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Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-20-2018, 10:38 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 299
Posted By Ariana
I would push her morning nap until 8-8:30am and...

I would push her morning nap until 8-8:30am and then regular afternoon nap with the rest of the kids. My guess is she is waking at night because she is spending 10 hours a day in care and is not...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-20-2018, 10:31 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 387
Posted By Ariana
What the heck?! This neighbour needs to be put...

What the heck?! This neighbour needs to be put in her place so good for you.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-19-2018, 09:44 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 674
Posted By Ariana
This would just stun me to be honest!! I feel...

This would just stun me to be honest!! I feel like I would say something like “are you serious? Do you think I am mean to your child? Why did you choose me as his provider then? I feel...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-18-2018, 09:10 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 341
Posted By Ariana
Wink Absolutely not a jerk!! You can’t lose your job...

Absolutely not a jerk!! You can’t lose your job because you’re being nice to your provider. It’s too bad the backup care is so terrible :(

Crappy situation all around but as a provider I would...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-18-2018, 09:05 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 343
Posted By Ariana
I avoid indoor playgrounds like the plague!! I...

I avoid indoor playgrounds like the plague!! I just feel they are dirty and create hyperactivity since there are fluorescent lights and no fresh air. I would rather take my kids outside.

From a...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-17-2018, 10:49 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 636
Posted By Ariana
I have a child that routinely has unbrushed hair...

I have a child that routinely has unbrushed hair full of food and pajamas because mom didn’t have the energy to fight :rolleyes:

Also have a child that brings two blankets, water bottle, pullups,...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-17-2018, 10:46 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 215
Posted By Ariana
Another good idea is to make bean “teepee’s”. ...

Another good idea is to make bean “teepee’s”. Bamboo sticks from the dollar store and beans planted at the base. As the beans grow they climb the sticks to make a cool place to play!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-17-2018, 07:08 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 472
Posted By Ariana
It might not just be the milk! Almost every new...

It might not just be the milk! Almost every new parent I know feeds their kids crazy amounts of cheese and yogurt. Not to mention the cheese in snacks like Goldfish etc. Dairy is packaged so...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-16-2018, 09:59 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 865
Posted By Ariana
Agree with Blackcat and that is how I would...

Agree with Blackcat and that is how I would handle it. I would not say where I heard IF you decide to bring it up. Personally I would not bring it up. At this point if she does say YES she needs...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-16-2018, 07:45 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 865
Posted By Ariana
Just because another person told you their “plan”...

Just because another person told you their “plan” does not mean it is true. Like Blackcat said they might be using another way to care for their kid, or maybe the plan has changed since they spoke to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-14-2018, 11:46 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 629
Posted By Ariana
You are FREE happyface

You are FREE happyface
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-13-2018, 10:42 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 215
Posted By Ariana
Was also thinking of doing a planter garden with...

Was also thinking of doing a planter garden with herbs and a potato planter. I saw a video online for it and it looks pretty cool!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-13-2018, 10:40 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 215
Posted By Ariana
We had fruits and veggies last year and this year...

We had fruits and veggies last year and this year my plan is wildflowers that come back every year to attract butterflies and bees which we talk about a lot. For some reason (probably animals) my...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-12-2018, 09:03 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 475
Posted By Ariana
Trust me the kinder teacher won’t have time to...

Trust me the kinder teacher won’t have time to address this, she has many more pressing matters like all the undiagnosed special needs kids :(. You are likely the only one with the power to change...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-12-2018, 09:00 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 634
Posted By Ariana
I had a parent willing to pay me extra for extra...

I had a parent willing to pay me extra for extra time needed to exchange cars before pickup. They could have taken the money they paid me and bought 20 car seats. So dumb but it’s mostly about...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-12-2018, 08:55 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 358
Posted By Ariana
Any and all Mo Willems books here!! I also get a...

Any and all Mo Willems books here!! I also get a lot of requests for a story I made up called “captain frankfurter and the legend of tunablubber”!!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-12-2018, 06:30 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 199
Posted By Ariana
Will you hate me if I say I love the Whistle Stop...

Will you hate me if I say I love the Whistle Stop song :lol:

Blackcat we have 15cm coming our way Saturday...making its way east I guess!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-11-2018, 04:53 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 299
Posted By Ariana
I don’t remind kids unless a parent suggests they...

I don’t remind kids unless a parent suggests they might need it.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-11-2018, 01:55 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 246
Posted By Ariana
In my policies I specifically state that parents...

In my policies I specifically state that parents cannot pick up or drop off during nap time and they need to schedule their appointments accordingly. It is extremely hard for a kid to go from being...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-11-2018, 11:04 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 629
Posted By Ariana
This! OR the above term letter.

This! OR the above term letter.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-11-2018, 11:02 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 450
Posted By Ariana
I only exclude for symptoms for the chikd...

I only exclude for symptoms for the chikd attending. The bottom line for me is that not everyone catches what other people get. Even if the parent is home with a fever or vomitting does not mean...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-11-2018, 10:53 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 472
Posted By Ariana
I currently have an infant with bad constipation...

I currently have an infant with bad constipation who refuses to eat veggies and drink water. I have zero control over what happens at home but mom told me she loves dairy. While here I do not feed...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-11-2018, 10:45 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 475
Posted By Ariana
I don’t see a problem personally. The kid is...

I don’t see a problem personally. The kid is just being a kid and although you find it rude, I personally don’t. Obviously the parents do not find it rude either. Everyone is different.

I would...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-08-2018, 07:54 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 339
Posted By Ariana
Tracing each letter a few times per week is how I...

Tracing each letter a few times per week is how I do it. So if the kids name is Bobby, start with tracing a B for a week, then an O etc. Then do the letters together and slowly transition to trying...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-07-2018, 01:10 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 1,535
Posted By Ariana
Yeah we are not allowed to know a specific childs...

Yeah we are not allowed to know a specific childs history either, we simply know that a child, one of the kids, no idea which one HAS this disease. The director knows but she is bound by law not to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-06-2018, 03:48 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 1,535
Posted By Ariana
In my centre we had a right to know which...

In my centre we had a right to know which diseases the kids had but not which specific kid had it. One of the kids had Hep C so there were gloves everywhere and my first instinct was always gloves...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-06-2018, 09:11 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 353
Posted By Ariana
I had a child with suspected autism that did...

I had a child with suspected autism that did this. I always did the mouth sweep while he was in his high chair and took the food out of his mouth. To avoid biting wear gross tasting gloves like...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-06-2018, 09:09 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 385
Posted By Ariana
I do this too but I have to be in a good mood...

I do this too but I have to be in a good mood :lol:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-05-2018, 04:48 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 311
Posted By Ariana
Geez I contacted a family to let them know the...

Geez I contacted a family to let them know the grandparents carseats straps were at the wrong setting! Definitely confront them on this and let them know you don’t want to report them but you are a...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-05-2018, 04:43 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 385
Posted By Ariana
I just say “stop” or “enough” to end it quickly. ...

I just say “stop” or “enough” to end it quickly. Kids do not understand logic in these situations!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-05-2018, 09:35 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 378
Posted By Ariana
I don’t have it in my policies but I call for...

I don’t have it in my policies but I call for pickup after 2 hours. Just do what you have to do! 7 hours is too much for everyone.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-04-2018, 11:14 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 388
Posted By Ariana
If it is any consolation I didn’t do that and no...

If it is any consolation I didn’t do that and no one else got it besides me and I caught it from my daughter who got it at school. I got it from her because I was the one taking care of her of...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-04-2018, 11:00 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 464
Posted By Ariana
This is beyond ridiculous that you guys are still...

This is beyond ridiculous that you guys are still dealing with this violent behavior. He may have Reactive Attachment Disorder which is extremely hard to treat.

I also see a few mistakes you guys...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-04-2018, 10:54 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 1,535
Posted By Ariana
In summer I have a couple pairs like BC posted...

In summer I have a couple pairs like BC posted and different colour capri leggings. I found a really comfy tunic T-shirt I love because it is moisture wicking so I bought a bunch of different...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-04-2018, 10:51 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 267
Posted By Ariana
This!

This!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-03-2018, 03:18 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,150
Posted By Ariana
Yes it is definitely a diagnosable disorder. I...

Yes it is definitely a diagnosable disorder. I am certainly not saying that all kids with ODD have FASD I was simply adding more info in case it *might* be relevant to this situation.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-03-2018, 03:12 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 226
Posted By Ariana
Stop dairy and bananas, more water and fibre...

Stop dairy and bananas, more water and fibre fruit like blueberries.

My daycare baby was very constipated last week. She eats a ton of dairy and not much else so when she is with me I pump her...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-03-2018, 02:03 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 668
Posted By Ariana
I believe I responded in your other thread but...

I believe I responded in your other thread but this is selective mutism. It is an anxiety around adults. I wouldn’t let it bother me but if it does maybe you could think about reaplcing. As long...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-03-2018, 01:31 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 388
Posted By Ariana
You had no idea and thought you’d feel better, it...

You had no idea and thought you’d feel better, it happens to everyone! I had strep a few weeks ago and ended up closing for 3 days (my daughter also had scarlet fever). I texted the parents and let...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-03-2018, 01:27 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 1,535
Posted By Ariana
I wear yoga pants and casual pants. My yoga...

I wear yoga pants and casual pants. My yoga pants are black, blue and maroon and look like casual pants because they are not tight at all! I hate wearing jeans but have a pair of jeggings that I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-29-2018, 04:42 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,150
Posted By Ariana
So sad :( I wonder about Reactive Attachment...

So sad :( I wonder about Reactive Attachment Disorder as well (a common disorder in adoptive kids and foster kids) How many disorders are being misdiagnosed. There really needs to be more...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-29-2018, 05:00 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,150
Posted By Ariana
I came across this info too! It is really...

I came across this info too! It is really blowing my mind as to how many kids are possibly being misdiagnosed because most people think kids with FASD have certain physical features. I think it is...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-28-2018, 01:57 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,150
Posted By Ariana
I thought all of these things too until I started...

I thought all of these things too until I started researching it. It is much more common than you think and It can be caused by as little as two drinks in one sitting.
...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-28-2018, 01:48 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 452
Posted By Ariana
I would also add some positives about the kid,...

I would also add some positives about the kid, that she is bright and articulate (you aren’t lying!) and that your program is best suited for younger kids. She would do much better in an older...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-28-2018, 10:12 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 342
Posted By Ariana
Mine is my book corner. Two chairs and a small...

Mine is my book corner. Two chairs and a small shelf that seperates it from the rest of the room.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-28-2018, 10:08 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 707
Posted By Ariana
Yes my husband does all the time! I tell my...

Yes my husband does all the time! I tell my families upfront that my husband works from home a lot and that he is here until 9am and then is home again at 4pm when he goes in to his office. I also...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-28-2018, 10:06 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 351
Posted By Ariana
I would be even more inclined to term a drop in...

I would be even more inclined to term a drop in because there is absolutely no real reason to work on the issue, this kid is not my consistent paycheck!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-28-2018, 10:03 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 794
Posted By Ariana
For me I would have no problem asking them if...

For me I would have no problem asking them if they change the child before they come to my home. I would just have a conversation, give my observations and let them know that this is where I feel...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-28-2018, 09:58 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 495
Posted By Ariana
Lots of things at stake here if you keep this...

Lots of things at stake here if you keep this child:
1) liability of an unbuckled child in a moving vehicle
2) possible accusations against you that could ruin your career and reputation forever....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-28-2018, 09:52 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,150
Posted By Ariana
A lot of kids diagnosed with ODD actually have...

A lot of kids diagnosed with ODD actually have fetal alcohol syndrome. Most kids with FASD do not exhibit any physical abnormalities. Has he ever been tested for this? In the case of FASD his...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-28-2018, 09:49 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 275
Posted By Ariana
If he is dairy intolerant it can also affect...

If he is dairy intolerant it can also affect absorption. Are there any other issues besides low iron?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-23-2018, 06:45 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 323
Posted By Ariana
I transition to cots around 2-2.5 depending on...

I transition to cots around 2-2.5 depending on how long the kids has been with me. I like them to be well established in my routine first. When sleep training a child I go in every 15 minutes to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-23-2018, 06:29 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 742
Posted By Ariana
I have a DCK who comes in with the gross...

I have a DCK who comes in with the gross disgusting “babies” and they go in his bag until nap time. I also launder the things regularly. I don’t mind it because this kid is a MESS and he really...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-23-2018, 06:12 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 348
Posted By Ariana
Absolutely was my thought too! I do normally try...

Absolutely was my thought too! I do normally try to make up sick days but even that is getting out of hand and I have had to put a stop to it. Give an inch and they take a mile!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-23-2018, 06:10 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 348
Posted By Ariana
Thanks everyone lovethis Sent the reminder that...

Thanks everyone lovethis
Sent the reminder that I will be closed :)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-23-2018, 10:47 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 555
Posted By Ariana
Things I say the most? UGH and STOP

Things I say the most?

UGH and STOP
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-23-2018, 10:42 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 348
Posted By Ariana
Open or Close?

My contract states that I am closed on statutory holidays like the upcoming Good Friday (I only work Wednesday, Thursday and Friday). Last week I had to close for all 3 days because of illness, both...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-23-2018, 10:31 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 222
Posted By Ariana
My daughter poops this much. Eats like a horse...

My daughter poops this much. Eats like a horse and poops like one too :lol:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-23-2018, 10:16 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 222
Posted By Ariana
Kids who take forever to poop train are pretty...

Kids who take forever to poop train are pretty draining! My own child took until 4 to poop train so I have been there done that :rolleyes: many times I have had to throw her in the shower to clean...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-23-2018, 09:36 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 557
Posted By Ariana
For me it is all about mood. If they are moody,...

For me it is all about mood. If they are moody, whiney and in general not coping with life well then they are tired. If I put them down for a nap and they wakup crying after an hour or cry in their...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-23-2018, 09:19 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 619
Posted By Ariana
We did painting today with cut up paper towel...

We did painting today with cut up paper towel roll so they look like eggs on paper, I threw some shredded office paper I got off a neighbour in the water table, added fillable eggs and baskets and...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-23-2018, 09:17 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 734
Posted By Ariana
Agree! I also like texts and I answer or not...

Agree! I also like texts and I answer or not because a lot of the time my phone is on silent so parents know I may not answer them. Sometimes they text about urgent things like a snowsuit being left...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-22-2018, 10:29 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 475
Posted By Ariana
It is lazy parenting and way too much tv. A DCB...

It is lazy parenting and way too much tv. A DCB told me today “I don’t like being at your house because we don’t get to watch tv” :lol: It is unfortunate that the parents have created these kids...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-21-2018, 01:19 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 511
Posted By Ariana
I only do "crafts" for Christmas and maybe the...

I only do "crafts" for Christmas and maybe the other holidays depending on the project and whether I think my kids can handle it. We do art every week at least one day.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-20-2018, 04:27 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 398
Posted By Ariana
I understand that he has not had any accidents up...

I understand that he has not had any accidents up to this point I guess I am confused as to whether you are just taking him at specific intervals and happen to catch him when he needs to go poop or...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-20-2018, 01:34 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 398
Posted By Ariana
If he is potty trained why does he have...

If he is potty trained why does he have accidents? Why doesn’t he ask to go to the toilet? Once my children were potty trained there were never any accidents.

My recommendation would be to put...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-19-2018, 11:26 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 458
Posted By Ariana
Definitely hand the extra toy back to mom. I...

Definitely hand the extra toy back to mom. I have two kids that come in with crusty, filthy, disgusting “babies” and they are not allowed in my house at all. I take them from their hands and pop...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-19-2018, 11:21 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 465
Posted By Ariana
I would definitely give it a bit more time. He...

I would definitely give it a bit more time. He might be carried at home a lot as well and is unsure of how to interact with his environment. I just started a 12 month old who is very similar. I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-09-2018, 10:04 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 670
Posted By Ariana
Hand her DCK and say “bye” and walk away! Of...

Hand her DCK and say “bye” and walk away! Of course depending on your layout this might be easier said than done. My chikdcare areas are not by the doors and the parents do not come in my house.
...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-08-2018, 11:34 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 548
Posted By Ariana
Perfect! Lol. Turn it back on her being a psycho...

Perfect! Lol. Turn it back on her being a psycho :lol:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-08-2018, 11:10 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 548
Posted By Ariana
Ignore completely! She is having a tantrum.

Ignore completely! She is having a tantrum.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-08-2018, 11:08 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 655
Posted By Ariana
Have they mentioned why? I personally feel the...

Have they mentioned why? I personally feel the same way as BC. My own kids had them until 4 years old. It was due the the dentist saying it was time. We talked about it with them, gave a date and...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-08-2018, 09:25 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 306
Posted By Ariana
Blackcat’s method a LOTS of patience!! My DCB...

Blackcat’s method a LOTS of patience!! My DCB that does this is anxious/OCD but I finally broke him of this habit.

He also says “what”? After everything I say so now I just say “you heard me”...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-08-2018, 09:20 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 363
Posted By Ariana
Way too much to deal with!! :hug:

Way too much to deal with!! :hug:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-07-2018, 02:35 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 404
Posted By Ariana
I would also seperate from the group and sleep...

I would also seperate from the group and sleep train. White noise to highest setting and put her down 1/2 an hour earlier than everyone else. This is what I do so that by the time the other kids...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-07-2018, 09:39 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 462
Posted By Ariana
I usually head it off by making funny comments to...

I usually head it off by making funny comments to the parents, so if Johnny says “we are having donuts tomorrow” I would say “you wish Johnny, not on your life kid” type of thing and laugh. If you...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-07-2018, 09:35 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 531
Posted By Ariana
Well that sucks :( Instead of swearing I say...

Well that sucks :( Instead of swearing I say “stupid” and now everyone says it :rolleyes:

I know this sounds serious but to me he has no clue what he is really saying. Probably heard an adult...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-04-2018, 04:59 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 373
Posted By Ariana
I tell it from memory so it is not written...

I tell it from memory so it is not written anywhere!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-03-2018, 10:03 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 373
Posted By Ariana
This is awesome! Totally gonna do this :)

This is awesome! Totally gonna do this :)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-03-2018, 10:02 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 373
Posted By Ariana
I have a story called “captain Frankfurter and...

I have a story called “captain Frankfurter and the Legend of Tunablubber”. I made it up one day and have been telling it for the past 10 years. Kids find it riveting and will sit through the entire...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-03-2018, 06:24 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 324
Posted By Ariana
Mine is 6 weeks! Have used the immediate term...

Mine is 6 weeks! Have used the immediate term twice and one was for a kid that cried all the live long day. Soooooo frustrating.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-03-2018, 06:08 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 301
Posted By Ariana
I used to be like this too! I have a lot of...

I used to be like this too! I have a lot of anxiety and am super awkward (in my mind probably not really) so what I did was practice without them there. I would walk through my home and pretend to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-02-2018, 10:52 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 531
Posted By Ariana
A lot of people move to the suburbs because it is...

A lot of people move to the suburbs because it is too expensive to be in the City and most of those people are young families so there is a plus side to it. Some people like to have daycare close to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-01-2018, 11:04 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 365
Posted By Ariana
Sounds like boredom to me. Is he a highly...

Sounds like boredom to me. Is he a highly intelligent kid? Maybe he has outgrown your program.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-01-2018, 11:03 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 460
Posted By Ariana
I think the point we are all trying to make is...

I think the point we are all trying to make is that this is his personality and you have to accept it. Be patient with him because pushing him will make it worse (not saying you are doing this!) ...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-01-2018, 10:22 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 447
Posted By Ariana
I think that would work. Just have a little neat...

I think that would work. Just have a little neat basket to put them in and as another poster mentioned have a laundry basket on the floor for them to be tossed in.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-01-2018, 09:52 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 447
Posted By Ariana
I have about 50 washcloths that I use daily. For...

I have about 50 washcloths that I use daily. For each meal I take out the amount I need and soak them in soapy water and give them out to the kids. Then they go in the little counter top laundry...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-01-2018, 09:49 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 733
Posted By Ariana
Aaaaand the mother of the year award goes to........

Aaaaand the mother of the year award goes to.....

:cool:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-28-2018, 03:54 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 290
Posted By Ariana
Thanks everyone! I made a transition routine...

Thanks everyone!

I made a transition routine based off of what we did at the centre where I worked and also talking to some other providers. I thought it was the norm :eek: I am happy to see it...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-28-2018, 02:02 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 290
Posted By Ariana
Transition Days

What does your transition schedule look like for new kids? Do you have one or do they just come to care without transition days? I am contemplating either modifying my schedule or eliminating it...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-28-2018, 01:15 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 370
Posted By Ariana
Perfect letter BlackCat!!

Perfect letter BlackCat!!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-28-2018, 06:41 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 370
Posted By Ariana
I think this is why taking friends from on as...

I think this is why taking friends from on as clients is so tricky. My opinion is that you can't really terminate without causing a riff. No amount of word wizardry will help. So if you are...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-27-2018, 02:52 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,138
Posted By Ariana
Ah ok that makes no sense at all then!!

Ah ok that makes no sense at all then!!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-27-2018, 01:12 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 407
Posted By Ariana
I had a two year old like this and she was my...

I had a two year old like this and she was my first home daycare child! I let her cry and vomit and told her when she was finished we could go upstairs for lunch. I asked her if she needed a hug. I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-26-2018, 08:09 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,138
Posted By Ariana
My daycare parent told me she has her kid in a...

My daycare parent told me she has her kid in a Monday morning preschool class. She never once mentioned to me that she wanted him to learn his letters and numbers in a concrete way. She is an ECE...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-23-2018, 11:12 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 396
Posted By Ariana
My trial period is 6 weeks and it is up to you...

My trial period is 6 weeks and it is up to you how long you want it to be. I find most terminal things come out well before the 6 weeks!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-22-2018, 09:31 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 644
Posted By Ariana
This! I have terminated over behavior many...

This! I have terminated over behavior many times. Violence is simply not tolerated. If I cannot get the violence to stop within a few weeks of parents and my efforts then they got to go! I have a...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-22-2018, 09:27 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 291
Posted By Ariana
All of this! I have had parents stop putting...

All of this! I have had parents stop putting their kids down for two naps before starting here and I have to implement them because their cues are clearly being ignored at home. They are tired. ...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-22-2018, 09:24 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 433
Posted By Ariana
I sing and make rhymes about running around the...

I sing and make rhymes about running around the room. So for example “Johnny, johnny, running ‘round the room, Johnny Johnny, going zoom zoom zoom”. Or “Lucy Lucy you are running really fast, Lucy...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-22-2018, 09:19 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 244
Posted By Ariana
Start getting him to clean it up when he misses...

Start getting him to clean it up when he misses and makes mistakes. Then you can say “do you want me to help you so you don’t have an accident?” If he refuses get him the tools to clean it up...
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