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Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum Today, 10:00 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 116
Posted By Ariana
Canadian here as well and the norm is 12 months,...

Canadian here as well and the norm is 12 months, although now the mat leave has increased to 18 months so I am getting more of those requests so not exactly infants anymore.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum Today, 09:59 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 216
Posted By Ariana
I would schedule a meeting surrounding the topic...

I would schedule a meeting surrounding the topic and erect some boundaries that make everyone happy. It might be that the teacher is lazy and electronics make her job easier...I really donít know.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum Today, 09:57 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 71
Posted By Ariana
Research backs up your observations that parents,...

Research backs up your observations that parents, no matter how much time is spent in childcare, are the #1 influence on a child's behavior. Kind of sad isnít it.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum Today, 09:55 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 162
Posted By Ariana
I had a child like this for 8 months. In my...

I had a child like this for 8 months. In my presence she pulled this twice and I termed after the second time. No way was I gonna allow a head injury on my watch. The first time I questioned dad...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum Today, 09:51 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 122
Posted By Ariana
ďSorry but I cannot talk right now, we can chat...

ďSorry but I cannot talk right now, we can chat during pickupĒ then do not respond.

I had a nonstop texting mom and the only thing that works is straight up ignoring.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum Today, 09:48 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 139
Posted By Ariana
I am really considering it for personal and...

I am really considering it for personal and family reasons. I started full time care last fall and am finding the 50hrs a week draining. I am in perimenopause and my 10 year old is starting some...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum Today, 09:38 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 71
Posted By Ariana
It can be situational anxiety if this child is...

It can be situational anxiety if this child is more introverted. Be patient with him. I know how frustrating it can be. I have a 2 year old that says the last thing I say rather than what she...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum Yesterday, 07:03 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 216
Posted By Ariana
Kids will not listen unless there is a...

Kids will not listen unless there is a consequence, same as adults or anyone else. The not listening has to be worse than listening.

I donít understand the bolded part. Youíre not the teacher...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-20-2019, 02:28 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 404
Posted By Ariana
You are a people pleaser, I am too. Once I...

You are a people pleaser, I am too. Once I sorted that out and read some books on boundaries and people pleasing it helped me a lot. I am not perfect but I have changed a LOT!! You feel bad...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-20-2019, 02:22 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 191
Posted By Ariana
Yes just general respect. I donít teach this...

Yes just general respect. I donít teach this skill I just model it and it seems to work.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-20-2019, 02:21 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 157
Posted By Ariana
Agree send them home. Just this week I had to...

Agree send them home. Just this week I had to send home for rain boots and diapers. These parents are just too much sometimes.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-17-2019, 03:23 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 627
Posted By Ariana
This guy is beyond annoying! When they signed up...

This guy is beyond annoying! When they signed up I knew it was going to be from 9-3:30pm. He made it here by 9am until this summer and then it slowly started creeping up. I let it go because I had...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-17-2019, 08:52 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,772
Posted By Ariana
Kids get an hour rest time. It is mandated here...

Kids get an hour rest time. It is mandated here until 6 years old. If a child falls asleep I do not wake them. If a child does not fall asleep they are able to do quiet activities on their bed.
...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-17-2019, 08:45 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 627
Posted By Ariana
Totally going to do this!

Totally going to do this!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-17-2019, 07:01 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 627
Posted By Ariana
I told him off again so hopefully it sinks in. I...

I told him off again so hopefully it sinks in. I think going forward I am not answering the door after 9:30am.

Annoying :(
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-17-2019, 06:39 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 627
Posted By Ariana
Late Dad

I have a DCD who shows up whenever he feels like it. It could be anywhere from 8:50am to 9:45am. Needless to say he is becoming a PITA. He is interfering with diapering, snack time, morning naps...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-17-2019, 06:33 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 259
Posted By Ariana
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Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-17-2019, 06:33 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 259
Posted By Ariana
I am not a fan of ďcutesyĒ names so simple...

I am not a fan of ďcutesyĒ names so simple business like names are always best in my opinion.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-16-2019, 11:43 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 211
Posted By Ariana
I exclude for runny poops and unexplained rashes...

I exclude for runny poops and unexplained rashes so he would need to see a DR and have some kind of diagnosis with a management plan to attend.

That is just wrong for this little guy. I feel bad...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-12-2019, 05:24 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 183
Posted By Ariana
I usually do a mix. I will do themes during...

I usually do a mix. I will do themes during special occasions like Halloween or Christmas and I do weekly themes in the summer but the rest is based on the kids interests. So if they are into cars...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-12-2019, 11:36 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 259
Posted By Ariana
I clear it right from the get go that I have a...

I clear it right from the get go that I have a 7lb dog and a 12lb cat. So far no one has had an issue. They are free to roam in my house with the daycare kids and I have had no issues. They meet...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-12-2019, 11:31 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 434
Posted By Ariana
I like this and know I have read about it...

I like this and know I have read about it before!! Do you have a link to the thread where you break it down? I tried searching for it a few days ago when I posted my income thread but canít find...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-12-2019, 11:29 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 434
Posted By Ariana
Its something every provider has to get used to. ...

Its something every provider has to get used to. The idea that parents donít want to spend that much time with their kids.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-12-2019, 11:25 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 178
Posted By Ariana
I always do a big book order through my kids...

I always do a big book order through my kids scholastic program at school. Lots of inexpensive books for all occasions. Books are my go to for all daycare related gift giving. I also do playdoh...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-12-2019, 11:22 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 532
Posted By Ariana
I would just side step the drama and just listen...

I would just side step the drama and just listen to the heart of what is being said. Some people say things a little more blunt than others and forums are not always good for deciphering tone and...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-10-2019, 09:55 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 288
Posted By Ariana
It really depends on the kid. If this is a...

It really depends on the kid. If this is a normally good eater I let it go if it is something they donít really like. So if I serve chili and they donít really like it I will give them more bread...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-10-2019, 06:20 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 9,553
Posted By Ariana
Iíve started putting kids hair up for this...

Iíve started putting kids hair up for this reason. Itís gross and they canít see anything!!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-09-2019, 10:23 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 192
Posted By Ariana
I find this whole thing odd. I think the article...

I find this whole thing odd. I think the article was too brief for me to really form an opinion. I know most people find drag shows funny and fun but maybe there is a fine line between laughing at...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-09-2019, 10:10 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 262
Posted By Ariana
In the realm of normal this is not it. Spitting...

In the realm of normal this is not it. Spitting up from too much formula or breastmilk is normal but once over the age of 12 months I would not consider this normal. Sounds like an issue with her...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-09-2019, 05:59 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 513
Posted By Ariana
I think tv today is way different than tv back...

I think tv today is way different than tv back then! Not sure how old your kids are though. Nowadays kids have their own stations with on demand programming and the shows are faster paced with...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-09-2019, 05:15 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 14,319
Posted By Ariana
I remember those centre days. The never ending...

I remember those centre days. The never ending counting and recounting kids. Its why I hate taking my current kids to the park even though I only have 5. Too stressful.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-09-2019, 05:09 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 351
Posted By Ariana
I have had to employ many different strategies...

I have had to employ many different strategies for end of day pickup as well. It is almost always the most stressful part of the day for everyone.

It really depends on the age but I would always...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-06-2019, 11:43 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 513
Posted By Ariana
My husband and I were chatting about this last...

My husband and I were chatting about this last night. My general theory is that todays world is geared for saturation of dopamine in the neural pathways. A young brain gets so used to these...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-06-2019, 07:55 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 513
Posted By Ariana
I had a kid a few years ago that I suspected had...

I had a kid a few years ago that I suspected had ASD and he was similar. Would literally stand in one place doing nothing. Sometimes he would lie in the floor doing nothing. Of course there were...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-06-2019, 07:32 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 513
Posted By Ariana
You are so lucky to only have experienced this...

You are so lucky to only have experienced this once in 29 years!!!!

The only thing that has worked for me is to busy myself and ignore. He is the boss of what he wants to do and I canít control...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-05-2019, 11:58 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 155
Posted By Ariana
I would only offer to hold a spot for free if the...

I would only offer to hold a spot for free if the spot was not open until the day they needed it. Otherwise they can pay for the spot (to hold an open spot) or they can check back closer to the time...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-05-2019, 11:37 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 224
Posted By Ariana
Can a business FB page advertise though? I have...

Can a business FB page advertise though? I have to keep my personal account so I can advertise in local daycare and mom groups. I donít think you can post AS a business know what
I mean? You can...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-05-2019, 06:12 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 275
Posted By Ariana
This! We have snowstorms here so it is similar. ...

This! We have snowstorms here so it is similar. I close when schools close. If a parent HAS to go to work (essential services and they are single parent) then I do not mind accommodating. The year...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-04-2019, 05:22 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 433
Posted By Ariana
Parents provide: Diapers, wipes, bum cream,...

Parents provide:
Diapers, wipes, bum cream, changes of clothes, sunscreen, outdoor clothes, formula/breastmilk

I keep diapers and wipes in my daycare bathroom. Parents have little school bags...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-03-2019, 11:44 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 334
Posted By Ariana
Depends on the parents but my current group is...

Depends on the parents but my current group is VERY forgetful so I give them notice when I have about 5-7 diapers left. I will give a verbal reminder first and then a text if they forget.

I had...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-03-2019, 08:01 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 776
Posted By Ariana
Like the others have said I have a powder room or...

Like the others have said I have a powder room or 1/2 bath right near my entrance that is mostly used by guests so I donít mind. I have only had 2-3 parents ever use it in all my years of daycare so...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-03-2019, 07:57 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,039
Posted By Ariana
We went through something similar with my...

We went through something similar with my daughter. She reacted to the first round of shots. She got retested by an allergist to confirm. My family DR granted us an exemption for all vaccines...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-03-2019, 05:42 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 331
Posted By Ariana
Oh no poor little guy :(. Hopefully he will...

Oh no poor little guy :(. Hopefully he will develop a good bond with you and things will die down a bit and he can start napping.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-02-2019, 05:15 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 3,319
Posted By Ariana
How do you not notice your child is not in your...

How do you not notice your child is not in your house???? :mad::mad::mad:

I seriously can understand accidentally not dropping off at daycare when there is a change in routine but coming home from...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-02-2019, 12:01 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 331
Posted By Ariana
An insecure attachment to me is the hardest thing...

An insecure attachment to me is the hardest thing to deal with as a provider. These kids spend their entire day trying to get their needs met, are generally anxious and whiny and just generally...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-30-2019, 06:25 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 331
Posted By Ariana
A secure attachment can mean crying or not crying...

A secure attachment can mean crying or not crying at drop off. An insecure attachment almost always means crying.

To me this could be a negative thing about the dad, not a positive OR it means...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-30-2019, 02:57 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 633
Posted By Ariana
Well that’s good! No idea why you would need to...

Well that’s good! No idea why you would need to meet with a priest then but I wouldn’t worry about it since knowing Catholicism wasn’t a requirement.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-30-2019, 02:47 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 633
Posted By Ariana
Do you have to be Catholic to teach there? I...

Do you have to be Catholic to teach there? I donít understand why you would apply if you were not catholic.

They might want to baptize you :lol:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-30-2019, 02:34 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 6,627
Posted By Ariana
Do you feed your 2 year old child junk food, baby...

Do you feed your 2 year old child junk food, baby food and pouches? If so then this is the wakeup call. Youíre welcome.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-30-2019, 10:52 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 500
Posted By Ariana
This is my number one pet peeve! If your kid is...

This is my number one pet peeve! If your kid is tired, they get an opportunity to rest. It is mandated here that children get at least an hour of down time. So I provide that. I had a mom try to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-30-2019, 10:49 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 199
Posted By Ariana
I exclude for all rashes and payment is expected...

I exclude for all rashes and payment is expected when a child is away sick.

What is your policy?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-30-2019, 05:53 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 736
Posted By Ariana
That is really hard choice! I wish I could help....

That is really hard choice! I wish I could help. I think it depends on whether or not you think either will get better and how well you handle crying kids. For me the crier would be the most...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-29-2019, 08:03 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 483
Posted By Ariana
I agree with you and agree that what she said is...

I agree with you and agree that what she said is inappropriate. Saying it to your own kids is one thing but saying it to a child who is not your own is another in my opinion. Even just a simple ďI...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-29-2019, 10:51 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 169
Posted By Ariana
Hello parents, It is with a heavy heart that I...

Hello parents,
It is with a heavy heart that I have decided to downsize my home care in order to better suit my families needs. It was a tough decision that I did not reach lightly. As of X date I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-29-2019, 10:45 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 306
Posted By Ariana
Hmmm I donít really discuss it. She has made a...

Hmmm I donít really discuss it. She has made a decision to drop to part time and I donít do that so I would be looking to replace then give two weeks notice. Keep the income while you are looking. ...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-23-2019, 02:31 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 2,002
Posted By Ariana
Yes! I also did not in any way say my assumption...

Yes! I also did not in any way say my assumption was correct. Just throwing out an idea as to why providers do not charge more and that was my best guess.

We are THE most essential service. ...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-23-2019, 02:21 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 2,002
Posted By Ariana
Here it is a completely different story and I...

Here it is a completely different story and I said MOST not ALL providers. We all know great educated providers and we all know dolts.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-23-2019, 11:57 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 5,857
Posted By Ariana
In your case there is clearly a reason. Provider...

In your case there is clearly a reason. Provider is bringing them to the park without access to bathrooms. I assume he goes to the toilet when he is in her home and has access to the toilet?
...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-23-2019, 11:51 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 270
Posted By Ariana
Dear Mrs. Attitude, Due to the deterioration of...

Dear Mrs. Attitude,
Due to the deterioration of our interpersonal relationship it has been determined that we can no longer care for your child. This is your two week notice. Care will be...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-23-2019, 11:48 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 313
Posted By Ariana
This is how I feel too. Other kids rights to...

This is how I feel too. Other kids rights to feel safe comes before one child's right to make things unsafe. If I am not capable of making a significant positive change for some reason (cannot...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-22-2019, 07:52 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 238
Posted By Ariana
I completely understand! :hug: Hopefully by you...

I completely understand! :hug: Hopefully by you reporting them it is better in the long term.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-22-2019, 07:50 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 3,319
Posted By Ariana
They definitely arenít as common but it does...

They definitely arenít as common but it does happen in the summer which is roughly 4 months of the year. We also have a very small population compared to the USA with many states being hot all year...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-21-2019, 05:58 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 3,319
Posted By Ariana
So it looks like car manufacturers are making...

So it looks like car manufacturers are making changes. Someone in my community group posted a picture from her rental car that reminded her to look in the back seat when she got to her destination. ...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-21-2019, 05:38 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 2,002
Posted By Ariana
I had a union job and it was the best paying ECE...

I had a union job and it was the best paying ECE job in my City by a very wide margin. People just starting were hired at $45,000 and that was 10 yrs ago. Plus benefits, sick time etc etc.

Every...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-21-2019, 12:59 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 543
Posted By Ariana
I had that ADHD kid as well. I knew because mom...

I had that ADHD kid as well. I knew because mom and dad both had it as well and I also felt relieved when he went to school. Cute kid but a lot of issues that were not dealt with at home. When he...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-21-2019, 11:42 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 543
Posted By Ariana
My own 6 yr old touches herself all the time too....

My own 6 yr old touches herself all the time too. Now that she is older she is doing it much less and knows to not do it in front of others but it is a comfort thing for her, not sexual. It feels...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-21-2019, 11:37 AM
Replies: 118
Views: 2,002
Posted By Ariana
I also charge higher fees, always have but cannot...

I also charge higher fees, always have but cannot price myself completely out of the market. I have recently increased my 8-10 hour rate to roughly $12 a day more than most providers and people are...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-21-2019, 11:33 AM
Replies: 118
Views: 2,002
Posted By Ariana
Yes I totally get it! Union jobs though offer...

Yes I totally get it! Union jobs though offer higher wages, automatic raises with inflation and seniority, pensions, more time off and more benefits.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-21-2019, 09:56 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 324
Posted By Ariana
I use pullups at naptime until I decide the child...

I use pullups at naptime until I decide the child is ready to go without them. If they wake up wet every single day then no, they are not ready. If they wake up dry all the time then yes they can...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-21-2019, 09:46 AM
Replies: 118
Views: 2,002
Posted By Ariana
It works perfectly here actually. SOME people...

It works perfectly here actually. SOME people can’t afford to pay more but some people can. SOME people would just have to sacrifice more or think harder about the choice to have children. The way...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-21-2019, 09:41 AM
Replies: 118
Views: 2,002
Posted By Ariana
I will say though that the market might end up...

I will say though that the market might end up levelling itself out. As childcare becomes more lucrative more people will get into it and since you donít need any real education or skills to do it...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-21-2019, 09:32 AM
Replies: 118
Views: 2,002
Posted By Ariana
Yes and only those who can afford a brand new...

Yes and only those who can afford a brand new IPhone buy one. It is the law of supply and demand. So if you are in high demand, raise your prices more. That is how supply and demand works. Itís...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-21-2019, 09:25 AM
Replies: 118
Views: 2,002
Posted By Ariana
I think they mean that you will have higher...

I think they mean that you will have higher paying customers on your waitlist since most would drop off if they couldnít afford you. So rather than having 200 people waiting for a $50 a day space,...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-21-2019, 09:23 AM
Replies: 118
Views: 2,002
Posted By Ariana
No idea why! No idea why some providers insist...

No idea why! No idea why some providers insist on offering services for WELL below market value either, thus keeping rates low...or why providers don’t unionize, band together and increase pay and...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-21-2019, 09:18 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 276
Posted By Ariana
I would not involve them anymore in what I am...

I would not involve them anymore in what I am doing at my home. You tried and they are not going to change. The unfortunate thing is that this child is insecurely attached to his parents and you...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-20-2019, 07:03 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 321
Posted By Ariana
I had a child in care that was like this as well....

I had a child in care that was like this as well. He was only with me two days a week so I was not able to affect any real change. I did not terminate but he went to kindergarten. His sister is...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-20-2019, 08:17 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 412
Posted By Ariana
For one of my DCGs who was 3 at the time, the...

For one of my DCGs who was 3 at the time, the sudden change in behavior came from momís depression. The change happened and I had no clue but a few months later mom confided in me that she has...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-19-2019, 11:59 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 388
Posted By Ariana
I donít know how many kids you have but she needs...

I donít know how many kids you have but she needs to be watched like a hawk a lot more! If you are doing something where you canít do that she needs to go in a play yard. I only have 5 kids and I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-19-2019, 11:56 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 412
Posted By Ariana
Definitely sounds allergy or sensitivity related....

Definitely sounds allergy or sensitivity related. If you suspect dairy I would get them to cut it all out for at least 2 weeks to get it out of his system.

The only dairy allergy that will show...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-18-2019, 07:53 PM
Replies: 5,334
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 564,083
Posted By Ariana
I have two kids the same age, 2 yrs old. One kid...

I have two kids the same age, 2 yrs old. One kid can put on and off shoes, clothes, is potty trained, can put on her winter gear etc etc. The other kid has no clue what a garbage is when I tell her...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-18-2019, 07:49 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 484
Posted By Ariana
It is so sad the way society is going these days....

It is so sad the way society is going these days. You need all of the love and support you can get at this difficult time. Donít let them and their inconsiderate ways get you down and steal your...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-17-2019, 09:58 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 348
Posted By Ariana
I can totally empathize with your situation :hug:...

I can totally empathize with your situation :hug: I don’t have difficult kids but definitely can relate to some of the other stuff.

Please get the book “finding your smile again” and read the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-17-2019, 09:27 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 529
Posted By Ariana
I think she knows it is none of her business but...

I think she knows it is none of her business but wants to guide the dad towards a more effective input for this particular child. For example it is really none of my business whether or not a child...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-16-2019, 05:54 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 477
Posted By Ariana
They wonít know it was you who reported...well...

They wonít know it was you who reported...well they might figure it out but whether or not you go back is up to you. Maybe with you there you can attempt to protect the kids in some way. I would...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-15-2019, 01:51 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 477
Posted By Ariana
In the past when I dealt with a difficult...

In the past when I dealt with a difficult coworker I told the manager that it was either me or her. Luckily he chose me and fired her but that is what I would be doing. If they are understaffed...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-15-2019, 01:47 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 592
Posted By Ariana
I send home if there are two in succession during...

I send home if there are two in succession during a daycare day but I use my judgement. Sometimes you can just tell that it is not food related. They must be symptom free for 24 hours.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-15-2019, 06:08 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 520
Posted By Ariana
Unfortunately parents have set her up for failure...

Unfortunately parents have set her up for failure and experience has taught me they wonít take your advice anyway. Super selfish parents rarely do. They want a quick fix that does not involve a...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-14-2019, 06:00 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 412
Posted By Ariana
Because in Utopia, a world that doesnít exist but...

Because in Utopia, a world that doesnít exist but people claim exists, CEOís will forgo their paycheck to offset the costs rather than passing the cost onto customers.

Our water bill is now...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-14-2019, 05:56 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 412
Posted By Ariana
My rate is the same as when I started 9 years...

My rate is the same as when I started 9 years ago. I raised it slightly for the longer hours option but its still not enough. The problem here is that there is a provider on every corner so for...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-13-2019, 05:41 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 423
Posted By Ariana
It is never ok to yell or curse at anyone in the...

It is never ok to yell or curse at anyone in the work place so she should be fired. At the very least sent for anger management courses.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-09-2019, 12:23 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 749
Posted By Ariana
I honestly think this person is too stupid to...

I honestly think this person is too stupid to even get sarcasm!!!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-09-2019, 06:19 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 488
Posted By Ariana
Stop taking him when he is at home and see what...

Stop taking him when he is at home and see what happens. If he is indeed fully potty trained as you assert then he will begin asking to go and will gain confidence over his own bodily functions and...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-09-2019, 06:12 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 749
Posted By Ariana
Ok this lady took things up a notch. We have a...

Ok this lady took things up a notch. We have a new bar set for parental behaviour. Looking forward to whomever tops this :cool:

:lol::lol:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-08-2019, 03:57 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 381
Posted By Ariana
Aaaaand this is why kids grow up and become...

Aaaaand this is why kids grow up and become murderers :(

Ugh this breaks my heart for these children. No one deserves this. I used to take my DC kids to the park but because of all of the stuff...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-08-2019, 03:49 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 728
Posted By Ariana
A head injury possibly but not always a fracture....

A head injury possibly but not always a fracture. I guess my DRs were specifically talking about a fractured skull being more likely from a height over 5ft. These were paediatric specialists in one...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-08-2019, 11:47 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 488
Posted By Ariana
No I donít have group potty breaks! We did at...

No I donít have group potty breaks! We did at the centre where I used to work but every program is different. I might get then to go before we go out in the winter but not always.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-08-2019, 11:45 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 728
Posted By Ariana
Thats not a fall and has much more force than a...

Thats not a fall and has much more force than a fall from a chair. I am just thinking a fall from a chair is what? A foot maybe? Not very high. Just seems odd to me!

My daughter fell and the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-08-2019, 11:41 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 438
Posted By Ariana
I have one child that arrives between an hour to...

I have one child that arrives between an hour to an hour and a half before everyone else. She basically becomes my child and has free reign of the house while I get my kids ready, breakfast etc. ...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-08-2019, 06:51 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 728
Posted By Ariana
Here a CT scan wouldnít even be ordered for a...

Here a CT scan wouldnít even be ordered for a fall less than 5ft. This seems crazy for such a small fall in my opinion!!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-08-2019, 06:49 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 296
Posted By Ariana
I would add ďto avoid breaking yoursĒ just to let...

I would add ďto avoid breaking yoursĒ just to let her know why. Nothing mean about what you are saying at all. Just erecting a boundary.
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