child seeking...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-20-2020, 05:57 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 473
Posted By Ariana
I am so sorry for your loss :(:hug:lovethis ...

I am so sorry for your loss :(:hug:lovethis

Do what you need to do to heal at this time. I would let the parents talk to their kids about death personally. I would tell them that your husband is...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-20-2020, 05:41 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 615
Posted By Ariana
We are in strike mode here and the teachers are...

We are in strike mode here and the teachers are off. This is the second, maybe third day off in two weeks that mom has brought her kid at the regular time of 7:15am even though she does not need to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-17-2020, 04:56 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 537
Posted By Ariana
I serve lots of vegetarian meals and meat meals...

I serve lots of vegetarian meals and meat meals so for the meat meals I just sub in beans and lentils mainly if I have a vegetarian child. I have a child now who refuses to eat meat so every meal I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-17-2020, 06:51 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 515
Posted By Ariana
Answer with “will do!” Then proceed to do what...

Answer with “will do!” Then proceed to do what is needed at daycare. Parents like this are ridiculous so I just smile and nod and then do what I need to do! Keeps conflict down when they think I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-17-2020, 06:45 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 204
Posted By Ariana
I have a kid like this as well. She gets served...

I have a kid like this as well. She gets served first and I give her an extra five minutes, then I take away her plate. I warn her first!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-15-2020, 06:19 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 442
Posted By Ariana
I have 5 kids aged 14 months to 2.5 yrs. I do...

I have 5 kids aged 14 months to 2.5 yrs. I do lunch at 12, naps around 12:30 - 3pm to give everyone a solid 2 hours if needed.

I am definitely finding many of them are ready earlier than that for...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-14-2020, 12:04 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 432
Posted By Ariana
It is really hard when parents do not get help...

It is really hard when parents do not get help for their kids. I also do assessments as part of my program and I would fill one out as CH has suggested above.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-14-2020, 12:01 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 314
Posted By Ariana
Do you do all letters together or group them...

Do you do all letters together or group them together and then move to the next group when he knows them? Maybe grouping letters would help. So one week do abc...the move to def etc. Also writing...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-13-2020, 07:21 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 444
Posted By Ariana
YES!! I have a 12 page contract with a two page...

YES!! I have a 12 page contract with a two page illness policy and I still have to continuously add to it. Common sense is in rare supply these days.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-13-2020, 05:54 AM
Replies: 5,603
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 606,830
Posted By Ariana
:lol::lol: Oh my goodness poor you! I used to...

:lol::lol: Oh my goodness poor you! I used to get pics and videos moments after a parent left my house having been with their kid for 10 hours.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-13-2020, 05:44 AM
Replies: 5,603
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 606,830
Posted By Ariana
Teacher mom comes in at 7:15am with kid. “I am...

Teacher mom comes in at 7:15am with kid. “I am staying home today, we had Dominos last night and my stomach is so bad”. Then proceeds to stand in my porch talking AT me for 20 minutes :rolleyes:
...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-13-2020, 05:41 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 253
Posted By Ariana
Books and craft stuff like markers, stickers,...

Books and craft stuff like markers, stickers, glue etc. Maybe a gift card to a kids store.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-13-2020, 05:39 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 368
Posted By Ariana
Not sure what it is like in your area but nearly...

Not sure what it is like in your area but nearly every child who has started with me in the past two years or so is really behind developmentally. If this is their first time in care it will explain...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-12-2020, 09:39 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 444
Posted By Ariana
Exactly! This mom has a family. Managing her...

Exactly! This mom has a family. Managing her family is HER problem, not yours. She has put HERSELF in a tight spot by assuming daycares will care for her sick kids and not having reliable backup....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-12-2020, 09:36 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 368
Posted By Ariana
They probably have zero experience with sippy...

They probably have zero experience with sippy cups and have no idea what to do! I assume you have shown her how to hold and tip a cup?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-12-2020, 09:34 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 488
Posted By Ariana
I have had neighbour kids wanting to come into...

I have had neighbour kids wanting to come into the yard when we are outside playing. I have had to explain the rules for them regarding ratios but they really don’t get it so what I do is let them...
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