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Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-06-2016, 07:25 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 2,590
Posted By Angelsj
Yes, and it does look like velcro on the top...

Yes, and it does look like velcro on the top connection, but it also doesn't really look like it attaches to anything on the other side. So one sided velcro? And the other question would be how it...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-04-2016, 05:36 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,700
Posted By Angelsj
I would tell her no refund, and you will meet her...

I would tell her no refund, and you will meet her half way by not charging her your two weeks notice pay. Tell her when she can come pick up her stuff or mail it to her certified. Then stop answering.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-04-2016, 05:25 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 2,590
Posted By Angelsj
How does the restraint attach to the crib...

How does the restraint attach to the crib mattress? Is it a sleeve like attachment, or does it need to be fastened under the mattress?
It is also hard to tell how it attaches on top. Is that velcro...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-04-2016, 05:16 PM
Replies: 165
Views: 6,837
Posted By Angelsj
There are other parties, people. If enough of us...

There are other parties, people. If enough of us vote third party maybe they will start to get the idea.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-27-2016, 12:57 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 2,590
Posted By Angelsj
I also have no infants, but 30+ years of...

I also have no infants, but 30+ years of experience, Michael, if you would like to send me one. I would be willing to critique it. I have similar concerns as Nanny about any restraint in a crib. Even...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-20-2016, 06:42 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,472
Posted By Angelsj
When I first started (back in the dark ages) I...

When I first started (back in the dark ages) I watched a little girl pick HER FRIEND'S NOSE and eat it. Nothing ever topped that one!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-20-2016, 06:40 PM
Replies: 165
Views: 6,837
Posted By Angelsj
Blackcat, come to the libertarian side!! :)

Blackcat, come to the libertarian side!! :)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-29-2016, 12:25 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,833
Posted By Angelsj
Interesting thread. But if you are in California,...

Interesting thread. But if you are in California, why does your profile say Colorado? Just curious.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-15-2016, 06:26 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,298
Posted By Angelsj
Many curricula come with a lab component. ...

Many curricula come with a lab component.
http://www.scienceshepherd.com/biology/
being one, but there are several. As to getting them done with daycare and other small children, we would often...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-15-2016, 03:27 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,076
Posted By Angelsj
I had one that vibrated and had music. One little...

I had one that vibrated and had music. One little boy hated that thing. He would scream every time someone did it. I got rid of it.
Forum: Natural, Holistic and RAW Lifestyle 03-14-2016, 02:55 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 6,604
Posted By Angelsj
Lice don't jump. And just so you are aware, tea...

Lice don't jump. And just so you are aware, tea tree oil is not entirely risk free. Though it is better than the nasty stuff in the over the counter or prescription based stuff. ...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-13-2016, 09:11 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,298
Posted By Angelsj
This does not speak to homeschooling at all. This...

This does not speak to homeschooling at all. This speaks to parental choices that did not meet your needs. Please note, I am not saying your parents are bad or your experiences aren't valid. I am...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-07-2016, 03:25 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 983
Posted By Angelsj
Do you have any outside toys that spin? Tire...

Do you have any outside toys that spin? Tire swing, merry go round? Inside, the old Sit'n'Spins. It may not just be movement he is seeking but a particular type of movement. Many kids over the years...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-13-2016, 09:28 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,254
Posted By Angelsj
This is not something you can learn from people...

This is not something you can learn from people on the internet. This is something for which you need training. If you are committed to her, get the training. Ask your licensor about training classes...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-06-2016, 02:37 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,217
Posted By Angelsj
This exactly. :)

This exactly. :)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-31-2015, 10:05 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,130
Posted By Angelsj
I don't know that they are "disobeying" you, but...

I don't know that they are "disobeying" you, but if you don't want this behavior to happen, I would try engaging the other children (or yourself) in something quite interesting when this starts....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-15-2015, 10:36 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 629
Posted By Angelsj
You are in the US. If you don't already speak...

You are in the US. If you don't already speak Spanish, I would begin there. Spanish is not only used regularly in the US, but will continue to be a highly useful skill for some time. It can also be...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-14-2015, 08:57 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 629
Posted By Angelsj
Muzzy is an excellent and fun way to introduce...

Muzzy is an excellent and fun way to introduce and learn the basics of foreign languages. I have a 20 yo who speaks 5 languages fluently. She is gifted, but I credit Muzzy and other programs early...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-02-2015, 12:38 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,999
Posted By Angelsj
And no good deed goes unpunished... There are...

And no good deed goes unpunished...
There are so many circles in all this, my head is spinning. :eek:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-05-2015, 02:37 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 828
Posted By Angelsj
Get the legal paperwork. Then follow what it...

Get the legal paperwork. Then follow what it says, not what anyone else tells you. If she is not actually supposed to see the kids, tell her that you have legal paperwork that does not allow that....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-21-2015, 01:02 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 845
Posted By Angelsj
Huge pro: Every child can work at their own pace....

Huge pro: Every child can work at their own pace. Genius at math, but behind in reading...no problem, and no one is labelled. I can have one in 5th grade math and 2nd grade reading and no one knows...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-08-2015, 02:28 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 4,645
Posted By Angelsj
It matters to me because I am not wrong. Your...

It matters to me because I am not wrong. Your science is fair for natural exposure to an illness. Less so for a vaccination response. Artificial immunity does NOT build a stronger immune system, and...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-08-2015, 11:53 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 4,645
Posted By Angelsj
Sneaky is not acceptable, and you do have a right...

Sneaky is not acceptable, and you do have a right to decline spots based on the safety of your children or simply by "not having a good fit" for your daycare. In this case, you choose to work with...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-08-2015, 11:44 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 4,645
Posted By Angelsj
Pretty sure that was my exact point. A vaccinated...

Pretty sure that was my exact point. A vaccinated child CAN spread the illness.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-08-2015, 07:45 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 4,645
Posted By Angelsj
What you are not realizing here is that any one...

What you are not realizing here is that any one of those 'cancer stricken' kids as well as any child who HAS been vaccinated can also carry those measles germs. It is actually MORE likely that my...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-07-2015, 08:00 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,013
Posted By Angelsj
Wow, they sound like some truly incredible...

Wow, they sound like some truly incredible people. Hugs and prayers to all of you. :hug:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-07-2015, 07:56 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 4,645
Posted By Angelsj
Exactly. There was no reason for that attitude. I...

Exactly. There was no reason for that attitude. I was pretty clear. If you want to work with others who feel as you do, that is fine. But saying that if I choose not to vaccinate, I must risk my...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-06-2015, 09:22 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 4,645
Posted By Angelsj
Working with others who have view similar to...

Working with others who have view similar to yours...fine. Disparaging those who have different views...not ok.

Personally, I feel it is YOU taking the risks by vaccinating. Just because we have...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-03-2015, 07:18 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,078
Posted By Angelsj
Exactly, and you are not being paid to watch the...

Exactly, and you are not being paid to watch the older children either. Offer toileting just prior to pickup then no more. Sorry kiddo, better get home quickly.
Forum: Daycare Menus, Breakfast, Lunch and Snack Ideas 08-25-2015, 02:07 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,627
Posted By Angelsj
Ahhh, yes, we always eat together as a family....

Ahhh, yes, we always eat together as a family. Usually at home.

I was thinking letting the kids dish up food from bowls on the table as family style. Between my eight and all the dcks that have...
Forum: Daycare Menus, Breakfast, Lunch and Snack Ideas 08-25-2015, 01:57 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,627
Posted By Angelsj
I know it seems weird, but we don't either. With...

I know it seems weird, but we don't either. With eight kids growing up, there just wasn't room on the table for all of us and all the food, so we either served the kids, or as they got older, served...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-25-2015, 01:51 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 4,952
Posted By Angelsj
So sorry for this, Meeko. Hugs and prayers for...

So sorry for this, Meeko. Hugs and prayers for all of you.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-02-2015, 07:06 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 868
Posted By Angelsj
That really depends on several criteria. How...

That really depends on several criteria. How large is the infection? Is it MRSA or another antibiotic resistant strain? Can it be covered? How is it being treated?
Once you have answers to those...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-26-2015, 10:02 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,357
Posted By Angelsj
Would she go back to rear facing? As long as her...

Would she go back to rear facing? As long as her head is supported by the back of the seat it is safer to be rear facing and she would be leaning back, so less likely for her head to fall forward.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-21-2015, 01:50 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,077
Posted By Angelsj
I had one young 5yo start a few years ago. Every...

I had one young 5yo start a few years ago. Every day with the crying. I tried comfort, hugs, special games, crying corner, nothing worked. Finally, I just looked at her and said, "Stop it. You are...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-21-2015, 01:44 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,144
Posted By Angelsj
I would keep the child arms reach at all times....

I would keep the child arms reach at all times. Holding my hand when away and being the first to line up where he is supposed to be at back yard time. No warning. Time to go now, he needs to come. If...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-21-2015, 01:33 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,824
Posted By Angelsj
I would ask for more specifics. Name of virus,...

I would ask for more specifics. Name of virus, etc. I also don't know of an oozing virus pox that would not be contagious. At least until the oozing stops.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-21-2015, 02:42 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 909
Posted By Angelsj
:D I vote for the latter!

:D I vote for the latter!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-13-2015, 06:47 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,610
Posted By Angelsj
Any policy that makes your day more difficult is...

Any policy that makes your day more difficult is not a "small" policy. Make your rules stick. Bring in food? Go back to the car and come in when ready. Why should you scrub?
Nothing from home? Take...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-13-2015, 06:40 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,219
Posted By Angelsj
I use elbow noodles mostly, but I have used...

I use elbow noodles mostly, but I have used spirals.

Cheese sauce: Use the parts to make more if you want. This much sauce will do about 4-5 cups of noodles.
1 cup half and half (or real cream)...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-02-2015, 01:42 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,174
Posted By Angelsj
A high needs infant is intense, active and...

A high needs infant is intense, active and emotional. If you ever have one you will easily tell the difference between "spoiled" and "high needs." They often need to eat more often than other infants...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-02-2015, 01:36 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,174
Posted By Angelsj
Yes, I also only take one infant. :)

Yes, I also only take one infant. :)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-02-2015, 12:34 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,174
Posted By Angelsj
Are you open to a Moby? I wear babies. I...

Are you open to a Moby? I wear babies. I understand this is not for everyone, but it can seriously allow you to get other things done, while helping the little one get his needs met.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-30-2015, 06:56 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,540
Posted By Angelsj
likethis Exactly. You can provide "big kid" toys...

likethis Exactly. You can provide "big kid" toys if you want. Here they can close themselves off by a gate and play in the bathroom (huge room, most of which is open floor) or the back hallway and...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-25-2015, 07:13 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,950
Posted By Angelsj
Like!!!!!

Like!!!!!
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 03-24-2015, 01:26 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,675
Posted By Angelsj
Lol true.

Lol true.
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 03-24-2015, 01:14 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,675
Posted By Angelsj
Wow, really? How does one make a living on that?

Wow, really? How does one make a living on that?
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 03-24-2015, 12:53 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,675
Posted By Angelsj
This is not a given. I am allowed 10 children, so...

This is not a given. I am allowed 10 children, so 9 is within my legal limits.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-23-2015, 02:47 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,169
Posted By Angelsj
"Wow, that must really be annoying. And strange,...

"Wow, that must really be annoying. And strange, because Little Billy sleeps great here. Why don't you tell me about your bedtime routine, and we will see if we can find the problem?"

Don't own...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-23-2015, 02:44 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,367
Posted By Angelsj
Dad, you are welcome to stop in anytime. However,...

Dad, you are welcome to stop in anytime. However, if you stop by you must take the children with you. You also need to call once and leave a message. I will get back to you when it works with my...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-12-2015, 01:43 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 8,543
Posted By Angelsj
Both Hydrogen Peroxide and vinegar are designed...

Both Hydrogen Peroxide and vinegar are designed to keep mold at bay and safe for little ones. I would just rinse them at the end of the day with one or the other and rinse again with water before...
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 03-09-2015, 07:18 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,141
Posted By Angelsj
Tom? More children= lower withholding= lower...

Tom? More children= lower withholding= lower refund
If you want a lower refund, they would need to claim MORE kids/deductions, not fewer. True?
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 03-04-2015, 01:26 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,339
Posted By Angelsj
That stinks. But thanks for answering!

That stinks. But thanks for answering!
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 03-03-2015, 03:56 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,339
Posted By Angelsj
Not Quite Daycare Question For Tom

We are in MN. We cannot take the Mn property tax refund because we claim the business use of our home for taxes. Fair enough. We also claim our college age daughter because we pay most of her...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-24-2015, 04:21 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,248
Posted By Angelsj
I keep apples and bananas around as well as...

I keep apples and bananas around as well as string cheese. If they say they are hungry between meal times, they are offered these things. If they are hungry they will eat them. If they are just...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-04-2015, 02:10 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 7,443
Posted By Angelsj
The milk thing already did it for me. I serve ALL...

The milk thing already did it for me. I serve ALL the children whole milk.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-03-2015, 09:07 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,176
Posted By Angelsj
I would just start with diaper changes, since you...

I would just start with diaper changes, since you said these are the worst.
Hold flailing arms and legs down gently and tell him, "NO, be still."
Wait for him to relax (this might be a few minutes...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-26-2015, 11:06 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,112
Posted By Angelsj
That is strange. But maybe a roll of parchment...

That is strange. But maybe a roll of parchment paper? I don't see how a single use blanket or piece of fleece could be an issue. Especially since you spray the surface afterward.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-26-2015, 09:20 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,112
Posted By Angelsj
I have about 30 receiving blankets. I place one...

I have about 30 receiving blankets. I place one on the changing pad, change little one, throw in wash, spray changing pad, let dry until next change.
The initial cost is a little high, but I have...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-24-2015, 09:26 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,154
Posted By Angelsj
In the 40s we did not have the medical advances ...

In the 40s we did not have the medical advances we have now. Measles is NOT a horrific disease, nor is it deadly. Know the symptoms. Get medical help when appropriate. Otherwise, worry less.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-21-2015, 09:56 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,103
Posted By Angelsj
I specialize in kids on the spectrum and have...

I specialize in kids on the spectrum and have four of my own. They are not lying. They simply do not have the ability to see the difference between reality and what they see on TV or movies or even...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-21-2015, 09:39 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,103
Posted By Angelsj
You have a child with Aspergers. Sadly, despite...

You have a child with Aspergers. Sadly, despite the fact that he needs intervention NOW, he will likely not get it. However, the lying comes from the fact that he cannot separate the TV/movies from...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-13-2015, 04:20 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,799
Posted By Angelsj
Actually, I have a 3.5 yo that sleeps in a...

Actually, I have a 3.5 yo that sleeps in a separate room. I know you can't diagnose this young, but trust me, this little guy has ADHD. He just cannot sleep in a room with other kids. He is fine with...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-06-2015, 07:07 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 975
Posted By Angelsj
:) Excellent list!

:) Excellent list!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-05-2015, 07:34 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,974
Posted By Angelsj
Mercy...no. We did 24-36 hours as he was coming...

Mercy...no.
We did 24-36 hours as he was coming off vomiting/diarrhea. That I could see, but still, that should be mom's deal to handle. At this point, I have to go along with Nan; she is formula...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-02-2015, 04:39 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,974
Posted By Angelsj
I don't know if I would just throw that out there...

I don't know if I would just throw that out there without explanation, Nan. Most of my kids were breastfed, but one did have formula for a bit, and coming back from a vomiting/diarrhea episode, we...
Forum: New Members - Welcome to the Daycare.com Forum! 01-02-2015, 04:32 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,216
Posted By Angelsj
There are providers out there who are willing to...

There are providers out there who are willing to use AP ideas and principles. I am one of them. (Within the bounds of regulations of course.)
She really has two choices. Accept group care as you...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-02-2015, 04:28 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,982
Posted By Angelsj
Send them outside if your regs allow for it. Even...

Send them outside if your regs allow for it. Even if it is very cold, they can go out for a bit and get that energy out. They don't need to be wrestling around in the house with little ones. ...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-29-2014, 12:01 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,974
Posted By Angelsj
I would ask for written orders from the doc, but...

I would ask for written orders from the doc, but I don't find this too strange for a short term concept. I wouldn't do it all the time, but while the baby is getting over whatever is happening,...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-26-2014, 04:26 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,376
Posted By Angelsj
Merry Christmas to you as well! Hope you are...

Merry Christmas to you as well! Hope you are having a great holiday :)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-19-2014, 04:19 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,610
Posted By Angelsj
Lol That is an awesome sense of humor! :lol:

Lol That is an awesome sense of humor! :lol:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-18-2014, 11:30 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,610
Posted By Angelsj
You named a chicken Breakfast??

You named a chicken Breakfast??
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-18-2014, 09:02 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 4,778
Posted By Angelsj
I used to be more strict, but now I just keep...

I used to be more strict, but now I just keep extras here. I buy them myself or have gotten them hand me down over the years. Less stress for me.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-18-2014, 08:35 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,323
Posted By Angelsj
None of that sounds safe to be honest. I...

None of that sounds safe to be honest. I seriously would not worry about it at all. Let the babies play. As long as both are reasonably healthy, they are not going to cause any problems. Disinfect...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-17-2014, 01:49 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,189
Posted By Angelsj
I have been home schooling and running a daycare...

I have been home schooling and running a daycare together for almost 30 years, at one point schooling 6 kids and providing care to 6-9 more.
Suggestions:
1. You do not have to school...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-17-2014, 01:21 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,610
Posted By Angelsj
You may have stress or you may not. I have four...

You may have stress or you may not. I have four children on the spectrum and have cared for a couple of dozen others. They are all unique. One cried off and on for YEARS following the death of a cat...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-17-2014, 01:13 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 856
Posted By Angelsj
Yes, I have. Did you have a question about it?

Yes, I have. Did you have a question about it?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-24-2014, 11:57 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 6,945
Posted By Angelsj
I am only going to say this once more, then I am...

I am only going to say this once more, then I am going to drop it. You are certainly welcome to raise/ vaccinate your own, and run your business any way you like. But if you believe getting people...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-23-2014, 09:00 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 6,945
Posted By Angelsj
None of this addresses what was said in my post....

None of this addresses what was said in my post. A child who has been fully vaccinated is just as capable of passing pertussis to you as a child who is not vaccinated. Look carefully at this chart. ...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-20-2014, 08:03 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,002
Posted By Angelsj
Pretty much..lol I serve a small amount of each...

Pretty much..lol
I serve a small amount of each food. They can have more if they like once they taste everything there.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-20-2014, 08:01 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,243
Posted By Angelsj
I would keep it very matter of fact. In order to...

I would keep it very matter of fact. In order to move up to this class, he must be doing XYZ (whatever the criteria is.) When he meets these criteria, we will be happy to discuss moving to the next...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-20-2014, 07:51 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 6,945
Posted By Angelsj
The pertussis vaccine is minimally effective. The...

The pertussis vaccine is minimally effective. The baby's death is a tragedy, but it is not the "fault" of those who choose not to vaccinate their children. Pertussis can be spread even by fully...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-13-2014, 03:29 PM
Replies: 4,832
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 479,540
Posted By Angelsj
I would meet those kids outside and put the fear...

I would meet those kids outside and put the fear of God into them...lol
Seriously, though, if anyone wakes up..consequence. If they come in quietly and naps go ok, prize (whatever you deem a good...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-13-2014, 08:24 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,857
Posted By Angelsj
Mayas are the ones I used for my kids, but I...

Mayas are the ones I used for my kids, but I actually prefer these now (http://mobywrap.com/). And yes, they come in extra large if need be. :) They are super soft, incredibly easy to wear, not...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-12-2014, 06:16 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,857
Posted By Angelsj
Are you opposed to baby wearing? If not, get a...

Are you opposed to baby wearing? If not, get a good Maya wrap and wear her. I suppose you have to check your regs too, but for the life of me, I can't imagine a safer place for an infant than ON me.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-10-2014, 01:36 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,298
Posted By Angelsj
Agreed. I keep things clean, but I don't over...

Agreed. I keep things clean, but I don't over sanitize things. Hot water and soap if it is dirty. We wash hands before meals and after potty, but just with regular (not antibacterial) soap. We do...
Forum: Daycare Menus, Breakfast, Lunch and Snack Ideas 11-06-2014, 08:34 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 3,879
Posted By Angelsj
I do this. As long as you mix it well and check...

I do this. As long as you mix it well and check the temp after you add formula it is fine. Microwaving breast milk is not appropriate. It is not a good idea to microwave premixed formula. Both of...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-05-2014, 06:55 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,768
Posted By Angelsj
Every language contains certain patterns of...

Every language contains certain patterns of speech. Just as an example, a Spanish speaking person would say, la palota verde, translating into "the ball green." When you hear certain structures of...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-28-2014, 01:32 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,886
Posted By Angelsj
It really depends a lot on what your child needs,...

It really depends a lot on what your child needs, where she is, and how much independent work she can do, as well as how much time YOU have available. Feel free to PM me if you want to work through...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-28-2014, 06:51 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 5,421
Posted By Angelsj
My youngest two used to play a game where they...

My youngest two used to play a game where they would strap each other into their seats in the house and flip them over to be "turtles." This little guy was probably fighting to flip the seat over...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-28-2014, 06:45 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 4,792
Posted By Angelsj
Actually, no, and I have had a LOT of BF moms do...

Actually, no, and I have had a LOT of BF moms do so at my home. They just use a cover up. Not saying it doesn't happen, just that I have never had that request. I think that goes a little far for a...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-28-2014, 06:40 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 4,792
Posted By Angelsj
I don't mind the breastfeeding, but I do take non...

I don't mind the breastfeeding, but I do take non nappers. I let them watch a 1.5 hour movie for their "rest period." Often several will fall asleep, but I don't require it.
We don't have actual...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-27-2014, 01:35 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,886
Posted By Angelsj
I have been combining homeschool and daycare for...

I have been combining homeschool and daycare for over 25 years. There are tons of options to choose from, but you CAN do this. At his age even doing nothing would be better than having him face that...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-22-2014, 09:48 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,935
Posted By Angelsj
Try this one....

Try this one. (http://wtvr.com/2014/10/22/one-child-of-eight-was-trapped-in-daycare-fire-inhaling-smoke-for-20-minutes/comment-page-1/)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-21-2014, 01:38 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,413
Posted By Angelsj
I have gotten several children who were 'problem...

I have gotten several children who were 'problem children' in other daycares, something I often did not know about until it slipped later. I RARELY use timeout or any other punishment. Most often I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-16-2014, 07:25 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,891
Posted By Angelsj
People never cease to amaze me. You and I have...

People never cease to amaze me. You and I have discussed this concept and you know I don't agree with everything you do or say, but good grief, who has the time or inclination to just go after...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-15-2014, 08:44 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,447
Posted By Angelsj
All kids this age struggle. You just have to find...

All kids this age struggle. You just have to find what works. Some are good with a toy (this one throws it...lol), others just firm guidance. No matter what you use, consistency is the key. They do...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-15-2014, 07:13 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,447
Posted By Angelsj
I don't allow struggle on a changing table....

I don't allow struggle on a changing table. Basically, hold them where you want them and tell them no firmly. Wait for the relax, and say, "good job" and keep diapering.

I have a one year old...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-15-2014, 01:43 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 5,726
Posted By Angelsj
You can post a review just like anyone else :) ...

You can post a review just like anyone else :)
I am thoughtfully considering mine. However, the kindle version has some pretty good ones. It is two of the same three people that have issues, and...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-15-2014, 01:41 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 5,726
Posted By Angelsj
I would take some of that squirrel!! :)

I would take some of that squirrel!! :)
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