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Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum Today, 01:36 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 316
I instantly thought about my own ds when reading...

I instantly thought about my own ds when reading this. Similar traits, and around that age I was at my wits end, he has since slowed at bit (currently just past 3).

Last spring had a dcm dropping...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-19-2018, 12:59 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 127
One week deposit, refundable during the first two...

One week deposit, refundable during the first two weeks of care if EITHER party terminates regardless of reason. After that, my contracts states "Deposit will be applied to last week of care when...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-16-2018, 08:46 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 352
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Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-16-2018, 06:37 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 400
Red face If I'm open, yes I charge. If I decide to close...

If I'm open, yes I charge. If I decide to close no.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-16-2018, 02:40 PM
Replies: 1,858
Views: 226,870
We are having a new stove (for heat not cooking)...

We are having a new stove (for heat not cooking) installed downstairs today which mean DC has been upstairs all day, which we never go upstairs. Has been lots of crazy, especially since there's been...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-16-2018, 09:29 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 352
Have we had a meme thread? I don't think I've...

Have we had a meme thread? I don't think I've ever seen one.

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Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-15-2018, 05:09 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 226
Lights on, music off is my signal it is over. I...

Lights on, music off is my signal it is over. I have one that would sleep through the night if I let him and is super grumpy if I wake him. So he gets 10 minutes and then the radio gets turned back...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-15-2018, 04:57 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 618
For my state licensing reads: The facility...

For my state licensing reads:
The facility shall encourage parental involvement and allow parents free access to their children, and to all areas of a child care facility used by the children, to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-12-2018, 01:14 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 209
This is what I'm afraid of... these mythical...

This is what I'm afraid of... these mythical children who don't need naps.:lol: It just seems like so little sleep! She does do pretty good mood wise even with the short naps. Parents say she...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-12-2018, 11:34 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 209
I've tried adjusting nap times and number of naps...

I've tried adjusting nap times and number of naps during the day taking hours since waking into consideration. I've had her for almost a year, parents nap schedule is similar to mine. She has a...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-12-2018, 10:59 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 209
Laying still and not falling asleep

14 month old is not napping for longer than 1 hour an a good day. Yesterday slept for 30 minutes then woke up and laid quietly on nap mat for over an hour without falling back asleep. She initially...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-11-2018, 02:39 PM
Replies: 4,109
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 395,625
Diaper digger struck while I was trying to plate...

Diaper digger struck while I was trying to plate lunches.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-08-2018, 05:47 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 339
likethis I understand now.

likethis I understand now.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-08-2018, 04:23 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 186
If I was starting one that age they would go...

If I was starting one that age they would go straight into a booster. I wouldn't want to start off in the high chair just to do a transition again in a couple weeks/months. For me, even if they...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-08-2018, 12:00 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 339
I feel like im missing something. Aren't they...

I feel like im missing something. Aren't they are 2yrs old (not over) until they turn 3? To me that wording means your fine. By the time those two turn 3 you'll still have 4 infant's or less.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-05-2018, 09:34 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 355
This is what I do as well, though I do $10 an...

This is what I do as well, though I do $10 an hour. I have one family that has needed late pick ups in the past (prearranged way ahead of time). This rate was about right in that it wasn't too...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-03-2018, 02:17 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 429
I put a hood on ours, I can only sew straight...

I put a hood on ours, I can only sew straight lines and managed. Also made them long enough to come down past finger tips. I live in Alaska for reference... we use them all winter for the trips we...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-03-2018, 09:55 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 284
My ds is 3... I feel your pain. For us I've...

My ds is 3... I feel your pain. For us I've found that I have to extra consistent with him (if he gets an inch he'll take a mile). Most effective so far are making him my shadow, or sending him...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-03-2018, 09:34 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 450
I would do a quick face-to-face and give them a...

I would do a quick face-to-face and give them a letter. "I just wanted to let you know that I am making some big changes and will be closing the daycare when the school year is over. Here is a...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-02-2018, 11:49 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 429
The ponchos are a life saver for me. Have been...

The ponchos are a life saver for me. Have been using with my own kids for several winters. Google "1 yard fleece poncho". You could do a 1 layer poncho, no hood, by simply cutting out a circle or...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-29-2017, 03:26 PM
Replies: 4,109
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 395,625
So one of the running jokes up here is "If you...

So one of the running jokes up here is "If you see a forecast you don't like, just look at another site". It's sooo true, I'll take this one thanks. ...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-29-2017, 11:31 AM
Replies: 4,109
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 395,625
You're beating us up here in Alaska!!! It was in...

You're beating us up here in Alaska!!! It was in the teens and 20s most of December. I guess I got spoiled, because this is the first week we've been below zero all week and I'm going insane. :ouch:...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-28-2017, 02:42 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 423
Also, if its something down right nasty (stomach...

Also, if its something down right nasty (stomach bug, crazy fever, etc...) then I will just close. But when its mild but something I would exclude a dck for, I give them the option.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-28-2017, 02:36 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 423
I also don't charge on days that I'm "closed". ...

I also don't charge on days that I'm "closed". When my kids are sick I usually give the dck families the option to stay home with no charge. Usually whenever I offer this I would prefer they stay...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-28-2017, 09:40 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 364
For me I just had to bite the bullet and do it. ...

For me I just had to bite the bullet and do it. When we moved houses I went from separate rooms for all to one nap room. Everyone who is on the same schedule goes in one room. For me that is...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-27-2017, 04:07 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 704
My tents never survive for long. I despise...

My tents never survive for long. I despise activities where I have to overly micromanage for extended periods of time. I've found with the tents if I do so much as go to do a diaper change the kids...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-27-2017, 03:55 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 536
I would send her a pre-interview questionnaire...

I would send her a pre-interview questionnaire and go from there. One question would specifically pertain to hours. "I am open from 7am to 5pm, what hours during this time will you need care?" ...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-22-2017, 06:39 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 489
1. They must pay upfront BEFORE they leave him...

1. They must pay upfront BEFORE they leave him with you. If they are late, charge them. It must be paid at pick-up or at the very least before you watch him again.

2. Get it in writing. This...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-21-2017, 12:33 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 430
My son once went 36+ hours without eliminating. ...

My son once went 36+ hours without eliminating. I was told at that point that it was considered a medical emergency. BUT we had been working on potty training pretty hard and I handed him a diaper...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-21-2017, 12:02 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 430
I bet they have been working on some potty...

I bet they have been working on some potty training at home and he will flood at nap time. :)

There was just a thread about this recently, but I can't find it again.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-21-2017, 08:41 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 772
Exclamation I play music on my computer a lot, mostly YouTube...

I play music on my computer a lot, mostly YouTube then I minimize the window so there's no visual. I have one kid who will still stare at the computer! Even as everyone else is playing or dancing....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-20-2017, 03:34 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 650
THIS! And I am saying this as a mom who bf and...

THIS! And I am saying this as a mom who bf and had that infant that needed just a little more. BUT the only dialogue I got from the lactation community was that I needed to better educate my...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-20-2017, 03:28 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 650
My last BF baby, dcm was a milk machine! She...

My last BF baby, dcm was a milk machine! She sent enough more than enough milk and baby was happy. I did have to sleep train the little booger though. Once we got past that she was super easy.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-18-2017, 11:49 AM
Replies: 4,109
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 395,625
On top of normal case of the Mondays: The three...

On top of normal case of the Mondays: The three year old had 4 hours of sleep last night. She's a delight today, let me tell ya. The 8 month old has been on vacation for two weeks and is just...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-18-2017, 08:52 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 650
I find that fascinating. That one thing doesn't...

I find that fascinating. That one thing doesn't "count" toward her being able to say "Oh yes, we breastfed exclusively" and another does. Either way she's supplementing. And if that's the only...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-17-2017, 08:11 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 650
Why not just supplement with formula and do...

Why not just supplement with formula and do bigger bottles instead a cereal filler? Is the cereal more beneficial in some way? (Not meant to sound smarty, I'm genuinely curious.)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-17-2017, 07:20 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 650
Not an expert, but did breastfeed. I would take...

Not an expert, but did breastfeed. I would take into consideration the total amount of ounces he's getting in 24 hours, as well as, his temperment. The lactaton people will tell the mom: "You need...
Forum: New Members - Welcome to the Daycare.com Forum! 12-16-2017, 11:01 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 327
Just throwing out ideas.... I operate out of the...

Just throwing out ideas.... I operate out of the home I live in, but have a completely separate level for daycare. Other than the laundry being located downstairs I don't often go in the daycare...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-15-2017, 12:47 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 538
Yuck. I think this is insane for Kindy.

Yuck. I think this is insane for Kindy.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-15-2017, 12:03 PM
Replies: 4,109
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 395,625
Sorry I meant to say: "I'm...

Sorry I meant to say: "I'm DOOOOOOOONE!":ouch:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-15-2017, 11:55 AM
Replies: 4,109
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 395,625
Today is crap, literally. The kids passed around...

Today is crap, literally. The kids passed around a fairly "mild" stomach bug (if there is such a thing) early this week. I thought we were over it, but apparently I'm not. Stomach cramps are...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-15-2017, 11:01 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 538
My daughter will be starting K next year. I was...

My daughter will be starting K next year. I was dead set on home school... then thought maybe she would actually enjoy the classroom setting of going to school (she's that kid that would). And then...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-14-2017, 12:08 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 354
What eventually worked for my son was sitting him...

What eventually worked for my son was sitting him in the hallway with me staring at him. He was much the same way at naps when put in the nap room with the group. So basically we would do nap...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-14-2017, 11:08 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 335
Personally I would try to find a way to engage...

Personally I would try to find a way to engage the child in the baby room. Bring in some more challenging toys, maybe borrow some from the older room and switch them up every couple days. Explore...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-13-2017, 01:19 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 257
The last two infants I've had in care did this. ...

The last two infants I've had in care did this. Both of them were not sleeping through the night and taking in large of amounts of formula every time they woke up. Basically they had enough...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-13-2017, 09:19 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 219
We have pretty awful inversion issues, I don't...

We have pretty awful inversion issues, I don't live right in town, but we haven't had to stay in because of it yet. Usually for us when it's that awful it's too cold to go out anyway. (We stay in...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-12-2017, 09:33 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 382
"W" Sitting

In the past I know it was big no, but then I remember reading an article or two about how the consensus was shifting. That it allowed kids who didn't didn't have great core strength a sturdy base to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-11-2017, 02:24 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 320
Usually around 1 year when they drop the bottle...

Usually around 1 year when they drop the bottle and are on the same meal schedule as everyone else. I continue to use a "booster" type seat with a seat belt for awhile though. The only skills they...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-10-2017, 04:30 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 635
That is awesome!

That is awesome!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-09-2017, 02:13 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 635
I did this as well. Upped rates slightly and...

I did this as well. Upped rates slightly and provide diapers and wipes. I am notorious for forgetting reminders to parents for mundane things like diapers. So I have lovesd this option. And I come...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-08-2017, 01:47 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 528
7-5:15, no contracted hours, but still none of my...

7-5:15, no contracted hours, but still none of my kids are here open to close. Though I do have one that drops off at 7 and another that is picked up daily at 5:15.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-06-2017, 12:17 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 384
If you can hear me clap your hands. If you can...

If you can hear me clap your hands.
If you can hear me touch your nose.
If you can hear me pat your head.
If you can hear me stick out your tongue...
...Keep going and making up actions until...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-05-2017, 03:45 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 314
On YouTube: Steve and Greg versions of: ...

On YouTube:

Steve and Greg versions of:
The Freeze Dance
Listen and Move
Bear Hunt

Laura Berkner's Stand Up, Sit Down

...they request these every time.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-04-2017, 10:55 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 849
With mine I KNEW he could do the things I was...

With mine I KNEW he could do the things I was asking because he would do it at other times, but would "need" help when the task was expected. If that makes sense. For example we were outside one...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-01-2017, 05:05 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 849
Mine would literally turn his pants upside and...

Mine would literally turn his pants upside and try to put them on and tell me he needed help. Then we'd go to do something like snack and he'd suddenly have them on in about 30 seconds. He did the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-01-2017, 03:38 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 849
Just to clarify, this was/is a kid who's parents...

Just to clarify, this was/is a kid who's parents did everything for him. It was total learned helplessness and I knew that going in. In the beginning I really think he had no concept that I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-01-2017, 03:23 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 849
I had this kid recently. Anytime I offered...

I had this kid recently. Anytime I offered assistance he simply gave up. I started small with things I knew good and well he could do and kept building. When we would come in from outside I gave...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-28-2017, 09:32 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 597
My infant came back doing "end of the world...

My infant came back doing "end of the world cries" for nap... BUT he took two solid naps instead of 3 iffy ones. happyface. My 14 month old forgot how to play or sleep without constant 1:1, I'm...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-27-2017, 06:54 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,326
I know this an old thread... but this is...

I know this an old thread... but this is brilliant! I use something similar in my daughters closet for toys in her room, never thought about arts and crafts supplies! This exactly solves my issues...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-27-2017, 03:02 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 637
I nap everyone in the same room except my...

I nap everyone in the same room except my youngest infant who is still on his own schedule. For afternoon nap they are all in there (14mos - 4 years). I've tried audio books with mixed results, but...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-21-2017, 10:35 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,517
Imagine snow that doesn't pack unless you run a...

Imagine snow that doesn't pack unless you run a car or something else large over it. It's all powder. No snowmen or even snow balls. We've found that if you try to sledding in untouched snow you...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-21-2017, 08:38 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,517
This will be our third winter. It's a dry cold,...

This will be our third winter. It's a dry cold, with little to no wind, making it pretty great even in low temps. Today we have a predicted high of around 5 degrees and I'm excited because we'll...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-14-2017, 01:23 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 742
Who's name is she signing would be a big...

Who's name is she signing would be a big indicator. If it's her own name then she has the power to write checks from the account. If they have dementia she may have power of attorney and be...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-12-2017, 12:46 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 550
If its something i would normally exclude thier...

If its something i would normally exclude thier child for but nothing serious I usually give a heads up with option to stay home and not pay for the day. No one ever takes me up on this. But, if...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-11-2017, 09:22 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,398
I would get out of the house if possible. Park,...

I would get out of the house if possible. Park, library, children's museum anything. Personally I dont transport daycare kids on a regular basis, but I would be talking to mom about an exception...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-10-2017, 05:39 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,517
Very informative... though we'd be inside from...

Very informative... though we'd be inside from October to April! :eek:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-10-2017, 09:37 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,517
Our climate is considered "subartic". We stop...

Our climate is considered "subartic".
We stop going out when goes below zero. We will hit that sometime this month and it will last until March. The schools here keep kids inside when it's less...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-09-2017, 03:20 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,022
https://scontent-sea1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/2338...

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:lol::lol::lol::lol:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-03-2017, 05:28 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 880
Usually about the time the bottle is dropped...

Usually about the time the bottle is dropped because they are self feeding and on the same schedule/content as everyone else. (I do continue to use a chair with a safety belt though.) I also have a...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-02-2017, 09:55 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 813
I tend to keep spares. As previous poster said,...

I tend to keep spares. As previous poster said, thrift store or hand me downs. And I just supplement as necessary. Right now I have one kid that I keep my own set of hat and gloves for because mom...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-02-2017, 09:40 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,019
They get their favorite lunch and we do muffins...

They get their favorite lunch and we do muffins for snack. We sing happy birthday. If they're old enough they get to make some of choices for the day (activity, story, etc...) and go first when...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-26-2017, 02:30 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,196
Can you use ppe for the week along limiting...

Can you use ppe for the week along limiting direct contact as much as possible? Gloves at all times, mask, and clothes that are changed before leaving/entering daycare environment? Just...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-26-2017, 11:38 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,261
Is it the same kid all the time? It could...

Is it the same kid all the time?

It could be that you don't have the whole story. I had a kid on my soccer team (4 yr olds) recently that cried silently the for the entirety of the first two...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-25-2017, 03:49 PM
Replies: 4,109
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 395,625
Take the day off work for child's birthday. ...

Take the day off work for child's birthday. Child spends the day with me so mom can get things done. Irony anyone?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-25-2017, 03:33 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,230
My step-son's mom is this way, always has been. ...

My step-son's mom is this way, always has been. Most accusations were toward me during visits ("she locked me in my room for 3 days" when actually dad sent him to his room for mis-behaving. "She...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-24-2017, 04:57 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 959
Those people don't have a baby sleeping in the...

Those people don't have a baby sleeping in the next room that just got to sleep after sooooo long of trying.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-24-2017, 08:38 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 791
At that age I'd let them stand. If they are...

At that age I'd let them stand. If they are feeding off each other, position something so they can't see each other. I can't imagine they'll stand for hours everyday. Just let them be, it may take...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-23-2017, 09:33 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,357
Its time for one of my kiddos to drop bottles. ...

Its time for one of my kiddos to drop bottles. Mom asked if she needed to provide "toddler formula", because "she won't be getting all the nutrition she needs from food". :confused: Marketing, its...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-19-2017, 09:27 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,133
I'm not going to stop doing it, but... I may take...

I'm not going to stop doing it, but... I may take opportunity to set them down from time to time. I just didn't realize it was an "accepted" thing. There are definitely those chaotic times when it...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-19-2017, 08:51 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,133
So I've always held all my dc babies for bottles,...

So I've always held all my dc babies for bottles, even when they could hold it themselves I hold them while they drink. I'm still pretty new to dc stuff, but I did not realize it so common not to.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-17-2017, 02:51 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,374
Infant car seat handles FULL of dangly toys, all...

Infant car seat handles FULL of dangly toys, all the time. Let the kid look around for a bit! Let the kid chill without shoving something bright and noisy in their face. Why oh why do parents...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-13-2017, 03:49 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,336
So how fast do you think the connection with a...

So how fast do you think the connection with a security item can be made? Dcg has been sleeping great for weeks, and today, is suddenly not. :mad: Its just a fluke, right? That this is happening...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-13-2017, 10:40 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,289
The crying for more food would be a red flag for...

The crying for more food would be a red flag for me. He needs to learn that food isn't the answer to tears. I would try teach in him to communicate rather than cry until he gets what he wants, I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-13-2017, 10:04 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,599
Say something dierectly to him every time he does...

Say something dierectly to him every time he does it. (Easier said than done, I know, I don't like confrontation) BUT he's not getting it for whatever reason. Being very direct and pointing it out...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-12-2017, 02:56 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,527
I started using the Brightwheel app (after...

I started using the Brightwheel app (after reading so much about it on here). It was fun at first, now I just detest it (but I detest most monotonous things). However, its great for the infants and...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-11-2017, 03:49 PM
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Oh heck!!!... said item just a full body search...

Oh heck!!!... said item just a full body search and is now hiding under some covers. :lol:

It actually has sentimental family value attached to it, and at the moment I think it's just cute for...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-11-2017, 03:38 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,053
Do you put him down to nap separate from the play...

Do you put him down to nap separate from the play room? I would just watch closely for cues and put him down in the morning.

I know there are people that nap their infants in "playroom" in a...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-11-2017, 03:19 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,336
The Making of a "Security" Item

Newly 1 yr old dck shows up this week a new item. DCM and DCD both raving about how cute it is that she "carries it everywhere and won't put it down". First day it was here, dcg dropped it about 2...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-08-2017, 12:55 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,562
Adult with high functioning autism?

Adult with high functioning autism?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-06-2017, 09:53 AM
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Learned helplessness... the kid can do it, I...

Learned helplessness... the kid can do it, I promise, just back up dcm/d. He's acting like he can't because you've taught him he can't.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-04-2017, 03:20 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,248
Ever joked with a cashier about there being no...

Ever joked with a cashier about there being no price tag so the item must be free?... I have never had them agree with me and give it to me for free. :lol: (I also hear they hate that joke)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-03-2017, 11:06 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,205
Full throwing on the floor crying because the car...

Full throwing on the floor crying because the car won't go down the twisty ramp SLOWLY when he let's go.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-02-2017, 03:03 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 872
Can you use gates to create another play "room"...

Can you use gates to create another play "room" for the 1.5 y/o? I use gate to turn my hallway/entryway into a separate "room" while I'm cooking. That way my very mobile older infant has her own...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-02-2017, 08:59 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,442
Before I got into daycare myself I had no clue. ...

Before I got into daycare myself I had no clue. I remember searching the state website for licensed providers... no way was I calling a less than four star for my precious angels. Not because I had...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-02-2017, 08:45 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,097
Just tell them you need labs drawn. There are...

Just tell them you need labs drawn. There are many reasons for having labs done. They don't need to know why just yet.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-26-2017, 01:34 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,466
I don't do anything for the daycare with Santa......

I don't do anything for the daycare with Santa... BUT fun fact: I actually live just a few minutes from Santa's house... in North Pole. :Sunny: We see Santa out and about (grocery store and such)...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-22-2017, 07:24 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,260
Think 30 minute bottles every 2.5 hours (give or...

Think 30 minute bottles every 2.5 hours (give or take) on top of your current load.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-22-2017, 01:34 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 843
Legally unlicensed here... I've had people...

Legally unlicensed here... I've had people comment on my posts before about legal limits. When I first started it bothered me, not so much anymore. The first thing I address on my Facebook page is...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-21-2017, 11:49 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,315
This is what I use as well for those times......

This is what I use as well for those times... They are easy to move to from room too.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-20-2017, 04:27 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,212
When we were on vacation over the summer dd got a...

When we were on vacation over the summer dd got a fever the day before we left. 102+ all day long, super lethargic. Next morning was fine, I took her to urgent care anyway because we were about to...
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