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Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum Today, 08:22 AM
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Posted By Ariana
5 more days with termed family. Dad comes in...

5 more days with termed family. Dad comes in today says “she slept a really long time tonight because she skipped her morning nap, so can you skip the nap too today”.....ummmm dude why do you think...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum Today, 05:54 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 157
Posted By Ariana
Yes there are always good centres and good...

Yes there are always good centres and good teachers. I was lucky enough to work in one for a few years and the kids and parents had no idea how lucky they were!! I had to report abuse in one centre...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum Yesterday, 05:12 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 90
Posted By Ariana
What does her Dr say? Not sure why this is your...

What does her Dr say? Not sure why this is your problem! I would just keep bringing it back on the parents to figure it out. Seems odd that the police were called and nothing was really done.
...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum Yesterday, 03:23 PM
Replies: 5,572
Sticky: Venting Thread
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Posted By Ariana
Good for you Lil_Diddle happyface The more...

Good for you Lil_Diddle happyface

The more you confront the easier it gets. Next time I wouldn’t even respond to her text. She knows the rules, she knows what your contract says and is trying to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum Yesterday, 03:10 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 157
Posted By Ariana
Anyone who has ever worked with children in...

Anyone who has ever worked with children in centre based care would never send their kid to centre based care. I have worked in many centres and there was only one centre where the teachers were...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum Yesterday, 07:10 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 144
Posted By Ariana
:hug: we have all been there at one time or...

:hug: we have all been there at one time or another and I can certainly relate. There is a pinned post at the top of this section called “tips for provider burnout” that you might find helpful. I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-24-2020, 06:10 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 293
Posted By Ariana
I always answer number questions with “I...

I always answer number questions with “I currently have X number if kids aged x - Y”. It keeps it vague because it can change at any time.

You can’t advertise without mom seeing it unless you tell...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-22-2020, 06:11 PM
Replies: 5,572
Sticky: Venting Thread
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Posted By Ariana
The other providers won’t last longer than a year...

The other providers won’t last longer than a year or two!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-22-2020, 12:44 PM
Replies: 5,572
Sticky: Venting Thread
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Posted By Ariana
Lil_Diddle no matter what you do SOMEONE will...

Lil_Diddle no matter what you do SOMEONE will gripe about it! There is a really good quote that says “what I think of me is my business, what you think of me is yours”. It really is not about you...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-22-2020, 12:32 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 358
Posted By Ariana
It has happened a few times to me as well. ...

It has happened a few times to me as well. Luckily the fever is still there so it doesn’t really matter how they are acting with mom and dad. I have had kids run to the door and then end up at...
Forum: Book Club - Reviews / Suggestions 01-22-2020, 06:27 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 296
Posted By Ariana
My friend is a huge fan so I borrowed the book...

My friend is a huge fan so I borrowed the book and listened to a few of her podcasts. I don’t know why but she rubs me the wrong way. Not a fan!!

Glad you are liking it Josie! We all connect...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-21-2020, 09:30 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 276
Posted By Ariana
I guess she should have thought about that before...

I guess she should have thought about that before she treated you like a doormat!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-21-2020, 09:28 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 239
Posted By Ariana
I termed once face to face and I won’t be doing...

I termed once face to face and I won’t be doing it again. Email on a Friday typically works for me. Gives them time to digest it and I don’t have to see them right away. This week I termed on a...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-21-2020, 02:41 PM
Replies: 5,572
Sticky: Venting Thread
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Posted By Ariana
Termed family is using their two weeks. God...

Termed family is using their two weeks.

God give me strength to survive the next two weeks with this kid and this family :ouch:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-21-2020, 02:03 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 276
Posted By Ariana
Agreed!!! This might be a much better way to go...

Agreed!!! This might be a much better way to go for this situation.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-21-2020, 12:55 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 299
Posted By Ariana
Just termed a lying family last night! Feels...

Just termed a lying family last night! Feels good happyface
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-21-2020, 12:54 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 276
Posted By Ariana
Dear thoughtless, rule-breaking parents, It...

Dear thoughtless, rule-breaking parents,

It is with a heavy heart that I write to let you know that I will no longer be able to provide care for X. It seems that my programs policies are no...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-21-2020, 09:25 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 285
Posted By Ariana
i did exactly what Snowmom suggested! Wrote an...

i did exactly what Snowmom suggested! Wrote an email letting her know I noticed they seem to need longer hours than originally agreed upon and that I let it go for a few weeks thinking it was just...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-21-2020, 09:19 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 370
Posted By Ariana
Parents ring the bell with their kids in tow, I...

Parents ring the bell with their kids in tow, I answer the door, parents undress their kids and hang up their stuff then leave.

I would let them know about the new procedure!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-21-2020, 09:16 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 229
Posted By Ariana
I had one family like this. I was CONSTANTLY...

I had one family like this. I was CONSTANTLY reiterating policies. They never read my contract. It was actually really great practice for building up my backbone...now nothing really phases me.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-21-2020, 08:08 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 229
Posted By Ariana
If you have policies you have to enforce them...

If you have policies you have to enforce them otherwise you will feel resentful. You know that already though!!! If you term everyone who doesn’t follow policy rather than enforcing them you will...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-20-2020, 09:03 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 546
Posted By Ariana
I think it is perfectly normal to react that way...

I think it is perfectly normal to react that way to a person who is being inconsiderate and rude. You have to decide how much power you want to give this person. Does she have the power to ruin...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-20-2020, 06:01 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 218
Posted By Ariana
I have had a couple of things work for me. One...

I have had a couple of things work for me. One was ignoring and not rewarding the behaviour, especially if it was negative attention seeking. Another was to give words to the child seeking...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-20-2020, 05:57 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 357
Posted By Ariana
I am so sorry for your loss :(:hug:lovethis ...

I am so sorry for your loss :(:hug:lovethis

Do what you need to do to heal at this time. I would let the parents talk to their kids about death personally. I would tell them that your husband is...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-20-2020, 05:41 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 414
Posted By Ariana
We are in strike mode here and the teachers are...

We are in strike mode here and the teachers are off. This is the second, maybe third day off in two weeks that mom has brought her kid at the regular time of 7:15am even though she does not need to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-17-2020, 04:56 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 412
Posted By Ariana
I serve lots of vegetarian meals and meat meals...

I serve lots of vegetarian meals and meat meals so for the meat meals I just sub in beans and lentils mainly if I have a vegetarian child. I have a child now who refuses to eat meat so every meal I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-17-2020, 06:51 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 424
Posted By Ariana
Answer with “will do!” Then proceed to do what...

Answer with “will do!” Then proceed to do what is needed at daycare. Parents like this are ridiculous so I just smile and nod and then do what I need to do! Keeps conflict down when they think I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-17-2020, 06:45 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 165
Posted By Ariana
I have a kid like this as well. She gets served...

I have a kid like this as well. She gets served first and I give her an extra five minutes, then I take away her plate. I warn her first!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-15-2020, 06:19 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 380
Posted By Ariana
I have 5 kids aged 14 months to 2.5 yrs. I do...

I have 5 kids aged 14 months to 2.5 yrs. I do lunch at 12, naps around 12:30 - 3pm to give everyone a solid 2 hours if needed.

I am definitely finding many of them are ready earlier than that for...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-14-2020, 12:04 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 361
Posted By Ariana
It is really hard when parents do not get help...

It is really hard when parents do not get help for their kids. I also do assessments as part of my program and I would fill one out as CH has suggested above.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-14-2020, 12:01 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 184
Posted By Ariana
Do you do all letters together or group them...

Do you do all letters together or group them together and then move to the next group when he knows them? Maybe grouping letters would help. So one week do abc...the move to def etc. Also writing...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-13-2020, 07:21 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 358
Posted By Ariana
YES!! I have a 12 page contract with a two page...

YES!! I have a 12 page contract with a two page illness policy and I still have to continuously add to it. Common sense is in rare supply these days.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-13-2020, 05:54 AM
Replies: 5,572
Sticky: Venting Thread
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Posted By Ariana
:lol::lol: Oh my goodness poor you! I used to...

:lol::lol: Oh my goodness poor you! I used to get pics and videos moments after a parent left my house having been with their kid for 10 hours.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-13-2020, 05:44 AM
Replies: 5,572
Sticky: Venting Thread
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Posted By Ariana
Teacher mom comes in at 7:15am with kid. “I am...

Teacher mom comes in at 7:15am with kid. “I am staying home today, we had Dominos last night and my stomach is so bad”. Then proceeds to stand in my porch talking AT me for 20 minutes :rolleyes:
...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-13-2020, 05:41 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 186
Posted By Ariana
Books and craft stuff like markers, stickers,...

Books and craft stuff like markers, stickers, glue etc. Maybe a gift card to a kids store.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-13-2020, 05:39 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 303
Posted By Ariana
Not sure what it is like in your area but nearly...

Not sure what it is like in your area but nearly every child who has started with me in the past two years or so is really behind developmentally. If this is their first time in care it will explain...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-12-2020, 09:39 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 358
Posted By Ariana
Exactly! This mom has a family. Managing her...

Exactly! This mom has a family. Managing her family is HER problem, not yours. She has put HERSELF in a tight spot by assuming daycares will care for her sick kids and not having reliable backup....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-12-2020, 09:36 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 303
Posted By Ariana
They probably have zero experience with sippy...

They probably have zero experience with sippy cups and have no idea what to do! I assume you have shown her how to hold and tip a cup?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-12-2020, 09:34 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 404
Posted By Ariana
I have had neighbour kids wanting to come into...

I have had neighbour kids wanting to come into the yard when we are outside playing. I have had to explain the rules for them regarding ratios but they really don’t get it so what I do is let them...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-11-2020, 01:29 PM
Replies: 2,083
Views: 318,623
Posted By Ariana
My first time posting in this section! The...

My first time posting in this section!

The family that I have been begging to take their kid to see an SLP finally had the appointment. The SLP reiterated EVERYTHING that I had been telling them...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-10-2020, 11:06 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 169
Posted By Ariana
Close the vents on the top floor to force air...

Close the vents on the top floor to force air down to the bottom floor. Make sure the intake vent is clear and not covered as well.

One of those fireplaces that go in the wall up high might work.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-09-2020, 12:26 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 786
Posted By Ariana
I can so relate to this!! Sometimes when I am...

I can so relate to this!! Sometimes when I am telling the 2.5 yr old what to do the 16 month old will come over and do it :lol: I feel bad laughing but it is crazy!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-09-2020, 10:21 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 786
Posted By Ariana
It is so sad!! I wish I could talk to mom about...

It is so sad!! I wish I could talk to mom about it. Maybe it is an IQ thing? Maybe mom has a low IQ too so can’t process what I am telling her? I don’t know.

Conversation today at lunch. We...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-09-2020, 10:15 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 232
Posted By Ariana
So she is willing to allow the possibility of her...

So she is willing to allow the possibility of her child dying so she doesn’t miss work? Who do you think will go to jail if it happens on your watch. This parent is pretty ridiculous!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-09-2020, 10:10 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 828
Posted By Ariana
I didn’t see the Harry Potter post but I really...

I didn’t see the Harry Potter post but I really hate it when people chime in with “be more positive”...as if we hadn’t tried that already :rolleyes: I literally have nowhere else to vent besides...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-09-2020, 10:02 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 307
Posted By Ariana
likethislikethis I would bring all of this...

likethislikethis

I would bring all of this up with the parents. Let them know you are thinking about ending care because of it. I exclude for anything outside of a slight runny nose and a slight...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-08-2020, 03:47 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 236
Posted By Ariana
The parents are being evasive with you. He...

The parents are being evasive with you. He doesn’t cry with them because they pick him up. You will basically need to sleep train him. Just ignore him until he falls asleep and keep doing it until...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-08-2020, 03:37 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 786
Posted By Ariana
It took me 3 whole months to teach him to put on...

It took me 3 whole months to teach him to put on his pants after diaper changes. He would routinely put two legs in one leg hole. When I would direct him to take his leg out...pointing in the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-08-2020, 10:51 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 500
Posted By Ariana
I have a child like this right now! I suspect...

I have a child like this right now! I suspect iron deficiency but parents were dismissive of it the two times I brought it up. She wakes at 6:30am, naps an hour when she gets to my house in the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-08-2020, 10:47 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 828
Posted By Ariana
She has bought into the whole “pick your battles...

She has bought into the whole “pick your battles because parenting is sooooooo hard #winetime #terribletwos #mommyneedsabreak.” It is rampant.

I would have replied with “try 10 :D” and laughed. ...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-08-2020, 10:43 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 786
Posted By Ariana
Thank you everyone for your thoughts and...

Thank you everyone for your thoughts and opinions!

It really helps to bounce things off other people. It is hard to describe behaviour over the internet but it’s all I got!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-08-2020, 10:41 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 786
Posted By Ariana
Yes I beginning to think that the doting at home...

Yes I beginning to think that the doting at home is causing all of this. Mom actually works with autistic kids but she didn’t know what an MCHAT was or what SPD was so it is confusing how she even...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-08-2020, 10:35 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 786
Posted By Ariana
This definitely makes a lot of sense. He looks...

This definitely makes a lot of sense. He looks to mom to do everything for him and she does. So he comes here with a different set of expectations and can’t understand anything I am saying to him. ...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-08-2020, 10:28 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 786
Posted By Ariana
This sounds SOOO similar. It is as if there is...

This sounds SOOO similar. It is as if there is no thought process going on in his head. Today he spent the morning just kind of coming to me naming objects or saying random things. I think he said...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-08-2020, 10:23 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 786
Posted By Ariana
He has been with me for over a year and I am not...

He has been with me for over a year and I am not expecting too much from him. I do use as little words as possible but he simply does not understand. Even if I give him a direction, show him, he...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-06-2020, 07:47 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 786
Posted By Ariana
I’m not sure. He is meeting almost all of his...

I’m not sure. He is meeting almost all of his milestones, except for language. He can talk and does talk but it is never in a conversational type of way. He has a hard time understanding anything...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-06-2020, 05:28 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 786
Posted By Ariana
The mom has bad anxiety so it is possible it is...

The mom has bad anxiety so it is possible it is related to that. I just don’t know what to do about it. Talking to him makes it worse.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-06-2020, 01:56 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 786
Posted By Ariana
Very Odd Behavior

I have a DCB who is 2.5 and he spends the entire day doing basically nothing. Wanders around aimlessly not playing with anything. He also stares at me all.the.time (which is the most annoying part...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-06-2020, 11:31 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 287
Posted By Ariana
You will have to cut her off and then walk away. ...

You will have to cut her off and then walk away. For example “oh man that does sound rough nancy, well hope tomorrow goes better for you, see you tomorrow....” walk away.

“Kid had a great day,...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-03-2020, 09:49 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 184
Posted By Ariana
Happy New Year 🥳 Not looking forward to...

Happy New Year 🥳

Not looking forward to going back to work on Monday after a nice 3 week break!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-03-2020, 09:46 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 348
Posted By Ariana
likethislikethislikethis

likethislikethislikethis
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-03-2020, 08:54 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 532
Posted By Ariana
This child would not have made it into my...

This child would not have made it into my entryway and if this started when they came I would most likely terminate. They dropped him off sick :(. She knew he was sick and didn’t give a damn about...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-03-2020, 08:49 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 315
Posted By Ariana
When I have a kid like this I meal prep the week...

When I have a kid like this I meal prep the week before and have my lunch ready to go in my fridge! I also have my ipad and earphones ready too :D

Good luck with the fasting!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-03-2020, 08:46 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,849
Posted By Ariana
Good to know! I use Mabel’s Labels typically but...

Good to know! I use Mabel’s Labels typically but will give them a try.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-03-2020, 08:42 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 284
Posted By Ariana
All of the stat holidays are paid except...

All of the stat holidays are paid except Christmas (family day, Good Friday, Easter Monday, Victoria Day, Canada Day, etc) I take the stat holidays during xmas as part of my vacation which is unpaid....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-31-2019, 01:49 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 592
Posted By Ariana
It is clear to me that these moms and most moms...

It is clear to me that these moms and most moms know very little about child development. Is has been proven scientifically that the things you learn and the care you have before 5 years old is...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-31-2019, 08:55 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 478
Posted By Ariana
If she is making threats call the police. Some...

If she is making threats call the police. Some people and their tantrums!

Glad you waived her two weeks notice. Now put her number on block and enjoy your time off :)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-30-2019, 10:45 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 478
Posted By Ariana
Good for you! She is a moron who just lost...

Good for you! She is a moron who just lost really good care for her kid because she had a tantrum. Good riddance :ouch:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-29-2019, 08:30 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 391
Posted By Ariana
I am so happy that your husband is doing well!...

I am so happy that your husband is doing well! lovethis

Positive thinking is so so important right now. Take one day at a time and don’t worry about “what if” because no one can predict the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-25-2019, 05:31 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 223
Posted By Ariana
Merry Crunchmas as we call it at my house! Just...

Merry Crunchmas as we call it at my house! Just finished dinner with my family.

BC Diehard is our Christmas favourite!! Lol. Used to be 007!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-25-2019, 11:34 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 882
Posted By Ariana
We always opened one centre and everyone who...

We always opened one centre and everyone who needed care, went there. We were all part if the City owned/operated daycares. The ECEs that wanted to work, worked! Luckily there weren’t too many...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-19-2019, 04:15 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 442
Posted By Ariana
I would most likely address these types of...

I would most likely address these types of comments outright as they are said. I have often told parents that we did painting or crafts but their child was not interested in sitting to do them. I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-19-2019, 04:10 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 373
Posted By Ariana
She sounds ridiculous and that poor poor baby :(....

She sounds ridiculous and that poor poor baby :(. I think in all of this he is the one truly suffering. I know you were hurt by her actions (we have all been there!) but you are a big girl and you...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-18-2019, 07:31 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 882
Posted By Ariana
Feels good doesn’t it?! happyface I was...

Feels good doesn’t it?! happyface

I was wavering back and forth about taking my leftover vacation which would entitle me to 3 full weeks. Figured parents would be mad, or I shouldn’t...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-17-2019, 04:30 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 283
Posted By Ariana
She is just a person and so are you! She might...

She is just a person and so are you! She might be “scary” but that is just a silly thought you are having. What if you changed the thought to “she is a strong woman so others find her scary”.
...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-17-2019, 04:27 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 912
Posted By Ariana
If it helps I have had two different kids on two...

If it helps I have had two different kids on two different years get gastro right before my Christmas break (including this Year) and no one else got it! I bleached some of the toys but by the time...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-17-2019, 04:18 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 617
Posted By Ariana
I always say “yes this time of year...

I always say “yes this time of year sucks...welcome to daycare” and laugh. It is not my problem and if they want a daycare that takes sick kids they are welcome to go there!

I also always do a...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-13-2019, 09:54 AM
Replies: 5,572
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 599,643
Posted By Ariana
Why are they all the same?!!

Why are they all the same?!!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-12-2019, 06:33 PM
Replies: 5,572
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 599,643
Posted By Ariana
A few weeks back I did a milestone assessment of...

A few weeks back I did a milestone assessment of DCG who is 2.5. Mom didn’t care about my concerns and I got dismissed big time. Today she contacts me through text asking me to complete a milestone...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-12-2019, 01:54 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 957
Posted By Ariana
Same here! I didn’t write anything funny but...

Same here! I didn’t write anything funny but wrote notes that needed a response and got nothing. I even placed the log at the bottom of the bag where it stayed for an entire week. I stopped cold...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-12-2019, 12:53 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 562
Posted By Ariana
Social worker in a school setting? Sounds like...

Social worker in a school setting? Sounds like burnout :(

Emotionally mature parents are those that can leave their own emotions at the door while they meet the emotional needs of their child. ...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-12-2019, 12:49 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 527
Posted By Ariana
I get the kids inexpensive Christmas books and...

I get the kids inexpensive Christmas books and the parents a little something. This year my daughters school was doing a chocolate fundraiser so I got them all a small box of chocolates.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-11-2019, 09:57 AM
Replies: 140
Views: 33,641
Posted By Ariana
Oh goodness :( Entitled doesn’t even come close...

Oh goodness :( Entitled doesn’t even come close to describing this mentality.

Sending you lots of holiday cheer (and spiked eggnog) to get you through :hug:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-11-2019, 09:54 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 957
Posted By Ariana
So much this likethislikethis I had one...

So much this likethislikethis

I had one parent tell me that as long as her kid is alive at the end of the day she is happy. We laughed but I bet there is truth to it.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-11-2019, 09:52 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 957
Posted By Ariana
I hear you! Most of the time the craft stays...

I hear you!

Most of the time the craft stays in their daycare bag for days on end. No one bothers to put it on the fridge. No one is proud of their kids work. No one seems to care! I stopped...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-11-2019, 09:46 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 466
Posted By Ariana
lovethis

lovethis
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-11-2019, 09:45 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 466
Posted By Ariana
I agree and I also agree with not putting my kids...

I agree and I also agree with not putting my kids in home daycare where that might happen! It is the sacrifice I made for my kids staying home. Centres are even worse where educators pick favourites...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-11-2019, 07:24 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 466
Posted By Ariana
I did have a child psychologist at a conference I...

I did have a child psychologist at a conference I attended tell me this was a good thing to do for my child but I agree it has to be done subtly. She told me it would help my child understand that I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-11-2019, 07:07 AM
Replies: 140
Views: 33,641
Posted By Ariana
Sorry I am loving coming up with the fake...

Sorry I am loving coming up with the fake scenarios in my head for a laugh :lol::lol:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-11-2019, 07:06 AM
Replies: 140
Views: 33,641
Posted By Ariana
Maybe she was the victim of a rape that produced...

Maybe she was the victim of a rape that produced that child and then she went on to college to get her life together and now she is an award winning journalist who has to go to Afghanistan for 2...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-11-2019, 07:04 AM
Replies: 140
Views: 33,641
Posted By Ariana
I know right?! Maybe they are an award...

I know right?!

Maybe they are an award winning astronaut who has gone on a mars mission for 3 months and has no one to care for her kids. Where is the compassion?? :lol::lol: Don’t you know it...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-11-2019, 06:49 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 466
Posted By Ariana
You need to treat him special. When my kids were...

You need to treat him special. When my kids were small I never hugged the daycare kids too much when they could see me and I let her do things other kids could not, like sit in my lap during circle...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-10-2019, 09:51 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,507
Posted By Ariana
I swear parents don’t understand that their kids...

I swear parents don’t understand that their kids are exhausted. This one particular parent gave me a hard time about napping but would post pics of her kid falling asleep on the couch or in the car...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-10-2019, 09:49 AM
Replies: 5,572
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 599,643
Posted By Ariana
Oh man what is with these people?? I cherish...

Oh man what is with these people?? I cherish extra time with my kids!!

Hope we are getting snow soon. Drab, mild, rainy and green here...bah humbug :D
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-09-2019, 01:45 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,507
Posted By Ariana
It is all so fake. I could write a book I...

It is all so fake. I could write a book I swear!!!!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-09-2019, 01:43 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,507
Posted By Ariana
I have been down this road many times! The best...

I have been down this road many times! The best one is “they don’t have to nap, just lie quietly...sleeping is their choice”. That usually shuts them up.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-09-2019, 06:07 AM
Replies: 5,572
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 599,643
Posted By Ariana
Teacher mom has begun her never ending days off...

Teacher mom has begun her never ending days off again. So happy to be paying for it as a taxpayer. Last week stayed home for a “mental health” day, then shopping and now today she drops off kid and...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-06-2019, 10:32 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 487
Posted By Ariana
likethislikethislikethislikethis This is the...

likethislikethislikethislikethis

This is the most important thing I have learned!!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-06-2019, 06:20 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 722
Posted By Ariana
Face to face “please stop knocking so loudly in...

Face to face “please stop knocking so loudly in my old door” and explain to him what you explained to us...you are coming as fast as you can, relax!! I would then post a big sign on the door. ...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-06-2019, 06:17 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 487
Posted By Ariana
Yup, that’s single moms for you!! I would...

Yup, that’s single moms for you!! I would confront her and ask her why she needs you to open if it is just to go into work to drink coffee? Then offer her the option of paying (if you want to) or...
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