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Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-27-2011, 09:32 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,667
Posted By mrs.meg
I have done this so that I could stay at home...

I have done this so that I could stay at home with my kids. I have become burnt out to a point that I feel like kids are just work, and I am SO tired. My husband is not much support with my own...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-26-2011, 06:28 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,715
Posted By mrs.meg
It seems that you would need a small "gym" in...

It seems that you would need a small "gym" in your home! The exercise videos are a good idea, though.

It seems that blame is always shifted from the parents to the school or daycare, so that the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-26-2011, 06:14 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,445
Posted By mrs.meg
I am sure you are doing a great job at all you...

I am sure you are doing a great job at all you do! Take a break, and get away alone, that helps me A LOT. I don't get away often, but when I am feeling overwhelmed it is time for me to have a day...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-26-2011, 06:08 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,401
Posted By mrs.meg
I always have mixed age groups and it is...

I always have mixed age groups and it is difficult. We do not do any cutting because the 2 year old thinks she is as big as everyone else and would throw a FIT to cut. She has to do everything that...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-21-2011, 01:05 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 16,213
Posted By mrs.meg
I wish that we could recognize overspoiling,...

I wish that we could recognize overspoiling, never telling your child "no", and letting your child run your household as abuse, but this is the way people want their kids these days.

I live in a...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-10-2011, 05:41 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,967
Posted By mrs.meg
I love this!! So many people think that kids...

I love this!!

So many people think that kids are to be entertained instead of playing. I watch a little boy (3) who honestly does not know how to play without his older sister, he cannot even...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-09-2011, 03:43 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,283
Posted By mrs.meg
Thanks Live and learn, I will talk to her face to...

Thanks Live and learn, I will talk to her face to face, I just hate confrontation, so I guess I am a little afraid and it is stupid!

It is like the opposite of the mom going to McD's. She and...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-09-2011, 09:41 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,283
Posted By mrs.meg
I am going to copy that, Nannyde, it seems that...

I am going to copy that, Nannyde, it seems that everything has to be spelled out for them and even if I think I am specific, they try to wiggle through.

yourtooloud, that is hilarious!! I probably...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-09-2011, 09:16 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,448
Posted By mrs.meg
He has taken advantage completely. You sound a...

He has taken advantage completely. You sound a lot like me and I have a hard time being firm with parents. I would suggest that you give him a week's notice at the most and tell him after that you...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-09-2011, 09:07 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,283
Posted By mrs.meg
Breakfast...Again

Hi,

I had told all of you about my breakfast situation, it has been one week since school has been out and we have not been doing breakfast, and I already have a mom who came in today with her...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-06-2011, 05:50 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 8,259
Posted By mrs.meg
It is like any other job, there are good and bad...

It is like any other job, there are good and bad days. Personally, 20 years ago I could have possibly done this job and been happy. We have this culture now that the kids are the parents and...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-06-2011, 05:36 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,298
Posted By mrs.meg
Best wishes for you. I will be giving this up in...

Best wishes for you. I will be giving this up in August, but I may keep 2 part-time (just AS) because they are neighbors. I won't have any during the day except my own and I will be working 2 days a...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-06-2011, 05:31 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,266
Posted By mrs.meg
I do treat my kids differently, but not in front...

I do treat my kids differently, but not in front of the dck's. If I were the parent and that happened with other kids eating ice cream in front of the others, I would remove my child. That is very...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-03-2011, 10:57 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 5,119
Posted By mrs.meg
I use a baby monitor and I keep the door locked. ...

I use a baby monitor and I keep the door locked. We are out in the country and I just feel more safe, I keep the baby monitor by the door. Knock because one of the dcb broke the door bell a long...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-03-2011, 10:45 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 18,288
Posted By mrs.meg
This happens every single summer here. Last...

This happens every single summer here. Last summer the kid was male, and very handsome and he clearly had used his looks and charm to get people to buy. We did this a few years back with religious...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-01-2011, 06:33 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 9,285
Posted By mrs.meg
Unhappy I looked into getting licensed a while back, and...

I looked into getting licensed a while back, and it didn't look too painful. Just would take some time.

I think I am ready to go back to work. I seem to be going through some things emotionally...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-01-2011, 11:42 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,896
Posted By mrs.meg
I know they probably do not really even like...

I know they probably do not really even like leaving them here with me, but her daughters LOVE it so much, I feel bad that they couldn't come, but I am going to leave it at that.

Sometimes I do...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-01-2011, 11:28 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 9,285
Posted By mrs.meg
It's okay, thank you for being so thoughtful. I...

It's okay, thank you for being so thoughtful. I do have my own children, 5 girls.

I actually got into this temporarily, but it has been off and on for 6 years. I have stuck with it for the last 3...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-01-2011, 09:50 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 9,285
Posted By mrs.meg
That is funny!

That is funny!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-01-2011, 08:14 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,896
Posted By mrs.meg
No, I am not licensed, and I was only leaving my...

No, I am not licensed, and I was only leaving my daughter who is 16 with my 2 nieces and my 2-year-old. So she would be here with 3 kids, I was actually going to take the dc kids with me and there...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-01-2011, 05:45 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,896
Posted By mrs.meg
Would this make you feel bad?

My sister and brother-in-law have 2 daughters who are 6 and 7. Mom is a teacher and has only allowed them to stay with grandparents and they had a babysitter when they were younger. She started...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-01-2011, 05:23 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 9,285
Posted By mrs.meg
oh, it's okay! You are right, it is not enough...

oh, it's okay! You are right, it is not enough money for what I do. I also am paying my daughter this summer to be my assistant. I only made $1600 profit last year! I know it is not really worth...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-31-2011, 04:35 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 9,285
Posted By mrs.meg
I agree, I get that "boys will be boys" thing a...

I agree, I get that "boys will be boys" thing a lot because I just have girls!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-31-2011, 03:09 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 9,285
Posted By mrs.meg
It is sad, and it drives me crazy, too. It seems...

It is sad, and it drives me crazy, too. It seems like everyone thinks it is a crime to be a parent and not allow kids to make every decision.

One thing that drives me crazy with the bunch I have...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-31-2011, 02:55 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 9,285
Posted By mrs.meg
That is the going rate here, well, daycare is...

That is the going rate here, well, daycare is only $10 more and I don't have a curriculum, so I don't charge as much. I just babysit! I take care of them, feed them and make sure they don't kill...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-31-2011, 09:32 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 5,535
Posted By mrs.meg
Nannyde, if I lived in your town, I would be...

Nannyde, if I lived in your town, I would be working! I want you to keep my kids!!:)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-31-2011, 09:06 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 9,285
Posted By mrs.meg
Country mom, I had the same type of experience...

Country mom, I had the same type of experience when I was mashing potatoes, the dcg and her brother were AMAZED! I like to bake bread with them, they had no idea how bread was made, either! Their...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-31-2011, 06:47 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 9,285
Posted By mrs.meg
I agree with you all, it is crazy! I have...

I agree with you all, it is crazy! I have problems with sugar myself and I know how addictive it is. I try to stay away from it because when I eat it, that is all I want.

Also, the price of...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-31-2011, 06:34 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 8,682
Posted By mrs.meg
Smile Well, here is what I have done with my DC boys: ...

Well, here is what I have done with my DC boys: Chew with your mouth closed or get up from my table. They immediately begin chewing with their mouths closed. I haven't had one to ignore me, yet!:)...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-31-2011, 06:08 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 9,285
Posted By mrs.meg
Breakfast...Vent

Well, I told my dc parents that I would no longer serve breakfast for the summer. One family was okay, the other was a little upset and said that she doesn't understand why I can't just give them...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-27-2011, 10:25 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,697
Posted By mrs.meg
I have been taking 2 online classes/semester...

I have been taking 2 online classes/semester since 2009. I usually do homework during naptime, too. I also do homework late at night, if I need to.

It was very easy the first few semesters. ...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-06-2011, 08:17 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,409
Posted By mrs.meg
Thanks everyone, I actually called my old boss...

Thanks everyone,
I actually called my old boss to see if she needed any part-time help. I am thinking if I could work 2 days a week I could keep 2 of the boys here because they are neighbors and...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-02-2011, 03:21 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,409
Posted By mrs.meg
The SA kids are all siblings of the little ones,...

The SA kids are all siblings of the little ones, so if I choose to lose the SA, then I would lose my little ones, but maybe I just need to say no SA and get all new ones anyways, not sure. I do feel...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-02-2011, 02:48 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,409
Posted By mrs.meg
Thanks for the suggestions and replies, it helps...

Thanks for the suggestions and replies, it helps to vent to others that actually have a clue how it feels to watch kids.

My old boss may have a job opening coming up, so I really think I will call...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-02-2011, 09:38 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,409
Posted By mrs.meg
Major Burn Out

Hello Everyone,

I haven't been on this site for a while. I am currently going to school part-time and between that and my own children and the kids I watch, I am short on time, but I had to post...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-10-2010, 05:12 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,508
Posted By mrs.meg
This is my 2nd go around with this, I quit after...

This is my 2nd go around with this, I quit after 6 months the first time. I have been doing this for 2 1/2 years now. I still do not enjoy it like I should, but I try to focus on the positive...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-04-2010, 10:03 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,738
Posted By mrs.meg
no, I don't work PT outside the home, but I would...

no, I don't work PT outside the home, but I would probably like to get out a couple nights a week. I am a part-time student, but do this online. I hope to get a degree in something not related to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-04-2010, 09:57 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,663
Posted By mrs.meg
I love this post, makes me feel better that there...

I love this post, makes me feel better that there are a few I do not enjoy as much.

I like all of the parents and kids that I have. One family, the parents are basically in their 20s but to me are...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-03-2010, 04:47 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,680
Posted By mrs.meg
Children are definitely parents nowadays! It...

Children are definitely parents nowadays! It doesn't surprise me a bit! I am amazed that 2 and 3 year old children will already show signs of "control issues", the almost 3 year old I watch always...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-23-2010, 04:48 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,828
Posted By mrs.meg
That makes me feel better. I didn't know because...

That makes me feel better. I didn't know because I don't have boys of my own, but I do see that with my friends, their boys tend to wrap mom around their little finger!

I do see that he is VERY...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-22-2010, 06:10 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,828
Posted By mrs.meg
Is this Healthy Attachment?

I have a boy who is 2 years 10 months I have been keeping for 4 weeks with his (AS) sister. His sister is 5, and in kindergarten. Last week she was here all week all day and all the kids had a...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-22-2010, 06:01 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 5,556
Posted By mrs.meg
I used to be a single mom. I only worked 4...

I used to be a single mom. I only worked 4 days/week and every other Sat. I paid full time rate and did not ever take my daughter to daycare on my day off. It never crossed my mind and I did not...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-18-2010, 05:56 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,369
Posted By mrs.meg
Thanks for your replies. I sometimes feel like I...

Thanks for your replies. I sometimes feel like I am losing my mind with these kids and their complaining about food!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-17-2010, 07:15 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,369
Posted By mrs.meg
Breakfast Advice

I wanted to ask you all about breakfast. I am thinking seriously about not serving it anymore, or only serving a small snack around 9 or 10. My kids get up at 6:30 and have breakfast before school....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-17-2010, 07:00 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,155
Posted By mrs.meg
Yeah, I have a bunch of little piggies here! I...

Yeah, I have a bunch of little piggies here! I buy the big apples, and it is 2 kids per apple. And as far as the cookies, I just cut them off after 4 or 5 of the vanilla wafers because they would...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-14-2010, 03:02 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,237
Posted By mrs.meg
I use it in the morning when they come in, so I...

I use it in the morning when they come in, so I don't have them going crazy while my little one is sleeping. It goes off at 8 (breakfast time) then they watch an educational video, only 30 minutes...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-14-2010, 06:46 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,968
Posted By mrs.meg
The boy that is giving me trouble is almost 3. I...

The boy that is giving me trouble is almost 3. I find that I have to be very FIRM with him. He only responds to a very low loud tone. I do not yell, but more of a mean mommy voice. He does not...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-14-2010, 06:36 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 6,059
Posted By mrs.meg
This post made me laugh! I feel the same way,...

This post made me laugh! I feel the same way, some days. As they get older, the poop gets so bad! I call it big MAN dumps!!! It does get old. Then when they are potty trained, as soon as I change...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-14-2010, 06:31 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,345
Posted By mrs.meg
I let a child go because of behavior once. I...

I let a child go because of behavior once. I really liked the child, but he had delays and the parents REFUSED to see it. They felt that he was normal. He slobbered really bad, couldn't communicate...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-12-2010, 10:38 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,741
Posted By mrs.meg
The reward system sounds good, and a good way to...

The reward system sounds good, and a good way to tell the parents, too.

I am glad that you all do not think I am being crazy, I will say that after one of my children almost died from a serious...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-12-2010, 10:29 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,345
Posted By mrs.meg
Oh, I have had those days!!!! I have a boy that...

Oh, I have had those days!!!! I have a boy that started here in September and once a week, usually on Monday, I am ready to tell his parents to take him elsewhere!!!!!! He doesn't look at me...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-12-2010, 09:26 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 11,096
Posted By mrs.meg
If the child is too old to nap or rest, then I do...

If the child is too old to nap or rest, then I do not keep them.

My SA children are 2- 5 year olds right now, we are on fall break and they are really good. I only have one that is giving me...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-12-2010, 06:04 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,741
Posted By mrs.meg
Gross Stuff- Vent, Soap Box, Sorry!!!!

I have a child who will be 3 in January. He is constantly picking his nose. Last week he was showing everyone, my husband and the other kids. He has learned not to show it to others and to go get...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-12-2010, 05:44 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,278
Posted By mrs.meg
That will catch up to her eventually, very...

That will catch up to her eventually, very unprofessional, to say the least!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-12-2010, 05:42 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 5,758
Posted By mrs.meg
Wow, here in the area where I live we are WAY...

Wow, here in the area where I live we are WAY behind! Most places charge $90/week at the most, that is for daycare. Most babysitters charge $80 at the most. I only charge $75, and I am thinking...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-07-2010, 09:23 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,961
Posted By mrs.meg
My reasoning is the same as Crystal. I had 2 not...

My reasoning is the same as Crystal. I had 2 not so great daycare providers. The first on was WAY too strict, to the point that it was scheduled when they went potty and got a drink of water. The...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-07-2010, 07:55 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,416
Posted By mrs.meg
Thanks for you responses. It is nice to come...

Thanks for you responses. It is nice to come and have a place to vent. I am not sure about the evaluation, I had a bad experience when I suggested this to a different parent once. It seems a lot...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-06-2010, 12:52 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,416
Posted By mrs.meg
Frustration!

I am so frustrated with myself mostly. I was getting ready to go to part-time kids/school age only. Someone asked me to keep their boy who is almost 3, I said yes. He is so much work!!!! He is in...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-16-2010, 10:41 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,434
Posted By mrs.meg
I have so many after school, that I didn't think...

I have so many after school, that I didn't think about telling her, but I will have to remember to do that if it happens again.

I did call her and she was very short and I could tell she was...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-16-2010, 04:08 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,434
Posted By mrs.meg
Fever! UGH

Hi all,

Well the dreaded fever came for one of my DK kids at 4pm yesterday. Whiny and crying with a belly ache. Temp was 101.

I haven't heard from mom and she is supposed to be here at 8:30...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-14-2010, 04:27 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,651
Posted By mrs.meg
I usually only let my earlybirds sleep for 1...

I usually only let my earlybirds sleep for 1 hour, then get them up and they go down for afternoon nap perfectly. The 1 hour nap helps a bunch in the morning, you could try it and see and wean her...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-09-2010, 03:49 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,721
Posted By mrs.meg
I do not right now because I am going to school...

I do not right now because I am going to school and have to have set times when the kids sleep so that I can do homework.

I think it is true what the pp said about getting them to go your way. ...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-09-2010, 03:44 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,448
Posted By mrs.meg
Today was better. I see what you are saying, I...

Today was better. I see what you are saying, I did give him a few toys to play with quietly while the kids were watching TV and he did okay. He does always seem to get loud, each morning no matter...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-08-2010, 10:12 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,448
Posted By mrs.meg
He'll be 3 in January. Not sure about the...

He'll be 3 in January. Not sure about the activities, I would be looking to let him go before I rearrange my schedule since I would have to let the other two kids do that, too. I would feel like I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-08-2010, 07:21 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,448
Posted By mrs.meg
BTW, thanks for the advice, it helps to talk to...

BTW, thanks for the advice, it helps to talk to someone who has been there!!!!!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-08-2010, 07:18 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,448
Posted By mrs.meg
He threw a HUGE fit while his dad was here...

He threw a HUGE fit while his dad was here because he didn't want to do the morning routine of sitting and watching cartoons until breakfast. He wants to run around the house and do whatever he...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-08-2010, 06:28 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,448
Posted By mrs.meg
Unhappy What Was I thinking?

Okay,

I just started a new DK kid yesterday. He is resisting structure at all costs. I am having trouble just being nice. I have to be very stern with him or he does not even listen. I am so...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-17-2010, 06:03 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,464
Posted By mrs.meg
I totally agree with you on all of this. I used...

I totally agree with you on all of this. I used to be a single mom, I was always feeling guilty for not being with my daughter and I worked 4 days/week, on my 5th day I would spend the day with my...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-05-2010, 05:50 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,689
Posted By mrs.meg
Sounds like it has nothing to do with sleep to...

Sounds like it has nothing to do with sleep to me. Has everything to do with a power struggle, just my opinion. But, also here it is daylight at that time now and that could have something to do...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-16-2010, 09:51 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,384
Posted By mrs.meg
I would try to get her to slow down and be more...

I would try to get her to slow down and be more aware of her environment. Keep reminding her to walk and be careful. She could be a little ADD or something and that makes for clumsy people. My...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-16-2010, 09:45 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,922
Posted By mrs.meg
Mine are all on the same schedule to. Rest-time...

Mine are all on the same schedule to. Rest-time is rest time, no matter what age at my house. I just had that conversation with a mom on Wednesday, she didn't like it but I didn't care!: It seems...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-14-2010, 02:41 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,898
Posted By mrs.meg
Wow, I'm glad you all understand, it seems that...

Wow, I'm glad you all understand, it seems that not many people do. They act like I am asking for a kidney or something. Like I get a 2 hours break, it is more like I am cleaning up for over and...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-14-2010, 04:15 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,898
Posted By mrs.meg
Arriving During Naptime

I need a little advice. The mother of the 2 brothers I watch has a crazy schedule, she works all different shifts. She loves to have days off where she can bring the kids and stay at home or go...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-29-2010, 10:05 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,954
Posted By mrs.meg
It amazes me how people think that you work for...

It amazes me how people think that you work for them or something! I think that they family I keep, mom thinks she is my boss and tries to tell me what to do. She will say she is coming at 9am and...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-29-2010, 07:19 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,254
Posted By mrs.meg
They do not have special needs. They are SPOILED...

They do not have special needs. They are SPOILED ROTTEN, that is all. They do not have to communicate because mom and dad treat them like they are 6 months old. They don't have to talk because...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-26-2010, 07:41 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,254
Posted By mrs.meg
I was not referring to you, I was making a...

I was not referring to you, I was making a statement in general. Seems that many who do not spank do not have any consequences for the bad behavior. I see it constantly everywhere. I worry about...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-26-2010, 12:12 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,254
Posted By mrs.meg
I use spanking, too for my own children when...

I use spanking, too for my own children when needed. I believe that most kids need a good old fashioned spanking at least once in their life. I use it as a last resort or when they are...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-26-2010, 06:59 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,254
Posted By mrs.meg
Good point missnikki, I will definitely remember...

Good point missnikki, I will definitely remember that.

I do offer play based activities. I personally feel that children need to play independently for a while and should not have to be...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-25-2010, 06:43 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,254
Posted By mrs.meg
I didn't think about that, I am still learning at...

I didn't think about that, I am still learning at this! Thanks for the advice, I am going to put him out if he can't get it after 3 time-outs.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-25-2010, 05:17 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,254
Posted By mrs.meg
Slow Children

Okay, I am really getting tired of bad behavior and feeling that the 2 brothers I watch just don't seem to get it. I have decided that maybe if I think of them as a little slow, maybe that will help...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-23-2010, 08:42 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,624
Posted By mrs.meg
I think this job is like anything else, some...

I think this job is like anything else, some people are made to do this and some aren't. I happen to be one person who is not!!!

I do love lots of things about it, but I still have trouble...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-23-2010, 08:30 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 6,748
Posted By mrs.meg
I couldn't afford to provide that much milk. The...

I couldn't afford to provide that much milk. The kids here have to keep their cup on the table, they can come and drink whenever they want. They only get milk or juice at breakfast and lunch and...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-01-2010, 09:12 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,828
Posted By mrs.meg
I finally got to to the point that I have been...

I finally got to to the point that I have been getting on the boys in front of mom. They come in and start running up the staircase, which they KNOW they are not even allowed on the upper level of...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-01-2010, 06:44 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,828
Posted By mrs.meg
A DIFFERENT MENTALITY-vent

Hi, I hope everyone is having a good Monday:

I keep 2 boys from the same family. I have kept several children over the past few years and I am finding that I just do not understand the mentality...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-26-2010, 01:24 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 6,477
Posted By mrs.meg
Sounds strange to me. All of my kids from 5 and...

Sounds strange to me. All of my kids from 5 and under still take naps. Some people say that some kids do not require as much sleep as others. I am not sure, I guess if this is normal for her after...
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 01-20-2010, 09:37 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 4,662
Posted By mrs.meg
I just manually have kept track of it because I...

I just manually have kept track of it because I only babysit 2 boys and they are siblings. Do you have a software program that you recommend? I have everything written down on a calendar, because...
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 01-20-2010, 09:10 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 4,662
Posted By mrs.meg
Keep Track of Hours - Taxes

Okay, I have a dumb question. for tax purposes. I watch one boy 8 hours a day, brother comes at 3 and I keep him for 2 hours, so is that 10 hours I count for taxes or 8? Just a little confused on...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-11-2009, 06:58 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,605
Posted By mrs.meg
Okay, as far as potty training I am in the EXACT...

Okay, as far as potty training I am in the EXACT situation. Mom says 2 1/2 year old is potty trained. I have to take him to the potty, every time I ask, he says no. He cannot pull his pants up or...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-24-2009, 06:44 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,679
Posted By mrs.meg
I had a baby in June and I told the parents of...

I had a baby in June and I told the parents of the kids I watch early enough and I took 4 weeks off. They made arrangements with family and it worked out well. It was summertime, so I wasn't as...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-16-2009, 03:28 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,431
Posted By mrs.meg
Thanks for your response. I called her at work...

Thanks for your response. I called her at work and she acted like she didn't want to do anything, so I said, "is it okay for this child to cough and hack for 2 more hours? I felt really sorry for...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-16-2009, 09:36 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,431
Posted By mrs.meg
Child with Asthma

Okay, mom brings boy this morning. She says he may need a treatment, so she has nebulizer machine. She says he may get to coughing a lot and then I am to give him one. Or, if he just "wants" one...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-14-2009, 10:46 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,509
Posted By mrs.meg
It gets chaotic here at times, but not every day....

It gets chaotic here at times, but not every day. The kids know that I expect them to behave and they are not allowed to act like wild animals when they are in the house. When you have a bunch of...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-10-2009, 05:41 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,788
Posted By mrs.meg
Cool Child went to preschool, confused

I have a question for all of you experienced providers. I was wondering if you have ever had a child that was good at school but very naughty at your place? I have been keeping 2 boys for over a...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-10-2009, 05:08 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 10,432
Posted By mrs.meg
Nap or hit the road!

OMG, that would get on my nerves, I would lose my mind if I didn't get an hour of peace!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I would have to tell her he either naps or she can find another daycare!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-10-2009, 11:52 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 2,080
Posted By mrs.meg
Red face I really do not think that she doesn't like it...

I really do not think that she doesn't like it there, it sounds like her parents have spoiled her and she does not know how to play independently. One of the boys I watch does have this problem...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-09-2009, 06:52 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 6,921
Posted By mrs.meg
Great article, thanks

Great article, thanks
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-09-2009, 06:47 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 8,827
Posted By mrs.meg
Well Chickenhauler, I understand what you...

Well Chickenhauler,

I understand what you are saying about keeping her job, but mom was not working, she was shopping and having a day trip with her mother. I happen to be a mom of 2 kids who...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-08-2009, 04:00 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,006
Posted By mrs.meg
good idea mac60

good idea mac60
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-08-2009, 03:58 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 4,816
Posted By mrs.meg
I am having a problem with this, too. The mom of...

I am having a problem with this, too. The mom of the boys I watch has only been working 1 day a week. She feels that if she is paying me, then I need to be caring for them. I resent it terribly, they...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-03-2009, 09:04 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 8,827
Posted By mrs.meg
I called mom and she stated that she had just...

I called mom and she stated that she had just gotten to Lexington, which is about 30 miles from where we live. I told her that his temp had gotten up to 100.2 and since I do have a baby here, I...
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