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Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-06-2014, 07:54 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 680
Posted By SunshineMama
23 Month Old Screamer

Thoughts on stopping a screamer?

23 month old screams whenever he doesn't get his way, and always answers "No" to everything. I am at my wits end concerning what to do. I have been leading him to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-18-2014, 08:45 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,108
Posted By SunshineMama
likethisAgree. I am not sure DCM will want to go...

likethisAgree. I am not sure DCM will want to go that route. She seems to be a super attachment parent. DCH starts preschool in 2 weeks, and then is supposed to start coming to my house after...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-18-2014, 07:16 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,108
Posted By SunshineMama
Such a good perspective. Thanks for the reminder...

Such a good perspective. Thanks for the reminder :)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-18-2014, 06:56 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,108
Posted By SunshineMama
I havent tried that yet. I suggested a while back...

I havent tried that yet. I suggested a while back that mom do one hug, one kiss, and goodbye, and it worked really well. Then s/a sis came and ruined everything (she's hug the child close and say I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-18-2014, 06:24 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,108
Posted By SunshineMama
Thumbs down Wtf dcm?!?

Got a text from DCM today that her daughter threw a tantrum about now wanting to come to daycare today so she decided to keep her home since she was "too upset."

This is the 4yo dcg princess that...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-06-2014, 12:44 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,283
Posted By SunshineMama
I have talked to the child several times. As...

I have talked to the child several times. As frustrating as it is, the mom is more frustrating to deal with. She emailed me back again, saying it's hard for her to know what "goes on" at my house, ...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-06-2014, 04:35 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,469
Posted By SunshineMama
I have a child whose mother gives laxatives...

I have a child whose mother gives laxatives regularly as well. Coincidentally, it is the same child I posted about who is still having separation anxiety issues after 3 years. She has also gone in...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-05-2014, 06:11 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,283
Posted By SunshineMama
Good question. Not sure if I do want to keep...

Good question. Not sure if I do want to keep her. Dh has been home these past few weeks and thinks she's just super spoiled and indulged at home. At drop off, mom still picks her up, and then...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-05-2014, 12:58 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,283
Posted By SunshineMama
3 days per week

3 days per week
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-05-2014, 12:28 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,283
Posted By SunshineMama
I get the impression that she is spoiled at home....

I get the impression that she is spoiled at home. The mom is always very concerned at every whimper, and I think that dcg definitely plays into the role. There is a difference between respecting your...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-05-2014, 11:59 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,283
Posted By SunshineMama
Still crying at dropoff at age 4, after coming here for over 3 years

DCG, 4, has been coming for the past 3.5 years. She started crying at dropoff at about 2.5 years of age, and has been on and off throwing fits when her mom leaves almost every time she comes. She...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-03-2014, 07:34 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,378
Posted By SunshineMama
Thanks! I would absolutely prefer him to get the...

Thanks! I would absolutely prefer him to get the job and we can move on. In the meantime, I've contacted our expungment lawyer and a trial lawyer for advice. :(
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-03-2014, 06:56 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,378
Posted By SunshineMama
Still no word. We received paperwork in the mail...

Still no word. We received paperwork in the mail last night stating that he won't get the job by he falsified his criminal history, and he was convicted of an act of dishonesty and/or money...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-02-2014, 02:34 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,378
Posted By SunshineMama
She never called. He text his boss and was told...

She never called. He text his boss and was told that he would tell her to contact him. The business day is over. We will have to wait another day.

I am trying soooooo hard to be strong.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-02-2014, 12:34 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,378
Posted By SunshineMama
So update: dh's potential boss called him and...

So update: dh's potential boss called him and told him that dh needs to call the HR lady (the one who had the final say). Dh called and left a message 2 hours ago, and she never called back. He...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-01-2014, 03:02 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,051
Posted By SunshineMama
This is what I do as well.

This is what I do as well.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-01-2014, 01:31 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,378
Posted By SunshineMama
Thanks everyone! I will update tomorrow. In the...

Thanks everyone! I will update tomorrow. In the meantime, he went to his aunts 2 states away to paint her deck for some extra cash to get us by. I'm proud of him for doing whatever he can at this...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-01-2014, 11:56 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,378
Posted By SunshineMama
It IS sealed. We paid a lawyer to expunge it and...

It IS sealed. We paid a lawyer to expunge it and we have the court paperwork to prove it. Apparently, there are 3rd party companies who have the old information on file and aren't required to update...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-01-2014, 11:14 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,378
Posted By SunshineMama
So here's the update: it has been escalated, and...

So here's the update: it has been escalated, and is in the hands of 1 woman in HR. We will find out tomorrow. This 1 woman holds the future of our family in her hands. It's terrifying.

Please keep...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-01-2014, 07:10 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,378
Posted By SunshineMama
OT- Feeling Like My World Is Crumbling. Prayers Please!

After a month long interview process, dh was offered a new job, which he accepted. He bought a new car (against my wishes, but that's besides the point), and has since had to put 4,000 of work into...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-30-2014, 07:44 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,969
Posted By SunshineMama
Get a camera. Document time date and place (email...

Get a camera. Document time date and place (email it to yourself for a date stamp). Call the police and file a harassment report. Get a restraining order. Lastly-this lady watches kids???:eek:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-30-2014, 07:34 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,083
Posted By SunshineMama
Attachment parenting doesn't work in a group...

Attachment parenting doesn't work in a group daycare setting. I semi attachment parent my kids, and I am their sole care provider. You can't expect someone to dedicate the tune and energy it takes...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-30-2014, 07:13 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,413
Posted By SunshineMama
I am an advocate of medical marijuana, however I...

I am an advocate of medical marijuana, however I don't think it is okay to be on any type of pain medication, other than tylenol, while taking care of children. If you are in that much pain, you...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-26-2014, 08:23 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,163
Posted By SunshineMama
I agree. I remember at 3 months, my child drank...

I agree. I remember at 3 months, my child drank 8oz bottles of pumped milk. I'd rather always err on the side of too much than not enough at that age.

I agree with some of the posts about...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-25-2014, 12:30 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,017
Posted By SunshineMama
I am such a non confrontational person and it was...

I am such a non confrontational person and it was hard to term them. It takes a lot to take me to that point. They should have been let go years ago.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-25-2014, 11:40 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,017
Posted By SunshineMama
It feels so good. I'm officially no longer a...

It feels so good. I'm officially no longer a doormat.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-25-2014, 11:35 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,017
Posted By SunshineMama
I Finally Termed! Woo Hoo!

Had a family for 3 years. Loved the kid (perfect kid), but the parents never paid on time, were always late, no call no shows, etc. They were one of my first families, before I had a backbone, so I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-25-2014, 06:51 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,163
Posted By SunshineMama
...drop of breastfeeding milk... autocorrect

...drop of breastfeeding milk... autocorrect
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-25-2014, 06:42 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,163
Posted By SunshineMama
I am a nursing mom of 3 who ebf all 3. I pumped...

I am a nursing mom of 3 who ebf all 3. I pumped exclusively with baby 1 while working outside the home. I quit work with baby 2 and started a daycare, and ebf both. I suggest that you pump as often...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-24-2014, 12:54 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,207
Posted By SunshineMama
Same.

Same.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-24-2014, 10:32 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 676
Posted By SunshineMama
Quick Question Re: CIO at Naptime

DS is almost 18mo and in a toddler bed, by he can climb out of his crib. I baby proofed his room, and put him down for nap, and he CIO'd, until falling asleep behind his door on the floor (have a...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-24-2014, 10:21 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 16,618
Posted By SunshineMama
I also love the "we don't have any more...

I also love the "we don't have any more sick/personal/vacation days to use so pookie HAS to go to daycare." I got this after a parent used all their vacation days by May, going on vacations. Pookie...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-24-2014, 10:14 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 16,618
Posted By SunshineMama
What a stupid article. Kids can stay home if they...

What a stupid article. Kids can stay home if they have "frequent vomiting?" Ummmm, I'm not trying to clean up more than one vomit episode per day, and I certainly don't want to go through it with...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-24-2014, 03:51 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,201
Posted By SunshineMama
likethislikethislikethis

likethislikethislikethis
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-24-2014, 03:48 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,623
Posted By SunshineMama
I'm in the exact same situation with a family....

I'm in the exact same situation with a family. They are always late but always catch up the day before I term. This has been going on for a year and I'm over it. If they are late this week I'm...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-24-2014, 03:41 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,052
Posted By SunshineMama
Can you add another 3 year old to your group?...

Can you add another 3 year old to your group? Problem solved! Otherwise, good luck! Whenever I have a single 3 year old dck, they are always whining or bored or crying bc they miss mom or want to be...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-23-2014, 07:23 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,201
Posted By SunshineMama
Thanks! Excellent advice on what not to say-i...

Thanks! Excellent advice on what not to say-i would have definitely made that mistake!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-23-2014, 05:02 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,201
Posted By SunshineMama
Help Me Prevent This From Turning Bad

Today is day 1 of DCG coming back after "potty training" this weekend. Mom sent me texts of little pookie on the mini potty on their living room floor, with captions like, "we've been trying every 30...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-19-2014, 11:43 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,927
Posted By SunshineMama
OMG I cried reading that, thinking about my kids....

OMG I cried reading that, thinking about my kids.

Sometimes I find myself forcing myself to be extra nice to the dck's, so they go home happy and tell mom and dad how much fun they have, but I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-19-2014, 04:11 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,875
Posted By SunshineMama
Age 31 Female Married Kids should...

Age 31
Female
Married

Kids should absolutely not be banned from restaurants. Kids are people too. Look into other countries, and see how children are treated- in the US, we often see them as a...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-19-2014, 04:04 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 6,685
Posted By SunshineMama
Great idea about the $2.00 fee!

Great idea about the $2.00 fee!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-18-2014, 12:47 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,992
Posted By SunshineMama
I have 2 weeks unpaid vacation, offer families 1...

I have 2 weeks unpaid vacation, offer families 1 week of vacation where they do not have to pay, and take all federal holidays off paid. And I have 2 paid sick days. No one has ever questioned it.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-18-2014, 12:34 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,540
Posted By SunshineMama
That's also something I considered. I did the 3...

That's also something I considered. I did the 3 day method with my 19month old and it worked really well.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-18-2014, 12:25 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,540
Posted By SunshineMama
Interesting thought. It seems to me that he...

Interesting thought. It seems to me that he doesn't like how it feels against his skin-he isn't really playing with it, and doesn't like it on his hands. But perhaps that IS a sensory thing. I'll add...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-18-2014, 11:34 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,540
Posted By SunshineMama
how long did it take for him to get over it?

how long did it take for him to get over it?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-18-2014, 11:11 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,540
Posted By SunshineMama
Hes going in through the leg holes-I like the...

Hes going in through the leg holes-I like the idea but I think he can probably still get his hand up in there.

Ive been looking for spandex some bike shorts, etc, size 12 months. I cant find them...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-18-2014, 11:01 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,540
Posted By SunshineMama
That's a good idea, I didn't think about tight...

That's a good idea, I didn't think about tight boxer shorts, etc. He's a skinny little guy though- hopefully I can find something tight enough! I think that, paired with a onesie, may just do it! I'm...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-18-2014, 11:00 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,540
Posted By SunshineMama
He's going in through the side of the leg holes,...

He's going in through the side of the leg holes, not undoing the tape. Backwards is a good idea if that were the case though!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-18-2014, 10:10 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,540
Posted By SunshineMama
Since I Can't Term My Own Kid...Poop Question TMI In Advance

DS is 17 months. Every time he has a poopie diaper, he always tries to grab it. He's more "itching," than playing with it, if that makes sense. Usually he poops in the morning, so I cut off footie...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-18-2014, 07:15 AM
Replies: 4,403
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 421,502
Posted By SunshineMama
3 swings, not 32.... but still

3 swings, not 32.... but still
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-18-2014, 07:14 AM
Replies: 4,403
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 421,502
Posted By SunshineMama
If one more kid asks to go inside because They...

If one more kid asks to go inside because They are bored, i am going to lose it. If you cant find something to do between the climbing structures, playhouse, rock wall, monkey bars, 32 swings, 2...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-18-2014, 07:09 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,206
Posted By SunshineMama
Books are for reading, not for eating. ...

Books are for reading, not for eating.

Point it down (taking boys to the potty)

We are gentle with our friends (probably creepy outside a daycare setting)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-18-2014, 06:57 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 6,476
Posted By SunshineMama
"Don't worry about the diarrhea, it's just from...

"Don't worry about the diarrhea, it's just from teething. " (after 2 weeks of coming, being sent home for 24 hours, coming back, being sent home again, infecting all the others...yes I termed). The...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-18-2014, 06:47 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,195
Posted By SunshineMama
So true. AND she direct deposits all of her funds...

So true. AND she direct deposits all of her funds a week in advance! Sigh.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-18-2014, 06:45 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,655
Posted By SunshineMama
I give a tour of my entire house during the...

I give a tour of my entire house during the interview, and even make a joke about how people are nosey and are curious about other people's houses. I've had very few problems after that. At pick up,...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-18-2014, 06:38 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,195
Posted By SunshineMama
Thanks. I feel bad, esp bc she's so nice and...

Thanks. I feel bad, esp bc she's so nice and lives in my neighborhood, but it's a blessing that I got a glimpse of what they were like first.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-18-2014, 06:27 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,195
Posted By SunshineMama
I Changed My Mind-How To Tell Mom?

I agreed to watch teachers kids this fall. They paid a deposit. I ended up watching them before the end of the school year, and I decided I don't want to watch them this fall. The older boy is too...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-18-2014, 06:17 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,620
Posted By SunshineMama
My husbands family came from a 3rd world country....

My husbands family came from a 3rd world country. They worked hard, became a doctor and a nurse, and moved to the US. Because they had nothing growing up, they bought their oldest (dh is 1 of 5)...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-17-2014, 01:13 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 943
Posted By SunshineMama
lol I should. I can get it out. I like the "put...

lol I should. I can get it out. I like the "put it in your pocket" idea haha. (I wouldn't do that-tempting as it may be).
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-17-2014, 12:35 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 943
Posted By SunshineMama
A letter to DCM Re: Gum...

Dear DCM,

As a thank you for sending your 3 and 6 year olds to my home today with mouthfuls of gum, and not even mentioning it to me, (consequently having it end up in my carpet) I will be...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-17-2014, 09:52 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,356
Posted By SunshineMama
I had a girl like this. I put her down for an...

I had a girl like this. I put her down for an hour in the morning and 3 hours in the afternoon. Had to wake her each time. She was only getting 8 hours of sleep per night at home. She's 2 now, and...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-17-2014, 09:50 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,982
Posted By SunshineMama
Run. They sound high maintenance. If you take...

Run. They sound high maintenance. If you take them, you will feel pressured to live up to their demands.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-17-2014, 09:32 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 5,486
Posted By SunshineMama
I had a lady who wanted me to watch her 3 kids...

I had a lady who wanted me to watch her 3 kids from 6-6. She wanted a discount, but needed me to help her out and be flexible be she can't pay sometimes. And her kids like to destroy property and...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-12-2014, 09:00 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,329
Posted By SunshineMama
You handled it perfectly! Go girl!

You handled it perfectly! Go girl!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-11-2014, 12:59 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 5,693
Posted By SunshineMama
Wow, this is such a hard situation for you to be...

Wow, this is such a hard situation for you to be in, I am so sorry you are facing this!

On one hand, there is a moral obligation to point out to your parents that there is a sex offender living...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-05-2014, 10:31 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 874
Posted By SunshineMama
Duplicate post

Duplicate post
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-05-2014, 10:30 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 993
Posted By SunshineMama
That's a good idea for future!

That's a good idea for future!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-05-2014, 10:29 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 874
Posted By SunshineMama
References

3 months ago, dcm asked to bring her child over for 3 hours a day, 2 days a week, just for the summer. I said okay, we interviewed, and all was good. Today, she emailed me asking for references. A...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-05-2014, 07:38 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 993
Posted By SunshineMama
References

3 months ago, dcm asked to bring her child over for 3 hours a day, 2 days a week, just for the summer. I said okay, we interviewed, and all was good. Today, she emailed me asking for references. A...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-30-2014, 05:07 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 850
Posted By SunshineMama
Thanks! Hope to be over this by tomorrow!

Thanks! Hope to be over this by tomorrow!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-30-2014, 03:44 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,065
Posted By SunshineMama
Ugh. Had a dcm give miralax to a kid yesterday....

Ugh. Had a dcm give miralax to a kid yesterday. She also went In her pants. Tempted to have a rule that if that is given they have to stay home.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-30-2014, 03:42 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 850
Posted By SunshineMama
Why do they always infect me before vacation?!?

Aaaaaaaand now dh and I both have the stomach flu, thanks to dcg. We fly out tomorrow with 3 kids 5 and under in tow. Praying we will be functional by tomorrow.

So mad right now :(
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-29-2014, 05:30 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,013
Posted By SunshineMama
Interesting article. She does display a few of...

Interesting article. She does display a few of the traits according to the article. She mimics her sisters mannerisms for sure. She also can sit and star at someome, or stare into space for hours....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-29-2014, 10:49 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,685
Posted By SunshineMama
I can understand softeners occasionally. ...

I can understand softeners occasionally. Unmerited laxatives are dangerous and gross for *me* to have to clean up when she messes her pants. I took her on the hour every hour, and right before we...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-29-2014, 09:00 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,685
Posted By SunshineMama
Perhaps. However it had been less than 18 hours...

Perhaps. However it had been less than 18 hours since the child last had a normal (not hard) bm, when mom gave her a laxative. Just my opinion, but I think it is unnecessary to give medicine like...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-29-2014, 06:20 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,685
Posted By SunshineMama
In the daycare world, theres always a chance! I...

In the daycare world, theres always a chance! I dont think mom would do that, but you never know.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-29-2014, 06:20 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,013
Posted By SunshineMama
Thanks. While some of those descriptions describe...

Thanks. While some of those descriptions describe dcg, most of them do not. Something isnt right, but I cant figure out what it is. :confused:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-29-2014, 06:16 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,685
Posted By SunshineMama
Yep! I have been diffusing DoTerra On Guard,...

Yep! I have been diffusing DoTerra On Guard, putting it on my kids, giving them lots of vitamins, and probiotics.

I am still super perplexed about why dcm gave a laxative though. Are you trying to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-29-2014, 06:00 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,685
Posted By SunshineMama
Angry Omg wtf

Yesterday, dcg 3.5 pooped in her underwear. Her sister said she had been doing it at home lately, and mom confirmed. When asked why she didnt tell me she had to go to the bathroom, she replied, "She...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-28-2014, 01:33 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,145
Posted By SunshineMama
I always say that, surprisingly, it's easier with...

I always say that, surprisingly, it's easier with more kids because they entertain each other. 1:1 care is way harder than 1:4, for example!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-28-2014, 01:31 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,071
Posted By SunshineMama
I have a 3.5 year old that rarely plays...

I have a 3.5 year old that rarely plays independently. She will literally sit and stare at the other kids while they play. I feel that shes either super entertained or theres another issue going on.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-28-2014, 01:29 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,013
Posted By SunshineMama
Signs of Aspergers in Children???

Can anyone with firsthand experience share some of the potential signs of aspergers in children? Specifically age 3.5. Thanks!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-21-2014, 04:59 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 6,143
Posted By SunshineMama
I always super clean my house before interviews, ...

I always super clean my house before interviews, dress in khakis and a collared polo shirt, give them a tour, offer then a drink, then sit down and go over my handbook. I look at them in the eye...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-21-2014, 04:39 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 5,195
Posted By SunshineMama
All of my kids were like that (never had a dcb...

All of my kids were like that (never had a dcb under 10 mos). I wore them in an ergo or mei tai. Eventually they gained I dependence and were happy exploring, once they could crawl. Is that an option...
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 05-15-2014, 06:25 AM
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Views: 4,606
Posted By SunshineMama
My daughters have talked about seeing ghosts...

My daughters have talked about seeing ghosts before. The latest was when my 4 year old told me that she dreamed I had a baby in my belly. I found out I was pregnant days later. Kids are amazing!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-14-2014, 01:43 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,883
Posted By SunshineMama
I have only termed twice, and both kids ended up...

I have only termed twice, and both kids ended up going to grandmas house. One child came from a center, the other came from a previous dcp.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-14-2014, 09:16 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 4,851
Posted By SunshineMama
Just a random question, but is Paganism similar...

Just a random question, but is Paganism similar to the Law of Attraction? This thread was really interesting to me so I looked up some information on paganism and what I read seemed really similar-...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-14-2014, 06:44 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 4,851
Posted By SunshineMama
I'm sure there's extremists in every religion....

I'm sure there's extremists in every religion. Remember the "christian" preacher who protested certain funerals, and burned the koran?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-14-2014, 06:16 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 4,851
Posted By SunshineMama
I have not read all of the other posts, but I...

I have not read all of the other posts, but I just wanted to say that I am sorry that you feel like you can't be your whole and complete self at your own daycare. I have had one couple ask me what...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-08-2014, 06:16 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 966
Posted By SunshineMama
I got the same thing :)

I got the same thing :)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-08-2014, 05:59 AM
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Views: 923
Posted By SunshineMama
Can you elaborate on an appropriate behavior...

Can you elaborate on an appropriate behavior plan? This is new to me.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-08-2014, 05:43 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 923
Posted By SunshineMama
New 5yo DCB Picking In My 16mo Son. WWYD?

We are on week 3 of 2 new dcbs, brothers, 2.5 and almost 5. I caught dcb5 tripping my 16 month old last week. Today, I had to run to another room, and when I came back in, my son was laying on his...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-01-2014, 12:12 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 922
Posted By SunshineMama
My son was like that. I just got him up after the...

My son was like that. I just got him up after the 20 minutes, then put him back to sleep exactly 2 hours after he last woke up. Sometimes he took 3-4 naps per day. Some babies aren't ready to sleep...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-01-2014, 12:09 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 846
Posted By SunshineMama
Thank You Ladies!!!

This forum keeps me sane!

I used to be on all the time, then things were great, so I wasn't on as much. With 2 new crazy dcb's, I keep coming back in my desperate times of need with daycare....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-01-2014, 12:06 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 943
Posted By SunshineMama
Thats sick. Im glad that you did something about...

Thats sick. Im glad that you did something about it!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-01-2014, 11:54 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,246
Posted By SunshineMama
That is another issue that I am having. They all...

That is another issue that I am having. They all want to climb all over my couch. It is covered in their snot everyday, and its so gross!

OP Good suggestion about making some changes to have the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-01-2014, 11:51 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 9,512
Posted By SunshineMama
I didnt read the other comments. But, if I were...

I didnt read the other comments. But, if I were you Id dump her in a heartbeat. When I had my baby, my dcps TOLD me to take at least 6 weeks off, and recover.

Thank God I did- I was very ill after...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-01-2014, 09:35 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,411
Posted By SunshineMama
I diffuse a rotation of OnGuard, Serenity, and...

I diffuse a rotation of OnGuard, Serenity, and Balance. I have never sent out a notice.I have used DoTerra's Breathe on a toddler before, to help with a cough, with the parents consent.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-01-2014, 09:28 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,246
Posted By SunshineMama
It's Ohio... but our basement is never super...

It's Ohio... but our basement is never super cold. Even last season, when we had the arctic winds, it never got bad.

I have 2 windows in the basement, but would have to convert one of them into an...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-01-2014, 07:49 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,246
Posted By SunshineMama
Heidi, honestly, there's no way I could make the...

Heidi, honestly, there's no way I could make the living room the daycare room. It is THE main room of our entire house. If I had to look at daycare toys 24/7 I would go out of my mind. The ones I...
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