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Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-04-2013, 08:20 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 7,911
Posted By QualiTcare
Depending on how sick mom is, I don't think...

Depending on how sick mom is, I don't think that's unreasonable.

I have been so ill before, it was a challenge to get up and make a bottle.

Moms do get the flu, viruses that make them vomit,...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-04-2013, 08:11 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,044
Posted By QualiTcare
Yes, there is no reason at all they wouldn't be...

Yes, there is no reason at all they wouldn't be able to come to daycare after having a TB test.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-16-2011, 07:08 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,259
Posted By QualiTcare
working with a child who has "high functioning...

working with a child who has "high functioning downs" doesn't really require any training. i assume the child can feed themselves, is potty trained, etc, etc. i don't see any reason not to do it,...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-16-2011, 06:06 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,326
Posted By QualiTcare
there is plenty of research showing that drinking...

there is plenty of research showing that drinking and driving is dangerous, but there are people who can say, "well, i drank and drove home and i made it there perfectly safe!" there are always...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-16-2011, 05:58 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,614
Posted By QualiTcare
yup, it's true. not at all surprising really...

yup, it's true. not at all surprising really coming from someone who is turned on by a toddler!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-15-2011, 08:36 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,675
Posted By QualiTcare
:lol::lol::lol::lol:

:lol::lol::lol::lol:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-15-2011, 08:19 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,614
Posted By QualiTcare
Eww! Promiscuous Child?

you guys may have already seen this. i haven't been around for awhile so i don't know, but i heard this on the radio today and looked it up to see it with my own eyes.....this man is SICK!
...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-04-2011, 03:16 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,650
Posted By QualiTcare
my take on it (without knowing about the previous...

my take on it (without knowing about the previous threads) is that she is a young mom with a mouth (and ONLY a mouth) like a sailor. meaning: she gets mad, flies off the handle, and runs her...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-23-2011, 05:42 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,504
Posted By QualiTcare
you're right, you're not supposed to use food as...

you're right, you're not supposed to use food as a reward. i might be wrong, but i think it's different when we're talking about getting or not getting "dessert" after a meal. that's been more like a...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-23-2011, 10:32 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,504
Posted By QualiTcare
just make sure whatever you do, do NOT give in...

just make sure whatever you do, do NOT give in and let him have a treat that first day when he didn't eat his meal. if you do that, he'll know that he doesn't REALLY have to eat.

another option...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-23-2011, 10:28 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,748
Posted By QualiTcare
i agree. he's not going to do something if...

i agree. he's not going to do something if there's no reward in it for him. even if he gets "in trouble" for playing with the pool table, being in trouble was worth the reward of getting to get up...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-23-2011, 10:19 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,504
Posted By QualiTcare
i would let the other kids have a "treat" after...

i would let the other kids have a "treat" after they eat all of their food, but make it a surprise. don't tell them or the non-eater that you're going to do it. it can be something as simple as ONE...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-22-2011, 10:54 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 15,892
Posted By QualiTcare
you may not like or approve of cursing, but...

you may not like or approve of cursing, but cursing is not verbal abuse. would i say "i'm gonna knock your f'n teeth out?" noo, i wouldn't. but it sounds like that's the way this family talks to each...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-22-2011, 10:34 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,914
Posted By QualiTcare
maybe she thinks if you tell her about something...

maybe she thinks if you tell her about something the boy has done "wrong" then it's worth being upset over? otherwise, why tell? i could understand that line of thinking, "well, you're telling me...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-21-2011, 10:59 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,948
Posted By QualiTcare
how about having them read books? i know, it...

how about having them read books? i know, it sounds impossible, but it can work. i had to keep 20-40 school agers quiet one summer when the young kids were sleeping (if it was raining or miserable...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-21-2011, 10:43 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,297
Posted By QualiTcare
it's a great site. i used it and many...

it's a great site. i used it and many pre-k/kindergarten teachers let the kids use it as part of their literacy center. in fact, i used to project it onto a screen (smart board) and use it during...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-21-2011, 10:40 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 11,333
Posted By QualiTcare
[QUOTE=Joyce;121412]I found these poems that I...

[QUOTE=Joyce;121412]I found these poems that I think fit the situation. I might use some of them for future new clients!

ODE TO DAYCARE

Little children come to me
For hugs and books and such,...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-21-2011, 10:37 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 11,333
Posted By QualiTcare
we already went through this whole debate before,...

we already went through this whole debate before, but every time i see someone say "just bc i didn't go to school doesn't mean i'm not a teacher" i can't help but picture a pill pusher saying (while...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-20-2011, 06:59 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,086
Posted By QualiTcare
that's cute and everything, but my point was...

that's cute and everything, but my point was (which i thought was clear) that even if a parent doesn't take responsibility for their child, it doesn't default to the business owner. it's a little...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-20-2011, 03:15 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,086
Posted By QualiTcare
i disagree with contacting the manager or...

i disagree with contacting the manager or 'reporting' any of the employees/management about the situation. since when did people not taking care of their children become a fast food employee's...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-20-2011, 03:11 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,086
Posted By QualiTcare
i agree. i worked at a fast food place all...

i agree.

i worked at a fast food place all during high school (after i turned 16 anyway) and on and off through college. nothing ticked me off more than when a customer would speak to me...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-20-2011, 03:01 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 11,333
Posted By QualiTcare
yeah, and the pay is the same too - which is all...

yeah, and the pay is the same too - which is all that matters really.

i guarantee if your sisters did daycare, the parents would say, "my son's babysitter is a teacher." it makes no difference.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-20-2011, 03:00 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 11,333
Posted By QualiTcare
it's likely that the only way you'll hear it is...

it's likely that the only way you'll hear it is if you hear a parent talking to someone about you, or if they're relaying a story to you: "i told her i have a babysitter."

you can fight it all you...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-19-2011, 08:03 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,887
Posted By QualiTcare
how about putting the sign in/out sheets inside...

how about putting the sign in/out sheets inside the children's folders? instead of having one sheet with all the names, each kid can have their own sheet. the parents will have to open their child's...
Forum: New Members - Welcome to the Daycare.com Forum! 06-14-2011, 10:24 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,971
Posted By QualiTcare
super old post guys

super old post guys
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-13-2011, 07:40 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,863
Posted By QualiTcare
3 months is what you said in your OP. that's...

3 months is what you said in your OP. that's really not THAT long for a kid who is 3...and actually almost 4. that means she went to her first daycare at 3.5 and spent those first years with grandma....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-13-2011, 02:53 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,863
Posted By QualiTcare
i still think it has to do more with the fact...

i still think it has to do more with the fact that she's 3 years old, it's her first daycare, and she misses her grandma! and way less to do with "delays, anxiety, etc."

three years old is pretty...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-10-2011, 10:23 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,344
Posted By QualiTcare
you're not trapped for two weeks. if she didn't...

you're not trapped for two weeks. if she didn't PAY you then SHE broke whatever contract/agreement you had and you can tell her not to bring the child back unless she has the money she owes you. i...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-10-2011, 09:38 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,521
Posted By QualiTcare
i agree about the "i watched your kids for free"...

i agree about the "i watched your kids for free" thing. my children aren't allowed to go to other people's houses. they've accepted that fact of their lives. i did make an exception 3 times for about...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-10-2011, 09:09 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,863
Posted By QualiTcare
i'm stumped. i'm really lucky that my mother in...

i'm stumped. i'm really lucky that my mother in law (my child's grandma) is retired and able to keep my son anytime i need her to. he spends a lot of time with her and even on days when i don't have...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-10-2011, 08:49 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,187
Posted By QualiTcare
i wouldn't worry too much about it. i got...

i wouldn't worry too much about it. i got frustrated with my son (with him, not toward him) and he got frustrated with himself because he couldn't get dressed correctly or put his shoes on when he...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-09-2011, 08:11 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,643
Posted By QualiTcare
i disagree with the others. it's perfectly normal...

i disagree with the others. it's perfectly normal for kids (usually around 4) to start the "best friend" thing. i don't condone being mean to other kids or bullying other kids, but even at a young...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-09-2011, 07:57 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,149
Posted By QualiTcare
i agree. the internet is definitely a tool for...

i agree. the internet is definitely a tool for people who are into the bizarre.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-09-2011, 07:52 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,861
Posted By QualiTcare
i think what she did was smart. it might not be...

i think what she did was smart. it might not be convenient for you, but it's obvious from your post, if she had told everyone when she was looking for daycare that she planned to have the state pay -...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-06-2011, 04:39 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,035
Posted By QualiTcare
i used to work for a summer program with school...

i used to work for a summer program with school aged kids and even though i didn't get paid crap it was like a dream job bc i got paid to sit by the pool and get a tan pretty much! i wore my bathing...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-04-2011, 03:06 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 7,972
Posted By QualiTcare
i was wondering the same thing. usually when...

i was wondering the same thing. usually when someone has a degree they will say it bluntly, but if not it's "i went to school to be a ______" and most people won't realize they only WENT - they...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-04-2011, 02:51 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 24,692
Posted By QualiTcare
i still don't buy the "poor me, i make minimum...

i still don't buy the "poor me, i make minimum wage" claim. people who make minimum wage aren't making 6, 7, 800 per week - they're making 4-500 every TWO weeks.

5 kids x $150 per kid = $750 a...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-04-2011, 02:40 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 24,692
Posted By QualiTcare
well, the math is: $1.78 x 5 = $8.90 per...

well, the math is:

$1.78 x 5 = $8.90 per hour

minimum wage is $7.25

people who make $7.25 are taxed on that money and then pay their bills with what is left afterward. you are saying you...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-03-2011, 11:03 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 24,692
Posted By QualiTcare
that's so inaccurate and unfair to make people...

that's so inaccurate and unfair to make people think that providers only get $2 per hour. you may get $2 per hour PER CHILD, but when you have multiple children - it's much more than $2 per hour. why...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-03-2011, 12:09 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,244
Posted By QualiTcare
quality time is better than quantity of time IMO....

quality time is better than quantity of time IMO. with my current situation there are days that i'm home with my kids ALL DAY (on days i don't work or have class) but i don't DO anything with my kids...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-02-2011, 09:52 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 24,692
Posted By QualiTcare
as you said yourself - you're bitter. you didn't...

as you said yourself - you're bitter. you didn't want to start yet. you feel like you're missing time with your own child, etc. the bottom line is that you chose to go back to work early. it's hard...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-02-2011, 09:28 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 11,640
Posted By QualiTcare
maybe the food program specialist isn't saying...

maybe the food program specialist isn't saying that the child CAN'T have a bottle, but that if he does have a bottle he has to be held and fed. i'm only guessing. if that's the case, to ME that would...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-02-2011, 09:11 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,955
Posted By QualiTcare
yup, i would use your "mean voice" when you let...

yup, i would use your "mean voice" when you let her know lying is not okay. then, i would bring this up to the parents while the child is right there. reason being - if she goes home and tells them...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-29-2011, 10:42 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 6,625
Posted By QualiTcare
i don't see that this is really anything worthy...

i don't see that this is really anything worthy of reporting either. i'm sure it's very upsetting to you, as it should be, but in my opinion not worthy of reporting.

i can only speculate, but...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-29-2011, 08:16 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,056
Posted By QualiTcare
i think another reason we see kids behaving so...

i think another reason we see kids behaving so badly in public is because parents are afraid to touch their kids since everything is considered "abuse" now. my mom never thought twice about spanking...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-28-2011, 12:05 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,056
Posted By QualiTcare
i get your point, but as i was saying in another...

i get your point, but as i was saying in another thread awhile back - i'm sure we all do things as parents that would make each other's mouths drop.

my son went through a SHORT phase where he was...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-27-2011, 11:52 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,566
Posted By QualiTcare
i do consider 2 year olds to be toddlers, but i...

i do consider 2 year olds to be toddlers, but i don't think the word "toddler" is any excuse for bad behavior even by your definition of toddler. i hate when people say, "oh, he's just a baby" or...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-27-2011, 11:44 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,999
Posted By QualiTcare
you work for a center. get used to it. sadly, the...

you work for a center. get used to it. sadly, the directors most often care about the amount of money they can bring in - and they don't care if they have to inconvenience you (or even replace you)...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-18-2011, 11:52 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,086
Posted By QualiTcare
My dad literally almost killed my sister's...

My dad literally almost killed my sister's boyfriend when she got pregnant. He was black. I was young, but I remember him grabbing his gun and then ultimately beating the crap out of his own vehicle...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-18-2011, 11:05 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,086
Posted By QualiTcare
this is interesting. i don't think people would...

this is interesting. i don't think people would be so upset by this if it were an african american mother who didn't want her child to be the only african american. it's pretty common for african...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-18-2011, 10:45 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 5,047
Posted By QualiTcare
i can't blame her for not wanting the provider to...

i can't blame her for not wanting the provider to know. she doesn't want to be ostracized and might be afraid it will affect her child too - which isn't far fetched. people DO get upset (obviously)...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-16-2011, 02:40 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,668
Posted By QualiTcare
tin can telephones! i'm sure the kids have seen...

tin can telephones! i'm sure the kids have seen them in cartoons.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-13-2011, 01:45 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,865
Posted By QualiTcare
you may not have been played. reading for...

you may not have been played. reading for pleasure and reading to understand a problem are totally different. lots of people read for pleasure, but they could read a book all day long for study...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-13-2011, 01:39 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 7,398
Posted By QualiTcare
i've always hated the "area" rule. i DO like...

i've always hated the "area" rule. i DO like "centers" and i think limiting things to certain areas is necessary to an extent (mainly bc if a kid wants to read or rest, they don't want to be...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-13-2011, 01:22 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,590
Posted By QualiTcare
i totally agree! i'm sure that you do at least...

i totally agree! i'm sure that you do at least one thing as a parent that i'd find crazy and i probably do something that you would find crazy - and the same goes for every single one of us.

i...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-13-2011, 12:33 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 9,586
Posted By QualiTcare
was he in the garage because he was collecting...

was he in the garage because he was collecting his daughter who ran in there when she wasn't supposed to? i can't imagine someone going into a garage with their child, but i can see someone getting...
Forum: Book Club - Reviews / Suggestions 05-12-2011, 04:33 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 5,008
Posted By QualiTcare
yup, junie b jones and goosebumps are veeery...

yup, junie b jones and goosebumps are veeery popular.

how bout maniac mcgee?
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 05-12-2011, 04:29 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,668
Posted By QualiTcare
i couldn't even mow my yard when my daughter was...

i couldn't even mow my yard when my daughter was a baby and it was just her! for that same reason - i was afraid she'd wake up inside and i couldn't see/hear. i tried to bring her outside in an...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-10-2011, 02:44 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,451
Posted By QualiTcare
wow that's crazy. i imagine this child will look...

wow that's crazy. i imagine this child will look like what a 1 year old child looks like when they're learning to eat - except a ridiculous version bc they're almost 3!! i mean the only way he can...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-10-2011, 02:31 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,762
Posted By QualiTcare
find out if there's a grandfather or uncle that's...

find out if there's a grandfather or uncle that's active in the child's life. if there is then go ahead with the "happy father's day" slogan on the flower pot or whatever it is. i would tell the mom...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-10-2011, 05:42 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 20,202
Posted By QualiTcare
i don't know why i even read that, but i have to...

i don't know why i even read that, but i have to say, after reading - it sounds like you're afraid the assistant might say something "wrong" that you don't want the parents to hear. it's just weird....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-10-2011, 02:00 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 6,310
Posted By QualiTcare
this is NORMAL. some kids do it more than...

this is NORMAL. some kids do it more than others...just like with everything else.

my theory is that they get comfortable with it. you know when kids first start using cups with no lids they use...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-09-2011, 08:59 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,692
Posted By QualiTcare
i wouldn't call them to say this. i would go over...

i wouldn't call them to say this. i would go over to their house just for a visit like last time and then when mom is around be like, "omg, i can't believe how she recites all of those lines. i was...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-09-2011, 08:19 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,385
Posted By QualiTcare
well, the doctor is obligated to follow hipaa...

well, the doctor is obligated to follow hipaa guidelines, but YOU are not. as far as the doctor speaking to you MIL - i'm not sure about that. i know where i work (a hospital) we aren't allowed to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-09-2011, 08:08 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 20,202
Posted By QualiTcare
non compete clauses rarely hold any weight. i...

non compete clauses rarely hold any weight. i worked for a place once where i had to sign one saying i wouldn't work for a competitor for a year after terminating my employment. i really didn't plan...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-09-2011, 07:56 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 20,202
Posted By QualiTcare
i didn't read all of the posts. i will just say...

i didn't read all of the posts. i will just say this..

i wouldn't give out my phone number to the kids. if you are close with the parents and you want to stay in touch, i don't see anything wrong...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-09-2011, 07:43 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,692
Posted By QualiTcare
maybe you suggesting that should might be a...

maybe you suggesting that should might be a "savant" could be your ticket inside KWIM? if you contact a local agency that will come to your home and evaluate a child the first thing they will need...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-09-2011, 07:29 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,385
Posted By QualiTcare
true! she could start out by saying, "i know you...

true! she could start out by saying, "i know you can't comment or discuss them with me, but i am very worried because X,Y, and Z." then, when the doctor starts to open their mouth to say something...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-07-2011, 01:57 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 10,026
Posted By QualiTcare
yeah, i said that bc we had a discussion not long...

yeah, i said that bc we had a discussion not long ago about pacifiers and some people who were anti-paci were saying that's what thumbs were for. i guess the "natural" way to soothe. i disagreed bc...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-07-2011, 01:47 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,476
Posted By QualiTcare
i agree. there have been discussions about this...

i agree. there have been discussions about this before and people act like it's just as normal as the sun rising every morning - so i can't figure out why i haven't seen it either - other than the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-06-2011, 10:51 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 10,026
Posted By QualiTcare
the whole "mitten shirt" concept reminds me of...

the whole "mitten shirt" concept reminds me of restraints in the hospital. no surprise that nannyde is a nurse - although restraints aren't used for thumb suckers.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-06-2011, 10:30 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,948
Posted By QualiTcare
don't feel bad - we all have mental breakdowns! i...

don't feel bad - we all have mental breakdowns! i went out last week and rented my own apartment. i told my husband i was tired of living in filth bc he was so disgusting, i went and paid for an...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-06-2011, 10:19 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,476
Posted By QualiTcare
maybe it's the amount of time you've worked...

maybe it's the amount of time you've worked there. have they worked there for a long time? maybe you aren't the one who interacts with the PARENTS when they drop off/pick up so they don't really feel...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-06-2011, 09:09 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,842
Posted By QualiTcare
good ole' quiet mouse. the only time this worked...

good ole' quiet mouse. the only time this worked for me was with school age kids and when i let THEM be in charge. i'd pick a person to watch for the "quietest mouse" and then the person they picked...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-06-2011, 09:06 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 10,026
Posted By QualiTcare
and this is why i'm pro-pacifier vs. thumb.

and this is why i'm pro-pacifier vs. thumb.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-06-2011, 08:16 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,476
Posted By QualiTcare
parents tend to get gifts for the person "in...

parents tend to get gifts for the person "in charge." i was student teaching when christmas rolled around. i had been in the classroom for 5 months doing everything with/for the kids and the parents...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-06-2011, 02:44 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 10,026
Posted By QualiTcare
why not just use band aids? get some cartoonish...

why not just use band aids? get some cartoonish ones and he might be less resistant.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-06-2011, 02:32 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 7,765
Posted By QualiTcare
i drove 30 minutes to take my kids to daycare and...

i drove 30 minutes to take my kids to daycare and then went back the way i came to go to school. why? because i moved and it was better for THEM to stay in the same place they knew and loved than it...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-06-2011, 02:18 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 5,719
Posted By QualiTcare
most places don't enforce noise ordinances unless...

most places don't enforce noise ordinances unless it's after 10pm or so. otherwise, the cops would do nothing but try to keep people quiet. heck, i'm trying to sleep at 9am after i get home from...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-06-2011, 02:06 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,719
Posted By QualiTcare
i wouldn't even report it to the director first....

i wouldn't even report it to the director first. there's a chance that you'll lose your job, she'll keep hers, and then CPS will be told the claims are "retaliation" by you. i would call CPS first.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-06-2011, 01:58 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 11,335
Posted By QualiTcare
allowing a child to kick you is in no way...

allowing a child to kick you is in no way comparable to calling a parent because a child is crying over a piece of sausage. especially after she already addressed the issue with the parent. it was...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-06-2011, 12:26 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 11,335
Posted By QualiTcare
i wouldn't call a parent if their kid was crying...

i wouldn't call a parent if their kid was crying over sausage even though they were crying bc the mom took it. really, in the grand scheme of things, it's not that big of a deal to drag it out that...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-06-2011, 12:21 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,441
Posted By QualiTcare
i hate sand boxes probably only bc my daughter...

i hate sand boxes probably only bc my daughter got a handful in her eyes and it was a horror.

anyway, i hate tattling also, but this is where it could come in handy. i would just close up the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-06-2011, 07:15 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,174
Posted By QualiTcare
MIRALAX! my son had to have surgery to...

MIRALAX!

my son had to have surgery to repair a hydrocele when he was 2. it was already there, but was agitated from straining/constipation. the doctor told me to give him a spoonful of miralax...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-06-2011, 07:02 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 11,335
Posted By QualiTcare
yup - this. i would've taken everyone's second...

yup - this. i would've taken everyone's second patty, cut them up, put them on a plate and distibuted them to the kids who finished the first one. chances are not everyone would eat all of the 2...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-05-2011, 07:03 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,878
Posted By QualiTcare
my husband has broken a door or two in his time....

my husband has broken a door or two in his time. i broke my ex's window bc he was shutting it as we were arguing and i didn't even realize how hard i hit it until it shattered and my hand was...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-04-2011, 07:20 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,524
Posted By QualiTcare
i just think i would be irked if i knew my kids...

i just think i would be irked if i knew my kids could see/hear/smell other kids doing something super fun that every kid lives to do (like swimming) and weren't allowed to because "it's my house, my...
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 05-04-2011, 05:58 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,806
Posted By QualiTcare
ugh. no way, jose. the whole scenario...

ugh. no way, jose.

the whole scenario annoys me.
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 05-04-2011, 05:49 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 6,490
Posted By QualiTcare
this is exactly right. when i worked in a center...

this is exactly right. when i worked in a center the turnover was unreal, but not surprising to me bc i already knew how bad it was. like you say - there are a few people who work there for a long...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-03-2011, 01:15 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,672
Posted By QualiTcare
does he sleep with you every night? i've tried to...

does he sleep with you every night? i've tried to keep my kids out of my bed to keep some sort of detachment - for their sake and MINE!

my husband is a different story. he always gets our son out...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-03-2011, 01:07 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,990
Posted By QualiTcare
me too?! that's very nice!

me too?! that's very nice!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-03-2011, 01:02 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,524
Posted By QualiTcare
i wouldn't let my kids swim and not the other...

i wouldn't let my kids swim and not the other kids bc i wouldn't want my kids not being able to swim while other kids were allowed. just my personal opinion.

a good way to make decisions like that...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-03-2011, 12:24 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,489
Posted By QualiTcare
when there's competition it's hard to have a...

when there's competition it's hard to have a friendship.

i had a best friend since 6th grade and when i was younger and single (19/20 and living on my own) i had guys (just friends!) telling me...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-03-2011, 11:20 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,878
Posted By QualiTcare
i would either not get involved OR i would write...

i would either not get involved OR i would write a letter saying positive things about the mom, but i wouldn't mention the dad.

people get crazy when it comes to their kids. letters do get read in...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-03-2011, 11:14 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 6,088
Posted By QualiTcare
i personally HATE it worse than a pacifier when...

i personally HATE it worse than a pacifier when kids suck on their thumbs. infants is one thing, but i disagree that kids naturally stop sucking their thumbs to engage in activities. i've not seen a...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-03-2011, 07:04 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,782
Posted By QualiTcare
i used to use a pencil sharpener when i was a kid...

i used to use a pencil sharpener when i was a kid to make crayon shavings.
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 05-03-2011, 07:00 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,840
Posted By QualiTcare
this is true. speaking of unhealthy food being a...

this is true. speaking of unhealthy food being a lot cheaper than healthy food - that's definitely one that adds to the problem! i lost a lot of weight after i had my second (and last) child. one...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-03-2011, 06:46 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 6,088
Posted By QualiTcare
what's a "suck toy" exactly? and - what's the...

what's a "suck toy" exactly? and - what's the difference between allowing "suck toys" and pacifiers?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-03-2011, 06:39 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,874
Posted By QualiTcare
parents are so silly. the kid probably didn't...

parents are so silly. the kid probably didn't even really care about the crayon - it was just a test. most things are. when mine would try (and still sometimes do try) to bring something they can't...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-03-2011, 06:25 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 6,088
Posted By QualiTcare
i told my daughter we were giving all her pacis...

i told my daughter we were giving all her pacis to the babies bc she was a big girl and didn't need them. she went around the house looking for one and found one under the couch! that happened a...
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