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Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-30-2010, 12:34 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,814
Posted By ConcernedMotherof2
Is anyone else wondering if there isn't something...

Is anyone else wondering if there isn't something more serious going on here with this baby? He has been running high fevers and been on fever reducer for a week now, but mom keeps downplaying it...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-29-2010, 02:30 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,604
Posted By ConcernedMotherof2
Just an FYI on that note :) The school I...

Just an FYI on that note :)

The school I attend online (cough,kaplan,cough) went through the whole process of securing grants for me (I qualified for the full amount) as soon as I submitted my...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-29-2010, 01:38 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,818
Posted By ConcernedMotherof2
Most of it hitting the trash at home...

Just a parent's point of view on this one... I love knowing that my children are being encouraged to be creative at dc, but yes-most of it hits the trash when they get home. I have had daycares that...
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 09-29-2010, 08:21 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,813
Posted By ConcernedMotherof2
I have had a provider who acted in much the same...

I have had a provider who acted in much the same manner and I have to agree that it's completely out of line. She sounds like the type who will tell you that she is the one raising your child. I...
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 09-29-2010, 08:12 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 5,391
Posted By ConcernedMotherof2
I agree with you

I came to this site when I was looking for a new dc and wound up engrossed in conversations. I, too, was floored when I read what some of the providers here were saying about parents. I fought it for...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-28-2010, 11:27 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,340
Posted By ConcernedMotherof2
That is nasty... really, really nasty. My...

That is nasty... really, really nasty. My daughter, unfortunately did the same thing, so I can tell you what probably happened. My little angel was trained at 2, but I helped her wipe for quite some...
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 09-28-2010, 11:03 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 5,391
Posted By ConcernedMotherof2
To each her own, Legomom, but you seem to have a...

To each her own, Legomom, but you seem to have a pretty strong opinion on this issue :). Personally, I never expected anything crazy weird from a DCP, but I've heard of some people asking for some...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-14-2010, 01:20 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,324
Posted By ConcernedMotherof2
$15-$25 sounds fair :) Speaking as the mother of...

$15-$25 sounds fair :) Speaking as the mother of two SA kids. It always seemed a bit much to pay a $50 registration fee.
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 09-14-2010, 12:40 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 5,366
Posted By ConcernedMotherof2
Great Idea :)

I love the way you educate your dck about spreading germs and illnesses! Personally, I have been in a situation where my kids were sick one right after the other, passing it back and forth, so that I...
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 06-25-2010, 12:46 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 6,713
Posted By ConcernedMotherof2
Just to echo what Janet said about your daughter...

Just to echo what Janet said about your daughter crying, kids do go through stages. Getting used to daycare (or even a new daycare) with a little one can be very difficult, even at the best daycare....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-25-2010, 12:17 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,986
Posted By ConcernedMotherof2
I love the responses I'm seeing here (and, I'll...

I love the responses I'm seeing here (and, I'll admit, I'm a bit surprised). The fundraiser idea or doing something for charity seem like better ideas to get the families involved in your daycare for...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-24-2010, 03:16 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,631
Posted By ConcernedMotherof2
Thank you all for your opinions, it helps a lot...

Thank you all for your opinions, it helps a lot to see both sides in this situation. I am still a little upset over the craft (I know it seems a bit trivial to still be bothering me), but mostly...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-21-2010, 07:16 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,631
Posted By ConcernedMotherof2
A Question For You All...

I haven't posted in a while, but I respect all of your opinions as dc providers and I need a little bit of advice before I go psycho-mom on my dc.

My kids are school-age (6 and 7) and they did a...
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 05-23-2010, 08:36 AM
Replies: 171
Views: 77,811
Posted By ConcernedMotherof2
tuition for school... lol

Jen... All due respect, really, but this is not a fair comparison. When you pay tuition for school, you are paying for the education. If the school is closed for whatever reason, they have to have...
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 02-27-2010, 08:16 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 12,479
Posted By ConcernedMotherof2
I would think that the bigger problem was that...

I would think that the bigger problem was that you've lost trust for her, more so than her breaking state daycare regulations. My sister was about 13 when she started watching my children as babies,...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-05-2010, 11:01 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,223
Posted By ConcernedMotherof2
If they want to keep a full-time slot open, they...

If they want to keep a full-time slot open, they need to pay for it--period. If you want to pacify them, you could offer some sort of prorated deal where they could have up to two unpaid days per...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-05-2010, 05:21 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 5,662
Posted By ConcernedMotherof2
Mac60, the sign idea sounds like a good one. You...

Mac60, the sign idea sounds like a good one. You could be creative and come up with something cute that the kids can help you decorate while you laugh with them and tell them that you don't need ucky...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-04-2010, 07:58 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,724
Posted By ConcernedMotherof2
If it were me, I would have to let her know how...

If it were me, I would have to let her know how she came across and how it made me feel, but you have to do what makes you comfortable. Hopefully this will be an isolated incident, but there is no...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-03-2010, 05:51 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,724
Posted By ConcernedMotherof2
I understand how this made you feel, but could it...

I understand how this made you feel, but could it possibly have been a simple miscommunication? What you took as an accusation may have simply been an over protective parent wanting to make sure that...
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 12-23-2009, 11:32 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 4,030
Posted By ConcernedMotherof2
I'm in agreement with the dc providers responses...

I'm in agreement with the dc providers responses here. I wouldn't want to take my kids somewhere where random people were coming and going, having arranged over the internet to drop off or pick up...
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 12-13-2009, 06:40 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,775
Posted By ConcernedMotherof2
My children have, unfortunately, had to attend...

My children have, unfortunately, had to attend several different daycares. The main reason for switching providers was moving (we used to be a military family). There have been very few instances (3...
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 12-11-2009, 06:32 PM
Replies: 171
Views: 77,811
Posted By ConcernedMotherof2
This makes no sense...

I'm sorry, but this makes absolutely no sense. Not every job provides paid vacation, 401k, insurance, bonuses or any of the other benefits you mentioned. To assume that this is the case for everyone...
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 12-09-2009, 09:21 AM
Replies: 171
Views: 77,811
Posted By ConcernedMotherof2
You're right, as a parent who has never run a...

You're right, as a parent who has never run a daycare out of my home, I really don't have an inside perspective on how much time and money you put into your business. However, expecting payment for a...
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 12-07-2009, 09:05 AM
Replies: 171
Views: 77,811
Posted By ConcernedMotherof2
What?

Okay, so when my children were attending full time dc, I was paying anywhere from $200-$250 per week, for my two children. If my two were the only kids in care, that provider would be making only...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-23-2009, 11:14 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,439
Posted By ConcernedMotherof2
I agree

My son is overly agressive and has so many trying moments, so I can somewhat empathise with the mother of this little boy. You definitely need to have a talk with his mother and try to *gently*...
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 11-10-2009, 02:02 PM
Replies: 341
Views: 163,185
Posted By ConcernedMotherof2
I wasn't going to post here, because it seems to...

I wasn't going to post here, because it seems to have turned into another one of those volatile threads where I, too, have a strong opinion. But here I go...

The best arrangement I've ever had...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-10-2009, 08:22 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,471
Posted By ConcernedMotherof2
I don't understand why a parent wouldn't give...

I don't understand why a parent wouldn't give their child tylenol... I know a lot of people don't like to give their children too much medication, but it's not going to hurt him, so why not dull his...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-09-2009, 01:04 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 30,482
Posted By ConcernedMotherof2
From the mom who has actually had to tell her...

From the mom who has actually had to tell her children that Santa Clause makes mommy pay him and mommy doesn't have much money to give him, I have to say that home-made gifts are more than...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-29-2009, 07:51 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,644
Posted By ConcernedMotherof2
UGH... so glad I left PA before the last budget...

UGH... so glad I left PA before the last budget empass... I worked for the state as an "essential employee" and used CCIS, so I would have had to work (FOR NO INCOME until the budget was passed--as...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-29-2009, 07:32 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,074
Posted By ConcernedMotherof2
I am so sorry to hear that you are going through...

I am so sorry to hear that you are going through all of that. :( I am with Chickenhauler on this one--I really hope you saved the threatening text message and keep in mind that you will encounter...
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 10-26-2009, 01:20 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 9,863
Posted By ConcernedMotherof2
Splitting custody is difficult for kids in any...

Splitting custody is difficult for kids in any circumstance. The most important thing (mentioned several times here) is *stability.* There is going to be differences in their home lives, but having...
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 10-26-2009, 12:41 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 16,835
Posted By ConcernedMotherof2
"Non-Christian"?

My thinking is that my children are getting a much better education on religion than I ever had growing up. Everything they are being taught is positive. (aside from the cultural garbage they would...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-21-2009, 11:38 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 9,601
Posted By ConcernedMotherof2
well

In the case of the state stepping in and requiring that someone have a license to care for children on a regular basis at all, I would feel as though licensing was stripping me of the choice. It was...
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 10-21-2009, 11:30 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 16,835
Posted By ConcernedMotherof2
Not quite...

The only center I could find in my area that was acceptable to me (clean, safe, loving, etc) and would provide transportation to/from school happens to be a Methodist church. Personally, I am Wiccan,...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-13-2009, 10:59 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 9,601
Posted By ConcernedMotherof2
Red face I agree!

Most 'licensed and regulated' daycares I've taken my children to have run into a hurry up and get up to code mode when they knew it was time for them to be evaluated. I would walk in to drop off my...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-07-2009, 11:05 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 9,601
Posted By ConcernedMotherof2
Yes!

:D

LMAO @ little kids who think someone else might get 5 m&m's when they only got 4!! So true!

There is a difference between caring for kids all day long and simply providing a supervised place...
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 10-07-2009, 10:57 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 6,439
Posted By ConcernedMotherof2
I hear you...

I hope that you not only found another daycare, but reported this one and refused to pay the two weeks notice (or whatever your contract stated). It sounds like she's your first child and you just...
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 10-07-2009, 10:43 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 6,979
Posted By ConcernedMotherof2
Having providers like you is how I got through...

Having providers like you is how I got through those first few years of firsts as a first-time mom :) So, on behalf of all stressed out moms who need guidance on how to get through those important...
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 10-07-2009, 10:39 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 4,464
Posted By ConcernedMotherof2
Definitely only communicate through registered...

Definitely only communicate through registered letter from this point on. If she doesn't have documentation of why you owe so much, then she has no case, so I agree with the others here who say to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-30-2009, 01:12 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 7,079
Posted By ConcernedMotherof2
I'm not sure how well it would work for an...

I'm not sure how well it would work for an in-home dc, but the center my children attend has great summertime activities that keep my kids so busy, they're ready for bed by the time I pick them up....
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 09-30-2009, 08:08 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 15,695
Posted By ConcernedMotherof2
Red face Respecting boundaries

Amanda, you hit the nail on the head when you mentioned respecting her boundaries. And just as important, it is a very appropriate time to teach the child to respect the boundaries of everyone else....
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 09-30-2009, 07:50 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 5,778
Posted By ConcernedMotherof2
Cool Reported. Done.

I did report the incident the very day it occurred. The problem is that one little report really doesn't go as far as it should. This dc has been operating for over 20 years and is respected in the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-30-2009, 07:39 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 9,601
Posted By ConcernedMotherof2
Thank you for posting this article. IMO, this is...

Thank you for posting this article. IMO, this is an example of taking rights away from parents (on deciding who can care for our children and on what terms) and punishing someone who was simply being...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-29-2009, 09:18 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,360
Posted By ConcernedMotherof2
I do the same thing at home with homemade...

I do the same thing at home with homemade pizza... all kinds of vegetables are hidden under my cheese, finely chopped so the kids have no idea. I love your red pepper idea--I will definitely give...
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 09-21-2009, 10:51 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 31,628
Posted By ConcernedMotherof2
The sibling discount thing always kind of stumped...

The sibling discount thing always kind of stumped me. I do appreciate the $5 off/week that I get at daycare because I have two kids attending (daycare rates can seem daunting to a parent when more...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-21-2009, 09:18 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 6,504
Posted By ConcernedMotherof2
Wink Free expression of opinion...

Mac, there are often times when I do not agree with what you post. We are all entitled to our opinions here. And everything that you post is open to the interpretation of all who read it. If you...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-18-2009, 11:04 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,788
Posted By ConcernedMotherof2
I think what you're asking is fair. For...

I think what you're asking is fair. For before/after school care for my two children, I pay 95/week. Should they have an inservice day and be at daycare all day, it's an *additional* $20/child per...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-18-2009, 10:56 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 6,504
Posted By ConcernedMotherof2
It's getting a little tense around here...

To be fair, Mac60, you *did* say that when a child is constantly crying and there is nothing you can do, you put them in a dark room and turn the radio on to drown out the crying. To me, this brings...
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 09-17-2009, 12:32 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 2,780
Posted By ConcernedMotherof2
It is against the law for school age children to...

It is against the law for school age children to not be in school when school is in session. However, since your children are residents of a different state, where school is already out, you are not...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-17-2009, 08:48 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 5,388
Posted By ConcernedMotherof2
I use paper towels at home for just about...

I use paper towels at home for just about everything (my favorite anti-bacterial cleaner is windex multi-surface, just spray and wipe with a paper towel--easy daily cleaning) and go through about a...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-15-2009, 12:29 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 6,504
Posted By ConcernedMotherof2
Punishment should fit the crime

I have done the same thing at home when one of my kids has spit in the other's food (yeah... they are hellions). I've never, ever been one to punish my children by making them skip a meal, but you...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-15-2009, 06:51 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 8,581
Posted By ConcernedMotherof2
Smile Aww Thank you

Just wanted to say thank you! I've been honest in my posts here and admitted to some short-comings as a parent... and it just gives me a warm happy to get the greatest compliment any parent can...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-14-2009, 08:07 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 8,581
Posted By ConcernedMotherof2
No offense taken

FormerTeacher, you're right. I didn't send her and I really don't think I would have. The point was that the thought process was there. I, myself, was surprised that I even came close to sending her...
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 09-10-2009, 06:35 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 7,917
Posted By ConcernedMotherof2
I have to agree... most of that made absolutely...

I have to agree... most of that made absolutely no sense.
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 09-09-2009, 07:34 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,487
Posted By ConcernedMotherof2
hmmm....

I agree with some of the other posts here, that there just isn't enough information here to recommend reporting anyone. If there's an actual danger, rather than simply getting report-happy, wouldn't...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-09-2009, 06:38 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 8,581
Posted By ConcernedMotherof2
Thank you, Chickenhauler! This is so true, so...

Thank you, Chickenhauler! This is so true, so much of the time. I actually considered sending my child to school yesterday, even though she woke up with a very high fever. She was dressed, lunch...
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 09-03-2009, 12:23 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 6,704
Posted By ConcernedMotherof2
My kids went to a center that was run much like...

My kids went to a center that was run much like the one you're describing. Most of the information I obtained was from one of the employees who had the most interraction with my kids. After some...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-03-2009, 07:16 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 8,581
Posted By ConcernedMotherof2
A cough and a temperature of 99.8 would make me...

A cough and a temperature of 99.8 would make me keep my kids home. I don't know about the mom of the sick boy you have in care, but as a parent, I'd want to have the little one at home with me.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-02-2009, 07:23 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 6,372
Posted By ConcernedMotherof2
I'm confused by the 4 week notice I'm seeing more...

I'm confused by the 4 week notice I'm seeing more and more mentioned on this board. Mind you, I'm merely curious, as I've never encountered a requirement for more than a two week notice. Of course,...
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 09-01-2009, 07:28 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 7,917
Posted By ConcernedMotherof2
While I agree with you that it is always best for...

While I agree with you that it is always best for children to be at home with their parents when they are young, it is not always feasable. Also, daycare can be a wonderful social learning experience...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-28-2009, 07:09 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,848
Posted By ConcernedMotherof2
First, to the father who lost his child in...

First, to the father who lost his child in daycare, my sincerest condolences. Though I know that does little good, after having sufferred every parent's worst nightmare. It is a sad fact that there...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-28-2009, 06:03 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,459
Posted By ConcernedMotherof2
You might suggest the mom look for a haberman...

You might suggest the mom look for a haberman feeder. The hospitol my daughter was born at used that to feed her my pumped breastmilk while she was in the NICU, whenever I couldn't come in to...
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 08-27-2009, 06:12 PM
Replies: 128
Views: 70,436
Posted By ConcernedMotherof2
This is one of the reasons I REALLY don't miss...

This is one of the reasons I REALLY don't miss the days just after diapers went out the window. I've had many soiled pairs of underpants sent home with my children in plastic bags, but was never...
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 08-26-2009, 06:32 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 3,140
Posted By ConcernedMotherof2
I understand that you are hurt by this, but I...

I understand that you are hurt by this, but I don't understand what exactly it was that prompted you to pull your child from care. If anything, the young woman who is dating your child's father is...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-23-2009, 10:40 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 7,271
Posted By ConcernedMotherof2
It is up to you how you do your job and how you...

It is up to you how you do your job and how you handle these parents. You have a verbal agreement with them, but they seem to be taking advantage of you. Instead of letting them make you crazy and...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-23-2009, 10:28 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,250
Posted By ConcernedMotherof2
$30 a day is fair, IMO, because she is watching...

$30 a day is fair, IMO, because she is watching the kids in your home. I assume you're providing all the food, etc, so all the expenses that are involved in running a daycare are provided by you....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-21-2009, 11:37 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,197
Posted By ConcernedMotherof2
Red face I feel for you

These are the sort of parents who boggle my mind. If a child breaks something, it is the parents' responsibility to pay for it. They are raising a real problem child if they can't take...
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 08-21-2009, 06:35 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 8,072
Posted By ConcernedMotherof2
Thank you all for the wonderful ideas. I think...

Thank you all for the wonderful ideas. I think I'm going to bake fresh cookies for the staff and bring in a thank you card for the director. I was worried about bringing in food, but I will ask their...
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 08-21-2009, 06:28 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 12,622
Posted By ConcernedMotherof2
Unhappy law suit

On the privacy issue, you only have a case if you have an order of protection (or PFA or whatever your state calls it) against your child's father and/or his mother. I don't know what state you're...
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 08-20-2009, 09:17 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 8,072
Posted By ConcernedMotherof2
Smile Gift Ideas?

I would like everyones input on this, if possible, parents as well as providers.

I am trying to think of an interesting gift idea for the daycare my children attend. The problem is that it's a...
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 08-20-2009, 08:45 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 5,124
Posted By ConcernedMotherof2
Please, please, please report this!! Don't spin...

Please, please, please report this!! Don't spin it from the angle of you being fired, it'll just look like you're trying to get back at the dc for firing you.

I wish you the best of luck. Don't...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-17-2009, 01:46 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 5,860
Posted By ConcernedMotherof2
Not picking kids up directly after work...

I agree with a lot that you have said here. However, I don't understand parents who don't want their children with them as soon as they get off of work. (the 'Friday Father' sounds like my ex-husband...
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 08-13-2009, 09:15 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 3,899
Posted By ConcernedMotherof2
I understand your frustration and empathize with...

I understand your frustration and empathize with your situation. It is always difficult when our children display behavior like this in the care of others, as we see our children as a reflection of...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-12-2009, 12:19 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,329
Posted By ConcernedMotherof2
You may think of pointing out to the daycare that...

You may think of pointing out to the daycare that it would be a privacy issue with the other children whos names appear on the sign in/out sheet. Other than that, you may need to get the advice of a...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-11-2009, 01:37 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 10,124
Posted By ConcernedMotherof2
I'm curious as to why this father told you that...

I'm curious as to why this father told you that you're killing him. Wow... he was really inconvenienced that much?

Lock your doors :) It's your home. Period. You obviously have an approachable...
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 08-10-2009, 11:46 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 2,510
Posted By ConcernedMotherof2
Smile Some *FANTASTIC* Reccomendations

:)
On a postive note, I've been thinking of all the *WONDERFUL* Daycares I've had the pleasure of sending my children to and wanted to share them here. Maybe someone from one of these places is...
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 08-10-2009, 11:26 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 5,778
Posted By ConcernedMotherof2
Every other state I've been in, the doors have...

Every other state I've been in, the doors have had to be locked. There was either a buzzer on the door for the parents to ring a bell and be let in after recognized by staff or you had to beat on a...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-05-2009, 01:39 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 6,328
Posted By ConcernedMotherof2
Smile A Cheerful Goodbye :)

Hang in there, sunshine, that was my point... the wife and mom thing is *taxing* and when you add to it the constant noise (not just literal noise... constant motion and so forth) of multiple "other...
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 08-04-2009, 12:51 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 8,471
Posted By ConcernedMotherof2
This post started out asking parents for input...

This post started out asking parents for input and wound up (once again) to be a bunch of daycare providers bashing parents. MAYBE the parents are selfish and expect the provider to essentially be...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-04-2009, 11:11 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 6,328
Posted By ConcernedMotherof2
As far as having time to yourself, any working...

As far as having time to yourself, any working mother goes through this. (did that make sense?) I realize that I do not own a daycare (simply because that line of work is just not something I am cut...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-03-2009, 10:48 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,024
Posted By ConcernedMotherof2
I agree with GretasLittleFriends, this child's...

I agree with GretasLittleFriends, this child's issues seem to be an indicator of something going on. I understand that it is important for you to keep a safe and harmonious environment for the other...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-30-2009, 01:16 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,044
Posted By ConcernedMotherof2
I really hope that this parent is able to learn...

I really hope that this parent is able to learn something from this experience with you. The saying that "it takes a village" really does apply. Children learn from ALL of our behavior and that is...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-30-2009, 08:21 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 5,127
Posted By ConcernedMotherof2
Smile A smoking parent's point of view

As a parent who smokes, I thought I ought to chime in and maybe provide a little bit of insight. Sometimes it's difficult to say anything to someone with a problem such as this. It can make you feel...
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 07-30-2009, 07:11 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 116,860
Posted By ConcernedMotherof2
Wow

My kids get sick all the time... all kids get sick. It's not an issue of blame until I get a defensive provider. Such as the provider I had who took my children to another provider's home one day...
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 07-16-2009, 11:57 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 5,271
Posted By ConcernedMotherof2
exhausting

Having to remove your child from one daycare and find another suitable alternative can be as exhausting (or more so) than what's already going on with your current provider. I've had situations where...
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 07-15-2009, 09:12 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 14,264
Posted By ConcernedMotherof2
(sigh)...

Running an in-home daycare is HARD. Depending on the area you live in and the licensing standards, a home may have to be kept IMPOSSIBLY clean and open to inspection at ANY time. Having been a stay...
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 07-15-2009, 08:19 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 12,622
Posted By ConcernedMotherof2
lilbiddapopcorn, you have excellent points. The...

lilbiddapopcorn, you have excellent points. The only thing I was trying to get across is that a small bit of information is due to the parents. I understand confidentiality and that DC providers need...
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 07-15-2009, 07:50 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 5,778
Posted By ConcernedMotherof2
Just checked this

My children are in Primrose Methodist and I can say nothing but good things about it :)

I hope you had luck finding a decent daycare... it's so difficult around here.

And just an update--I...
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 04-15-2009, 12:20 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 12,622
Posted By ConcernedMotherof2
Angry Wow!

As a parent, I believe that SOME sort of explaination was due to this mother. If I were in this situation, I would not have taken my children back to this daycare. PERIOD.

There would be no need...
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 04-13-2009, 08:14 AM
Replies: 256
Views: 186,792
Posted By ConcernedMotherof2
I've never spoken to a parent who hasn't gone...

I've never spoken to a parent who hasn't gone through the biting phase. All children try it and every child is different in how they get over it. I am lucky that my children got over it rather...
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 04-13-2009, 07:07 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 5,778
Posted By ConcernedMotherof2
Angry Beware of this Daycare

My children have been in several different daycares since they were born, so I have seen a lot... but this one in particular really takes the cake. Whiz Kids in Little Rock, Arkansas... I'll be...
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