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Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-28-2016, 02:23 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,719
Posted By Heidi
http://www.oregondairycouncil.org/resources/free_d...

http://www.oregondairycouncil.org/resources/free_downloads/downloads/How_To_Feed_Baby-English.pdf
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-28-2016, 02:17 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,163
Posted By Heidi
I started introducing a sippy at 6 months (when...

I started introducing a sippy at 6 months (when they can sit up), and by 15 months, they were off that and on to an open cup! :lol:

Well, by sippy I mean Bell Tumbler with a lid, not a "sippy"...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-16-2016, 04:06 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,128
Posted By Heidi
You could tell them that she's having a great...

You could tell them that she's having a great transition except for nap, and you'd like to extend the trial period two weeks because there have been so many changes at the same time.

As for the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-11-2016, 09:35 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 646
Posted By Heidi
Perfectly developmentally normal!

Perfectly developmentally normal!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-06-2016, 03:18 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,008
Posted By Heidi
I would mail the check to her old address. If...

I would mail the check to her old address. If she forwarded her mail, she'll get it, cash it, and you'll have a cancelled check to prove you returned it.

If she didn't forward her mail, you'll...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-05-2016, 09:09 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 860
Posted By Heidi
Here is another great resource for gifted...

Here is another great resource for gifted children and those who love them:

http://www.hoagiesgifted.org/
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-01-2016, 05:51 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,128
Posted By Heidi
likethis

likethis
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-31-2016, 03:59 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,128
Posted By Heidi
I would keep on the track your on. A little...

I would keep on the track your on. A little crying isn't so bad. If you're allowed in your state, are you willing to give her a book or stuffed animal, or both? I always tucked the stuffed animal...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-26-2016, 01:39 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,031
Posted By Heidi
Well, hopefully the school doesn't hold it...

Well, hopefully the school doesn't hold it against her attendance record. She only missed part of the day.

Most of our local schools track parents down if children are absent without a call (if...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-25-2016, 05:58 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 637
Posted By Heidi
No attack, and actually very little meat in the...

No attack, and actually very little meat in the story of any kind. Meh...:rolleyes:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-18-2016, 06:19 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 758
Posted By Heidi
In that case, I would refer him to B-3. If he...

In that case, I would refer him to B-3. If he had SOME expressive language, I wouldn't be as worried.

I usually start those conversations with "Have you noticed...?" It gives the authority to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-18-2016, 06:09 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,311
Posted By Heidi
I found this article that has some ideas. ...

I found this article that has some ideas.

http://centerforparentingeducation.org/library-of-articles/child-development/understanding-temperament-emotional-sensitivity/

Have you tried making a...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-18-2016, 05:57 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,311
Posted By Heidi
How long had BF been in mom's life?

How long had BF been in mom's life?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-16-2016, 03:26 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,048
Posted By Heidi
For the nap time thing, both my sis and I have...

For the nap time thing, both my sis and I have signs on the front door.

KIDS NAPPING! DO NOT DISTURB!

Call xxx-xxx-xxxx for entry.

BIG sign. You could add "under penalty of death" or...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-13-2016, 02:53 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,582
Posted By Heidi
I would recommend that unless she emailed you...

I would recommend that unless she emailed you this information (and therefore you have it in writing), you act with caution. Meaning, don't go by what she said. Go by what's written in the regs. ...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-13-2016, 01:25 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,582
Posted By Heidi
:lol::lol::lol::lol::lol::lol: :mad:

:lol::lol::lol::lol::lol::lol: :mad:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-13-2016, 01:12 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,582
Posted By Heidi
Yep! And if they come and you say "I don't...

Yep!

And if they come and you say "I don't have kids", they have every right to check (during licensed hours). "I don't have kids" could very well mean that "I have am over my ratios and...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-10-2016, 11:30 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 856
Posted By Heidi
Not allowed in WI...:rolleyes:

Not allowed in WI...:rolleyes:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-24-2016, 09:29 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,383
Posted By Heidi
Forge you signature? So, she's going to commit a...

Forge you signature? So, she's going to commit a criminal act?

Personally, I would just tell her that if she feels like she needs to take you to court, she should go ahead and do that. If she...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-24-2016, 08:39 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,383
Posted By Heidi
Legally, it depends on what your contract says. ...

Legally, it depends on what your contract says. You should have a copy, read it.

As far as "going after you", it depends on the laws in your state, and again, what your contract states. Not sure...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-18-2016, 07:55 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,173
Posted By Heidi
likethis Make a copy of this and give it to...

likethis

Make a copy of this and give it to her when you have that talk:

http://www.oregondairycouncil.org/resources/free_downloads/downloads/How_To_Feed_Baby-English.pdf
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-18-2016, 07:44 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 910
Posted By Heidi
WI has an exemption for some religious based...

WI has an exemption for some religious based childcare programs, but there is other criteria for the exemption. Not sure what it is, tbh. I think it has to be a "legal" non-profit church and there...
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 04-16-2016, 01:31 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,622
Posted By Heidi
I don't doubt this one bit! However, the...

I don't doubt this one bit! However, the children I work with are not IN daycare. They are at home, most of them in fairly disfunctional families. Most all the parents work, but they work...
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 04-14-2016, 02:16 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,622
Posted By Heidi
I'm still going to argue that those gains that...

I'm still going to argue that those gains that children make, then lose, is because of our public schools, NOT because they didn't make them in the first place.

I was a family childcare provider...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-01-2016, 06:24 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,273
Posted By Heidi
:lol::lol::lol::lol:

:lol::lol::lol::lol:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-22-2016, 04:48 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 989
Posted By Heidi
same here. I can honestly say I rarely "played"...

same here. I can honestly say I rarely "played" with my kids. Honestly, it's boring to play with a 3 year old. :ouch: That doesn't mean I don't like their company, or that I'll never play with...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-21-2016, 12:52 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,766
Posted By Heidi
Don't care either. Your GF should never feel...

Don't care either.

Your GF should never feel bad about being in her home, in your life, because of strangers. If someone is uncomfortable, then they can go elsewhere.

If anyone ever gave my...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-21-2016, 12:21 PM
Replies: 235
Views: 12,313
Posted By Heidi
well, women sometimes marry men with that same...

well, women sometimes marry men with that same attitude! :lol::lol::lol::lol:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-20-2016, 07:53 PM
Replies: 235
Views: 12,313
Posted By Heidi
:(:(:( Big Meanie!

:(:(:( Big Meanie!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-20-2016, 07:47 PM
Replies: 235
Views: 12,313
Posted By Heidi
:hug: She's having a temper tantrum. ...

:hug:

She's having a temper tantrum. Hopefully, it's played itself out.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-20-2016, 07:28 PM
Replies: 235
Views: 12,313
Posted By Heidi
So...you understand Murphy's Law, right? The...

So...you understand Murphy's Law, right? The thing that you're most prepared for is the thing LEAST likely to happen. So, Tasha, PREPARE! :D

Unfortunately, being alone at home with a bunch of...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-28-2016, 10:07 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,070
Posted By Heidi
agreed.. My 15 year old was just called out...

agreed..

My 15 year old was just called out by a teacher for "not listening" when in fact, he just had a different perspective on a comment the teacher made.

The teacher said "we can't make...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-11-2016, 08:48 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 399
Posted By Heidi
Really Good Podcast Training On Sleep

I'm doing a little research for a parent presentation, and came across this. I thought it might be helpful both providers and to share with parents.
...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-01-2016, 07:54 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,220
Posted By Heidi
Has he been evaluated for Autism or Asperger's? ...

Has he been evaluated for Autism or Asperger's? That speech style and the obsession with one topic reminds me of several children with Asperger's I've worked with. Does he rock, twirl hair, or have...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-26-2016, 06:02 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,163
Posted By Heidi
I think it really depends on your circumstances. ...

I think it really depends on your circumstances.

When my kids were younger, my sister did daycare down the street. We often went on walks together. Sometimes, another friend and dcp down the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-26-2016, 06:02 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,163
Posted By Heidi
Sorry, double post...

Sorry, double post...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-25-2016, 04:47 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 973
Posted By Heidi
Ditto this... If it helps, we give you...

Ditto this...

If it helps, we give you permission to terminate your care arrangement with him (you don't really need it, but it might help with the guilt you'll put yourself through). Tell her...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-22-2016, 03:39 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 903
Posted By Heidi
likethis

likethis
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-22-2016, 03:37 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,127
Posted By Heidi
My grandmother used to tell me not to sit on...

My grandmother used to tell me not to sit on "cold" cement (in July) because it would ruin my "woman parts" and I'd be sterile. This, all in German, of course.

She didn't live long enough to...
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 01-22-2016, 02:41 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,092
Posted By Heidi
Nevermind...just figured out why it was so high....

Nevermind...just figured out why it was so high. :ouch:
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 01-22-2016, 02:27 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,092
Posted By Heidi
I had exclusive use areas of each house, too. ...

I had exclusive use areas of each house, too. Forgot to mention that. So, looking at your example, and figuring that in too, could this be right for just the 2nd house, May-Oct?
Time-Space...
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 01-22-2016, 01:52 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,092
Posted By Heidi
Thank you, Tom! I did look through your blog...

Thank you, Tom!

I did look through your blog first, but not hard enough. Thanks for the help. :)
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 01-22-2016, 09:08 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,092
Posted By Heidi
Time Space Percentage with Special Circumstances

Hi Tom!

I normally use MMK to calculate the T/S, but we had a wierd year here, so I don't trust it's right.

Jan-end of April, we had a 2167 sq ft home. 372 sq ft exclusively childcare, 1795...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-17-2016, 04:59 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,238
Posted By Heidi
I just left childcare for a job with Head Start. ...

I just left childcare for a job with Head Start. I really miss my kiddos, but so far (10 weeks in), I don't miss running a daycare day-to-day. I do miss the autonomy a little, although my job is...
Forum: New Members - Welcome to the Daycare.com Forum! 12-29-2015, 02:34 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,214
Posted By Heidi
http://families.naeyc.org/learning-and-development...

http://families.naeyc.org/learning-and-development/child-development/understanding-and-responding-children-who-bite

I found that finding the root cause was the quickest way to curb it. If it's...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-23-2015, 07:09 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 779
Posted By Heidi
I was a banker! lol...and a realtor in between...

I was a banker! lol...and a realtor in between there somewhere.

Skills are similar to childcare, and actually, so are the job duties, supporting families, directing to services, developmental...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-22-2015, 03:29 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 779
Posted By Heidi
Basically, we support low-income families in...

Basically, we support low-income families in being their child's teacher. I go visit each family weekly (I have 10 children, 8 families). I do activities with the kids and parents together (parents...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-21-2015, 04:50 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 779
Posted By Heidi
Love My Job, Miss You Ladies!

Hello!

I've been poking in now and then, giving my two-cents worth. I thought I'd say "hi" today.

I really do love my job (as a home visitor for Headstart). I work with nice people, don't...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-15-2015, 08:08 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 533
Posted By Heidi
It's awesome that you've figured it out. :) ...

It's awesome that you've figured it out. :)

I generally just remind them "gentle hands" at that age, and then guide them with simple language. Say something like "you want to play....say play,...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-29-2015, 02:25 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,152
Posted By Heidi
My contract was worded that "payment is due on...

My contract was worded that "payment is due on the first day of attendance for the week". So, if they were absent Monday, they'd pay Tuesday. Kind of inconvenient for me sometimes, but since I live...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-29-2015, 09:19 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 970
Posted By Heidi
A couple ideas: Put everything where you...

A couple ideas:

Put everything where you want it, then take a picture of that shelf/area, and post the picture above the area. This is the guide or template for the children to put things back. ...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-07-2015, 06:22 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,077
Posted By Heidi
Perhaps a solution would be to put the baby in...

Perhaps a solution would be to put the baby in the crib or playpen, but to elevate one side of the crib slightly so he's more upright. We did this when my son had ear infections; put a couple unit...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-23-2015, 01:15 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,483
Posted By Heidi
Yes, I would and I have.

Yes, I would and I have.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-23-2015, 01:03 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 863
Posted By Heidi
likethislikethis I'm a little shocked that...

likethislikethis

I'm a little shocked that if he did this in front of medical personnel, he wasn't escorted out of the hospital by security.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-22-2015, 12:14 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 956
Posted By Heidi
I do the same. Since all my kids come by car and...

I do the same. Since all my kids come by car and most have longer rides, they typically only have coats, hats, and maybe boots on. I have them leave extra snow pants here. I bought mittens and...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-22-2015, 11:51 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,318
Posted By Heidi
I honestly cannot beleive they did it on purpose....

I honestly cannot beleive they did it on purpose. My guess, she was playing quietly or fell asleep somewhere and someone screwed up. Willfully leaving her there alone would be inviting a S***...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-22-2015, 11:05 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,269
Posted By Heidi
Yay!happyfacehappyfacehappyface Now,...

Yay!happyfacehappyfacehappyface

Now, document everything and call your regulator with a heads up. :)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-21-2015, 07:06 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 574
Posted By Heidi
happyfacehappyfacehappyfacehappyface

happyfacehappyfacehappyfacehappyface
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-21-2015, 03:36 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,269
Posted By Heidi
"Since I am unable to accommodate your variable...

"Since I am unable to accommodate your variable schedule, I will take this as your two weeks notice" or "since I am unable to accomodate your variable schedule, this serves as two weeks notice":D
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-21-2015, 11:35 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 689
Posted By Heidi
I've never charged extra for cloth. I just don't...

I've never charged extra for cloth. I just don't think it's that big a deal myself.

For holding a spot, they sign the contract and put down a deposit (non-refundable) for one or two weeks tuition...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-19-2015, 02:00 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,016
Posted By Heidi
Well, the few times I've had to call out sick,...

Well, the few times I've had to call out sick, I've known the night before (already felt like crap). I then texted the parents to give them a heads up that they may need back up, with a promise to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-19-2015, 06:09 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 935
Posted By Heidi
If her pick up time is consistent, that might be...

If her pick up time is consistent, that might be a good time to keep a few special toys for him. He can sit at the table and play nearby during the pickup.

It won't curb all the aggression, but...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-19-2015, 06:01 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,016
Posted By Heidi
I would not say "no backsies" because then, no...

I would not say "no backsies" because then, no one would ever call the day before to inform us. They'd wait until the last minute.

As it turns out, you sent him home anyway.

What I would say...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-16-2015, 09:57 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,753
Posted By Heidi
likethis

likethis
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-14-2015, 12:02 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 955
Posted By Heidi
I don't have a "clean spot" for my little man to...

I don't have a "clean spot" for my little man to sit, so I am sure mom will be wondering why his socks are so dirty. He messed around for 20 minutes before finally putting his shoes on today.

Now...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-14-2015, 11:51 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,141
Posted By Heidi
Well, in a Montessori program, children have rugs...

Well, in a Montessori program, children have rugs to do their "work" on. However THEY choose their work, and when they are done with one thing, they put it away and choose another. It's "freedom...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-14-2015, 11:44 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 914
Posted By Heidi
It really sounds like a cold, so I would not...

It really sounds like a cold, so I would not exclude. Gross, yes. Contagious, yes. Excludable? No. If I excluded for every cold, I'd have no kiddos, because it's on/off/on/off all the time with...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-13-2015, 05:58 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,753
Posted By Heidi
likethis Yeah...NO! I would not take her...

likethis

Yeah...NO! I would not take her into care tomorrow without payment. I would, in fact, call her tonight and tell her so.

"Hey, DCM, just wanted to tell you that we had a great day,...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-13-2015, 12:03 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 955
Posted By Heidi
Oh, I've been doing this with this group since...

Oh, I've been doing this with this group since day 1. One child (3 in December) can do all but zipping by herself. My other friend cant/wont do much of anything except stare at the wall, try to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-13-2015, 10:50 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 955
Posted By Heidi
Ha! This was one of the factors leading to...

Ha!

This was one of the factors leading to my decision to accept that job (among others). I was absolutely dreading adding snow pants, boots, mittens, and hats. My 2 1/2 year old took 45 minutes...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-13-2015, 10:46 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 776
Posted By Heidi
I would also ask. I believe that supporting...

I would also ask. I believe that supporting families is part of what we do.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-09-2015, 02:56 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 754
Posted By Heidi
likethis

likethis
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-09-2015, 11:57 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,372
Posted By Heidi
You have a form that you use? If so, can you...

You have a form that you use? If so, can you share it?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-09-2015, 11:50 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,147
Posted By Heidi
I think we need to bring back the phrase "tough...

I think we need to bring back the phrase "tough Chucky, kiddo!" followed by "now, go PLAY!" I just reinstituted signing loudly (and badly) "You can't always have what you waaannt" by the Rolling...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-09-2015, 07:28 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 744
Posted By Heidi
Actually, I've had that happen numerous times. ...

Actually, I've had that happen numerous times.

I had a LO last year who never had stinky poops. I felt really bad about it; she was a red head with very sensitive skin, to boot. Until one day...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-08-2015, 07:09 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 754
Posted By Heidi
Sage green? Light peach? Blue/gray? I'm not a...

Sage green? Light peach? Blue/gray? I'm not a fan of beige. Nuetral is nice, boring is not.

There is a decor group. Maybe look there. Also Google Reggio Emelia programs; they are typically...
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 10-08-2015, 03:06 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,745
Posted By Heidi
Just to make it clear, you are getting answers...

Just to make it clear, you are getting answers from daycare providers here. So, it's not your typical cross-section of parents. Most of us SERVE healthy foods (and are knowledgable about...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-08-2015, 12:37 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 879
Posted By Heidi
I guess I never even thought about it!

I guess I never even thought about it!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-08-2015, 11:51 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 914
Posted By Heidi
If you can get on the decor website, look at...

If you can get on the decor website, look at NWOJ's pics (way in the first pages). Lovely!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-08-2015, 11:49 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 785
Posted By Heidi
Vacation part is true, length of workday not so...

Vacation part is true, length of workday not so much. I think it's closer to 35 hours a week. Still, way better than 50, eh?!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-08-2015, 09:23 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 886
Posted By Heidi
It just went through here, but symptoms were so...

It just went through here, but symptoms were so mild that I did not exclude. By the time anyone had any sort of rash, they'd already exposed everyone anyway. It's was also running rampant at the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-08-2015, 09:20 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 914
Posted By Heidi
In my last house, I got an armoire and made that...

In my last house, I got an armoire and made that into the changing station. No more diaper table out in the open.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-07-2015, 02:44 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 972
Posted By Heidi
http://www.webmd.com/children/guide/sleep-disorder...

http://www.webmd.com/children/guide/sleep-disorders-children-symptoms-solutions


They need to ask the doctor AGAIN...and AGAIN...and the next doctor. People need to be advocates for their child.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-06-2015, 07:22 PM
Replies: 1,930
Views: 248,145
Posted By Heidi
Told all my families that I was closing my...

Told all my families that I was closing my program today (effective Oct 22). The one mom I thought would have a meltdown did not. Thank you, DCM!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-06-2015, 07:21 PM
Replies: 1,930
Views: 248,145
Posted By Heidi
happyfacehappyface

happyfacehappyface
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-06-2015, 07:18 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,999
Posted By Heidi
So... You're lease, which I believe is a...

So...

You're lease, which I believe is a contract you signed, says 'no business". That means...no business. Sucks, but true. I dealt with it once myself many years ago, and even though I was...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-06-2015, 06:48 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,477
Posted By Heidi
Although changing diapers is part of my job,...

Although changing diapers is part of my job, unless your child has a documented disability, it is not common to expect a caregive to change diapers after a child's 3rd birthday or so. While I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-06-2015, 12:33 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,477
Posted By Heidi
I guess I would need more information. Not all...

I guess I would need more information. Not all special needs are diagnosed. I'd need to know what his previous daycare situation was, how the parents feel about the fact that he's still in...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-06-2015, 11:08 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 913
Posted By Heidi
Personally, I'd just skip the processed, premade...

Personally, I'd just skip the processed, premade anything. No chicken nuggets or fish sticks. In fact, when you interview people, you can brag about that.

I serve pretty much only whole grains...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-06-2015, 10:45 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 923
Posted By Heidi
Thanks for admitting that! Sure there are...

Thanks for admitting that!

Sure there are times when I lead a song, activity, or game. But, even when they come and bring me pretend Pizza or tea, I say "Maybe X would like some. " I don't...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-06-2015, 08:25 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 923
Posted By Heidi
Yes and No. Daily maintainance of the home is...

Yes and No. Daily maintainance of the home is considered ok, selling Avon is not. Kind of funny, in one state they cite providers for having dirty dishes in the sink, in another, you can't hand...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-05-2015, 07:19 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 923
Posted By Heidi
likethis And I definately do dishes and...

likethis

And I definately do dishes and laundry during the day! It's modeling behavior for the children, it's a direct result of having the children here, and I do not have nor will I make time...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-05-2015, 10:25 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,439
Posted By Heidi
So common in Europe, but you don't see it much...

So common in Europe, but you don't see it much here in the states. I guess wearing tights might affect their masculinity! :rolleyes:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-05-2015, 05:42 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,439
Posted By Heidi
same here... I started taking off infants...

same here...

I started taking off infants socks before nap a long time ago. It dawned on me one day that exactly that could happen. Socks go in shoes in cubbies here.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-04-2015, 06:59 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 966
Posted By Heidi
I agree...show them the video. Then, it's time...

I agree...show them the video. Then, it's time to have the "what can we do to help him so this doesn't happen again?" and "hey, since this is fairly recent, do you suppose the TV could be the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-30-2015, 05:39 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 602
Posted By Heidi
Fun times!:rolleyes: Maybe call mom and have...

Fun times!:rolleyes:

Maybe call mom and have HER tell dcg to knock it off now. Maybe dcg thinks if she whines long enough and loud enough, mom will come get her?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-30-2015, 05:14 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 985
Posted By Heidi
I'm proud of you for apologizing! So often,...

I'm proud of you for apologizing! So often, these discussions spiral very quickly. Pat'in you on the back here... :)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-29-2015, 06:10 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 724
Posted By Heidi
You're most welcome. I hope you find someone...

You're most welcome. I hope you find someone awesome!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-29-2015, 12:38 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 724
Posted By Heidi
In that case, sounds like a valid plan! Now, to...

In that case, sounds like a valid plan! Now, to find a good assistant! :) I'd call MATC Milwaukee and find out how to advertise for an ECE student.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-29-2015, 12:32 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 985
Posted By Heidi
I agree completely! In general, we as...

I agree completely!

In general, we as parents, providers, or teachers tend to hear a lot of "you are doing it wrong" when what we need is "here are some ideas" or "gee, that sounds awful for you!"
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