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Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum Yesterday, 04:34 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 637
Posted By Ariana
This is 100% the hardest part of my job. ...

This is 100% the hardest part of my job. Professionally I am obligated to let parents know about development issues but I have stopped. It is too stressful and I have rarely found parents who will...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-14-2019, 06:05 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 637
Posted By Ariana
Good for you! Glad you are relieving some...

Good for you! Glad you are relieving some stress!

I had a mom whose child had ASD and the whole situation made me very depressed. I didn’t quite get it until I was out of it for a few months. ...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-14-2019, 07:04 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 222
Posted By Ariana
Possibly red dye? Or is this real natural foods...

Possibly red dye? Or is this real natural foods not in a jar?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-12-2019, 02:04 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 353
Posted By Ariana
:hug::hug: I was just in this funk and read...

:hug::hug:

I was just in this funk and read the book “Finding your smile again” and it was life changing! The resource that BC posted is also amazing. Burnout is VERY common in an occupation...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-11-2019, 04:15 PM
Replies: 5,177
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 536,362
Posted By Ariana
My most difficult family added an extra day this...

My most difficult family added an extra day this summer. Parents have the exact same job nothing has changed and the kids were only here 2 days last summer. I am not sure how I will survive. 2...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-11-2019, 08:40 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 231
Posted By Ariana
I have a private FB group for parents, they join...

I have a private FB group for parents, they join once they start. I like this way better because it is private and I don’t have to hide children's faces and can talk candidly about our day and the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-10-2019, 01:52 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 239
Posted By Ariana
The kids grew strawberry plants as part of our...

The kids grew strawberry plants as part of our theme of “plant life cycles”. They made Chicks and Hens plants for moms day.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-10-2019, 11:47 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 635
Posted By Ariana
Unfortunately this mom was within her contracted...

Unfortunately this mom was within her contracted hours and came before I closed so no late fees, she was just “late” considering she was not working! Its hilarious really! She goes on and on about...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-09-2019, 04:49 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 194
Posted By Ariana
I have a home alarm system and all of my doors...

I have a home alarm system and all of my doors have sensors. When a door is open it sounds an alarm that says “patio door open” or “front door open”. Once for a vacation rental in Cape Cod I bought...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-09-2019, 04:41 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 214
Posted By Ariana
For me its 24 hours after last time they puked so...

For me its 24 hours after last time they puked so a kid would normally be out for two days minimum. Its unfortunate that with stomach flu they can be contagious for weeks afterwards! My own...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-07-2019, 07:11 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 635
Posted By Ariana
I saw it too! The new generation is very self...

I saw it too! The new generation is very self absorbed. Why have kids?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-07-2019, 01:50 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 635
Posted By Ariana
Thats usually how it goes when they have the day...

Thats usually how it goes when they have the day off! Haha!

I was waiting last week for one kid to be picked up, everyone else got picked up on time. Her mom wasn’t even working and she was late...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-07-2019, 08:36 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 635
Posted By Ariana
Yup hear it ALL. THE. TIME!! I mean without...

Yup hear it ALL. THE. TIME!! I mean without these super selfish moms I wouldn’t have a job but c’mon!!

One hour :rolleyes:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-05-2019, 04:59 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 147
Posted By Ariana
I do it every second year and we love it! I have...

I do it every second year and we love it! I have so many resources to go with it so it makes sense for me. At $75 for 15 cats though it is pricey. We do Painted Lady butterflies. I have never had...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-05-2019, 08:04 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 504
Posted By Ariana
No judgement from me! I just want to say my kids...

No judgement from me! I just want to say my kids are likewise well behaved and well adjusted and I also get compliments but they are not spanked. I think the common denominator is consequences for...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-04-2019, 03:54 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 266
Posted By Ariana
YES!! I have a bum ankle and a bum knee on my...

YES!! I have a bum ankle and a bum knee on my left side. I was carrying a bunch of stuff in the yard and when I stepped off the deck my foot went into a hole and really injured my ankle. It hurt...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-04-2019, 03:37 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 312
Posted By Ariana
I usually do Scholastic books because you can get...

I usually do Scholastic books because you can get them for $2 a book and then I will pick up little things here and there if I see it on sale and think a kid would like it. But I have about 20 books...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-03-2019, 07:33 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 504
Posted By Ariana
I have a private FB page for parents where I...

I have a private FB page for parents where I casually post articles I want parents to read. Do you have something like this? Are you friends with the parents on FB where you could share an article...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-03-2019, 03:00 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 334
Posted By Ariana
:eek:

:eek:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-03-2019, 02:59 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 334
Posted By Ariana
Mine is $1million but I am Canadian and we don’t...

Mine is $1million but I am Canadian and we don’t generally sue as much :lol:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-03-2019, 07:11 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,030
Posted By Ariana
I really liked the Swiffer cordless sweeper. The...

I really liked the Swiffer cordless sweeper. The first one I had lasted forever but then the handle broke so I got another one which stopped working after a year. Maybe I just bought a dud? I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-03-2019, 07:03 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 157
Posted By Ariana
I have white and coloured paper, washable markers...

I have white and coloured paper, washable markers and crayons out for “open art” all the time. Paints, glue, clay or any of those things come out for a special planned time where I can supervise...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-03-2019, 07:01 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 248
Posted By Ariana
I tell parents that “for sanitary reasons new...

I tell parents that “for sanitary reasons new potty learners MUST be in pullups at all times. Other children cannot be exposed to urine and I do not have the time to properly sanitize while...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-03-2019, 06:57 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 215
Posted By Ariana
That looks super cool and I know a few ladies...

That looks super cool and I know a few ladies that have a similar one and they basically use it for grocery shopping and exercise walking. I think it would be worth it if this is what you used it...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-31-2019, 02:13 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 334
Posted By Ariana
Anyone on your property is your responsibility as...

Anyone on your property is your responsibility as a home owner so with parents being there doesn’t matter unfortunately.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-31-2019, 11:23 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 318
Posted By Ariana
Good luck :hug:

Good luck :hug:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-31-2019, 11:22 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 245
Posted By Ariana
Good for you! I hope they take you seriously :)

Good for you! I hope they take you seriously :)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-30-2019, 05:51 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 245
Posted By Ariana
I tell the parents that we need to come up with a...

I tell the parents that we need to come up with a behaviour management plan that we both stick to or I will have to terminate care. I also inquire about how they handle this at home and how much...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-30-2019, 02:13 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,670
Posted By Ariana
I think this is a good reminder to really stay...

I think this is a good reminder to really stay out of peoples business. Sometimes we take a sympathetic ear to a complaining spouse and we might agree or say things ourselves and the next thing you...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-30-2019, 11:47 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 344
Posted By Ariana
Doing everything for them and not teaching them...

Doing everything for them and not teaching them any skills. Even to get them to attempt to try to do something themselves. So for example an almost two year old in my home has to attempt to put on...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-30-2019, 11:45 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 318
Posted By Ariana
Due to ongoing issues that are not being resolved...

Due to ongoing issues that are not being resolved I have come to the decision to terminate care effective immediately. The ongoing safety of the children in my care is of the utmost importance to me...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-30-2019, 10:18 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 344
Posted By Ariana
When I worked at a centre there were teachers...

When I worked at a centre there were teachers that would baby the kids and it would drive me crazy! Haha. Everyone has their own way of being and the reality is that not everyone has to be the same....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-29-2019, 04:08 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 347
Posted By Ariana
The only issue you mentioned causing you stress...

The only issue you mentioned causing you stress was the crazies so they’d be the first to go!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-29-2019, 04:05 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 558
Posted By Ariana
For me it would depend on how determined I was to...

For me it would depend on how determined I was to solve the problem or if I really wanted to term. If I just wanted to term I would say exactly what you said in a face to face discussion and then...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-27-2019, 09:56 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 537
Posted By Ariana
Winter I like to do at least an hour. I have had...

Winter I like to do at least an hour. I have had a steady stream of crying babies lately though so winter has been tough. Spring and summer it is at least 2 hours a day. If its really hot we go...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-24-2019, 11:50 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 247
Posted By Ariana
Kids with anxiety do have a tendency to get into...

Kids with anxiety do have a tendency to get into a routine with behaviours and this is what this sounds like to me. So crying on the days her friends are not there is her routine. The best thing...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-24-2019, 11:46 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 426
Posted By Ariana
Maybe my new policy should be send them home with...

Maybe my new policy should be send them home with normal temperatures but you still have to pay :lol::lol:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-24-2019, 10:57 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 426
Posted By Ariana
Total brain fart!! I meant 37.3 Celsius I am...

Total brain fart!! I meant 37.3 Celsius I am Canadian :D
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-23-2019, 01:07 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 282
Posted By Ariana
It is age appropriate to “introduce” but not...

It is age appropriate to “introduce” but not expect them to know it all by 3. If she knew upon enrollment that you were an “enrichment” preschool and she does not seem to care about how he is doing...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-23-2019, 01:03 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 426
Posted By Ariana
The only reason to take a temp is if the child is...

The only reason to take a temp is if the child is acting off so I am assuming the child is acting off to begin with if I am taking his temperature. So 97.3 and acting off is a pick up just to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-23-2019, 11:50 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 282
Posted By Ariana
I feel that 3 is still too young to be worrying...

I feel that 3 is still too young to be worrying about this kind of stuff. Make it fun for him and keep trying but that’s it. Learning should be fun and I can guarantee some of him staring blankly...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-23-2019, 11:43 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 426
Posted By Ariana
97.3 under the arm is a call to pick up.

97.3 under the arm is a call to pick up.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-23-2019, 11:04 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 149
Posted By Ariana
This will likely be tax funded soon. I can...

This will likely be tax funded soon. I can imagine a lot of lawsuits when these apps, technologies fail.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-22-2019, 02:51 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 899
Posted By Ariana
No video, pamphlet or carseat check for me after...

No video, pamphlet or carseat check for me after either birth. While I was pregnant I was warned out the wazoo about what was dangerous during the pregnancy. After birth you are on your own!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-22-2019, 02:47 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,030
Posted By Ariana
I always love it when I am up and ready to go and...

I always love it when I am up and ready to go and everyone is late! Its like a little blessing that I get to lounge around, enjoy a second cup of coffee. I can see it being irritating though for...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-22-2019, 02:35 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 899
Posted By Ariana
You all gotta watch this :lol: ...

You all gotta watch this :lol:

https://www.facebook.com/gerrybrooksprin/videos/700844123668220/
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-22-2019, 09:24 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 284
Posted By Ariana
I am taking a two week vacation, so 10 days and a...

I am taking a two week vacation, so 10 days and a few Mondays for camping.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-22-2019, 09:23 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 899
Posted By Ariana
Parenting classes should be mandatory, especially...

Parenting classes should be mandatory, especially behaviour management. You can discipline your child, be assertive and still have a loving, mutually respectful relationship.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-17-2019, 02:26 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 461
Posted By Ariana
I have one kid who is here 9.5hrs 7-4:30pm but I...

I have one kid who is here 9.5hrs 7-4:30pm but I work usually a full 10 because one kid comes from 9am to nearly 5pm! It is exhausting. Then I have a mom who wants me to keep her kid up during nap,...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-17-2019, 02:22 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 324
Posted By Ariana
Creativity is key here! I play a game called...

Creativity is key here! I play a game called “Clean up robots” where everyone is assigned a certain area to clean up. I talk like a robot and the kids pretend they are robots and they love it. No...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-17-2019, 02:11 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 489
Posted By Ariana
What I did when I had this happen last week was...

What I did when I had this happen last week was to grab a towel and place DCG on it kind of in the middle of everyone. Then went to town with the wipes. My situation wasn’t quite as bad as what you...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-17-2019, 10:18 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,165
Posted By Ariana
This mom takes the cake! Its her CHOICE to leave...

This mom takes the cake! Its her CHOICE to leave now so you owe her nothing. So crazy!

I always terminate in email now after a particularly bad face to face term. I like parents to take time to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-17-2019, 09:04 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 458
Posted By Ariana
I feel like it is extremely strange that you are...

I feel like it is extremely strange that you are doing everything “right” and this child is not really learning. I would terminate because there is clearly a developmental delay. I have had 18...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-17-2019, 09:00 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 558
Posted By Ariana
Just keep repeating! I always say “listen to her...

Just keep repeating! I always say “listen to her words, she said no” and instruct the other kids to say NO or STOP in a big voice and push her away if she is not listening. This is what has worked...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-17-2019, 08:56 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 391
Posted By Ariana
As long as the parent is in my home for 5pm (my...

As long as the parent is in my home for 5pm (my closing) then I don’t mind a couple of minutes to gather things. I feel like that is part of the “customer service” aspect of the job and maintaining...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-17-2019, 08:50 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 235
Posted By Ariana
I exclude for symptoms and really don’t give it...

I exclude for symptoms and really don’t give it much thought. I have had major illness go through the daycare and not everyone caught it. Most illnesses are contagious before symptoms even appear...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-16-2019, 09:20 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 489
Posted By Ariana
If she does not want to go on the toilet where...

If she does not want to go on the toilet where does she go? My own child had issues with her poop and did not start pooping in the toilet until she was 4 :rolleyes: She would wait for her nightime...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-16-2019, 08:51 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 489
Posted By Ariana
My guess is that she is purposefully holding it...

My guess is that she is purposefully holding it in and today it forced its way out. I have a newly potty trained 2 year old and she has not pooped here in about two months. She holds it until she...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-15-2019, 08:20 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 586
Posted By Ariana
I am confused why you left her there if you felt...

I am confused why you left her there if you felt your child was unsafe. Listen to your instincts. At the same time know that no one can cater to your baby in group care the same as if he were at...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-15-2019, 08:16 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 637
Posted By Ariana
I had a similar experience with a parent in...

I had a similar experience with a parent in denial and after a year of it I termed. This should not be your problem and the parents need to know that.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-14-2019, 06:18 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 798
Posted By Ariana
I think we are still in the “this was a total...

I think we are still in the “this was a total accident” phase here in Canada.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-14-2019, 05:54 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 380
Posted By Ariana
I would ask as many questions as possible to get...

I would ask as many questions as possible to get to the bottom of why this kid is so miserable. How is she sleeping, is her reflux being managed well, is mom holding her 24/7 and then I would let...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-14-2019, 05:51 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 598
Posted By Ariana
The media is likely making a big deal out of it. ...

The media is likely making a big deal out of it. Kids won’t even notice if a character is gay or not! Whenever we talk about same sex marriage and relationships my kids get bored and couldn’t care...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-14-2019, 05:45 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 331
Posted By Ariana
I think kid friendly means that most kids will...

I think kid friendly means that most kids will eat it. I serve everything under the son but only certain meals get all of the kids eating. I just recently started serving taco soup and it has been...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-14-2019, 07:48 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 325
Posted By Ariana
I think supervision would prevent biting the crib...

I think supervision would prevent biting the crib in the first place too! My kids are not permitted to stand either because I pop them back down every time with a firm “lie down”.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-14-2019, 07:45 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 331
Posted By Ariana
I have a child who refuses food based on how it...

I have a child who refuses food based on how it is served. If it’s not served just so, she refuses! I don’t play that game so she either eats or not because the pickiness is unreasonable.

In...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-13-2019, 02:41 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 419
Posted By Ariana
I cannot believe she asked you that :eek: ...

I cannot believe she asked you that :eek:

Any of the above responses would work!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-13-2019, 02:38 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 753
Posted By Ariana
I terminated two children for aggressive out of...

I terminated two children for aggressive out of control behaviour and constant crying. First one lasted 7 months, second lasted a week.

I terminated two children because their parents were in...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-13-2019, 02:32 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 325
Posted By Ariana
I would be worried this would be a choking...

I would be worried this would be a choking hazard. Some of those noodles are easy to bite off chunks....maybe if it was wrapped in fabric.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-09-2019, 11:44 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 248
Posted By Ariana
Yes it very well could be! They are ready to...

Yes it very well could be! They are ready to have it only with mom for comfort I think.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-09-2019, 10:44 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 353
Posted By Ariana
I always tell parents “for me it doesn’t matter...

I always tell parents “for me it doesn’t matter WHY she is doing it, what matters is the way she is expressing it. She is allowed to have feelings, she is not allowed to kick and be disrespectful in...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-09-2019, 10:14 AM
Replies: 114
Views: 26,338
Posted By Ariana
Most parents can stagger their hours so they...

Most parents can stagger their hours so they don’t leave their kids in care for those hours. I can see some people truly needing it but most don’t.

Almost every single daycare ad I have seen in...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-09-2019, 09:54 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 248
Posted By Ariana
Every single breastfed kid I have ever started at...

Every single breastfed kid I have ever started at 12 months refused breastmilk at my house, whether it was in a bottle or a cup. My last DCM and I were wondering out loud if freezing the milk or...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-09-2019, 07:13 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 686
Posted By Ariana
Wow blows a hairdryer in his face??? What an...

Wow blows a hairdryer in his face??? What an awesome parent :dislike:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-08-2019, 02:43 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 437
Posted By Ariana
Agree that you are not bad at this and Childcare...

Agree that you are not bad at this and Childcare has a steep learning curve. The best thing you can do is try to predict accidents as best as you can. If kid does X, what is the worst outcome that...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-08-2019, 11:43 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 339
Posted By Ariana
I would have laughed and said “wow someone is in...

I would have laughed and said “wow someone is in a mood”!

I don’t personally see this situation as being a big deal, she got her feelings hurt and expressed her anger. The next day I might say...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-08-2019, 07:46 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 307
Posted By Ariana
Happy Providers Appreciation Day to all of my...

Happy Providers Appreciation Day to all of my hard working dedicated colleagues lovethis

It would be so fun to see governers reactions if we all went on strike. The whole City, including all...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-07-2019, 10:29 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 293
Posted By Ariana
He is exhausted and is not sleeping at night. ...

He is exhausted and is not sleeping at night. Driving around at this age is not good quality sleep and neither is sleeping in a carseat.

He is basically playing catchup at your house and they are...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-06-2019, 10:52 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 480
Posted By Ariana
I would explain that for insurance purposes she...

I would explain that for insurance purposes she must be in control of her children at all times and that letting them run amok is a liability for you. Let her know that termination might happen if...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-06-2019, 07:42 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 370
Posted By Ariana
So true! I had one parent bring me a coffee for...

So true! I had one parent bring me a coffee for ECE appreciation day and write a really nice post on our private FB page which the other parents commented on. I felt pretty appreciated and it was...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-03-2019, 06:14 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 686
Posted By Ariana
I agree with everything BC is saying. I have had...

I agree with everything BC is saying. I have had one baby cry for over an hour but he was here only 2 days a week and with grandma the rest. She was rocking him and putting him down whenever she...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-03-2019, 06:08 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 511
Posted By Ariana
Apparently these rules are changing. Many...

Apparently these rules are changing. Many licensing agencies are now going with an “administrative model” where the provider has all of the control they would have without a license. They want more...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-03-2019, 09:57 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 347
Posted By Ariana
Cloth diapers are the worst at daycare! I...

Cloth diapers are the worst at daycare! I personally cannot do them. If you have policies in place make sure they follow them because you are doing them a huge favour by accommodating!

Run out...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-03-2019, 09:53 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 258
Posted By Ariana
Watching like a hawk and constant checking! We...

Watching like a hawk and constant checking! We had a kid like this in the centre and he had paper towel stuffed up there. Must have been up there for weeks because it started to smell and his mom...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-02-2019, 05:10 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 224
Posted By Ariana
It gets really hot here as well but it is the...

It gets really hot here as well but it is the parents responsibility to dress their children as they see fit. I apply sunscreen and require hats to be worn at all times. If a child does not want to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-02-2019, 10:35 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 325
Posted By Ariana
I feel like 10 days would be maximum and is more...

I feel like 10 days would be maximum and is more than sufficient. I have 5 sick days per year and rarely take them all and I am prone to sickness...some years better than others obviously.

I have...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-01-2019, 04:25 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 399
Posted By Ariana
The parents supply the pullups so I use them for...

The parents supply the pullups so I use them for as long as the parent wants me to use them, its their bank account!

If I let them know every day that their kid pees in their pullup and they are...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-01-2019, 08:12 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 345
Posted By Ariana
Once I realize parents are not on board with me,...

Once I realize parents are not on board with me, are lying and not communicating I cut off communication with them and just do what needs to be done at my house. Right now I have parents who are...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-30-2019, 07:33 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 538
Posted By Ariana
It really depends on the parent! I have two kids...

It really depends on the parent! I have two kids that are 5 months apart, both 2 years old. One child talks in complete sentences, has amazing receptive language can completely dress herself, uses...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-30-2019, 07:29 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 310
Posted By Ariana
Was this addressed to me?! This particular kid...

Was this addressed to me?! This particular kid is now in high school! :lol: But no she wouldn’t nap at school and she wouldn’t nap here after school either...she would just mope around, not moving...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-30-2019, 07:14 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 381
Posted By Ariana
Agreed! This child is clearly tired. Try the...

Agreed! This child is clearly tired. Try the cot/mat with hand on her back and lay her down as many times as you need. If there is no improvement in 3 days terminate care.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-30-2019, 07:11 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 686
Posted By Ariana
Lack of sleep is likely contributing to his slow...

Lack of sleep is likely contributing to his slow development. I had a 12 month old that was similar, came here barely able to crawl and a month later after parents ironed out her sleep she is self...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-30-2019, 07:06 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 376
Posted By Ariana
So you have tried a visual schedule and he tore...

So you have tried a visual schedule and he tore it up?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-30-2019, 06:23 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 376
Posted By Ariana
Sounds like anxiety to me. I had this issue with...

Sounds like anxiety to me. I had this issue with a 3 year old and what worked for me was a picture schedule. Basically make a visual schedule of your day, you can print the pictures from online. ...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-29-2019, 12:15 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 219
Posted By Ariana
All of this! Things are much less complicated...

All of this! Things are much less complicated when you exclude for symptoms because it doesn’t matter why they have them.

I have a child whose parents excessively use Restoralax, a laxative on...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-29-2019, 12:04 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 310
Posted By Ariana
Totally agree with this especially because there...

Totally agree with this especially because there should not be a reason he is so tired if he is in bed at night and naps during the day. At 5 the recommendation for sleep is only 10-12 hours which...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-28-2019, 08:58 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 554
Posted By Ariana
Allergies means a trip to the DR for a management...

Allergies means a trip to the DR for a management plan. In the meantime I exclude for excessive runny nose and mucuos.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-26-2019, 02:43 PM
Replies: 5,177
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 536,362
Posted By Ariana
That little gesture of appreciation really goes a...

That little gesture of appreciation really goes a long way doesn’t it! The mom of my most difficult kids brings me coffee and cookies every now and again and it is so nic when we feel supported :). ...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-26-2019, 12:38 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 322
Posted By Ariana
Agree with this 100%. More business like. I can...

Agree with this 100%. More business like. I can provide XYZ. Explaining and reasoning leaves things open for negotiations.

So instead of “please be respectful of my time” say “please be here no...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-26-2019, 11:22 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 293
Posted By Ariana
I had to stop doing this too! I hate awkward...

I had to stop doing this too! I hate awkward silences but am now at the point where I don’t care OR I talk about the weather. Weather is such a safe topic so when I feel that awkward crap coming up...
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