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Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-28-2018, 10:59 AM
Replies: 4,786
Sticky: Venting Thread
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Posted By Farmerswife
19 month old loves to hang on the gate to my...

19 month old loves to hang on the gate to my kitchen. When I walk towards her she lets go, but as soon as I walk away, she grabs it again. She is very stubborn so the only way to attempt to get...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-22-2018, 08:51 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,259
Posted By Farmerswife
The crazy thing is, is I can see the "cut off...

The crazy thing is, is I can see the "cut off line". Parents in their late 30's/40's seem to parent more like I do and the younger 30's on down are the more "difficult" parents.

I asked my 20 year...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-22-2018, 07:41 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,259
Posted By Farmerswife
What Has Changed?

To you long time providers...what has changed the most over the years? In regards to parents/kids, not licensing, etc.

I have not been in the business long, but I sent my kids to daycare 20 years...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-22-2018, 07:35 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 440
Posted By Farmerswife
Thank You! I am fine with shortening her nap and...

Thank You! I am fine with shortening her nap and seeing how she does, but I completely agree that it's Mom's issue, not mine. Thank you for confirming that I'm not just being a grumpy provider!
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Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-22-2018, 06:24 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 440
Posted By Farmerswife
Today she came in the grumpiest she has ever...

Today she came in the grumpiest she has ever been. She usually plays on the floor really good...not today! Wants to be held and cries when she can see me if I'm not holding her. I don't think it's a...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-22-2018, 05:36 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 440
Posted By Farmerswife
Morning Nap

What age do you start transitioning away from a morning nap? I have an almost 1 yr old and Mom says she doesn't sleep at night so she would like to try to cut out her morning nap. I don't know how...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-08-2018, 04:50 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,518
Posted By Farmerswife
Wow! I don't understand why parents give kids...

Wow! I don't understand why parents give kids cell phones to play with. All of my nieces and nephews want to walk around with their older cousin's/aunt's cell phones at family functions and they let...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-08-2018, 10:45 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 929
Posted By Farmerswife
They pay for the hours they are here. I only...

They pay for the hours they are here. I only accept families who need 4 or 5 days of care at least 8 hrs/day. They are a 4 day/week family and sometimes like to come on the 5th day so DCM can get her...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-08-2018, 06:45 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 929
Posted By Farmerswife
Charging Full Day Rate For 3 Hours Of Care

I'm looking at changing my rates and I really like the daily flat rate based on pick up time. I have a family who will often bring their child on DCM's day off just for a few hours to get groceries,...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-06-2018, 12:54 PM
Replies: 4,786
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 468,477
Posted By Farmerswife
1 yr old has been out for a week and a half with...

1 yr old has been out for a week and a half with Influenza. It's amazing how quickly they can forget how to nap when they hang out with Mom and Grandma for 10 days!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-06-2018, 06:27 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 788
Posted By Farmerswife
Super Bowl "hangover"? I think my kids have had a...

Super Bowl "hangover"? I think my kids have had a delay the day after the Super Bowl the last 3 years. There has always been a little bit of snow, but they seem to call the delay early in the evening...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-23-2018, 10:11 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 647
Posted By Farmerswife
When I first read this, I didn't believe this...

When I first read this, I didn't believe this could be true. My thinking was this kid is "spoiled" and gets whatever he wants so that's why he needs more attention because he's use to being the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-22-2018, 10:41 AM
Replies: 1,956
Views: 257,698
Posted By Farmerswife
Not daycare related, but my son was put on an IEP...

Not daycare related, but my son was put on an IEP for reading last year. His teacher emailed me earlier that he stayed in the classroom for his math test today and scored a 91% without any...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-18-2018, 02:23 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 647
Posted By Farmerswife
Center of Attention

I have a DCB, 3.5. He always needs to be the center of attention, positive or negative. If another child tells me a story or shows me something, he interrupts and tells me something irrelevant, if he...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-12-2018, 08:23 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,580
Posted By Farmerswife
Yes! The one family I have termed because of...

Yes! The one family I have termed because of behavior, the mom "sucked up" to me. Always tipped good, brought random treats to share, gave me gifts for my Birthday, Mother's Day, Christmas, etc. Her...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-09-2018, 11:33 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,625
Posted By Farmerswife
I like this structure! How do you handle drop...

I like this structure! How do you handle drop offs? I have one family who will bring her child occasionally on her day off so Mom will drop off an hour later than normal to let her sleep in, etc. Do...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-08-2018, 05:43 AM
Replies: 4,786
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 468,477
Posted By Farmerswife
DCG 3 droped her bowl of cereal with milk within...

DCG 3 droped her bowl of cereal with milk within 15 minutes of me opening. Happy Monday!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-05-2018, 07:10 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 744
Posted By Farmerswife
Thank you for the quick responses. Dad said they...

Thank you for the quick responses. Dad said they are going to put him back on formula to see if that helps. I told them they need to talk to their Dr. We'll see what happens! Do you still serve...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-05-2018, 06:37 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 744
Posted By Farmerswife
Too Much Juice

DCB 12 months was taken off of formula during Christmas break. A little back story. When he was 11 months, Mom and Dad wanted to slowly transition him to whole milk. Immediately I noticed issues;...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-03-2018, 07:17 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 754
Posted By Farmerswife
My DS is 9 and still drives me crazy when he's...

My DS is 9 and still drives me crazy when he's home. He doesn't do anything terrible, just likes to be in charge. One thing I have learned is not to "punish" him in front of the other kids and send...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-30-2017, 08:29 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 938
Posted By Farmerswife
Is It Worth Opening A Center

I currently have an in-home daycare and am legally unlicensed. I get a lot of calls from new soon-to-be moms looking for care. We are a very small community and I know many of the other in-home...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-10-2017, 01:10 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,064
Posted By Farmerswife
Switching To Whole Milk

Almost 1 year old has had terrible diaper rash this week. His BM's are loose and are not like his normal diapers. Mom blames it on teething...you know because teething causes everything! They started...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-09-2017, 08:04 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,809
Posted By Farmerswife
I have a gate in my play room to keep big kids...

I have a gate in my play room to keep big kids and little kids separated. I rinse and repeat until I'm blue in the face for the 1 yr old not to touch the gate. She does not listen! How do you do it???
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