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Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-19-2018, 02:19 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,115
Posted By KiwiKids
I would have noticed because I am more than a...

I would have noticed because I am more than a little OCD about numbers. My husband on the other hand would have never noticed.

As a parent I would have asked after two weeks if you lost the check...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-09-2018, 08:19 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,242
Posted By KiwiKids
I had a very smart child the same age learn she...

I had a very smart child the same age learn she could get extra attention from mom and dad by acting the same way. Is there any chance heís figured out he can act that way to get his own way or get...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-19-2018, 07:44 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 231
Posted By KiwiKids
I would be done. I canít help a child if the...

I would be done. I canít help a child if the parents arenít willing to work with me. I had a family who had been with me 6 years and then their attendance became super spotty and their almost 3yr...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-12-2018, 03:35 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 748
Posted By KiwiKids
Praying for them and for you!

Praying for them and for you!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-12-2018, 03:33 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 227
Posted By KiwiKids
This is what I do exactly.

This is what I do exactly.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-11-2018, 05:05 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 748
Posted By KiwiKids
Thank you! You too! I grew up here and this is...

Thank you! You too! I grew up here and this is the most concerned Iíve seen people but the latest models look better do us but not for NC and SC. Please be careful!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-11-2018, 03:46 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 748
Posted By KiwiKids
Iím in Virginia Beach about 2.5 miles inland and...

Iím in Virginia Beach about 2.5 miles inland and close with the schools. They closed last night ďuntil further noticeĒ... they required staff to come in today so I did end up open today but will be...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-07-2018, 10:19 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 267
Posted By KiwiKids
My own 2yr old broke her leg. She was pretty...

My own 2yr old broke her leg. She was pretty miserable the first week. Once she had a hard cast on and was past the first 7 days she walked fine and played like usual. Keep a sock over the cast...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-27-2018, 01:24 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 844
Posted By KiwiKids
She wouldnít have lasted a week here! You tried...

She wouldnít have lasted a week here! You tried your best. She needs a nanny. Not a home daycare.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-15-2018, 03:47 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 283
Posted By KiwiKids
Iíve been successful with teachers only BUT I...

Iíve been successful with teachers only BUT I donít advertise. Iíve worked on referrals only by getting to know the teachers in the schools closest to me. One of my own childrensí teachers will post...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-09-2018, 02:56 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 338
Posted By KiwiKids
Could you skype or FaceTime with them? Will they...

Could you skype or FaceTime with them? Will they be traveling out to check out housing at any point where she could pop in and meet you?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-30-2018, 05:49 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 888
Posted By KiwiKids
I wouldnít actively seek her out. If she asked me...

I wouldnít actively seek her out. If she asked me about a full time spot then I would let her know I have an opening.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-09-2018, 10:15 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 460
Posted By KiwiKids
I did it super slowly over the course of 2 years....

I did it super slowly over the course of 2 years. I tend to have families long term so as their kids aged out I replaced with teacher families. I do work during the summer but on a shortened...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-15-2018, 08:51 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 870
Posted By KiwiKids
I have found there are some kids that just donít...

I have found there are some kids that just donít fit with my program or personality. I really love the 3 & unders. 4.5yrs and up and my patience level just isnít the same. I stopped taking kids...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-17-2018, 06:13 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 804
Posted By KiwiKids
I would tell her I canít accommodate last minute...

I would tell her I canít accommodate last minute changes 100% of the time and keep my plans.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-08-2018, 02:36 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 689
Posted By KiwiKids
Same here. Not a good fit for multiple reasons.

Same here. Not a good fit for multiple reasons.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-23-2018, 08:10 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 861
Posted By KiwiKids
Florida law enforcement and FBI dropped the ball...

Florida law enforcement and FBI dropped the ball in so many ways. It is terrible. I should have put a disclaimer. I am the wife of a detective in our local department. One of the sergeants who...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-23-2018, 07:45 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 861
Posted By KiwiKids
Amen! Our local school system has had over...

Amen!

Our local school system has had over 40 threats since the Florida shooting. I hate that we have to even think about it, but my kids have attended school every day. I have to trust the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-02-2018, 05:59 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 554
Posted By KiwiKids
Iíve enrolled a teacher family in March for a...

Iíve enrolled a teacher family in March for a September start date. Mom had a good friend on extended maternity leave to cover the few weeks of the remaining school year after mom went back and then...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-17-2017, 04:23 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,345
Posted By KiwiKids
I had a tumor removed from my shoulder last year....

I had a tumor removed from my shoulder last year. Things were very much up in the air because they had no idea what it was and what would need to be done so I didn't have much beyond basics to tell...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-12-2017, 09:53 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 889
Posted By KiwiKids
I give a heads up for severe cold symptoms. A...

I give a heads up for severe cold symptoms. A mild cold related cough isn't something I would worry about it. :)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-20-2017, 07:28 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,294
Posted By KiwiKids
I wake then and change them and it happens about...

I wake then and change them and it happens about once a week with one of the kids. Luckily she goes right back to sleep after.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-15-2017, 06:13 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,620
Posted By KiwiKids
Congratulations!!! Treat it as business...

Congratulations!!!

Treat it as business first. I would keep your time off with vacations the same because you WILL miss that time if you give it up. I have my nieces in care and take them 3 days...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-29-2017, 01:26 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,361
Posted By KiwiKids
If she tries to use it as a threat just shut her...

If she tries to use it as a threat just shut her down. The "issues" she's found are not things you are going to change. End of discussion. She can take it or leave it.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-29-2017, 05:44 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,361
Posted By KiwiKids
I would be done at this point. I don't see her...

I would be done at this point. I don't see her getting any easier and would never accommodate two days a week so she can try out her friend while keeping her foot in the door with you.

Texting...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-25-2017, 08:10 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,686
Posted By KiwiKids
Like I said... I haven't seen either book in...

Like I said... I haven't seen either book in question but that's a different table of contents than you had on etsy. That's a third version.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-25-2017, 08:04 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,686
Posted By KiwiKids
I read often and rarely post... I looked at your...

I read often and rarely post... I looked at your etsy link right before you changed it. This is NOT the handbook you had on etsy. I've never seen BC's handbook personally, but I did see you switch...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-08-2017, 04:25 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,538
Posted By KiwiKids
I feel that if I ask for packed lunches ( which I...

I feel that if I ask for packed lunches ( which I switched to recently ) then I can't really comment on what is in them but I have called parents on not sending enough food.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-20-2017, 12:26 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 710
Posted By KiwiKids
I do packed lunches year round now, started after...

I do packed lunches year round now, started after I had shoulder surgery this past fall and everyone liked it and the kids ate better. I think two of my families have forgotten once or twice in the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-13-2017, 12:06 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,121
Posted By KiwiKids
I take babies at 6 weeks too! They do really...

I take babies at 6 weeks too! They do really well and they adjust into our routine very easily.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-13-2017, 11:56 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,243
Posted By KiwiKids
I had a soft spot for a child of a permissive...

I had a soft spot for a child of a permissive parent. Loved the child but trying to balance that child in a group was a nightmare. Parents weren't going to change and I felt like I was in a...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-13-2017, 05:55 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 963
Posted By KiwiKids
I would do the same. I've downsized when...

I would do the same. I've downsized when expecting a baby. Parents were always gracious about it even if they were bummed.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-10-2017, 06:53 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 8,239
Posted By KiwiKids
I've had the child that I tried everything with (...

I've had the child that I tried everything with ( my own! ) after potty training so many kids over the years. He simply was not ready. I let it become a power struggle. Then one day he decided to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-10-2017, 08:37 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 741
Posted By KiwiKids
I would terminate after the first no show no...

I would terminate after the first no show no call. The only time I've waved that is when kid and mom both had the flu. I got a text that evening that they'd both been super sick and an apology and...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-10-2017, 07:57 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,254
Posted By KiwiKids
Oh I didn't take it that way! I looked and it...

Oh I didn't take it that way! I looked and it isn't required. Not even a "here's a brochure please read it " ...I'm not shocked, my state is hit or miss with regulations but you'd think safe sleep...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-10-2017, 07:40 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,254
Posted By KiwiKids
I am legally unlicensed at the time. I have my...

I am legally unlicensed at the time. I have my own four kids who are still little so I only keep 4 extra. I include a print out of safe sleep guidelines in the enrollement paperwork they take home...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-10-2017, 07:36 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 694
Posted By KiwiKids
Same here. It sounds like she needed three weeks...

Same here. It sounds like she needed three weeks of care and played it so she paid the least amount of money needed.

It stinks and I'm sorry it happened. It does get easier in time to "read...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-10-2017, 07:26 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,254
Posted By KiwiKids
Two were not sleep ready for me but mom and dad...

Two were not sleep ready for me but mom and dad worked with me immediately and we got things working as well as we could with their part time schedule. Their work days required a 5am wake up so it...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-08-2017, 10:56 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,203
Posted By KiwiKids
1) No reminders. She knows when payment is due. ...

1) No reminders. She knows when payment is due.
2) I wouldn't accept her child into care until all money due is paid and I would keep tacking on late fees because she's not paid the full amount...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-07-2017, 05:53 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 665
Posted By KiwiKids
A minicrib would fit the regulations that I've...

A minicrib would fit the regulations that I've read. I actually used minicribs with my own kids and then switched to toddler beds. They are very convenient size wise. :)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-07-2017, 05:47 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 665
Posted By KiwiKids
Here's the most updated resource I've found... no...

Here's the most updated resource I've found... no mesh sides allowed in licensed care.
...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-06-2017, 04:34 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 616
Posted By KiwiKids
Oh I love that!

Oh I love that!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-06-2017, 07:27 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,562
Posted By KiwiKids
For a specific example- "Costs : Hospital birth...

For a specific example- "Costs : Hospital birth = prenatal care, birth, AND postpartum care (including 6-week check-up) at birth center
Itís no secret that hospitals overcharge for their services....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-06-2017, 07:00 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 670
Posted By KiwiKids
I would lean towards two negative tests if that's...

I would lean towards two negative tests if that's the recommendation because it can be so dangerous for the under 2 crowd.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-06-2017, 06:47 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,562
Posted By KiwiKids
I just peeked at your blog. To be honest the only...

I just peeked at your blog. To be honest the only posts I would consider removing are the ones on childbirth. That's a very personal experience for women and we all have different comfort zones and...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-03-2017, 08:54 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,562
Posted By KiwiKids
It was a lot to read and process all at once......

It was a lot to read and process all at once... is there a way to incorporate some great photos that allow you to trim some of the written information? When I worked on the advertising for my former...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-03-2017, 08:33 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,295
Posted By KiwiKids
By reminding myself over and over that when I...

By reminding myself over and over that when I give extra it means I'm giving less in another area. I also remind myself that being consistent is truly the best way to be fair to all of my families...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-03-2017, 08:21 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,056
Posted By KiwiKids
I had one little one today. She's awesome though!...

I had one little one today. She's awesome though! Happy as can be to play and then will take a 3-3.5hr nap and can sleep through all the noise my own kids make. :)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-23-2017, 08:12 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 904
Posted By KiwiKids
You aren't petty! Him sitting there knocking for...

You aren't petty! Him sitting there knocking for two minutes is petty. His drop off time is 8am not 7:58.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-13-2017, 06:14 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 821
Posted By KiwiKids
I once had a mom text that her toddler had a...

I once had a mom text that her toddler had a slightly runny nose. Dad sent me a pic of the child's shirt totally covered in snot and said the child's nose wouldn't stop running. "Slightly runny"...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-28-2017, 07:18 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,585
Posted By KiwiKids
Same here! I'm in my early 30s. My older parents...

Same here! I'm in my early 30s. My older parents let kiddo run the show to an insane degree. My parents my age are the same! My families in their 20s are the most balanced. It surprises me but so...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-28-2017, 12:20 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 724
Posted By KiwiKids
Yes, just give them a window as a warning. I...

Yes, just give them a window as a warning. I went through an unexpected medical situation, a flurry of tests and surgery this fall. My actual notice for surgery was 1 week but we all knew surgery...
Forum: New Members - Welcome to the Daycare.com Forum! 04-11-2017, 11:11 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,449
Posted By KiwiKids
If he's held constantly at home and that's not...

If he's held constantly at home and that's not likely to change, you are better off letting him go now. Sometimes they come around but I know it was very hard to manage when the other infant was my...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-10-2017, 08:06 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,070
Posted By KiwiKids
I do the same when I have a family leaving. I...

I do the same when I have a family leaving. I really appreciate when families give a long notice so I can plan and have any transition go smoothly.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-06-2017, 03:58 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 833
Posted By KiwiKids
This is what I would do. As a mother she should...

This is what I would do. As a mother she should understand why he needs to be kept home. 2 month old babies don't need exposure to the flu!
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 02-27-2017, 10:08 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,868
Posted By KiwiKids
As a mom with two kids who needed it for extra...

As a mom with two kids who needed it for extra calories in the toddler years... I would expect a parent to provide that.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-24-2017, 08:40 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 926
Posted By KiwiKids
It would seem like a reverse 911 situation for...

It would seem like a reverse 911 situation for sure! Even if into takes time. Some notice is better than none at all!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-24-2017, 08:02 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 926
Posted By KiwiKids
Typically shelter in place orders will go out via...

Typically shelter in place orders will go out via social media or the news. Some areas have reverse 911 systems that will call landline phones. But often... there's simply not enough time or enough...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-15-2017, 08:00 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,165
Posted By KiwiKids
I agree 100% and would also be calling for pick...

I agree 100% and would also be calling for pick up!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-11-2017, 03:38 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,759
Posted By KiwiKids
You can be legally unlicensed in Virginia and the...

You can be legally unlicensed in Virginia and the way I understood the law was that if a serious injury or death occurs in your care and they can prove you were neglectful ( too many kids etc ) then...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-12-2017, 01:40 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,178
Posted By KiwiKids
Because it is hard to term! But you'll be so...

Because it is hard to term! But you'll be so happy you did once you have a few tear free days and bigger payments. :)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-17-2016, 03:34 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,212
Posted By KiwiKids
I am so sorry to hear this! I'm glad you and the...

I am so sorry to hear this! I'm glad you and the kids and your pets are ok. Sending prayers your way that things come together quickly for the repairs.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-12-2016, 03:29 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 831
Posted By KiwiKids
Thank you! :)

Thank you! :)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-11-2016, 11:05 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,275
Posted By KiwiKids
I would term because of the lies. I can not stand...

I would term because of the lies. I can not stand being lied to and ironically parents always seem to get themselves caught when they try!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-11-2016, 10:56 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 831
Posted By KiwiKids
So glad you got good news! Can I add to your...

So glad you got good news! Can I add to your post?

We're all told to do self breast exams once a month. I've always done mine faithfully but will be doing a whole body once over from now...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-28-2016, 02:31 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 682
Posted By KiwiKids
Thinking of you! I've had my own crappy MRI this...

Thinking of you! I've had my own crappy MRI this month and lots of doctor appointments scheduled now. Here's to a good weekend anyway! :)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-25-2016, 09:13 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,010
Posted By KiwiKids
Yes! Our pediatrician jokingly asked my 5yr old...

Yes! Our pediatrician jokingly asked my 5yr old if she drank beer and she said "only sometimes" the only beer she knows is root beer that she gets as a treat once in a blue moon.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-19-2016, 09:48 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,614
Posted By KiwiKids
I always seem to end up with girls. I've only...

I always seem to end up with girls. I've only had 3 boys in 11 years! I don't pursue girls... I'd rather have a mix but I don't seem to get as many boys.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-12-2016, 03:48 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,394
Posted By KiwiKids
Yes! I talk with moms about how to prepare for a...

Yes! I talk with moms about how to prepare for a GROUP daycare. The one time in recent years I didn't do that before hand, I ended up with a baby that did not belong in group care and the parents...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-09-2016, 10:55 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 951
Posted By KiwiKids
Awww thank you. :) I can't imagine not feeding a...

Awww thank you. :) I can't imagine not feeding a hungry baby. The most I do is try to have my nursing daycare babies hungry and ready for mommy to nurse after work. I will bounce and walk and...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-09-2016, 10:36 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 951
Posted By KiwiKids
Is the baby content when the 3oz are up? I...

Is the baby content when the 3oz are up? I fed/nursed my reflux baby on demand and he naturally seemed to gear to the 2hrs. But he would be full and happy at the end of a feeding. Not forced to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-09-2016, 09:53 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 951
Posted By KiwiKids
One of my own babies had severe reflux. Nursed...

One of my own babies had severe reflux. Nursed every two hours around the clock for 5-10 minutes. When he did have a bottle he would take 2-3oz and then stop eating like he did with nursing. If...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-08-2016, 05:39 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 873
Posted By KiwiKids
I have a little one like this too. It seems to...

I have a little one like this too. It seems to get worse as the week wears on. I try to just be patient but I will also say "I'm done answering questions now. Go play!" and that helps. :)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-07-2016, 08:04 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,038
Posted By KiwiKids
I have learned to not worry about what food goes...

I have learned to not worry about what food goes in the trash. In the trash or in their belly, the cost is the same to me. I do take notes of favorite meals and snacks and since I have a small group,...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-07-2016, 08:54 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,036
Posted By KiwiKids
I've had a little one like this... It was just...

I've had a little one like this... It was just excessive. I had the child hand me each toy as soon as it went in her mouth and I'd give her a teether in return. It took about two weeks for her to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-06-2016, 06:30 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,027
Posted By KiwiKids
I've had this one for 3 years and it has held up...

I've had this one for 3 years and it has held up great!!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-06-2016, 11:47 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 820
Posted By KiwiKids
Right there with you today. Lol Big kids...

Right there with you today. Lol

Big kids started school today, all the little ones are adjusting to the absence of big kids and my husband was going to help out, but he worked 18 hours of over...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-06-2016, 10:44 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 992
Posted By KiwiKids
If it is settling in crying... I give it two...

If it is settling in crying... I give it two weeks to calm down. If it is from being held constantly at home then I will talk to the parents and give them a date it needs to improve by and if I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-04-2016, 02:28 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,473
Posted By KiwiKids
Short of an emergency, I wouldn't allow them to...

Short of an emergency, I wouldn't allow them to reschedule. I can understand needing to move the interview, things happen especially with little kids. I can't understand being a no show and no call...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-02-2016, 07:37 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,026
Posted By KiwiKids
Oh yeah! After reading this she would be GONE...

Oh yeah! After reading this she would be GONE here too.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-02-2016, 07:36 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,026
Posted By KiwiKids
I think I would address it directly because I...

I think I would address it directly because I would NOT be able to pretend like it didn't happen.

I don't know if I would terminate care, I have a pretty thick skin and I know that DCM would be...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-02-2016, 07:25 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 768
Posted By KiwiKids
I would close and call for pick up as well!

I would close and call for pick up as well!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-01-2016, 04:55 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,669
Posted By KiwiKids
Oh my daughter was just like that when she...

Oh my daughter was just like that when she started kindergarten. By the third week she was much better. I would have a drink and snack ready for her and it really helped because lunch for her was...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-31-2016, 08:28 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,101
Posted By KiwiKids
I would make parents pick up. One of my own kids...

I would make parents pick up. One of my own kids did spike crazy fevers. He would be fine and within 30 minutes he would spike to 102 and it was always an ear infection except once was strep.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-31-2016, 04:00 PM
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Views: 819
Posted By KiwiKids
I also say that as someone who rarely has parents...

I also say that as someone who rarely has parents with an "office job" mine can be hard to track down but they've always returned calls.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-31-2016, 03:58 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 819
Posted By KiwiKids
I would term. The fact that you can't get in...

I would term. The fact that you can't get in touch with anyone would do it for me.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-24-2016, 12:10 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 869
Posted By KiwiKids
Amen! I've been through this and it never got...

Amen! I've been through this and it never got better. Multiple parent and provider meetings. It was stressful for me but I felt so sorry for my little dck who is the one that paid the price for mom...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-19-2016, 08:32 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,499
Posted By KiwiKids
Yes! Exactly! Although I've switched to just...

Yes! Exactly! Although I've switched to just breakfast as of September 1st. Packed lunches only. I will never get rid of breakfast because all my kids are very early drop offs.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-17-2016, 08:48 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,164
Posted By KiwiKids
I operate small. 4 kids with a 5th spot that can...

I operate small. 4 kids with a 5th spot that can be a sibling spot if a current family has a baby before an older child moves on to elementary school. My own four children are still young so I have...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-16-2016, 08:10 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,279
Posted By KiwiKids
OMG! She sounds crazy! It was a speeding ticket....

OMG! She sounds crazy! It was a speeding ticket. Pay it and move on.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-16-2016, 05:08 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,202
Posted By KiwiKids
I don't think that's what people are talking...

I don't think that's what people are talking about though. I have 4 kids. Number 1 might have gotten to take all naps on time but number 4 had to be a little more flexible and take their afternoon...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-16-2016, 04:59 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,202
Posted By KiwiKids
I do agree with this!

I do agree with this!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-15-2016, 08:40 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,202
Posted By KiwiKids
I've been told the child is just too smart and...

I've been told the child is just too smart and curious about the world around them. Yes, I totally see that when they are crying and rubbing their eyes due to chronic exhaustion....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-15-2016, 12:25 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 767
Posted By KiwiKids
Same here! Nope!

Same here! Nope!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-15-2016, 12:11 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,202
Posted By KiwiKids
I typically will pass. Business is good in my...

I typically will pass. Business is good in my area so I can be a bit pickier. If a family is a wonderful fit in other ways and then I give it a shot.... But that means baby napping while in daycare,...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-15-2016, 11:54 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,242
Posted By KiwiKids
Every 2 hours or as frequently as needed.

Every 2 hours or as frequently as needed.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-15-2016, 08:32 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 767
Posted By KiwiKids
I bet he has tried those behaviors on mom and she...

I bet he has tried those behaviors on mom and she didn't correct him. I see this with first born little ones who haven't had a lot of social interaction with their peers or when the parents are a bit...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-13-2016, 07:09 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,279
Posted By KiwiKids
Oh man! My four pregnancies were all high risk...

Oh man! My four pregnancies were all high risk and knowing you are supposed to be low stress and then having DCP's be so impossible... It is the worst feeling. :(
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-13-2016, 07:05 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,279
Posted By KiwiKids
It was pretty unreal. I was very adamant with...

It was pretty unreal. I was very adamant with all my DCP's that this was a high risk pregnancy for a few reasons including gestational diabetes and I would be able to work up to delivery IF I could...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-12-2016, 08:16 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 973
Posted By KiwiKids
I have a one that just sleeps better in sleepers....

I have a one that just sleeps better in sleepers. No idea why! We tried not changing outfits for a few weeks and mom was fine with that. DCG would wake and be very restless. Tried the sleeper one...
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