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Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-29-2014, 11:01 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,787
Posted By drseuss
I agree, it is so frustrating. I am revising my...

I agree, it is so frustrating. I am revising my handbook and policy right now to include some of these things. I understand a treat once in a while. But it's an every single day, powdered donuts and...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-29-2014, 10:38 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,273
Posted By drseuss
I have one little one who just turned one, and he...

I have one little one who just turned one, and he has had a temper since day one. He does not get sad like some babies. He is either happy or livid.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-28-2014, 09:25 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,198
Posted By drseuss
Right? The gal's attitude really made her sound...

Right? The gal's attitude really made her sound like one of the spoiled rottens that gives a generation a bad rap.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-28-2014, 09:12 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,198
Posted By drseuss
likethis:lol:

likethis:lol:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-27-2014, 05:34 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,198
Posted By drseuss
The mom is an entitled, immature little snot. She...

The mom is an entitled, immature little snot. She deserved to be given the boot. WHAT is with this attitude??
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-27-2014, 05:28 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,171
Posted By drseuss
Was it permanentvacation?

Was it permanentvacation?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-26-2014, 11:38 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,260
Posted By drseuss
That was my train of thought too.

That was my train of thought too.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-26-2014, 11:37 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,260
Posted By drseuss
That would not bother me.

That would not bother me.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-25-2014, 02:29 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,072
Posted By drseuss
^^Yep! Last winter was one loooooong winter. ...

^^Yep! Last winter was one loooooong winter. The snowfall was so heavy that even on the days the kids could go out, they couldn't get around much. Particularly the littler ones. I think we had...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-25-2014, 12:11 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,367
Posted By drseuss
You will be better off without a parent like that...

You will be better off without a parent like that in the long run.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-21-2014, 06:18 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,089
Posted By drseuss
Family dynamics changing?

I am curious to know what other providers see or perceive to be happening in their areas regarding family dynamics, scheduling, living arrangements etc.

The posts about providers with one or two...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-21-2014, 06:08 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,070
Posted By drseuss
Wouldn't you *think* the human race would be...

Wouldn't you *think* the human race would be naturally advancing? :p
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-20-2014, 03:37 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,234
Posted By drseuss
I get to create magical experiences for children...

I get to create magical experiences for children every day!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-20-2014, 03:19 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,716
Posted By drseuss
Wow! Good on you and great advice!

Wow! Good on you and great advice!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-20-2014, 02:56 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,218
Posted By drseuss
Regarding behavior problems and terming, I have a...

Regarding behavior problems and terming, I have a lot of years of experience as a family provider, and I have only had to term once for behavior-both the child's and the parents'. I do not term willy...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-20-2014, 02:50 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,478
Posted By drseuss
Yay! Thank you both. Exactly what I needed.

Yay! Thank you both. Exactly what I needed.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-20-2014, 12:35 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,478
Posted By drseuss
Preliminary phone interview questions

I have searched the forums and can't find anything. I know it is here!

Anybody have a printable list of questions they use for the first conversation?

thanks!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-20-2014, 10:18 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,218
Posted By drseuss
That's how it is in centers in our area, too. If...

That's how it is in centers in our area, too. If they would maybe pay people what they are worth, we might not have this problem, at least to the extent we do. There are two centers in our town. One...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-20-2014, 10:01 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,252
Posted By drseuss
I think more parents are like this now than are...

I think more parents are like this now than are not. I have one mom who teaches so she is home all summer. She still drives 30 miles each way twice a day to bring the baby here, goback home and do...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-20-2014, 09:46 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 6,815
Posted By drseuss
I am getting there with my next policy update!...

I am getting there with my next policy update! Soon.

One of these parents is my niece and she is so stubborn I wouldn't doubt if she pulled over the new policy to try and prove something....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-20-2014, 09:31 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 6,815
Posted By drseuss
Anything that could be classified as...

Anything that could be classified as non-parenting. "She wouldn't xyz" or "she made me buy xyz".

Also, I have two dckids who do not eat healthy foods at home. Lately we have been talking about...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-19-2014, 03:30 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,150
Posted By drseuss
This is my superpower, too. likethis

This is my superpower, too. likethis
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-19-2014, 09:02 AM
Replies: 1,218
Views: 285,228
Posted By drseuss
One of my littles is just about to turn three and...

One of my littles is just about to turn three and she is in full swing with the terrible threes right now. She does all sorts of impish little things, and when she is bordering on naughty, she will...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-18-2014, 05:55 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 13,881
Posted By drseuss
One thing I do on top of taking the diapers out...

One thing I do on top of taking the diapers out after every round is I leave the diaper pail sit open after hours. It is one of those plastic Sterilite foot-pedal trash cans. Every weekend I put a...
Forum: Curriculum 08-18-2014, 04:01 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 12,614
Posted By drseuss
I have been a huge fan of emergent curriculum,...

I have been a huge fan of emergent curriculum, and so have my daycare kids, but I am finding that many parents just don't get the concept at all. It's one of those things where if I have to explain...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-15-2014, 01:10 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 950
Posted By drseuss
Any Wisconsin PAT Parent Educators here?

Just looking to have a conversation with someone who is or has done this in WI.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-15-2014, 11:27 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,859
Posted By drseuss
Good answer!

Good answer!
Forum: Book Club - Reviews / Suggestions 08-15-2014, 05:47 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 7,192
Posted By drseuss
The book I am reading right now takes place in...

The book I am reading right now takes place in Vermont. Two Rivers by T. Greenwood. I'm devouring it! T.Greenwood has a few good books out.

Haven Kimmel and Jeannette Walls are two good ones.
...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-15-2014, 05:12 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,855
Posted By drseuss
Sorry I jumped on you. I am over sensitive about...

Sorry I jumped on you. I am over sensitive about AS and how others perceive it. I must have been extra edgy yesterday on top of that.

:hug::hug::hug:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-14-2014, 08:42 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,855
Posted By drseuss
Ok, just wondering... In my years of experience...

Ok, just wondering... In my years of experience with it, I have never known AS and mean or aggressive behavior to go hand in hand. I get a little on the defensive about it.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-14-2014, 08:36 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,855
Posted By drseuss
The only real unpleasant term I've had to do was...

The only real unpleasant term I've had to do was a child just like this. Nothing worked, the girl was just. plain. mean. Four years later the parents still will not look me in the eye.

Why, oh...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-14-2014, 08:00 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,480
Posted By drseuss
That's the food program software I use but I do...

That's the food program software I use but I do not have the full version. I will explore that. Are you able to prepare your own tax return using MMK?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-14-2014, 07:58 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 13,881
Posted By drseuss
This is what I do, too, minus the glove. Every...

This is what I do, too, minus the glove. Every round gets taken straight out to the trash can in the garage. I have tried lots of things, but this is the only way that works for me.

Love the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-14-2014, 07:52 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,714
Posted By drseuss
I feel this frustration too. When I interview...

I feel this frustration too. When I interview parents, I always ask about the child's eating habits, whether or not they are a picky eater, and what the family's mealtime routines are like. That...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-14-2014, 07:40 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,480
Posted By drseuss
Proven, Simple Record Keeping Methods?

I have always used the Calendar Keeper by Redleaf Press, and I love it. I do not use it to its full capacity. Somehow I need to get myself more organized, because tax time is an absolute nightmare...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-14-2014, 07:20 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,742
Posted By drseuss
One of my current kiddos was much like that. His...

One of my current kiddos was much like that. His parents worried a bit, particularly because his older sister wasn't a tiny little thing. Eventually he just started to grow and put on weight and is...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-01-2014, 03:48 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,918
Posted By drseuss
Did you actually up your sibling rate, or simply...

Did you actually up your sibling rate, or simply do away with a sibling discount?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-01-2014, 03:14 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,070
Posted By drseuss
The week before vacation,

why does all hell have to break loose? Is it just me, or is that phenomenon real? LOL

Clocked out for the week!! likethis
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-01-2014, 02:33 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,291
Posted By drseuss
Sorry, it is Mother Goose Time. A preschool...

Sorry, it is Mother Goose Time. A preschool curriculum.

Yeah, I figured there probably wouldn't be anything...doesn't hurt to ask though. :)

I used MGT years ago, and it was far more...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-01-2014, 12:30 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,291
Posted By drseuss
MGT coupon codes? Any such thing?

I am going to bite the bullet and order. It is pretty expensive, though, so I am wondering if there are any actual coupon codes or free shipping codes that anyone has had success with. Thanks! :)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-03-2014, 06:22 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,724
Posted By drseuss
This made tears flow from my eyes instantly. How...

This made tears flow from my eyes instantly. How sad. :(
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-24-2014, 08:21 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 36,820
Posted By drseuss
PREACH it. likethis

PREACH it. likethis
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-23-2014, 12:48 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,955
Posted By drseuss
I do not transport my daycare children because of...

I do not transport my daycare children because of the huge cost of insurance on that liability. That said, I think that occasional trips to the store, the post office, the pharmacy, or the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-23-2014, 11:16 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,550
Posted By drseuss
Honestly, it sounds to me like this girl is just...

Honestly, it sounds to me like this girl is just a real introvert. You need to let her be an introvert if that's who she is. Unless you are an introvert yourself, it is hard to understand.

My...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-19-2014, 10:05 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 6,061
Posted By drseuss
OMG. :( This hits home so hard. :hug::hug::hug:

OMG. :( This hits home so hard. :hug::hug::hug:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-18-2014, 11:23 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,169
Posted By drseuss
I only charge parents for the holiday if it falls...

I only charge parents for the holiday if it falls on a day that their child is normally scheduled to attend.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-18-2014, 11:07 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 6,919
Posted By drseuss
When I have a line of children with hands that...

When I have a line of children with hands that need washing, I tell them all to "reach for the sky" and they all stick their hands straight up above their heads and go to the sink. It's funny when...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-16-2014, 07:28 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 5,507
Posted By drseuss
I have parents with state jobs who work 7-3:30,...

I have parents with state jobs who work 7-3:30, teachers who work 7:45-3:45, early shift welders working 6-3:00, nursing home 7-4...Not all of the parents work quite those hours, but usually the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-13-2014, 03:04 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,670
Posted By drseuss
:lol: Heeheeee!!!

:lol: Heeheeee!!!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-13-2014, 02:40 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,645
Posted By drseuss
This is exactly what I will be posting here in 20...

This is exactly what I will be posting here in 20 years!! :ouch:

Congratulations on a new chapter. Enjoy!!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-12-2014, 05:44 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,753
Posted By drseuss
Reading this made my blood pressure shoot up. ...

Reading this made my blood pressure shoot up. That would have been the moment when dcm would have learned a thing or two about a thing or two. Don't think I could stop myself.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-12-2014, 05:30 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 5,666
Posted By drseuss
I had to do this once. I had an infant (1 year...

I had to do this once. I had an infant (1 year old) coming to me one day per week and he was basically taking up an infant spot. All the calls I was getting were for infants so I had to let them go...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-12-2014, 02:58 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,196
Posted By drseuss
I think we'll be doing the Walk with me Daddy...

I think we'll be doing the Walk with me Daddy thing too. A baby and two twos that do not have it in them to do much in the line of crafting. And that's okay. Right? :o
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-12-2014, 11:01 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,126
Posted By drseuss
DCM text: Is there a sibling discount? LOL ...

DCM text: Is there a sibling discount? LOL

YOU text: No. LOL

I think I am feeling the pull of the full moon. :ouch:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-12-2014, 10:12 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 5,535
Posted By drseuss
Yes! And somewhere along the way, common sense...

Yes! And somewhere along the way, common sense flew right out the window. Who needs common sense when the court system can just come in and straighten up the mess?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-11-2014, 02:10 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 5,535
Posted By drseuss
I hesitate to form an opinion regarding fault in...

I hesitate to form an opinion regarding fault in stories like this. All we hear is what the media reports, and we all know how that is. The fact that we live in an extremely litigious society...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-11-2014, 09:13 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,555
Posted By drseuss
likethis

likethis
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-09-2014, 02:56 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,871
Posted By drseuss
If the underside of the leaves is fuzzy, don't...

If the underside of the leaves is fuzzy, don't eat it.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-09-2014, 02:54 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,871
Posted By drseuss
Looks like wild rhubarb. The pointier leaves and...

Looks like wild rhubarb. The pointier leaves and thinner stalks suggest wild to me, anyway.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-09-2014, 02:46 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,275
Posted By drseuss
Hopefully that is all it is. I just hate when...

Hopefully that is all it is. I just hate when things like this throw a wrench in people's days. And maybe dcm didn't see how her comment might have been taken personally because that wasn't how she...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-09-2014, 01:00 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,275
Posted By drseuss
Sorry to Irritate You, DCM

One of my dc kiddos had blowout diarrhea today, and she put her hands in it and smeared it around. So I had a bad mess to clean up, a bath to give, and other kiddos to take care of. Thankfully my...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-06-2014, 12:07 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,935
Posted By drseuss
I spoke too soon! Somebody woke everyone else...

I spoke too soon! Somebody woke everyone else up. LOL
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-06-2014, 12:01 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,935
Posted By drseuss
Well, that's pretty much awesome!! We have...

Well, that's pretty much awesome!!

We have had a long, busy week here. It's gorgeous outside today and we've been out all day. Kiddos are currently sleeping like rocks, all six of them...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-05-2014, 11:16 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,726
Posted By drseuss
Prune mom does this to me all the time. There is...

Prune mom does this to me all the time. There is no way you could 'not notice' it!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-05-2014, 07:48 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 7,733
Posted By drseuss
OT, but can't let this one go...Violence is NOT A...

OT, but can't let this one go...Violence is NOT A SYMPTOM OR SIGN OF AS. You need to stop saying that, as it perpetuates fear and negativity toward those with the disorder. :mad:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-05-2014, 07:07 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,726
Posted By drseuss
I have one dcp who gives her child prunes and/or...

I have one dcp who gives her child prunes and/or prune juice before daycare. The things she says and jokes she has made make it seem like her attitude is that she is paying for daycare so her child...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-05-2014, 06:36 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,903
Posted By drseuss
The tricky part is not necessarily keeping two...

The tricky part is not necessarily keeping two infants at the same time. For me, the tricky part is the fact that the babies are two in a larger, mixed-age group. One of my infants is still being...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-05-2014, 06:24 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,726
Posted By drseuss
haha!! I'm already writing it in my head. :lol:

haha!! I'm already writing it in my head. :lol:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-04-2014, 11:47 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 6,160
Posted By drseuss
I have mixed feelings on this, and I also think...

I have mixed feelings on this, and I also think it totally depends on the situation. Unfortunately, once the kids are elementary/middle/high school age, the kid who has had enough and finally pops...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-02-2014, 11:47 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,871
Posted By drseuss
I was so not ready for Monday this week! I felt...

I was so not ready for Monday this week! I felt positively slammed into gear this morning. Rough night for me with insomnia last night, which does not make for a good start to the week. Started a...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-02-2014, 10:53 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 9,327
Posted By drseuss
Such a small, easy thing to do and according to...

Such a small, easy thing to do and according to the stats, very important.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-02-2014, 10:52 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 9,327
Posted By drseuss
Yes. I always leave a ceiling fan on in each...

Yes. I always leave a ceiling fan on in each room, and if there's no ceiling fan then a portable fan. Sometimes both. And just to be safe I leave our furnace fan running at all times. :D
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-02-2014, 09:36 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,830
Posted By drseuss
Totally LOVE one year olds!!lovethis

Totally LOVE one year olds!!lovethis
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-02-2014, 09:31 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 9,327
Posted By drseuss
That's the thing with infants, they can only...

That's the thing with infants, they can only handle the noise and activity while they are newborn and then it disturbs them. To me, having a quiet, separate area of one's own to sleep in is one of...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-02-2014, 09:23 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 9,327
Posted By drseuss
I have an open area where the non-infants sleep...

I have an open area where the non-infants sleep on mats, and an adjacent room where infants sleep in their PnPs, with the door open. I am not sitting in the doorway watching them and never leaving...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-02-2014, 08:24 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,830
Posted By drseuss
I have a 5 year old now who has just a couple of...

I have a 5 year old now who has just a couple of days left in my care. Her mom teaches, and school is almost out. DCG has been with me since she was one. As hard as it is going to be to see my...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-02-2014, 08:19 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 9,327
Posted By drseuss
A related question for Nan or anyone else who...

A related question for Nan or anyone else who might like to answer. When do you lay off the constant sleep supervison? Do you do it according to the peak ages for SIDS risk, or do you have a...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-30-2014, 03:52 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,108
Posted By drseuss
When I first got into the world of regulated...

When I first got into the world of regulated child care, we were just building our home. We were fortunate enough with our timing to be building the home with the daycare in mind. Well...I found a...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-30-2014, 02:33 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,108
Posted By drseuss
I would love to have the rockinest block center...

I would love to have the rockinest block center ever.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-30-2014, 07:22 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,304
Posted By drseuss
Our food program rep says that she is supposed to...

Our food program rep says that she is supposed to see a meal or snack being prepared, served OR cleaned up. That's it. She does not micro-manage at all. If lunch was moved up 20 minutes, she gets...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-29-2014, 12:58 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,229
Posted By drseuss
I'd do a little unit with the kids about healthy...

I'd do a little unit with the kids about healthy bodies. Teach them about proper and improper food choices and about the importance of keeping our bodies in motion. Keep on offering the healthy...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-29-2014, 06:19 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,643
Posted By drseuss
Any chance that dcg has the stomach bug and mom...

Any chance that dcg has the stomach bug and mom just TOLD you that she gave her daughter a laxative so you don't think she's actually sick?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-28-2014, 12:20 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,555
Posted By drseuss
I have a parent that is continually bringing her...

I have a parent that is continually bringing her daughter with things that she cannot have here. Things she knows, or should know, are not allowed here. Basically, her attitude is that it's not...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-28-2014, 12:03 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 8,359
Posted By drseuss
Yes, the micro grant is the carrot they swing in...

Yes, the micro grant is the carrot they swing in front of you to get you into the program. I was not doing it for that, but I was doing it so that I would be eligible for the TEACH scholarship. ...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-28-2014, 11:45 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 8,359
Posted By drseuss
I feel much the same as Heidi, and we are in the...

I feel much the same as Heidi, and we are in the same state. I began the star rating program and withdrew when I realized what a bunch of bunk it is. Everything seems so centered around how things...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-23-2014, 12:03 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,062
Posted By drseuss
You're overthinking it, girl. If you don't relax...

You're overthinking it, girl. If you don't relax you might not even get pregnant.

(I am joking with you).
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-23-2014, 12:01 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,666
Posted By drseuss
Yeah...I think I'd do that. A hundred dollars a...

Yeah...I think I'd do that. A hundred dollars a month pays a bill. More than half an hour is pushing it with me. I need my sleep and every morning I use every second I have getting ready.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-23-2014, 11:42 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,282
Posted By drseuss
Only you can really say what's best for your...

Only you can really say what's best for your family and household. It is good that you are planning ahead as you are. You seem very organized.

As far as infants go, and this is just me, but I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-23-2014, 07:21 AM
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Views: 1,987
Posted By drseuss
Bwahahaha!! Love the sportscaster analogy. ...

Bwahahaha!! Love the sportscaster analogy.

My just 5 is a talker, too. I just chock it up to a learning and language explosion and grin and bear it. When it's a child who just likes to make...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-22-2014, 09:39 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,248
Posted By drseuss
It breaks my heart into pieces to learn of such...

It breaks my heart into pieces to learn of such little ones struggling with mental illness. They can't help it. It's not their fault. It's not their parents' faults. They don't understand it. ...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-21-2014, 03:20 PM
Replies: 311
Views: 48,714
Posted By drseuss
That is Whacked. Out. I would be spending all of...

That is Whacked. Out. I would be spending all of my spare time finding a different living arrangement that could accommodate your daycare and your pets. And don't tell your ex about this stuff!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-21-2014, 12:06 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,495
Posted By drseuss
If you don't have any dirt or bad reviews, you...

If you don't have any dirt or bad reviews, you don't need to worry. If I were a parent considering a daycare I'd be googling the crap out of the prospective provider. If this is a longtime family,...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-21-2014, 11:54 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,495
Posted By drseuss
How long have you had this family? Hard to...

How long have you had this family? Hard to answer the question without more background info.

Can you be forthright with them and ask them if they have concerns that you could address?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-21-2014, 09:22 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,203
Posted By drseuss
Have you ever seen or heard any other behaviors...

Have you ever seen or heard any other behaviors that might be indicative of abuse?

I once termed a family whose little girl did that to a baby in my care.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-20-2014, 04:39 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,465
Posted By drseuss
It would probably surprise parents to know just...

It would probably surprise parents to know just how much those changes throw off our tight group-oriented schedules. I've got one parent that is like nailing jello to the freaking wall trying to get...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-20-2014, 04:30 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,998
Posted By drseuss
Hand her a basket of laundry and ask her to put...

Hand her a basket of laundry and ask her to put that all away while she's at it.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-20-2014, 04:28 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,751
Posted By drseuss
Enrolling A Family Member

I just interviewed my niece and her boyfriend for a spot for their little boy. I used to care for my niece and nephew full time when THEY were little. Then when my SIL was divorced & remarried &...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-20-2014, 04:02 PM
Replies: 311
Views: 48,714
Posted By drseuss
Here's a theory. Your two daughters' boyfriends...

Here's a theory. Your two daughters' boyfriends are sneaking in and out of the house for secret visits. They are playing you trying to make you think it's a mystery. :ouch:;)

*You are being...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-20-2014, 09:02 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,777
Posted By drseuss
No. Then the other kids feel shorted when their...

No. Then the other kids feel shorted when their birthdays come around. Sounds like 'jealous mom' behavior.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-20-2014, 07:47 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,380
Posted By drseuss
Is this a regulated daycare, and do you have a...

Is this a regulated daycare, and do you have a contract?
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