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Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-19-2014, 10:06 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,424
Posted By Soccermom
How are they with table activities and directed...

How are they with table activities and directed play?

Maybe add in a little more of those if they work well.

Also, technology is part of our world and a huge part of theirs. You could maybe...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-19-2014, 09:59 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,312
Posted By Soccermom
Please tell me you told her to keep him home with...

Please tell me you told her to keep him home with her an extra day while the antibiotics start to kick in. Poor little guy! Sick kids want their Mommies!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-19-2014, 08:51 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,475
Posted By Soccermom
Don't let it bother you. It is not because they...

Don't let it bother you. It is not because they don't want to be with you, they just want to be with Mom more which is great. If all is well at home, kids should prefer to be with their parents.
...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-17-2014, 05:58 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,071
Posted By Soccermom
LOL I was thinking that someone had hacked my...

LOL I was thinking that someone had hacked my account when I first logged in this morning and saw a second thread started by me.

Then I read it and realized that I had posted it last year. :lol:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-17-2014, 05:50 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,455
Posted By Soccermom
It can be difficult to get clients before you are...

It can be difficult to get clients before you are officially open and running the daycare.

People are hesitant to enroll somewhere when they can't see you in action and tend to worry about how...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-17-2014, 07:58 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,449
Posted By Soccermom
How to Politely Tell a DCM and DCD to Please Pick up DCG and Just GO...

I have a DCM and DCD who are really starting to irritate me at pick up.

They will come in and play with the other kids. They get all the kids excited and running. They let the little kids climb...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-14-2014, 10:03 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,926
Posted By Soccermom
Sounds like she is putting more energy into...

Sounds like she is putting more energy into creating drama in her life than she is into caring for her children.

This whole creating special needs kids thing seems to be on the rise because I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-14-2014, 09:46 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,510
Posted By Soccermom
I think the world would be so much sweeter if all...

I think the world would be so much sweeter if all parents actually wanted and enjoyed spending time with their children.

Imagine if all the DCMs took that extra time in the mornings to sit down...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-14-2014, 07:40 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,538
Posted By Soccermom
likethis This!!

likethis This!!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-14-2014, 05:19 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,538
Posted By Soccermom
Mine started the day like that this morning too....

Mine started the day like that this morning too. I just put on some nice Christmas music and pulled out some Christmas coloring books and crayons. They are quiet as can be for now so I am going to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-13-2014, 05:49 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,538
Posted By Soccermom
I don't entertain the kids all day either but it...

I don't entertain the kids all day either but it took a long time to get to this point and last year was super rough!

I have two DGCs who are both only children and demanded my attention all day,...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-13-2014, 10:04 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,211
Posted By Soccermom
DCM shows up at my door and hands me DCG. In...

DCM shows up at my door and hands me DCG.

In one breath she says - "Sorry but she pooped in her panties right before we left and I am late so you will have to change her. Also I forgot her lunch...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-12-2014, 10:46 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 10,130
Posted By Soccermom
There was nothing Harsh about the cracker...

There was nothing Harsh about the cracker situation. She was told several times not to eat them and was spoken to when she did not listen. There was no punishment or time out. I have mentioned before...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-12-2014, 09:02 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 5,497
Posted By Soccermom
We just celebrated Thanksgiving here in Canada a...

We just celebrated Thanksgiving here in Canada a few weeks ago.

We did some Thankful Turkeys for the kids to bring home and place on their dining table.

It was a toilet paper roll cut in half,...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-12-2014, 08:23 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,513
Posted By Soccermom
I feel better now! Thanks ladies! I think I...

I feel better now! Thanks ladies!

I think I will go through the items tonight and take out the dresses that cause the most headaches. I will leave the shoes, purses, hats and vests.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-12-2014, 07:19 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,155
Posted By Soccermom
:hug: Big Hugs sent your way Wednesdays are...

:hug: Big Hugs sent your way

Wednesdays are always tough for me too, I'm not sure why.

Put on some Christmas music or break out a Christmas movie. It will help brighten their moods. Even a few...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-12-2014, 07:11 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,513
Posted By Soccermom
Dress Up Corner....am I a Big Meanie Bo Beanie?

The dress up corner is driving me bananas lately!

I have an almost 4 year old DCG and a 3 year old DCG who just love to dress up but they aren't willing to try to put anything on themselves and...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-11-2014, 07:33 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,439
Posted By Soccermom
Of course I should also add that I do answer most...

Of course I should also add that I do answer most of the kids questions when they ask since it is how they learn about their world.

I only use the taco thing when I am completely overwhelmed with...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-10-2014, 05:16 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,439
Posted By Soccermom
LOL After I read the taco thread I started saying...

LOL After I read the taco thread I started saying that too!
It keeps me sane because it is hilarious and my own kids smile so brightly every time I say it to a DCK.

I even heard my 5 year old...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-10-2014, 09:21 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,055
Posted By Soccermom
That is what I was thinking too. They are...

That is what I was thinking too. They are probably going crazy waiting for you to announce it so they can congratulate you LOL
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-06-2014, 05:47 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,505
Posted By Soccermom
This makes me so sad. I have a DCM who walks in...

This makes me so sad. I have a DCM who walks in and just starts complaining about her day and never even asks how her kids day was. I literally have to interrupt her to give any info I might have...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-05-2014, 10:27 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 10,130
Posted By Soccermom
I agree with you there Cheerfuldom. It was...

I agree with you there Cheerfuldom. It was completely my fault for not putting the crackers away and totally normal for her to grab a snack so I am not upset at all about that (Truth be told, it is...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-05-2014, 10:20 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 10,130
Posted By Soccermom
likethis It feels like they want so...

likethis

It feels like they want so desperately to be best friends with their kids including their toddlers...I don't get it.

Sure I want my own kids to love me but I also want them to respect...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-05-2014, 10:13 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,869
Posted By Soccermom
When one door closes, another door opens. ...

When one door closes, another door opens.

Keep that in mind while remaining positive and good things will come your way.

I am the complete opposite...I almost wish some of my families would...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-05-2014, 10:08 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 5,702
Posted By Soccermom
Isn't that frustrating? I swear some people raise...

Isn't that frustrating? I swear some people raise their kids with blinders on. In that case, I would say that a list of concerns is not something you provide to families upon termination and that you...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-05-2014, 09:58 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,717
Posted By Soccermom
There is no amount of $ that would encourage me...

There is no amount of $ that would encourage me to open any earlier than I already do and I only open at 7am! LOL
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-05-2014, 09:55 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 5,702
Posted By Soccermom
I assume she has noticed some strange behaviors...

I assume she has noticed some strange behaviors from the child at home as well and is looking to have him evaluated.

She is likely asking you to give her a list of unusual things you noticed him...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-05-2014, 09:49 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,293
Posted By Soccermom
I always say to follow your gut when it comes to...

I always say to follow your gut when it comes to the well being of your child.

There are times when some daycare providers just don't mesh well with a certain daycare child or family.

If you...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-05-2014, 09:37 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 10,130
Posted By Soccermom
:lol: likethis

:lol: likethis
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-05-2014, 09:35 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,173
Posted By Soccermom
I am with the others...likely a lack of exposure...

I am with the others...likely a lack of exposure to art supplies.

A lot of parents just don't have the time to do arts and crafts with their little ones between working, household duties and...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-05-2014, 09:26 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 4,041
Posted By Soccermom
LOL So true! Doing puzzles with...

LOL

So true!

Doing puzzles with little ones makes me crazy! :lol:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-05-2014, 09:24 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 10,130
Posted By Soccermom
I think we have the same DCM! The DCM of the...

I think we have the same DCM! The DCM of the cracker eater would have done the exact same thing!

Why do parents feel the need to indulge their child's every wish and desire...don't they see that...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-05-2014, 08:42 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 10,130
Posted By Soccermom
It is terrifying! I think I am going to move into...

It is terrifying! I think I am going to move into a little cabin in the woods somewhere LOL

I have an 8 YO DCG who watches all those shows too...she watches Big Brother with her parents...like...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-05-2014, 08:17 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 10,130
Posted By Soccermom
What is Wrong with Kids These Days!!?

I have had the worst behaviors so far this year....I had seriously considered not opening this year due to last year being so hard but after a long summer off, I was looking forward to the kids...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-04-2014, 09:13 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,329
Posted By Soccermom
Truth be told.....you can't ensure that your...

Truth be told.....you can't ensure that your house is clean all the time.

I think most parents like to know that we are spending more time with the kids than we are on worrying about how tidy the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-31-2014, 04:59 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,860
Posted By Soccermom
My children and I will surely place cookie in our...

My children and I will surely place cookie in our prayers.

We have a service on Sunday evening where the children all light a candle and say a prayer. I will be sure to let the girls know to pray...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-31-2014, 10:38 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,205
Posted By Soccermom
My overly indulged spoiled rotten DCG

DCM decided to indulge DD and send her here in a lavish costume today and sent her lots of little treats in her lunch box. (We celebrated 2 days ago so today was to be a regular day to keep the kids...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-31-2014, 07:34 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,370
Posted By Soccermom
Happy Birthday! Have a great day!

Happy Birthday! Have a great day!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-31-2014, 06:43 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,633
Posted By Soccermom
Me too!! :lol:

Me too!! :lol:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-31-2014, 06:10 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,633
Posted By Soccermom
I used to love Halloween...until I started doing daycare.

Every year my daycare kids are a complete mess for 2-3 days.

They don't even need to wear costumes because I can't recognize any of them anyway since their behaviors are so horrible!

I had...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-29-2014, 05:23 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,064
Posted By Soccermom
Wednesday - Did you pull your daughter out...

Wednesday -

Did you pull your daughter out of school?
How did it go?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-27-2014, 12:15 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,064
Posted By Soccermom
I am really wanting to pull mine out as well. How...

I am really wanting to pull mine out as well. How old is your DS?

Breaks my heart....how can some teachers and other kids be so cruel and how do some of these teachers keep their jobs!!!

The...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-22-2014, 10:43 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,455
Posted By Soccermom
Would you talk to the bus driver?

I have a 9 year old DCG who got off the bus this afternoon saying that a boy on the bus was kicking and hitting her. She also said he pulled her finger back. My own DD witnessed it. She tried to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-20-2014, 09:51 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,407
Posted By Soccermom
I don't get attached although the parents seem to...

I don't get attached although the parents seem to think I do . They will tell their DCK to come give me a big hug at pick up on Friday because I won't see them again until Monday. They are cute and I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-16-2014, 10:46 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,447
Posted By Soccermom
Sounds like a case of DCP confusion where the DCP...

Sounds like a case of DCP confusion where the DCP thinks they are your boss and are slapping you on the hand to avoid future slip ups from you as their employee.

I would have "politely" texted...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-14-2014, 07:26 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,792
Posted By Soccermom
This is so common and one thing about doing...

This is so common and one thing about doing daycare that I just cannot wrap my mind around.

Why have kids if you don't want to spend any time with them?

I planned my entire career around...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-08-2014, 12:16 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,478
Posted By Soccermom
All my DCKs burst into uncontrollable laughter...

All my DCKs burst into uncontrollable laughter whenever anyone says the word fart. I think it's funny LOL

As long as they don't keep saying it over and over again, I will just laugh along with...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-08-2014, 09:37 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,033
Posted By Soccermom
These are mistakes all of us have likely made out...

These are mistakes all of us have likely made out of desperation to get our business up and running or established.

Here is my advice.

Stick to your contracted hours and do not take any...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-07-2014, 10:28 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,884
Posted By Soccermom
This sounds a lot like anxiety to me. Unless the...

This sounds a lot like anxiety to me. Unless the behaviour is accompanied with a lot of - look at me, look at me!! (Then I would go towards thinking it is an indulgded child issue)

Does the child...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-02-2014, 09:03 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,087
Posted By Soccermom
I would call the DCPs and let them know your...

I would call the DCPs and let them know your child is ill. Depending on the severity of his vomiting, you can choose to continue to care for the children for the rest of the day by isolating your own...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-02-2014, 09:00 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 850
Posted By Soccermom
How long has she been with you this year? I...

How long has she been with you this year?

I have always found that there seems to be a honeymoon period with most returning or new DCKs...normally lasts about a week or two until they realize...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-01-2014, 07:20 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,243
Posted By Soccermom
I never postpone activities for late drop offs. ...

I never postpone activities for late drop offs.

I once purposely took a LONG walk with the daycare kids at 9h30am because I had one DCM who would often have Grandma drop off DCG so the little...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-01-2014, 07:00 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,034
Posted By Soccermom
I think 2.50 a day sounds pretty reasonable...

I think 2.50 a day sounds pretty reasonable considering the amount of extra work cloth diapers require.

I had a DCG in cloth diapers once and it was awful! The little one got so messy and I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-30-2014, 11:26 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,560
Posted By Soccermom
OMG I have this exact same DCM!!!

OMG I have this exact same DCM!!!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-30-2014, 10:59 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,340
Posted By Soccermom
Me too!!!! My kids are all in school this year...

Me too!!!! My kids are all in school this year and I thought I would want to go back into the workforce but I really just want to be home baking muffins for the kids to enjoy when they get home and...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-30-2014, 10:48 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,378
Posted By Soccermom
My husband is the complete opposite...I have...

My husband is the complete opposite...I have wanted out for a long time but he thinks this job is the best thing since sliced bread. It frustrates me because he doesn't see how drained I am or how...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-29-2014, 11:57 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,868
Posted By Soccermom
I only care for teachers kids so I don't charge...

I only care for teachers kids so I don't charge them for Christmas break, spring break or summer. (Mostly because I enjoy the time off and if I charge they will bring them) I also don't charge when I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-29-2014, 11:35 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,772
Posted By Soccermom
My group is pretty good at entertaining...

My group is pretty good at entertaining themselves during the day but with many of them, it took a lot of training...which sounds ridiculous really but it is the truth. A lot of kids come here not...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-29-2014, 07:05 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,169
Posted By Soccermom
I am also an introvert and find it very difficult...

I am also an introvert and find it very difficult to find my voice when it really needs to be heard.

The truth is, in my eyes, that the daycare industry is a tough place to be these days,...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-29-2014, 06:54 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,908
Posted By Soccermom
I would gently remind DCD that DD loves being in...

I would gently remind DCD that DD loves being in your care and is perhaps not getting on board the potty train wagon because DCD keeps telling her that being potty trained = Leaving your care. ;)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-29-2014, 06:45 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,333
Posted By Soccermom
The constant fighting is driving me to the brink of insanity!

I have 2 DCGs right now...they are both 3...who fight NON Stop!

They start as soon as they arrive in the morning.

They fight about EVERYTHING!

Toys, seats at the table, who gets to go...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-25-2014, 04:29 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,674
Posted By Soccermom
I try not to let it bother me. When I see my 3...

I try not to let it bother me. When I see my 3 year old DCG sucking hers, I will tease her a little by saying - Oh oh, what is in your mouth? Then I will pull it out and ask her how she is going to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-25-2014, 04:03 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,201
Posted By Soccermom
First of all, I am so sorry this happened to your...

First of all, I am so sorry this happened to your dog! How awful! I hope he heals up quickly.

It might be a good idea to have a fence put up around your yard if possible. It would be reassuring...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-25-2014, 10:40 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 956
Posted By Soccermom
Impetigo

DCG got off bus yesterday with what looked like a case of impetigo on her face. I told DCD at pick up that she needed to be seen as it is contagious and I have a DCB here with a compromised immune...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-24-2014, 09:44 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,379
Posted By Soccermom
I think I would pass on this family... I...

I think I would pass on this family...

I can't stand daycare parents who allow their children to rule the roost (Although it seems more and more that it is becoming the norm).

Red flag!!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-24-2014, 09:38 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,993
Posted By Soccermom
Honestly, I would just let it go unless it is...

Honestly, I would just let it go unless it is something that is recurring every day.

At this age, most of us were no longer using car seats (Heck I bet a lot of us didn't even use seat belts!) My...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-24-2014, 08:26 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,663
Posted By Soccermom
What about maybe trying to offer him a book or...

What about maybe trying to offer him a book or toy to occupy his hands while he is on the potty?

I had a DCG who would take a handful of toilet paper and masturbate with it while on the potty......
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-22-2014, 07:52 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,424
Posted By Soccermom
I always try to have at least two same gender...

I always try to have at least two same gender children close in age since it makes play time a lot easier and I think it is important for little ones to have a playmate who they can really connect...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-19-2014, 07:06 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,090
Posted By Soccermom
That is a regular everyday thing for me...

That is a regular everyday thing for me here.....it is frustrating but there really isn't much we can do about it. If they are paying for the service, they will use it. She will probably be the last...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-17-2014, 09:36 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,697
Posted By Soccermom
I am beginning to really come to the realization...

I am beginning to really come to the realization that this industry is super difficult for a soft hearted, worry wart, people pleaser LOL
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-17-2014, 08:44 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,697
Posted By Soccermom
It would make me so sad to think they are getting...

It would make me so sad to think they are getting that vibe from me since I try so hard to hide it and treat them all like my own. But it is not altogether unlikely because nothing else has changed...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-17-2014, 08:12 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,935
Posted By Soccermom
Could you enroll him in a few evening activities?...

Could you enroll him in a few evening activities? Maybe having that to look forward to all day will keep him excited.

Does he enjoy helping? You could give him a reward chart for helping with the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-17-2014, 08:05 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,697
Posted By Soccermom
The morning screamer will be 3 in a few days and...

The morning screamer will be 3 in a few days and the I love my mom more kid is 3 and a half.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-17-2014, 07:49 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,697
Posted By Soccermom
Has Anyone Else Ever Felt Like This?

Just so tired of peeling screaming children out of their parents arms every morning for no reason whatsoever?

It just breaks my heart since I genuinely love my daycare kids and treat them as I do...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-17-2014, 07:15 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,230
Posted By Soccermom
I have found, in my experience, that once...

I have found, in my experience, that once children learn they can manipulate their parents with their words they will use their new found skill every chance they get.

A lot of kids will tell lies...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-17-2014, 05:34 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,218
Posted By Soccermom
That is certainly not the case in my home. Biting...

That is certainly not the case in my home. Biting is a very serious, very punishable offence and the consequences of such an action are very harsh. I do not tolerate it at all and although it is...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-16-2014, 12:24 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,812
Posted By Soccermom
I would just say something like this - "I am...

I would just say something like this - "I am sorry if you feel Jimmy is not enjoying my curriculum but this program works for the majority of my group and the other kids really enjoy it. I like to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-16-2014, 09:04 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,634
Posted By Soccermom
I think they just assume that we should be...

I think they just assume that we should be thanking them because they have allowed us to be a part of their precious and perfect child's existence. Not to mention the fact that they gave us a good...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-16-2014, 08:52 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 5,598
Posted By Soccermom
Why do all the parents suddenly want their kids...

Why do all the parents suddenly want their kids to be "special" and require special diets all the time?!! It drives me crazy!

Children want to conform to the norm and be like everyone else.
...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-16-2014, 08:42 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,316
Posted By Soccermom
Amen to this!! It is sad that kids can now...

Amen to this!!

It is sad that kids can now be in a room full of toys and not know how to play. It is something that is very difficult to teach as well. I find that when my group gets like this, I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-15-2014, 07:32 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,218
Posted By Soccermom
She will be 3 years old in a week. I had her last...

She will be 3 years old in a week. I had her last year for the full year, then she was in a center for the summer (I have all teacher's kids so I took the summer off) and now she has been back with...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-15-2014, 04:42 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,218
Posted By Soccermom
What Is Your Policy On Biting?

I took on the daughter of one of the teacher's at my kids' school this year and low and behold, one of my children ended up in her class....huge conflict of interest I know :(

Anyhow, DCG bites....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-25-2014, 08:48 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,641
Posted By Soccermom
Sadly this does not surprise me one bit.... ...

Sadly this does not surprise me one bit....

I had a DCD who would send his 19 month old through the kitchen and downstairs to find us all by himself. He would just yell to me from the entrance
...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-19-2014, 11:10 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,509
Posted By Soccermom
Same here! She walks in the door at 3pm when all...

Same here! She walks in the door at 3pm when all the littles are waking up, needing to be changed and it is also snack time 15 min. later.....plus she is walking in with 2 other School age kids who...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-19-2014, 09:58 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,509
Posted By Soccermom
A Poem My Daughter Wrote About Me Doing Daycare :(

This is a poem that my almost 12 year old DD wrote....they pick up a lot more than we think I guess. This poem breaks my heart but I am impressed at how well written it is. (I fixed the spelling...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-16-2014, 07:58 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,360
Posted By Soccermom
I have learned from this forum that sometimes...

I have learned from this forum that sometimes giving the same silly response to the incessant and unnecessary questions can help. I tried it for 5 year old DCG and it worked like a charm. At first...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-16-2014, 07:44 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 817
Posted By Soccermom
Last Week Before Summer For Me!

Hope this week flies by! I can't wait to be free of drop offs and pick ups for the summer! To be able to just have peace at the end of the day instead of being all worked up from whatever daycare...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-13-2014, 06:32 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 7,745
Posted By Soccermom
What Is The Dumbest Thing You Have Ever Heard a DCP Say?

Mine was yesterday afternoon. We live in a wooded area and there are a TON of mosquitoes here so I ask that all parents provide insect repellent if they wish for their child to use it...otherwise the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-04-2014, 05:24 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,006
Posted By Soccermom
Thanks BlackCat :) That is great advice and is...

Thanks BlackCat :) That is great advice and is exactly how I will greet her this morning!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-04-2014, 04:51 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,685
Posted By Soccermom
They will be fine....but I know how hard it is, I...

They will be fine....but I know how hard it is, I am going through the same type of thing right now.

We feel too responsible for these children but the reality is that most of the DCFs don't care...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-04-2014, 04:43 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,006
Posted By Soccermom
Update on facebook term..

So she saw my message Monday at 11am and I have received NO response from her whatsoever. (They only come today and friday) She is due to arrive in an hour or so and I'm not sure how to proceed....
...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-02-2014, 10:02 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,784
Posted By Soccermom
I do the same thing! I hate the drama of terming...

I do the same thing! I hate the drama of terming or having to change my mind about a family...it stresses me out soooo bad! That's why I sent off that message so quick like that this morning, I just...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-02-2014, 09:55 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,784
Posted By Soccermom
OMG I Just Used Facebook To Basically Term A Family...Shame On Me!

I have been needing to tell DCM for weeks now that I will not be able to take her new baby in the fall when she returns to work.

I had promised to take the baby while she was still pregnant and I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-02-2014, 09:52 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,661
Posted By Soccermom
Wow 5h15AM!! That is so early, especially on a...

Wow 5h15AM!! That is so early, especially on a monday!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-30-2014, 09:57 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,438
Posted By Soccermom
It depends what you prefer really. I prefer to...

It depends what you prefer really.
I prefer to not have the children during holidays and breaks so I can spend some quality time with my own children so I don't charge (If I did, they would surely...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-30-2014, 09:29 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,934
Posted By Soccermom
What about hiring your oldest as a helper for the...

What about hiring your oldest as a helper for the summer and allow them to plan activities and help care for the children.

Also for the two others you could plan theme weeks that involve...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-30-2014, 09:20 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,097
Posted By Soccermom
Advice on how to proceed?

I am closing for the summer in a few weeks (All my DCKS, except 1 family who are both off work right now have teacher parents so it is really nice).

Problem is, I have thought for months about...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-20-2014, 11:03 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,135
Posted By Soccermom
I have done this in the past and always regretted...

I have done this in the past and always regretted it. I end up getting tons of calls for older kids who are much easier to handle and have to decline taking them because I have already promised a...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-20-2014, 09:25 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,904
Posted By Soccermom
Wow.....just wow. I could understand all the...

Wow.....just wow. I could understand all the confusion if DCP had an accident THAT day and was sent injured to the ER but the fact that this happened a month ago makes no sense.

I would certainly...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-07-2014, 10:17 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,992
Posted By Soccermom
Update - DCB did not stay. They spent all morning...

Update - DCB did not stay. They spent all morning doing a Mommy and Me activity and then she tries to hand him to me while she talks about all the places and things she is going to be doing today...
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