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Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-21-2018, 10:53 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 357
Posted By Ariana
This is crazy! Even from the article I thought...

This is crazy! Even from the article I thought it didn’t sound like an actual daycare. They really know how to spin it to make parents terrified to drop their kids off every day :rolleyes: Also...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-21-2018, 04:51 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 220
Posted By Ariana
A child has allergies this bad and the only...

A child has allergies this bad and the only solution the parents have come up with is drugging with Benedryl continually?

If this were me I would need some sort of long term plan of action from...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-20-2018, 12:39 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 190
Posted By Ariana
Can you get them at michaels? Or another art...

Can you get them at michaels? Or another art store? Nothing is changing here yet!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-20-2018, 10:48 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 261
Posted By Ariana
I feel like any educational store that engages in...

I feel like any educational store that engages in government grants charge WAY more than normal. Kinda like government contracts. If they know the government is contracting they charge then more...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-20-2018, 10:14 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 312
Posted By Ariana
I have certain toys that are out all the time and...

I have certain toys that are out all the time and then I bring out activities for us all to focus on. For example today I brought out the fall/halloween themed sensory bin. It is “new” so the kids...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-20-2018, 09:07 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 347
Posted By Ariana
Is there a currency stronger than a time out? ...

Is there a currency stronger than a time out? Time outs didn’t work for my violent 3 year old DCB. I had to send him to his bed. I gave a warning and then on his bed. I only had to do it...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-20-2018, 09:02 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 261
Posted By Ariana
This is the one I have. I like it because it is...

This is the one I have. I like it because it is low enough to the ground for the ages of kids I have. Some of them are really tall so younger kids can’t use them too much. It also has multilevels...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-14-2018, 05:05 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 701
Posted By Ariana
It would depend on your contract and the terms of...

It would depend on your contract and the terms of termination. It sounds like behavior was the cause and if they have an immediate termination due to behavior clause you are not entitled to much.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-13-2018, 10:49 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 413
Posted By Ariana
I think I would let the parents know that this...

I think I would let the parents know that this issue is a big one. I would also threaten termination if it was not nipped in the bud and I would let them know that I cannot have a kid here puking...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-13-2018, 08:47 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 782
Posted By Ariana
My husband keeps telling me I would be happier in...

My husband keeps telling me I would be happier in a Centre, get out of the house and have coworkers. I laugh every time!!! Been there, done that, not going back. I have also heard working with...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-13-2018, 08:42 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 253
Posted By Ariana
My personal opinion is that not greeting a family...

My personal opinion is that not greeting a family is a bit rude. I greet every parent during drop off and pick up, it’s how we communicate with each other so for me it is a necessity.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-12-2018, 02:51 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 165
Posted By Ariana
It is really not that hard! They can sit up on...

It is really not that hard! They can sit up on their own so when you are doing something with one, the other can entertain themselves. I would organize my space for maximum supervision. I just...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-12-2018, 09:12 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 782
Posted By Ariana
We have all been there! :hug: Today my own...

We have all been there! :hug:

Today my own daughter is driving me bonkers :ouch: Might be time to send her to kinder full time with peers her own age.

I personally find if it isn’t the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-12-2018, 09:08 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 254
Posted By Ariana
I have done both and prefer email. Email gives...

I have done both and prefer email. Email gives the parent time to digest the information before they can respond and before they see you the next day or after the weekend. I always talk with the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-11-2018, 05:37 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 619
Posted By Ariana
I was hearing about this today on the news. ...

I was hearing about this today on the news. Isn’t there an evacuation order? I was wondering what do people do when there is an evacuation order, do businesses and daycares just shut down?

Such...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-10-2018, 01:59 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 927
Posted By Ariana
It depends on how pressed for time I am! I...

It depends on how pressed for time I am! I always button them correctly for last diaper though :D

Do any of you kind of change diapers by rote at this point and half way through realize you were...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-10-2018, 12:06 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 497
Posted By Ariana
I would not enroll my kid there! That is not...

I would not enroll my kid there! That is not meeting nutritional guidelines and it is too much junk for my liking. Everyone is different. Like you my kids get these as treats once in a while not...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-10-2018, 12:00 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 181
Posted By Ariana
I am too and my subdivision is only 6 years old...

I am too and my subdivision is only 6 years old so even the trees are small! I don’t know if you are a part of a free FB site in your area but I get so much stuff for free on my Buy Nothing FB site....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-10-2018, 10:02 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 181
Posted By Ariana
I have a sandbox, small wooden playhouse, picnic...

I have a sandbox, small wooden playhouse, picnic table and water table. I supply the kids with actual kitchen cooking pots and pans and spoons, ladles, jugs, and water in the water table etc. They...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-09-2018, 05:08 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 238
Posted By Ariana
I have 3 under 3 right now and this is my...

I have 3 under 3 right now and this is my routine:
7:30am first kid arrives and I feed them breakfast
8:30am next two kids arrive and we do free play
8:40am infant naps for an hour while other...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-09-2018, 04:52 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 554
Posted By Ariana
Welcome to the generation of non confrontation...

Welcome to the generation of non confrontation and decency! Ridiculous that they fired you this way without at least a written warning to improve your behavior.

Just move on and find something...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-07-2018, 01:10 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 740
Posted By Ariana
I always reach for child/baby and take them away...

I always reach for child/baby and take them away from parents and then start walking away from the parents saying “bye X, have a great day”. It works for me. Older kids I take their hands.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-06-2018, 08:48 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 429
Posted By Ariana
I am only allowed 5 but had 6 over the summer...

I am only allowed 5 but had 6 over the summer with my 9 yr old (she doesn’t count in ratios). For me it depends on the group.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-05-2018, 06:20 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 218
Posted By Ariana
Can she talk? Teach her to say the word “help”. ...

Can she talk? Teach her to say the word “help”. Try to get her to say it when frustrated, angry, needing something. The behavior needs to be replaced with something pro social.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-04-2018, 09:56 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 260
Posted By Ariana
It is unfrotunate but I think the ones who are...

It is unfrotunate but I think the ones who are asking for praise are the ones who desperately need it! I usually just praise them and ask them if they are proud of themselves because that is all...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-04-2018, 06:29 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 361
Posted By Ariana
Oh my goodness my spelling in that post is...

Oh my goodness my spelling in that post is autrocious :lol:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-03-2018, 09:17 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 361
Posted By Ariana
As Dabe suggested pizz bites. Cut a miffin tin...

As Dabe suggested pizz bites. Cut a miffin tin sized round of dough and place it in a muffin tin, top with sauce, cheese, chicken or pepperoni and then bake. You can free them for later! I got...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-03-2018, 09:10 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 257
Posted By Ariana
Super cute! Tne kids will love it :)

Super cute! Tne kids will love it :)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-31-2018, 03:33 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 131
Posted By Ariana
You are at the point where this can become a...

You are at the point where this can become a major problem if he gets attention for it. You have calmed him down, there is nothing more to fear so now it is time to ignore and sleep train.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-31-2018, 03:31 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 290
Posted By Ariana
This is why I exclude for diarrhea. You never...

This is why I exclude for diarrhea. You never know and I don’t want to be exposed to it. It is a very dangerous bacteria.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-31-2018, 09:44 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 683
Posted By Ariana
I would not allow her to just come willy nilly! ...

I would not allow her to just come willy nilly! I would let her know that its not ok to just show up without notice. Let her know you need 24 hours notice. The first time she shows without notice...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-31-2018, 09:36 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 262
Posted By Ariana
If it is impossible to seperate her I would try...

If it is impossible to seperate her I would try and put some sort of blanket or room divider up so she cannot see anyone. Maybe a shelf blocking her view? Right now I have a low shelf blocking one...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-31-2018, 09:33 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 248
Posted By Ariana
I usually mention it at the door when they are...

I usually mention it at the door when they are leaving as a heads up to watch for symptoms.

I no longer tell them when my own kids are sick because I have never had a kid stay home because of it.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-31-2018, 09:31 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 665
Posted By Ariana
People like this just make me so angry. How can...

People like this just make me so angry. How can you be THIS lazy with zero shame about it??
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-30-2018, 11:01 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 683
Posted By Ariana
They obviously want the care they have paid for...

They obviously want the care they have paid for and feel like they can drop the kids off whenever. I would ask them if they want 3 days of care each week because that means we will need to revisit...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-30-2018, 10:56 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 558
Posted By Ariana
I would let it go and laugh! I would have told...

I would let it go and laugh! I would have told the kid “mommy knows what time I open and she arrives early so now she is having a mommy tantrum because she wants to break the rules....mommy pays me...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-30-2018, 10:54 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 598
Posted By Ariana
Shut all conversation down. Answer with yes and...

Shut all conversation down. Answer with yes and no answers only and smile and nod. Do not engage at all with the parent. My parents leave pretty quickly because I don’t talk to them except to say...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-29-2018, 08:44 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 363
Posted By Ariana
We have had neighbourhood reports of drunk...

We have had neighbourhood reports of drunk racoons acting funny. They munch on the fermenting crab apples and various other fruits like plums etc falling from the trees right now and sometimes...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-28-2018, 08:45 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 588
Posted By Ariana
She obviously does not take them anywhere so this...

She obviously does not take them anywhere so this must be why they run. These kids can walk right? This is just so absurd! Sorry no advice because I feel like there is not much you can do short of...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-27-2018, 03:45 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 840
Posted By Ariana
This has happened to me and I did not sleep! ...

This has happened to me and I did not sleep! Sometimes the way I lie down to watch a show or have my face resting on a pillow or on my hand creates these marks. She may not have been napping so...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-27-2018, 09:19 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 719
Posted By Ariana
Kudos to you for putting up with this psycho for...

Kudos to you for putting up with this psycho for 4 weeks! She would have been gone a long time ago had it been me. Who speaks to ANYONE that way, let alone a person who is caring for your child.
...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-24-2018, 05:47 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 200
Posted By Ariana
My policy is that parents must start the process...

My policy is that parents must start the process at home when they will be home for a considerable amount of time like vacation or Christmas break. Once they are staying dry at home for two weeks...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-24-2018, 10:33 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 179
Posted By Ariana
Our own kids are always the worst which is why I...

Our own kids are always the worst which is why I did this part time until now. It is just too hard juggling other peoples kids needs with my own kids needs. My kids were not bad at all but they...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-23-2018, 02:23 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 840
Posted By Ariana
I do think it is normal. I think a lot of...

I do think it is normal. I think a lot of providers see nothing wrong with it. I personally think it is very unprofessional and not a safe idea. Anything can happen while you are unconscious. I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-22-2018, 09:44 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 458
Posted By Ariana
Now you need a 3 strikes and your gone policy! I...

Now you need a 3 strikes and your gone policy! I have only had to charge one late fee in 8 years!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-22-2018, 10:07 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 311
Posted By Ariana
Even at 3 days a week he will adjust and know...

Even at 3 days a week he will adjust and know that at your house sleep is expected. I used to only do part time kids and had kids that only slept at my house nowhere else! Lol.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-22-2018, 10:03 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 479
Posted By Ariana
Sounds exciting! Congrats :) I am not big...

Sounds exciting! Congrats :)

I am not big on silly names for daycares/preschools so my suggestion would be something like “Our Sacred House Preschool”.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-21-2018, 02:05 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,056
Posted By Ariana
I have had parents not admit they did not read my...

I have had parents not admit they did not read my policies but it became painfully clear that they did not within the first week. When they start asking questions simply say “that is in my policy...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-21-2018, 10:41 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 311
Posted By Ariana
Check ins sometimes backfire with certain kids so...

Check ins sometimes backfire with certain kids so I would stop doing them. If you are uncomfortable leaving him, get a monitor. He is crying because he cannotmout himself to sleep. Chances are he...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-20-2018, 10:14 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 436
Posted By Ariana
I definitely see this as the kid mimicking...

I definitely see this as the kid mimicking behavior when having difficult feelings. Know the saying “kids do as we do, not as we say”? That would be my guess. Chances are this child has no real...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-20-2018, 10:10 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 440
Posted By Ariana
100% agree with cameras! I had a dcg who was...

100% agree with cameras! I had a dcg who was terrified of my DH and as far as I knew there was no trauma. Like your DH he wasn’t here a whole lot but he was my backup sometimes and he also works...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-20-2018, 09:59 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 687
Posted By Ariana
This is a mother that wants to see her child...

This is a mother that wants to see her child upset because it means she is loved. If her child is not upset, well that means she is not loved. I remember dropping my kid off at preschool praying my...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-17-2018, 11:33 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 576
Posted By Ariana
For me its ok not to be friends with everyone but...

For me its ok not to be friends with everyone but saying “you’re not my friend” is a power stance. I remind them that it is ok to not be friends but that saying this to get the other child to comply...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-17-2018, 11:20 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 799
Posted By Ariana
At two days a week I would let it go and have hd...

At two days a week I would let it go and have hd to do so many times! There is literally nothing you can do by yourself to change this. Especially since he has more than one caregiver. For your own...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-15-2018, 08:28 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 238
Posted By Ariana
We have an FB page here specifically for...

We have an FB page here specifically for teachers/ECEs/EAs looking for childcare. Do you have something like that?

I prefer teachers but seem to only get one a year. Hoping it changes once I go...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-15-2018, 01:06 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 275
Posted By Ariana
I always get Crocodile Creek puzzles! They have...

I always get Crocodile Creek puzzles! They have to do them with an adult so it forces educational family time. If not then it is still a really nice gift ;)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-14-2018, 07:47 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 340
Posted By Ariana
From 7am when I open to 9:30am we are in free...

From 7am when I open to 9:30am we are in free play so parents can drop off any time during that two hour window. My parents have contracted times but they do not drop off and pick up at those exact...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-14-2018, 07:13 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,683
Posted By Ariana
I would absolutely terminate for being late. It...

I would absolutely terminate for being late. It is in your contract, hopefully you have some sort of proof and boom she is gone!

I would not trust anyone who did not bring their child for an...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-04-2018, 09:32 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 407
Posted By Ariana
I would say you know roughly 25% of what is...

I would say you know roughly 25% of what is actually happening behind closed doors because you see evidence of it. You can assume and surmise but you can never know the truth of anyone.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-02-2018, 12:27 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 639
Posted By Ariana
I should write a whole seperate post about my...

I should write a whole seperate post about my sister! Compassion fatigue doesnt even begin to describe it.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-02-2018, 12:25 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 531
Posted By Ariana
I had a mom who tried to convince me that her...

I had a mom who tried to convince me that her crying kid should not be sent home because she is getting what she wants. I termed her two weeks later :cool: A mom who does not want to deal with...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-02-2018, 12:17 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 531
Posted By Ariana
Ignore their tantrum. If they signed a contract...

Ignore their tantrum. If they signed a contract that states that sick kids go home then they are responsible. I would treat this as if the kid is sick. Vomitting must mean they are sick.
...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-01-2018, 02:01 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 639
Posted By Ariana
glad they included us in this! One of the only...

glad they included us in this! One of the only regrets I have about being a DCP and having my kids at home is that they do not see me at my most compassionate when at work. I had an 18 month old...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-01-2018, 01:58 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 873
Posted By Ariana
I agree with putting this back on the director. ...

I agree with putting this back on the director. Give mom your best “I am bored” face and do not give her ANY attention. Attention for her is arguing and getting any emotional response from you. ...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-01-2018, 10:51 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 340
Posted By Ariana
Thank you everyone! I contacted mom with a...

Thank you everyone!

I contacted mom with a bunch of questions and asked for a plan of action. She responded with “I am not sure if it is an allergy, her mouth got a bit rashy the first time she...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-01-2018, 10:48 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 573
Posted By Ariana
Oh my!! Not good at all!

Oh my!! Not good at all!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-27-2018, 08:27 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 340
Posted By Ariana
This is what they did at the centre where I used...

This is what they did at the centre where I used to work as well but those plans were signed by DRs. Did you just do the action plan yourself? Wondering if I shoukd require a plan from a DR.
...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-27-2018, 08:21 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 372
Posted By Ariana
I did this for a family and they provided a set...

I did this for a family and they provided a set schedule for me and paid only the days they were here. It worked for me because I like part time. They also added days here and there so I ended up...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-27-2018, 08:16 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 340
Posted By Ariana
Allergies

This will be the first time that I will have a child in my care with allergies. The allergy is to strawberries.

What things do you require from parents for kids with allergies in your care?
...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-27-2018, 07:48 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 682
Posted By Ariana
I mix my limoncello with tonic and ice! Delish :)

I mix my limoncello with tonic and ice! Delish :)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-27-2018, 07:47 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 682
Posted By Ariana
Beautiful!! I am going to have to get me one of...

Beautiful!! I am going to have to get me one of these!

Cheers:Sunny:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-26-2018, 02:59 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 576
Posted By Ariana
And research has shown time and again that...

And research has shown time and again that parents are the biggest influencers of behavior not childcare workers.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-26-2018, 02:55 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 682
Posted By Ariana
This sounds wonderful! Do you have the mule mug...

This sounds wonderful! Do you have the mule mug too?!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-26-2018, 12:17 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 269
Posted By Ariana
This is what I did for a kid who was deathly...

This is what I did for a kid who was deathly afraid of bugs outside. His parents wouldn’t bring him anywhere because they were embarrassed by his reactions. So I ignored it and he eventually got...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-26-2018, 12:15 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 269
Posted By Ariana
Another guess is possible SPD. He is afraid so...

Another guess is possible SPD. He is afraid so parks and slides are not fun!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-26-2018, 12:09 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 269
Posted By Ariana
My best guess is lack of opportunity and...

My best guess is lack of opportunity and helicopter parenting. I just signed in a new 4 yr old and she refuses to get dirty or wet. Would rather sit and watch than participate.

Today I took the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-26-2018, 09:44 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 1,486
Posted By Ariana
We need to clone you many times over and send you...

We need to clone you many times over and send you all over the country stat!! :lol:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-26-2018, 09:41 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 1,486
Posted By Ariana
Bingo!! I hate to say it but everyone is...

Bingo!!

I hate to say it but everyone is focused on the wrong thing. I won’t say what these “fake” issues are that politicians have us worried about but they are fake. Statistically speaking and...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-25-2018, 11:01 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 1,486
Posted By Ariana
Part of my code of ethics as an ECE is...

Part of my code of ethics as an ECE is responsibility to encourage parent engagement. Like seriously? How is this MY job? I have to care for the kids AND the adults? Where is the personal...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-25-2018, 10:58 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 431
Posted By Ariana
I frame the kids art and buy “real” art from...

I frame the kids art and buy “real” art from stores that are colourful and fun.

I do not have one letter or number anywhere :)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-25-2018, 07:37 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 326
Posted By Ariana
I bought one for my own child because I was a...

I bought one for my own child because I was a paranoid first time parent who thought kids were crazy! Lol. I never ended up using it.

I don’t take runners anywhere. The last time we tried to go...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-25-2018, 07:33 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 555
Posted By Ariana
Yuppers!!!happyface

Yuppers!!!happyface
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-24-2018, 04:53 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 1,486
Posted By Ariana
I am quite shocked by this to be honest! I just...

I am quite shocked by this to be honest! I just read it out to my DH and he is equally stunned but then told me his coworker routinely sends her child to grandmas for the full weekend and he is in...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-24-2018, 04:40 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 1,486
Posted By Ariana
Yes I read the link and still cannot believe it...

Yes I read the link and still cannot believe it :eek:That seems crazy! I would say I parent for 12-13 hours a day.

Thanks for sharing because I assumed parents didn’t parent much but this...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-24-2018, 04:35 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 273
Posted By Ariana
So true! I always say “she is in the toilet”...

So true! I always say “she is in the toilet” when the kids ask me where someone is and they are using the washroom. To me the toilet is what I call “the washroom”. The kids always crack up...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-24-2018, 03:03 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 1,486
Posted By Ariana
I don’t stress about it either! I also don’t...

I don’t stress about it either! I also don’t genuinly care, but I can b!tch about it since it is a topic of conversation on a forum ;) :lol:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-24-2018, 12:50 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 1,486
Posted By Ariana
Am I reading this right? This seems like hardly...

Am I reading this right? This seems like hardly any parenting is going on at all!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-24-2018, 12:48 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 1,486
Posted By Ariana
But you yourself said that we have no idea what...

But you yourself said that we have no idea what is going on in the parents life and yet you KNOW all of this. If we knew all of this we would feel the same way and most people in desperate...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-24-2018, 09:39 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 1,486
Posted By Ariana
I think it is because we see the value in a good...

I think it is because we see the value in a good parent/child relationship and kids who miss their parents a great deal. At least this is where I am coming from. I provide childcare but I don’t...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-24-2018, 07:47 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 1,486
Posted By Ariana
Todays society values women for working not...

Todays society values women for working not raising children but there is also great pressure for women to have kids, so women are waiting longer and longer to have kids and then when they fulfill...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-23-2018, 03:51 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 297
Posted By Ariana
I do 90% of my communication verbally at drop off...

I do 90% of my communication verbally at drop off and pick up. Anything outside of that is communicated through text “I need diapers” “kid has a fever” that sort of thing. I also have a private FB...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-23-2018, 01:00 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 350
Posted By Ariana
It is in my contract that parents do not contact...

It is in my contract that parents do not contact me during the day except for emergencies. The very first day or two their kid is here I text then to let them know they are doing fine but after that...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-20-2018, 10:32 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 354
Posted By Ariana
It is totally up to you how you conduct your...

It is totally up to you how you conduct your business so what do you want to do?

If I thought this was a good arrangement for me I would charge them for the two weeks they were here only and they...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-20-2018, 10:26 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 597
Posted By Ariana
I think there were good points made for both...

I think there were good points made for both sides of it. I think in all matters of business complete truth is not always the best policy. Others see it differently. As long as you are polite then...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-20-2018, 10:17 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 821
Posted By Ariana
I used to have a little boy who always wore...

I used to have a little boy who always wore clothes that were skin tight. Skin tight pants and skin tight shirts and he also wore an amber necklace every.single.day. My husband always used to say...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-20-2018, 10:08 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 821
Posted By Ariana
My absolute worst pet peeve is CLOTHES THAT ARE...

My absolute worst pet peeve is CLOTHES THAT ARE TWO SIZES TOO BIG!! I get it you want to save money but putting a 17 month old in 3T clothes is getting a tad ridiculous. Not to mention she is a new...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-20-2018, 10:04 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 821
Posted By Ariana
THIS!! I have a newly PT girl and she came in...

THIS!! I have a newly PT girl and she came in wearing a romper that tied on the shoulders. Like what 2 yr old can untie shoulders to use the toilet and then tie them back up? What were the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-20-2018, 10:02 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 430
Posted By Ariana
Unfortunately (or fortunately!) you have fallen...

Unfortunately (or fortunately!) you have fallen into a family that will teach you a lot about how to have a backbone and how to conduct a professional business going forward.

They are using you...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-19-2018, 02:32 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 597
Posted By Ariana
Me too! That is my go to answer for anyone I do...

Me too! That is my go to answer for anyone I do not want to give the spot to. Another is to say “ok I will email you my policy handbook when I get a chance” and then just never do it. I used to be...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-19-2018, 10:49 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 393
Posted By Ariana
Do you know where the original product is...

Do you know where the original product is shipping from? It could be held up in customs and unfortunately they give very little information.
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