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Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-26-2012, 07:33 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,175
Posted By christinaskids
The best way to prevent sickness is handwashing....

The best way to prevent sickness is handwashing. This is a well known fact in the medical world and applies elsewhere. I have my children wash their hands many times a day and i would say the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-20-2012, 10:39 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,016
Posted By christinaskids
Arrow I was open 24 hours a day when i first opened and...

I was open 24 hours a day when i first opened and it was tiring. I usually only had a couple kids at night and only want really easy ones. My son and another boy would keep me run ragged every...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-16-2012, 07:24 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,484
Posted By christinaskids
Ugh I feel the same! Im tired of breaking up...

Ugh I feel the same! Im tired of breaking up toddler fights every five seconds. My oldest dcb has some behavioral issues and im just tired of it. My own son drives me crazy and yesterday I found a...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-10-2012, 07:55 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,903
Posted By christinaskids
Our old daycare provider lost her license this...

Our old daycare provider lost her license this way after doing it for 20 years. I would not risk your license
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-09-2012, 10:18 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,743
Posted By christinaskids
I totally agree with littlemissmuffet. I think...

I totally agree with littlemissmuffet. I think your issue isnt REALLY the diaper. I think your issue is that you are stressed out which is causing insomnia for you which leads to less sleep and...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-09-2012, 09:34 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,988
Posted By christinaskids
They could just possibly be thirsty. You could...

They could just possibly be thirsty. You could keep a drink available to them at all times. My kids have cups sitting on the table for whenever they want. Otherwise, i dont give them things to munch...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-03-2012, 04:44 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,937
Posted By christinaskids
I hear ya sister! My little guy is a complete...

I hear ya sister! My little guy is a complete crab during daycare hours. I try to spend time with him alone but that isnt always possible. I did just have a baby though and include him in helping...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-25-2012, 11:51 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,767
Posted By christinaskids
I literally just got home from buying one for my...

I literally just got home from buying one for my three day old son, im so glad you guys loved them!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-20-2012, 05:34 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 21,577
Posted By christinaskids
Huh thats really strange because I just lived the...

Huh thats really strange because I just lived the CPS taking of children a few months ago . Court was a few days later. They most certainly do and will if they feel the children are in immediate...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-20-2012, 03:27 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 21,577
Posted By christinaskids
SHAME ON THOSE OF YOU GIVING HER FLACK!! It...

SHAME ON THOSE OF YOU GIVING HER FLACK!! It really concerns me that a very sudden rash especially in a child thats never had one WITH bruising seems ok to some of you. It is not your job to determine...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-14-2012, 09:07 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,220
Posted By christinaskids
Actually the worst interview i ever had, they are...

Actually the worst interview i ever had, they are currently one of my daycare families. Both the parents and children are wonderful. Mom was super understanding even though ive never been more...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-13-2012, 10:46 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,298
Posted By christinaskids
Rapid city has an awesome climate since they are...

Rapid city has an awesome climate since they are isolated from everything from the black hills. It is awesomely beautiful too! The only drawback would be the economy there. Ive heard it is really...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-13-2012, 07:52 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,298
Posted By christinaskids
Me! Im in sioux falls

Me! Im in sioux falls
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-11-2012, 08:52 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,113
Posted By christinaskids
I found what works for me with some kids is...

I found what works for me with some kids is putting them in the pnp to cry for a few minutes then i get them out and put them with some toys or something to play with and if they cry again, i put...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-08-2012, 10:51 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,281
Posted By christinaskids
I trade a daycare helper for her copay. I go to...

I trade a daycare helper for her copay. I go to school at night so need someone here for an hour or so until the kids leave. She doesnt have to pay her copay and i dont have to pay her cash. The kids...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-05-2012, 10:20 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,290
Posted By christinaskids
I "ground" my older kids about 3 on up. I feel...

I "ground" my older kids about 3 on up. I feel like it works the best for me and I have one child that has anger issues and he has hit his sister so I have grounded him from playing outside for a few...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-01-2012, 06:20 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,234
Posted By christinaskids
Poor guy, sounds like he has some sort of reason...

Poor guy, sounds like he has some sort of reason he has had accidents and maybe if it continues you could suggest a trip to the doctor? If hes never had an accident and was upset over it, he must of...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-28-2012, 01:01 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,056
Posted By christinaskids
You have to weigh the chances of not ever getting...

You have to weigh the chances of not ever getting paid or going to the effort of small claims court. I would personally take the kid tomorrow, get paid and then tell her it was his last day. Yes, it...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-21-2012, 10:26 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,076
Posted By christinaskids
Im sorry your day isnt going as well as it could....

Im sorry your day isnt going as well as it could. I have one little turkey that has forgotten the rules this weekend and ran off at the park this morning so we left while she was screaming. Hopefully...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-19-2012, 01:45 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,973
Posted By christinaskids
Maybe she is being shy about going poop. I had a...

Maybe she is being shy about going poop. I had a five year old like that so i had her go in the bathroom in my bedroom and encouraged her to go more. It worked out pretty well, not sure if you have...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-19-2012, 01:35 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,166
Posted By christinaskids
I think you did the right thing. Obviously he was...

I think you did the right thing. Obviously he was tired and was acting out because of that. I dont think a punishment was necessary but taking care of the root of the problem was which you did. Its...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-18-2012, 02:41 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,973
Posted By christinaskids
Does she seem behind developmentally? It IS...

Does she seem behind developmentally? It IS natural for children to be curious, but not at 3. That should of been over by 20 mos or so. At three, she should be following you around driving you crazy...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-18-2012, 12:21 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,384
Posted By christinaskids
Craigslist always has the most interesting...

Craigslist always has the most interesting characters doesnt it? :)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-17-2012, 10:31 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 5,614
Posted By christinaskids
I have the same issue with my DS. His ped hasnt...

I have the same issue with my DS. His ped hasnt figured anything out for me so I took him toan allergist and he tested negative for everything. They referred me to an ear nose and throat specialist...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-16-2012, 07:17 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,539
Posted By christinaskids
Thought You Might Get A Good Laugh

All of my dc parents are awesome, they really are. I just have one thats a pain. She has been late and has lied to me recently. I have a seperate facebook for my daycare which she is my friend on. So...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-15-2012, 09:27 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,621
Posted By christinaskids
You could try putting him in his bed and sitting...

You could try putting him in his bed and sitting by it until he falls asleep. Dont look at him or rub his back or he will become VERY dependent on it. Trust me, we had sleep issues with my twelve...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-14-2012, 02:01 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,912
Posted By christinaskids
You have a lot of other interviews so i wouldnt...

You have a lot of other interviews so i wouldnt even waste my time. See what else comes your way, there might be a much better fit. I would maybe email back about your policies that you only give...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-14-2012, 09:46 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,091
Posted By christinaskids
3.5 is old enough to start learning to take care...

3.5 is old enough to start learning to take care of stuff imo. I would not let him play with toys or books if he did that at my house. "Its incredibly disappointing to not be able to play with the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-14-2012, 09:39 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,529
Posted By christinaskids
Conrats to the all star player! I think...

Conrats to the all star player!

I think there are going to be a lot of times in their life where they will not be equal. The best thing is to encourage them to just try harder next time. Have...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-11-2012, 10:32 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,995
Posted By christinaskids
I sometimes write on the food with a sharpie....

I sometimes write on the food with a sharpie. Daycare snack for wed etc. It may be an easier solution if u dont have the room. My step kids eat all the snacks and im on the food program so i know how...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-10-2012, 10:22 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,805
Posted By christinaskids
I have a brother and sister sibling set that...

I have a brother and sister sibling set that really give me a run for my money! They ask a million questions and while its awesome they are so inquisitive, it does get old! I'll just say, "i dont...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-07-2012, 02:05 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,213
Posted By christinaskids
Time for a little white lie :) tell them that one...

Time for a little white lie :) tell them that one of your parents is complaining and is threatening to call your worker since they dont have background checks so they cant be there anymore during dc...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-02-2012, 09:24 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 5,707
Posted By christinaskids
Im sorry- but are you flippin kidding me? That is...

Im sorry- but are you flippin kidding me? That is extremely rude for them to get mad because you won't switch your vacation days. And I think its ridiculous that you would even begin to feel bad...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-02-2012, 08:18 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 5,571
Posted By christinaskids
I havent had too many problems with state pay. I...

I havent had too many problems with state pay. I have had a few people start their kids saying they get dc assistance and come for two weeks and bail out on payday. Not anymore. I let everyone...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-02-2012, 07:54 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 8,065
Posted By christinaskids
I would just explain its only helping not hurting...

I would just explain its only helping not hurting and i get absolutely no break all day long and my "break" is spent doing stuff anyway.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-01-2012, 10:39 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 5,910
Posted By christinaskids
The thing i like about being home with my kids is...

The thing i like about being home with my kids is that i know my sons habits and schedule more than anyone else does. I like to know how he naps, how he eats and interacts with the other kids and...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-25-2012, 09:20 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,702
Posted By christinaskids
My dc kids RARELY tantrum here and the parents...

My dc kids RARELY tantrum here and the parents love it. I just put them in the other room and shut the door or in the crying spot til they are done. I tell them to rejoin us when they are done. This...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-25-2012, 10:36 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,536
Posted By christinaskids
Does she have any other children? Maybe she just...

Does she have any other children? Maybe she just doesnt know that its not normal bowel function for a toddler?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-25-2012, 10:31 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,285
Posted By christinaskids
I am soo glad ive stayed home with my kid because...

I am soo glad ive stayed home with my kid because he DOES always have a runny nose with thick green snot, it comes out his eyes its so bad, and he has gotten pneumonia from all his mucus. His doctor...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-23-2012, 11:43 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,333
Posted By christinaskids
There is a food program app for smartphones now,...

There is a food program app for smartphones now, its called kids2go. Might help one of you that don't have time to get to the computer everyday :) Even so, I am REALLY bad about it too!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-23-2012, 11:40 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,377
Posted By christinaskids
Some saline and a nasal bulb would help his poor...

Some saline and a nasal bulb would help his poor baby nose :( He might just want mommy since he is so little
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-23-2012, 10:23 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,377
Posted By christinaskids
He is only 10 weeks old. I do not believe CIO is...

He is only 10 weeks old. I do not believe CIO is for a baby that little. After 5 or 6 mos, yes not for a newborn! Babies need to know that they can trust caregivers and that their cries will be...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-18-2012, 11:06 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,832
Posted By christinaskids
I have one dc kid that told his sitter on the...

I have one dc kid that told his sitter on the weekend that he has a stepmom that beats him. Neither are true lol. I just told his mom that the lines between reality and fantasy are very blurred at...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-18-2012, 10:34 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,407
Posted By christinaskids
The only problem with not giving out my address...

The only problem with not giving out my address is that some people think its shady. Had one lady that was scheduled but never showed up. My cousin has a daycare and she ended up going to her daycare...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-18-2012, 08:17 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,407
Posted By christinaskids
It seems like not much respect for my time during interviews

I am sure a lot of you have run into this. Many many times people will not show up for an interview or will show up late. Ive not been giving out my address and tell them to call right before they...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-28-2012, 03:42 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 8,653
Posted By christinaskids
I think the child was overly tired. I have a...

I think the child was overly tired. I have a little girl like this, she needs a lot of time to come alive from nap or sleep. I would of had her chill out and watch tv and relax and try later. If she...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-28-2012, 10:31 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 7,606
Posted By christinaskids
I would "ground" the kids from the toys for a few...

I would "ground" the kids from the toys for a few hours or all day. I explain that the toys are MY toys and if the child cant play without breaking them, then they cant play with them anymore. Ive...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-28-2012, 09:41 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,025
Posted By christinaskids
Need Backbone Growth Hormone

I have had my daycare now for a year and a half. I have a good reputation and most of the kids here stay here for a long time. I have a little boy that seems to have autism or adhd or something. His...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-19-2012, 08:32 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,283
Posted By christinaskids
Sounds to me like she should be on her own...

Sounds to me like she should be on her own schedule and be allowed to sleep in as long as she wants. My son is this way, id hate to see him have to get up early every morning because he would be just...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-19-2012, 08:16 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,076
Posted By christinaskids
YES i swear its all the time. Rsv went around my...

YES i swear its all the time. Rsv went around my area, respiratory flu and now stomach flu. I am hoping for it to be over soon and for us to get an awesome immune system at least!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-16-2012, 04:55 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,212
Posted By christinaskids
No offense, but I think its our job to offer a...

No offense, but I think its our job to offer a service and have clients pay for that service, not worry about what they do at home. You can make suggestions or rules for parents but its noy worth...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-16-2012, 03:40 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 6,086
Posted By christinaskids
Too bad they dont sell little pouches we could...

Too bad they dont sell little pouches we could reuse. We all know kids will eat foods from different containers sometimes!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-13-2012, 11:14 AM
Replies: 314
Views: 166,923
Posted By christinaskids
My kids ALL lay down, even the schoolagers in the...

My kids ALL lay down, even the schoolagers in the summer are they usually sleep the hardest! The kids that are 4 take a nap most days except one little girl and she is quiet during that time. I have...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-08-2012, 03:35 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,670
Posted By christinaskids
I would just put tiny portions on his plate for...

I would just put tiny portions on his plate for each bite. Choking is the number one accident and thing i am scared of happening to the kids
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-08-2012, 03:25 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,827
Posted By christinaskids
I do it because it works for my family situation...

I do it because it works for my family situation right now. My husband has irregular hours and with a one year old and two older kids, it might be hard to juggle getting them all to school. I love...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-05-2012, 11:11 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,282
Posted By christinaskids
My husbands kids just got removed from their...

My husbands kids just got removed from their mothers home by cps and put in foster care because they were spanking the kids with belts. She cant talk to them on the phone and can have one hour visits...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-05-2012, 10:58 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,526
Posted By christinaskids
Sounds like she is having a hard time going poo....

Sounds like she is having a hard time going poo. Has she gone lately?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-02-2012, 10:37 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 13,117
Posted By christinaskids
Yes i have also had my older children blab that...

Yes i have also had my older children blab that so and so hit so and so to the parents when they come opps.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-22-2012, 12:54 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,512
Posted By christinaskids
I would say picking my battle would be taking a...

I would say picking my battle would be taking a wipe to her hands instead. I think she just thought since she was at your house she said just forget it and let you handle it. It is quite ridiculous...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-20-2012, 11:02 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,243
Posted By christinaskids
I wouldnt assume she is lying to you. It sounds...

I wouldnt assume she is lying to you. It sounds as if she may have tried then figured it wasnt as easy as it looks and kept working. I tried starting a daycare about 9 mos before i finally did but...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-20-2012, 10:54 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,966
Posted By christinaskids
All of my parents have irregular schedules so...

All of my parents have irregular schedules so they almost all off today but not because of the holiday.

Set 1: mom server/dad manufacturing supervisor
Set 2: mom works at bk/dad mechanic
Set 3:...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-17-2012, 01:41 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 9,238
Posted By christinaskids
I change my clothes more than a toddler because...

I change my clothes more than a toddler because the little ones wipe their hands or boogers on me constantly. I also never wear my hair down because the babiea get boogies in my hair or sneeze in it....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-15-2012, 11:23 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,219
Posted By christinaskids
I have the same issue with a very smart five year...

I have the same issue with a very smart five year old. We figured that she is just shy especially about pooping in the main bathrooms so i let her use mine in my bedroom since it is more private. I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-14-2012, 06:29 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 5,166
Posted By christinaskids
I have little plastic trays that i use for meals...

I have little plastic trays that i use for meals and for cups i use those squiggly straw cups. Each child has their own and uses it all day and the little ones have sippies they use all day. My dog...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-14-2012, 06:00 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 8,772
Posted By christinaskids
I would keep him seperated most of the day. Tell...

I would keep him seperated most of the day. Tell him its not safe for him to be around other kids when he acts like that. He will get bored soon and want to behave himself.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-09-2012, 07:21 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 8,738
Posted By christinaskids
I also think you did the right thing. Ive run...

I also think you did the right thing. Ive run into some weirdos in this business and never open my door for anyone i dont know, especially a situation like this. Its just plain weird to cone to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-07-2012, 09:41 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,310
Posted By christinaskids
Oh and i would of DEFINETELY called the police...

Oh and i would of DEFINETELY called the police about what she did and showed them that footage. That girl needs to learn some responsibility and have some consequences for her actions.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-07-2012, 09:38 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,310
Posted By christinaskids
I have delt with a very similar situation with...

I have delt with a very similar situation with mine. My answer; she is only looking to get hurt and there are PLENTY of other kids to be friends with.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-06-2012, 09:38 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,867
Posted By christinaskids
I am thinking about doing this since i will have...

I am thinking about doing this since i will have 2 in diapers but the cost for the all in ones is so high i dont see a price saving when they are 15 each. Did they really save money?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-03-2012, 10:53 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,785
Posted By christinaskids
I have the opposite problem! Most of my kids seem...

I have the opposite problem! Most of my kids seem to eat too much. The hubs was arguing with me that a four year old that was still complaining of hunger after eating two whole grilled cheese, fruit,...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-26-2012, 09:48 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,160
Posted By christinaskids
I come from a big family and love it. You are...

I come from a big family and love it. You are never lonely;) i would say as long as you truly want it, can afford it and another child wont overwhelm you, then go for it! I think most peopke with big...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-26-2012, 09:40 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 10,098
Posted By christinaskids
I think my own son is the worst part about my job...

I think my own son is the worst part about my job honestly. He is 18 mos and is a little turkey. Throws fits all the time and screams constantly. Everytime i cook, he is throwing a tantrum the WHOLE...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-26-2012, 05:02 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 10,098
Posted By christinaskids
How Hard Is Your Job?

In relation to other jobs you have had, how hard or stressful would you say being a daycare provider is? For me, it is pretty stressful working so many hours and constantly dealing with difficult...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-25-2012, 12:03 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,244
Posted By christinaskids
I had one like that and he LOVED his trains. A...

I had one like that and he LOVED his trains. A few days later I figured out he was saying bridge as he was playing haha.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-11-2012, 02:24 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,998
Posted By christinaskids
When my son gets like this i put him in his room...

When my son gets like this i put him in his room on the floor to calm down. I leave the door open and he comes out when hes done. Ive done this with dc kids too and it works pretty well. I put them...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-05-2012, 09:50 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,791
Posted By christinaskids
I would wake the first baby upon arrival and let...

I would wake the first baby upon arrival and let them play for a bit. If the second wants a nap at 9-930 then the first one wont have to wait too long for a morning nap. This is almost always the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-29-2011, 05:05 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,711
Posted By christinaskids
I always feel like i have to watch kids...

I always feel like i have to watch kids everywhere i go. At family gatherings, ill be like "ok johnny that was not very nice" my family laughs at me cuz i cant seem to get out of daycare lady mode. I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-28-2011, 09:59 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,658
Posted By christinaskids
I have a child here that is allergic to soy and...

I have a child here that is allergic to soy and lactose and if he ingests any of those he has white poop. The child could have an allergic reaction to what she is eating and its hurting her tummy and...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-28-2011, 10:13 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,542
Posted By christinaskids
I used to be scared to bathe children but found...

I used to be scared to bathe children but found that the parents wanted a clean bathed child more than the risk of somethig happening. I have always bathed babies if they spit up a lot or whatnot and...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-19-2011, 07:58 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,699
Posted By christinaskids
I charge more for infants because i have to get...

I charge more for infants because i have to get help a lot of times with them for field trips and things like that. I like being able to bring the kids out almost daily especially in the summer and...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-19-2011, 07:47 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 8,270
Posted By christinaskids
She said she didnt need daycare cuz her shifts...

She said she didnt need daycare cuz her shifts were opposite of her husbands. I am also curious to know of her daughter is happier
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-16-2011, 03:11 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,543
Posted By christinaskids
My stepkids straighten up any mess they make...

My stepkids straighten up any mess they make before they leave to go with their mom. They know that they wont have much consequence if they are already gone. I would not make her do her regular...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-15-2011, 05:38 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,329
Posted By christinaskids
Sounds like the mom is trying to do everything...

Sounds like the mom is trying to do everything she can but it makes me wonder how much mommy time she actually gets at home or if mom is busy doing everything else or leaving her with grandparents or...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-14-2011, 04:28 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 5,696
Posted By christinaskids
At what age do you guys think its ok to let a...

At what age do you guys think its ok to let a baby stary to cio? I think newborns need to be coddled but after a few months then they can start to learn to self soothe or am i wrong?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-09-2011, 09:36 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,362
Posted By christinaskids
Wow those plants are all over here in sd, my...

Wow those plants are all over here in sd, my licensor never went in my backyard, just looked out there. Ive gotten dinged for a too small window(bytwo inches), water temp and one parent wouldnt give...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-08-2011, 09:14 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,433
Posted By christinaskids
My older boys are 5, 7, and another 5 yo. Would...

My older boys are 5, 7, and another 5 yo. Would that be weird if I told them to sit down? The one 5 yo is autistic, I highly doubt he would understand.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-08-2011, 08:29 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,433
Posted By christinaskids
Boys Getting Urine All Over The RR

My bathroom is shot. The caulk around the toilet and sink is so soaked in urine from my daycare boys, i have to get a handyman in here to fix it. I dont know which of the boys is making the mess, but...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-05-2011, 04:18 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,742
Posted By christinaskids
She may be over tired and fighting it. You could...

She may be over tired and fighting it. You could try doing a short morning nap still and see if that helps. Maybe wake her up after a certain time. You could try a different sleeping arrangement....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-02-2011, 08:28 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 7,345
Posted By christinaskids
Even if you bypassed the fact that it is an...

Even if you bypassed the fact that it is an agressive breed, large breed dogs really need a JOB to do in order to be content. A rotty can tear up your daycare kids shoes, create a bad doggy odor,...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-29-2011, 08:35 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,936
Posted By christinaskids
I bought a 200 count box of size 4 from Sams club...

I bought a 200 count box of size 4 from Sams club for 35. There are 4 packages in there, and we have only gone through one bag in the last two weeks. Target, Parents Choice, and Members mark are the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-23-2011, 03:29 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,532
Posted By christinaskids
I am raising my rates for the new year also. All...

I am raising my rates for the new year also. All the daycares around here charge 20 a week or more than what i do. I feel like since ive been open a year already, i deserve some credit. I dont feel...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-21-2011, 03:38 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,965
Posted By christinaskids
Sounds like he has a developmental delay and...

Sounds like he has a developmental delay and needs some type of special help. I would definetly suggest an eval from birth to three or the school. Early intervention is very important.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-21-2011, 12:17 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,644
Posted By christinaskids
A lot of those kids are acting out for attention...

A lot of those kids are acting out for attention because mommy and daddy are too engrossed in work or their own lives to know how to parent effectively. We have all had the kids that their parents...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-21-2011, 06:50 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,033
Posted By christinaskids
I Want To Update A New Contract For 2012

I previously have been very lax with policies and things like that and do not have new families sign a contract. I would like to raise my rates and to instill more policies into my new contract. I am...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-18-2011, 09:07 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,399
Posted By christinaskids
When i was in high school, i rode the public...

When i was in high school, i rode the public busses everywhere and knew the routes pretty well. Thats a good option for the older ones, not sure if you feel comfortable with the middle schooler.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-16-2011, 07:52 PM
Replies: 200
Views: 41,170
Posted By christinaskids
To the mother- parenting is hard and hopefully...

To the mother- parenting is hard and hopefully you see this whole ordeal as a learning opportunity. Yes, every parent here makes mistakes and i do not know of ANY provider that has perfect children....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-16-2011, 07:24 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,646
Posted By christinaskids
Ive worked with adults with special need but not...

Ive worked with adults with special need but not too many children. With downs your biggest obstacle would be patience. The next one would be communication. If the child cant talk or communicate...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-16-2011, 04:03 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,596
Posted By christinaskids
I would keep the nap. The reason she may not be...

I would keep the nap. The reason she may not be going to bed could be her diet or lack of bedtime routine. If a child NEEDS a nap, then they NEED one just as much as they need to eat or go to the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-16-2011, 10:53 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 5,458
Posted By christinaskids
I coslept with my son when he was an infant. I...

I coslept with my son when he was an infant. I breastfed and i also felt more safe sleeping next to him then in his crib right next to the bed. I was more worried about hubby rolling over on him so i...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-15-2011, 07:29 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,484
Posted By christinaskids
Every time they do something destructive, exclude...

Every time they do something destructive, exclude them from playing with toys for a period of time. With consistency, the child should learn that his behavior is not tolerable with you.
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