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Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-19-2013, 02:36 PM
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Posted By Lefse&Kids
I'm up way early

I am sitting and talking to one of my dcg's who's 6 yrs old. Our conversation goes as such....

Her- "I get up really early, like 10 o'clock. Well, that's not super early. I used to have to get up...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-16-2013, 01:12 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,429
Posted By Lefse&Kids
likethis likethislikethis it may work...

likethis

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it may work if your a sahm and have all the time in the world and don't mind that your never allowed to go anywhere cuz you'll have to get kum-bi-ya (spelling?) with...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-16-2013, 12:54 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,616
Posted By Lefse&Kids
I don't believe in taking friends as clients,...

I don't believe in taking friends as clients, UNLESS you are a no nonsense, upfront, don't hide behind your smile person. The reality is that this friendship may end if that the business relationship...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-16-2013, 08:09 AM
Replies: 5,807
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 650,320
Posted By Lefse&Kids
Counting Down the Days till BYE BYE

I finally termed a dkf I couldn't stand any longer. The dcb is 5, not potty trained AT ALL, doesn't know how to drink from a cup (dcm says she only uses sippy cups at home), smells horribly like...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-15-2013, 07:06 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 4,433
Posted By Lefse&Kids
Waitress then various line manufacturing jobs....

Waitress then various line manufacturing jobs. All of which got me into awesome shape. That's the only thing I miss about them. I looked soooo good in a bikini and could weight lift with the best of...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-02-2013, 11:45 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 17,476
Posted By Lefse&Kids
Smile What a great article! I think I may mention to...

What a great article! I think I may mention to her. Thanks
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-02-2013, 09:58 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 17,476
Posted By Lefse&Kids
LOL,:-D I can hear this dcm saying that. Dcb...

LOL,:-D

I can hear this dcm saying that. Dcb has done a genetics test done but from what I hear they don't test for everything, just common things.

in exhausted from trying for so long. He has...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-02-2013, 08:22 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 17,476
Posted By Lefse&Kids
Almost 5 Yr Old Not Potty Trained Still!

I've posted about this dkb before. In the beginning I was willing to work with him, and I did. Every method possible. He will be 5 in two weeks and still NOT potty trained AT ALL.

I understand...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-16-2013, 08:13 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,473
Posted By Lefse&Kids
Yesterday, he was flailing and upset soo much he...

Yesterday, he was flailing and upset soo much he actually gave himself a bloody nose! That made him even more upset (mom knows all this too). he gets to a point that I don't think he has control of...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-16-2013, 08:04 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,473
Posted By Lefse&Kids
just looked back, yes it was worded wrong (my...

just looked back, yes it was worded wrong (my mind was going way to fast :-) )....He wouldn't be restraining him just making sure he doesn't throw furniture or hit other children or himself...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-16-2013, 07:19 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,473
Posted By Lefse&Kids
update

Thank you so much for everyone's input. We had no other episodes of violence (although a few times were close) today. I talked with the mom and told her about what happened and let her know that...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-15-2013, 12:48 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,473
Posted By Lefse&Kids
Thanks, I think I will term.....Also, is how I...

Thanks, I think I will term.....Also, is how I reacted to his outbursts a good way to handle it? I didn't want to make it worse by forcing him upstairs (although I did have to carry him (my arms were...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-15-2013, 12:12 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,473
Posted By Lefse&Kids
I am about to term him if it doesn't improve or...

I am about to term him if it doesn't improve or the parents don't give me an effective tool to use that will calm him down.

He is an only child and doesn't have to share at home which is also...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-15-2013, 11:44 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,473
Posted By Lefse&Kids
7 yr old w/ Aspergers Very Violent

Just for the summer I have a boy who gets very violent when he is corrected. He was originally diagnosed with opposition defiance disorder and now its aspergers. I am trying to learn as much about...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-12-2013, 09:09 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 15,619
Posted By Lefse&Kids
OP, I do also tell them they are not hurt. Lies...

OP, I do also tell them they are not hurt. Lies are not ignored but addressed at that time... but to take a powerful statement (in my opinion it is powerful) to essentially nothing is not a reliable...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-12-2013, 07:07 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 15,619
Posted By Lefse&Kids
I have to say, that while the nickname suggestion...

I have to say, that while the nickname suggestion may work and be funny, I will never do it and I hope OP doesn't either. Here's why...

I have experiences too close to home concerning child abuse...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-10-2013, 07:50 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 7,045
Posted By Lefse&Kids
I don't offer many options for toys, but that...

I don't offer many options for toys, but that doesn't stop the kids from having endless imagination with them.

The more choices, the more you'll hear, "I'm BORED!"

I have found many a...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-03-2013, 10:26 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,962
Posted By Lefse&Kids
I think I will be looking at getting an alarm for...

I think I will be looking at getting an alarm for the door. Not only would it remedy that, it will let me know ANY time the door opens (my stepson frequently forgets to lock doors when he uses...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-03-2013, 08:07 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,962
Posted By Lefse&Kids
I wasn't offended or put off by anyone's...

I wasn't offended or put off by anyone's comments. The other perspective about the toilet from a dcp is valid. My bathroom doors are closed off normally. Like I said it all lined up for a perfect...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-03-2013, 07:33 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,962
Posted By Lefse&Kids
I'm open late because I do mostly, off hours...

I'm open late because I do mostly, off hours care/part-timers. My hours are not set but all agreed times between me and dcps are set in advance.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-03-2013, 07:15 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,962
Posted By Lefse&Kids
During dcg's crying I changed her and told her I...

During dcg's crying I changed her and told her I had just scolded her for playing in the toilet. DCM says "oohhh, I scold for that too." It wasn't what she said to me, it was her behavior toward me....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-03-2013, 06:23 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,962
Posted By Lefse&Kids
DCM Spying At Door?

've had this 16m dcg yesterday. I'v had her for a while and she loves it here, immediately runs for our backyard. Is like one of my own.

Well, her mom was due back around 8pm and around that...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-02-2013, 09:51 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,762
Posted By Lefse&Kids
Do tell! What do you serve? :) Always looking for...

Do tell! What do you serve? :) Always looking for homeruns...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-02-2013, 10:53 AM
Replies: 1,169
Views: 241,253
Posted By Lefse&Kids
My son goes to a dcb with this stick contstructed...

My son goes to a dcb with this stick contstructed contraption thingy and says (very well pronounced)"...this is a zzzvuujukkenjvuuzill".... seriously, this word was on purpose. I asked him to repeat...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-02-2013, 07:44 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,366
Posted By Lefse&Kids
I'm a softie too. I love the kiddos too much and...

I'm a softie too. I love the kiddos too much and care about the parents too much. It is such a fine balance of being caring and then being business. It is hard not to get the two intermingled too...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-02-2013, 06:23 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,762
Posted By Lefse&Kids
I don't have a problem with kids getting things...

I don't have a problem with kids getting things that appeal to their tastebuds, but when it creates kwa (kids with attitude) who won't eat anything but, then its a problem.

I grew up in poverty...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-01-2013, 09:24 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 974
Posted By Lefse&Kids
ive heard of it but don't offer it. we have so...

ive heard of it but don't offer it. we have so many drop-in centers it would be hard to get full. its a great idea and I suppose if its popular in your area it might be worth it. advertise it on...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-28-2013, 11:37 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,636
Posted By Lefse&Kids
After this, I think a kind letter of sorts is in...

After this, I think a kind letter of sorts is in order. I don't mind the 10 minute chats, or even offering coffee (IF kids are napping, which they never are, or I have no other children besides the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-28-2013, 07:41 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,636
Posted By Lefse&Kids
I love it! put her to work. There is always...

I love it! put her to work. There is always dishes! and vacuuming and mopping, and toy cleaning......oh the list is endless. Great idea!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-28-2013, 07:33 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,636
Posted By Lefse&Kids
I'm in the same boat, only I was tricked into it....

I'm in the same boat, only I was tricked into it. The contract signed stated she would drop off at 730 and pick up at 430. Now, state law says that they can come in anytime and watch their child...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-26-2013, 08:00 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,077
Posted By Lefse&Kids
The kids here are the exact same way! I can...

The kids here are the exact same way! I can barely take it... I end up throwing away 90% of what I make for them. I set an example and eat healthy in front of them, but that doesn't seem to help. I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-26-2013, 06:23 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,339
Posted By Lefse&Kids
Currently, its our couch. But I'm getting "fit"...

Currently, its our couch. But I'm getting "fit" spots to put on each level. I want them to be blue and the size of a square yard, but I don't know what kind of material to use. Do they sell rubber...
Forum: New Members - Welcome to the Daycare.com Forum! 06-25-2013, 09:17 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,510
Posted By Lefse&Kids
I know how you feel. It is sooo hard to deal...

I know how you feel. It is sooo hard to deal with, but it is also very normal. No matter how much an infant may know you, they all go through this long phase. I have my own tactics of handling it...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-25-2013, 08:40 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,014
Posted By Lefse&Kids
I would put her to let her get out some emotion....

I would put her to let her get out some emotion. I do leave the door propped open and in a pnp so she is safe. But I also tell parents I practice this as part of teaching emotion management so they...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-25-2013, 08:09 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,014
Posted By Lefse&Kids
My dcg also screamed bloody murder when leaving...

My dcg also screamed bloody murder when leaving the room, going to the bathroom, nap time, etc. I put her in her own room. I purposely put up with the screaming when I left the room/bathroom because...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-25-2013, 07:40 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,014
Posted By Lefse&Kids
Had the SAME thing. It is tough. My method of...

Had the SAME thing. It is tough. My method of getting through it is to not let yourself react to her insecurities. Understand that she has anxiety and is learning how to deal with this new emotion...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-25-2013, 06:38 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,259
Posted By Lefse&Kids
Oh, we are in the same boat, sort of. Barely...

Oh, we are in the same boat, sort of. Barely making ends meat, but I do have dck's. I'm trying to grow our business and provide a feasible lifestyle for my family. Hard work. Here is what helps us......
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-25-2013, 06:23 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,415
Posted By Lefse&Kids
I agree, post it and don't worry about looking...

I agree, post it and don't worry about looking tacky...If they are actually your friends then they will not think its tacky but look at it as an opportunity to help out.

Wish I could help, just...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-24-2013, 07:14 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,760
Posted By Lefse&Kids
Thanks so much....I keep revisiting the rate...

Thanks so much....I keep revisiting the rate change, I don't want to change it if I don't have to but it will go up.

I think I will try to reorganize the fees and rates before I just raise them. ...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-24-2013, 07:02 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,580
Posted By Lefse&Kids
thanks so much...I will check that out. He is a...

thanks so much...I will check that out. He is a sweet boy, I have tried many methods to see what will succeed with him.

If I knew where his mind was coming from I could help him a little better,...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-24-2013, 01:41 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,580
Posted By Lefse&Kids
5 Yr Old Not Potty Trained.....At All

I have been working with a 5 yr old dcb for about 6 months now. There has been no progress. In fact, it has gotten worse. He used to tell me when he peed, but now he won't tell me at all and he will...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-24-2013, 12:30 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,293
Posted By Lefse&Kids
I am glad I'm not the only one who is dealing...

I am glad I'm not the only one who is dealing with this. A dcb is 12 months and won't take a sippy, won't hold his bottle, and will not pick up food to eat.

I watched him from 3 months to 5...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-24-2013, 12:14 PM
Replies: 1,169
Views: 241,253
Posted By Lefse&Kids
watching a 20 month old (who no longer gets a...

watching a 20 month old (who no longer gets a paci) "correct" a 4 month old by taking the paci out of the baby's mouth, pat the baby's tummy, then give me the pacifier and then point to the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-21-2013, 04:41 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,760
Posted By Lefse&Kids
Makes sense. I'll have to sit down and really...

Makes sense. I'll have to sit down and really figure out the most effective way to set up the financial aspect of it. And looking at it again, it wasn't close to the 50% (quick math is NOT my...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-21-2013, 11:15 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,760
Posted By Lefse&Kids
It would be about a 35 dollar per week increase...

It would be about a 35 dollar per week increase for full time and part time. I'm going from 125 to 160 /wk for full time and 85 to 110 for part time.

Most places charge between 140 and 150 per...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-21-2013, 09:00 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,760
Posted By Lefse&Kids
Rate Change- How To Explain Steep Increase

I am needing to raise my rates - not until the start of the school year but I am torn about how to explain this to parents.

When I started I charged well below the average for the area. I offered...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-20-2013, 01:13 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,010
Posted By Lefse&Kids
Looking for a Retail Space With a Lawn

I'm looking to expand my daycare into a group facility but here's the problem.....

There are a few places in town that are in the retail areas and have a "backyard". I'm coming up empty handed...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-19-2013, 09:25 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,245
Posted By Lefse&Kids
I have had these things happen too. I used to shy...

I have had these things happen too. I used to shy away from correcting the behavior when the parents were present. I would let them make excuses and say "oohhh, he just cant transition".....But I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-04-2013, 08:03 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 6,706
Posted By Lefse&Kids
I am about 9 months new to daycare and still feel...

I am about 9 months new to daycare and still feel like I am just now hitting my stride(a little bit). Don't know how long it took everyone else but I think each daycare is unique to how...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-14-2013, 09:13 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 29,755
Posted By Lefse&Kids
I love the outside bye bye method. I used to have...

I love the outside bye bye method. I used to have issues with pick-up and drop-offs but since I switched to having the kids get ready to go home I have had no real issues . I think it works because...
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 11-27-2012, 06:05 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,834
Posted By Lefse&Kids
In my experience with taxes.... If your not...

In my experience with taxes.... If your not married, everything has to be in your name. Your fiance may be on these things but you need to be the primary holder of anything you may claim. Also,...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-27-2012, 05:47 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,137
Posted By Lefse&Kids
Need Help Creating a Daily Schedule

In my area, my business niche is off hours/part-time childcare. This has turned out good for me but leaves me with an issue. I have a hard time creating a schedule that I can stick to day to day. The...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-10-2012, 03:06 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,367
Posted By Lefse&Kids
Thanks for the reminder and compliment! It is...

Thanks for the reminder and compliment! It is easy to say its the parents and I definitely don't want to become bitter towards the kids or the parents. I too have two kids and was lucky enough to get...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-10-2012, 08:39 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,367
Posted By Lefse&Kids
Thanks, my business is still in its baby stages...

Thanks, my business is still in its baby stages I'll have to stick it out. She is an only child, so her parents can and do (from what I see) attend to her every groan, I know they mean well though. I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-09-2012, 09:25 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,536
Posted By Lefse&Kids
Just had a situation that made me wonder

I try not to think about it, but it does get to me. I provide a lot of love and fun to the kiddos but there was a situation I think I'm worrying way too much it.

Perhaps I asked for it too,...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-09-2012, 08:58 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,367
Posted By Lefse&Kids
1yr DCG Crying Constantly

I have had this little girl for nearly 2 months, 5 days a week for 4 hours a day. The issue I seem to have is she constantly wants me in the room within 5 feet of her. If I am not, she will whine and...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-26-2012, 08:35 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,246
Posted By Lefse&Kids
I have the same thing going on with my 4 yr old

She is lovely, smart and sweet. But has lots of trouble respecting authority. I don't give 2nd chances in my daycare for children of this age. I'm not mean about it, but I have learned that they will...
Forum: New Members - Welcome to the Daycare.com Forum! 10-24-2012, 08:11 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 28,191
Posted By Lefse&Kids
New to Daycare

Hello, I'm Heather and, as of a few months ago, I just started my own In-Home Daycare. I have always dreamed of having a positive influence on kids and make a difference, even if its just a small...
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