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Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-15-2018, 03:57 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 619
Posted By happymom
Once my husband was going out of town but still...

Once my husband was going out of town but still had to work the day of his flight. He was going to be gone for 2 weeks and stopped at the daycare to say goodbye to the kids on his way to the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-15-2018, 03:17 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 619
Posted By happymom
I agree with this 100 percent. Also, please...

I agree with this 100 percent. Also, please don't hold it against her. When you are a mom and researching daycare, you read a lot of horror stories and try to do everything to be proactive and...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-15-2018, 02:32 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 201
Posted By happymom
My daycare center uses infants (babies who do...

My daycare center uses
infants (babies who do not meet the criteria to move to the ones room)
ones (must be at least 12 months, walking and down to 1 nap per day and off bottles)
twos (over 24...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-05-2018, 09:30 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 567
Posted By happymom
Honestly I woudln't worry too much. It's a...

Honestly I woudln't worry too much.

It's a business transaction and from my experience it's very typical to leave clients (especially) and current employees in the dark.

It's a shame that so...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-04-2018, 04:51 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 426
Posted By happymom
I'm the mom that lets her kids freeze and they...

I'm the mom that lets her kids freeze and they never wear coats in the car. I put them in a light jacket or sweatshirt to wear in their carseat and usually don't even bother to put it on them when...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-21-2017, 02:59 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 358
Posted By happymom
For us being in undies made no difference. We...

For us being in undies made no difference. We moved my oldest from diapers to undies both day and night at the same time. While he was doing great during the day; nights were another story!

He...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-20-2017, 04:14 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,011
Posted By happymom
I'm just going to chime in because I am...

I'm just going to chime in because I am interested in the topic (I am a parent of kids in a large daycare center) but I know that at our center the infants are taken out in cribs like you described. ...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-18-2017, 01:43 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 544
Posted By happymom
So I talked to his teacher. Apparently they...

So

I talked to his teacher. Apparently they are working on consonant digraphs -- hence all of the TH and WH words and credit is given as long as the child attempts the full words.

I don't...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-15-2017, 04:27 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 544
Posted By happymom
Props to all the homeschooling moms!

Props to all the homeschooling moms!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-15-2017, 01:50 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 544
Posted By happymom
It's super weird. I feel like he does pretty...

It's super weird. I feel like he does pretty well, he got 9/10 on his first test, 8/10 on the second, 10/10 on the third...and then he's taking this test today. I was wrong in my initial post,...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-15-2017, 01:25 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 544
Posted By happymom
They place the kids different spelling lists...

They place the kids different spelling lists depending on their abilities. I don't know how the placement works or any of that. I think there are 4 levels, the first two are for kids who are having...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-15-2017, 11:17 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 544
Posted By happymom
We got into the Charter school we wanted. They...

We got into the Charter school we wanted. They still follow the common core.

I guess it's okay. It just seems too hard, like how does a 5 year old get anything out of learning how to spell...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-15-2017, 10:54 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 544
Posted By happymom
It's definitely hard to understand and hard to...

It's definitely hard to understand and hard to help him with his homework. I can't even follow the directions, it scares me for what's in store when he gets older.

I'm really lucky to have a kid...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-15-2017, 10:44 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 544
Posted By happymom
It's not that he can't spell the easy words. It...

It's not that he can't spell the easy words. It just seems like once you learn those words, wouldn't it make more sense to go to --um, I dunno, 4 letter words like "this" and "then" and "math" (I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-15-2017, 10:19 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 544
Posted By happymom
Sorry, maybe this should be in the off topic...

Sorry, maybe this should be in the off topic chat. My bad
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-15-2017, 10:18 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 544
Posted By happymom
Kindergarten Spelling Tests

I don't remember ever having a spelling test in kindergarten. That said, I don't remember much of kindergarten. But now I have a kindergartner and I feel like his spelling words are way too hard. ...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-14-2017, 04:57 PM
Replies: 4,110
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 395,701
Posted By happymom
:lol::lol::lol:happyfacehappyface

:lol::lol::lol:happyfacehappyface
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-14-2017, 12:29 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 514
Posted By happymom
Don't worry. Your daycare kid is the exact...

Don't worry.

Your daycare kid is the exact same size as my son (who is almost 6 and considered a healthy height and weight by his doctor).

It's too bad they feed him junk all the time, but I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-11-2017, 04:28 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 618
Posted By happymom
How old is he? My child was this child...

How old is he?

My child was this child around the time he turned 3. We tried everything, but still dealt with prying him off me at drop off.

We curbed it by having a "homework" page sent home...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-08-2017, 02:35 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,637
Posted By happymom
Thank you. It's funny I never saw the red flags,...

Thank you. It's funny I never saw the red flags, I feel like I was sooooooooo blind because I trusted her so much. I had zero reason not to, after all, if I didn't trust her why would I leave my...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-08-2017, 10:41 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 782
Posted By happymom
Also talking to children who can not talk and...

Also talking to children who can not talk and expecting the adult in the room to answer you is also dumb. While I am bitching.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-08-2017, 10:41 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 782
Posted By happymom
I have never seen the point of blaming anyone...

I have never seen the point of blaming anyone else because you get sick. Everyone gets sick sometimes. Sometimes (usually) my kids get sick first and then I get sick. Is it "because of them"?
...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-08-2017, 09:24 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 639
Posted By happymom
Our daycare puts initials on every diaper and the...

Our daycare puts initials on every diaper and the diapers are placed in that child's cubby.

Don't accept him into care if you don't have enough diapers for the day.

ELIMINATE DIAPER BAGS. ...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-08-2017, 09:15 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 7,426
Posted By happymom
I was "sold" on the ventaire bottles with my...

I was "sold" on the ventaire bottles with my first son 6 years ago.

Then I was "sold" on dr browns with my second son. I ditched all the pieces and just used them like a regular bottle with a...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-06-2017, 01:42 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,637
Posted By happymom
I have to admit I didn't read every comment here...

I have to admit I didn't read every comment here but when your child tells you something that is concerning to you, DON'T brush it off just because she is 3. I don't want to scare you....it's...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-21-2017, 12:30 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 921
Posted By happymom
Is he really a 40lb 11 month old?

Is he really a 40lb 11 month old?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-03-2017, 02:05 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,076
Posted By happymom
They are gutsy! I was upset when I was...

They are gutsy!

I was upset when I was told that my 1 year old was being put in time out. I personally did not feel it was appropriate at his level of development at the time.

Never in my...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-03-2017, 10:49 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 937
Posted By happymom
Thank you everyone for the advice. I am leaning...

Thank you everyone for the advice. I am leaning towards sticking with the center, especially as we are looking for a home closer to the school and the daycare center.

Right now we are in a...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-02-2017, 01:47 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 937
Posted By happymom
One other thing is that she lives a bit out of...

One other thing is that she lives a bit out of the way, probably will add 8 miles a day of extra driving (more if we buy a new house closer to school)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-02-2017, 01:41 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 937
Posted By happymom
Yes, this would be for next year when they are...

Yes, this would be for next year when they are both in first grade. This is the third time she has approached me about it and is very serious about her offer.

I didn't know drop in centers were a...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-02-2017, 12:44 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 937
Posted By happymom
A Very Nice Offer

My little boy's best friend's mom has offered to take my son after school and school out days (they go to the same charter school) as long as they are not on vacation (which they do about 3 times a...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-02-2017, 11:50 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,345
Posted By happymom
My kids don't grow fast enough to buy things that...

My kids don't grow fast enough to buy things that are too big, with growing room. My 31lb almost 6 year old has been in size 8 shoes for over a year. I took him shopping for school shoes and tried...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-25-2017, 03:52 PM
Replies: 960
Views: 170,104
Posted By happymom
My mom is visiting (yay!) and she is staying with...

My mom is visiting (yay!) and she is staying with us and helping me with my kids while my husband is on a business trip.

This morning my 2 year old woke up at 4:30am. I went in to his room to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-25-2017, 01:44 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,100
Posted By happymom
You are all so kind. This actually made me tear...

You are all so kind. This actually made me tear up. Just something as simple as "he's getting so close" and talking about it with the parent so THEY can share their excitement with YOU about the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-13-2017, 08:54 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,375
Posted By happymom
The horror!

The horror!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-11-2017, 02:20 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,375
Posted By happymom
My children are never ever in coats in the car...

My children are never ever in coats in the car because coats are dangerous in car seats. :ouch: To me it's silly to put on a coat to walk 20ft from the car to the daycare. They wear cotton hoodies...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-29-2017, 11:29 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 921
Posted By happymom
This comes from the book "Oh Crap, Potty...

This comes from the book "Oh Crap, Potty Training" -- the author states over and over that underpants create the feeling of a diaper because of muscle memory.

If she is using this method for potty...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-22-2017, 04:33 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 828
Posted By happymom
Good luck! I might be the odd one out, I...

Good luck!

I might be the odd one out, I find potty training quite exciting!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-22-2017, 03:03 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,645
Posted By happymom
Thanks for sharing the thread =) I am...

Thanks for sharing the thread =)

I am finding it quite amusing
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-01-2017, 01:36 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 720
Posted By happymom
Grandparents love to do this. My in-laws...

Grandparents love to do this.

My in-laws will plan to pick up my kids from daycare for no other reason but they want to spend time with them. I notify daycare, and IN LAWS DAWDLE THEIR WAY AROUND...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-30-2017, 04:06 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,243
Posted By happymom
Could his parents be lying? Have you seen...

Could his parents be lying?

Have you seen him partake in the behaviors that they describe?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-21-2017, 03:38 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 798
Posted By happymom
I didn't quite get the "traveling to totality"...

I didn't quite get the "traveling to totality" hype, but now I do. I can see how cool and how different it would have been than it was here (92%) -- it was still neat, but I can see how traveling...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-21-2017, 11:53 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 798
Posted By happymom
Very cool! I got a phone call from my...

Very cool!

I got a phone call from my daycare center asking for written permission for them to take my son outside and view with his glasses. I was told this morning that they had planned for all...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-21-2017, 10:50 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 798
Posted By happymom
Blackcat! Thanks for the link, that's...

Blackcat!

Thanks for the link, that's wonderful. I keep going outside of work to check on it and IT IS SO COOL!!!! I thought all the hype was dumb, but it really is pretty neat.

I've got a...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-21-2017, 09:32 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 798
Posted By happymom
Eclipse

Forgive me if I missed an already existing thread on this. Are any of you guys doing anything for the eclipse with the kids?

I am actually feeling super guilty for sending my kids (especially my...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-18-2017, 12:33 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 864
Posted By happymom
Were they a no call/no show today?

Were they a no call/no show today?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-17-2017, 04:18 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 725
Posted By happymom
I am so sorry you got marked down for such petty...

I am so sorry you got marked down for such petty stuff.

I can imagine I would be very frustrated if this happened to me. What is wrong with glue and shaving cream?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-10-2017, 11:29 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,047
Posted By happymom
Ok My son bit someone again yesterday. I am...

Ok

My son bit someone again yesterday. I am trying very hard not to get defensive/blame. I learned that the child who was bit had come from behind my son and reached over his shoulder to try to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-08-2017, 02:12 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,047
Posted By happymom
It seems like the daycare staff place the blame...

It seems like the daycare staff place the blame on the victim more often than anything.

"He was getting in his space"

I didn't mean to come off that it was the daycares job to prevent the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-08-2017, 01:52 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,047
Posted By happymom
Awesome, thank you! Yeah I feel bad for the...

Awesome, thank you!

Yeah I feel bad for the mom who's child is getting bit every day. Not to imply that some kids deserve to get bit, but if a child is doing something to provoke a biter, that...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-08-2017, 01:42 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,213
Posted By happymom
I don't think you should say anything. ...

I don't think you should say anything.

Perhaps post something on your bulletin board about toddler nutrition and the food groups. If you want to choose what the kids are eating in your care, I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-08-2017, 12:32 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,047
Posted By happymom
Pestle, can you please show me what is inside the...

Pestle, can you please show me what is inside the bitey box? I'd like to make my son one or two to possibly help him.

I'm definitely not "in a tizzy" nor am I looking to remove my children from...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-08-2017, 11:29 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,047
Posted By happymom
My library does not carry this book, BUT, I...

My library does not carry this book, BUT, I recognize the cover and I think they have pages printed out and hanging in the 1s and 2s classroom.

I have read through the bulletins posted on...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-08-2017, 11:23 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,047
Posted By happymom
Is it not their job to find a way to stop the...

Is it not their job to find a way to stop the biting and keep the kids safe?

If they can't stop 16 kids from biting with 2 adults in the room, shouldn't it be common sense that they either need a...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-08-2017, 10:53 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,047
Posted By happymom
I've been told it's a problem in the 2s class my...

I've been told it's a problem in the 2s class my a staff member. There's only so much I can do as a parent, but if there is biting in that class, I will request from the director to staff it...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-08-2017, 10:27 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,047
Posted By happymom
Is Biting Related To Teething?

So my child (22 months) has recently started attempting to bite. He has actually bit another child once, but I think he is testing the waters.

One of his teachers said it's because he is...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-07-2017, 12:21 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 909
Posted By happymom
Good luck to you! I'm sorry you've fallen on...

Good luck to you! I'm sorry you've fallen on hard times :hug::hug::hug:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-03-2017, 04:02 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,047
Posted By happymom
My daycare has it in their contract that rates...

My daycare has it in their contract that rates increase by $2/week per child every September.

It's not much, but if you have 8 kids, it comes out to $768/year -- which is probably only about a...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-28-2017, 03:21 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 879
Posted By happymom
This x10! Everyone is doing their very best,...

This x10! Everyone is doing their very best, yourself, your child and your child care provider. Even if you are disappointed and your child has an "off" day - tell your provider thank you for...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-28-2017, 10:19 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 879
Posted By happymom
I have a little bit of a different philosophy on...

I have a little bit of a different philosophy on this and am a parent as well and don't really agree with the "wait until they are ready" mantra. I think potty training is absolutely a learned...
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 07-20-2017, 01:34 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,442
Posted By happymom
You're right. It's a huge thing I have...

You're right. It's a huge thing I have considered....like if I asked the daycare to use a harnessed seat I provided -- I've asked his thought on it as well, he absolutely does not want to use a car...
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 07-20-2017, 01:32 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,442
Posted By happymom
I am pretty sure it's a class C bus, it's about...

I am pretty sure it's a class C bus, it's about half the size of the normal school buses (a short bus) -- It's yellow and looks exactly like normal school buses but it says the daycare name and phone...
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 07-20-2017, 12:53 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,442
Posted By happymom
Thinking over it more, I feel like it's NOT...

Thinking over it more, I feel like it's NOT really a big deal.

If they want him to wear a seatbelt -- the chance that he will be injured due to wearing a lapbelt only seems very slim. I reviewed...
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 07-20-2017, 12:50 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,442
Posted By happymom
Public school, but will be taking the private bus...

Public school, but will be taking the private bus owned by the daycare.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-20-2017, 12:27 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 856
Posted By happymom
Just unfollow her. Daycare IS expensive. Kids...

Just unfollow her. Daycare IS expensive. Kids are expensive. My daycare costs are about 1.4x my mortgage, and I won't lie, I DO complain about it.

I celebrate when my kids are no longer...
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 07-20-2017, 11:03 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,875
Posted By happymom
The situation is all fixed. His primary teacher...

The situation is all fixed. His primary teacher is amazing. He naps about 1 day a week and is so proud of himself when he does :D The other non-napper left the daycare and that helped a lot!

We...
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 07-20-2017, 10:23 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,442
Posted By happymom
Sorry to revive this old thread... My kid is...

Sorry to revive this old thread...

My kid is now starting kindergarten and will be riding the bus daily to elementary school from daycare and back to daycare after school. It's about 1 mile away....
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 07-19-2017, 10:37 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,875
Posted By happymom
Just wanted to say, my little guy is off to...

Just wanted to say, my little guy is off to kindergarten, too!!!

We'll stay in our center for their before/after school program/bus option. I'm so excited though! NO MORE NAPS!!! :D:D:D:D:D:D:D
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-18-2017, 02:16 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 732
Posted By happymom
So I didn't read all the comments I used to do...

So I didn't read all the comments
I used to do this as a kid and mix the chalk dust with salt and make "sand art" and it was unbelievably fun for us =)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-14-2017, 09:36 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 805
Posted By happymom
I am not a provider, but I 100% agree with this. ...

I am not a provider, but I 100% agree with this. My kids do SO WELL in daycare and I think it's because they both started really young.

My first was 12 weeks (we had a nanny since 5 weeks, but...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-11-2017, 01:22 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 455
Posted By happymom
That's a wonderful link, thank you!

That's a wonderful link, thank you!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-11-2017, 12:57 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 455
Posted By happymom
Thanks so much!

Thanks so much!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-11-2017, 11:26 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 455
Posted By happymom
Daycare For Adults With Special Needs

Does anyone have any resources for opening a home daycare for adults with special needs in California?

What are the laws and requirements as far as licensing and (ratios?) go?

Is there state...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-10-2017, 08:50 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 609
Posted By happymom
Thanks you guys. The morning teachers were...

Thanks you guys.

The morning teachers were not doing potty treats regularly, but I found out 2 of the afternoon teachers were. Guess which teachers were taking him to the potty 4-6 times per...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-07-2017, 04:09 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 509
Posted By happymom
It seems like a great idea, especially if it's...

It seems like a great idea, especially if it's run like a preschool and everyone has the same dropoff/pickup time.

It's kind of like a reverse bus stop :)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-07-2017, 04:04 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 609
Posted By happymom
I'm going to talk to the afternoon teacher today...

I'm going to talk to the afternoon teacher today about stopping treats and I'll talk to his main teacher on Monday.

I just didn't want people to think I was a mean mom for saying he couldn't have...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-07-2017, 02:43 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 609
Posted By happymom
He doesn't really talk yet. He is only just...

He doesn't really talk yet. He is only just starting to string words together and communicates with one word sentences and pointing *or yelling.

About a week into potty training him, my husband...
Forum: Book Club - Reviews / Suggestions 07-07-2017, 01:54 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,653
Posted By happymom
I regret to say that I didn't make it passed the...

I regret to say that I didn't make it passed the slow part of the story...

I couldn't renew because someone was in line to check it out next, so I had to return the book to the library. His...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-07-2017, 01:13 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 609
Posted By happymom
He is producing something. When he pees in the...

He is producing something. When he pees in the potty it says "TW" for toilet wet or "TD" for toilet dry. He is a master of peeing when he wants, I am certain it is just a few drops. I've seen him...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-07-2017, 11:23 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 609
Posted By happymom
There is nothing in the handbook covering potty...

There is nothing in the handbook covering potty training (at least I was never given anything, he was 5 weeks old when I enrolled him so potty training wasn't really on the radar and my older child...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-07-2017, 11:02 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 609
Posted By happymom
Ok perfect! I think I will do that. He...

Ok perfect!

I think I will do that. He definitely doesn't need to be getting treats for going to the toilet. It's inhibiting everyone (I would hate to be the teacher left in the classroom with...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-07-2017, 10:02 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 609
Posted By happymom
"Potty Treats"

Please tell me if I'm just making a big deal when it's not a big deal at all.

My son is recently potty trained (2 months ago) and his teacher and I have daily conversations about how he's doing. ...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-06-2017, 01:42 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 488
Posted By happymom
What the hell! I'm so mad for you after...

What the hell!

I'm so mad for you after reading this. We have had some biting problems, also (not to the extent). I'd be livid if my child's care was taken away because I talked to them about...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-06-2017, 01:12 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,044
Posted By happymom
Reading through this and knowing what I know...

Reading through this and knowing what I know NOW...I realize there is no point in contacting references.

As a first time mom looking for daycare....I absolutely asked for references AND called and...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-27-2017, 11:50 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,523
Posted By happymom
My daycare (center) is open on the 3rd but closed...

My daycare (center) is open on the 3rd but closed on the 4th (paid).
My company has decided to close (unpaid) on the 3rd and (paid) on the 4th.

My husband's company is open on the 3rd (but...
Forum: Book Club - Reviews / Suggestions 06-09-2017, 04:55 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,653
Posted By happymom
Just wanted to let you know I got the book and am...

Just wanted to let you know I got the book and am a few chapters in.

I might have a different view as an agnostic person reading it. I tend to read through the religious portions as "wah wah...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-09-2017, 10:13 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,448
Posted By happymom
Ah yes, parent =) but yes, I can see how...

Ah yes, parent =)

but yes, I can see how this instance is different.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-09-2017, 09:41 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,448
Posted By happymom
I just want to say that just because a child...

I just want to say that just because a child questions an injury does not mean they are a liability to your daycare.

I always let daycare know if my toddler son was injured at home if he has a...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-08-2017, 03:12 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 704
Posted By happymom
When my husband and I were dating and we had a...

When my husband and I were dating and we had a roommate who lost his job, I saw a "now hiring" sign at the local Arby's and asked for an application for my roommate --- they wouldn't give me one and...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-01-2017, 04:48 PM
Replies: 960
Views: 170,104
Posted By happymom
Yesterday my 5yo had an "ouch report" ...

Yesterday my 5yo had an "ouch report"

Teacher says he drove a car into a friend and the friend in turn through a block at him and it hit him in the forehead.

I asked my 5yo about driving a car...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-26-2017, 09:17 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 829
Posted By happymom
:lol::lol::lol::lol::lol:

:lol::lol::lol::lol::lol:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-24-2017, 12:46 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,603
Posted By happymom
I totally get that, also as a provider you see...

I totally get that, also as a provider you see the inside WAY more than someone standing in line at the grocery store.

I just feel bad that people have to worry about being judged, especially if...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-24-2017, 12:30 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,603
Posted By happymom
Sorry, I also didn't realize it was old.

Sorry, I also didn't realize it was old.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-24-2017, 12:29 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,603
Posted By happymom
What I want to know is WHY ARE WE PAYING...

What I want to know is WHY ARE WE PAYING ATTENTION TO HOW OTHER PEOPLE PAY FOR THEIR GROCERIES!?

I have never in my life noticed that someone was paying for groceries with something other than...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-23-2017, 09:37 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 944
Posted By happymom
So heartbreaking

So heartbreaking
Forum: Book Club - Reviews / Suggestions 05-18-2017, 01:05 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,653
Posted By happymom
I just put it on hold at my library :) thank...

I just put it on hold at my library :)
thank you for the recommend!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-18-2017, 12:29 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 566
Posted By happymom
Cloth diapers get old and can have problems that...

Cloth diapers get old and can have problems that are not fixed by a proper wash routine/stripping/etc.

IF the elastics are worn/stretched -- diapers will leak, the only way to fix is to replace...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-16-2017, 10:04 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,913
Posted By happymom
There is another aspect to consider as well with...

There is another aspect to consider as well with the cloth diapering.

Child comes to care in a diaper and leaves in a diaper each day. So if your daycare owns the diapers, you will also need to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-15-2017, 03:26 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,913
Posted By happymom
Also, as a cloth diapering mom myself, what are...

Also, as a cloth diapering mom myself, what are your plans to include washing soiled diapers?

Will you be providing the diapers?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-15-2017, 03:25 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,913
Posted By happymom
I am a parent. Recently there was a thread on...

I am a parent. Recently there was a thread on greener/waste free daycare's that was very appealing to me.

It seems like you already have a handle on that, so I would expand that direction and...
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