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Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum Yesterday, 09:58 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 183
Posted By Ariana
I can totally empathize with your situation :hug:...

I can totally empathize with your situation :hug: I don’t have difficult kids but definitely can relate to some of the other stuff.

Please get the book “finding your smile again” and read the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum Yesterday, 09:27 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 363
Posted By Ariana
I think she knows it is none of her business but...

I think she knows it is none of her business but wants to guide the dad towards a more effective input for this particular child. For example it is really none of my business whether or not a child...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-16-2019, 05:54 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 336
Posted By Ariana
They won’t know it was you who reported...well...

They won’t know it was you who reported...well they might figure it out but whether or not you go back is up to you. Maybe with you there you can attempt to protect the kids in some way. I would...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-15-2019, 01:51 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 336
Posted By Ariana
In the past when I dealt with a difficult...

In the past when I dealt with a difficult coworker I told the manager that it was either me or her. Luckily he chose me and fired her but that is what I would be doing. If they are understaffed...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-15-2019, 01:47 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 255
Posted By Ariana
I send home if there are two in succession during...

I send home if there are two in succession during a daycare day but I use my judgement. Sometimes you can just tell that it is not food related. They must be symptom free for 24 hours.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-15-2019, 06:08 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 377
Posted By Ariana
Unfortunately parents have set her up for failure...

Unfortunately parents have set her up for failure and experience has taught me they won’t take your advice anyway. Super selfish parents rarely do. They want a quick fix that does not involve a...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-14-2019, 06:00 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 283
Posted By Ariana
Because in Utopia, a world that doesn’t exist but...

Because in Utopia, a world that doesn’t exist but people claim exists, CEO’s will forgo their paycheck to offset the costs rather than passing the cost onto customers.

Our water bill is now...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-14-2019, 05:56 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 283
Posted By Ariana
My rate is the same as when I started 9 years...

My rate is the same as when I started 9 years ago. I raised it slightly for the longer hours option but its still not enough. The problem here is that there is a provider on every corner so for...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-13-2019, 05:41 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 296
Posted By Ariana
It is never ok to yell or curse at anyone in the...

It is never ok to yell or curse at anyone in the work place so she should be fired. At the very least sent for anger management courses.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-09-2019, 12:23 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 607
Posted By Ariana
I honestly think this person is too stupid to...

I honestly think this person is too stupid to even get sarcasm!!!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-09-2019, 06:19 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 366
Posted By Ariana
Stop taking him when he is at home and see what...

Stop taking him when he is at home and see what happens. If he is indeed fully potty trained as you assert then he will begin asking to go and will gain confidence over his own bodily functions and...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-09-2019, 06:12 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 607
Posted By Ariana
Ok this lady took things up a notch. We have a...

Ok this lady took things up a notch. We have a new bar set for parental behaviour. Looking forward to whomever tops this :cool:

:lol::lol:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-08-2019, 03:57 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 294
Posted By Ariana
Aaaaand this is why kids grow up and become...

Aaaaand this is why kids grow up and become murderers :(

Ugh this breaks my heart for these children. No one deserves this. I used to take my DC kids to the park but because of all of the stuff...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-08-2019, 03:49 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 620
Posted By Ariana
A head injury possibly but not always a fracture....

A head injury possibly but not always a fracture. I guess my DRs were specifically talking about a fractured skull being more likely from a height over 5ft. These were paediatric specialists in one...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-08-2019, 11:47 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 366
Posted By Ariana
No I don’t have group potty breaks! We did at...

No I don’t have group potty breaks! We did at the centre where I used to work but every program is different. I might get then to go before we go out in the winter but not always.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-08-2019, 11:45 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 620
Posted By Ariana
Thats not a fall and has much more force than a...

Thats not a fall and has much more force than a fall from a chair. I am just thinking a fall from a chair is what? A foot maybe? Not very high. Just seems odd to me!

My daughter fell and the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-08-2019, 11:41 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 343
Posted By Ariana
I have one child that arrives between an hour to...

I have one child that arrives between an hour to an hour and a half before everyone else. She basically becomes my child and has free reign of the house while I get my kids ready, breakfast etc. ...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-08-2019, 06:51 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 620
Posted By Ariana
Here a CT scan wouldn’t even be ordered for a...

Here a CT scan wouldn’t even be ordered for a fall less than 5ft. This seems crazy for such a small fall in my opinion!!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-08-2019, 06:49 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 232
Posted By Ariana
I would add “to avoid breaking yours” just to let...

I would add “to avoid breaking yours” just to let her know why. Nothing mean about what you are saying at all. Just erecting a boundary.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-08-2019, 05:31 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 320
Posted By Ariana
As long as you are religiously taking your...

As long as you are religiously taking your medication and managing symptoms through other means then I do not see a problem. People with schizophrenia are not more violent nor are they more prone to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-08-2019, 05:27 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 366
Posted By Ariana
If your provider is telling you she cannot take...

If your provider is telling you she cannot take him all the time then that is what you have to work with unless you find other care. What I do personally should not have any impact.

It sounds to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-07-2019, 11:25 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 335
Posted By Ariana
Maybe different turf on the ground with tree...

Maybe different turf on the ground with tree stumps, so cedar chips or paving stones just to give a different look and feel to different area? Hopscotch out of paving stones?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-07-2019, 11:09 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 531
Posted By Ariana
I would stick to my policy and give them their...

I would stick to my policy and give them their two weeks notice. Just let a potential family know when the start date would be before signing them on. I wouldn’t sit around in limbo if I had...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-06-2019, 11:35 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 453
Posted By Ariana
You will go crazy trying to cater to all of the...

You will go crazy trying to cater to all of the kids. Pick foods you think are healthy and that the kids might like and serve them. It is up to them to eat and I only serve meals at scheduled...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-19-2019, 11:19 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 344
Posted By Ariana
One of my kids best friends is in the gifted...

One of my kids best friends is in the gifted program at school. He is absolutely crazy! Luckily he is going to a different school next year because he is so disruptive. No way could a normal...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-19-2019, 11:14 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 709
Posted By Ariana
On second thought I agree! I think when I read...

On second thought I agree! I think when I read it I had something different pictured in my head. To me her saying she was afraid to do it made it seem like she was not really forcing him but I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-18-2019, 06:20 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 344
Posted By Ariana
Impulse control problems lead to prison and yes...

Impulse control problems lead to prison and yes kids getting kicked out of preschool does not help the situation because for some of them we are all they have. I worked with a kid two days a week...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-18-2019, 06:12 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 709
Posted By Ariana
My guess is that the director already knows and...

My guess is that the director already knows and doesn’t care so be prepared for her not doing anything if you voice concerns. None of what you have described is outright abuse in my opinion but I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-18-2019, 12:08 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 344
Posted By Ariana
At 4 I would be pushing for an evaluation. Might...

At 4 I would be pushing for an evaluation. Might be ADHD or ODD or something similar.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-18-2019, 07:29 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,129
Posted By Ariana
There is actually a lengthy thread where we...

There is actually a lengthy thread where we discussed this very thing. Seemed to be split 50/50 and I can see both sides, especially not wanting that level of responsibility on top of everything...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-18-2019, 07:10 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,129
Posted By Ariana
With the temps in AZ right now a kid wouldn’t...

With the temps in AZ right now a kid wouldn’t last 10 minutes.

Makes you wonder how many animals die this way :(
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-17-2019, 10:11 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 519
Posted By Ariana
This was always my stressful time as well so I...

This was always my stressful time as well so I implemented colouring and play doh. This is the only time they get to do these activities and it keeps them engaged and it works!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-17-2019, 10:08 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 709
Posted By Ariana
Report them if you see, hear or think abuse. You...

Report them if you see, hear or think abuse. You have a duty to report. These poor kids :mad:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-17-2019, 10:01 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,210
Posted By Ariana
I say in my policies that in wanting to celebrate...

I say in my policies that in wanting to celebrate all families and cultures please let me know of any holidays or traditions your family participates in. I have also point blank asked people if they...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-16-2019, 01:34 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,893
Posted By Ariana
I have a child who comes in now with a paci in...

I have a child who comes in now with a paci in her mouth. I started to instruct her to take it out and put it in her bag, mom does it too. Now it is the morning ritual. Luckily child did not cry...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-15-2019, 12:10 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 320
Posted By Ariana
I charge based on number of hours so 4 hours or...

I charge based on number of hours so 4 hours or less is $30 a day. I don’t have a drop in rate.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-15-2019, 12:05 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 420
Posted By Ariana
No one is naturally mean and abusive. Our...

No one is naturally mean and abusive. Our instincts are to be kind. Somewhere along the way this child has learned this behaviour. It also sounds like there is a grave lack of discipline and...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-13-2019, 06:41 AM
Replies: 5,277
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 554,307
Posted By Ariana
Ah! Well kudos to you for handling that by...

Ah! Well kudos to you for handling that by yourself!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-12-2019, 02:52 PM
Replies: 5,277
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 554,307
Posted By Ariana
BlackCat I thought you worked with your husband! ...

BlackCat I thought you worked with your husband! I have had 12 kids in centre before either in the beginning of the day or at the end when ratios legally go up. Here there is no ratio above 1:8 for...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-12-2019, 12:59 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 225
Posted By Ariana
Lots and lots of fruit, especially blueberries. ...

Lots and lots of fruit, especially blueberries. All of the kids I have are constipated but parents use Restoralax religiously rather than natural remedies so I don’t do anything.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-12-2019, 11:42 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 706
Posted By Ariana
I have had kids say things like this and I always...

I have had kids say things like this and I always answer back something like “well while you are here you follow my rules”. Seems to work!

I go outside for MY mental health and the kids can’t be...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-12-2019, 09:55 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 327
Posted By Ariana
I wish I could adopt these poor kids left in...

I wish I could adopt these poor kids left in these atrocious situations.

Shows how much the justice system values children.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-11-2019, 04:48 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 29,466
Posted By Ariana
If you are a single parent and the other parent...

If you are a single parent and the other parent skipped town or is dead and you are a nurse/firefighter/surgeon then yeah I totally get it. I am not talking about you. I am talking about people I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-11-2019, 05:28 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 603
Posted By Ariana
I personally would call/text (text might be...

I personally would call/text (text might be better so you have a copy of what was said) grandma back and be very specific about the fact that DCB is no longer at the daycare and that you no longer...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-10-2019, 11:40 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 351
Posted By Ariana
I do as BlackCat does as well. The only time I...

I do as BlackCat does as well. The only time I “hold” a space is if my space is not actually free and open until they want to start. Otherwise my space is open and it is first come first serve. ...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-10-2019, 11:35 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 330
Posted By Ariana
I have mine in my contract and specifically state...

I have mine in my contract and specifically state that it is just an example and that it is not set in stone. I do generally follow it though and have for the past 9 yrs or so.

I would just say...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-09-2019, 12:44 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 984
Posted By Ariana
Good for you for taking some time for yourself! ...

Good for you for taking some time for yourself! Glad you are back lovethis
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-08-2019, 11:11 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 558
Posted By Ariana
Is she urinating ok? I would reiterate to mom my...

Is she urinating ok? I would reiterate to mom my concern and leave it at that. As long as she is urinating at my home I would not worry. Kid is being stubborn. All of my kids here barely drink...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-07-2019, 04:34 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 349
Posted By Ariana
Dimming lights is a good idea, maybe twinkling...

Dimming lights is a good idea, maybe twinkling lights?

I always play very relaxing flute music or any soothing instrumental music. It instantly calms and quiets everyone. My current favourite is...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-05-2019, 10:05 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 350
Posted By Ariana
Sounds like he might be teething? You can give...

Sounds like he might be teething? You can give him an alternative to chew on and tell him “stop, that hurts”. I would see if he is doing this at home and ask them that they do not encourage it as...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-04-2019, 08:34 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 339
Posted By Ariana
In general they tend to be much more lenient with...

In general they tend to be much more lenient with electric than gas but definitely check licensing.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-03-2019, 02:58 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 484
Posted By Ariana
Something similar happened with my 6yr old a few...

Something similar happened with my 6yr old a few months ago at school. She all of a sudden was afraid to go to school and started talking non stop about an Xavier kid. I let it go giving her some...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-03-2019, 10:44 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 262
Posted By Ariana
“Hello I generally only hold spots for people...

“Hello I generally only hold spots for people with payment so I consider all spots open until I receive payment for them. Are you wanting to reserve the spot for November? I will not know until...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-03-2019, 05:26 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 714
Posted By Ariana
How many kids do you have? Do you catch him in...

How many kids do you have? Do you catch him in the act and tell him to stop? I assume you do and he is not listening?

This is just the strangest thing!! Sounds like a nervous anxiety thing...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-03-2019, 05:22 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 428
Posted By Ariana
I would let her know that changing the start date...

I would let her know that changing the start date has now voided the contract and you will need to discuss new terms of an agreement.

Let her know what the terms are and it is up to her to agree...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-02-2019, 11:07 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 439
Posted By Ariana
Legally aren’t you required to pay them minimum...

Legally aren’t you required to pay them minimum wage?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-28-2019, 10:30 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 5,201
Posted By Ariana
Although it is the workers responsibility to call...

Although it is the workers responsibility to call and get a cover it is ultimately the directors job to meet ratio not individual employees. Having enough people on the supply list is also their...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-28-2019, 06:55 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,240
Posted By Ariana
This! It is not your responsibility to now...

This! It is not your responsibility to now subsidize extra care. Would she expect to work extra for no pay?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-27-2019, 02:39 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 926
Posted By Ariana
:lol::lol: I really hope this kid is named jimmy...

:lol::lol: I really hope this kid is named jimmy :D
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-27-2019, 11:27 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 926
Posted By Ariana
I just tell the parent to put thd kid down so she...

I just tell the parent to put thd kid down so she can walk in. No reason you can’t say this!

“Hey little jimmy tell mommy to put your down so you can run in and play”. Or “hey mom would you...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-27-2019, 11:17 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 593
Posted By Ariana
Yes your daughter maybe can sub for the few hours...

Yes your daughter maybe can sub for the few hours while you are at the appointment.

I would just say that you have a DRs appointment and there was a last minute cancellation which is why the short...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-25-2019, 05:35 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,129
Posted By Ariana
These just break my heart, I cannot ever imagine...

These just break my heart, I cannot ever imagine forgetting my own child. The negligence. Having dealt with parents for the past 14 years though I can see HOW this happens :(
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-25-2019, 05:27 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 215
Posted By Ariana
Agree that animal shelters are always in need of...

Agree that animal shelters are always in need of bedding!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-21-2019, 09:01 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 491
Posted By Ariana
You have policies and you need to protect the...

You have policies and you need to protect the other kids in care. This is moms problem, not yours. You take care of well children.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-21-2019, 06:04 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 633
Posted By Ariana
Shadowing is the only thing that has worked for...

Shadowing is the only thing that has worked for me in a centre of 15 toddlers to 3 teachers. We had two rooms so really it was 2 teachers to 10 toddlers and yes we had to follow him around.

I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-19-2019, 01:04 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 487
Posted By Ariana
Ugh poor you :(. Glad you stood up for yourself

Ugh poor you :(. Glad you stood up for yourself
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-18-2019, 01:51 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 843
Posted By Ariana
I have a ton of wooden Melissa and Doug food and...

I have a ton of wooden Melissa and Doug food and toys and to be honest it is a waste of money! I ended up replacing a lot of it with plastic food and they play more with the realistic plastic stuff....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-18-2019, 01:43 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,040
Posted By Ariana
“Hi Janet, I noticed that little Jane was wearing...

“Hi Janet, I noticed that little Jane was wearing cloth diapers today and they leaked. Unfortunately for sanitation reasons we do not accept cloth diapers. Please provide disposable diapers for...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-17-2019, 11:36 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 556
Posted By Ariana
Continue to rock to sleep and transfer. When she...

Continue to rock to sleep and transfer. When she cries, let her cry a bit longer each time, then pick her up and rock to sleep. Repeat. Its a long process but she will eventually stay asleep.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-17-2019, 05:07 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 569
Posted By Ariana
I try not to bruise their ego by making it about...

I try not to bruise their ego by making it about me and my shortcomings rather than them or their kids. I will also make it about wanting to provide the best care possible for the child and finding...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-16-2019, 04:34 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 941
Posted By Ariana
This is 100% the hardest part of my job. ...

This is 100% the hardest part of my job. Professionally I am obligated to let parents know about development issues but I have stopped. It is too stressful and I have rarely found parents who will...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-14-2019, 06:05 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 941
Posted By Ariana
Good for you! Glad you are relieving some...

Good for you! Glad you are relieving some stress!

I had a mom whose child had ASD and the whole situation made me very depressed. I didn’t quite get it until I was out of it for a few months. ...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-14-2019, 07:04 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 439
Posted By Ariana
Possibly red dye? Or is this real natural foods...

Possibly red dye? Or is this real natural foods not in a jar?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-12-2019, 02:04 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 597
Posted By Ariana
:hug::hug: I was just in this funk and read...

:hug::hug:

I was just in this funk and read the book “Finding your smile again” and it was life changing! The resource that BC posted is also amazing. Burnout is VERY common in an occupation...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-11-2019, 04:15 PM
Replies: 5,277
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 554,307
Posted By Ariana
My most difficult family added an extra day this...

My most difficult family added an extra day this summer. Parents have the exact same job nothing has changed and the kids were only here 2 days last summer. I am not sure how I will survive. 2...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-11-2019, 08:40 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 416
Posted By Ariana
I have a private FB group for parents, they join...

I have a private FB group for parents, they join once they start. I like this way better because it is private and I don’t have to hide children's faces and can talk candidly about our day and the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-10-2019, 01:52 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 443
Posted By Ariana
The kids grew strawberry plants as part of our...

The kids grew strawberry plants as part of our theme of “plant life cycles”. They made Chicks and Hens plants for moms day.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-10-2019, 11:47 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 984
Posted By Ariana
Unfortunately this mom was within her contracted...

Unfortunately this mom was within her contracted hours and came before I closed so no late fees, she was just “late” considering she was not working! Its hilarious really! She goes on and on about...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-09-2019, 04:49 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 369
Posted By Ariana
I have a home alarm system and all of my doors...

I have a home alarm system and all of my doors have sensors. When a door is open it sounds an alarm that says “patio door open” or “front door open”. Once for a vacation rental in Cape Cod I bought...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-09-2019, 04:41 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 368
Posted By Ariana
For me its 24 hours after last time they puked so...

For me its 24 hours after last time they puked so a kid would normally be out for two days minimum. Its unfortunate that with stomach flu they can be contagious for weeks afterwards! My own...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-07-2019, 07:11 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 984
Posted By Ariana
I saw it too! The new generation is very self...

I saw it too! The new generation is very self absorbed. Why have kids?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-07-2019, 01:50 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 984
Posted By Ariana
Thats usually how it goes when they have the day...

Thats usually how it goes when they have the day off! Haha!

I was waiting last week for one kid to be picked up, everyone else got picked up on time. Her mom wasn’t even working and she was late...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-07-2019, 08:36 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 984
Posted By Ariana
Yup hear it ALL. THE. TIME!! I mean without...

Yup hear it ALL. THE. TIME!! I mean without these super selfish moms I wouldn’t have a job but c’mon!!

One hour :rolleyes:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-05-2019, 04:59 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 291
Posted By Ariana
I do it every second year and we love it! I have...

I do it every second year and we love it! I have so many resources to go with it so it makes sense for me. At $75 for 15 cats though it is pricey. We do Painted Lady butterflies. I have never had...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-05-2019, 08:04 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 735
Posted By Ariana
No judgement from me! I just want to say my kids...

No judgement from me! I just want to say my kids are likewise well behaved and well adjusted and I also get compliments but they are not spanked. I think the common denominator is consequences for...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-04-2019, 03:54 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 473
Posted By Ariana
YES!! I have a bum ankle and a bum knee on my...

YES!! I have a bum ankle and a bum knee on my left side. I was carrying a bunch of stuff in the yard and when I stepped off the deck my foot went into a hole and really injured my ankle. It hurt...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-04-2019, 03:37 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 535
Posted By Ariana
I usually do Scholastic books because you can get...

I usually do Scholastic books because you can get them for $2 a book and then I will pick up little things here and there if I see it on sale and think a kid would like it. But I have about 20 books...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-03-2019, 07:33 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 735
Posted By Ariana
I have a private FB page for parents where I...

I have a private FB page for parents where I casually post articles I want parents to read. Do you have something like this? Are you friends with the parents on FB where you could share an article...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-03-2019, 03:00 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 520
Posted By Ariana
:eek:

:eek:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-03-2019, 02:59 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 520
Posted By Ariana
Mine is $1million but I am Canadian and we don’t...

Mine is $1million but I am Canadian and we don’t generally sue as much :lol:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-03-2019, 07:11 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,196
Posted By Ariana
I really liked the Swiffer cordless sweeper. The...

I really liked the Swiffer cordless sweeper. The first one I had lasted forever but then the handle broke so I got another one which stopped working after a year. Maybe I just bought a dud? I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-03-2019, 07:03 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 274
Posted By Ariana
I have white and coloured paper, washable markers...

I have white and coloured paper, washable markers and crayons out for “open art” all the time. Paints, glue, clay or any of those things come out for a special planned time where I can supervise...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-03-2019, 07:01 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 406
Posted By Ariana
I tell parents that “for sanitary reasons new...

I tell parents that “for sanitary reasons new potty learners MUST be in pullups at all times. Other children cannot be exposed to urine and I do not have the time to properly sanitize while...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-03-2019, 06:57 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 417
Posted By Ariana
That looks super cool and I know a few ladies...

That looks super cool and I know a few ladies that have a similar one and they basically use it for grocery shopping and exercise walking. I think it would be worth it if this is what you used it...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-31-2019, 02:13 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 520
Posted By Ariana
Anyone on your property is your responsibility as...

Anyone on your property is your responsibility as a home owner so with parents being there doesn’t matter unfortunately.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-31-2019, 11:23 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 476
Posted By Ariana
Good luck :hug:

Good luck :hug:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-31-2019, 11:22 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 407
Posted By Ariana
Good for you! I hope they take you seriously :)

Good for you! I hope they take you seriously :)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-30-2019, 05:51 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 407
Posted By Ariana
I tell the parents that we need to come up with a...

I tell the parents that we need to come up with a behaviour management plan that we both stick to or I will have to terminate care. I also inquire about how they handle this at home and how much...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-30-2019, 02:13 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,895
Posted By Ariana
I think this is a good reminder to really stay...

I think this is a good reminder to really stay out of peoples business. Sometimes we take a sympathetic ear to a complaining spouse and we might agree or say things ourselves and the next thing you...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-30-2019, 11:47 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 514
Posted By Ariana
Doing everything for them and not teaching them...

Doing everything for them and not teaching them any skills. Even to get them to attempt to try to do something themselves. So for example an almost two year old in my home has to attempt to put on...
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