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Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum Today, 05:15 PM
Replies: 1
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Posted By Ariana
The parents need to either put him to bed an hour...

The parents need to either put him to bed an hour later or wake him an hour earlier. My guess is he sleeps in? It sounds like he has outgrown his nap due to too much sleep at night but still needs...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum Today, 05:05 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 70
Posted By Ariana
This is her 100%! Today we were getting ready to...

This is her 100%! Today we were getting ready to go outside and she just looks around completely bewildered. I had to coax her into the entryway by waving my hand furiously to ďcome hereĒ. In the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum Today, 01:42 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 219
Posted By Ariana
:lol::lol:

:lol::lol:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum Today, 01:31 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 70
Posted By Ariana
Explaining Rules

I have an 18 month old who is having a lot of trouble understanding rules. One rule in particular is no toys in the trampoline and one person at a time. She has been with me since September but...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum Today, 09:57 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 219
Posted By Ariana
Hello backbone, goodbye crazy kid :ouch: ...

Hello backbone, goodbye crazy kid :ouch:

happyface
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-16-2019, 07:25 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 658
Posted By Ariana
Oh gosh maybe providing diapers is not the way to...

Oh gosh maybe providing diapers is not the way to go if this is the case! I am so sorry you are dealing with this :(

Maybe the best approach would be to have diapers on hand that you buy and if...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-14-2019, 01:23 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 658
Posted By Ariana
Agree with Pestle. I would leave dcb out of all...

Agree with Pestle. I would leave dcb out of all crafts that require parental input. Let the parent know why if they ask. Start supplying diapers and charge them. Term if they donít agree.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-14-2019, 12:11 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 484
Posted By Ariana
Ugh poor you :hug: I had strep last year and it...

Ugh poor you :hug: I had strep last year and it was THE WORST!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-14-2019, 12:08 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 583
Posted By Ariana
I am confused by what this dad thinks baby food...

I am confused by what this dad thinks baby food is! Like Pestle mentioned, baby food is just mushed up regular food so how is it going to affect stomach diseases in any way?! I smell a mental...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-14-2019, 07:35 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 396
Posted By Ariana
If sitting out is a currency for a child I use...

If sitting out is a currency for a child I use it. Otherwise I do natural consequences such as removing from an area like sensory bin, taking away a toy etc. most of my behavior management comes...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-14-2019, 07:29 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 804
Posted By Ariana
I didnít read that in her post :confused: If...

I didnít read that in her post :confused: If that is the case then it definitely wonít work! I had an infant for two days a week and he would cry the first full hour before falling asleep. ...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-13-2019, 04:06 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 804
Posted By Ariana
I have dealt with many parents who had bad sleep...

I have dealt with many parents who had bad sleep habits when entering care. I don’t elaborate much and my go to line is “you might be surprised what she will adapt too once she gets used to the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-12-2019, 01:16 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 484
Posted By Ariana
Both you and your husband were contagious before...

Both you and your husband were contagious before symptoms so they have no right to get mad. Also you can just tell them that you are now feeling symptoms come on. Totally up to you though if you...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-12-2019, 01:13 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 385
Posted By Ariana
Thanks for the exaplanation! This sounds like a...

Thanks for the exaplanation! This sounds like a reasonable and quite normal educational objective for an infant.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-12-2019, 01:10 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 484
Posted By Ariana
I woukd wait and give a heads up at the end of...

I woukd wait and give a heads up at the end of the day. You want that strep test to come back positive for treatment so waiting will help the virus develop as well. Nothing worse than a negative...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-11-2019, 06:09 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 385
Posted By Ariana
What educational goals do you have for an infant?

What educational goals do you have for an infant?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-11-2019, 06:07 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 583
Posted By Ariana
All of my kids start at 12 months and most are...

All of my kids start at 12 months and most are completely transitioned to my regulat menu by 18 months. Some kids come in having had everything and some kids are still on baby food at 12 months.
...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-11-2019, 01:45 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 329
Posted By Ariana
I spent a lot and got a Dyson a few years ago. I...

I spent a lot and got a Dyson a few years ago. I just donated it to someone who knows someone who can fix it. Long story short I will never buy an expensive vacuum again. My new vacuum was $80 a...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-08-2019, 09:08 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 227
Posted By Ariana
Since thereís nothing there, I would give him a...

Since thereís nothing there, I would give him a tissue to carry around. Then he can wipe as needed. Change out the tissue every once in a while. If this will save your sanity I would do it. I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-07-2019, 01:20 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 552
Posted By Ariana
100%!! I would also decline to see her. If it...

100%!! I would also decline to see her. If it ends badly youíll be the next she bad mouths.

Funny how she wants to get a feel for how you will be but wasnít able to do that the last two times. ...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-07-2019, 11:16 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 290
Posted By Ariana
I would charge them a late fee if they say they...

I would charge them a late fee if they say they are going to be early and then do not come. Let them know it is their schedule for that day and you will be charging late fees accordingly.

Like...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-07-2019, 11:10 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 364
Posted By Ariana
Yeah unfortunately the only thing that works for...

Yeah unfortunately the only thing that works for rude inconsiderate people is to hit them in their wallets. I would increase the late fee to at least $15 for the first 5 minutes and then $1 a minute...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-07-2019, 11:06 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 306
Posted By Ariana
Agree with preparing her for the eventual...

Agree with preparing her for the eventual departure and bye bye outside for older kid. Seeing mom just adds to the misery. I also will run through the day until they see the person again, so:...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-07-2019, 08:53 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 311
Posted By Ariana
At that age I would sit at eye level and help...

At that age I would sit at eye level and help them brainstorm ways to get along. ďIt seems like you both are having a hard time getting along, what seems to be the problemĒ? Then talk about how...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-06-2019, 12:03 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 267
Posted By Ariana
I have done exclusively part time and this kid...

I have done exclusively part time and this kid can definitely be trained on 4 days a week. Unfortunately it requires a seperate room and loud sound machine :)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-06-2019, 11:58 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 318
Posted By Ariana
Dairy has been taken out as a food group here in...

Dairy has been taken out as a food group here in Canada, hopefully other countries follow suit. It is now part of the alternative proteins/meats. Formula or BM and water really should be the drink...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-06-2019, 09:43 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 493
Posted By Ariana
We never get cancelled school but definitely...

We never get cancelled school but definitely cancelled busses when snowfall exceeds a certain amount or there is freezing rain (which is brutal!). We drove the kids in to school yesterday because the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-06-2019, 09:33 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 427
Posted By Ariana
I guess she spends all of her time doing things...

I guess she spends all of her time doing things that donít matter, like pretending she is a perfect mom for her social media audience instead of actually being a good mom by hanging out with her kid....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-05-2019, 07:12 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 229
Posted By Ariana
I also have vinyl laminate in my daycare kitchen...

I also have vinyl laminate in my daycare kitchen and my mop and Lysol cleaner works perfectly. I make the water really hot and use quite a bit of cleaner to get the stickiness off. Of course I also...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-05-2019, 09:42 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 733
Posted By Ariana
My door is always locked as well and I have an...

My door is always locked as well and I have an alarm system engaged at all times. I donít live in a rough neighbourhood but B&Eís donít tend to happen in bad neighbourhoods! We get quite a few in...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-04-2019, 12:42 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 505
Posted By Ariana
I never let daycare kids play with my kids toys...

I never let daycare kids play with my kids toys unless my kids said it was ok. He should have his own toys that he can either share or not, up to him. The first step would be to figure out how to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-04-2019, 07:33 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 278
Posted By Ariana
This was my daughter before we discovered her...

This was my daughter before we discovered her sensitivity to dairy.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-03-2019, 12:46 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 486
Posted By Ariana
You are such an amazing person to do that for...

You are such an amazing person to do that for your elderly neighbour :hug:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-01-2019, 09:49 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 603
Posted By Ariana
It is horrible that she is using you like this. ...

It is horrible that she is using you like this. Do something nice like invite your kid over for a playdate only to play on your guilt about taking her kids.

Tell her what you WANT to tell her,...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-31-2019, 03:37 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 798
Posted By Ariana
I think I would also feel a bit odd if suddenly...

I think I would also feel a bit odd if suddenly they started asking my kid if they had bruises out of the blue. I would feel like I am being accused of something all of a sudden. I think the OP...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-31-2019, 03:30 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 418
Posted By Ariana
Wow that one mom took the one thing that would...

Wow that one mom took the one thing that would make a daycare teacher sane, their small 30 minute break time. That mom is an idiot in purest form. When I worksd in a centre I was unionized so we...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-31-2019, 11:29 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 696
Posted By Ariana
ďOh no figured everyone was staying home today...

ďOh no figured everyone was staying home today and I decided to run some errands. Tell the boys I am sorry and we will see them tomorrowĒ

Who cares if its true or not and errands donít always...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-30-2019, 02:45 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 264
Posted By Ariana
Wow thanks for posting! Really want to try this...

Wow thanks for posting! Really want to try this with the kids as I saw a video on the weather app. Unfortunately its too cold to go out this week (-30C).
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-30-2019, 02:43 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 798
Posted By Ariana
I had a child come into care last week with a...

I had a child come into care last week with a large goose egg on her forehead. Her hair is always in her face and luckily I got down to her level to ask her how she was (my routine inspection) and...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-29-2019, 11:50 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,464
Posted By Ariana
I have a non stop texting parent and have a clear...

I have a non stop texting parent and have a clear policy to only contact me outside of daycare hours to tell me about an absence the following day or the day of. She does not listen. I also tell...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-29-2019, 11:39 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 517
Posted By Ariana
I think we all start out in this business with...

I think we all start out in this business with this naive idea that other parents are as invested with their kids as we are in ours. Unfortunately I have yet to meet any parents that are this way! ...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-28-2019, 12:07 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 325
Posted By Ariana
I get them to sign a regular contract, the same...

I get them to sign a regular contract, the same one they would sign if they were starting the next day. It has the contracted date on it and in ny policy it states that the deposit is non refundable...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-27-2019, 09:14 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 315
Posted By Ariana
I do heart shaped pancakes for lunch (easy lunch,...

I do heart shaped pancakes for lunch (easy lunch, cut pancakes with cookie cutters) and then we do heart tracing or painting. I have a red coloured sensory bin that I pull out for vday and fall. ...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-27-2019, 04:42 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 325
Posted By Ariana
I am willing to hold a spot for a couple of weeks...

I am willing to hold a spot for a couple of weeks with a nonrefundable deposit if they do not start care. If they start care, the deposit is applied to their last two weeks.

I will hold a spot IF...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-27-2019, 01:33 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 341
Posted By Ariana
Can you just wait until it runs out in March and...

Can you just wait until it runs out in March and not renew. I habe a feeling they might contact you at that point.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-26-2019, 11:47 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 728
Posted By Ariana
I would call the police non emergency line and...

I would call the police non emergency line and ask them what to do. As far as I know they will go to his house even if he is no longer driving.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-25-2019, 08:40 AM
Replies: 4,941
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 507,528
Posted By Ariana
I have parents like this!!! One mom sat in my...

I have parents like this!!! One mom sat in my driveway and ate McDonaldís.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-25-2019, 08:02 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,018
Posted By Ariana
The boredom, oh God the boredom!!!

The boredom, oh God the boredom!!!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-25-2019, 08:00 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 399
Posted By Ariana
My hunch is that they are not sleeping that long...

My hunch is that they are not sleeping that long but are left in their beds that long. The baby is likely trying to make up for lack of brain stimulation by staying awake at your house. I would...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-25-2019, 07:52 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 739
Posted By Ariana
I personally wouldn’t change my routine at all. ...

I personally wouldn’t change my routine at all. Just keep doing your thing. When a parent comes, send their kid to the door or carry them out and then go back. The parents are responsible for...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-24-2019, 10:44 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 221
Posted By Ariana
I have also seen them on Amazon but be sure to...

I have also seen them on Amazon but be sure to have it pretty securely fastened into studs before using it! It would make me nervous.

Make it yourself!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-23-2019, 01:53 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 363
Posted By Ariana
Possible ADHD? They can have a lot of impulse...

Possible ADHD? They can have a lot of impulse control issues.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-23-2019, 01:00 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 363
Posted By Ariana
A commonly observed behavior does not make it...

A commonly observed behavior does not make it normal. Normal would be a behavior that all kids go through like dropping food when first learning to eat. No psychologist on earth will convince me...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-23-2019, 09:43 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 312
Posted By Ariana
I sent a child home yesterday with crazy runny...

I sent a child home yesterday with crazy runny nose. It was like a faucet. She stayed home today as well. It is my policy that a running faucet nose is excluded for sanitary reasons. I don’t mind...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-23-2019, 09:39 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 363
Posted By Ariana
Not normal!! This kind of stuff goes on because...

Not normal!! This kind of stuff goes on because itís being allowed at home. By 3 he should have received the message that hitting is unacceptable but he hasnít. Does he hit his parents? The...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-22-2019, 04:05 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 269
Posted By Ariana
Observations are a really good tool for...

Observations are a really good tool for understanding your daycare kids. Is there an area they love to play in? I did this and realized that all of my kids love the kitchen area so I made that area...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-21-2019, 11:26 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 394
Posted By Ariana
I had this happen a few years ago. Mom couldnít...

I had this happen a few years ago. Mom couldnít even drive up my street, so she parked and carried her 2 year old while she had her 6 month old strapped to her in waist high snow to get to my house!...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-21-2019, 09:06 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 307
Posted By Ariana
Thanks everyone! Now I am wondering if I should...

Thanks everyone! Now I am wondering if I should be signing the receipts and giving hard copies instead of email. Maybe I will start doing both.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-20-2019, 06:08 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 342
Posted By Ariana
Agreed! Most kids donít start ingesting food...

Agreed! Most kids donít start ingesting food until closer to a year so I would just keep putting food on his plate and modeling. He will get there.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-20-2019, 06:07 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 307
Posted By Ariana
Receipts

I always give tax receipts in January and I usually just make my own in Word and email it as a jpg file (picture) to my families.

How do you send receipts? Wondering if hardcopy is better or if...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-18-2019, 11:42 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 470
Posted By Ariana
This is me too. I will start them off with mushy...

This is me too. I will start them off with mushy foods to see how they do (think steamed carrots or potato) and then warm up to regular foods. If mom sends purees I give the infant the spoon and...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-16-2019, 03:44 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 478
Posted By Ariana
This would be a definite send home as per my...

This would be a definite send home as per my policies. A child coughing like this needs to go home, maybe then mom will wake up from her denial and get her child some help. SMH, some parents :mad:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-16-2019, 12:16 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 472
Posted By Ariana
Hi DCM, Although we scheduled an interview I...

Hi DCM,
Although we scheduled an interview I believe I was a bit hasty in my decision to possibly enroll your child. I looked over my numbers and curriculum plans for next year and unfortunately I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-14-2019, 06:44 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 381
Posted By Ariana
She is having a tantrum so you can either ignore...

She is having a tantrum so you can either ignore until she gives in and drinks it or call the mom everytime she refuses to take it. I would have a chat with mom about what is going on and let her...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-14-2019, 09:46 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 333
Posted By Ariana
I have stand up file holders from ikea...those...

I have stand up file holders from ikea...those cardboard ones. Each kid gets their own and then I have two misc. ones for other paperwork. When a child leaves the files go into my big filing...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-14-2019, 09:29 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 715
Posted By Ariana
I cook and have always done it this way. It is...

I cook and have always done it this way. It is just easier to feed everyone the same thing and make sure they are getting healthy foods. Unhealthy food is one more conversation I do not want to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-11-2019, 11:33 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 441
Posted By Ariana
The only way to break this habit is to stop doing...

The only way to break this habit is to stop doing it in my opinion. We learned to never encourage kids to eat, serve the food and that is it.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-10-2019, 10:16 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 346
Posted By Ariana
Perfect happyface. Thanks!

Perfect happyface. Thanks!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-10-2019, 10:14 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 505
Posted By Ariana
9 years old is too young to be home alone and if...

9 years old is too young to be home alone and if she is scared even more of a problem. Geez this lady is ballzy!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-10-2019, 10:11 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 362
Posted By Ariana
Maybe an hour at most. I do everything during my...

Maybe an hour at most. I do everything during my working hours. I work 10 hours a day and that is more than enough. I am currently in the middle of rearranging the play spaces and have been doing...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-10-2019, 10:07 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 749
Posted By Ariana
I start at 4 years old or if I have a 3 year old...

I start at 4 years old or if I have a 3 year old who is ready and willing. I start with their names instead of practicing letters because they have ownership over their names and it makes them proud...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-10-2019, 10:02 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 422
Posted By Ariana
If it were me and I have been in this situation...

If it were me and I have been in this situation before with a toxic co-worker I would go to my boss and let her know how you are feeling and let her know if she is not terminated (OR whatever you...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-09-2019, 07:21 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 346
Posted By Ariana
Sorry to hijack this thread but I am also wanting...

Sorry to hijack this thread but I am also wanting to buy this gate. It wonít be up in my home all the time so I am wondering how easy it is to take down, store and pull out? I would leave the wall...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-04-2019, 06:49 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 367
Posted By Ariana
I would have told her at the door, and have done...

I would have told her at the door, and have done this, that kids go down for nap as usual and that I do not recommend letting kids sleep in as it messes with that schedule. If the child is not...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-30-2018, 04:08 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 335
Posted By Ariana
I agree with a loud sound machine. I find all...

I agree with a loud sound machine. I find all kids sleep better with it.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-30-2018, 04:06 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 375
Posted By Ariana
I have a 3 yr old in a pack and play and have no...

I have a 3 yr old in a pack and play and have no intention of switching her over to a mat. If I did I would have to sit beside her to make sure she didnít get up and get into things. She loves her...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-30-2018, 04:02 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,020
Posted By Ariana
Yes! It is actually an expensive plush blanket...

Yes! It is actually an expensive plush blanket from Walmart but yeah has her face printed all over it :rolleyes::lol:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-24-2018, 09:45 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 647
Posted By Ariana
Great idea Michael!! Thank you :)

Great idea Michael!! Thank you :)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-24-2018, 09:43 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 422
Posted By Ariana
I allow back if the scab is covered with...

I allow back if the scab is covered with something (bandaid or liquid skin) and then let them know that if it breaks open they need to pick up.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-24-2018, 09:42 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,020
Posted By Ariana
Mom came today with part two of my gift. A $25...

Mom came today with part two of my gift. A $25 GC to a restaurant and a $25 gift card to the liquor store plus handmade soap, shampoo bar and hand wash!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-24-2018, 09:40 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,020
Posted By Ariana
:lol::lol:

:lol::lol:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-22-2018, 02:43 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,020
Posted By Ariana
What a beautiful story! The true meaning of...

What a beautiful story! The true meaning of Christmas for sure lovethis
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-21-2018, 07:08 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 661
Posted By Ariana
Absolutely! I breastfed my own kids until 20...

Absolutely! I breastfed my own kids until 20 months (self weaned) and 2 years (I weaned) and after that they got rice, almond or coconut milk. Even now my kids do not drink cow milk or eat dairy in...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-21-2018, 07:01 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,020
Posted By Ariana
Family #1 - Movie passes for my family and a...

Family #1 - Movie passes for my family and a heartfelt card

Family #2 - Mom owns a spa and did my nails for free. She told me it was part one of my gift but have yet to receive part two!
...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-21-2018, 12:49 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 529
Posted By Ariana
I have worked with diarrhea but not vomitting or...

I have worked with diarrhea but not vomitting or anything else serious. I don’t get sick very often but have taken two days for a flu this year.

Right now I have a fever but it is my last day so...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-21-2018, 06:07 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,170
Posted By Ariana
Always. YES!!!

Always. YES!!!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-20-2018, 06:46 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 661
Posted By Ariana
I am not sure why there would be negative...

I am not sure why there would be negative comments!

This exact same thing is happening here with a girl the same age. She refused all breast milk and whole milk here so mom breastfeeds her at...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-20-2018, 06:13 PM
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Posted By Ariana
Wow this is quite a precedent!

Wow this is quite a precedent!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-20-2018, 06:01 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 385
Posted By Ariana
It is pretty easy to screen for AP parents simply...

It is pretty easy to screen for AP parents simply by letting them know your expectations and what you can and cannot do. I have had to term two AP parents and when I had another one inquire about...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-20-2018, 09:24 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,307
Posted By Ariana
Your husband doesnít run your daycare so why does...

Your husband doesnít run your daycare so why does he get a say in it? Is it for financial reasons? My husband can be similar because he just does not get it!

You have to do what you feel...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-20-2018, 06:46 AM
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Posted By Ariana
Every single time a parent in care decides now is...

Every single time a parent in care decides now is the time to potty train they never ever consult with me.

My conversation with DCD this morning:
DCD: so we are going to try potty training over...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-18-2018, 03:21 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 674
Posted By Ariana
I always term through email. It works better for...

I always term through email. It works better for me and the family gets to digest the info before responding.

I would just let them know that due to some of the issues discussed (I assume you have...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-18-2018, 07:18 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 369
Posted By Ariana
If anyone in my family ever gets lice I am pretty...

If anyone in my family ever gets lice I am pretty sure I would burn my house down and shave our heads :lol:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-18-2018, 07:14 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 321
Posted By Ariana
I would give her the 4oz but spread it out so she...

I would give her the 4oz but spread it out so she is getting more feeds. So instead of 6oz in 4-5 feeds do 4oz in 6 feeds type of thing. This way she is getting the milk but not too much at each...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-18-2018, 07:10 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 431
Posted By Ariana
Why does the cat keep coming around and why is...

Why does the cat keep coming around and why is the child not being supervised more closely? How many kids do you have? I donít mean to blame you for any of this just thring to understand the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-18-2018, 06:10 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 369
Posted By Ariana
Tea tree oil is a preventative measure, not an...

Tea tree oil is a preventative measure, not an actual treatment. I wash my kids hair in tea tree oil shampoo when I know there is lice in her classroom for example. If she actually got lice, tea...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-17-2018, 03:09 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 634
Posted By Ariana
It very well might but it can cause constipation...

It very well might but it can cause constipation since babies cannot make their own Amylase which is the enzyme found in saliva too break down starch. I woukd recommend mixing cerals with banana or...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-17-2018, 03:04 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 489
Posted By Ariana
At this age I would ask: Has he been in care...

At this age I would ask:

Has he been in care before? Why or why not? Why did you leave that provider (get basic background info if child had been in care).

If child has not been in care...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-16-2018, 05:22 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 348
Posted By Ariana
I tell them to contact me closer to the time or...

I tell them to contact me closer to the time or pay for the spot :)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-15-2018, 03:47 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 299
Posted By Ariana
In my experience nothing workd so I just let them...

In my experience nothing workd so I just let them do what they do and save myself the stress. I have a feeling if they chew on a pine needle it might deter them ;)
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