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Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-02-2012, 11:12 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,146
Posted By rhymia1
I know when I've asked about doing something...

I know when I've asked about doing something similar on other forums, I've had other providers feel very strongly against it for the highlighted reasons. That said, I also saw BlackCat's stash and am...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-02-2012, 08:03 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,515
Posted By rhymia1
I try to be ready for the day before the kids...

I try to be ready for the day before the kids arrive. When I started providing child care, I decided to treat this like any other job I've ever had. So far, this works well for me. BUT my hours are...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-02-2012, 07:55 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,224
Posted By rhymia1
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Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-25-2012, 10:56 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 10,438
Posted By rhymia1
I have to agree. My DH might not love the clutter...

I have to agree. My DH might not love the clutter and din, but I don't feel as if he's trying to sabotage me either. Yikes:(
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-24-2012, 12:07 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 10,438
Posted By rhymia1
Not that bad!:ouch: My DH does get annoyed with...

Not that bad!:ouch: My DH does get annoyed with the clutter and din of the dc, but he is a teacher so he "gets" it (even if he doesn't always love it:D )
One thing that I do remind my husband of is...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-24-2012, 11:13 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,341
Posted By rhymia1
I agree with the pp, I would call her and tell...

I agree with the pp, I would call her and tell her she needs to get to your house on time. I also agree about late fees.
I know it may have been awkward with the other clients present, but if I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-24-2012, 10:56 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,765
Posted By rhymia1
Ugh. I had to let kids go because they would sit...

Ugh. I had to let kids go because they would sit and gag at the table rather than eat. I remember thinking "God, please throw up!" so I could send them home. They never did:o

I also agree about...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-24-2012, 07:51 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,377
Posted By rhymia1
I agree with the pp in that I would ignore the...

I agree with the pp in that I would ignore the scowling - that's her choice and she's not hurting anyone.

That said, I would confront the mom. "Mom, it seems you have some aniexty about your...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-23-2012, 11:35 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,500
Posted By rhymia1
I think what bothers me is that as a dc provider,...

I think what bothers me is that as a dc provider, I feel taken advantage of when neighborhood parents *ass/U/me* that I will keep an eye on their child since I'm already home anyway:rolleyes: Maybe...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-23-2012, 11:21 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,882
Posted By rhymia1
likethis I often find this to be the case...

likethis

I often find this to be the case when I interview parents who are coming from an unlicensed provider. I don't even get worked up for the interview anymore, because I know that they will...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-23-2012, 10:37 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,056
Posted By rhymia1
I agree:( I can't even imagine. When my...

I agree:(

I can't even imagine. When my oldest was about 5 months old we put in her in an in home child care. The day I picked up and was told that she had taken my dd in the car for a trip to the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-22-2012, 12:37 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,457
Posted By rhymia1
Isn't there a program through the school? We have...

Isn't there a program through the school? We have after school care, but K is full day here. I guess I would think that some programs might advertise themselves as "bridge" programs for 1/2 day...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-22-2012, 11:19 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,457
Posted By rhymia1
Oh my! It does sound like you have done...

Oh my! It does sound like you have done everything you can do - this boy need FRIENDS his age and more his size (maybe an 8 yo:lol: )
If it makes it easier stop calling it "terminating" :ouch: And...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-22-2012, 11:13 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,567
Posted By rhymia1
I knew a provider who did this. You can imagine...

I knew a provider who did this. You can imagine the shock from those she let go :D
Thankfully I've never felt the need to totally clean house. I did terminate a family that was not a good fit, but...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-22-2012, 11:08 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,457
Posted By rhymia1
I agree to an extent. I know when I have more...

I agree to an extent. I know when I have more little ones our outdoor time is not as long as when I have an older group. Add diaper changes, potty training, etc and time can be cut even further. ...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-22-2012, 10:16 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,457
Posted By rhymia1
I am going to be the odd man and say that yes, I...

I am going to be the odd man and say that yes, I would let him go. I don't think it's fair to keep him with your group knowing that the placement isn't appropriate. Yes, you could keep him and he...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-12-2012, 07:50 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,463
Posted By rhymia1
HUGS!!! I had days like these, especially when my...

HUGS!!! I had days like these, especially when my own children were younger and in dc. What helped for me was getting out! We went to the library, museums, parks, etc. I refused to feel "stuck" at...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-10-2012, 04:11 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,759
Posted By rhymia1
I just want to speak to the idea that a car seat...

I just want to speak to the idea that a car seat should never be moved or reinstalled - a close relative of mine is a car seat tech. She says she cringes when she hears people tell her earnestly "I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-09-2012, 02:54 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,569
Posted By rhymia1
I feel your pain. I'm not sure what it is about a...

I feel your pain. I'm not sure what it is about a dark, quiet room that encourages pooing:lol:

Your guy sounds young, but for my older kids, I always would put them back down after changing the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-09-2012, 11:40 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,759
Posted By rhymia1
This is why I provide all the car seats;) (not to...

This is why I provide all the car seats;) (not to mention the ones from 1984 some of my clients have tried to press on me:rolleyes: )
I would confront the issue head on "DC mom, I know we've...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-09-2012, 11:29 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,030
Posted By rhymia1
I do not offer paid time off. I can't think of...

I do not offer paid time off. I can't think of any PT job where I got paid not to work. I pay my assistant well over minimum wage so it's worth their while to come in to work;)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-09-2012, 11:26 AM
Replies: 2,051
Views: 311,084
Posted By rhymia1
Friday was the last day with the "crying"...

Friday was the last day with the "crying" family!!! And I started three new kids today and it's gone wonderfully!! All my kids seem so much happier!! Today has made it clear that I made the right...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-09-2012, 10:57 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,030
Posted By rhymia1
For *my* assistant I would say 3 times per year....

For *my* assistant I would say 3 times per year. But I feel that's more then generous since she is very part time, and only works when school is in session (no holidays/vacations). But if yours was...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-02-2012, 03:21 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,199
Posted By rhymia1
Not the OP but in my case the parents are aware...

Not the OP but in my case the parents are aware and have signed off on it. Many have commented that their children are more closely supervised at my house than at school...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-02-2012, 03:19 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,199
Posted By rhymia1
I am in a similar situation as you. I made it...

I am in a similar situation as you. I made it clear to the parents that I can not supervise the children at the stop and the only thing I would be responsible for is making sure they leave here to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-02-2012, 03:07 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 876
Posted By rhymia1
This is what we do. We have a playground that is...

This is what we do. We have a playground that is about one mile away from the house. When I have kids that are getting crazy with nap time, we take a walk to the playground. I bring the wagon but...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-02-2012, 03:05 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 9,010
Posted By rhymia1
I def have more of a reggio inspiried program. It...

I def have more of a reggio inspiried program. It works well with my group.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-02-2012, 02:00 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,557
Posted By rhymia1
This is what I have done. I can understand in...

This is what I have done.
I can understand in the OP's case it seems like she is working additional hours for this parent, something she agreed to because of the working schedule. So I can...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-02-2012, 12:19 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,478
Posted By rhymia1
I have a large play yard for this purpose. It's a...

I have a large play yard for this purpose. It's a safe spot for child to play when I can't be between him and others. I try to give the child ways to get the bite out, by providing teething toys, wet...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-02-2012, 06:45 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,214
Posted By rhymia1
I live in a rural, low crime area. It's the kind...

I live in a rural, low crime area. It's the kind of place where a lot of people leave their doors unlocked...The year I first started providing care, the neighborhood near mine had a ton of break ins...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-02-2012, 04:23 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,828
Posted By rhymia1
I currently have two assistants. They are both...

I currently have two assistants. They are both wonderful, one has no children and the other has one in school. When I first started out I had an assistant who would occasionally bring her kids. What...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-02-2012, 04:11 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,537
Posted By rhymia1
Personally I wouldn't say anything. I would not...

Personally I wouldn't say anything. I would not take back a family who left for cheaper care, it doesn't really matter what their reasons are for wanting to come back.
But if you feel you must...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-01-2012, 12:59 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,537
Posted By rhymia1
I know some providers do ask in a nice way. I...

I know some providers do ask in a nice way. I never felt comfortable with it, though...mostly because I get very spoiled by my dc clients (no apple ornaments or mugs here!;) ) so I would be reluctant...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-01-2012, 10:41 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,148
Posted By rhymia1
This! I can legally only have 2 under 2 and...

This!

I can legally only have 2 under 2 and ideally I prefer 1 under 2.
Good luck with your decision.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-01-2012, 10:32 AM
Replies: 5,464
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 578,800
Posted By rhymia1
PMS and not walking away when the horse is...

PMS and not walking away when the horse is dead:lol:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-01-2012, 10:31 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 9,010
Posted By rhymia1
Well, thanks for your permission. I had NO idea...

Well, thanks for your permission. I had NO idea that there is only one right way! Your way. And clearly if I were more educated, had done more research I would have known it all along.
Hey...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-01-2012, 10:01 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 9,010
Posted By rhymia1
I agree that looking into things is a great way...

I agree that looking into things is a great way to improve your life, work, etc. But I also admitted that (admittedly) the little I've read about it doesn't scream WONDERFUL to me. And that's okay.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-01-2012, 09:34 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 5,676
Posted By rhymia1
YIKES!!! The next time I would not let them in...

YIKES!!! The next time I would not let them in but maybe tell them to call you (the agency lists your number, I assume?) and you can set up an appointment.

I know another provider who had a guy...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-01-2012, 09:09 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 9,010
Posted By rhymia1
Insinuating that someone who does not feel the...

Insinuating that someone who does not feel the need for Montessori "lacks imgination" is akin to name calling. All the hmms, and umms, will not take away that. All I said was that the little I read...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-01-2012, 09:01 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,481
Posted By rhymia1
I agree, if I lived where it got that hot, my...

I agree, if I lived where it got that hot, my time frame would be much shorter.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-01-2012, 09:00 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,481
Posted By rhymia1
likethis I agree. For the most part I view...

likethis I agree.

For the most part I view this issue as a part of a much larger problem in our society. The unrealistic expectations on parents - especially those with infants, to "be all end...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-01-2012, 07:48 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 9,010
Posted By rhymia1
Just a thought, perhaps instead of name calling...

Just a thought, perhaps instead of name calling and judegments about others, you can use the time to educate about what is so wonderful about Montessori. Perhaps you might find other more receptive....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-01-2012, 07:43 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,809
Posted By rhymia1
Eh, I feel that if you (general you) are placing...

Eh, I feel that if you (general you) are placing your child into care than it has to be with someone that you trust 100%. I have the policy and have never had any issue with parents signing off on it...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-01-2012, 06:07 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 9,010
Posted By rhymia1
I know people who have this set up and LOOOVE it....

I know people who have this set up and LOOOVE it. I have also read a few things that make me think it's not quite for me/my group. I could research, but really, if it ain't broke....That said if...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-01-2012, 04:22 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,325
Posted By rhymia1
I feel your pain. I just had to let a family go...

I feel your pain. I just had to let a family go over this. For me, it's not so much they refused to nap, as much as the fact they cried, whined, screamed and gagged when I tried to get them to rest...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-01-2012, 04:14 AM
Replies: 5,464
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 578,800
Posted By rhymia1
After having to call parents to come get sick...

After having to call parents to come get sick kids on Friday, having parents call on Sunday morning to ask if they can come back Monday morning, and if the kids will be able to stay all day as it's...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-30-2012, 07:36 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,809
Posted By rhymia1
My policy is that "normal wear and tear is...

My policy is that "normal wear and tear is expected. However if your child intentionally damages my property through destructive behavior or roughness, you will be responsible for 100% of the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-30-2012, 07:23 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,163
Posted By rhymia1
I would for a gift for all the kids. I do it in...

I would for a gift for all the kids. I do it in my newsletter though, not online. The parent also gets a handwritten TY note from all of us.

Gifts for me get a handwritten thank you note and no...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-30-2012, 07:17 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 9,965
Posted By rhymia1
This is my policy as well. I am of the...

This is my policy as well.

I am of the thought that we often put too much in writing sometimes, which actually work against us. A provider in my town has a written "crying babies" policy in which...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-30-2012, 07:00 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,693
Posted By rhymia1
This. If she was being bit by someone else, she...

This. If she was being bit by someone else, she probably would let you know;)

Do you have a video monitor so you can see her at nap time? My thought is she isn't doing it in front of you, so this...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-28-2012, 01:58 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,039
Posted By rhymia1
I agree that's how it started. But like...

I agree that's how it started. But like everything else in our country it's turned into saying "No" is now "rude" or "bad."

Today my 2 1/2 yo dc boy has been throwing toys all over. Despite me...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-28-2012, 01:43 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,065
Posted By rhymia1
My policy is that I do not give the parent names...

My policy is that I do not give the parent names (and luckily I have several children here so it's not immediately obvious). The conversation would go something like this: "this morning while getting...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-28-2012, 01:31 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,421
Posted By rhymia1
Ha! No, not a mouse:lol: The kind that screeches...

Ha! No, not a mouse:lol: The kind that screeches and screams and is never happy kind of shrew;)

But I tend not to be friendly with people like that, only because we would really have nothing in...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-28-2012, 12:48 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,421
Posted By rhymia1
Do you feel that if a career woman chooses to...

Do you feel that if a career woman chooses to have kids, that they should reduce the amount of time they spend in the office or make their work schedule so that they can mother their children? Do you...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-28-2012, 11:54 AM
Replies: 5,464
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 578,800
Posted By rhymia1
Ugh, that stinks! Hope you feel better soon!

Ugh, that stinks! Hope you feel better soon!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-28-2012, 10:06 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,191
Posted By rhymia1
likethis Agreed. They don't need to know your...

likethis
Agreed. They don't need to know your personal business (just as you don't need to know what they are doing after they drop off their child) and the more you explain, the more some parents...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-28-2012, 10:02 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 5,027
Posted By rhymia1
likethis I agree, but especially with the...

likethis
I agree, but especially with the bolded part. Essentially this is what *is* happening. Having a separate place for a child away from others where he can calm down IS what a time out used to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-28-2012, 09:57 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,191
Posted By rhymia1
If I understand correctly, they said they didn't...

If I understand correctly, they said they didn't need you for that day. They do NOT pay for the days they don't use? And then called at the last minute to see if you could do it?
I would be polite...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-28-2012, 08:19 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,040
Posted By rhymia1
I'd be tempted to write a letter to the media...

I'd be tempted to write a letter to the media breaking it down for them...if I could find the time with all these kids here!!:lol:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-28-2012, 07:04 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 14,683
Posted By rhymia1
likethis I agree. I do not do "date nights"...

likethis

I agree. I do not do "date nights" or "PNO's" because I am not a babysitter. I am a business that offers service between the hours of 7:30-4:45 Monday-Friday. If they want care outside...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-28-2012, 04:14 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,481
Posted By rhymia1
And this is why I call my parents if they are a...

And this is why I call my parents if they are a 1/2 hour late for their scheduled arrival time.:(
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-27-2012, 03:28 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,615
Posted By rhymia1
I am always referring to this site. When I first...

I am always referring to this site. When I first started out I was piling on meals and snacks. Now I always use measuring cups for serving spoons so I know I'm not over or under feeding the kids.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-27-2012, 12:09 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,043
Posted By rhymia1
Ha!:D But No, they are not:p

Ha!:D
But No, they are not:p
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-27-2012, 11:44 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,355
Posted By rhymia1
Too many issues, cancel your subscription! BUT,...

Too many issues, cancel your subscription!
BUT, unless there is a medical issue/disability I do not change four year old's diapers, so I would probably be terming on that alone.
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 09-27-2012, 11:29 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,557
Posted By rhymia1
My state regs say I must allow a child up off the...

My state regs say I must allow a child up off the cot if they are not asleep after a 1/2 hour. But if they are sleeping, I let them sleep.

Are there other child care options (preschool type...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-27-2012, 10:46 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,188
Posted By rhymia1
Right now? "My kid doesn't need a nap, I don't...

Right now? "My kid doesn't need a nap, I don't understand why you have any quiet time for them?" (said in a tone that implies I am doing something wrong)
Never mind that non nappers only have to sit...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-27-2012, 10:42 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 4,099
Posted By rhymia1
I handle that by being a "No kissing" day...

I handle that by being a "No kissing" day care:Kiss: :lol:
Seriously, a tip I got from a long time provider and it works. We hug, high five, give a pat on the back, etc. We can blow kisses, but...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-27-2012, 10:34 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,459
Posted By rhymia1
likethis And you know darn well if her child...

likethis

And you know darn well if her child gets strep, you probably won't hear the end of that;) I would call mom and have her come get her child as you have strep in the house. And tell her...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-27-2012, 10:30 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,394
Posted By rhymia1
From your OP it seemed like it was a one time...

From your OP it seemed like it was a one time thing, mom was backing you up, etc. This additonal information bothers me. This is something that has been ongoing and now mom is trying to dictate how...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-27-2012, 08:44 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,459
Posted By rhymia1
In the past I've put a sign on the door saying...

In the past I've put a sign on the door saying "Closed due to illness, please do not ring bell or knock!" I had a dc parent who would not answer phones and then show up - I think she thought I would...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-27-2012, 06:45 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 5,222
Posted By rhymia1
Eh, if the daughter was very upset by it, then...

Eh, if the daughter was very upset by it, then yes. But often things like this upset the parents more than the kids.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-27-2012, 06:29 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,459
Posted By rhymia1
When I and my kids are sick I close for the day,...

When I and my kids are sick I close for the day, period. I make it very clear in the interview that they are responsible for back up care for their child and that is one of the downsides of an in...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-27-2012, 04:31 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 5,222
Posted By rhymia1
I had a DC girl do this, although not with my own...

I had a DC girl do this, although not with my own kids toys but with the dc toys that she really liked. She was much younger than your DC girl, though.



I totally agree with this. You caught...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-27-2012, 04:20 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,198
Posted By rhymia1
likethis I love that my kids got the...

likethis

I love that my kids got the experiences they did, and I like to think they are better kids for it.

When my oldest daughter tells me she wishes I didn't watch kids, I remind her of all...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-27-2012, 04:04 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,977
Posted By rhymia1
Yikes! Those are some HUGE red flags!:eek: I...

Yikes! Those are some HUGE red flags!:eek:

I see so many issues that I would give the family a pass. No one tells me how things are going to go in my business.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-26-2012, 01:57 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,025
Posted By rhymia1
I agree. I've never used an agency to find kids....

I agree. I've never used an agency to find kids. It sounds as if one of the moms badmouthed you and now they are not sending kids your way. I am sorry you are dealing with this and hope you can get...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-26-2012, 01:52 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 6,625
Posted By rhymia1
I also would not turn anyone in because they...

I also would not turn anyone in because they "copied" me. I'd be reluctant to turn anyone in I thought was providing care illegally (having more kids than allowed) because I don't know the situation....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-26-2012, 01:50 PM
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Posted By rhymia1
So I didn't. But I do want to record the 4 yo and...

So I didn't. But I do want to record the 4 yo and his incessant whining here. I have a feeling they don't realize how bad it is.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-26-2012, 01:48 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,228
Posted By rhymia1
likethis Although I admit, then when I first...

likethis

Although I admit, then when I first started it took my husband a while to understand that I was just venting, not trying to make it seem as if I worked harder than he did.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-26-2012, 11:40 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 6,625
Posted By rhymia1
In my state if you care for more than 2 children...

In my state if you care for more than 2 children then you are illegal. The only way it would be allowed is if a family member were caring for related kids (grandkids, usually). I wish we could have...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-26-2012, 11:37 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,198
Posted By rhymia1
Oh, my kids toys are in their rooms. I have DC...

Oh, my kids toys are in their rooms. I have DC toys and they have their toys. The dc kids were never allowed in my kids bedrooms. My own kids needed their space/toys for security.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-26-2012, 11:33 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,198
Posted By rhymia1
Yes, I am feeling burned out, but not because of...

Yes, I am feeling burned out, but not because of my own family issues. More and more I feel that the state is taking away common sense and making it so that all we can do is to try to keep kids safe....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-26-2012, 11:24 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 9,200
Posted By rhymia1
We can't restrain anyone for behavioral purposes...

We can't restrain anyone for behavioral purposes either, which is why I don't call it time out when they go in the high chair. ;)
But in all seriousness, what are you supposed to do then, with a...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-26-2012, 10:37 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,051
Posted By rhymia1
Should I Call The Parents To Come Get?

The family I am working out the last two weeks for...
Today has been awful, crying, whining, etc. The kicker is that at quiet time, I have been letting them stay up to watch a video since it keeps...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-26-2012, 09:16 AM
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Posted By rhymia1
My 3.5 year old dc boy asked if he could read the...

My 3.5 year old dc boy asked if he could read the book for circle time today. It was the cutest thing ever:D
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-26-2012, 09:14 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,081
Posted By rhymia1
My older DD was the worst kid I ever had in day...

My older DD was the worst kid I ever had in day care!!!:lol: I didn't really have preschool options since we live in the middle of nowhere. It's better now that she is older, but man oh man. When she...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-26-2012, 09:12 AM
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Sticky: Venting Thread
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Posted By rhymia1
It's been raining all morning, one of the kids...

It's been raining all morning, one of the kids has been crying all morning. Another has been whining all morning. One will not stop wrestling. I've tried to do the usual indoor physical activities...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-26-2012, 08:09 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,594
Posted By rhymia1
likethis This is how and why I do it this way...

likethis
This is how and why I do it this way as well. I've tried doing off hours but my personal time is busy, I can't wait around for someone to show. At least when I'm working I know I have to be...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-26-2012, 07:29 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 5,014
Posted By rhymia1
If I could get a 1/2 bath in my basement I would...

If I could get a 1/2 bath in my basement I would move my dc downstairs in a heartbeat!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-26-2012, 04:13 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 9,200
Posted By rhymia1
I'm wondering if you called it something else, if...

I'm wondering if you called it something else, if that makes it okay? I had a child who would spit over everyone/everything and he wasn't quite 2. So if I could not be right with him, he went in the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-25-2012, 02:33 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 9,200
Posted By rhymia1
What is your state's policy on time outs? I know...

What is your state's policy on time outs? I know they are out of fashion now, but we can still do them. The one thing that may be in the rules is TO only for 2 and up. I might even get a lawyer who...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-25-2012, 01:43 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,367
Posted By rhymia1
I had a DC kid do something similar, but it was...

I had a DC kid do something similar, but it was because of issues at home. What I did was offer consistancy and extra TLC while ignoring the whining. I praised out the wazoo when she used her nice...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-25-2012, 12:43 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,235
Posted By rhymia1
"I'm sorry, but I am unable to meet your child's...

"I'm sorry, but I am unable to meet your child's needs. Today is his last day."

Less is probably better in this case. :eek:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-25-2012, 12:38 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 5,675
Posted By rhymia1
likethis That said, if I did school aged only...

likethis
That said, if I did school aged only care, I would not accept a child in to care that needed diapering, feeding, etc. For me, that's the whole point of the school aged only program...Now,...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-25-2012, 12:20 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,327
Posted By rhymia1
I allow no pull ups if the child is staying dry...

I allow no pull ups if the child is staying dry with one for at least a week. It sounds like your dc kid isn't even there yet. I'm sure you already are, but can you be more discreet about her putting...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-25-2012, 10:36 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,132
Posted By rhymia1
Depending on the ages my bathroom break is as...

Depending on the ages my bathroom break is as follows:

2 and unders secured out of reach/throw:D of older kids.
3-5 at the table with table activity.
School aged can continue playing where...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-25-2012, 10:31 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,987
Posted By rhymia1
likethis I agree.

likethis

I agree.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-25-2012, 10:26 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,164
Posted By rhymia1
I charge full day rates - no hourly, 1/2 days,...

I charge full day rates - no hourly, 1/2 days, etc. So I would be making full price off the either child.
I have always known that my income would be somewhat limited in this profession. If I could...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-25-2012, 06:22 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,164
Posted By rhymia1
I really don't see the Food Program people as out...

I really don't see the Food Program people as out to get providers. In my state they are mandated reporters and if it came back that they were aware the provider was out of ratio, then they are...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-25-2012, 06:13 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,694
Posted By rhymia1
I did not catch that show, but I see it all the...

I did not catch that show, but I see it all the time. The provider behaves badly and the parents continue sending their child there. Often they say things like "But Susie Looooooves Ms. Sally!" to...
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