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Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-10-2013, 09:53 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,919
Posted By jen
Does your son participate in any...

Does your son participate in any extra-curriculars? Sports? Band? That is an excellent way of meeting like minded friends. Hugs, I think we all worry about our kids and fitting in.
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 04-20-2013, 01:52 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 4,851
Posted By jen
Honestly, if it was suspected, you should have...

Honestly, if it was suspected, you should have told her about the issue. I am no longer a daycare provider, rather a special education teacher. I don't know your child, and would never make random...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-08-2013, 08:15 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,219
Posted By jen
No Walmart for me either!!!

No Walmart for me either!!!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-03-2013, 06:35 PM
Replies: 341
Poll: Gay Marriage
Views: 26,196
Posted By jen
I would say no. In my opinion, molestation is,...

I would say no. In my opinion, molestation is, like rape, about power and control, not sex.

I
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-03-2013, 06:29 PM
Replies: 341
Poll: Gay Marriage
Views: 26,196
Posted By jen
With all due respect... How can you...

With all due respect...


How can you determine if the article is correct without reading the bill?

Again, this bill has nothing to do with ADULT sexuality or gender. This is only a bill about...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-03-2013, 06:05 PM
Replies: 341
Poll: Gay Marriage
Views: 26,196
Posted By jen
Please, please read the bill before you post. ...

Please, please read the bill before you post. The reason that the "exclusion" was denied is because the Bill has nothing to do with pedophilia. The bill has nothing to do with Adults! The Bill is...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-03-2013, 05:51 PM
Replies: 341
Poll: Gay Marriage
Views: 26,196
Posted By jen
It's not long...about 7 pages, but the wording is...

It's not long...about 7 pages, but the wording is quite specific. ONLY gender and homosexuality is discussed.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-03-2013, 04:34 PM
Replies: 341
Poll: Gay Marriage
Views: 26,196
Posted By jen
Super important to consider your source...In this...

Super important to consider your source...In this case, rethinksociety.com is pretty biased. So...I went and read the legislation. I thought it was really odd that if such wording was present that...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-01-2013, 08:49 PM
Replies: 341
Poll: Gay Marriage
Views: 26,196
Posted By jen
LOL...My sister is gay. She and her partner have...

LOL...My sister is gay. She and her partner have two children, 17 and 15. Both of the kids when to stellar private schools (oddly enough, Catholic High School) and no one cared that they have two...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-31-2013, 04:44 PM
Replies: 341
Poll: Gay Marriage
Views: 26,196
Posted By jen
In the Bible, we read “Slaves, submit yourselves...

In the Bible, we read “Slaves, submit yourselves to your masters with all respect, not only to the good and gentle but also to the cruel.” (1 Peter 2:18).

Now, none of us (at least I hope) think...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-30-2013, 03:36 PM
Replies: 341
Poll: Gay Marriage
Views: 26,196
Posted By jen
So, what about non-Christian people? Do you...

So, what about non-Christian people? Do you discount the legitimacy of their marriage and/or religion?

(Not snarky, seriously asking...)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-30-2013, 09:52 AM
Replies: 341
Poll: Gay Marriage
Views: 26,196
Posted By jen
Thank you Blackcat, please know that the "you"...

Thank you Blackcat, please know that the "you" was not you in particular, the greater "you." LOL.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-30-2013, 09:05 AM
Replies: 341
Poll: Gay Marriage
Views: 26,196
Posted By jen
I have a question... If we are saying that...

I have a question...

If we are saying that marriage is a religious term that should only apply to a heterosexual relationships, does that then mean that those who get married in a courthouse, who...
Forum: Daycare Menus, Breakfast, Lunch and Snack Ideas 03-27-2013, 06:55 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,044
Posted By jen
Hmmm...I'm going to try this! I'll let you know...

Hmmm...I'm going to try this! I'll let you know how they go over!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-14-2013, 05:33 PM
Replies: 174
Views: 19,322
Posted By jen
I am 1.5 years post daycare!!! I was a provider...

I am 1.5 years post daycare!!! I was a provider for 10 years and while there was much of it I loved, there was a lot that drove me nuts. My whole family is SO much happier. I am working in...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-27-2013, 05:26 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,046
Posted By jen
First, Hugs! Second, yes. I went through a...

First, Hugs!

Second, yes. I went through a divorce while doing daycare. I didn't loose any families...

Funny story...DCM came in and said:

"Did your husband change hours at work? I'm not...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-21-2013, 08:46 AM
Replies: 169
Views: 24,466
Posted By jen
Honestly, I can't help but wonder if the OP was...

Honestly, I can't help but wonder if the OP was totally upfront with the parents or if she minimized the situation. It is hard to imagine a parent being OK with 30 minutes, but I can imagine a...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-19-2012, 10:15 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,870
Posted By jen
I completely agree!

I completely agree!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-17-2012, 03:53 PM
Replies: 129
Views: 17,545
Posted By jen
This is the most sensible thing that I have heard...

This is the most sensible thing that I have heard on the gun control debate. I appreciate that this guy, one of the strongest backers of the NRA, has the common sense to say, "hey, maybe we should...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-05-2012, 01:11 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 977
Posted By jen
Are you wanting the change so that you can make...

Are you wanting the change so that you can make her a "drop-in" and then tell her that you don't have space once you find a replacement?

If that is the situation, I would just tell her that you...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-04-2012, 08:34 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 812
Posted By jen
Is your long-term goal to work in a preschool...

Is your long-term goal to work in a preschool setting? Don't you already have a BA in seminary?

LOL, I'm asking a lot of questions, mainly because I am finishing up my M.A.T., so I find others'...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-04-2012, 03:07 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 812
Posted By jen
Dave, can I ask where you are taking your...

Dave, can I ask where you are taking your classes? I thought I remember you saying that you were working towards a teaching degree. Is that correct? Since you said early childhood, I am thinking...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-30-2012, 03:25 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,098
Posted By jen
So, not that anyone asked, but this conversation...

So, not that anyone asked, but this conversation brought it to mind. Our school social worker suggested that all of the staff read the, "No: Why Kids--of All Ages--Need to Hear It and Ways Parents...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-29-2012, 08:46 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,639
Posted By jen
Michael, It is a very nice article. There...

Michael,

It is a very nice article. There are some issues with validity and reliablity however; most notable the variations of voting among the sample. In the first poll, 77 members voted, then...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-24-2012, 06:47 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,815
Posted By jen
All of this!

All of this!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-21-2012, 05:12 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,747
Posted By jen
I don't really have any advice, but I just wanted...

I don't really have any advice, but I just wanted to say that you have nothing to be ashamed of! Your landlord is a butt, but thats on her not you!

Hugs!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-19-2012, 10:53 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,232
Posted By jen
The president of our daycare association has TWO...

The president of our daycare association has TWO for corporal punishment. I have NO idea how that works.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-11-2012, 07:37 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,823
Posted By jen
I was a provider for 10 years. During that time...

I was a provider for 10 years. During that time I went back to college and finished my Community Psychology degree and went on to close my daycare for a job in an urban Jr. High working with at risk...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-08-2012, 07:12 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,653
Posted By jen
Hey, look at that. Here is a topic we totally...

Hey, look at that. Here is a topic we totally agree on!!!!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-08-2012, 07:08 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,653
Posted By jen
Logan, I say this with a mother's heart. You are...

Logan, I say this with a mother's heart. You are sounding really immature right now. You were in the wrong, being a man means owning up to your mistakes. Time to grow up kiddo. At 15, I would...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-04-2012, 05:34 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 9,021
Posted By jen
LOVE!!!! I work in a Title 1 school; 80% of our...

LOVE!!!! I work in a Title 1 school; 80% of our kids live below the poverty level. The only hope we have of ever getting these kids a better way of life is to make sure that they are educated!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-03-2012, 09:52 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,473
Posted By jen
* I know that you didn't direct it towards...

*

I know that you didn't direct it towards me. I just think that when we say we are raising someones child, we are really overstating our role. I also think that there is alot we end up knowing...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-03-2012, 09:43 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,473
Posted By jen
LOL! Just because someone finds something...

LOL! Just because someone finds something offensive, does not mean that they believe it applies to them. I am equally offended when people make comments against gays or people of color. I did...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-03-2012, 08:39 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 9,021
Posted By jen
1. A direct result of the Affordable Care Act...

1. A direct result of the Affordable Care Act (Obama care). I'm not sure how you can say that doesn't have to do with Obama.

"Coverage for Young Adults: Under the Affordable Care Act, young...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-03-2012, 08:14 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 9,021
Posted By jen
Yep, and I respect that. Personally, I want my...

Yep, and I respect that. Personally, I want my kids to go to college (actually, I have one in college) and I want them to go when they graduatefrom HS . I want that for them, and I want it for...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-03-2012, 07:52 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 9,021
Posted By jen
This problem: Here are three salient...

This problem:


Here are three salient facts about tuition and fees. Over the last 30 years, the average sticker price at public and private American universities has accelerated upward. Since...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-03-2012, 07:49 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 9,021
Posted By jen
I hear what you are saying regarding student...

I hear what you are saying regarding student loans; there are a couple more considerations. Individuals who obtain college degrees make signifciantly more than those who do not...and those who make...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-03-2012, 07:27 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 9,021
Posted By jen
I don't know how to respond the way you did, so I...

I don't know how to respond the way you did, so I will just number them off...

1. A direct result of the Affordable Care Act (Obama care). I'm not sure how you can say that doesn't have to do...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-03-2012, 06:38 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 9,021
Posted By jen
Obama because... My college age son has...

Obama because...

My college age son has health insurance;

I was able to refinance my underwater home;

Because the changes he's made too our student loan program helps make college affordable...
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 10-02-2012, 06:59 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,850
Posted By jen
My kids' school addresses to the household as...

My kids' school addresses to the household as well. I'm mom and I'm remarried, information comes to myself and my husband. My former husbands information goes to him.

I know this bothers my...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-29-2012, 08:52 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,473
Posted By jen
"WE Are also not having other people raise our...

"WE Are also not having other people raise our children..............we are......."

Sorry, I think this comment is really, really judgmental. I worked outside the home until my oldest was about...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-29-2012, 08:07 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,161
Posted By jen
I agree...it's meant to be funny, not shaming.

I agree...it's meant to be funny, not shaming.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-26-2012, 04:18 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,493
Posted By jen
My advice is to start by sending an email to the...

My advice is to start by sending an email to the teacher; going through the principal is a bit like calling licensing without approaching your provider first.

Also, I use Khan Academy in both my...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-03-2012, 08:47 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,277
Posted By jen
English may not be this persons first language...

English may not be this persons first language...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-27-2012, 03:28 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,034
Posted By jen
Try having an open conversation with the...

Try having an open conversation with the families. Find out what they are looking for from a preschool. How do they believe preschool will be better or different for the child? I have found that...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-08-2012, 10:56 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,533
Posted By jen
Do you think that they had a couple of other...

Do you think that they had a couple of other daycares tell them that they don't give morning naps? That was my first thought...

As for being late, I have found that people think that since we...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-05-2012, 10:49 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,467
Posted By jen
OP, I want to really make a point that I am...

OP,

I want to really make a point that I am not directing this so much at you, but to the issue of providers and the issues of delays. If you look around the forum, there is a constant string of...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-31-2012, 11:00 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,425
Posted By jen
The only thing I checked was the drunk driver... ...

The only thing I checked was the drunk driver...

A garden could be anything!

I've had neighbors do illegal daycare; the parents knew it was illegal and were fine with it. She was a stay at...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-17-2012, 04:42 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 6,929
Posted By jen
I agree...get your money. The "people" they are...

I agree...get your money. The "people" they are talking to are most likely friends or family that have no idea what is REALLY going on or how licensing works.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-17-2012, 04:40 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 6,929
Posted By jen
I was a licensed provider in MN for ten years and...

I was a licensed provider in MN for ten years and I have NO idea what you are talking about. In MN you need to have anyone in the house, over the age of 13 get a background check....thats it.
...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-17-2012, 04:35 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,935
Posted By jen
For anyone considering additional education and...

For anyone considering additional education and for those who already have and are paying on student loans...

Purpose
Program Office:Federal Student Aid
CFDA Number : 84.355
Program Type : Loan...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-20-2012, 08:50 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 16,059
Posted By jen
happyface happyface happyface happyface ...

happyface happyface happyface happyface happyface happyface
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-19-2012, 10:52 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 16,059
Posted By jen
Geesh, Was this really necessary? OP,...

Geesh, Was this really necessary?

OP, cleary you are under a lot of stress and were unprepared for this experience. You didn't use the family's name, but you were perhaps a bit specific. ...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-07-2012, 10:06 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,153
Posted By jen
Silver, I had a little one like this and I always...

Silver, I had a little one like this and I always let him eat at his own pace. Then he went to all day kindergarden where that was not an option, he was miserable. It made for a really tough...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-07-2012, 09:59 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,454
Posted By jen
When I was doing daycare, I stepped outside to...

When I was doing daycare, I stepped outside to toss some stinky diapers in the garbage. The daycare kids were all sleeping and the school-agers were playing on my front porch. I left the front door...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-07-2012, 09:48 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,914
Posted By jen
Honestly, a call to licensing is in order. There...

Honestly, a call to licensing is in order. There shouldn't even be the possibility of a 6 foot fall and there is not excuse in the world good enough for not calling you.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-02-2012, 05:12 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,712
Posted By jen
I think you will need to provide more...

I think you will need to provide more details...did they put her in a high chair or tie her to a chair? Let's hope the later is a huge exaggeration, but I'm sure you understand what I'm getting at.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-02-2012, 05:10 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,072
Posted By jen
I had a similar situation once...Mom interviewed,...

I had a similar situation once...Mom interviewed, friend of a former client, was really excited to have her children here, but really wanted a cut rate for when hubby was laid off. I explained that...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-09-2012, 08:13 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,593
Posted By jen
Once when my son was around 3 or 4, before I was...

Once when my son was around 3 or 4, before I was a provider, he pushed a girl when playing house because she didn't keep the house clean enough. My ex never raised a hand to me; although we did have...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-09-2012, 07:13 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 9,540
Posted By jen
I always liked having teachers....the hours, the...

I always liked having teachers....the hours, the days off. I didn't charge them for summer, but had them leave a deposit for the following year.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-09-2012, 07:09 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,009
Posted By jen
Hugs. That sucks. Sending prayers and positive...

Hugs. That sucks. Sending prayers and positive thoughts that things turn around quickly.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-08-2012, 02:27 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 599
Posted By jen
Awesome! Things have a way of working out!

Awesome! Things have a way of working out!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-08-2012, 02:23 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,157
Posted By jen
No problem. :)

No problem.

:)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-07-2012, 05:23 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,157
Posted By jen
I would tell them that you need the schedule by...

I would tell them that you need the schedule by some specific date; tell them that you are making some schedule changes and want to be aware of their schedule as you make those plans.

Then, if I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-13-2012, 04:57 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,101
Posted By jen
Nan, I wouldn't worry about it. When I was doing...

Nan, I wouldn't worry about it. When I was doing daycare, my dcp often asked if my son could babysit.

For me, the key is making sure that children know how to interact with adults. There is...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-10-2012, 02:27 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,945
Posted By jen
That's awesome! Congratulations!!!!:Sunny:

That's awesome! Congratulations!!!!:Sunny:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-06-2012, 08:13 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,030
Posted By jen
Gorgeous!!!! Thanks for posting those. They...

Gorgeous!!!! Thanks for posting those. They really are beautiful.
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 03-27-2012, 02:08 PM
Replies: 315
Views: 325,084
Posted By jen
You are taking a really big risk. Depending on...

You are taking a really big risk. Depending on where you live, you could end up with a nasty fine. How many children were you over by? I have never heard of anyone having their license revoked for...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-26-2012, 10:57 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,920
Posted By jen
I'm all done with daycare (and loving it) but...

I'm all done with daycare (and loving it) but when I was still doing daycare, it didn't really bother me if parents called or texted during non-business hours. If I was busy, I just didn't answer. ...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-18-2012, 05:12 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 5,197
Posted By jen
LOL...The BIG TV is on our bedroom. One night my...

LOL...The BIG TV is on our bedroom. One night my husband and I left the older kids home alone while we ran to the store. When we got home, I found 7 teenaged boys in my bedroom playing video games!...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-16-2012, 05:02 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 5,197
Posted By jen
Nope, not alone. We have ALL had those...

Nope, not alone. We have ALL had those feelings...and it is really tough when your pregnant. Try to have something simple that they can do on their own...make bracelets or watch a movie...easy...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-16-2012, 04:58 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 6,341
Posted By jen
Actually, that isn't true. Educators are not...

Actually, that isn't true. Educators are not allowed to "call out" a student for bad behavior as they are "shaming" the child. We are not to call attention to a child's poor behavior and I have...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-16-2012, 04:44 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 5,197
Posted By jen
This is just my experience, please take it for...

This is just my experience, please take it for what its worth.

My kids friends are ALWAYS welcome in our home. The older kids know where the pop and the chips are, and they know that there is...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-12-2012, 08:42 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 561
Posted By jen
Hurt On The Stairs...

I know that in the past there have been several discussions regarding supervison of children on the stairs. I saw this article and thought I would share it; the article address the frequency of...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-23-2012, 04:36 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,033
Posted By jen
Sounds like a job for the "Tattle Turtle." Go...

Sounds like a job for the "Tattle Turtle." Go find yourself a stuffed turtle and get him a little chair...when a little friends needs to tattle, redirect him/her to the "tattle turtle." Works like...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-23-2012, 04:14 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 7,488
Posted By jen
I just finished college aps for my son and they...

I just finished college aps for my son and they did in fact ask for extra-curriculars...not a prestige schools, all State Universities.

Also, STATISTICALLY kids who participate have higher GPA's...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-22-2012, 06:00 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 6,723
Posted By jen
In all honesty, my answer would be..."Here is the...

In all honesty, my answer would be..."Here is the number for CPS; I hope you enjoy foster care while they get this all straightened out." Then walk away.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-29-2012, 02:54 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,343
Posted By jen
English may not be her first language...

English may not be her first language...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-27-2012, 07:51 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,416
Posted By jen
LOL...The FIRST thing I thought when I read the...

LOL...The FIRST thing I thought when I read the post your are referring to was DUH!
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 01-05-2012, 04:59 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,777
Posted By jen
She may have seen the mark earlier but waited to...

She may have seen the mark earlier but waited to make the call until nap time...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-05-2012, 03:58 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,796
Posted By jen
LOL...I have been hearing that from my husband...

LOL...I have been hearing that from my husband since December 1!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-05-2012, 03:56 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 16,342
Posted By jen
Sociopathic children... ...

Sociopathic children...

http://www.med.uvm.edu/ahec/downloads/School_Nurse_GrandroundsJan10.pdf
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-18-2011, 04:47 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 6,982
Posted By jen
YES!!!! I was trying to think of a way to...

YES!!!! I was trying to think of a way to express this thought, but you did it better than I could of!
Forum: Daycare Menus, Breakfast, Lunch and Snack Ideas 12-08-2011, 03:41 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,967
Posted By jen
I will definitely give it a try!

I will definitely give it a try!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-21-2011, 02:40 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,485
Posted By jen
Bright pink? As in pepto bismal????

Bright pink? As in pepto bismal????
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-20-2011, 07:32 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,695
Posted By jen
Was he being breast fed when he in his previous...

Was he being breast fed when he in his previous daycare/with his nanny? She may simply be unawared that preschoolers have several colds per year...

How many colds do children usually get each...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-20-2011, 10:25 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,695
Posted By jen
I had a parent whose child was constantly...

I had a parent whose child was constantly catching things and of course, Mom thought it was from here. I finally had to point out that as the receptionist at a doctors office she was in contact with...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-18-2011, 05:08 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 12,242
Posted By jen
I agree with both of you. When my oldest was...

I agree with both of you. When my oldest was young, I felt like all I said was "hurry!"

Hurry, we need to get to work/daycare
Hurry, we need to get home for dinner
Hurry, we need to get your...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-18-2011, 04:45 PM
Replies: 200
Views: 32,001
Posted By jen
Crystal, I am aware that you responded to her and...

Crystal, I am aware that you responded to her and that you did so in a respectful way. What I don't understand is why you followed up with the blah, blah, blah. It seems your responses were well...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-18-2011, 03:45 PM
Replies: 200
Views: 32,001
Posted By jen
It doesn't really matter which post you "blah,...

It doesn't really matter which post you "blah, blah, blahed..." its disrespectful on any post.

You don't have to respect a persons actions, words, or opinions in order to present yourself...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-18-2011, 03:21 PM
Replies: 200
Views: 32,001
Posted By jen
And herein lies the problem... ALL people...

And herein lies the problem...

ALL people deserve respect....children should respect adults and not hit when they don't get what they want and you should respect other individuals on the forum,...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-15-2011, 03:17 PM
Replies: 200
Views: 32,001
Posted By jen
Question I would agree that getting a kid to go to bed...

I would agree that getting a kid to go to bed right when they got there, especially on a first day, would be difficult on the child; but to be that aggressive? In my experience kids that age are...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-15-2011, 02:57 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 49,917
Posted By jen
I didn't either!

I didn't either!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-13-2011, 10:12 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,183
Posted By jen
I wouldn't say you were "wrong" for texting, but...

I wouldn't say you were "wrong" for texting, but I think the situation would have been better handled face to face. Or, if you really are certain that she is leaving, you could simply have given her...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-13-2011, 10:02 AM
Replies: 195
Views: 43,639
Posted By jen
Just pointing out how rude your response was to...

Just pointing out how rude your response was to "just sayin"...way to take ownership of your behavior though.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-11-2011, 07:22 PM
Replies: 195
Views: 43,639
Posted By jen
Blah, blah, blah....

Blah, blah, blah....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-09-2011, 02:32 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,736
Posted By jen
Hugs and prayers! You are in our prayers and I...

Hugs and prayers! You are in our prayers and I hope that you will keep coming back for encouragement and a place to vent when needed.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-08-2011, 03:16 PM
Replies: 195
Views: 43,639
Posted By jen
Who is caring for them during your vacation? Do...

Who is caring for them during your vacation? Do you think that its possible that they are simply going to go visit the daycare that is providing back up for your vacation?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-07-2011, 04:05 PM
Replies: 4,189
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 407,280
Posted By jen
Hugs! That whole thing just sucks. Here is to...

Hugs! That whole thing just sucks. Here is to getting better clients, who pay on time so you won't have to live paycheck to paycheck!!!
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 11-05-2011, 02:08 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,432
Posted By jen
I would mention it...if it isn't in the contract...

I would mention it...if it isn't in the contract my guess is that other parents will be making comments as well.;)
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