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Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum Today, 12:16 PM
Replies: 4
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Posted By Ariana
Hi DCM, Although we scheduled an interview I...

Hi DCM,
Although we scheduled an interview I believe I was a bit hasty in my decision to possibly enroll your child. I looked over my numbers and curriculum plans for next year and unfortunately I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-14-2019, 06:44 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 272
Posted By Ariana
She is having a tantrum so you can either ignore...

She is having a tantrum so you can either ignore until she gives in and drinks it or call the mom everytime she refuses to take it. I would have a chat with mom about what is going on and let her...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-14-2019, 09:46 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 246
Posted By Ariana
I have stand up file holders from ikea...those...

I have stand up file holders from ikea...those cardboard ones. Each kid gets their own and then I have two misc. ones for other paperwork. When a child leaves the files go into my big filing...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-14-2019, 09:29 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 385
Posted By Ariana
I cook and have always done it this way. It is...

I cook and have always done it this way. It is just easier to feed everyone the same thing and make sure they are getting healthy foods. Unhealthy food is one more conversation I do not want to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-11-2019, 11:33 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 272
Posted By Ariana
The only way to break this habit is to stop doing...

The only way to break this habit is to stop doing it in my opinion. We learned to never encourage kids to eat, serve the food and that is it.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-10-2019, 10:16 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 278
Posted By Ariana
Perfect happyface. Thanks!

Perfect happyface. Thanks!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-10-2019, 10:14 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 380
Posted By Ariana
9 years old is too young to be home alone and if...

9 years old is too young to be home alone and if she is scared even more of a problem. Geez this lady is ballzy!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-10-2019, 10:11 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 259
Posted By Ariana
Maybe an hour at most. I do everything during my...

Maybe an hour at most. I do everything during my working hours. I work 10 hours a day and that is more than enough. I am currently in the middle of rearranging the play spaces and have been doing...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-10-2019, 10:07 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 401
Posted By Ariana
I start at 4 years old or if I have a 3 year old...

I start at 4 years old or if I have a 3 year old who is ready and willing. I start with their names instead of practicing letters because they have ownership over their names and it makes them proud...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-10-2019, 10:02 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 318
Posted By Ariana
If it were me and I have been in this situation...

If it were me and I have been in this situation before with a toxic co-worker I would go to my boss and let her know how you are feeling and let her know if she is not terminated (OR whatever you...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-09-2019, 07:21 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 278
Posted By Ariana
Sorry to hijack this thread but I am also wanting...

Sorry to hijack this thread but I am also wanting to buy this gate. It wonít be up in my home all the time so I am wondering how easy it is to take down, store and pull out? I would leave the wall...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-04-2019, 06:49 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 308
Posted By Ariana
I would have told her at the door, and have done...

I would have told her at the door, and have done this, that kids go down for nap as usual and that I do not recommend letting kids sleep in as it messes with that schedule. If the child is not...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-30-2018, 04:08 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 293
Posted By Ariana
I agree with a loud sound machine. I find all...

I agree with a loud sound machine. I find all kids sleep better with it.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-30-2018, 04:06 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 324
Posted By Ariana
I have a 3 yr old in a pack and play and have no...

I have a 3 yr old in a pack and play and have no intention of switching her over to a mat. If I did I would have to sit beside her to make sure she didnít get up and get into things. She loves her...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-30-2018, 04:02 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 956
Posted By Ariana
Yes! It is actually an expensive plush blanket...

Yes! It is actually an expensive plush blanket from Walmart but yeah has her face printed all over it :rolleyes::lol:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-24-2018, 09:45 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 589
Posted By Ariana
Great idea Michael!! Thank you :)

Great idea Michael!! Thank you :)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-24-2018, 09:43 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 372
Posted By Ariana
I allow back if the scab is covered with...

I allow back if the scab is covered with something (bandaid or liquid skin) and then let them know that if it breaks open they need to pick up.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-24-2018, 09:42 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 956
Posted By Ariana
Mom came today with part two of my gift. A $25...

Mom came today with part two of my gift. A $25 GC to a restaurant and a $25 gift card to the liquor store plus handmade soap, shampoo bar and hand wash!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-24-2018, 09:40 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 956
Posted By Ariana
:lol::lol:

:lol::lol:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-22-2018, 02:43 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 956
Posted By Ariana
What a beautiful story! The true meaning of...

What a beautiful story! The true meaning of Christmas for sure lovethis
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-21-2018, 07:08 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 593
Posted By Ariana
Absolutely! I breastfed my own kids until 20...

Absolutely! I breastfed my own kids until 20 months (self weaned) and 2 years (I weaned) and after that they got rice, almond or coconut milk. Even now my kids do not drink cow milk or eat dairy in...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-21-2018, 07:01 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 956
Posted By Ariana
Family #1 - Movie passes for my family and a...

Family #1 - Movie passes for my family and a heartfelt card

Family #2 - Mom owns a spa and did my nails for free. She told me it was part one of my gift but have yet to receive part two!
...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-21-2018, 12:49 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 480
Posted By Ariana
I have worked with diarrhea but not vomitting or...

I have worked with diarrhea but not vomitting or anything else serious. I don’t get sick very often but have taken two days for a flu this year.

Right now I have a fever but it is my last day so...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-21-2018, 06:07 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,107
Posted By Ariana
Always. YES!!!

Always. YES!!!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-20-2018, 06:46 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 593
Posted By Ariana
I am not sure why there would be negative...

I am not sure why there would be negative comments!

This exact same thing is happening here with a girl the same age. She refused all breast milk and whole milk here so mom breastfeeds her at...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-20-2018, 06:13 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 376
Posted By Ariana
Wow this is quite a precedent!

Wow this is quite a precedent!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-20-2018, 06:01 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 341
Posted By Ariana
It is pretty easy to screen for AP parents simply...

It is pretty easy to screen for AP parents simply by letting them know your expectations and what you can and cannot do. I have had to term two AP parents and when I had another one inquire about...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-20-2018, 09:24 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,079
Posted By Ariana
Your husband doesnít run your daycare so why does...

Your husband doesnít run your daycare so why does he get a say in it? Is it for financial reasons? My husband can be similar because he just does not get it!

You have to do what you feel...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-20-2018, 06:46 AM
Replies: 4,861
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 492,762
Posted By Ariana
Every single time a parent in care decides now is...

Every single time a parent in care decides now is the time to potty train they never ever consult with me.

My conversation with DCD this morning:
DCD: so we are going to try potty training over...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-18-2018, 03:21 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 610
Posted By Ariana
I always term through email. It works better for...

I always term through email. It works better for me and the family gets to digest the info before responding.

I would just let them know that due to some of the issues discussed (I assume you have...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-18-2018, 07:18 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 319
Posted By Ariana
If anyone in my family ever gets lice I am pretty...

If anyone in my family ever gets lice I am pretty sure I would burn my house down and shave our heads :lol:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-18-2018, 07:14 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 281
Posted By Ariana
I would give her the 4oz but spread it out so she...

I would give her the 4oz but spread it out so she is getting more feeds. So instead of 6oz in 4-5 feeds do 4oz in 6 feeds type of thing. This way she is getting the milk but not too much at each...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-18-2018, 07:10 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 386
Posted By Ariana
Why does the cat keep coming around and why is...

Why does the cat keep coming around and why is the child not being supervised more closely? How many kids do you have? I donít mean to blame you for any of this just thring to understand the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-18-2018, 06:10 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 319
Posted By Ariana
Tea tree oil is a preventative measure, not an...

Tea tree oil is a preventative measure, not an actual treatment. I wash my kids hair in tea tree oil shampoo when I know there is lice in her classroom for example. If she actually got lice, tea...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-17-2018, 03:09 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 584
Posted By Ariana
It very well might but it can cause constipation...

It very well might but it can cause constipation since babies cannot make their own Amylase which is the enzyme found in saliva too break down starch. I woukd recommend mixing cerals with banana or...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-17-2018, 03:04 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 444
Posted By Ariana
At this age I would ask: Has he been in care...

At this age I would ask:

Has he been in care before? Why or why not? Why did you leave that provider (get basic background info if child had been in care).

If child has not been in care...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-16-2018, 05:22 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 323
Posted By Ariana
I tell them to contact me closer to the time or...

I tell them to contact me closer to the time or pay for the spot :)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-15-2018, 03:47 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 277
Posted By Ariana
In my experience nothing workd so I just let them...

In my experience nothing workd so I just let them do what they do and save myself the stress. I have a feeling if they chew on a pine needle it might deter them ;)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-14-2018, 01:56 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 269
Posted By Ariana
I have had two kids like this in care. One had...

I have had two kids like this in care. One had developmental delays and the other one did not. No idea what is going on! Neither set of parents cared when I mentioned it.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-14-2018, 01:43 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 640
Posted By Ariana
I should clarify they don’t keep short term...

I should clarify they don’t keep short term memories but they can retain some long term memories so my guess is something about that moment was special enough to have gone into his long term memory...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-14-2018, 10:45 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 884
Posted By Ariana
Also a parent and a DCP and agree with the poster...

Also a parent and a DCP and agree with the poster about teacher lead and completed art. Doesn’t mean you have to change your mind or care how I feel! I actually like hearing other peoples point of...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-14-2018, 10:43 AM
Replies: 6
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Views: 228
Posted By Ariana
Ignore the pediatrician. They also told me my...

Ignore the pediatrician. They also told me my kid could go back to school with strep :rolleyes: I am convinced that this is why kids are so sick these days passing germs back and forth.

I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-14-2018, 10:39 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 640
Posted By Ariana
2 year olds cannot retain memories, that comes...

2 year olds cannot retain memories, that comes closer to 5. This is why kids live in the present moment and come up with such random ideas. He is answering with the first thing that pops into his...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-14-2018, 10:35 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 584
Posted By Ariana
Exactly this! My own baby was super chunk and...

Exactly this! My own baby was super chunk and wanted to nurse all the time and would barf if I fed her more. It was a comfort thing and an oral fixation thing. Pacifier saved me.

At 20lbs this...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-14-2018, 08:38 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 263
Posted By Ariana
I require pull-ups and I determine when the child...

I require pull-ups and I determine when the child is ready for undies at my house. If the child is dry for two week then I decide on undies...any accidents and we go back to pull-ups.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-14-2018, 08:16 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 511
Posted By Ariana
I always say ďah poor guy/girl they love their...

I always say ďah poor guy/girl they love their mommas/poppas as it should be....hopefully we can try to be more fun that momma/poppa today!!!Ē I say it in a joking empathetic way because kids really...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-13-2018, 05:25 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 584
Posted By Ariana
Sounds like an oral fixation. Does he have a...

Sounds like an oral fixation. Does he have a soother?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-13-2018, 10:54 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 542
Posted By Ariana
In my opinion with the dad there it is just as...

In my opinion with the dad there it is just as much his fault as it is yours! Why did he leave the baby on the couch?

Anyway accidents do happen! My own child rolled off a dresser that we were...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-13-2018, 10:50 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 237
Posted By Ariana
I donít have it in my policies because most kids...

I donít have it in my policies because most kids are fine. Crying off and on all day for no reason warrants a call for pickup in my policies so that kid would be gone for sure!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-12-2018, 06:10 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 506
Posted By Ariana
My daughter just got diagnosed with strep on...

My daughter just got diagnosed with strep on Sunday and the DR told me she was ok to go to school THE NEXT DAY!!! I looked at her with :eek: and said ďshe is still contagious so I donít think soĒ. ...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-12-2018, 06:08 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 506
Posted By Ariana
I have had this happen and so has my daughter, we...

I have had this happen and so has my daughter, we are both sensitive to gluten/wheat. My daughter just vomitted a few nights aho because she had too much gluten that day. We used to be fine with it...
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 12-12-2018, 05:52 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 694
Posted By Ariana
I think whether or not it makes sense is kind of...

I think whether or not it makes sense is kind of moot at this point. You have a major failure of communication and to me this is a problem. Dropping a vacation bomb on you this late in the game is...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-12-2018, 10:51 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 590
Posted By Ariana
Do you think a drug addicted mother has the...

Do you think a drug addicted mother has the capacity to think what is best for her child? She only knows what is best for her in that moment. This woman was a nurse so she already knew more than...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-12-2018, 10:48 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 590
Posted By Ariana
Yes people really are this dumb! My friend...

Yes people really are this dumb! My friend worked at a baby wellness clinic teaching new moms how to take care of their newborns. One mom was feeding her brand new infant yogurt. Had no idea what...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-12-2018, 10:45 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 392
Posted By Ariana
This! If she is pulling a power struggle than...

This! If she is pulling a power struggle than get her to fix it. I would have done the same as you. I have a hungry baby who is refusing BM but loves formula, it is a no brainer....and this is...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-11-2018, 07:41 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 357
Posted By Ariana
This is excessive for sure! Constant green...

This is excessive for sure! Constant green boogers I also exclude for. A couple nose wipes are fine with more frequency outside but wiping every 15 minutes is too much and putting other kids at...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-11-2018, 07:33 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 590
Posted By Ariana
Her sentence is based on her actions AFTER the...

Her sentence is based on her actions AFTER the baby died and the circumstances surrounding her death. It was an accident (as in NOT murder as it is legally defined) and she showed remorse by doing...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-11-2018, 10:03 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 282
Posted By Ariana
My kids were great, well behaved and didnít cause...

My kids were great, well behaved and didnít cause me any issues in terms of behavior BUT they did add stress to my day because I felt a lot more guilt about not providing them with good playmates who...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-11-2018, 09:51 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 409
Posted By Ariana
I should add I also termed the cryer at the door...

I should add I also termed the cryer at the door too! One day we were all in the basement about to let our butterflies go and all we could hear is this kid wailing up at the door refusing to come...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-11-2018, 08:52 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 409
Posted By Ariana
All of this! Zero attention for any of this...

All of this! Zero attention for any of this behavior.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-11-2018, 08:46 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 215
Posted By Ariana
I donít close but let them know what my child has...

I donít close but let them know what my child has and they still have to pay if they donít come. If my kid was really bad my husband has the flexibility to stay home as well. This week my daughter...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-10-2018, 01:40 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 442
Posted By Ariana
Every single kid I have has to reset their first...

Every single kid I have has to reset their first and sometimes second day. When I only did part time it was madness as I was sleep training every single week. I had to kick a child out after...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-10-2018, 11:43 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 340
Posted By Ariana
Did they call to say they were going to be late? ...

Did they call to say they were going to be late? If I am closed and they are not reachable I call my emergency contacts and then the police. I usually leave a message saying my intention to call...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-10-2018, 11:41 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 329
Posted By Ariana
My policy is more than 2 diarrhea poops in a row...

My policy is more than 2 diarrhea poops in a row are cause for exclusion and they can regurn when they habe been diarrhea free for 24 hrs since last episode.

This kid would not be at my house at...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-09-2018, 03:41 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 435
Posted By Ariana
I would do it personally because we eliminate...

I would do it personally because we eliminate these foods already for the most part BUT for someone not used to it, it can seem daunting. If the parents are willing to supply the food then why not! ...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-09-2018, 03:35 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 326
Posted By Ariana
I like younger kids. Older kids are usually...

I like younger kids. Older kids are usually already set in their patterned behavior and it is harder to change them out of it. Younger kids are much more malleable in terms of behavior. For...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-07-2018, 12:47 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,558
Posted By Ariana
likethislikethislikethis. Finally a parent who...

likethislikethislikethis. Finally a parent who gets it!

My husband is a software designer as well and I would not trade jobs to save my life! Some people are designed for fancy office jobs and...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-07-2018, 12:43 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 911
Posted By Ariana
Maybe I am weird but I would say something like...

Maybe I am weird but I would say something like ďmy goodness john your destroying my knickknacks with this coat every dayĒ or ďthere must room on one of the hooks for this coatĒ or some other joking...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-06-2018, 12:23 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 508
Posted By Ariana
I have said something but it doesnít help. What...

I have said something but it doesnít help. What worked for me was having the child dressed and ready to go when mom knocked on the door and out they go. The transition back to chaotic mothers is so...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-05-2018, 05:50 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 285
Posted By Ariana
What the heck?! Sorry mom but that is part of...

What the heck?! Sorry mom but that is part of home daycare...my kids are HOME and your kid is also here!! Some people are ridiculous. What does she expect you to do? :rolleyes:

Let her know...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-05-2018, 05:46 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 475
Posted By Ariana
I think you need to go into it with ZERO...

I think you need to go into it with ZERO expectations and do it only for the $$. Donít go overboard with activities, do what YOU feel is right and worth what they are paying you. Movie and pizza...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-05-2018, 07:07 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 475
Posted By Ariana
I just couldnít do it! Nothing wrong with the...

I just couldnít do it! Nothing wrong with the idea but I already spend so much time with these peopleís kid I could not do any more. The money would be nice for the holidays though so I totally get...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-03-2018, 02:05 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 532
Posted By Ariana
Agree that this is mot teething but just a child...

Agree that this is mot teething but just a child who is used to a specific routine at home and then has issues adjusting. Part time kids have a really hard time adjusting so it may take a while. I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-03-2018, 08:30 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 321
Posted By Ariana
Oh my goodness how scary!! Glad you all were ok...

Oh my goodness how scary!! Glad you all were ok and those detectors are sooooooo important!

My cousin and her husband had a carbon monoxide leak in their apartment. They had no detector and they...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-03-2018, 07:43 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 663
Posted By Ariana
I was thinking the same thing. My mom had this...

I was thinking the same thing. My mom had this and it was terrible pain. I agree take the day off and everyone will understand if you explain the situation....if you feel that they will get angry a...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-30-2018, 11:17 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 372
Posted By Ariana
My own daughter did not poop train until she was...

My own daughter did not poop train until she was 4. She woukd wait for her pullup at night and go in her pullup. She was fully pee trained. I literally tried EVERYTHING! I wrote a post on here...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-29-2018, 02:11 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,043
Posted By Ariana
I am not sure this qualifies because it was right...

I am not sure this qualifies because it was right after my trial period where I let parents know if I will be continuing care or not but I termed a child who was 2 yrs old who could only say 1 word...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-29-2018, 01:58 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 458
Posted By Ariana
I donít exclude for parents or sibling symptoms...

I donít exclude for parents or sibling symptoms or illness. I only exclude if the kid in my care is sick. In my opinion parents are entitled to sick days and they obviously need care for their kids...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-29-2018, 01:54 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 507
Posted By Ariana
My go to as well!

My go to as well!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-28-2018, 06:09 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 306
Posted By Ariana
Is this what mom is reporting to you or you know...

Is this what mom is reporting to you or you know all of this for a fact? Something is off so my guess is mom is lying about something.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-28-2018, 12:07 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 271
Posted By Ariana
My daughter has gas like this and she has a...

My daughter has gas like this and she has a gluten sensitivity. Not celiac but gluten does nasty things to her bowels.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-28-2018, 12:05 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 307
Posted By Ariana
I would send mom a quick text letting her know...

I would send mom a quick text letting her know how the long drawn out goodbye is making her kid feel and then let her know that tomorrow she is to say one BIG goodbye and leave. Then the next...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-28-2018, 12:03 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 306
Posted By Ariana
This is a typical age for nightmares. ...

This is a typical age for nightmares. Imagination is in full swing and their brains go into high gear at bed time. I would ask what she is watching at home and make sure there is NOTHING scary in...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-28-2018, 07:12 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 233
Posted By Ariana
I got a bunch if used pretty dresses, scarves,...

I got a bunch if used pretty dresses, scarves, interesting hats and purses from a second hand store. I also have lots of halloween costumes (pirate, various princesses, firefighter, chef, doctor...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-26-2018, 11:15 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 269
Posted By Ariana
He would not have been allowed into my care...

He would not have been allowed into my care without pullups. Two days of parents bringing him to the toilet every 15 minutes does not mean he is trained.

I always tell parents to wait until a...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-26-2018, 11:06 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 264
Posted By Ariana
There is obviously something going on so I would...

There is obviously something going on so I would also send her home. I agree it is not necessarily a medical issue but it is a sanitary issue for you and probably food related. It is up to the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-26-2018, 10:02 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 264
Posted By Ariana
I would text mom and ask about her poop...

I would text mom and ask about her poop situation. If this has been going on all weekend, immediate pickup. If not I would then give her a heads up that another messy diaper means a pickup. I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-21-2018, 10:04 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 432
Posted By Ariana
I have a hard time understanding why this needs...

I have a hard time understanding why this needs to be a letter! Tell mom at the door “so the kids need winter gear because we go outside every day and they are cold. I need boots, coats, snowpants,...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-21-2018, 09:52 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,235
Posted By Ariana
Maybe it is because I worked at a centre and have...

Maybe it is because I worked at a centre and have a strong customer service background (used to confrontation) or because I found this forum really early on (like within the first few months) but I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-20-2018, 07:15 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 525
Posted By Ariana
I sometimes wonder what would happen if something...

I sometimes wonder what would happen if something really serious happened to me during daycare! I fell down the stairs a few months ago and really injured my arm. Luckily I didnít hit my head on...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-20-2018, 07:12 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 338
Posted By Ariana
I also start new families with the new rate. It...

I also start new families with the new rate. It is just easier.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-20-2018, 07:11 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 437
Posted By Ariana
People just donít think. He probably slept in...

People just donít think. He probably slept in that!

I have a child who comes in short summer socks and it is winter here. Her socks come off EVERY time she put her boots on to go outside and...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-16-2018, 08:31 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 400
Posted By Ariana
We had a big dump of snow so I brought out the...

We had a big dump of snow so I brought out the slides and we did some sledding around the yard and she had a blast!! We were out for an hour with very minimal crying :)

Thank God for this forum...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-15-2018, 10:59 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 400
Posted By Ariana
These are some great ideas! I have a sled and a...

These are some great ideas! I have a sled and a wagon that might help. Maybe if I can get her to have fun and enjoy herself without being in my arms she will start to enjoy being outside in the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-15-2018, 09:18 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 400
Posted By Ariana
She started walking a few weeks ago and outside...

She started walking a few weeks ago and outside time up to that point was miserable because she HAD to touch the ground to crawl and explore....so she preferred to whine and cry while sitting in the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-15-2018, 08:47 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,695
Posted By Ariana
Isnít it funny how he started this right after...

Isnít it funny how he started this right after you told him not to? I would send a termination letter after I got paid.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-15-2018, 08:44 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 400
Posted By Ariana
Crying Outside

Now that itís cold and we have snow I have a 14 month old that cries the ENTIRE time we are outside. Every year itís the same thing. Winter hits and I have a kid who cries outside every time.

So...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-14-2018, 10:47 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 328
Posted By Ariana
All of this! At this age kids lack impulse...

All of this! At this age kids lack impulse control and this is pretty much how they learn it, through thoughtful persistent discipline. This is why 0-5yrs is when kids learn the most.

Hang in...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-13-2018, 12:36 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,421
Posted By Ariana
The worst is the guilt you have when you have to...

The worst is the guilt you have when you have to take a sick day. My yearly alottment runs from January to December and I get 5 paid sick days and 5 paid personal days. I structure it that way...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-11-2018, 10:32 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 955
Posted By Ariana
I think this is why it is hard for us to...

I think this is why it is hard for us to understand. Nearly all of us gave up good careers outside of the home to stay home with our kids. Going to work was unbearable. I think DCPs are a special...
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