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Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-18-2020, 08:57 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,495
Posted By maelb05
I also have several families who work for the...

I also have several families who work for the school district. At this point, they are expected to report to work next week to figure out a plan for kids to do distance learning. After next week...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-11-2020, 08:09 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,299
Posted By maelb05
I have decided I will close if the district...

I have decided I will close if the district schools close. I am still going back and forth on whether or not to charge. Depending on the length of a possible school closure, I am thinking about...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-27-2020, 02:44 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 840
Posted By maelb05
This makes sense! I was just thinking about...

This makes sense! I was just thinking about ignoring the biting in the wrong way. I will tell mom to try this the next time it happens. Thanks
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-27-2020, 12:14 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 840
Posted By maelb05
The older brother is very quiet, shy and...

The older brother is very quiet, shy and reserved. I have never seen him be aggressive towards anyone. I know children can act differently depending on their environment, but I really cant see him...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-27-2020, 09:34 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 840
Posted By maelb05
2 YO Biter Only Bites at Home

I have a 2 yo (just turned 2) who bites his 3 yo brother routinely, but only at home. He has been doing this since he was about a year old. I am so thankful he does not bite anyone here! Mom is very...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-10-2020, 10:07 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 447
Posted By maelb05
New Behaviors

I have a 3 1/2 year old boy who has always been a sweet, easy, quiet kid. In the last couple of months his behavior has been changing. During nap time he has been ripping off the wallpaper (I'm...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-10-2020, 08:16 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 794
Posted By maelb05
Mom of the 3 1/2 and 2 year old says they get up...

Mom of the 3 1/2 and 2 year old says they get up between 7-7:30. They live with 5 minutes of me. They are in care from 8-4:45. It is just shocking when mom comes in on a Monday morning and says they...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-07-2020, 07:54 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 794
Posted By maelb05
Is This Becoming More Common?

I have two families that have there children in bed no later than 6pm.
One family has a 3 1/2 year old and a 2 year old. Mom says on weekends they are in bed between 5-5:30 for the night. During...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-12-2019, 09:40 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 850
Posted By maelb05
Believe me, I know how difficult this child can...

Believe me, I know how difficult this child can be because I am with him 9 hours/day, 5 days a week! To think it, is one thing, but to voice it to your child is quite another. I thought to myself, I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-12-2019, 08:03 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 850
Posted By maelb05
This Made Me Sad

A mom came in at pick up yesterday and her 18 month old was being extremely to say the least. As soon as she picked him up in her arms, he started hitting her. When she sat him down on the stairs to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-12-2019, 07:47 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,323
Posted By maelb05
I get all the kids pajamas. The girls all...

I get all the kids pajamas. The girls all matching and the boys matching. I give them to them the day before the last day I am open before Christmas. We have a pajama day (they all wear their...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-06-2019, 07:54 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,129
Posted By maelb05
My issue is parents who let their children...

My issue is parents who let their children continuously pound on my door until I get to the door. Then when I open the door, the child says "what took you so long?" The parent smiles and says...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-05-2019, 08:19 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 409
Posted By maelb05
Potty Training Question

I have a 3 1/2 yo boy who shows very little interest in potty training yet. He will not tell me he has to go or tell me if he has wet or dirtied his diaper. He does not care if he is wet/dirty. ...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-20-2019, 03:30 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 693
Posted By maelb05
18 Month Old Ripping Books

How do I get a child to stop ripping books? I have a bookcase full of books, with both soft and hard cover. Anytime this child takes out a book, he starts ripping it up. I do my best to steer him...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-19-2019, 08:34 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 411
Posted By maelb05
New 10 Month Old In Care- Great Napper To Barely Napping

I just started a 10 month old and this is her third week. Her first week here was great! Especially her naps. I put her down for both morning and afternoon naps, she would roll to her belly and fall...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-26-2019, 09:43 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 562
Posted By maelb05
Holding Spots

I will have an infant opening starting in February. I have a current family who recommended me to a co worker who is due with their first child in December. They wouldn’t need care until April. I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-08-2019, 10:46 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,522
Posted By maelb05
Almost 4 Year Old Stopped Drinking All Liquids Here

I have asked about this before, but now that we are in the heat of summer, it is more concerning to me.
This child was drinking water and milk routinely at my house until mid March. I was on...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-01-2019, 11:02 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 505
Posted By maelb05
This was in a big portion of MN yesterday. The...

This was in a big portion of MN yesterday. The alert was due to the Canadian wildfires.
The levels fell under the “unhealthy for sensitive groups” which includes children.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-31-2019, 02:42 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 505
Posted By maelb05
Air Quality Alerts

There is an air quality alert out until 9pm. How many of you pay attention to these alerts? Do you keep your the kids inside or only take them out for a short time?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-24-2019, 11:05 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,049
Posted By maelb05
Yes, I know she watches that at home. Every...

Yes, I know she watches that at home. Every morning when she comes in and starts crying, mom reminds her of the show and tells her she or dad will always come back to pick her up. I also remind her...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-24-2019, 09:23 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,049
Posted By maelb05
Is This Anxiety?

I have a 3 1/2 year old who I have had in care since she was a little over a year old. She has definitely had her days where she has cried a lot. Other days she is completely fine. She tells mom and...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-24-2019, 07:41 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 644
Posted By maelb05
If the child was home yesterday because of fever,...

If the child was home yesterday because of fever, they should be excluded from care today because it has not been 24 hours of being fever free. That is what I would text back to the parent. And child...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-17-2019, 12:26 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,750
Posted By maelb05
Quite honestly my question is, when a child has...

Quite honestly my question is, when a child has pooped so much that it requires needing a bath and is so messy that it is on the bathroom floor/mats, do you feel like it is your job to get the child...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-16-2019, 10:31 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,750
Posted By maelb05
She asks for a pull-up at home. Mom said they...

She asks for a pull-up at home. Mom said they knew she had to poop last night because she asked for a pull-up. They told her no and that she needed to poop in the toilet. Pull-ups are only for night...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-16-2019, 10:11 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,750
Posted By maelb05
I texted for pick up. They know she doesn’t poop...

I texted for pick up. They know she doesn’t poop here and mom said she hasn’t pooped in three days because she doesn’t want to go on the toilet. It took me 45 minutes to somewhat get her cleaned up...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-16-2019, 09:12 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,750
Posted By maelb05
How Would You Deal With This?

I have a 3 1/2 year old who has been potty trained for about 2 months. Up until today she has never pooped here since she has been potty trained. She has always stayed dry and has been peeing in the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-29-2019, 08:02 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,021
Posted By maelb05
She's definitely not dehydrated. She uses the...

She's definitely not dehydrated. She uses the bathroom about every hour and a half. It is surprising how often she goes considering she doesn't drink anything all day!
I will continue to offer her...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-25-2019, 08:07 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,021
Posted By maelb05
3 1/2 Year Old Stopped Drinking Liquids Here

I have a 3 1/2 year old in care who about 3 months ago stopped drinking any liquids while here. She has never drank cows milk, not because of allergies, but because mom and dad think almond milk is...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-25-2019, 01:33 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 840
Posted By maelb05
Extremely Needy 10 Month Old

I have a 10 month old in care who has been with me since 3 months old. Last week he became very needy. He cries/screams unless I hold him or he is sleeping. If I try to have him play on the floor, he...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-25-2019, 11:59 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 564
Posted By maelb05
Screeching 13 Mos Old has Led to Screeching 8 Mos Old

I have a 13 month old who has screeched since he was about 7 months old. He doesn't go a day, let alone an hour without this high pitched screech. Some days, it is constant. Now the 8 month old does...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-22-2019, 07:47 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 686
Posted By maelb05
likethis I totally agree with this and do really...

likethis I totally agree with this and do really appreciate a family who is willing to keep their children home is awful weather. I did let her know that I will not charge her for the day. :)
On...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-21-2019, 06:01 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 686
Posted By maelb05
What Would You Do?

I have a part time family (M and every other Th). Last week mom asked if they could come on Wednesday this week since I was closed for the holiday on Monday. I said yes and charged them for Monday...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-18-2019, 02:26 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 682
Posted By maelb05
I have also heard that we need to plan for...

I have also heard that we need to plan for parents not being able to reunite with their children for up to 24 hours after an evacuation? Is that correct? Because I also can't imagine how that would...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-18-2019, 01:55 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 682
Posted By maelb05
Emergency Plan Questions

How do you have it written in that you will evacuate the children? I have struggled with this because clearly eight children (my highest day) cannot fit safely in a vehicle. I currently have that I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-06-2019, 11:37 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,206
Posted By maelb05
[QUOTE=Cat Herder;695917]Too much cows milk may...

[QUOTE=Cat Herder;695917]Too much cows milk may be why he is in the 14th percentile.

https://www.babycenter.com/0_cows-milk-when-and-how-to-introduce-it_1334703.bc[/QUOTE

He was on formula up...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-06-2019, 11:35 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,206
Posted By maelb05
Okay, just checked! I have never chosen to serve...

Okay, just checked! I have never chosen to serve juice to my daycare kids as I know they get plenty of sugars elsewhere. I didn't realize though, that we are able to serve water with snacks. I just...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-06-2019, 10:59 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,206
Posted By maelb05
Whole Milk

I have a 12 month old in care who just went in for his 12 month checkup. DCM said pediatrician told her the child should be getting no more than 16 ounces of whole milk/day. I am required (by the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-29-2019, 10:41 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,208
Posted By maelb05
I do realize I need to change the way I think...

I do realize I need to change the way I think about these situations, it just tough! And yes, I have been given all sorts of reasons already this week. One today: "I have been scrambling all...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-29-2019, 08:39 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,208
Posted By maelb05
Unhappy Snow/Cold Days

I have a combination of teacher families and non teacher families. We are in the Midwest, so schools were closed yesterday for snow and today and Wednesday for cold. Possibly will be closed...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-27-2019, 12:54 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 869
Posted By maelb05
Holding Spots

If you hold spots, how long are you willing to do so (weeks, months in advance) and what do you charge to hold the spot (per week/month)? I am okay with doing this, but not sure how to write it in...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-24-2019, 09:05 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,044
Posted By maelb05
No, she has never said why. I think she looks at...

No, she has never said why. I think she looks at it as it keeps them on a schedule. At some point though, I would think the oldest will grow out of such an early bedtime.
I did mention at one time...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-24-2019, 04:24 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,044
Posted By maelb05
I leave him in his pack n play for the whole two...

I leave him in his pack n play for the whole two hours. For the most part, he is quiet or babbling, so I just check on him throughout quiet time.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-24-2019, 03:29 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,044
Posted By maelb05
Yes :(

Yes :(
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-24-2019, 03:18 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,044
Posted By maelb05
Not Sure What To Think......

I have a 12 month old in care who in the last month has been either taking one 20 minute nap or no nap at all. I have had him in care since 3 months old. I also have his 2 1/2 year old sibling....
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