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Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-19-2018, 07:08 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 392
Posted By Ariana
You guys really wouldn’t notice a surplus of...

You guys really wouldn’t notice a surplus of nearly $400? I find that crazy :lol: i know pretty much what my biweekly balance is going to be and if it is off I go digging to see why!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-19-2018, 10:21 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 392
Posted By Ariana
If you cash it now it is going to be a tight...

If you cash it now it is going to be a tight month for them so they might learn their lesson. Personally I wouldn’t say anything because what is the point? They were trying to get away with...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-19-2018, 10:17 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 196
Posted By Ariana
Parents bring extra clothes and I change them...

Parents bring extra clothes and I change them during free play. Stripping them down or art smocks work too.

I put 5-6 towels on the floor to soak up the water and keep the kids from slipping.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-19-2018, 10:11 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 332
Posted By Ariana
I am lucky because my door knob is sticky and it...

I am lucky because my door knob is sticky and it takes muscle to open it. Thought about fixing it with some WD-40 but I kinda like the kids not being able to open it!!

I think child proof knob...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-19-2018, 10:08 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 218
Posted By Ariana
I tell them to check back closer to that date. ...

I tell them to check back closer to that date. Let her know exactly what is going on and she will understand. I am pretty straightforward with parents about spots. My current DCM asked for a spot...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-19-2018, 10:02 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 287
Posted By Ariana
Just to be clear I was only suggesting a quicker...

Just to be clear I was only suggesting a quicker hand washing routine in this one instance to solve your supervision problem. It is not an ideal situation and supervision trumps 20 second hand...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-19-2018, 09:53 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 355
Posted By Ariana
wow what a crazy lady!! Why would you even want...

wow what a crazy lady!! Why would you even want to send your kid?? It is clearly an awkward situation!

My contract states that the deposit is applied towards the last two weeks of care once the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-19-2018, 09:33 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 287
Posted By Ariana
I send them to do their business and then they...

I send them to do their business and then they yell out when they are done. I go and wipe super quick, wash my own hands quickly and go back to the table where I have plenty of soapy cloths. Then I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-16-2018, 05:35 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 209
Posted By Ariana
This is part of the bonding process. Every 12...

This is part of the bonding process. Every 12 month old I have started reacted this way for the first few weeks. They will eventually get used to you and feel secure with you. The best thing to do...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-16-2018, 05:27 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 318
Posted By Ariana
Sounds a lot like the little ASD boy I had for...

Sounds a lot like the little ASD boy I had for sure and my current DCG. She is current,h meeting her milestones so I am not going to say anything just yet. Keep an eye one it and eventually you can...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-16-2018, 10:24 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 318
Posted By Ariana
We have the exact same 20 month old! I asked a...

We have the exact same 20 month old! I asked a similar question and most people said it is not a big deal that they cannot ask for what they want. I disagree to some extent.

I honestly think...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-15-2018, 12:39 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 433
Posted By Ariana
I felt like a moron when I showed up to a ‘no...

I felt like a moron when I showed up to a ‘no gift’ party and was the only one who didn’t bring a gift :rolleyes::o
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-13-2018, 06:56 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 350
Posted By Ariana
I think secure kids can absolutely sleep without...

I think secure kids can absolutely sleep without these things. We lost my daughters beloved doll at an airport and she went to sleep that night. I was more upset than she was. My kids both also...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-11-2018, 02:19 PM
Replies: 4,754
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 459,481
Posted By Ariana
We better not get snow, I am NOT ready for it! ...

We better not get snow, I am NOT ready for it! And who doesn’t go outside when it snows?! :eek:

DCM sent 3-4T mittens for a 19 month old. She is ALWAYS sending clothes that is way too big. I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-11-2018, 10:29 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 381
Posted By Ariana
Do you have a loud fan or sound machine? That...

Do you have a loud fan or sound machine? That might help drown out the sound a bit.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-11-2018, 10:24 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 186
Posted By Ariana
In group care, bringing one child to the potty at...

In group care, bringing one child to the potty at regular intervals hoping they will pee is just not feasible. The child has learned to release in the toilet but not HOLD it which is the most...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-10-2018, 05:08 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 360
Posted By Ariana
How do you normally being up concerns or make...

How do you normally being up concerns or make reminders? If it is face to face you could say “did you get the payment reminder I sent you? I noticed it had been read but no payment has been made,...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-10-2018, 09:21 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,055
Posted By Ariana
Exactly this! If you don’t want his spirit...

Exactly this! If you don’t want his spirit squashed then stay home and raise him?? Don’t dictate to me how I run my daycare!

Whenever parents get on with this type of thing (and luckily they...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-09-2018, 02:08 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 940
Posted By Ariana
Absolutely charge her a premium price for 10.5...

Absolutely charge her a premium price for 10.5 hours. I charge my premium price for anything above 8 hours and am only open 10 hours. It is a looong day for little ones. I have two families that...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-09-2018, 02:01 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 454
Posted By Ariana
I definitely do give advice especially with this...

I definitely do give advice especially with this kind of stuff. Kid had a diaper rash and to me it looked like yeast so I used Canesten and told mom where to buy it etc. I think I just have that...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-09-2018, 10:23 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 423
Posted By Ariana
I have been there sooooo many times! I am lucky...

I have been there sooooo many times! I am lucky because I get ENORMOUS satisfaction from being uber fakey nice to annoying people.

“Oh little johnny I sure am gonna miss you, all the best...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-06-2018, 05:56 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 562
Posted By Ariana
This is absolutely ridiculous! Why are parents...

This is absolutely ridiculous! Why are parents such idiots :(. This poor kids development is being stunted for sure and they missed the window for easy training. Now they will have to undo this...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-06-2018, 05:49 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 200
Posted By Ariana
Yes it is the pneumonia vaccine I am pretty sure....

Yes it is the pneumonia vaccine I am pretty sure. You can Google it too. I am trying to get my husband to get it because he has asthma but it is only recommended for patients over 50 here so unless...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-06-2018, 05:47 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 354
Posted By Ariana
The parents don’t care and are avoiding you. So...

The parents don’t care and are avoiding you. So you need to make sure they stop aboiding you. I can guarantee this is not the first they have heafd of him hitting which is likely why they drop him...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-05-2018, 09:18 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 239
Posted By Ariana
Are these parents also allowing her to sleep in...

Are these parents also allowing her to sleep in or putting her to bed too late? Getting up and playing for two hours is just not normal at this age.

If a child sleeps in, in the morning it will...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-04-2018, 02:09 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 496
Posted By Ariana
This age and a couple of goof kids is hard to...

This age and a couple of goof kids is hard to stop without making their lives miserable and they are just wanting to have fun. Maybe give a verbal warning when it is getting too intense that the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-04-2018, 10:36 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 452
Posted By Ariana
I guess as long as you are bending over backwards...

I guess as long as you are bending over backwards for them and have zero needs of your own, like a day off they are happy. True colors come out when you enforce your contract or take days off. This...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-04-2018, 10:31 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 381
Posted By Ariana
I wouldn’t advertise it for privacy reasons. I...

I wouldn’t advertise it for privacy reasons. I am sure they can figure it out!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-04-2018, 10:29 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 224
Posted By Ariana
Thank you for sharing!! My niece is...

Thank you for sharing!!

My niece is overweight at 11 and I feel it is because she was forced to eat as a child and was belittled and shamed for not eating. Now she sneaks food and hides it :(. ...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-04-2018, 08:47 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 302
Posted By Ariana
My contract states that I have 5 paid sick days...

My contract states that I have 5 paid sick days and 5 paid personal days. I also have 4 weeks of vacation and all stat holidays.

I typically take less than 5 sick days, rarely take personal days...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-03-2018, 02:52 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 496
Posted By Ariana
Are they just being goofs or are they being rough...

Are they just being goofs or are they being rough or something? I am not sure this would bother me that much if it was just noises.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-03-2018, 02:49 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 211
Posted By Ariana
Most of my kids start out this way at first...

Most of my kids start out this way at first unless they are not an only child and are used to some chaos. The only advice I have is to wait it out and hopefulky he adjusts again. I think being off...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-03-2018, 09:53 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 255
Posted By Ariana
I handle it the same way I would handle a sibling...

I handle it the same way I would handle a sibling squabble that is driving me bonkers and tell them both to knock it off or consequences for both. This way you are not taking sides.

As long as...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-02-2018, 05:07 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 387
Posted By Ariana
I have one like this too. Upstairs, downstairs,...

I have one like this too. Upstairs, downstairs, lunch time, snack time, bed time....she just stands and stares. At one point we were going upstairs for lunch and everyone was already up so I turned...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-02-2018, 05:00 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 289
Posted By Ariana
Is it your brother or your sister or your...

Is it your brother or your sister or your husbands? Either way I would pick up the phone and ask for the payment plus late fee.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-02-2018, 06:19 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 515
Posted By Ariana
It looks like you will have to sleep train him...

It looks like you will have to sleep train him and tell the parents you have to do it and they have to stop putting him in a swing at home. It is terrible when parents feel that not dealing with...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-28-2018, 12:32 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 693
Posted By Ariana
I have had kids poop 3-4 times a day and multiple...

I have had kids poop 3-4 times a day and multiple diaper rashes as well. No blowouts though! My own 5 yr old poops 3-4 times a day, eats like a horse and is only 37 pounds!!

Might be some sort...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-28-2018, 10:33 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 162
Posted By Ariana
Holding fees are non refundable since it is...

Holding fees are non refundable since it is paying to hold the space which has already occurred before enrollment.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-28-2018, 09:48 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 678
Posted By Ariana
When I took a child abuse class a few years ago...

When I took a child abuse class a few years ago this qualifies as abuse/neglect. I would absolutely bring it up to dad and find out what is going on. A single dad might be depressed and need help. ...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-27-2018, 07:36 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 564
Posted By Ariana
I agree with some of the other thoughts...

I agree with some of the other thoughts mentioned. Knowing this info creates animosity. If this mom hasn’t told you this you would have no idea and carried on as usual so the information is not...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-27-2018, 07:28 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 251
Posted By Ariana
Thank you for the resource! I am reading a bunch...

Thank you for the resource! I am reading a bunch online and it seems that as long as it stops around 2 years old it’s all good. I think the Echolalia in and of itself is not the only concern so I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-26-2018, 09:50 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 251
Posted By Ariana
Oh wow! My developmental checklist says that a...

Oh wow! My developmental checklist says that a 12 month old should be able to nod yes or no and has at least 3 word! At least he is doing it though. This kid will just stare at you.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-26-2018, 05:13 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 251
Posted By Ariana
likethis

likethis
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-26-2018, 11:52 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,505
Posted By Ariana
Oops!!!! :lol: hopefully the C. difficile is...

Oops!!!! :lol: hopefully the C. difficile is cleared up :lol:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-26-2018, 11:49 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 251
Posted By Ariana
Repeating

How much repeating is normal for an 18 month old? I have a dcg who repeats in a very monotone robotic voice and I feel like it’s not normal development. She doesn’t answer questions simply repeats...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-26-2018, 10:35 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 267
Posted By Ariana
My drop ins do not sign a contract and pay the...

My drop ins do not sign a contract and pay the day before care is to take place for the full week (whatever days they need care for that week). So if someone needs care Wednesday and Thursday they...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-26-2018, 10:32 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 336
Posted By Ariana
I woukd write up an email so as not to stir up...

I woukd write up an email so as not to stir up drama face to face and then if she wants to discuss it face to face be ready for it.

“Dear mom,
I have decided that starting in January 2019 I will...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-26-2018, 10:27 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,505
Posted By Ariana
Can you go on short term disability? If a DR...

Can you go on short term disability? If a DR told you not to go to work then apply for government assitance and start looking for another job. Can you nring a DRs note into your supervisor? She...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-26-2018, 10:20 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 352
Posted By Ariana
I got a blood test to see if I had the...

I got a blood test to see if I had the antibodies. Easy peasy. My DR had no clue what Cytomegalovirus was so that was interesting. He asked me if I had a lot of cats?! I think he was mixed up...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-26-2018, 10:18 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 514
Posted By Ariana
I have two weeks but a parent once negotiated for...

I have two weeks but a parent once negotiated for three weeks and I agreed. Oddly they never actually used any time after I termed them ;)

Go with whatever you feel comfortable with!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-21-2018, 10:53 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 457
Posted By Ariana
This is crazy! Even from the article I thought...

This is crazy! Even from the article I thought it didn’t sound like an actual daycare. They really know how to spin it to make parents terrified to drop their kids off every day :rolleyes: Also...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-21-2018, 04:51 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 329
Posted By Ariana
A child has allergies this bad and the only...

A child has allergies this bad and the only solution the parents have come up with is drugging with Benedryl continually?

If this were me I would need some sort of long term plan of action from...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-20-2018, 12:39 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 274
Posted By Ariana
Can you get them at michaels? Or another art...

Can you get them at michaels? Or another art store? Nothing is changing here yet!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-20-2018, 10:48 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 353
Posted By Ariana
I feel like any educational store that engages in...

I feel like any educational store that engages in government grants charge WAY more than normal. Kinda like government contracts. If they know the government is contracting they charge then more...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-20-2018, 10:14 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 388
Posted By Ariana
I have certain toys that are out all the time and...

I have certain toys that are out all the time and then I bring out activities for us all to focus on. For example today I brought out the fall/halloween themed sensory bin. It is “new” so the kids...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-20-2018, 09:07 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 417
Posted By Ariana
Is there a currency stronger than a time out? ...

Is there a currency stronger than a time out? Time outs didn’t work for my violent 3 year old DCB. I had to send him to his bed. I gave a warning and then on his bed. I only had to do it...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-20-2018, 09:02 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 353
Posted By Ariana
This is the one I have. I like it because it is...

This is the one I have. I like it because it is low enough to the ground for the ages of kids I have. Some of them are really tall so younger kids can’t use them too much. It also has multilevels...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-14-2018, 05:05 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 776
Posted By Ariana
It would depend on your contract and the terms of...

It would depend on your contract and the terms of termination. It sounds like behavior was the cause and if they have an immediate termination due to behavior clause you are not entitled to much.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-13-2018, 10:49 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 467
Posted By Ariana
I think I would let the parents know that this...

I think I would let the parents know that this issue is a big one. I would also threaten termination if it was not nipped in the bud and I would let them know that I cannot have a kid here puking...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-13-2018, 08:47 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 902
Posted By Ariana
My husband keeps telling me I would be happier in...

My husband keeps telling me I would be happier in a Centre, get out of the house and have coworkers. I laugh every time!!! Been there, done that, not going back. I have also heard working with...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-13-2018, 08:42 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 312
Posted By Ariana
My personal opinion is that not greeting a family...

My personal opinion is that not greeting a family is a bit rude. I greet every parent during drop off and pick up, it’s how we communicate with each other so for me it is a necessity.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-12-2018, 02:51 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 208
Posted By Ariana
It is really not that hard! They can sit up on...

It is really not that hard! They can sit up on their own so when you are doing something with one, the other can entertain themselves. I would organize my space for maximum supervision. I just...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-12-2018, 09:12 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 902
Posted By Ariana
We have all been there! :hug: Today my own...

We have all been there! :hug:

Today my own daughter is driving me bonkers :ouch: Might be time to send her to kinder full time with peers her own age.

I personally find if it isn’t the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-12-2018, 09:08 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 316
Posted By Ariana
I have done both and prefer email. Email gives...

I have done both and prefer email. Email gives the parent time to digest the information before they can respond and before they see you the next day or after the weekend. I always talk with the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-11-2018, 05:37 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 702
Posted By Ariana
I was hearing about this today on the news. ...

I was hearing about this today on the news. Isn’t there an evacuation order? I was wondering what do people do when there is an evacuation order, do businesses and daycares just shut down?

Such...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-10-2018, 01:59 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,008
Posted By Ariana
It depends on how pressed for time I am! I...

It depends on how pressed for time I am! I always button them correctly for last diaper though :D

Do any of you kind of change diapers by rote at this point and half way through realize you were...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-10-2018, 12:06 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 561
Posted By Ariana
I would not enroll my kid there! That is not...

I would not enroll my kid there! That is not meeting nutritional guidelines and it is too much junk for my liking. Everyone is different. Like you my kids get these as treats once in a while not...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-10-2018, 12:00 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 230
Posted By Ariana
I am too and my subdivision is only 6 years old...

I am too and my subdivision is only 6 years old so even the trees are small! I don’t know if you are a part of a free FB site in your area but I get so much stuff for free on my Buy Nothing FB site....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-10-2018, 10:02 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 230
Posted By Ariana
I have a sandbox, small wooden playhouse, picnic...

I have a sandbox, small wooden playhouse, picnic table and water table. I supply the kids with actual kitchen cooking pots and pans and spoons, ladles, jugs, and water in the water table etc. They...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-09-2018, 05:08 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 283
Posted By Ariana
I have 3 under 3 right now and this is my...

I have 3 under 3 right now and this is my routine:
7:30am first kid arrives and I feed them breakfast
8:30am next two kids arrive and we do free play
8:40am infant naps for an hour while other...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-09-2018, 04:52 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 614
Posted By Ariana
Welcome to the generation of non confrontation...

Welcome to the generation of non confrontation and decency! Ridiculous that they fired you this way without at least a written warning to improve your behavior.

Just move on and find something...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-07-2018, 01:10 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 815
Posted By Ariana
I always reach for child/baby and take them away...

I always reach for child/baby and take them away from parents and then start walking away from the parents saying “bye X, have a great day”. It works for me. Older kids I take their hands.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-06-2018, 08:48 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 498
Posted By Ariana
I am only allowed 5 but had 6 over the summer...

I am only allowed 5 but had 6 over the summer with my 9 yr old (she doesn’t count in ratios). For me it depends on the group.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-05-2018, 06:20 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 251
Posted By Ariana
Can she talk? Teach her to say the word “help”. ...

Can she talk? Teach her to say the word “help”. Try to get her to say it when frustrated, angry, needing something. The behavior needs to be replaced with something pro social.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-04-2018, 09:56 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 305
Posted By Ariana
It is unfrotunate but I think the ones who are...

It is unfrotunate but I think the ones who are asking for praise are the ones who desperately need it! I usually just praise them and ask them if they are proud of themselves because that is all...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-04-2018, 06:29 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 406
Posted By Ariana
Oh my goodness my spelling in that post is...

Oh my goodness my spelling in that post is autrocious :lol:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-03-2018, 09:17 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 406
Posted By Ariana
As Dabe suggested pizz bites. Cut a miffin tin...

As Dabe suggested pizz bites. Cut a miffin tin sized round of dough and place it in a muffin tin, top with sauce, cheese, chicken or pepperoni and then bake. You can free them for later! I got...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-03-2018, 09:10 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 302
Posted By Ariana
Super cute! Tne kids will love it :)

Super cute! Tne kids will love it :)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-31-2018, 03:33 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 147
Posted By Ariana
You are at the point where this can become a...

You are at the point where this can become a major problem if he gets attention for it. You have calmed him down, there is nothing more to fear so now it is time to ignore and sleep train.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-31-2018, 03:31 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 322
Posted By Ariana
This is why I exclude for diarrhea. You never...

This is why I exclude for diarrhea. You never know and I don’t want to be exposed to it. It is a very dangerous bacteria.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-31-2018, 09:44 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 747
Posted By Ariana
I would not allow her to just come willy nilly! ...

I would not allow her to just come willy nilly! I would let her know that its not ok to just show up without notice. Let her know you need 24 hours notice. The first time she shows without notice...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-31-2018, 09:36 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 287
Posted By Ariana
If it is impossible to seperate her I would try...

If it is impossible to seperate her I would try and put some sort of blanket or room divider up so she cannot see anyone. Maybe a shelf blocking her view? Right now I have a low shelf blocking one...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-31-2018, 09:33 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 270
Posted By Ariana
I usually mention it at the door when they are...

I usually mention it at the door when they are leaving as a heads up to watch for symptoms.

I no longer tell them when my own kids are sick because I have never had a kid stay home because of it.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-31-2018, 09:31 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 727
Posted By Ariana
People like this just make me so angry. How can...

People like this just make me so angry. How can you be THIS lazy with zero shame about it??
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-30-2018, 11:01 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 747
Posted By Ariana
They obviously want the care they have paid for...

They obviously want the care they have paid for and feel like they can drop the kids off whenever. I would ask them if they want 3 days of care each week because that means we will need to revisit...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-30-2018, 10:56 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 597
Posted By Ariana
I would let it go and laugh! I would have told...

I would let it go and laugh! I would have told the kid “mommy knows what time I open and she arrives early so now she is having a mommy tantrum because she wants to break the rules....mommy pays me...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-30-2018, 10:54 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 647
Posted By Ariana
Shut all conversation down. Answer with yes and...

Shut all conversation down. Answer with yes and no answers only and smile and nod. Do not engage at all with the parent. My parents leave pretty quickly because I don’t talk to them except to say...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-29-2018, 08:44 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 410
Posted By Ariana
We have had neighbourhood reports of drunk...

We have had neighbourhood reports of drunk racoons acting funny. They munch on the fermenting crab apples and various other fruits like plums etc falling from the trees right now and sometimes...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-28-2018, 08:45 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 665
Posted By Ariana
She obviously does not take them anywhere so this...

She obviously does not take them anywhere so this must be why they run. These kids can walk right? This is just so absurd! Sorry no advice because I feel like there is not much you can do short of...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-27-2018, 03:45 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 924
Posted By Ariana
This has happened to me and I did not sleep! ...

This has happened to me and I did not sleep! Sometimes the way I lie down to watch a show or have my face resting on a pillow or on my hand creates these marks. She may not have been napping so...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-27-2018, 09:19 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 799
Posted By Ariana
Kudos to you for putting up with this psycho for...

Kudos to you for putting up with this psycho for 4 weeks! She would have been gone a long time ago had it been me. Who speaks to ANYONE that way, let alone a person who is caring for your child.
...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-24-2018, 05:47 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 219
Posted By Ariana
My policy is that parents must start the process...

My policy is that parents must start the process at home when they will be home for a considerable amount of time like vacation or Christmas break. Once they are staying dry at home for two weeks...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-24-2018, 10:33 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 208
Posted By Ariana
Our own kids are always the worst which is why I...

Our own kids are always the worst which is why I did this part time until now. It is just too hard juggling other peoples kids needs with my own kids needs. My kids were not bad at all but they...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-23-2018, 02:23 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 924
Posted By Ariana
I do think it is normal. I think a lot of...

I do think it is normal. I think a lot of providers see nothing wrong with it. I personally think it is very unprofessional and not a safe idea. Anything can happen while you are unconscious. I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-22-2018, 09:44 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 494
Posted By Ariana
Now you need a 3 strikes and your gone policy! I...

Now you need a 3 strikes and your gone policy! I have only had to charge one late fee in 8 years!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-22-2018, 10:07 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 348
Posted By Ariana
Even at 3 days a week he will adjust and know...

Even at 3 days a week he will adjust and know that at your house sleep is expected. I used to only do part time kids and had kids that only slept at my house nowhere else! Lol.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-22-2018, 10:03 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 534
Posted By Ariana
Sounds exciting! Congrats :) I am not big...

Sounds exciting! Congrats :)

I am not big on silly names for daycares/preschools so my suggestion would be something like “Our Sacred House Preschool”.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-21-2018, 02:05 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,129
Posted By Ariana
I have had parents not admit they did not read my...

I have had parents not admit they did not read my policies but it became painfully clear that they did not within the first week. When they start asking questions simply say “that is in my policy...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-21-2018, 10:41 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 348
Posted By Ariana
Check ins sometimes backfire with certain kids so...

Check ins sometimes backfire with certain kids so I would stop doing them. If you are uncomfortable leaving him, get a monitor. He is crying because he cannotmout himself to sleep. Chances are he...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-20-2018, 10:14 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 482
Posted By Ariana
I definitely see this as the kid mimicking...

I definitely see this as the kid mimicking behavior when having difficult feelings. Know the saying “kids do as we do, not as we say”? That would be my guess. Chances are this child has no real...
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