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Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-07-2019, 09:17 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 652
Posted By Leigh
I think we probably see more crazy, as a group,...

I think we probably see more crazy, as a group, than MOST other occupations!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-07-2019, 09:16 PM
Replies: 5,507
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 586,364
Posted By Leigh
I'm sure it is sad to read! I am so used to it...

I'm sure it is sad to read! I am so used to it that I don't even think of it being sad anymore. I get angry about it. HOW could they let him spend all that time here? How could they not miss him?...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-07-2019, 09:12 PM
Replies: 5,507
Sticky: Venting Thread
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Posted By Leigh
I didn't write that very clearly. This boy IS...

I didn't write that very clearly. This boy IS the "extra" child. The boy that stays with us is the boy that was only supposed to be with the family for a short time. The couple caring for him has...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-07-2019, 02:18 PM
Replies: 5,507
Sticky: Venting Thread
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Posted By Leigh
I have had one here for the last 4 Christmases...

I have had one here for the last 4 Christmases (same kid), along with Thanksgiving, Independence Day and more. He wasn't here just for the day, either, but for 4-10 days. We love him very much, and...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-07-2019, 02:14 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 652
Posted By Leigh
likethis I agree. When they burn bridges with...

likethis I agree. When they burn bridges with me (no show for interview, sign on and then don't show up, etc.), I block their number on my phone and block them on social media (even though we...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-07-2019, 02:06 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 652
Posted By Leigh
You didn't see the merch table?:lol:

You didn't see the merch table?:lol:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-06-2019, 08:39 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 354
Posted By Leigh
I had one show up at 5:10 for a 5:30 drop off! I...

I had one show up at 5:10 for a 5:30 drop off! I was in bed. My husband (who was getting ready for work) comes to the bedroom door and tells me that I have a kid here. I tell him in a voice that...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-06-2019, 08:32 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,703
Posted By Leigh
It can be a big deal when there are 11 other kids...

It can be a big deal when there are 11 other kids who need you and you can't be worried about catering to a parent who has a fantasy that her kid is potty trained. Potty trained kids need ZERO...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-06-2019, 08:28 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 299
Posted By Leigh
Wow! I had no idea that Nutramigen needed a...

Wow! I had no idea that Nutramigen needed a note! I had a kid on it 2 years ago, and my sponsor was aware (because it was listed on his enrollment form) and never was asked for one. The Nutramigen...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-06-2019, 08:23 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 505
Posted By Leigh
I wouldn't agree with ending it. It would mean...

I wouldn't agree with ending it. It would mean sundown an hour earlier in summer. That messes with me golfing. That would be not OK. If we used the summertime hours as permanent hours, I'd be...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-06-2019, 08:18 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 652
Posted By Leigh
Got the T-shirt, too!

Got the T-shirt, too!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-06-2019, 08:17 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 772
Posted By Leigh
I don't like it here-----Well, I'm sorry to hear...

I don't like it here-----Well, I'm sorry to hear that! I like it when you come here!

When is my mom coming?---5pm, after naptime and snack.

When is my mom coming? (round 2)---I have already...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-01-2019, 12:00 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 373
Posted By Leigh
I make my own cream: 40% zinc oxide desitin,...

I make my own cream: 40% zinc oxide desitin, cortisone OINTMENT (not cream), terbinafine antifungal cream (equal parts all). I have the best luck with this, and I make large amounts and send it...
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 11-01-2019, 11:28 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 747
Posted By Leigh
I didn't respond to the question, but I am very...

I didn't respond to the question, but I am very curious as to how Halloween worked out for you.

I don't believe the childcare's rule had ANYTHING to do with religion, but with actual "scary"...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-31-2019, 11:34 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 550
Posted By Leigh
This behavior is often caused by insecurity. ...

This behavior is often caused by insecurity. Either the parents aren't letting him know that they can/will meet the child's needs or they aren't setting appropriate boundaries. I respond with "...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-31-2019, 11:20 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 338
Posted By Leigh
She should be eating as much as SHE wants to. ...

She should be eating as much as SHE wants to. I'd require much more breast milk (I have had breastfed kids taking 8 oz bottles 3-4 times a day at 6 months of age sometimes), along with more solids. ...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-31-2019, 11:15 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 624
Posted By Leigh
Exactly. And, if it keeps happening, the...

Exactly. And, if it keeps happening, the consequence is not big enough to be a deterrent. $1/min, $2/min aren't enough to keep them from being late or even enough for them to think it is worth...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-31-2019, 10:25 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 785
Posted By Leigh
First, DHS and licensing have NOTHING to do with...

First, DHS and licensing have NOTHING to do with this. Reporting to them won't help your case. She has not violated any licensing rules.

Second, it is EIGHT miles, not eighty. I doubt that you...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-31-2019, 08:57 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,982
Posted By Leigh
Soy does tend to be more likely to constipate. I...

Soy does tend to be more likely to constipate. I just use a bit of prune juice in place of water when mixing once a day (1/2 oz to 2 oz, depending on age and what the child needs), and that helps. ...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-16-2019, 12:58 PM
Replies: 5,507
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 586,364
Posted By Leigh
Wow! First, I would assume that the child is...

Wow! First, I would assume that the child is actually sick-maybe sent home yesterday? Second, I would ask that mom HOW she manages to work out for SIX straight hours! Is she an Olympian?
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 10-16-2019, 12:46 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 312
Posted By Leigh
Around the 4th month, babies begin to realize...

Around the 4th month, babies begin to realize that you will return to them if you set them down or leave their sight. It usually does get better then. What YOU can do? Get down on the floor with...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-10-2019, 01:22 PM
Replies: 5,507
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 586,364
Posted By Leigh
Best of luck with your Baby Fight Club! I have...

Best of luck with your Baby Fight Club! I have had a few toys that I've had to give away because they were TOO loved. Causing bites and punches. Sad that it comes to that, but they're too young to...
Forum: Book Club - Reviews / Suggestions 10-09-2019, 07:44 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,773
Posted By Leigh
For mystery readers, I really enoyed Harold...

For mystery readers, I really enoyed Harold Adams' books.

If you like romance even a LITTLE bit, Jane Ashley Converse has 2 books out that are AWESOME. I don't usually choose that type of book,...
Forum: Reggio / Waldorf / Forest Kindergarten / Granola / Natural - Learning Methods 10-09-2019, 07:36 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 8,781
Posted By Leigh
What a great idea to use pipes! Mine at this age...

What a great idea to use pipes! Mine at this age love cardboard boxes of all sized, mixing bowls, measuring cups, kitchen utensils, anything stackable, anything climbable, and toy tools (hammer,...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-07-2019, 12:39 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 346
Posted By Leigh
All you need to tell the DOL is that you quit...

All you need to tell the DOL is that you quit your job, and that you requested your final paychecks be mailed to you, and that your former employer didn't send them. Ask them to help you get your...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-29-2019, 06:37 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 741
Posted By Leigh
I had a mom who didn't believe me when I sent her...

I had a mom who didn't believe me when I sent her son home for diarrhea. Next time, I saved every diaper and handed them to her when she picked him up, so that she could see them.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-23-2019, 09:12 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 861
Posted By Leigh
They WANT you to sign it. You have no obligation...

They WANT you to sign it. You have no obligation to do so.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-21-2019, 05:25 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 2,923
Posted By Leigh
That's totally how it works here. I made more at...

That's totally how it works here. I made more at my union job 20 years ago than I could make in the workforce now. I wasn't rich, but I made a FAIR wage, that was more equitable than people make...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-15-2019, 11:40 AM
Replies: 5,507
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 586,364
Posted By Leigh
It could be that he is showing you who is boss by...

It could be that he is showing you who is boss by bossing his mom into taking off his shoes and by showing you that he doesn't have to do it himself because he has a servant for that. Try putting...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-12-2019, 05:54 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 547
Posted By Leigh
You don't owe anyone an explaination. You're not...

You don't owe anyone an explaination. You're not asking your boss for a raise-you are raising the rates that you charge for your services. They can take it or leave it.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-27-2019, 03:05 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,143
Posted By Leigh
I don't allow parents to carry kids in or out if...

I don't allow parents to carry kids in or out if they can walk. A couple of years ago, I kept reminding a BIG 4 year old that he could walk himself on his way out the door, and that he was too big...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-18-2019, 11:07 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 698
Posted By Leigh
When it is for non-payment, I absolutely let them...

When it is for non-payment, I absolutely let them know the reason. EVERY time that I had ever let a parent start without a deposit, they screwed me over on payment. That was how I learned that if...
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 04-30-2019, 11:05 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,134
Posted By Leigh
I have to disagree with the others about the...

I have to disagree with the others about the provider breaching contract. The parent agreed to transportation for "other activities", which would encompass personal errands, in my opinion. The...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-19-2019, 02:43 PM
Replies: 5,507
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 586,364
Posted By Leigh
I have had SO MANY daycare kids who are SO SMART...

I have had SO MANY daycare kids who are SO SMART that they have taught themselves the alphabet, how to count, how to write their letters, phonic sounds, Spanish...I have been so lucky to have all...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-11-2019, 04:58 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,201
Posted By Leigh
I felt this way about jump-a-roos and other...

I felt this way about jump-a-roos and other "containment" devices, but one of my kids' physical therapists had ordered me to put him in the jumparoo and leave him there as much of the day as he would...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-11-2019, 04:31 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,201
Posted By Leigh
They won't prevent rolling over. If it had a 5...

They won't prevent rolling over. If it had a 5 pt harness, maybe, but kids should NEVER sleep in one!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-11-2019, 10:31 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,201
Posted By Leigh
I love the Rock and Play at daycare-I use it to...

I love the Rock and Play at daycare-I use it to take the newborns with me into the kitchen while making lunch, or to sit them next to me while I do paperwork, or even to take them into the bathroom...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-11-2019, 10:20 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 464
Posted By Leigh
I went years without illness spreading around...

I went years without illness spreading around daycare. Last year, our school district started pushing "no more than four". They push for kids to miss no more than 4 days of school per year, which...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-10-2019, 03:16 PM
Replies: 5,507
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 586,364
Posted By Leigh
The money would be nice. I want it to happen...

The money would be nice. I want it to happen (almost) just to hit them where it hurts. Their kid never, ever misses a minute of daycare.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-10-2019, 03:15 PM
Replies: 5,507
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 586,364
Posted By Leigh
I'll be safe-I'm not going anywhere for a long...

I'll be safe-I'm not going anywhere for a long time!:) We have already had 8-9 inches, and we are supposed to end with 25-30 inches. My brother and my nephew live in Blaine-they're supposed to get...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-10-2019, 01:25 PM
Replies: 5,507
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 586,364
Posted By Leigh
Major blizzard. I am down to 4 dck's, 2 will be...

Major blizzard. I am down to 4 dck's, 2 will be picked up any minute, 1 has parents whose work never lets them leave for weather. The last one, though -Mom is a teacher and school got out 2 hours...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-08-2019, 03:13 PM
Replies: 5,507
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 586,364
Posted By Leigh
:lol: I hope it works out for you! I can BUILD...

:lol: I hope it works out for you! I can BUILD things, I can FIX things, but I can NOT CRAFT things!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-08-2019, 11:46 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 857
Posted By Leigh
I used to work for my dad when I was a kid. I...

I used to work for my dad when I was a kid. I asked him for a raise and he said "How's about I just let you keep your job?". :lol: Reading this post made me remember that. "How's about I just let...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-08-2019, 09:19 AM
Replies: 5,507
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 586,364
Posted By Leigh
Ugh. I hate that, too! I found a complete set...

Ugh. I hate that, too! I found a complete set of kitchen cabinets for sale recently that matched mine for sale for $300. I needed the pantry for my kitchen, and was going to use the others for a...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-28-2019, 12:11 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,132
Posted By Leigh
I was subpoenaed over the summer to testify on...

I was subpoenaed over the summer to testify on behalf of a former DCM. Her attorney had me write an affidavit as to what I witnessed, and I was not required to attend court.
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 02-28-2019, 08:07 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 701
Posted By Leigh
At this point, I would just block both of their...

At this point, I would just block both of their numbers and enjoy your life in peace.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-08-2019, 08:16 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,037
Posted By Leigh
Maybe something like this?: ...

Maybe something like this?: https://www.nestedbean.com/products/zen-sack-classic

I haven't tried it, but I know that a weighted blanket helps ME sleep, and other providers have told me that their...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-07-2019, 02:55 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,323
Posted By Leigh
:lol::lol:likethis I would look into selling...

:lol::lol:likethis

I would look into selling a kidney on the black market before I willingly started a relationship with this DCM.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-06-2019, 06:33 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 752
Posted By Leigh
I save a LOT of money by using grocery delivery. ...

I save a LOT of money by using grocery delivery. I no longer add things to my cart that aren't on my list (I'm very guilty of this in the produce aisle-I see bell peppers, think I will make fajitas...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-06-2019, 06:29 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 607
Posted By Leigh
Soy milk is a nutritionally equivalent dairy...

Soy milk is a nutritionally equivalent dairy substitute, if the fluid milk requirement is the only thing holding you back from the food program.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-06-2019, 06:25 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 606
Posted By Leigh
I use an electronic safe. In my previous home, I...

I use an electronic safe. In my previous home, I was able to use a higher shelf in my hall closet and just put a lock on the closet door. Unfortunately, my current house has NO hall closet, NO...
Forum: Daycare Menus, Breakfast, Lunch and Snack Ideas 02-05-2019, 09:35 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 692
Posted By Leigh
Mushrooms, potatoes, tomatoes, sweet potatoes,...

Mushrooms, potatoes, tomatoes, sweet potatoes, bell peppers, and beets are some vegetables that go over well for breakfast.

With pancakes or french toast? Could you puree vegetables to put IN the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-31-2019, 09:34 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 910
Posted By Leigh
I wouldn't consider her "watching" your child. ...

I wouldn't consider her "watching" your child. She hosted a playdate for her own child.

I would tell her that you can't take a SA for the day because it would put you out of ratio. For me, it...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-30-2019, 09:19 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 652
Posted By Leigh
I would be so grateful for the delay. Kids start...

I would be so grateful for the delay. Kids start formal education MUCH too early, and this lets your daughter do what she is made to do: play and explore. I would never try to slip her into school...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-30-2019, 09:18 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 570
Posted By Leigh
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Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-29-2019, 06:00 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 834
Posted By Leigh
When we had our first snow storm of the year, I...

When we had our first snow storm of the year, I reminded my parents that I am open, but if their child gets stuck with me overnight, that I charge $200 for overnight care. After I started telling...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-29-2019, 05:46 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,330
Posted By Leigh
As a parent, I think I would appreciate being...

As a parent, I think I would appreciate being there when my child was asked this. It would give me the chance to explain any new "boo-boos". Kids nearly always have trouble explaining exactly how...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-23-2019, 10:12 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 634
Posted By Leigh
Psychologists say that hitting is a "normal"...

Psychologists say that hitting is a "normal" behavior up to about age 7. Acceptable? No. Normal? Yes.

3 years is a common age for hitting, IME. It is usually pretty easily dealt with by...
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 01-17-2019, 04:05 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 570
Posted By Leigh
I had a DCM smash into my brand new grill in my...

I had a DCM smash into my brand new grill in my driveway (pushed it into the garage door frame a messed that up pretty good, too). I wasn't able to write off because the grill wasn't used for...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-10-2019, 11:40 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 844
Posted By Leigh
I have accepted Venmo. I only paid a fee if I...

I have accepted Venmo. I only paid a fee if I chose an instant transfer. If I did a regular transfer, my money would show up the next day, rather than same day. Either way, the fee was nominal,...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-08-2019, 06:07 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,228
Posted By Leigh
When kids ask what's for lunch, the answer is...

When kids ask what's for lunch, the answer is always the same "we're having take it or leave it".

When a child says they don't like something: "I'll never make you eat something you don't like,...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-08-2019, 03:25 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,705
Posted By Leigh
My understanding is that those on team "ounce an...

My understanding is that those on team "ounce an hour" feel that the child should learn to view the breast as a place to get more food, and the bottle as something that gives them less food. They...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-04-2019, 10:48 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 504
Posted By Leigh
This. And, yes. Every time until they start...

This. And, yes. Every time until they start doing it on their own. Plan on it taking weeks, not days. When you walk them there, give your potty command, then praise them for doing their business...
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 01-03-2019, 09:53 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 684
Posted By Leigh
If I am understanding correctly, your DD wants...

If I am understanding correctly, your DD wants you to look over your preparer's shoulder as they enter your data?

Would you let a parent stay at daycare and look over your shoulder while you...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-18-2018, 05:49 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,081
Posted By Leigh
I absolutely agree. 75 minutes late would have...

I absolutely agree. 75 minutes late would have been a $150 late fee due immediately and a termination on the spot. The spot wouldn't have been my home, either. I'd have taken the child with me to...
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 12-17-2018, 07:37 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,883
Posted By Leigh
Our state's licensing requires only that if we...

Our state's licensing requires only that if we have written contracts or policies, that ALL parents receive the same policies. We don't have to provide a contract or policies. Last year's federal...
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 12-13-2018, 11:31 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,883
Posted By Leigh
It isn't unheard of for a provider to not have...

It isn't unheard of for a provider to not have written policies. I wouldn't let that bother me. I prefer to have them written and acknowledged to prevent situations such as yours. Of the providers...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-20-2018, 09:33 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,029
Posted By Leigh
I'd call the police non-emergency line, and ask...

I'd call the police non-emergency line, and ask for an officer (there is likely at least one patrolling the area after school, anyway) to speak the the children about what they're doing and tell them...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-15-2018, 05:35 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,144
Posted By Leigh
I'd remind him that the 2 weeks' deposit doesn't...

I'd remind him that the 2 weeks' deposit doesn't cover his late fee, only the notice period, and that he still owes the late fees. Then, block him. He won't be able to get through with his next...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-15-2018, 01:19 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 739
Posted By Leigh
You can absolutely enforce your policies. If the...

You can absolutely enforce your policies. If the child is being picked up at noon and nap ends at 3, just tell the parents that you will no longer allow drop offs at nap time because it disrupts the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-14-2018, 12:50 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,476
Posted By Leigh
Since the post was already bumped... My 12...

Since the post was already bumped...

My 12 year old Bissell finally died on me, and though I didn't want to spend the money, I bought he Bissell Big Green Clean Machine (the commercial style).
...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-13-2018, 10:16 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,577
Posted By Leigh
Absolutely this. They're telling you that they...

Absolutely this. They're telling you that they want YOU to pay for their kids' absence because they don't feel that you are worth enough for them to pay you to keep the spots open.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-19-2018, 10:20 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 880
Posted By Leigh
Maybe start HIS meals before the other kids' and...

Maybe start HIS meals before the other kids' and get the pooping out of the way before feeding the other kids?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-19-2018, 08:43 AM
Replies: 1,141
Views: 226,333
Posted By Leigh
It may be worth having cameras in my house just...

It may be worth having cameras in my house just to catch moments like this!:lol:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-19-2018, 08:42 AM
Replies: 1,141
Views: 226,333
Posted By Leigh
That would be hilarious! Were any of them...

That would be hilarious! Were any of them worried? Confused? I can only imagine the looks on their faces!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-14-2018, 11:12 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 998
Posted By Leigh
A.T.T.E.N.T.I.O.N. that's why.

A.T.T.E.N.T.I.O.N. that's why.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-13-2018, 03:20 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 998
Posted By Leigh
Is it possible that the adults are just...

Is it possible that the adults are just unconsciously communicating to the kids that they can't do certain things without their security items......

It is not just possible, but it is the case in...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-08-2018, 06:59 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 774
Posted By Leigh
Hopefully, the parents will tell you that they...

Hopefully, the parents will tell you that they will miss you. Then, you can cheerfully respond "and I'd LIKE to say the same to you!" with a smile on your face. :lol:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-08-2018, 12:30 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 787
Posted By Leigh
You did more for her than I would have already. ...

You did more for her than I would have already. No way do I answer the door at drop off time on my holidays. I set my phone to do not disturb, take the dogs into my room, take my son into my room,...
Forum: Daycare Menus, Breakfast, Lunch and Snack Ideas 10-04-2018, 01:15 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,530
Posted By Leigh
Mix up cubed or shredded chicken with a can of...

Mix up cubed or shredded chicken with a can of cream of onion soup, a can of cream of celery soup, a bag of mixed vegetables, and 2 cups of cheddar cheese. Stir in garlic powder, salt, and pepper. ...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-03-2018, 07:12 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 577
Posted By Leigh
I have one now that could probably go hours...

I have one now that could probably go hours without any other human interaction-all he cares about is exploring, learning to walk (he is cruising and standing independently for a few seconds at a...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-28-2018, 05:33 PM
Replies: 5,507
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 586,364
Posted By Leigh
I would post a link to the state website to...

I would post a link to the state website to search for licensed providers (make sure that the link is the one for your city that lists only you) with a message that says "Here's a link for you to the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-22-2018, 07:52 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 748
Posted By Leigh
I think our sponsors may enter their own codes? ...

I think our sponsors may enter their own codes? 33 is Papaya for me. 75 doesn't exist under bread for me. Sun Chips/Doritos isn't an option for me when I type it in, nor are raisins. They did...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-21-2018, 07:04 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 748
Posted By Leigh
I didn't know anyone could serve raisins! My...

I didn't know anyone could serve raisins! My sponsor, at least, won't allow them.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-21-2018, 06:36 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 748
Posted By Leigh
CACFP in After School Programs?

Our local Boys and Girls Club has an all day daycare as well as an after school program. I saw one of their Facebook ads today that was touting their healthy meals and snacks. In their photos, kids...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-19-2018, 08:30 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 919
Posted By Leigh
Did any of your clients get raises in the last 3...

Did any of your clients get raises in the last 3 years? I'm sure they did. Why would they deserve a raise, and why would you NOT deserve one? I'd not only raise your rates to at least your area's...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-14-2018, 01:22 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,753
Posted By Leigh
I don't understand what you are wanting from the...

I don't understand what you are wanting from the preschool. Could you elaborate on what you were hoping to sue them for?
Forum: Daycare Menus, Breakfast, Lunch and Snack Ideas 09-14-2018, 10:57 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 896
Posted By Leigh
One WG per day is the minimum requirement, so all...

One WG per day is the minimum requirement, so all of the crackers that you listed would be creditable if you had served WG at another meal. I TRY to use WG as much as possible, but I find that...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-12-2018, 11:24 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 41,826
Posted By Leigh
:lol::lol::lol::lol::lol::lol::lol: SCIENCE. ...

:lol::lol::lol::lol::lol::lol::lol: SCIENCE. It's real. Crazies on the internet? Not so much.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-05-2018, 08:11 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,026
Posted By Leigh
I find 12 to be much easier than 6. I'm licensed...

I find 12 to be much easier than 6. I'm licensed for 12 plus 2 before and after school. I have 16 enrolled, 2 are before school kids, 2 are after school kids. I sometimes have 12 at once, but I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-29-2018, 09:36 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 978
Posted By Leigh
FOR GOD'S SAKE TAKE THIS POST DOWN BEFORE WE ALL...

FOR GOD'S SAKE TAKE THIS POST DOWN BEFORE WE ALL ARE FORCED BY OUR STATES TO WRITE UP A 4 PAGE "RACCOON RESPONSE PLAN"!!!

:lol::lol::lol::lol::lol::lol::lol::lol::lol::lol::lol::lol::lol::lol::lol:
Forum: Daycare Menus, Breakfast, Lunch and Snack Ideas 08-26-2018, 08:58 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 992
Posted By Leigh
You'll not be able to serve anything other than...

You'll not be able to serve anything other than dairy or soy unless you have a medical statement.
Forum: Daycare Menus, Breakfast, Lunch and Snack Ideas 08-26-2018, 08:58 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 992
Posted By Leigh
Medical statements are allowed. I have served...

Medical statements are allowed. I have served rice milk and almond milk with medical statements (the statements will be something like NO dairy milk---substitute almond milk). As long as it is in...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-23-2018, 01:51 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,191
Posted By Leigh
I know of a pair of sisters who have a childcare,...

I know of a pair of sisters who have a childcare, and they lie down and nap with the kids every day. They're unlicensed/unregistered. It's legal.

If you are registered or licensed in my state,...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-20-2018, 02:06 PM
Replies: 1,141
Views: 226,333
Posted By Leigh
My nephew (29 now) and I were talking when he was...

My nephew (29 now) and I were talking when he was in high school. I said something about a record (album), and he said "what's a record?". I still remember using a reel to reel machine, the "ditto"...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-19-2018, 04:49 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,074
Posted By Leigh
#1: I'm betting that at least half of parents...

#1: I'm betting that at least half of parents are like this.

#2: That's a big nope at my daycare

#3: I'd NEVER take a child who I know has a biting issue

#4: I wouldn't have an issue...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-17-2018, 09:01 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,406
Posted By Leigh
I tell them that they don't HAVE to like each...

I tell them that they don't HAVE to like each other or be friends, but they DO have to respect each other, and that yelling "you're not my friend" isn't respectful. Then, sometimes, we need to work...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-10-2018, 08:29 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,642
Posted By Leigh
I have the kids sit at the table until everyone...

I have the kids sit at the table until everyone is done for two reasons:

1. Good manners
2. If one child leaves to play, the other kids tend to follow even if they aren't done eating. If they...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-09-2018, 06:54 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 825
Posted By Leigh
Do this! Also, don't wait for parents to leave...

Do this! Also, don't wait for parents to leave to put her in time out! She is still getting her reward until the parent leaves. Put her in time out the moment the behavior happens-obviously, the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-09-2018, 06:50 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,642
Posted By Leigh
Exactly. I have two of those kids right now. ...

Exactly. I have two of those kids right now. Not hungry? OK, I would never make you eat anything that you don't want to. It's "disgusting"? You don't like that kind" OK, I would never make you...
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