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Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-01-2011, 04:46 AM
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Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-14-2011, 01:45 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 16,157
Posted By BentleysBands
Just adding my 2 cents.. I Have a child that...

Just adding my 2 cents.. I Have a child that requires a neb treatment 3x a day.its NOT that hard nor does it take upmorw of my time. I don't charge more either.not everything needs a dollar sign...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-18-2011, 04:29 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,185
Posted By BentleysBands
I'd rather not discuss any personal issues as its...

I'd rather not discuss any personal issues as its not morally right.I Just wondered how to approach the swing issue but blackcat hit it right on the nail for me. Thx again
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-18-2011, 06:05 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,185
Posted By BentleysBands
perfect!! thanks for writing this as i was...

perfect!! thanks for writing this as i was beginning to feel like i was mean for leaving the swing out. ty ty ty
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-18-2011, 05:50 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,185
Posted By BentleysBands
i agree...been big since i've had him (23months)...

i agree...been big since i've had him (23months) . what upsets me the most is when he starts school in sept...poor guy. His bigness is genetics i guess. he eats very small portions, so i know that...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-18-2011, 05:24 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 8,441
Posted By BentleysBands
sounds great ! wtg for sticking to your policy!!

sounds great ! wtg for sticking to your policy!!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-18-2011, 05:22 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,185
Posted By BentleysBands
just thought of something...maybe i could just...

just thought of something...maybe i could just encourage him that he's too old?? this swing is for younger kids?? hes my oldest kid so it would be the truth . i mean, you have to say that to a 3y old...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-18-2011, 05:14 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,185
Posted By BentleysBands
he is 5 ....he can't use the ride ons, coupe cars...

he is 5 ....he can't use the ride ons, coupe cars or tire swing. He can do the trampoline and our huge playground and a regular swing. I don't want to hurt his feelings trust me but I also don't want...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-18-2011, 04:24 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,124
Posted By BentleysBands
I also color code their eggs so each has the same...

I also color code their eggs so each has the same amount. I fill with some candy and some empty. I give each child their own lil basket filled with $1 stuff. Hopefully the weather will be good on...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-18-2011, 04:21 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 6,773
Posted By BentleysBands
I hear ya. We do handprints each year to. But the...

I hear ya. We do handprints each year to. But the parents love to see how they have grown
I do their handprint with a poem and a lil bag of tea. This yet we are also decorating a pot and planting a...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-18-2011, 02:39 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,185
Posted By BentleysBands
Excited and Question

Hate Mondays LOL. But happy about today! Got an awesome deal on a little tykes playhouse for outside! ! Also got the kids a tire swing to replace the baby swing. They are Gonna love it!!!

So my...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-15-2011, 11:52 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,505
Posted By BentleysBands
Yep we have one along with a trampoline. The kids...

Yep we have one along with a trampoline. The kids love it all
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-15-2011, 10:02 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,553
Posted By BentleysBands
make sure to send her all the one u term or u...

make sure to send her all the one u term or u know wont be a good fit LOL

I had a neighbor a few years back open a home daycare. She couldn't figure out why I stay I'll since she couldn't get any...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-15-2011, 06:14 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 6,665
Posted By BentleysBands
We are Spongebob fanatics here...both family and...

We are Spongebob fanatics here...both family and daycare kids :eek::lol:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-15-2011, 06:11 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,419
Posted By BentleysBands
i have never been in a position to worry about...

i have never been in a position to worry about it. over the years parents and i all agree that children dont need 'preschool' . let them be kids. they just dont have the ability to sit and do work....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-14-2011, 11:06 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,710
Posted By BentleysBands
I use to have parents bring items but now I...

I use to have parents bring items but now I provide everything. All I need is the kid lol
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-14-2011, 10:40 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,091
Posted By BentleysBands
Its not my thing and glad I live in a state that...

Its not my thing and glad I live in a state that doesn't require me to be licensed BUT don't down yourself. Your a wonderful loving and caring provider!!!!Hold ur head up and smile. Be proud...u...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-14-2011, 05:05 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,373
Posted By BentleysBands
i would do it! give notice now, its plenty...

i would do it!

give notice now, its plenty of time. IMO, thats why its important for parents to have a backup!

if my parents got 'mad' oh well, then they arent a good fit.they know i have 4...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-14-2011, 02:41 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 11,299
Posted By BentleysBands
Ditto! I'm super anal and I can clean thruout the...

Ditto! I'm super anal and I can clean thruout the day while the kids play. Not hard at all. My parents only care if their kid are happy loved have fun each day. But there's definitely a difference in...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-13-2011, 02:49 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,747
Posted By BentleysBands
At one time I had 3 kids under 5, my own. I was...

At one time I had 3 kids under 5, my own. I was so over whelmed with exactly what your going thru. Only advice I have is try to enjoy it!!! They grow so quickly..mine r now 18.16.12 and I wish I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-13-2011, 09:36 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 5,193
Posted By BentleysBands
Been there done that and I also dreaded pickups....

Been there done that and I also dreaded pickups. I tried everything and nothing worked.the parents I have now r awesome in everyway. I'd love to hear others advice tho
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-12-2011, 02:06 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,095
Posted By BentleysBands
I have 4 and 1 coming in July. I have no help. If...

I have 4 and 1 coming in July. I have no help. If I'm really sick I close. Which isn't often at all. During the summer my kids like to help out on fieldtrips. The way I see it is ivhave to close for...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-12-2011, 01:55 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 56,931
Posted By BentleysBands
Sounds like a boil maybe? But no a doc doesn't...

Sounds like a boil maybe? But no a doc doesn't give antibiotics for ezxema.I have that. As long as its not oozing and is covered u should be fine. But I wouldn't definitely require a note
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-12-2011, 10:59 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,819
Posted By BentleysBands
i'm kindof like you laundrymom...my kids...

i'm kindof like you laundrymom...my kids (18,16,12,6) have all grown up with me doing homedaycare. as they have grown, yes they soetimes hate it BUT they also know its our play $$ to do fun things,...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-12-2011, 09:59 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,894
Posted By BentleysBands
Guess I'm the odd ball. I only serve "lunch"...

Guess I'm the odd ball. I only serve "lunch" foods .maynot be healthy to some but its what they like and eat it all every day. And the parents do not care. We all believe the meals u guys serve are...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-07-2011, 12:42 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 49,478
Posted By BentleysBands
awesome, we just love our playground. i'm sure...

awesome, we just love our playground. i'm sure you will too :)

we have almost 6" of mulch but we get it free so thats a plus. we add to it yearly as well as our flower beds.

glad i'm not...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-07-2011, 05:52 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 49,478
Posted By BentleysBands
heres my playground. never had a problem with...

heres my playground. never had a problem with mulch.

http://i178.photobucket.com/albums/w245/my4kiddos_album/img_2207_jpg_w560h420.jpg
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-30-2011, 08:44 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,473
Posted By BentleysBands
I know how u feel! And then when we get sick...

I know how u feel! And then when we get sick parents complain cuz we close...but I do have in my policy that if one child stayed home then the others do as Well.never had a problem with it cuz my...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-29-2011, 01:57 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,784
Posted By BentleysBands
Will be 26yrs in December

Will be 26yrs in December
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-29-2011, 01:52 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,716
Posted By BentleysBands
Holy crap!!! 76yrs??? Hope that's a typo :lol:

Holy crap!!! 76yrs??? Hope that's a typo :lol:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-22-2011, 11:30 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,399
Posted By BentleysBands
my son , 6, has just been diagnosed with sensory...

my son , 6, has just been diagnosed with sensory intergration with autistic characteristics....he displays NONE of what was posted, he is the oppitsite. he is called a sensory seeker ...most think...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-22-2011, 11:24 AM
Replies: 131
Views: 29,983
Posted By BentleysBands
i would just say the hours wont work...as for it...

i would just say the hours wont work...as for it being a long day..i disagree. my parents ALL work fulltime M-f and i'm open from 630-6p ..yes a long day but its the hours they have to work . i think...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-22-2011, 05:27 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,695
Posted By BentleysBands
i meant the outside cats? anyways, glad you dont...

i meant the outside cats? anyways, glad you dont smell today :)

heres the recipe and it DOES work!! i had a male cat spray before he was neutered . did this and now, 2 yrs later you cant smell it...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-22-2011, 05:22 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,454
Posted By BentleysBands
ditto this !!

ditto this !!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-22-2011, 05:20 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,827
Posted By BentleysBands
omg, prayers to you and your family!!! stop...

omg, prayers to you and your family!!! stop beating yourself up, you did what YOU thought was good. not everyone agrees but if YOU feel its right then fine.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-22-2011, 05:17 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,404
Posted By BentleysBands
IMO, if you have sensitive allergies to things...

IMO, if you have sensitive allergies to things like that, you should have that in your PHB or something. otherwise no one knows. kwim? i think what you did was fine. why would they get mad? just...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-22-2011, 05:12 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,695
Posted By BentleysBands
as a cat owner for years (we have 9) you can get...

as a cat owner for years (we have 9) you can get urine out of floors/carpets etc with success...theres a homemade remedy. but first , if the smell leaves when dc closes it probably is their stuff...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-22-2011, 05:06 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,827
Posted By BentleysBands
whether 'right' or 'wrong' is each persons...

whether 'right' or 'wrong' is each persons opinion but i would have done the exact thing you did. i actually have before....had no kids for whatever reason one day and had a mom who had the day off...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-22-2011, 05:00 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,525
Posted By BentleysBands
Holy Cow!! :eek: I'm not a carseat notZ...

Holy Cow!! :eek:

I'm not a carseat notZ (sp?) BUT i DO speak up when a carseat is not correct or not used. its for a childs safety!

why are you terming exactly?? just careless parenting and...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-18-2011, 05:23 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,889
Posted By BentleysBands
Yep! Have 2 but only one stays all the time since...

Yep! Have 2 but only one stays all the time since he and my DS are bffs. I see nothing wrong with it. If it works and the parent doesn't use it to abuse go for it. I have an Excellent relationship...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-08-2011, 05:30 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,182
Posted By BentleysBands
Completely agree! I call my "preschool...

Completely agree!
I call my "preschool /toddler curriculum " a play to learn approach.
all thru playing and music....along with a daily art project. Kids will learn what try need in school.its not...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-07-2011, 04:28 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,382
Posted By BentleysBands
I agree but thankfully the kids have you!...

I agree but thankfully the kids have you! Probably the only stable and consistent thing.
My parents never bring things either.....so I try my beat to make it right for the kids
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-01-2011, 02:40 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,270
Posted By BentleysBands
U Know Ur Old When....

The very FIRST child I ever watched at age 11 contacted me thru FB needing childcare for her 2 kids....2 and 5......wow! She said she has searched for me high and low!!!
Interview is tonight for a...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-22-2011, 05:22 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,296
Posted By BentleysBands
LOL......I miss spoons all the time cuz my own DS...

LOL......I miss spoons all the time cuz my own DS steals them to dig outside. Also butter knives.....not shape fyi. ...for when he plays playdough. LOL



We call it the green monster lol
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-21-2011, 02:49 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 5,369
Posted By BentleysBands
my house smells divine! We are having the...

my house smells divine! We are having the Ham/beans tonight :D

OK other than stews do u guys eat other things like fried or baked chicken, pork chops,etc?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-20-2011, 09:26 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 5,369
Posted By BentleysBands
mmmm. Sounds great!! I'm gonna go get some the...

mmmm. Sounds great!! I'm gonna go get some the ingredients an try the soup.Thx so much
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-20-2011, 04:05 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 5,369
Posted By BentleysBands
Nannyde - Meals

I read on another thread some of your meals ideas. First, how do I get my own kids to eat when They aren't use to it kwim (http://www.daycare.com/forum/showthread.php?t=16317&highlight=acronym)? Your...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-18-2011, 03:45 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 9,366
Posted By BentleysBands
Yes I think we all feel like that. I have 4 kids...

Yes I think we all feel like that. I have 4 kids of my own. What we do is use our weekends wisely.we also do family nights. Something g I have always done is to do something special with each kid...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-10-2011, 10:08 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,382
Posted By BentleysBands
I supply all items. For the exact reasons you...

I supply all items. For the exact reasons you stated.
I buy only Pampers Or luvs. Doesn't cost much when using coupons.and the parents.
Think they are getting a deal.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-09-2011, 04:09 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 20,732
Posted By BentleysBands
I would terminate! I also would not tolerate my...

I would terminate! I also would not tolerate my own child being abused at daycare.
I would let him go now before you loose other families.
good luck
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-20-2011, 02:58 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,473
Posted By BentleysBands
Toys

I have heard some of you say toys with no batteries.......so what exactly do you have? Other than blocks, legos, lil. People, cars and the like? Oh and kitchen center? What's some good old school...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-19-2011, 09:24 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,651
Posted By BentleysBands
I do a daily sheet each day but as for a log no....

I do a daily sheet each day but as for a log no. The only logging I do is bad behavior, accident report or a parent problem.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-19-2011, 08:11 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,550
Posted By BentleysBands
He would spend lots of time in a boosterseat with...

He would spend lots of time in a boosterseat with nothing. He knows better
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-19-2011, 03:08 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 5,602
Posted By BentleysBands
OMG I love a pp's comment...I too an legally...

OMG I love a pp's comment...I too an legally unlicensed :D
But I do have a fence. Yard is almost 1/2 acre. I am so using the spray paint idea!! At one point I had kids throwing things over the fence...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-19-2011, 03:02 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 10,880
Posted By BentleysBands
Maybe that can't read LOL Sorry your dealing...

Maybe that can't read LOL

Sorry your dealing with that! R u looking for something for your door that they will see right? Maybe u should use pictures lol
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-19-2011, 02:59 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,193
Posted By BentleysBands
LOL yes yes and yes! Drama girl I know first hand...

LOL yes yes and yes! Drama girl I know first hand since I have been to their house several times.makes me gag LOL
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-19-2011, 02:47 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 9,085
Posted By BentleysBands
Interesting article. Nan, since u take...

Interesting article.

Nan, since u take babies how do u keep your sanity while dealing with the crying? My now 6 month dcg is just now getting the whole lay down and play or sleep. I used the CIO...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-16-2011, 07:05 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,509
Posted By BentleysBands
Ditto here. Most pay at pickup which is fine for...

Ditto here. Most pay at pickup which is fine for me. Maybe post a large note right on your door as They come in....." friendly reminder that payment is due today" and if u get Amy slack then you...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-16-2011, 07:02 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,516
Posted By BentleysBands
I have a dog door. Never ha a problem with kids. ...

I have a dog door. Never ha a problem with kids. They just know its for the dogs and not tovtouch
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-14-2011, 08:10 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,515
Posted By BentleysBands
I stopped using potty chairs many moons ago. ...

I stopped using potty chairs many moons ago. They can get so nasty. And I hate when lil ones Thought they could remove the bowl...yuck! I Just use on of those seats that fit right on the potty
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-14-2011, 04:31 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,433
Posted By BentleysBands
Ditto. At 4 he knows better! Period.

Ditto. At 4 he knows better! Period.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-14-2011, 04:29 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,146
Posted By BentleysBands
Awesome! I had to get the app. I called my bank...

Awesome! I had to get the app. I called my bank to Make sure They offered it. Do a search for an app. For me once I did I just scanned with my phone and then using my bank app it walked me thru it
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-14-2011, 04:01 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,146
Posted By BentleysBands
Not me but I did with one of my inlaws checks for...

Not me but I did with one of my inlaws checks for my kids. It was the coolest ever LOL
My phone scanned the check. So cool lol
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-14-2011, 03:37 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,807
Posted By BentleysBands
This What I do. I close at 6p. I start dinner at...

This What I do. I close at 6p. I start dinner at 530-545 . 2 kids are still here. If parent is late which is always I allow my family to go ahead and eat. I don't tho. I don't not serve daycare...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-14-2011, 03:13 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,870
Posted By BentleysBands
Never ever during business hours! This OS for...

Never ever during business hours! This OS for everyone's safety

I do interviews after hours @ 7pm and never a weekend.

Once I meet and feel its a good match we do a 2hr playdate. Most times...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-13-2011, 05:29 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,334
Posted By BentleysBands
Thx!! I feel so much better. Was nervous as heck...

Thx!! I feel so much better. Was nervous as heck yesterday. Why I allow parents make e feel like that is beyond me. I just don't like having anyone be mad at me I guess. I do to say that I borrowed...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-13-2011, 04:54 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,152
Posted By BentleysBands
Sorry for your loss!! They should be thankful...

Sorry for your loss!!
They should be thankful you are keeping the kids half day.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-13-2011, 03:36 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,334
Posted By BentleysBands
I Did It

New dcb who started Monday Was termed last night. His behavior was something else!
it went well and mom wasn't surprised. Funny When u term THATs when the truth comes out. This was his third daycare...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-12-2011, 05:03 PM
Replies: 129
Views: 30,409
Posted By BentleysBands
I signed up for their mailing list years ago and...

I signed up for their mailing list years ago and Just use that
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-12-2011, 03:53 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,745
Posted By BentleysBands
How Do You Manage

A crying whiny 3yr old. I'm seriosly at my wits end. She is so emotional. She has been crying since she walked in this morning. Over a poptart! Came in with it wrapped. I put on counter and said She...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-11-2011, 02:04 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,557
Posted By BentleysBands
.Love this. Thanks for sharing

.Love this. Thanks for sharing
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-11-2011, 02:03 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,363
Posted By BentleysBands
Thanks so much I borrowed this and tweaked it....

Thanks so much
I borrowed this and tweaked it. I agreed for many reasons.Just needed something professional sounding And u hit it right on the nose for me.thanks So much!!! She comes in 15mins and...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-11-2011, 01:21 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,824
Posted By BentleysBands
5 full-time kids. All here from 630a-6p m-f ...

5 full-time kids. All here from 630a-6p m-f
When my 2 part timers come twice a week its same hrs
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-11-2011, 07:54 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,373
Posted By BentleysBands
P This is horrible!

P

This is horrible!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-11-2011, 05:57 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,950
Posted By BentleysBands
Its a problem because it ha to be removed...

Its a problem because it ha to be removed constantly for potty or it will get in the potty. She can't walk or play without constantly tripping etc. We have dress IP time but Not all day. Causes to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-11-2011, 05:39 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,363
Posted By BentleysBands
Yes she will be paying for this week and...

Yes she will be paying for this week and prepaying for one week. I completely see what u r saying and do agree. I'm Just looking at how I can word a letter
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-11-2011, 05:36 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,950
Posted By BentleysBands
What To Do?

Dcg 3 is so spoiled and is catered by parents beyond belief. Makes me sick. Well she comes in every morning wearing her princess dress (Halloween costume over clothes ) every morning.drives me nuts....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-11-2011, 05:18 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,363
Posted By BentleysBands
Letter Help

I had a new dcb start yesterday. No payment at drop off. Which is fine so long as I get at pickup. Some parents go by bank on the way to pickup. I require payments prepaid for the week. Well she...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-11-2011, 05:12 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,655
Posted By BentleysBands
Ditto! I surely don't do daycare for my health....

Ditto! I surely don't do daycare for my health. Wish my own kids would appreciate I do it so I can be home for THEM and so THEY can have things. But they will never get it. I just smoke and send...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-11-2011, 05:07 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,970
Posted By BentleysBands
Siblings: dcb 21 months dcg 3 going on 30....

Siblings: dcb 21 months dcg 3 going on 30. Full-time
Siblings: dcbs 2 & 3 full-time
Dcb 2 full-time
Dcg 6 months part time thankgoodness...Shes a screamer
Dcb 5 part time
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-10-2011, 09:23 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,886
Posted By BentleysBands
We took our table out since our family never used...

We took our table out since our family never used it. It was a catch all table. So we now have a little tikes table for the dcks. They sit in the same spot everyday. Keeps down on Amy unneeded...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-07-2011, 02:59 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,420
Posted By BentleysBands
Fiddler's

I have a very big drama queen dcg who's 3. Comes in crying and leaves crying. Why? Cause she plays her parents especially mom like a fiddle! Gets what she wants all the time. From wanting to open the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-06-2011, 09:16 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 8,393
Posted By BentleysBands
I supply wipes and diapers. My parents love it....

I supply wipes and diapers. My parents love it. Its also less work for me and headaches when parents do not restock the cubby or forget. I do not use pullups. Waste of time and money. I buy only...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-04-2011, 12:01 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 7,781
Posted By BentleysBands
I do pno's once a month on Fridays. I close at 6p...

I do pno's once a month on Fridays. I close at 6p and do pnos. 7p-11p
Rates vary from $20-30 . If a client its.$20 someone from Craigslist $30
we do a themed snack craft and movie
Movie starts...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-04-2011, 07:57 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,921
Posted By BentleysBands
I know exactly how u feel! I LOL 'd at your...

I know exactly how u feel! I LOL 'd at your comment u wanna shoot itself. I say That all the time
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-03-2011, 05:29 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 9,996
Posted By BentleysBands
On all day Nick Jr,noggin,Disney, DVD...

On all day


Nick Jr,noggin,Disney, DVD movies...mainly for background. We also do music
through out the day. My parents all asked at interviews if I did the TV and actually wanted it. I'm home...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-31-2010, 09:17 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,100
Posted By BentleysBands
My advice is to offer smaller portions at a time....

My advice is to offer smaller portions at a time. He maybe overwhelmed with a huge plate
Of food.

I would personally just feed him
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-16-2010, 03:46 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,670
Posted By BentleysBands
congrats!!!! so happy for you, esp. at this time...

congrats!!!! so happy for you, esp. at this time of year = extra $$ :D
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-16-2010, 03:42 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 7,250
Posted By BentleysBands
here, we never get snow so when it comes, the...

here, we never get snow so when it comes, the whole city shuts down LOL...we are expecting from 9a-2p from 2-5" which is HUGE for us...so huge that LAST night ALL city schools were already canceled....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-15-2010, 01:29 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,670
Posted By BentleysBands
how awesome!! personally i thinking...

how awesome!!

personally i thinking doubling your rate is a bit excessive. i would do $150 or so.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-15-2010, 01:22 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,538
Posted By BentleysBands
I think its diff. for each child. My now 18yr old...

I think its diff. for each child. My now 18yr old son had/has adhd and we DID do meds starting at 5yrs old and it worked wonders for him . We stopped meds when he entered middle school for many...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-15-2010, 01:17 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 15,173
Posted By BentleysBands
great idea!! i use carpet remnants cut into...

great idea!!

i use carpet remnants cut into squares. each child is a diff. color as well
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-15-2010, 01:16 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,056
Posted By BentleysBands
so very true!!

so very true!!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-15-2010, 01:15 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,056
Posted By BentleysBands
YAY!! baby was just picked up and mom said she...

YAY!! baby was just picked up and mom said she wont be back till i reopen in jan :D i'm so excited!!! LOL
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-15-2010, 10:42 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 6,249
Posted By BentleysBands
def. NOT ODD :) so thats good..sounds like she...

def. NOT ODD :) so thats good..sounds like she is just being stubborn because she knows your not watching her. most of my dck's wont clean up either or put things where they know they dont go just...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-15-2010, 10:38 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,887
Posted By BentleysBands
duct tape? or hog tie them all together? :lol:...

duct tape? or hog tie them all together? :lol: jkjk

I would section it off if you can. if you can't it would depend on their ages.what ages r u talking about?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-15-2010, 10:37 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,056
Posted By BentleysBands
exactly! i dont blame them in a way, but it...

exactly! i dont blame them in a way, but it makes it much harder for US!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-15-2010, 10:14 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,919
Posted By BentleysBands
thats awesome!!! hope you have an easy birth and...

thats awesome!!! hope you have an easy birth and healthy baby :) maybe he/she will wait till christmas :D
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-15-2010, 06:45 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,056
Posted By BentleysBands
Losing My Mind

with my 6month dcg ....all she does is scream when not held :( i have her in the pnp in the bedroom and i'm finding myself turning the tv up louder and louder to drown her out....i went in thre a...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-15-2010, 06:34 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,538
Posted By BentleysBands
the animal sounds would drive me bonkers to but i...

the animal sounds would drive me bonkers to but i know w/my own ds, he has 'ticks' which normally comes w/adhd and other things. his 'tick' is clucking his tongue...drives me insane but the more i...
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