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Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-23-2013, 11:42 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,613
Posted By Lilbutterflie
Update: I have spoken to DCM, and it is...

Update:

I have spoken to DCM, and it is indeed a protective order in addition to divorce papers. She is getting a notarized affidavit for the court today; giving it to the judge tomorrow. The...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-23-2013, 09:22 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,613
Posted By Lilbutterflie
I do believe that this is more than just divorce...

I do believe that this is more than just divorce papers. She has not been specific (as soon as she answers my phone call I will ask the detailed questions), but I do believe there will be divorce...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-23-2013, 08:47 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,613
Posted By Lilbutterflie
I realize now that her communication with me has...

I realize now that her communication with me has been limited and indeed there are a lot of questions that she needs to answer! LOL I have called her and asked that she call me back to answer my...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-23-2013, 07:53 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,613
Posted By Lilbutterflie
Thank you! I definitely was already aware that I...

Thank you! I definitely was already aware that I MUST have that paperwork before I can withhold his daughter from him- but I was not aware until just now that it must be signed by a judge. I just...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-23-2013, 07:31 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,613
Posted By Lilbutterflie
Thank you ladies! That is a very good idea. I...

Thank you ladies! That is a very good idea. I hadn't thought about calling the local Police department in advance to at least make them aware of the situation and to ask for added patrols. I just...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-23-2013, 07:10 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,613
Posted By Lilbutterflie
Advice And Tips Needed!! DCD Being Served Court Papers Tomorrow!

This is the first divorce situation that I have had in my daycare in the four years that I have been open!! But this one seems to be more than just a divorce situation.

DCD is an alcoholic and...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-04-2013, 06:29 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,833
Posted By Lilbutterflie
Nanny's Child In Daycare??

This is a new situation for me. I have a 3 yo girl in my daycare who is the child of a Nanny. Yup, that's right. Her mom drops her off here while she goes to someone else's home to take care of their...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-27-2013, 09:52 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,675
Posted By Lilbutterflie
I am legally unlicensed, but in my state- you...

I am legally unlicensed, but in my state- you have to at least be Listed with the state to watch ANY children legally. So, every year I have to renew to be Listed, and they run a background check on...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-26-2013, 11:00 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,788
Posted By Lilbutterflie
You may want to add it to your contract that if a...

You may want to add it to your contract that if a termination occurs midweek; no refunds are given. Unless it's outlined in your contract; I can see where the parent would request a refund for a...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-26-2013, 08:40 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,788
Posted By Lilbutterflie
I've had the same thing happen in the past....

I've had the same thing happen in the past. Remember- it has nothing to do with you and everything to do with the fact that the parent wants to blame someone other than themselves or their child for...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-25-2013, 01:53 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,788
Posted By Lilbutterflie
Yup, you have every right to issue the suspension...

Yup, you have every right to issue the suspension effective tomorrow. I know you've been talking to the parents, exploring ALL other avenues before reaching this point. You have done all you can, now...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-25-2013, 01:44 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,075
Posted By Lilbutterflie
Thanks everyone! I will definitely pass all of...

Thanks everyone! I will definitely pass all of this info on to her. I could not blame her, either, for not wanting to spend the money on the evaluation. This is the first that I've dealt with having...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-25-2013, 10:46 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,075
Posted By Lilbutterflie
He is 2 and a half. I'll have to do some research...

He is 2 and a half. I'll have to do some research about our state and free evaluations. Thanks for bringing this to my attention! I'll see what I can find.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-25-2013, 10:15 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,075
Posted By Lilbutterflie
Parent Skipping a Much Needed Dr Appointment For Financial Reasons

I have a DCB who has some major sensory processing issues. I have been expressing my concern with DCM for about 9 months now, and he has gotten worse and worse during this time. I'm not going to give...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-01-2013, 04:50 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 8,759
Posted By Lilbutterflie
I recorded all new episodes of Judge Judy today,...

I recorded all new episodes of Judge Judy today, and it wasn't on. :confused:
I am so bummed!!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-01-2013, 06:23 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 8,759
Posted By Lilbutterflie
Yay! My guide is not showing the details of the...

Yay! My guide is not showing the details of the new episode today, but I have it set to record all new episodes. Finally! We've been waiting a while!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-23-2013, 01:57 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,055
Posted By Lilbutterflie
Play Care- are you sure we don't have the same...

Play Care- are you sure we don't have the same DCB? LOL! I have a 2 1/2 yr old DCB that is constantly rocking also. First thing he wants to do when he comes in the morning is rock on my couch- which...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-23-2013, 01:49 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 15,520
Posted By Lilbutterflie
Kimberli- did you find out if your episode...

Kimberli- did you find out if your episode already aired or WILL air & when? What is going on?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-09-2013, 08:31 AM
Replies: 116
Views: 15,520
Posted By Lilbutterflie
January 18th...Got it! Setting the DVR now! :D

January 18th...Got it! Setting the DVR now! :D
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-08-2013, 07:08 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,695
Posted By Lilbutterflie
If it were me, I would probably term over this if...

If it were me, I would probably term over this if it continued.

I would let her know that your program is not a good fit for them since you require that each child lay on their cots to rest...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-08-2013, 06:57 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 835
Posted By Lilbutterflie
Cricut V1 is 60% off!

I've been thinking about purchasing a Cricut machine for quite some time, but I could never justify spending $200+ on a machine that cuts paper/other materials. It's on sale today on Joanns.com for...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-17-2012, 12:48 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,200
Posted By Lilbutterflie
Thanks Cheerfuldom! I sent you a PM.

Thanks Cheerfuldom! I sent you a PM.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-17-2012, 12:42 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,876
Posted By Lilbutterflie
We made two clay ornaments. One is in the shape...

We made two clay ornaments. One is in the shape of their hand, the other is a circle ornament which will have a super cute Christmas pic I took glued in the middle. I'll post pics when they are...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-17-2012, 10:56 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,200
Posted By Lilbutterflie
Thanks everyone! I really enjoy it. I find that I...

Thanks everyone! I really enjoy it. I find that I can crochet while I'm watching the kids during free play time; or during nap. And I love to crochet in front of the TV at night as it calms me down...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-17-2012, 09:45 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,200
Posted By Lilbutterflie
My Finished Gifts For The Kiddos!

A while back on the thread about gifts for the daycare kids, a couple of you asked me to post pictures of the finished hats for the daycare kids. I made each one according to what they like- one is a...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-06-2012, 01:34 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,791
Posted By Lilbutterflie
Yes, this. likethislikethislikethis So sorry...

Yes, this. likethislikethislikethis

So sorry you are going through this!!! ((HUGS)) Holy cow, how awful. I can definitely understand why you are so sick about it.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-06-2012, 01:17 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,697
Posted By Lilbutterflie
I do not personally do it. I mention to parents...

I do not personally do it. I mention to parents if it becomes an issue.

Funny (or not so funny?) story about daycare providers trimming nails:

My SIL used to be a daycare provider and she did a...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-06-2012, 01:10 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,080
Posted By Lilbutterflie
Yay! I love days like that! I'm actually...

Yay! I love days like that!

I'm actually having one of those good days myself!

I decided to do a project with the kids- making a beaded icicle ornament from pipe cleaners and beads. GREAT fine...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-05-2012, 07:33 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,477
Posted By Lilbutterflie
I would charge anywhere from $8-$10 per day for...

I would charge anywhere from $8-$10 per day for this service.

Whichever rate you decide to go with, make it non-refundable and non-changing. By this I mean that whether you are able to drop off...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-05-2012, 06:56 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,381
Posted By Lilbutterflie
I go if I'm invited. For big milestones like the...

I go if I'm invited. For big milestones like the first birthday, I really enjoy going to them!!

BUT I have a small group and only have 4 daycare families. If I had a bigger group of kiddos, I'd...
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 12-04-2012, 01:17 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 7,379
Posted By Lilbutterflie
I don't like Pullups at all. Here are my reasons:...

I don't like Pullups at all. Here are my reasons:

-Have you ever noticed that pullups smell so much worse than diapers when they are soiled with urine??? Do a side by side comparison when you get...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-04-2012, 12:56 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,322
Posted By Lilbutterflie
As for child #1- I think it's normal for 2 yr...

As for child #1- I think it's normal for 2 yr olds to repeat things very often. You have a right to be suspicious though and watch for other signs of speech delay or being on the spectrum. But if...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-28-2012, 12:41 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,070
Posted By Lilbutterflie
I wonder if you can start doing showers for your...

I wonder if you can start doing showers for your 5 yr old at night? When my DD started kindergarten, she woke up, got dressed (I lay her clothes out the night before), had breakfast, brushed teeth &...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-28-2012, 12:24 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 33,930
Posted By Lilbutterflie
Hobby Lobby is where I got mine. Any craft store...

Hobby Lobby is where I got mine. Any craft store that sells fabric. I bought one yard of green felt that was glittery (I made sure the felt squares stuck to it before I bought it!) for $6.99. Then...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-28-2012, 09:47 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 6,510
Posted By Lilbutterflie
This is me all the way! I typically don't...

This is me all the way!

I typically don't wear makeup, though on occasion I will if I'm going out to dinner that night or something. I just figure that the kids really don't care if I'm wearing...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-28-2012, 09:43 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,446
Posted By Lilbutterflie
I just call the parents and say "Your child has...

I just call the parents and say "Your child has green nasal discharge which is most likely due to an infection. He/she needs to be picked up and seen by a doctor before returning to daycare."
...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-28-2012, 09:35 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 4,135
Posted By Lilbutterflie
LOL!!! I have never seen him wear anything...

LOL!!!

I have never seen him wear anything but athletic pants or sweat pants. He will be starting kindy next year though and the school does not allow athletic or sweat pants to be worn. I figure...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-28-2012, 09:27 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,446
Posted By Lilbutterflie
Yup, I hate snot, too! Don't we all?? I...

Yup, I hate snot, too! Don't we all??

I wish I could exclude for runny noses; but the fact of the matter is that parents would have to stay home all the time and never able to work if I did. I do...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-28-2012, 09:24 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 4,135
Posted By Lilbutterflie
I have a 4 yo DCB who goes commando EVERY day. I...

I have a 4 yo DCB who goes commando EVERY day. I don't really understand it and at first I was put off by it; but it hasn't really been an issue at all. He never has any potty accidents, and he is...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-27-2012, 12:07 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,173
Posted By Lilbutterflie
I have an Eclectus parrot. Having a bird in...

I have an Eclectus parrot. Having a bird in daycare is not a decision to take lightly. There are pros and cons; and a lot of things to think about! A cockatiel would be a little easier than a larger...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-27-2012, 08:45 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,325
Posted By Lilbutterflie
I use Goldbond lotion ALL day long. I try to...

I use Goldbond lotion ALL day long. I try to remember to use it after every hand wash.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-27-2012, 08:32 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 33,930
Posted By Lilbutterflie
For those that have done this... what is the best...

For those that have done this... what is the best way to stick the actual Christmas tree to the wall??
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-15-2012, 12:00 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,705
Posted By Lilbutterflie
I just gave up on parents dressing their kids...

I just gave up on parents dressing their kids warmly for the winter.

I keep a small backup stock of hats, gloves, and warm jackets for those parents who forget or dress them in light jackets...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-15-2012, 11:17 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 6,262
Posted By Lilbutterflie
happyfacehappyfaceYAY!!!!happyfacehappyface ...

happyfacehappyfaceYAY!!!!happyfacehappyface

Thanks for the update!!! I was going to be so very upset if you came out of it being angry with the outcome!

I cannot wait to see the show!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-09-2012, 01:49 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,057
Posted By Lilbutterflie
:):) I see a future traveler in this child's...

:):) I see a future traveler in this child's future! Maybe geologist, paleontologist, environmentalist. ;) I love to imagine what their futures hold for them! And how amazing that we get to be a...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-09-2012, 01:46 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,513
Posted By Lilbutterflie
I am so sorry, friend! All I can say is- Hang in...

I am so sorry, friend! All I can say is- Hang in there! And thank goodness you have the support of your husband as your assistant! At least you know the two of you are in this together and you have...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-09-2012, 01:39 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,057
Posted By Lilbutterflie
I find that toddlers and preschoolers have very...

I find that toddlers and preschoolers have very little concept of time. Even the 4 yr olds here will say they are going to school on Monday; but really they are referring to kindergarten next fall. ...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-09-2012, 01:30 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,353
Posted By Lilbutterflie
I do know how you feel. My step mom has very good...

I do know how you feel. My step mom has very good intentions, but she says things and gives "advice" in a very condescending and critical way. She doesn't think about things before she says them. We...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-08-2012, 11:34 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,748
Posted By Lilbutterflie
Sorry the kids are a little crazy today! Now it's...

Sorry the kids are a little crazy today! Now it's time for you to have some wine after work! :lol:

Guess what we are listening to today? Christmas music! I know, I know... we haven't had...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-08-2012, 07:58 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,255
Posted By Lilbutterflie
Could you trade in for a Ford E Series 15...

Could you trade in for a Ford E Series 15 passenger van? Then you can take all of them, still keep your same insurance, and you would be the only driver needed.

I personally would start making...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-07-2012, 11:24 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,769
Posted By Lilbutterflie
Anything with honey or nuts should not be given...

Anything with honey or nuts should not be given to any baby less than 12 months old.

If there is no history of food allergy in the family; I start giving honey or nut products after 12 mos (with...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-06-2012, 07:00 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 846
Posted By Lilbutterflie
Thank you for the kind words! Wine is good!...

Thank you for the kind words!

Wine is good! Cookies won tonight over cocktails, though! Cookie dough AND fresh baked cookies. Yum.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-06-2012, 07:00 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 846
Posted By Lilbutterflie
It was just for this week. Her work days changed...

It was just for this week. Her work days changed this week and I think the other provider did not have the openings.

The absolute biggest problem I determined is that at home she is allowed to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-06-2012, 01:56 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 846
Posted By Lilbutterflie
Now I Know Why...

All of you have warned against taking Drop Ins!!

About 2 months ago, I had a family come to interview for what I thought was my part time spot- Mon, Tues, Fri. During the interview they said they...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-06-2012, 11:15 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,611
Posted By Lilbutterflie
LOL! I used to rearrange frequently; but I...

LOL! I used to rearrange frequently; but I finally found the layout that I like the best and now I am sticking with it. There is something to be said about rearranging, though. I really see an...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-06-2012, 09:02 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,725
Posted By Lilbutterflie
I'm going today after my last daycare child is...

I'm going today after my last daycare child is picked up. The poll is open until 7pm. I was counting on my husband to watch the kids while I went to vote; but he is working late tonight. I decided to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-05-2012, 06:47 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,167
Posted By Lilbutterflie
Today mine were out of sorts and tired/whining...

Today mine were out of sorts and tired/whining due to the time change yesterday.

Is this behavior you see everyday? Or maybe just when she is tired?

I have one that asks for Mommy and Daddy a...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-05-2012, 06:38 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,410
Posted By Lilbutterflie
I've gotten one a lot like this, too! It's total...

I've gotten one a lot like this, too! It's total spam, scam, however you want to say it!

When it sounds fishy- it usually always is!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-05-2012, 01:31 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 6,262
Posted By Lilbutterflie
I think you certainly already have all your ducks...

I think you certainly already have all your ducks in a row; and I will be completely horrified and baffled if you do NOT win!!!

It is a very sad day for daycare providers when a provider gets...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-02-2012, 04:21 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,480
Posted By Lilbutterflie
That is a very good point about homemade blankets...

That is a very good point about homemade blankets with crocheted or knitted edges! They look so cute, but if the baby chews on it enough, the yarn will break and baby can easily get tangled in lots...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-01-2012, 09:25 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 873
Posted By Lilbutterflie
Mine are actually doing great today, too!...

Mine are actually doing great today, too! happyfacehappyfacehappyface

One of mine had a lot of candy last night according to his mom; and he is the only one out of sorts today (including 1...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-01-2012, 09:22 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,416
Posted By Lilbutterflie
You have to be careful with this. You can't...

You have to be careful with this. You can't discriminate against a disability and say you do not accept children with autism, or any other disability. But we CAN say yes or no based on whether you...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-01-2012, 07:37 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,451
Posted By Lilbutterflie
Nasty germ hand sucking & chewing is just part of...

Nasty germ hand sucking & chewing is just part of being a baby & toddler. :rolleyes: Our bodies are amazing things and can handle germy hands better than anyone can imagine (I majored in Biology in...
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 10-31-2012, 11:10 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,625
Posted By Lilbutterflie
I am not a big advocate of sweets, but this is...

I am not a big advocate of sweets, but this is one of those few days a year that is special and they get to have sweets! I want to be a part of making their day SPECIAL. We made pumpkin shaped...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-30-2012, 03:15 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 897
Posted By Lilbutterflie
I typically call the parent if it's a decent...

I typically call the parent if it's a decent injury, too. That way they aren't too surprised when they pick up; and somehow I think it reassures them that you are addressing it immediately.

Do...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-30-2012, 12:51 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,315
Posted By Lilbutterflie
I think there is a big difference between the...

I think there is a big difference between the true meaning of patience and being a pushover with no boundaries.

Here is the Wikipedia definition for patience: Patience (or forbearing) is the state...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-30-2012, 07:54 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,567
Posted By Lilbutterflie
Great variety of suggestions! likethis And I...

Great variety of suggestions! likethis

And I totally agree about their ability to mash up LOTS of soft foods with their gums. They do not necessarily need teeth to chew. And, when you think about...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-30-2012, 06:27 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 936
Posted By Lilbutterflie
No matter how many times this is mentioned; I...

No matter how many times this is mentioned; I STILL just can't get over how many parents are so quick to bring their child to daycare when they have the day off.

Why don't parents seem to want to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-29-2012, 12:48 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,086
Posted By Lilbutterflie
I had one almost exactly like this, except my...

I had one almost exactly like this, except my problems with her started more around when she was 6 mos old. My biggest issue with her was not eating well (she did the same thing you described with...
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 10-29-2012, 09:34 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,606
Posted By Lilbutterflie
Well, money always talks. If they ask to start...

Well, money always talks. If they ask to start bringing him earlier, give them an extra fee for the early arrival.

OR you could stop offering breakfast all together! Maybe if you feel guilty...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-29-2012, 09:26 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 857
Posted By Lilbutterflie
When I mentioned to his mom about my concerns for...

When I mentioned to his mom about my concerns for SPD, she got very nervous and did not say a word. She has not mentioned it again to this day, but I always bring up the symptoms I observe and how I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-29-2012, 09:18 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 857
Posted By Lilbutterflie
He sleeps in a wood crib at home; but his mom as...

He sleeps in a wood crib at home; but his mom as an extra wide bumper around it so he mainly rocks against the soft bumper.

If I hold him instead of letting him rock, he rocks against me....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-29-2012, 09:02 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 857
Posted By Lilbutterflie
Thanks for your response. He isn't rocking side...

Thanks for your response. He isn't rocking side to side (though if he is standing up sometimes he will). He sits down & leans his back against anything he can and rocks back and forth. Like he is on...
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 10-29-2012, 08:57 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,606
Posted By Lilbutterflie
I don't know if there is really much you can do...

I don't know if there is really much you can do since you've already mentioned your concern that he needs to eat prior to coming. Since you just mentioned it this morning, I would give it a week to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-29-2012, 08:47 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 857
Posted By Lilbutterflie
What To Do About A Rocker?

I have a daycare boy, almost 2 yrs, that rocks himself. All. The. Time. He'll rock himself against almost anything, a wall, the toy organizing shelves, the couch, and (my reason for concern) against...
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 10-29-2012, 07:23 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,957
Posted By Lilbutterflie
I usually spend about $10-$15 on each child, but...

I usually spend about $10-$15 on each child, but I only watch 3 children. :)

This year, though; I am crocheting them some super cute winter hats! Each hat will cost less than $5. :) My Angry Bird...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-29-2012, 07:17 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,519
Posted By Lilbutterflie
Prayers for everyone affected by the storm today!...

Prayers for everyone affected by the storm today!

On the positive side- at least it should be out of the way in time for Halloween!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-29-2012, 07:15 AM
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Views: 1,011
Posted By Lilbutterflie
Exactly this! likethis The only thing I like...

Exactly this! likethis

The only thing I like to add is that I answer them as quickly as possible, even if I know their needs wouldn't be met here (in which case I thank them for contacting me and...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-22-2012, 12:20 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,238
Posted By Lilbutterflie
The rule here is when they start climbing out of...

The rule here is when they start climbing out of the pack n play, it's time for nap mats (that's what we use here). I think that consistency is key. They get up, you say "No. Nite Nite." and put them...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-22-2012, 12:17 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,453
Posted By Lilbutterflie
I would like to add that there is still a good...

I would like to add that there is still a good chance that even though your husband's genetics predispose your child to asperger's; it doesn't mean that your child will have it. :)

My mom &...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-22-2012, 12:06 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,262
Posted By Lilbutterflie
My DS will be 5 soon and won't start kindy until...

My DS will be 5 soon and won't start kindy until next fall. 3 days/wk he is the only big kid with all the others being 1-2 yrs of age. He gets right down there with them and plays, and they play...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-22-2012, 10:00 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 916
Posted By Lilbutterflie
They are taking up your full time spot, so I...

They are taking up your full time spot, so I would definitely charge the full time rate!!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-17-2012, 04:34 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 4,683
Posted By Lilbutterflie
Don't be embarrassed! I really think the parent's...

Don't be embarrassed! I really think the parent's comment that they could never do your job was meant as a sympathy comment and maybe even a compliment for you.

The best thing I can advise is to...
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 10-17-2012, 01:50 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,860
Posted By Lilbutterflie
I really don't mind the texting; I too find that...

I really don't mind the texting; I too find that it is a very easy and quick way to relay information. If it's something that needs elaborate explanation; better to call. Otherwise, text away! As...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-17-2012, 09:45 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,084
Posted By Lilbutterflie
I think right at about 6-9 months has been my...

I think right at about 6-9 months has been my experience. I start teaching them at the finger pulling stage; by putting their hands on the bottles and my hands over theirs. If they want to let go, I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-17-2012, 07:30 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,239
Posted By Lilbutterflie
I got a Christmas gift from a daycare family. It...

I got a Christmas gift from a daycare family. It was 6 weeks AFTER Christmas. She kept telling me that she had it at home but kept forgetting it, blah blah blah. Then one day she called and said she...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-17-2012, 07:18 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,198
Posted By Lilbutterflie
That is AWFUL! First, that they would sue you for...

That is AWFUL! First, that they would sue you for services you already provided AND for punitive damages for a timeout (:confused::confused:). Second, that CA does not allow this or isn't clear on...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-16-2012, 07:19 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 834
Posted By Lilbutterflie
Soccermom- I have been contemplating changing my...

Soccermom- I have been contemplating changing my fees (decreasing them) and not serving lunch; like you are doing. My thought is that I would shifting the responsibility of their kids eating (and...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-16-2012, 05:47 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 974
Posted By Lilbutterflie
Thanks y'all! I just needed to vent and hear some...

Thanks y'all! I just needed to vent and hear some encouraging words. :)

I usually am open that day, because honestly I am NOT into the shopping thing on black friday. Don't like it. My husband is...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-16-2012, 04:44 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 974
Posted By Lilbutterflie
Just Need To Vent

I just need to vent. I've had a frustrating week already, and it's only Tuesday. :rolleyes:

I take 8 holidays per year, paid. Other than that, I RARELY take any time off at all. Even when my A/C...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-16-2012, 04:33 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 834
Posted By Lilbutterflie
Normally I say our job is serve the healthy food;...

Normally I say our job is serve the healthy food; and if they eat it they eat it. If they don't they don't. When kids are hungry they will eat.

BUT I have one exactly like this. His list of...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-16-2012, 01:21 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,116
Posted By Lilbutterflie
Love that quote! Love that movie!...

Love that quote! Love that movie! lovethislovethis

I agree with all the others, friend. Turn your phone off or leave it at home. Let your husband carry his phone on vibrate just in case it's an...
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 10-16-2012, 07:59 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,093
Posted By Lilbutterflie
My own 2 cents on this (I have a biology degree)-...

My own 2 cents on this (I have a biology degree)- I think such a thing as a center for sick children would be a very BAD idea. When anyone gets sick, their immune systems are extremely compromised...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-16-2012, 07:50 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,288
Posted By Lilbutterflie
I have a DCB just like this. I have a special...

I have a DCB just like this. I have a special bench that he goes to when he cries. When he is done crying, he can get up and continue to play.

Same situation here- the parents feed into it every...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-16-2012, 07:36 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,678
Posted By Lilbutterflie
I think the 3 part timers is still the way to go....

I think the 3 part timers is still the way to go. She seems like the type of person who WILL leave if she thinks she has found a better fit. She'll drop you in a heart beat- even after paying the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-16-2012, 07:27 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,116
Posted By Lilbutterflie
Yup! That pretty much sums it up- short & to the...

Yup! That pretty much sums it up- short & to the point! Don't stress out about it- every child care provider either has to get a sub or ask parents to pick up early for appointments. Just because we...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-15-2012, 03:03 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,700
Posted By Lilbutterflie
2 Yr Old Speech- Dropping End Consonants

My 23 mo DCB has a fairly decent vocabulary; but he still does not speak clearly at all. Most of the problem is that he does not put consonants at the end of his words. The only one he sometimes uses...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-15-2012, 08:22 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,991
Posted By Lilbutterflie
I think that you have every right to require a...

I think that you have every right to require a doctor's note if he has diarrhea again. I have in my contract that I have the right to require a doctor's note for return to daycare at my own...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-12-2012, 08:10 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,298
Posted By Lilbutterflie
This is all excellent advice! likethis I was...

This is all excellent advice! likethis I was about to say something exactly like this before I read it!

The only other thing I can say is that maybe you could explain to your husband that you need...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-11-2012, 11:16 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,181
Posted By Lilbutterflie
This is something I have a hard time finding a...

This is something I have a hard time finding a back bone with. I'm getting there, but I really hate confrontation.

My parents have contracted hours, too. But it always seems like the TELL me what...
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