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Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-15-2012, 12:13 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,015
Posted By JennyBear
Congratulations!! How exciting! I'm 16 weeks...

Congratulations!! How exciting!

I'm 16 weeks and found that weeks 6-14 were the worst. I had horrible nausea and some vomiting, feeling EXHAUSTED and bad headaches. Ugh!

I tried taking my...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-14-2012, 11:50 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,417
Posted By JennyBear
Ditto! It's a little weird

Ditto! It's a little weird
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-14-2012, 11:47 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,322
Posted By JennyBear
Amen to ALL of this!!

Amen to ALL of this!!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-14-2012, 11:37 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 5,134
Posted By JennyBear
ahh...glad to know I'm not the only one that has...

ahh...glad to know I'm not the only one that has careless daycare parents. I still bring my daycare kids outside...it's so sad that the kids are the one's that suffer for their parents ignorance. ...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-07-2012, 11:43 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,175
Posted By JennyBear
I've never had a real problem with kids coming...

I've never had a real problem with kids coming with unhealthy foods and my parents have been pretty good with giving them healthier foods for breakfast if they eat at home, but get this...
The...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-31-2012, 07:53 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,769
Posted By JennyBear
We just did a bunch of crafts this year. I'm not...

We just did a bunch of crafts this year. I'm not sending home any treats or anything (they will get enough, lol)
I have a new kid that's been a complete nightmare so I haven't been so fun and...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-31-2012, 07:50 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,337
Posted By JennyBear
Lol...love it! "We hear you- we just don't care!"...

Lol...love it! "We hear you- we just don't care!"
Fortunately I don't have this problem, but if I did I would be the same way especially when they don't get the point!

Maybe you need a device...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-30-2012, 06:36 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,878
Posted By JennyBear
Haha. That's the kind of daycare I'd be lining up...

Haha. That's the kind of daycare I'd be lining up to bring my daughter too! NOT!!!
:eek:
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 10-30-2012, 06:31 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 9,698
Posted By JennyBear
Absolutely agree with this! :)

Absolutely agree with this! :)
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 10-30-2012, 06:26 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 14,958
Posted By JennyBear
I would be upset if a daycare made my daughter...

I would be upset if a daycare made my daughter clean up her urine by herself; however, if she was asked to help and they were nice about it I would get that.

I have a home daycare and if a child...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-04-2012, 05:06 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,056
Posted By JennyBear
Ah it's nice to know I'm not alone. I'm going...

Ah it's nice to know I'm not alone.
I'm going to take your advice and if she does this again ill get her to spit it out (or scoop it out) and remove her from table to sit quietly by herself.
...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-04-2012, 12:55 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,056
Posted By JennyBear
Hmm..Interesting. This DCG of mine speaks quite...

Hmm..Interesting. This DCG of mine speaks quite well and follows direction to a tee (unless she forgot her listening ears! haha)
I wonder if it's because your DCG is new and will come around in time...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-04-2012, 12:13 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,056
Posted By JennyBear
No, I don't have to offer all her food at once. ...

No, I don't have to offer all her food at once. The problem with even offering her veggies first, is she will still mince them and store them in her mouth regardless of when/how I serve them.
I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-04-2012, 12:11 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,451
Posted By JennyBear
I would also suggest the play yard with some toys...

I would also suggest the play yard with some toys in it. If child bites (especially other children/people) out he goes into the play yard for a bit to play by himself. That way he is safe, and so...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-04-2012, 12:07 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 9,997
Posted By JennyBear
Ditto! we have a 3 year old daughter and my hubby...

Ditto! we have a 3 year old daughter and my hubby tries very hard to do her hair. (It's actually funny watching him struggle, when I can do a great job in seconds, lol). She may have lopsided pig...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-04-2012, 11:30 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 10,162
Posted By JennyBear
I'm very lucky. All of my families are like...

I'm very lucky. All of my families are like clockwork and are here on time every morning (give or take maybe 5 minutes).

My policy is that I only serve breakfast until about 7:45am so any child...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-04-2012, 11:20 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,056
Posted By JennyBear
Suggestions Greatly Appreciated!

Hi everyone!

I have a 2.5 year old DCG that used to eat her veggies (raw or cooked) but all of a sudden a few months ago that has changed. She's eating them with what doesn't seem to be any...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-03-2012, 12:46 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 7,095
Posted By JennyBear
Some great gift ideas that I have received: ...

Some great gift ideas that I have received:

Recently had a DCB to off to kindergarten. On his last day he brought a John Deere Book with his name signed in the front for all the DCK to remember...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-03-2012, 12:19 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 9,997
Posted By JennyBear
I allow it and really only have 2 girls that ever...

I allow it and really only have 2 girls that ever wear their hair in clips, etc.
It's never been an issue...If they fall out I just put it back in or put them in their cubby for me to fix before...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-03-2012, 12:12 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,463
Posted By JennyBear
Yep...Crazy here today too! I've tried to keep...

Yep...Crazy here today too! I've tried to keep the kids super busy and it's helped! We baked muffins this morning, then went outside to play in the rain and go for a walk. They are now sound asleep...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-25-2012, 03:57 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,457
Posted By JennyBear
All of my other families have been here since I...

All of my other families have been here since I have opened my dc and have been amazing to me, including remembering my pay each and every Friday. I have some parents that bring random flowers,...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-25-2012, 03:49 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,457
Posted By JennyBear
Nope, you're correct! My mistake. Thanks for...

Nope, you're correct! My mistake. Thanks for pointing that out. Sometimes I type way too fast...oops! hehe. Thank goodness I spell check all paperwork/documents that make their way to my dcp :P
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-25-2012, 12:17 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,555
Posted By JennyBear
I like the outside time idea so I might do that...

I like the outside time idea so I might do that for a while. I do have a sign that sticks to my door saying "we're in the backyard" so parents can grab their kids belongings and come back and pick...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-25-2012, 12:01 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,457
Posted By JennyBear
Having this family pay a week in advance is a...

Having this family pay a week in advance is a great idea, however, the contract that they were handed says I except payment each Friday (for that week). How can I change this now? (technically the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-25-2012, 11:59 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,457
Posted By JennyBear
Oh believe me, I'm super angry with myself too!!...

Oh believe me, I'm super angry with myself too!! Absolutely! and definitely a lesson learned here.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-25-2012, 11:55 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,555
Posted By JennyBear
Ideas Please :)

I currently have 5 ft dck's plus my almost 3 year old daughter. After their afternoon nap we have our snack. By the time snack time is over it's about 3:30pm and all of the kids go home by 4:30pm...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-25-2012, 11:26 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,457
Posted By JennyBear
Vent!!

So I met with a family on Friday night that were in a bit of a situation and needed to find daycare asap for their two children. I was told that their last provider notified them the Friday before...
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 09-11-2012, 02:12 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,951
Posted By JennyBear
Thanks thanks thanks for the great support and...

Thanks thanks thanks for the great support and tips. We have firmed up and not fed into anything the past 2 days and so far were doing great! (knock on wood!) if she has fussed at all it's been super...
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 09-10-2012, 03:51 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,951
Posted By JennyBear
Thanks!! Time for some tough love, lol ;)

Thanks!!

Time for some tough love, lol
;)
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 09-10-2012, 09:51 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,951
Posted By JennyBear
Thanks Blackcat....great advice! I know we have...

Thanks Blackcat....great advice! I know we have been feeding into her tantrums to a point which I think is confusing her. We're just so torn....some people say "pick your battles" and others say no...
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 09-10-2012, 07:57 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,951
Posted By JennyBear
In Need Of Advice On Testy Toddler...Ugh!

This may be a little long since there is a lot to say in order for everyone to give me the best advice, so sorry if it's long...

Our daughter is 2 years 7 months old. I started a home daycare when...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-23-2012, 11:14 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,818
Posted By JennyBear
Well, I only have one child right now and I know...

Well, I only have one child right now and I know when she was a newborn I couldn't even think of leaving her alone for a night. It wasn't until our daughter was 41/2 months old that my hubby and I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-23-2012, 10:58 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 12,058
Posted By JennyBear
I also bought the Step 2 Choo Choo Wagon...It's...

I also bought the Step 2 Choo Choo Wagon...It's AWESOME!!! We take that thing everywhere! It comes in handy for soo many different reason's and you can add/take away the individual seats to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-01-2012, 11:34 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 7,696
Posted By JennyBear
First, I'd like to commend you for for speaking...

First, I'd like to commend you for for speaking about such a touchy and personal topic. No woman likes to talk about their weight so good for you!!

I also struggle with my weight and have...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-01-2012, 11:09 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 6,279
Posted By JennyBear
All of my families just walk in (I only have a...

All of my families just walk in (I only have a handful of families). I make it very clear that I unlock my door when I open and lock it after daycare hours. I'm really fortunate that my families are...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-26-2012, 11:11 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,117
Posted By JennyBear
What soap recipes do you have? I've been...

What soap recipes do you have? I've been wondering about this homemade soap myself and think I might give it a try. Do you find it's good on stains?
Thanks!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-18-2012, 10:56 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,749
Posted By JennyBear
What you have here is very rare! There are sooo...

What you have here is very rare! There are sooo many dads that don't want to be as involved as your hubby does. That is very special.

I totally understand how you feel about dealing with cranky...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-11-2012, 12:30 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,713
Posted By JennyBear
All my parents know to just walk in and I'm okay...

All my parents know to just walk in and I'm okay with that and so far i've never had an issue. However, i do have some guidelines in my handbook regarding drop off/pick up.
It states that my doors...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-04-2012, 11:14 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,662
Posted By JennyBear
I'm happy to say that I had a wonderful weekend...

I'm happy to say that I had a wonderful weekend (although 3 days didn't seem to be enough after last week, lol!) and we are having a pretty good week so far!
(Knock on wood)

:Sunny:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-29-2012, 12:06 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,662
Posted By JennyBear
Tgif!!!

Ok so I'd just like to start off by saying I'm quite shocked that myself and my DCK's are still intact! This week has been the most insane week since I have started doing daycare about a year ago!
...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-29-2012, 09:05 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,603
Posted By JennyBear
What Do You Use....?

What do you use to wash the children's hands and faces? I started by using face clothes for each child but realized I need 5 per child and had some issues on where to keep them through the day. I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-24-2012, 11:40 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,400
Posted By JennyBear
LOL My thoughts exactly!! :D

LOL My thoughts exactly!! :D
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-24-2012, 11:37 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,500
Posted By JennyBear
I agree with the others. You should play it...

I agree with the others. You should play it safe, if you do end up having a c-section and letting the parents know you may need up to 6 weeks off or so. I had a c-section and although I was up and...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-03-2012, 12:04 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 5,122
Posted By JennyBear
SOOOO CUTE!!! We often allow our dog (golden...

SOOOO CUTE!!! We often allow our dog (golden retriever/cocker spaniel mix) bunk with us....she squeeze's her tush right in the middle (under covers of course!). We now also have a 14 week old Golden...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-02-2012, 12:49 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,923
Posted By JennyBear
you said it sister!! Just means they did...

you said it sister!! Just means they did something fun!! :D

I haven't had one parent complain but if I ever do I plan on making a remark about how I could plop their child in front of the t.v all...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-02-2012, 12:00 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,375
Posted By JennyBear
Good thing I live in Ontario! :D I'd drop...

Good thing I live in Ontario! :D

I'd drop dead if I came close to a scorpion (or anything of the sort)!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-02-2012, 11:47 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,492
Posted By JennyBear
My advice would be to work that day and hopefully...

My advice would be to work that day and hopefully arrange a date night with hubby on a weekend or something. I'm all for spending much needed quality time with hubby, however, one thing I've learned...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-02-2012, 11:29 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,708
Posted By JennyBear
Totally cute!! :lol:

Totally cute!! :lol:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-02-2012, 11:17 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 19,103
Posted By JennyBear
That's nuts!

One wipe with one swipe does seem like such a waste, especially with a poopy bum!

One DCG I have often poops 3-4 times a day and it's usually somewhat loose and large! (always been that way) I can...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-03-2012, 12:13 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,162
Posted By JennyBear
I serve milk for breakfast and Lunch in small...

I serve milk for breakfast and Lunch in small portions. If they finish they get more, if not I offer water instead.

For snacks and outside time each child get's water. I discovered the children i...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-26-2012, 04:06 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,445
Posted By JennyBear
We do actually think it's a control thing and a...

We do actually think it's a control thing and a fixation on either a toy or getting ready to go outside. When she is in a more understanding and flexible mood she's great and has no problems either...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-25-2012, 04:25 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,445
Posted By JennyBear
Potty Troubles With My Own Daughter...

She turned 2 at the end of December. She pretty much started using the potty on her own (we think she just picked it up from talking about it a lot, having her around when we go, and seeing the other...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-21-2012, 11:53 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,839
Posted By JennyBear
Ditto! When I started up my home daycare and...

Ditto! When I started up my home daycare and looked into all of the insurance and liability things that go along with it I discovered that I cannot go over my 5 children...Ever. If anything were to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-07-2012, 12:11 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,711
Posted By JennyBear
It totally depends on the morning. I shower every...

It totally depends on the morning. I shower every morning (I could never be one to shower the night before for some crazy reason...I think I just need to feel awake and fresh). I either blow dry my...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-29-2012, 11:22 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 4,457
Posted By JennyBear
LOL!!! So funny! reading this absolutely made my...

LOL!!! So funny! reading this absolutely made my day! (even though it was out of line)

I'm so sorry you have to deal with this...it's horrible and this kind of morning sets off for a bad day. I'm...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-02-2012, 12:19 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,085
Posted By JennyBear
GOOD FOR YOU!!!! I'm still working on my backbone...

GOOD FOR YOU!!!! I'm still working on my backbone so I'm jealous of yours :lol:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-02-2012, 12:15 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,499
Posted By JennyBear
AGREED! Our dog just loves having people here all...

AGREED! Our dog just loves having people here all day long. Even though she sleeps in her bed at the top of the stairs, she loves looking down at us and watching us play. Once in a while I let her...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-02-2012, 12:07 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,890
Posted By JennyBear
That's so cool!! I agree about the monkey bars on...

That's so cool!! I agree about the monkey bars on the ceiling but everything else is just so adorable! Wish I could have something like this.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-02-2012, 12:00 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,713
Posted By JennyBear
Yippy!

Although I must admit that our winter so far has been nice, I CAN'T WAIT UNTIL SPRING!! :D
Yippy!!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-26-2012, 11:42 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,344
Posted By JennyBear
I Know this family fairly well. The mom has...

I Know this family fairly well. The mom has always been pretty straight forward with me, but her son can be a bit of a handful (at home anyways). If I did take this boy on it would be a different...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-25-2012, 01:00 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,344
Posted By JennyBear
Should I??

I'm torn with this decision so I thought I would bring it up to everyone here to get some help with this.

I currently care for this one DCG. I have some issues (family not clean, child coming with...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-24-2012, 12:21 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 6,980
Posted By JennyBear
agreed!

I agree!

I haven't been told I change the kids too often, but I think one family thinks it. (One mom mentioned that I change her child's diaper a little more then she does but she meant it in a...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-23-2012, 12:46 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,564
Posted By JennyBear
LOL funny! I should use this one on mine. Some...

LOL funny!
I should use this one on mine. Some days she's an angel and others she's definitely jealous and wants mommy all to herself! It's so frustrating.
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 01-18-2012, 11:57 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 25,514
Posted By JennyBear
fresh air

I'm in Ontario, Canada. It can get pretty cold here. I just bundle up the children accordingly and off we go. I may have to reduce the amount of time were out there but for the most part the kids...
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 01-18-2012, 11:45 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 6,704
Posted By JennyBear
[/B] LMAO Oh this is great! Totally made my day!...

[/B] LMAO Oh this is great! Totally made my day! :lol:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-18-2012, 11:35 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,734
Posted By JennyBear
my sign in/out sheet is done weekly and I have...

my sign in/out sheet is done weekly and I have all of the children's first names on it. Parents just put what time they arrived and picked up and they initial. No issues with privacy since it only...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-12-2012, 12:10 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,534
Posted By JennyBear
Family Doesn't Know What To Do (Sorry...It's Long)

I have decided to come here to try and get some tips and advice to pass on to one of my daycare parents. I currently care for their almost 3 year old child full time. The parents are having a heck...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-11-2012, 12:37 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 115,004
Posted By JennyBear
I'm also in Ontario Canada. I can provide care...

I'm also in Ontario Canada. I can provide care for 5 children not including my own.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-11-2012, 12:07 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,345
Posted By JennyBear
You should have asked her if she was as much as a...

You should have asked her if she was as much as a pain in the *ss to Sally as she is to you??!! LOL
:p
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-11-2012, 11:38 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,638
Posted By JennyBear
LMAO!!! Reading these posts has totally made my...

LMAO!!! Reading these posts has totally made my day!!!:lol:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-10-2012, 12:32 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 9,451
Posted By JennyBear
, I have a fairly small daycare room as...

,


I have a fairly small daycare room as well and am looking for ideas on how to separate the littles (14 months) from the older children 2+. the 14 month olds are still putting everything in...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-10-2012, 11:40 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,833
Posted By JennyBear
For me, it would depend on a few things: 1. Are...

For me, it would depend on a few things:
1. Are the p/t parents paying f/t rates? If not, I would have to ask myself if that increase in income is something I want/need
2. Is the child well...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-10-2012, 11:26 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,070
Posted By JennyBear
I have to agree with most of the others on this...

I have to agree with most of the others on this on.
When you were hanging around with this guy before, for whatever reason he didn't want a relationship with you at the time...and his feelings...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-09-2012, 12:28 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,664
Posted By JennyBear
same here! That would be such a loss for me! I...

same here! That would be such a loss for me! I started off not charging for sick/missed days and I VERY QUICKLY learned that I can not financially do that. It's a great incentive but I have bills to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-09-2012, 12:17 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,826
Posted By JennyBear
I agree with putting her back into pull ups. It...

I agree with putting her back into pull ups. It is very unsanitary for her to be going throughout the day in her pants, not to mention that it is probably taking you forever to clean up the mess....
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 01-09-2012, 12:04 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,552
Posted By JennyBear
If your provider is getting paid regardless, I...

If your provider is getting paid regardless, I don't see why it would be a problem if you bring your child or not. What you choose to do with your time off is your business.

I have had to send...
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 01-05-2012, 10:56 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,350
Posted By JennyBear
Potty Training Tips?

Hi everyone,

My daughter turned 2 at the end of December and we think she might be ready for potty training. She is aware when she urinates/has BM (although wont always say when does it in...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-04-2012, 01:03 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,478
Posted By JennyBear
Yeah, I'm in the same boat. When the littles are...

Yeah, I'm in the same boat. When the littles are miserable and I cut outside time short my daughter (2 yrs) and another dcg (3yrs) freak out and they don't want to go in. Half of my parents expect...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-04-2012, 12:58 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,478
Posted By JennyBear
I have the perfect solution.... I'll Move South...

I have the perfect solution.... I'll Move South and the DCK's and I can bask in the sunlight under the palm trees!!!:D A girl can dream, can't she? :Sunny:

I tried keeping the one (the other...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-03-2012, 11:58 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 18,037
Posted By JennyBear
Ahh..gotta love the teething excuse..:rolleyes: ...

Ahh..gotta love the teething excuse..:rolleyes:

I really like the idea of adding it into my contract that children will be sent home sick if they have other illnesses/behaviours associated with...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-03-2012, 11:45 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,478
Posted By JennyBear
I've tried sitting them in a sled or wagon, or...

I've tried sitting them in a sled or wagon, or even in an empty kiddy pool with some toys to play with and it helped a little sometimes so I'm going to continue to try this.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-03-2012, 11:42 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,478
Posted By JennyBear
No, only when outside. The one cries a little...

No, only when outside. The one cries a little and wants to be held a bit when he is teething but it's become rare as he is getting older.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-03-2012, 11:37 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,788
Posted By JennyBear
LMAO!!! LOVE IT!! HAHA:lol::D Reading this made...

LMAO!!! LOVE IT!! HAHA:lol::D Reading this made my day.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-03-2012, 11:21 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,484
Posted By JennyBear
I charge for the spot regardless of the child's...

I charge for the spot regardless of the child's attendance. It doesn't matter if they are sick, on vacation, stay home b/c grandma's visiting, etc. They pay a set amount for that spot each week. The...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-03-2012, 11:16 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,478
Posted By JennyBear
Two 14 Month Olds HATE Going Outside

I live in Ontario, so we have lots of cold weather and snow right now. I have two 14 month olds that absolutely hate going outside. Neither of them walk yet and when going outside all they do is...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-14-2011, 12:05 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,367
Posted By JennyBear
Yes I am fairly new to this and I agree...

Yes I am fairly new to this and I agree completely...I do need to get a backbone (which I am working on :) )
I held firm and called dcm after dcg had more diarrhea and she came to pick her up. I had...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-14-2011, 07:59 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,367
Posted By JennyBear
I have her wrapped in a blanket to keep warm...

I have her wrapped in a blanket to keep warm right now. I have made it well aware to all parents (verbally and through letters) that all children need several extra clothes (especially since it's...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-14-2011, 07:16 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,367
Posted By JennyBear
Need Quick Advice On Possible Sick Kid?

I have this dcg that came on Friday with a very bad runny nose (i literally had to sit beside her the whole day and wipe every 20 seconds or so...she is just over 2 but can't tell me she needs a...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-13-2011, 06:30 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,736
Posted By JennyBear
Thanks for some of the great ideas!! The kids...

Thanks for some of the great ideas!! The kids will love them! :D
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-13-2011, 06:29 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,736
Posted By JennyBear
Thanks Michael! :)

Thanks Michael! :)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-13-2011, 02:57 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,736
Posted By JennyBear
i just find that day after day it's the same old...

i just find that day after day it's the same old things. 2 of my dck are 13 months and don't move around much, especially in their snowsuits. The one usually just cries and wants to be picked up (i...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-13-2011, 01:03 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,736
Posted By JennyBear
This company won't ship to Canada :( Any other...

This company won't ship to Canada :( Any other suggestions for where to get a parachute?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-13-2011, 12:57 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,762
Posted By JennyBear
I looked at the website very quickly (as daycare...

I looked at the website very quickly (as daycare kids will be up any minute) and I have a few questions. Will this work well for a home daycare? Do the parents have to pay a fee? Can they check in...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-13-2011, 12:31 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,736
Posted By JennyBear
Ideas For Outside Play

I need some creative ideas for outside play with my daycare kids. They range from 13 months (and still crawling) to 3 years old. I live in Canada (Ontario) so the weather is always different...hot,...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-13-2011, 11:33 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,762
Posted By JennyBear
Progress Reports??

I run a home daycare, with 5 full time children. I send home daily reports to the parents each day detailing how each child ate, documented diaper changes or toileting (if potty training/trained),...
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 12-01-2011, 12:11 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 5,958
Posted By JennyBear
LOL!!!!! If I walked into that I think I would...

LOL!!!!! If I walked into that I think I would die of a stroke!! haha I would be running for the vacuum and some sort of anxiety medication LMAO!! :D
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-01-2011, 11:53 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,918
Posted By JennyBear
They now make vaseline in a tube (not sure how...

They now make vaseline in a tube (not sure how long they've been doing that for) but some of my parents bring that for their kids and I buy it to use on the others.
I also live in Canada (Ontario)...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-30-2011, 12:23 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,817
Posted By JennyBear
Thanks everyone. Meal time with my own child...

Thanks everyone.

Meal time with my own child is always a non-issue. She is learning very quickly that she eats what/when we eat and if she doesn't want it then she waits until the next meal. I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-29-2011, 11:47 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,817
Posted By JennyBear
VERY picky eater!

Hi everyone,

I'm having a really tough time with one of my dck's not eating anything healthy at all! I offer different fruits and veggies through out the day and this one girl (just turned 2)...
Forum: Daycare Menus, Breakfast, Lunch and Snack Ideas 11-29-2011, 11:19 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 40,378
Posted By JennyBear
How do you make your lazy lasagna? Sounds like a...

How do you make your lazy lasagna? Sounds like a great idea for my daycare kids!:o
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