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Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum Today, 10:41 AM
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Posted By Ariana
Check ins sometimes backfire with certain kids so...

Check ins sometimes backfire with certain kids so I would stop doing them. If you are uncomfortable leaving him, get a monitor. He is crying because he cannotmout himself to sleep. Chances are he...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum Yesterday, 10:14 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 224
Posted By Ariana
I definitely see this as the kid mimicking...

I definitely see this as the kid mimicking behavior when having difficult feelings. Know the saying “kids do as we do, not as we say”? That would be my guess. Chances are this child has no real...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum Yesterday, 10:10 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 350
Posted By Ariana
100% agree with cameras! I had a dcg who was...

100% agree with cameras! I had a dcg who was terrified of my DH and as far as I knew there was no trauma. Like your DH he wasn’t here a whole lot but he was my backup sometimes and he also works...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum Yesterday, 09:59 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 334
Posted By Ariana
This is a mother that wants to see her child...

This is a mother that wants to see her child upset because it means she is loved. If her child is not upset, well that means she is not loved. I remember dropping my kid off at preschool praying my...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-17-2018, 11:33 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 234
Posted By Ariana
For me its ok not to be friends with everyone but...

For me its ok not to be friends with everyone but saying “you’re not my friend” is a power stance. I remind them that it is ok to not be friends but that saying this to get the other child to comply...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-17-2018, 11:20 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 485
Posted By Ariana
At two days a week I would let it go and have hd...

At two days a week I would let it go and have hd to do so many times! There is literally nothing you can do by yourself to change this. Especially since he has more than one caregiver. For your own...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-15-2018, 08:28 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 188
Posted By Ariana
We have an FB page here specifically for...

We have an FB page here specifically for teachers/ECEs/EAs looking for childcare. Do you have something like that?

I prefer teachers but seem to only get one a year. Hoping it changes once I go...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-15-2018, 01:06 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 236
Posted By Ariana
I always get Crocodile Creek puzzles! They have...

I always get Crocodile Creek puzzles! They have to do them with an adult so it forces educational family time. If not then it is still a really nice gift ;)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-14-2018, 07:47 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 297
Posted By Ariana
From 7am when I open to 9:30am we are in free...

From 7am when I open to 9:30am we are in free play so parents can drop off any time during that two hour window. My parents have contracted times but they do not drop off and pick up at those exact...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-14-2018, 07:13 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,508
Posted By Ariana
I would absolutely terminate for being late. It...

I would absolutely terminate for being late. It is in your contract, hopefully you have some sort of proof and boom she is gone!

I would not trust anyone who did not bring their child for an...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-04-2018, 09:32 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 378
Posted By Ariana
I would say you know roughly 25% of what is...

I would say you know roughly 25% of what is actually happening behind closed doors because you see evidence of it. You can assume and surmise but you can never know the truth of anyone.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-02-2018, 12:27 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 572
Posted By Ariana
I should write a whole seperate post about my...

I should write a whole seperate post about my sister! Compassion fatigue doesnt even begin to describe it.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-02-2018, 12:25 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 483
Posted By Ariana
I had a mom who tried to convince me that her...

I had a mom who tried to convince me that her crying kid should not be sent home because she is getting what she wants. I termed her two weeks later :cool: A mom who does not want to deal with...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-02-2018, 12:17 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 483
Posted By Ariana
Ignore their tantrum. If they signed a contract...

Ignore their tantrum. If they signed a contract that states that sick kids go home then they are responsible. I would treat this as if the kid is sick. Vomitting must mean they are sick.
...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-01-2018, 02:01 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 572
Posted By Ariana
glad they included us in this! One of the only...

glad they included us in this! One of the only regrets I have about being a DCP and having my kids at home is that they do not see me at my most compassionate when at work. I had an 18 month old...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-01-2018, 01:58 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 772
Posted By Ariana
I agree with putting this back on the director. ...

I agree with putting this back on the director. Give mom your best “I am bored” face and do not give her ANY attention. Attention for her is arguing and getting any emotional response from you. ...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-01-2018, 10:51 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 278
Posted By Ariana
Thank you everyone! I contacted mom with a...

Thank you everyone!

I contacted mom with a bunch of questions and asked for a plan of action. She responded with “I am not sure if it is an allergy, her mouth got a bit rashy the first time she...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-01-2018, 10:48 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 524
Posted By Ariana
Oh my!! Not good at all!

Oh my!! Not good at all!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-27-2018, 08:27 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 278
Posted By Ariana
This is what they did at the centre where I used...

This is what they did at the centre where I used to work as well but those plans were signed by DRs. Did you just do the action plan yourself? Wondering if I shoukd require a plan from a DR.
...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-27-2018, 08:21 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 321
Posted By Ariana
I did this for a family and they provided a set...

I did this for a family and they provided a set schedule for me and paid only the days they were here. It worked for me because I like part time. They also added days here and there so I ended up...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-27-2018, 08:16 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 278
Posted By Ariana
Allergies

This will be the first time that I will have a child in my care with allergies. The allergy is to strawberries.

What things do you require from parents for kids with allergies in your care?
...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-27-2018, 07:48 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 645
Posted By Ariana
I mix my limoncello with tonic and ice! Delish :)

I mix my limoncello with tonic and ice! Delish :)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-27-2018, 07:47 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 645
Posted By Ariana
Beautiful!! I am going to have to get me one of...

Beautiful!! I am going to have to get me one of these!

Cheers:Sunny:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-26-2018, 02:59 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 535
Posted By Ariana
And research has shown time and again that...

And research has shown time and again that parents are the biggest influencers of behavior not childcare workers.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-26-2018, 02:55 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 645
Posted By Ariana
This sounds wonderful! Do you have the mule mug...

This sounds wonderful! Do you have the mule mug too?!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-26-2018, 12:17 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 249
Posted By Ariana
This is what I did for a kid who was deathly...

This is what I did for a kid who was deathly afraid of bugs outside. His parents wouldn’t bring him anywhere because they were embarrassed by his reactions. So I ignored it and he eventually got...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-26-2018, 12:15 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 249
Posted By Ariana
Another guess is possible SPD. He is afraid so...

Another guess is possible SPD. He is afraid so parks and slides are not fun!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-26-2018, 12:09 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 249
Posted By Ariana
My best guess is lack of opportunity and...

My best guess is lack of opportunity and helicopter parenting. I just signed in a new 4 yr old and she refuses to get dirty or wet. Would rather sit and watch than participate.

Today I took the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-26-2018, 09:44 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 1,407
Posted By Ariana
We need to clone you many times over and send you...

We need to clone you many times over and send you all over the country stat!! :lol:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-26-2018, 09:41 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 1,407
Posted By Ariana
Bingo!! I hate to say it but everyone is...

Bingo!!

I hate to say it but everyone is focused on the wrong thing. I won’t say what these “fake” issues are that politicians have us worried about but they are fake. Statistically speaking and...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-25-2018, 11:01 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 1,407
Posted By Ariana
Part of my code of ethics as an ECE is...

Part of my code of ethics as an ECE is responsibility to encourage parent engagement. Like seriously? How is this MY job? I have to care for the kids AND the adults? Where is the personal...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-25-2018, 10:58 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 332
Posted By Ariana
I frame the kids art and buy “real” art from...

I frame the kids art and buy “real” art from stores that are colourful and fun.

I do not have one letter or number anywhere :)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-25-2018, 07:37 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 298
Posted By Ariana
I bought one for my own child because I was a...

I bought one for my own child because I was a paranoid first time parent who thought kids were crazy! Lol. I never ended up using it.

I don’t take runners anywhere. The last time we tried to go...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-25-2018, 07:33 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 519
Posted By Ariana
Yuppers!!!happyface

Yuppers!!!happyface
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-24-2018, 04:53 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 1,407
Posted By Ariana
I am quite shocked by this to be honest! I just...

I am quite shocked by this to be honest! I just read it out to my DH and he is equally stunned but then told me his coworker routinely sends her child to grandmas for the full weekend and he is in...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-24-2018, 04:40 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 1,407
Posted By Ariana
Yes I read the link and still cannot believe it...

Yes I read the link and still cannot believe it :eek:That seems crazy! I would say I parent for 12-13 hours a day.

Thanks for sharing because I assumed parents didn’t parent much but this...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-24-2018, 04:35 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 253
Posted By Ariana
So true! I always say “she is in the toilet”...

So true! I always say “she is in the toilet” when the kids ask me where someone is and they are using the washroom. To me the toilet is what I call “the washroom”. The kids always crack up...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-24-2018, 03:03 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 1,407
Posted By Ariana
I don’t stress about it either! I also don’t...

I don’t stress about it either! I also don’t genuinly care, but I can b!tch about it since it is a topic of conversation on a forum ;) :lol:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-24-2018, 12:50 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 1,407
Posted By Ariana
Am I reading this right? This seems like hardly...

Am I reading this right? This seems like hardly any parenting is going on at all!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-24-2018, 12:48 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 1,407
Posted By Ariana
But you yourself said that we have no idea what...

But you yourself said that we have no idea what is going on in the parents life and yet you KNOW all of this. If we knew all of this we would feel the same way and most people in desperate...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-24-2018, 09:39 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 1,407
Posted By Ariana
I think it is because we see the value in a good...

I think it is because we see the value in a good parent/child relationship and kids who miss their parents a great deal. At least this is where I am coming from. I provide childcare but I don’t...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-24-2018, 07:47 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 1,407
Posted By Ariana
Todays society values women for working not...

Todays society values women for working not raising children but there is also great pressure for women to have kids, so women are waiting longer and longer to have kids and then when they fulfill...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-23-2018, 03:51 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 262
Posted By Ariana
I do 90% of my communication verbally at drop off...

I do 90% of my communication verbally at drop off and pick up. Anything outside of that is communicated through text “I need diapers” “kid has a fever” that sort of thing. I also have a private FB...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-23-2018, 01:00 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 332
Posted By Ariana
It is in my contract that parents do not contact...

It is in my contract that parents do not contact me during the day except for emergencies. The very first day or two their kid is here I text then to let them know they are doing fine but after that...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-20-2018, 10:32 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 319
Posted By Ariana
It is totally up to you how you conduct your...

It is totally up to you how you conduct your business so what do you want to do?

If I thought this was a good arrangement for me I would charge them for the two weeks they were here only and they...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-20-2018, 10:26 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 528
Posted By Ariana
I think there were good points made for both...

I think there were good points made for both sides of it. I think in all matters of business complete truth is not always the best policy. Others see it differently. As long as you are polite then...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-20-2018, 10:17 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 733
Posted By Ariana
I used to have a little boy who always wore...

I used to have a little boy who always wore clothes that were skin tight. Skin tight pants and skin tight shirts and he also wore an amber necklace every.single.day. My husband always used to say...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-20-2018, 10:08 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 733
Posted By Ariana
My absolute worst pet peeve is CLOTHES THAT ARE...

My absolute worst pet peeve is CLOTHES THAT ARE TWO SIZES TOO BIG!! I get it you want to save money but putting a 17 month old in 3T clothes is getting a tad ridiculous. Not to mention she is a new...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-20-2018, 10:04 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 733
Posted By Ariana
THIS!! I have a newly PT girl and she came in...

THIS!! I have a newly PT girl and she came in wearing a romper that tied on the shoulders. Like what 2 yr old can untie shoulders to use the toilet and then tie them back up? What were the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-20-2018, 10:02 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 392
Posted By Ariana
Unfortunately (or fortunately!) you have fallen...

Unfortunately (or fortunately!) you have fallen into a family that will teach you a lot about how to have a backbone and how to conduct a professional business going forward.

They are using you...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-19-2018, 02:32 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 528
Posted By Ariana
Me too! That is my go to answer for anyone I do...

Me too! That is my go to answer for anyone I do not want to give the spot to. Another is to say “ok I will email you my policy handbook when I get a chance” and then just never do it. I used to be...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-19-2018, 10:49 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 380
Posted By Ariana
Do you know where the original product is...

Do you know where the original product is shipping from? It could be held up in customs and unfortunately they give very little information.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-19-2018, 09:37 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 429
Posted By Ariana
I am pretty sure she can check more than one box...

I am pretty sure she can check more than one box for race, maybe she is confused by that part?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-18-2018, 09:24 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,002
Posted By Ariana
Yes and its much easier to whip them into shape! ...

Yes and its much easier to whip them into shape! Parents on the other hand :rolleyes:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-18-2018, 05:03 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,002
Posted By Ariana
I have declined twice but never for a child’s...

I have declined twice but never for a child’s behavior only for the parents. I can tell when someone is going to try and take advantage and is crazy much better now! For kids (and some parents)I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-13-2018, 12:16 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 978
Posted By Ariana
Boooo I didn’t respond to that thread! I always...

Boooo I didn’t respond to that thread! I always like seeing my opinions and how they change over the years....if they do!

Love the frozen treat trick!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-13-2018, 10:45 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 570
Posted By Ariana
To me this kind of promotion makes WAY more...

To me this kind of promotion makes WAY more sense. They should have given the “pay your age” coupons to email subscribers. Similar to kids eating free on their birthdays. Gets people to sign up...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-13-2018, 09:36 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 545
Posted By Ariana
Maybe $10 is not incentive enough. Try raising...

Maybe $10 is not incentive enough. Try raising the price for every offence. First is $10, second is $50 and third offence is $100. Anything after that is immediate termination. Give everyone a...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-13-2018, 09:32 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 570
Posted By Ariana
100% the parents!! I bet the kids shrugged and...

100% the parents!! I bet the kids shrugged and said “oh well” :lol:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-12-2018, 01:09 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 570
Posted By Ariana
Well that sucks!!! At the same time the twitter...

Well that sucks!!! At the same time the twitter rants are a bit much. Kids need to learn about disappointment and how to manage it. One guy said his wife drove a hundred miles....for a bear?!

I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-12-2018, 09:52 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 978
Posted By Ariana
:lol::lol: There’s gotta be a link!

:lol::lol:

There’s gotta be a link!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-12-2018, 09:48 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 283
Posted By Ariana
I would use the ipad as the incentive and it is...

I would use the ipad as the incentive and it is what I do. Every Friday if quiet time has gone well all week they can either watch a movie or play the iPad. They really look forward to it and it...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-12-2018, 09:45 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 513
Posted By Ariana
We have always done nap right after lunch both at...

We have always done nap right after lunch both at home and when I was in a centre and never had any issues.

In my opinion the music is the problem. In any centre where music is being played it...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-11-2018, 04:11 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 978
Posted By Ariana
Wow! never knew you could peel a grape! I cut...

Wow! never knew you could peel a grape! I cut then lengthwise for babies thats it. The skin is where most of the nutrients and fibre are for most fruits.

Parents are terrified of everything. ...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-11-2018, 09:15 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 476
Posted By Ariana
My contract states that I will TRY to give at...

My contract states that I will TRY to give at least 6 weeks notice for time off but that due to extenuating circumstances this is not always possible and it is the parents responsibility to provide...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-10-2018, 11:07 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 456
Posted By Ariana
Gotta see this!! I hate crying in theatres so...

Gotta see this!! I hate crying in theatres so will wait until it is released on DVD ;)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-10-2018, 11:06 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 478
Posted By Ariana
Wow who knew! I avoid all caffeinated drinks for...

Wow who knew! I avoid all caffeinated drinks for my kids personally but agree it is no worse than some soft drinks. I do not think 35mg of caffeine is healthy for a child though.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-06-2018, 08:54 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 584
Posted By Ariana
I actually tell my parents not to share unless...

I actually tell my parents not to share unless asked politely and I encourage them to say “no when I am finished”. It is all about building their social skills. Most parents think they know...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-05-2018, 09:27 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 507
Posted By Ariana
Put the tv on! I know it sounds bad but if you...

Put the tv on! I know it sounds bad but if you are truly at the end of your rope and can’t see a way through with crazy kids then do it for your sanity. Parents nowadays habe zero control over...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-05-2018, 12:47 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 406
Posted By Ariana
I felt that way too when I first learned about...

I felt that way too when I first learned about the links between dairy and a whole host of issues and I would tell any parent who was having these issues with their kids. 100% of anyone I told did...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-04-2018, 10:26 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 406
Posted By Ariana
You were home with your baby so it is definitrky...

You were home with your baby so it is definitrky a bit different as you were the one taking care of him. My question if my child was suffering like this would be what other options have I exolored? ...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-04-2018, 09:00 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 473
Posted By Ariana
I don’t remember being too impacted by my...

I don’t remember being too impacted by my pregnancy. It was harder with my first when I worked at a Centre but when I worked at home my DH was able to sub for me when needed. I ended up with severe...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-04-2018, 08:54 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 406
Posted By Ariana
I just passed on a 12 month old who had breathing...

I just passed on a 12 month old who had breathing issues, a 5month old? Not a chance. Way too much liability.

I feel bad for these parents trying to find care but this is not normal at all and...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-03-2018, 05:27 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 620
Posted By Ariana
Diapers if the kid is just learning and is not...

Diapers if the kid is just learning and is not really ready and pullups when mom says there are no accidents at home ;). I personally find they hold way more pee and poop than regular diapers. My...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-01-2018, 06:00 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 458
Posted By Ariana
Wow that is awesome!! He is gonna love it!

Wow that is awesome!! He is gonna love it!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-28-2018, 07:49 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 641
Posted By Ariana
This as well! Parents care about totally...

This as well! Parents care about totally different things whether it be education, play based learning, tv time, outside time etc.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-27-2018, 02:15 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 236
Posted By Ariana
At 4 he is considered a preschooler and should...

At 4 he is considered a preschooler and should know better. Lots of kids now have ZERO rules at home and rule the roost.

Totally agree that starting them younger is the best way to go!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-27-2018, 02:13 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 641
Posted By Ariana
I have stopped caring as well! The people who...

I have stopped caring as well! The people who choose me are usually parents who care about the quality and can afford my care. Some people just cannot afford me and that is ok! I am not going to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-27-2018, 02:08 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 370
Posted By Ariana
My kids wear coats and so do most kids here. I...

My kids wear coats and so do most kids here. I choose one of those puffer jackets that you can roll up and fit in your pocket. It is designed to reduce way down in size. This way I can pull the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-27-2018, 01:58 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 717
Posted By Ariana
I would expect a family member to offer $$ to...

I would expect a family member to offer $$ to take care of their child. I am doing them a HUGE favour because they are family but just because you are hospitalized does not mean you can’t pay some...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-27-2018, 01:51 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 820
Posted By Ariana
Wish I could charge $95 for 10 minutes of work!

Wish I could charge $95 for 10 minutes of work!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-27-2018, 11:09 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 820
Posted By Ariana
I would argue that most parents would be more...

I would argue that most parents would be more concerned that their plumber didn’t have a license than their DCP! Toilets are precious!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-27-2018, 10:25 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 370
Posted By Ariana
We had this discussion in another thread...

We had this discussion in another thread actually!

I think it is because most kids have coats on, a car is shielded from the wind and when the sun hits a car in the winter it helps warm it up...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-27-2018, 10:06 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 300
Posted By Ariana
I always have kids like this sit away from the...

I always have kids like this sit away from the group as was already suggested. If we were eating then I would have something close by but not right with the group. I have a cushy sesame street foam...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-26-2018, 04:14 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 820
Posted By Ariana
I personally think it is because of the way our...

I personally think it is because of the way our profession is viewed in society. We are mostly seen as uneducated, lazy people who are trying to scam the system/parents. We are not seen as...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-26-2018, 03:36 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 820
Posted By Ariana
I guess it would also be a way for fake DRs or...

I guess it would also be a way for fake DRs or fake nurses etc to be charged same as an unlicensed provider. Oh wait I guess we assume all DRs are legit and deserve the respect of not assuming they...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-26-2018, 03:18 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 703
Posted By Ariana
I have a child that goes into my kitchen on the...

I have a child that goes into my kitchen on the way home, or I should say DID once. I went after her and said “no bubba time to go home now, see you tomorrow” and guided her back to her mom. Only...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-25-2018, 11:16 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 306
Posted By Ariana
I accommodated a firefighters schedule that was...

I accommodated a firefighters schedule that was different every week but they were able to give me a years schedule upon signing so I knew when they would be here. Can they at least do that for you?...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-21-2018, 10:58 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 314
Posted By Ariana
I should also add that for some reason DRs have a...

I should also add that for some reason DRs have a really hard time diagnosing rashes. My daughter had Scarlett Fever and the DR tried to tell me it was an allergic reaction or a heat rash :lol: I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-21-2018, 10:41 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 314
Posted By Ariana
Looks like ringworm to me!

Looks like ringworm to me!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-21-2018, 10:37 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 552
Posted By Ariana
I would not have a heart to heart because chances...

I would not have a heart to heart because chances are they know what they are doing and they do not care. Chances are the child had a helper in kinder which is a more advanced child helping him...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-21-2018, 10:30 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 594
Posted By Ariana
My babies actually listen to me when I tell them...

My babies actually listen to me when I tell them not to throw food on the floor and sometimes the dog is annoying because they want to purposely feed him. My own kids also did not throw stuff on the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-21-2018, 10:23 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 847
Posted By Ariana
Happened to me too and it sucked :(. :hug: ...

Happened to me too and it sucked :(. :hug:

Kids were with me 3.5 years and they left without a thank you. They were our neighbours and she left me with the impression we were friends. The dad...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-21-2018, 10:10 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 235
Posted By Ariana
That is so sad :(. I read about her in National...

That is so sad :(. I read about her in National Geographic magazine when I was a kid!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-20-2018, 10:37 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 594
Posted By Ariana
My dog eats everything that falls on the floor so...

My dog eats everything that falls on the floor so that helps a lot!! :lol:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-19-2018, 11:59 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 442
Posted By Ariana
Everyone sends their own and I ask about any...

Everyone sends their own and I ask about any allergies before applying because I do not wash hands in between kids. I wipe my hands in a towel only. I bring the kids out on my back deck and they...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-19-2018, 08:48 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 607
Posted By Ariana
Phytoestrogens are bad for growing bodies so most...

Phytoestrogens are bad for growing bodies so most people/NDs/MDs do not suggest it. As long as a child is getting protein elsewhere, most substitute milks are the same as regular cow milk.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-19-2018, 08:44 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 401
Posted By Ariana
Is she still trying to get a read on you? My...

Is she still trying to get a read on you? My first instinct is that this child does not feel safe. Maybe a smile when she stares or asking her if she is ok will go a long way?

I had a kid like...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-19-2018, 08:37 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 468
Posted By Ariana
The contract is for the whole year so it does not...

The contract is for the whole year so it does not matter when they leave you are still owed the summer. It might be worth a specific entry in your contract. Her kids are not with you either way so...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-19-2018, 08:34 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 366
Posted By Ariana
You can absolutely tell the truth. You don’t...

You can absolutely tell the truth. You don’t have to be specific simply state that you left due to unfavourable working conditions or due to safety issues that were not being addressed or something...
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