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Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-15-2019, 07:29 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 385
Posted By TwinMama
Oblivious Parents

So now Dad hired a tutor for dcb who is going to be in Kindergarten. He said he can't help him. So he's hired someone.

How do I tell Dad that he needs to learn social skills not math?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-01-2019, 01:23 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 265
Posted By TwinMama
Yes. DCG does have a sibling. She's the only...

Yes. DCG does have a sibling. She's the only other school age kid.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-01-2019, 11:54 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 265
Posted By TwinMama
Need Help Terming One Sibling

Here's the scenario. I have one little boy who is going to be 6 in March his brother is one. I was told by Mom that after this Summer he wouldn't be here. Dad was not on board, and furious that Mom...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-17-2019, 08:11 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 520
Posted By TwinMama
Where do you get your bins?

Where do you get your bins?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-17-2019, 07:32 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 520
Posted By TwinMama
What do you do if the weather is bad?

What do you do if the weather is bad?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-16-2019, 05:17 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 520
Posted By TwinMama
The Last Hour Before Pickup

The last hour and a half or so seems to take longer than the whole day. I don't know what it is...

How do you guys power through the last of the day before the kids get picked up?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-04-2019, 05:09 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,216
Posted By TwinMama
This is the best response!!! I hear this a lot,...

This is the best response!!! I hear this a lot, but I never know what to say!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-04-2019, 05:07 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,216
Posted By TwinMama
I have actually put kids on timeout while parents...

I have actually put kids on timeout while parents are standing there. They're still in my house. Parent's feel embarrassed and they usually discipline the next time so they don't have to sit there...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-04-2019, 05:04 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,216
Posted By TwinMama
I have parents like this. They reason with them...

I have parents like this. They reason with them instead of just say no. They've also done the two pairs of shoes and the "he wouldn't put his clothes on for the day so we came in jammies".

It's...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-04-2019, 04:56 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 947
Posted By TwinMama
Run!!! Far,far away from their precious...

Run!!! Far,far away from their precious snowflakes.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-04-2019, 04:53 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 735
Posted By TwinMama
Yes!!! 👍

Yes!!! 👍
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-04-2019, 08:14 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 536
Posted By TwinMama
Gifts

So...I have always given toys or gifts appropriate for the child. Hobbies....activities....characters that they're interested in.....I'm just wondering how you all do gifts. Do you give everyone the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-20-2019, 06:03 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 704
Posted By TwinMama
New Mom Wants to Sit with Us

I have a new dcg starting next week. Mom wants to sit with us a while to make sure she's ok to adapting. How do I politely tell Mom no?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-18-2019, 07:03 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 499
Posted By TwinMama
My husband is currently creating a special...

My husband is currently creating a special storage area. So I'm super excited about it.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-17-2019, 12:08 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 499
Posted By TwinMama
What's Your Toy Inventory?

Do you have a ton of toys? Do you have a limit?

I feel like I have an overabundance of toys, and I need to get rid of some. I can't decide which ones to ditch though.

Are there just basics...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-08-2019, 05:26 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 821
Posted By TwinMama
Yesterday parents took dcb to their backup center...

Yesterday parents took dcb to their backup center for the first time. Baby was not happy all day. They called Mom at work during one of his episodes, and when Dad picked him up the providers and...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-06-2019, 07:17 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 821
Posted By TwinMama
Thank you! I started feeling like I jumped the...

Thank you! I started feeling like I jumped the gun.

So I just spoke with Mom on the phone about the day. She admitted that she puts him in bed with them. So they have been lying to me. Which I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-06-2019, 03:45 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 821
Posted By TwinMama
So...baby slept 25 minutes then started to scream...

So...baby slept 25 minutes then started to scream his head off. I mean screamed. I was trying to comfort him and when I came back out babies older brother was yelling "Honey" dancing with his shirt...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-03-2019, 12:04 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 821
Posted By TwinMama
One more question....a what would you do...

One more question....a what would you do question....

I finally got little boy to sleep longer. Just in the morning though. Not in the afternoon. Would you ever consider 1 nap for a 10 month old?...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-03-2019, 12:02 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 457
Posted By TwinMama
I think that's what I need to keep in mind. It's...

I think that's what I need to keep in mind. It's not up to Mom and Dad in my house.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-01-2019, 08:26 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 457
Posted By TwinMama
Sounds much better!!! And....easier than what I'm...

Sounds much better!!! And....easier than what I'm doing.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-01-2019, 08:01 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 457
Posted By TwinMama
You know what....you're right. I should worry...

You know what....you're right. I should worry less about what they do at home and more about my processes here.

They're clearly not working with me. By asking them and them lying to me it only...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-01-2019, 07:04 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 457
Posted By TwinMama
How Do You Be Assertive and Still Keep a Good Relationship

Ok...I've got 2 families that are wonderful and appreciate what I do. Then my 3rd family takes advantage and just tells me what I want to hear when I'm trying to work with them on their child's...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-30-2019, 12:41 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 821
Posted By TwinMama
I agree with you 100%. My husband even says...

I agree with you 100%.

My husband even says that I take it too personally and that I can't change the world. I guess I don't know how to approach it.

I messaged both parents and asked if he's...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-30-2019, 12:23 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 821
Posted By TwinMama
How long did the kids you sleep trained cry for?...

How long did the kids you sleep trained cry for? This kid will literally scream for 2 hours if I let him. I'm going to have to term them if this keeps happening every day.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-30-2019, 12:21 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 821
Posted By TwinMama
This is a "parents don't really want to take the...

This is a "parents don't really want to take the time to be parents". From day one baby cries Mom wears him or puts him in bed with them. She hasn't herself even fed him in I can't tell you how long....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-29-2019, 09:02 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 821
Posted By TwinMama
No he doesn't. He doesn't do anything. He hasn't...

No he doesn't. He doesn't do anything. He hasn't even attempted crawling. Nothing.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-29-2019, 12:59 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 821
Posted By TwinMama
Nap Time Drama

So it seems like one set of my parents is never honest with me. The most recent incident is how their baby is a terrible sleeper. Mom JUST revealed that he takes 3 30 minute naps at home when he's...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-23-2019, 01:18 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 496
Posted By TwinMama
Appointment During Naptime

I'm so irritated. I had parents make their 9 month olds yearly appointment during naptime and they bring him back exhausted and angry. He's so tired he won't nap.

I'm so sick of selfish parents.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-10-2019, 06:13 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 393
Posted By TwinMama
Sickness Everywhere

Is anyone else having issues with sickness?!?

In the past month we've had stuffed heads, coughs, pink eye, ear infections, and now influenza is just starting.

I can't even believe it!!! My...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-03-2019, 08:31 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 304
Posted By TwinMama
401k/Retirement

Do any of you contribute to a retirement fund, or 401k?

My husband and I were just discussing what my options would be, and I thought I would find out what you all do.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-19-2019, 10:55 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 443
Posted By TwinMama
No other symptoms. I absolutely can isolate them...

No other symptoms. I absolutely can isolate them to their bedroom or the family room downstairs.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-19-2019, 10:27 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 443
Posted By TwinMama
Fever/flu

All my daycare kids were out at some point last week because of fever and being sick. A couple of parents even brought them still sick and I had to send them home.

Now my kids are spiking a fever...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-06-2019, 01:24 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 286
Posted By TwinMama
I agree. It's ridiculous. These kids have no...

I agree. It's ridiculous. These kids have no coping skills. It's I'm going to scream my head off and you better pick me up.

I have a Dad that's on the same page as I am, but Mom can never let her...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-06-2019, 01:19 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,097
Posted By TwinMama
My turn!!! My turn!!! This is great. -Stop...

My turn!!! My turn!!! This is great.

-Stop picking your nose.

-Hands to yourself.

-Use your words.

-No running.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-06-2019, 12:51 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 286
Posted By TwinMama
Baby Screams When Waking

I have an almost 8 month old that screams bloody murder when he wakes up from nap. There's no calm about him. I'm trying to shoosh him and not pick him up until he calms,but he literally screams...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-13-2019, 06:49 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 889
Posted By TwinMama
This seriously made me laugh out loud!!! It's...

This seriously made me laugh out loud!!! It's funny cause it's true.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-13-2019, 12:59 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 889
Posted By TwinMama
I don't know what she thinks she's going to do as...

I don't know what she thinks she's going to do as the baby grows. She's not going to be able to keep him the swing much longer.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-13-2019, 12:44 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 889
Posted By TwinMama
So now the baby will go to sleep, but won't sleep...

So now the baby will go to sleep, but won't sleep longer than 45 minutes to an hour in the afternoon. Then starts screaming it's head off.

Mom says the only way he'll sleep at home is in a swing...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-08-2019, 12:40 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 889
Posted By TwinMama
Exactly!!!

Exactly!!!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-07-2019, 01:24 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 889
Posted By TwinMama
Hugs to you. It's ridiculous. I'm sad and...

Hugs to you. It's ridiculous. I'm sad and relieved at the same time that I'm not the only one.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-07-2019, 01:21 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 889
Posted By TwinMama
I agree 100%. Dad even said how much of an more...

I agree 100%. Dad even said how much of an more difficult it is to feed the baby food now. So they don't feed him in the morning. They bring him so I can do it.

They're lazy parents and they have...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-07-2019, 12:28 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 889
Posted By TwinMama
Ridiculousness

I have a 6 month old that constantly needs to be messed with to stay sleeping. Mom co-sleeps with him and it's ridiculous. He's getting used to not being held all day now, but I'm at a loss with nap....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-09-2019, 06:32 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 275
Posted By TwinMama
Recording Taxes

Does everyone basically use Minute Menu Kids for their documentation, or is there something better out there?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-02-2019, 11:09 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 596
Posted By TwinMama
Do the babies even sleep on the floor?

Do the babies even sleep on the floor?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-02-2019, 11:08 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 596
Posted By TwinMama
Do you use pack and plays that are easily hid? I...

Do you use pack and plays that are easily hid? I would rather not have anything in my room.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-02-2019, 11:07 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 596
Posted By TwinMama
So even the babies nap on the floor with crib...

So even the babies nap on the floor with crib mattresses? I love it! Do they transition fine with that?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-01-2019, 06:55 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 596
Posted By TwinMama
Sleeping Arrangements?

I'm trying to reorganize in the new year. Where do all of your kiddos sleep? I currently have mine in our personal rooms. I have a pack and play in my bedroom for one of the little ones, but I hate...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-15-2018, 07:05 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 434
Posted By TwinMama
Holiday Pay Issues

I have a family that tries to get out of paying me around the holiday every year since they're not here. I have it in my contract that I get paid if I'm open whether they're here or not. I also get...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-20-2018, 09:04 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 502
Posted By TwinMama
I'm looking around the West Des Moines area. Does...

I'm looking around the West Des Moines area. Does that make a difference at all?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-20-2018, 08:51 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 502
Posted By TwinMama
Des Moines Price

Can anyone tell me the average daily price for daycare in Des Moines?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-04-2017, 09:07 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 914
Posted By TwinMama
Enforcing Rules

I have a new family starting when school starts. I need to start enforcing my contract rules with my old families though. I hate that I try to be nice and get "bit" for it.

Things I need to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-07-2017, 05:04 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 921
Posted By TwinMama
That's an awesome idea! What do the parents say,...

That's an awesome idea! What do the parents say, or don't they even care?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-07-2017, 11:11 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 921
Posted By TwinMama
He's Just Being 3

So, I have a 3 year old that gets away with a lot at home. I can't get him to not treat my furniture like a jungle gym.

Then today he sat on my patio chair grabbed himself....peed and got back...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-01-2017, 06:11 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,085
Posted By TwinMama
Family Emergency

I had a family emergency so I had to take some time off. During that time it was going to be one of my dck last day. So now I'm not sure how to end it.

Do I send Mom a letter or get him a little...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-09-2017, 11:55 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,859
Posted By TwinMama
I love the chosen to be in their presence part....

I love the chosen to be in their presence part. That made me laugh out loud. They're all geniuses, and snowflakes.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-09-2017, 11:53 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,859
Posted By TwinMama
Not yet. Dcb won't drink anything. So peeing...

Not yet. Dcb won't drink anything. So peeing hasn't been an issue. This is just ridiculous. He's going to be constipated and dehydrated so he doesn't have to go to the bathroom.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-09-2017, 06:41 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,859
Posted By TwinMama
Lolol!!! Thank you!!! That's awesome. I just...

Lolol!!! Thank you!!! That's awesome. I just don't get how parents think any of this is ok.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-09-2017, 06:07 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,859
Posted By TwinMama
Are Parents Out Of Their Minds?!?

Drop off today.....talk about annoying.....

First Mom.....hey buddy show everyone how you play ninjas with your friends yesterday. Dcb starts kicking the air. (Mom leaves before I can remind her...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-25-2017, 02:40 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 877
Posted By TwinMama
Thank you so much!!!

Thank you so much!!!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-25-2017, 12:57 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 877
Posted By TwinMama
Summer Letter

Do any of you send out a Summer letter going over some of your policies as a reminder?

I thought about doing this, but it's technically would only be directed at one family. I don't want anyone...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-05-2017, 05:34 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 789
Posted By TwinMama
Are you able to give the parents receipts/reports...

Are you able to give the parents receipts/reports for the year?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-04-2017, 08:06 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 789
Posted By TwinMama
Recording Expenses

I've been using Minute Menu the past few years and it works ok. I was just wondering if anyone uses Quickbooks or anything that may work better.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-22-2017, 05:11 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,184
Posted By TwinMama
:lol:

:lol:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-21-2017, 05:04 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,242
Posted By TwinMama
Exactly! Thank you!

Exactly! Thank you!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-21-2017, 03:44 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,242
Posted By TwinMama
I talked to mom tonight and she agreed that it...

I talked to mom tonight and she agreed that it didn't make sense for dcb to come if I'm looking for a full time spot and she doesn't want to pay for that. However, she questioned the fact that it'd...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-21-2017, 12:06 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,242
Posted By TwinMama
That's actually a good idea. I felt bad about it,...

That's actually a good idea. I felt bad about it, but honestly it's not worth it to me to take that financial fall.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-21-2017, 11:28 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,242
Posted By TwinMama
Since it's only after school I'd charge $15, but...

Since it's only after school I'd charge $15, but my rate is $30 a day. I feel like I have to at least charge $15 though because he's taking up a spot. Plus, I kind of want them to move on. They're...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-21-2017, 07:42 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,242
Posted By TwinMama
How Do I Gently Let Go?

So I've got a dcb that I've had for 2 years. He'll be going to school full time next year and I can only have so many kids. He'll still take up a full time spot.

She asked whether I would be...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-21-2017, 07:28 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,112
Posted By TwinMama
I've done oatmeal, snow and ice with little...

I've done oatmeal, snow and ice with little animal figures, cotton balls, feathers, and beans. In the Summer or when it's warm enough to be outside, but you can't use a sprinkler I'll get out water...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-20-2017, 01:29 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 893
Posted By TwinMama
Minimizing Toys

I'm trying to minimize toys in my daycare area. Definitely keeping blocks and the pretend kitchen.

What toys do you always keep in your area?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-20-2017, 11:07 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,184
Posted By TwinMama
Yup!!! Thank you! He's in charge at his house,...

Yup!!! Thank you! He's in charge at his house, and this isn't going to help their cause. He even gets chocolate for eating his food at home.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-20-2017, 07:23 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,184
Posted By TwinMama
Potty Training Miracle

Yeh....so I have a dcb that's motivated by candy at home. He'll basically do anything for candy. Before he refused to go potty but he gets chocolate at home now if he does.

What is a professional...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-17-2017, 06:43 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,542
Posted By TwinMama
Love, love, love this!!!!!

Love, love, love this!!!!!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-17-2017, 06:12 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,542
Posted By TwinMama
Thank you!!! Yeh...he already gets in trouble at...

Thank you!!! Yeh...he already gets in trouble at school and on the bus for personal space issues.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-17-2017, 06:11 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,542
Posted By TwinMama
Thank you!!! Yeh, he was being too wild acting...

Thank you!!! Yeh, he was being too wild acting like a crazy person and he accidentally kicked another girl in the face.

I told him that this is why I ask him to calm down, because he needs to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-17-2017, 05:43 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,542
Posted By TwinMama
Boys Will Be Boys

Ok...so I have a mom that thinks that boys will be boys, and that they can wrestle and act like crazy people.

I took away some toy trucks because her son just can't calm down. He's five. I tried...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-25-2017, 05:47 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,448
Posted By TwinMama
My basement is finished with a kitchenette, movie...

My basement is finished with a kitchenette, movie theatre, and large windows. We don't have an exit, but the windows are large enough that we can get out of the basement if needed.

I'm just trying...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-24-2017, 01:17 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,448
Posted By TwinMama
Doing Daycare In Your Basement

Do any of you do daycare in your basement?

If so, do you have lunch and nap time down there?

Do you have an entrance in your basement, or do you just have the parents come downstairs to drop...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-24-2017, 01:10 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 737
Posted By TwinMama
Nap Time

I used to do nap time in the bedrooms of my house with a different child in each room. I'm thinking about moving my daycare downstairs now though.

What do you all use at nap time? Nap mats? Rooms?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-18-2016, 01:33 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,038
Posted By TwinMama
We do cosmic kids yoga on YouTube. Simon...

We do cosmic kids yoga on YouTube.

Simon says

I also cut out shapes and we'll hop to each shape. During Valentines Day I have hearts and we do the "heart hop".

If you put pieces of washi...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-17-2016, 07:04 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 748
Posted By TwinMama
Perfect! That's a good idea.

Perfect! That's a good idea.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-17-2016, 04:56 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 748
Posted By TwinMama
Booger Eaters

Ugh.....I've got 3 kids that won't stop picking their nose and eating their boogers. I keep telling them how gross that is, and that they're spreading germs, but it doesn't even phase them.
...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-14-2016, 02:33 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,360
Posted By TwinMama
Snack Isn't a Buffet

I usually give a choice of two or three things to pick from for snack. I have a 4 year old that acts like it's his job to eat as much snack as possible. Every day he tries to get as much as he can,...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-28-2016, 02:04 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,324
Posted By TwinMama
The funny thing is that none of the kids said...

The funny thing is that none of the kids said anything. They played with toys that they haven't played with in a long time. It was cool.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-28-2016, 01:02 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,299
Posted By TwinMama
I love this!!!

I love this!!!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-28-2016, 12:56 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,324
Posted By TwinMama
I really love these ideas. Thank you! You...

I really love these ideas. Thank you! You know....sometimes I feel like I'm being a stickler, but there's no reason they need to be crazy with the toys. They won't let them be that way in school so...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-28-2016, 08:01 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,324
Posted By TwinMama
Brilliant!!!!

Brilliant!!!!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-27-2016, 06:50 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,068
Posted By TwinMama
Do you sign up as a parent or teacher?

Do you sign up as a parent or teacher?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-27-2016, 06:39 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,349
Posted By TwinMama
Yup!!! Then they want to blame the other kids...

Yup!!! Then they want to blame the other kids because they got hurt.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-27-2016, 06:35 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,349
Posted By TwinMama
I agree. It turns into more aggressive play.

I agree. It turns into more aggressive play.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-27-2016, 06:29 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,324
Posted By TwinMama
Getting Rid of Trucks

Are their toys that you feel are unnecessary to have around?

I think I might try getting rid of the toy trucks for a day to see if the kids are calmer. They push them as fast as they can no matter...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-24-2016, 01:02 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,180
Posted By TwinMama
Thank you!!!

Thank you!!!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-24-2016, 01:00 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,349
Posted By TwinMama
I LOVE this approach. Then we're all on the same...

I LOVE this approach. Then we're all on the same team. I think I'll try this. Plus, the kids will love the different themes!!! Thank you so much!!!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-24-2016, 07:24 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,983
Posted By TwinMama
This is what I do every day. They actually ask to...

This is what I do every day. They actually ask to go to nap when we get inside. We go at noon or a bit before. Then we come in at 12:45, and get ready for nap.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-24-2016, 07:22 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,349
Posted By TwinMama
Here's the thing. I don't care about the good and...

Here's the thing. I don't care about the good and bad guys, but I want the little ones to know a football is a football. It's not a bomb. The family hunts and I come from a family of hunters, but I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-24-2016, 07:06 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,180
Posted By TwinMama
I'm so keeping an eye on this post. I'm having...

I'm so keeping an eye on this post. I'm having the same issues. My twins are fine with accidents. I'm having the most difficult time. I don't make a big deal about the accidents just change their...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-24-2016, 06:57 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,349
Posted By TwinMama
How Do I Stop Play with Guns and Bombs?

I have a 4 year old that wants to play pretend games with guns, bombs, and weapons. I continuously tell him that we don't play with those things here. They're dangerous.

How do I get him to stop...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-10-2016, 11:14 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 571
Posted By TwinMama
Brilliant!!!! Thanks!!!!

Brilliant!!!! Thanks!!!!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-10-2016, 07:08 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 571
Posted By TwinMama
Ending Care for School Age Kids

I've got a dcb that will start school next Fall. He doesn't come here in the Summer so I need to figure out the proper time to end care and what to say. I can't take up a full-time spot for an hour...
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