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Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-19-2019, 11:19 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 228
Posted By Ariana
One of my kids best friends is in the gifted...

One of my kids best friends is in the gifted program at school. He is absolutely crazy! Luckily he is going to a different school next year because he is so disruptive. No way could a normal...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-19-2019, 11:14 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 511
Posted By Ariana
On second thought I agree! I think when I read...

On second thought I agree! I think when I read it I had something different pictured in my head. To me her saying she was afraid to do it made it seem like she was not really forcing him but I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-18-2019, 06:20 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 228
Posted By Ariana
Impulse control problems lead to prison and yes...

Impulse control problems lead to prison and yes kids getting kicked out of preschool does not help the situation because for some of them we are all they have. I worked with a kid two days a week...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-18-2019, 06:12 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 511
Posted By Ariana
My guess is that the director already knows and...

My guess is that the director already knows and doesn’t care so be prepared for her not doing anything if you voice concerns. None of what you have described is outright abuse in my opinion but I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-18-2019, 12:08 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 228
Posted By Ariana
At 4 I would be pushing for an evaluation. Might...

At 4 I would be pushing for an evaluation. Might be ADHD or ODD or something similar.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-18-2019, 07:29 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,310
Posted By Ariana
There is actually a lengthy thread where we...

There is actually a lengthy thread where we discussed this very thing. Seemed to be split 50/50 and I can see both sides, especially not wanting that level of responsibility on top of everything...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-18-2019, 07:10 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,310
Posted By Ariana
With the temps in AZ right now a kid wouldn’t...

With the temps in AZ right now a kid wouldn’t last 10 minutes.

Makes you wonder how many animals die this way :(
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-17-2019, 10:11 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 347
Posted By Ariana
This was always my stressful time as well so I...

This was always my stressful time as well so I implemented colouring and play doh. This is the only time they get to do these activities and it keeps them engaged and it works!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-17-2019, 10:08 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 511
Posted By Ariana
Report them if you see, hear or think abuse. You...

Report them if you see, hear or think abuse. You have a duty to report. These poor kids :mad:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-17-2019, 10:01 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 359
Posted By Ariana
I say in my policies that in wanting to celebrate...

I say in my policies that in wanting to celebrate all families and cultures please let me know of any holidays or traditions your family participates in. I have also point blank asked people if they...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-16-2019, 01:34 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 702
Posted By Ariana
I have a child who comes in now with a paci in...

I have a child who comes in now with a paci in her mouth. I started to instruct her to take it out and put it in her bag, mom does it too. Now it is the morning ritual. Luckily child did not cry...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-15-2019, 12:10 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 218
Posted By Ariana
I charge based on number of hours so 4 hours or...

I charge based on number of hours so 4 hours or less is $30 a day. I don’t have a drop in rate.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-15-2019, 12:05 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 261
Posted By Ariana
No one is naturally mean and abusive. Our...

No one is naturally mean and abusive. Our instincts are to be kind. Somewhere along the way this child has learned this behaviour. It also sounds like there is a grave lack of discipline and...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-13-2019, 06:41 AM
Replies: 5,239
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 544,380
Posted By Ariana
Ah! Well kudos to you for handling that by...

Ah! Well kudos to you for handling that by yourself!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-12-2019, 02:52 PM
Replies: 5,239
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 544,380
Posted By Ariana
BlackCat I thought you worked with your husband! ...

BlackCat I thought you worked with your husband! I have had 12 kids in centre before either in the beginning of the day or at the end when ratios legally go up. Here there is no ratio above 1:8 for...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-12-2019, 12:59 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 160
Posted By Ariana
Lots and lots of fruit, especially blueberries. ...

Lots and lots of fruit, especially blueberries. All of the kids I have are constipated but parents use Restoralax religiously rather than natural remedies so I don’t do anything.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-12-2019, 11:42 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 542
Posted By Ariana
I have had kids say things like this and I always...

I have had kids say things like this and I always answer back something like “well while you are here you follow my rules”. Seems to work!

I go outside for MY mental health and the kids can’t be...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-12-2019, 09:55 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 246
Posted By Ariana
I wish I could adopt these poor kids left in...

I wish I could adopt these poor kids left in these atrocious situations.

Shows how much the justice system values children.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-11-2019, 04:48 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 27,771
Posted By Ariana
If you are a single parent and the other parent...

If you are a single parent and the other parent skipped town or is dead and you are a nurse/firefighter/surgeon then yeah I totally get it. I am not talking about you. I am talking about people I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-11-2019, 05:28 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 467
Posted By Ariana
I personally would call/text (text might be...

I personally would call/text (text might be better so you have a copy of what was said) grandma back and be very specific about the fact that DCB is no longer at the daycare and that you no longer...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-10-2019, 11:40 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 226
Posted By Ariana
I do as BlackCat does as well. The only time I...

I do as BlackCat does as well. The only time I “hold” a space is if my space is not actually free and open until they want to start. Otherwise my space is open and it is first come first serve. ...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-10-2019, 11:35 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 237
Posted By Ariana
I have mine in my contract and specifically state...

I have mine in my contract and specifically state that it is just an example and that it is not set in stone. I do generally follow it though and have for the past 9 yrs or so.

I would just say...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-09-2019, 12:44 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 858
Posted By Ariana
Good for you for taking some time for yourself! ...

Good for you for taking some time for yourself! Glad you are back lovethis
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-08-2019, 11:11 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 422
Posted By Ariana
Is she urinating ok? I would reiterate to mom my...

Is she urinating ok? I would reiterate to mom my concern and leave it at that. As long as she is urinating at my home I would not worry. Kid is being stubborn. All of my kids here barely drink...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-07-2019, 04:34 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 271
Posted By Ariana
Dimming lights is a good idea, maybe twinkling...

Dimming lights is a good idea, maybe twinkling lights?

I always play very relaxing flute music or any soothing instrumental music. It instantly calms and quiets everyone. My current favourite is...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-05-2019, 10:05 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 287
Posted By Ariana
Sounds like he might be teething? You can give...

Sounds like he might be teething? You can give him an alternative to chew on and tell him “stop, that hurts”. I would see if he is doing this at home and ask them that they do not encourage it as...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-04-2019, 08:34 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 256
Posted By Ariana
In general they tend to be much more lenient with...

In general they tend to be much more lenient with electric than gas but definitely check licensing.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-03-2019, 02:58 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 406
Posted By Ariana
Something similar happened with my 6yr old a few...

Something similar happened with my 6yr old a few months ago at school. She all of a sudden was afraid to go to school and started talking non stop about an Xavier kid. I let it go giving her some...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-03-2019, 10:44 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 207
Posted By Ariana
“Hello I generally only hold spots for people...

“Hello I generally only hold spots for people with payment so I consider all spots open until I receive payment for them. Are you wanting to reserve the spot for November? I will not know until...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-03-2019, 05:26 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 605
Posted By Ariana
How many kids do you have? Do you catch him in...

How many kids do you have? Do you catch him in the act and tell him to stop? I assume you do and he is not listening?

This is just the strangest thing!! Sounds like a nervous anxiety thing...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-03-2019, 05:22 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 336
Posted By Ariana
I would let her know that changing the start date...

I would let her know that changing the start date has now voided the contract and you will need to discuss new terms of an agreement.

Let her know what the terms are and it is up to her to agree...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-02-2019, 11:07 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 356
Posted By Ariana
Legally aren’t you required to pay them minimum...

Legally aren’t you required to pay them minimum wage?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-28-2019, 10:30 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 5,022
Posted By Ariana
Although it is the workers responsibility to call...

Although it is the workers responsibility to call and get a cover it is ultimately the directors job to meet ratio not individual employees. Having enough people on the supply list is also their...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-28-2019, 06:55 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 761
Posted By Ariana
This! It is not your responsibility to now...

This! It is not your responsibility to now subsidize extra care. Would she expect to work extra for no pay?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-27-2019, 02:39 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 793
Posted By Ariana
:lol::lol: I really hope this kid is named jimmy...

:lol::lol: I really hope this kid is named jimmy :D
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-27-2019, 11:27 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 793
Posted By Ariana
I just tell the parent to put thd kid down so she...

I just tell the parent to put thd kid down so she can walk in. No reason you can’t say this!

“Hey little jimmy tell mommy to put your down so you can run in and play”. Or “hey mom would you...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-27-2019, 11:17 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 522
Posted By Ariana
Yes your daughter maybe can sub for the few hours...

Yes your daughter maybe can sub for the few hours while you are at the appointment.

I would just say that you have a DRs appointment and there was a last minute cancellation which is why the short...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-25-2019, 05:35 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,310
Posted By Ariana
These just break my heart, I cannot ever imagine...

These just break my heart, I cannot ever imagine forgetting my own child. The negligence. Having dealt with parents for the past 14 years though I can see HOW this happens :(
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-25-2019, 05:27 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 177
Posted By Ariana
Agree that animal shelters are always in need of...

Agree that animal shelters are always in need of bedding!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-21-2019, 09:01 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 423
Posted By Ariana
You have policies and you need to protect the...

You have policies and you need to protect the other kids in care. This is moms problem, not yours. You take care of well children.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-21-2019, 06:04 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 548
Posted By Ariana
Shadowing is the only thing that has worked for...

Shadowing is the only thing that has worked for me in a centre of 15 toddlers to 3 teachers. We had two rooms so really it was 2 teachers to 10 toddlers and yes we had to follow him around.

I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-19-2019, 01:04 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 438
Posted By Ariana
Ugh poor you :(. Glad you stood up for yourself

Ugh poor you :(. Glad you stood up for yourself
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-18-2019, 01:51 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 730
Posted By Ariana
I have a ton of wooden Melissa and Doug food and...

I have a ton of wooden Melissa and Doug food and toys and to be honest it is a waste of money! I ended up replacing a lot of it with plastic food and they play more with the realistic plastic stuff....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-18-2019, 01:43 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 950
Posted By Ariana
“Hi Janet, I noticed that little Jane was wearing...

“Hi Janet, I noticed that little Jane was wearing cloth diapers today and they leaked. Unfortunately for sanitation reasons we do not accept cloth diapers. Please provide disposable diapers for...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-17-2019, 11:36 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 469
Posted By Ariana
Continue to rock to sleep and transfer. When she...

Continue to rock to sleep and transfer. When she cries, let her cry a bit longer each time, then pick her up and rock to sleep. Repeat. Its a long process but she will eventually stay asleep.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-17-2019, 05:07 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 503
Posted By Ariana
I try not to bruise their ego by making it about...

I try not to bruise their ego by making it about me and my shortcomings rather than them or their kids. I will also make it about wanting to provide the best care possible for the child and finding...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-16-2019, 04:34 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 854
Posted By Ariana
This is 100% the hardest part of my job. ...

This is 100% the hardest part of my job. Professionally I am obligated to let parents know about development issues but I have stopped. It is too stressful and I have rarely found parents who will...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-14-2019, 06:05 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 854
Posted By Ariana
Good for you! Glad you are relieving some...

Good for you! Glad you are relieving some stress!

I had a mom whose child had ASD and the whole situation made me very depressed. I didn’t quite get it until I was out of it for a few months. ...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-14-2019, 07:04 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 388
Posted By Ariana
Possibly red dye? Or is this real natural foods...

Possibly red dye? Or is this real natural foods not in a jar?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-12-2019, 02:04 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 514
Posted By Ariana
:hug::hug: I was just in this funk and read...

:hug::hug:

I was just in this funk and read the book “Finding your smile again” and it was life changing! The resource that BC posted is also amazing. Burnout is VERY common in an occupation...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-11-2019, 04:15 PM
Replies: 5,239
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 544,380
Posted By Ariana
My most difficult family added an extra day this...

My most difficult family added an extra day this summer. Parents have the exact same job nothing has changed and the kids were only here 2 days last summer. I am not sure how I will survive. 2...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-11-2019, 08:40 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 362
Posted By Ariana
I have a private FB group for parents, they join...

I have a private FB group for parents, they join once they start. I like this way better because it is private and I don’t have to hide children's faces and can talk candidly about our day and the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-10-2019, 01:52 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 387
Posted By Ariana
The kids grew strawberry plants as part of our...

The kids grew strawberry plants as part of our theme of “plant life cycles”. They made Chicks and Hens plants for moms day.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-10-2019, 11:47 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 839
Posted By Ariana
Unfortunately this mom was within her contracted...

Unfortunately this mom was within her contracted hours and came before I closed so no late fees, she was just “late” considering she was not working! Its hilarious really! She goes on and on about...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-09-2019, 04:49 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 320
Posted By Ariana
I have a home alarm system and all of my doors...

I have a home alarm system and all of my doors have sensors. When a door is open it sounds an alarm that says “patio door open” or “front door open”. Once for a vacation rental in Cape Cod I bought...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-09-2019, 04:41 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 307
Posted By Ariana
For me its 24 hours after last time they puked so...

For me its 24 hours after last time they puked so a kid would normally be out for two days minimum. Its unfortunate that with stomach flu they can be contagious for weeks afterwards! My own...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-07-2019, 07:11 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 839
Posted By Ariana
I saw it too! The new generation is very self...

I saw it too! The new generation is very self absorbed. Why have kids?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-07-2019, 01:50 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 839
Posted By Ariana
Thats usually how it goes when they have the day...

Thats usually how it goes when they have the day off! Haha!

I was waiting last week for one kid to be picked up, everyone else got picked up on time. Her mom wasn’t even working and she was late...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-07-2019, 08:36 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 839
Posted By Ariana
Yup hear it ALL. THE. TIME!! I mean without...

Yup hear it ALL. THE. TIME!! I mean without these super selfish moms I wouldn’t have a job but c’mon!!

One hour :rolleyes:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-05-2019, 04:59 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 228
Posted By Ariana
I do it every second year and we love it! I have...

I do it every second year and we love it! I have so many resources to go with it so it makes sense for me. At $75 for 15 cats though it is pricey. We do Painted Lady butterflies. I have never had...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-05-2019, 08:04 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 665
Posted By Ariana
No judgement from me! I just want to say my kids...

No judgement from me! I just want to say my kids are likewise well behaved and well adjusted and I also get compliments but they are not spanked. I think the common denominator is consequences for...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-04-2019, 03:54 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 427
Posted By Ariana
YES!! I have a bum ankle and a bum knee on my...

YES!! I have a bum ankle and a bum knee on my left side. I was carrying a bunch of stuff in the yard and when I stepped off the deck my foot went into a hole and really injured my ankle. It hurt...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-04-2019, 03:37 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 453
Posted By Ariana
I usually do Scholastic books because you can get...

I usually do Scholastic books because you can get them for $2 a book and then I will pick up little things here and there if I see it on sale and think a kid would like it. But I have about 20 books...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-03-2019, 07:33 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 665
Posted By Ariana
I have a private FB page for parents where I...

I have a private FB page for parents where I casually post articles I want parents to read. Do you have something like this? Are you friends with the parents on FB where you could share an article...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-03-2019, 03:00 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 448
Posted By Ariana
:eek:

:eek:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-03-2019, 02:59 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 448
Posted By Ariana
Mine is $1million but I am Canadian and we don’t...

Mine is $1million but I am Canadian and we don’t generally sue as much :lol:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-03-2019, 07:11 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,123
Posted By Ariana
I really liked the Swiffer cordless sweeper. The...

I really liked the Swiffer cordless sweeper. The first one I had lasted forever but then the handle broke so I got another one which stopped working after a year. Maybe I just bought a dud? I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-03-2019, 07:03 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 225
Posted By Ariana
I have white and coloured paper, washable markers...

I have white and coloured paper, washable markers and crayons out for “open art” all the time. Paints, glue, clay or any of those things come out for a special planned time where I can supervise...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-03-2019, 07:01 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 349
Posted By Ariana
I tell parents that “for sanitary reasons new...

I tell parents that “for sanitary reasons new potty learners MUST be in pullups at all times. Other children cannot be exposed to urine and I do not have the time to properly sanitize while...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-03-2019, 06:57 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 347
Posted By Ariana
That looks super cool and I know a few ladies...

That looks super cool and I know a few ladies that have a similar one and they basically use it for grocery shopping and exercise walking. I think it would be worth it if this is what you used it...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-31-2019, 02:13 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 448
Posted By Ariana
Anyone on your property is your responsibility as...

Anyone on your property is your responsibility as a home owner so with parents being there doesn’t matter unfortunately.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-31-2019, 11:23 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 428
Posted By Ariana
Good luck :hug:

Good luck :hug:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-31-2019, 11:22 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 356
Posted By Ariana
Good for you! I hope they take you seriously :)

Good for you! I hope they take you seriously :)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-30-2019, 05:51 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 356
Posted By Ariana
I tell the parents that we need to come up with a...

I tell the parents that we need to come up with a behaviour management plan that we both stick to or I will have to terminate care. I also inquire about how they handle this at home and how much...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-30-2019, 02:13 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,784
Posted By Ariana
I think this is a good reminder to really stay...

I think this is a good reminder to really stay out of peoples business. Sometimes we take a sympathetic ear to a complaining spouse and we might agree or say things ourselves and the next thing you...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-30-2019, 11:47 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 454
Posted By Ariana
Doing everything for them and not teaching them...

Doing everything for them and not teaching them any skills. Even to get them to attempt to try to do something themselves. So for example an almost two year old in my home has to attempt to put on...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-30-2019, 11:45 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 428
Posted By Ariana
Due to ongoing issues that are not being resolved...

Due to ongoing issues that are not being resolved I have come to the decision to terminate care effective immediately. The ongoing safety of the children in my care is of the utmost importance to me...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-30-2019, 10:18 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 454
Posted By Ariana
When I worked at a centre there were teachers...

When I worked at a centre there were teachers that would baby the kids and it would drive me crazy! Haha. Everyone has their own way of being and the reality is that not everyone has to be the same....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-29-2019, 04:08 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 426
Posted By Ariana
The only issue you mentioned causing you stress...

The only issue you mentioned causing you stress was the crazies so they’d be the first to go!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-29-2019, 04:05 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 642
Posted By Ariana
For me it would depend on how determined I was to...

For me it would depend on how determined I was to solve the problem or if I really wanted to term. If I just wanted to term I would say exactly what you said in a face to face discussion and then...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-27-2019, 09:56 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 690
Posted By Ariana
Winter I like to do at least an hour. I have had...

Winter I like to do at least an hour. I have had a steady stream of crying babies lately though so winter has been tough. Spring and summer it is at least 2 hours a day. If its really hot we go...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-24-2019, 11:50 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 307
Posted By Ariana
Kids with anxiety do have a tendency to get into...

Kids with anxiety do have a tendency to get into a routine with behaviours and this is what this sounds like to me. So crying on the days her friends are not there is her routine. The best thing...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-24-2019, 11:46 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 557
Posted By Ariana
Maybe my new policy should be send them home with...

Maybe my new policy should be send them home with normal temperatures but you still have to pay :lol::lol:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-24-2019, 10:57 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 557
Posted By Ariana
Total brain fart!! I meant 37.3 Celsius I am...

Total brain fart!! I meant 37.3 Celsius I am Canadian :D
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-23-2019, 01:07 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 363
Posted By Ariana
It is age appropriate to “introduce” but not...

It is age appropriate to “introduce” but not expect them to know it all by 3. If she knew upon enrollment that you were an “enrichment” preschool and she does not seem to care about how he is doing...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-23-2019, 01:03 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 557
Posted By Ariana
The only reason to take a temp is if the child is...

The only reason to take a temp is if the child is acting off so I am assuming the child is acting off to begin with if I am taking his temperature. So 97.3 and acting off is a pick up just to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-23-2019, 11:50 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 363
Posted By Ariana
I feel that 3 is still too young to be worrying...

I feel that 3 is still too young to be worrying about this kind of stuff. Make it fun for him and keep trying but that’s it. Learning should be fun and I can guarantee some of him staring blankly...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-23-2019, 11:43 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 557
Posted By Ariana
97.3 under the arm is a call to pick up.

97.3 under the arm is a call to pick up.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-23-2019, 11:04 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 220
Posted By Ariana
This will likely be tax funded soon. I can...

This will likely be tax funded soon. I can imagine a lot of lawsuits when these apps, technologies fail.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-22-2019, 02:51 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,060
Posted By Ariana
No video, pamphlet or carseat check for me after...

No video, pamphlet or carseat check for me after either birth. While I was pregnant I was warned out the wazoo about what was dangerous during the pregnancy. After birth you are on your own!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-22-2019, 02:47 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,216
Posted By Ariana
I always love it when I am up and ready to go and...

I always love it when I am up and ready to go and everyone is late! Its like a little blessing that I get to lounge around, enjoy a second cup of coffee. I can see it being irritating though for...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-22-2019, 02:35 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,067
Posted By Ariana
You all gotta watch this :lol: ...

You all gotta watch this :lol:

https://www.facebook.com/gerrybrooksprin/videos/700844123668220/
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-22-2019, 09:24 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 364
Posted By Ariana
I am taking a two week vacation, so 10 days and a...

I am taking a two week vacation, so 10 days and a few Mondays for camping.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-22-2019, 09:23 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,067
Posted By Ariana
Parenting classes should be mandatory, especially...

Parenting classes should be mandatory, especially behaviour management. You can discipline your child, be assertive and still have a loving, mutually respectful relationship.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-17-2019, 02:26 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 544
Posted By Ariana
I have one kid who is here 9.5hrs 7-4:30pm but I...

I have one kid who is here 9.5hrs 7-4:30pm but I work usually a full 10 because one kid comes from 9am to nearly 5pm! It is exhausting. Then I have a mom who wants me to keep her kid up during nap,...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-17-2019, 02:22 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 424
Posted By Ariana
Creativity is key here! I play a game called...

Creativity is key here! I play a game called “Clean up robots” where everyone is assigned a certain area to clean up. I talk like a robot and the kids pretend they are robots and they love it. No...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-17-2019, 02:11 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 619
Posted By Ariana
What I did when I had this happen last week was...

What I did when I had this happen last week was to grab a towel and place DCG on it kind of in the middle of everyone. Then went to town with the wipes. My situation wasn’t quite as bad as what you...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-17-2019, 10:18 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,326
Posted By Ariana
This mom takes the cake! Its her CHOICE to leave...

This mom takes the cake! Its her CHOICE to leave now so you owe her nothing. So crazy!

I always terminate in email now after a particularly bad face to face term. I like parents to take time to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-17-2019, 09:04 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 555
Posted By Ariana
I feel like it is extremely strange that you are...

I feel like it is extremely strange that you are doing everything “right” and this child is not really learning. I would terminate because there is clearly a developmental delay. I have had 18...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-17-2019, 09:00 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 642
Posted By Ariana
Just keep repeating! I always say “listen to her...

Just keep repeating! I always say “listen to her words, she said no” and instruct the other kids to say NO or STOP in a big voice and push her away if she is not listening. This is what has worked...
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