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Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-24-2019, 01:51 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 920
Posted By hgonzalez
So Glad They Are Gone

I had a family give me notice that they were leaving and then decided not to send the kids back at all. They paid their two weeks, collected their belongings and left. You would think I would be...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-13-2019, 12:54 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 589
Posted By hgonzalez
A week.

A week.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-13-2019, 11:54 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 589
Posted By hgonzalez
Overly Sensitive Baby

I have a new infant in my care, 5 months old. He is jumpy and jittery the entire day. He sleeps for 15 minutes and wakes up distraught. If there is any sudden noise at all, including a cough, sneeze...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-28-2018, 04:46 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,432
Posted By hgonzalez
Family Termed/Feel Used

I have had a family for about 7 months. Their previous provider closed her daycare before their infant was born and left the family in a bind to find care.

The oldest child was set to enroll in...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-06-2018, 06:14 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 649
Posted By hgonzalez
She has the behaviors across all settings. The...

She has the behaviors across all settings. The Mom is a special education teacher, so it is especially tricky to discuss with her. The child is very bright, just cannot adapt to transitions during...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-05-2018, 01:43 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 649
Posted By hgonzalez
New Child/Crier

I have had a child in my care that has been here for 1 month. She has terrible separation anxiety, she is almost 3. She comes in every morning, screaming and crying. Her Mom is good about bringing...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-29-2017, 12:59 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,527
Posted By hgonzalez
Scheduling Immunizations

Do any of you fellow providers have it in your policies that children cannot return to your daycare right after having immunizations?

In other words, do you require parents to schedule those...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-30-2017, 05:43 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,380
Posted By hgonzalez
My summer was awful this year as well. I have...

My summer was awful this year as well. I have never had so many behavior problems under my roof. I termed 2 families due to behavior issues (one was a constant biter, screamer and mean kid and one...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-29-2017, 11:44 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,181
Posted By hgonzalez
Umbilical Hernias

I have a new infant in my care. She has a large, soft umbilical hernia. When she is crying it almost looks like she has another big soft lump under the hernia.

The umbilical hernia is about the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-28-2017, 12:13 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,299
Posted By hgonzalez
OMG, that's horrible. I can't believe someone...

OMG, that's horrible. I can't believe someone would bring something like that in your daycare home, let alone have it around their own kids.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-19-2017, 12:57 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,461
Posted By hgonzalez
Here's what I do: I charge for the spot for...

Here's what I do:

I charge for the spot for a minimum of three days per week. This is at a daily rate, per child. They pay me for three days per week, whether the children attend or not. If they...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-26-2017, 07:16 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,467
Posted By hgonzalez
I need this too!! I have a parent who keeps...

I need this too!! I have a parent who keeps changing her needs and it is an 'under 2 yr old' so if he is here it changes my entire capacity and ratios.

I am currently using a chart I created,...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-02-2017, 12:01 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,682
Posted By hgonzalez
I am attempting to upload a letter that I use if...

I am attempting to upload a letter that I use if I ask a child to be seen by a physician. I hope this works!
This format was part of a Tom Copeland CD of documents that you can use for your...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-01-2017, 12:34 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,162
Posted By hgonzalez
I was thinking that they are trying to make it...

I was thinking that they are trying to make it negative as well.
I just keep greeting them and saying 'have a nice day' etc. Truth is, the kid is a handful and a ton of extra work. But I have...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-01-2017, 08:52 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,682
Posted By hgonzalez
I will give you an example: I had a 2...

I will give you an example:

I had a 2 children from the same family diagnosed with Influenza on a Monday. They were sick with fevers that day, and the Mom said the children could return on...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-01-2017, 08:26 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,162
Posted By hgonzalez
Family leaving, they are being confrontational

I have a family that gave me a 2 week notice and is leaving next week. The child will be going to a center. We have a had a good relationship and I have enjoyed having the child here for almost 3...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-31-2017, 01:03 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,682
Posted By hgonzalez
I would ONLY ask for a diagnosis and also when...

I would ONLY ask for a diagnosis and also when the child will no longer be considered contagious. Also add: I will make a decision as to when a child with an illness can return to daycare, based on...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-02-2016, 12:43 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,369
Posted By hgonzalez
Strange Laughing Spells in Child

I have a child that has been here 2 years, started a few weeks after he was adopted from China. He has cleft lip/palate and speech issues.
He is a very intelligent kiddo but has some odd behaviors...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-13-2016, 11:25 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,494
Posted By hgonzalez
Thank you for all of your responses!

Thank you for all of your responses!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-11-2016, 01:31 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 872
Posted By hgonzalez
Well, I don't LET him run into the road....he...

Well, I don't LET him run into the road....he tries to. He ends up spending a good portion of our outside time in the playpen for unsafe behavior, and screams.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-11-2016, 01:07 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 872
Posted By hgonzalez
Disruptive Toddler HELP

I have a child in my care this is out of control. He is 18 mos old. From the minute he walks in until the minute he leaves, he is out of control. ANY time he is put in a high chair, playpen, pack n...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-10-2016, 10:44 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,494
Posted By hgonzalez
And another long morning of throwing, hitting and...

And another long morning of throwing, hitting and screaming. Interview tonight for replacement. Please keep your fingers crossed for me.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-09-2016, 02:45 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,494
Posted By hgonzalez
Do You Notify Current Families When Terminating?

I am possibly going to be terminating a family that has only been with me a few months. I will be doing it as soon as I can enroll another family.
Their youngest child of this family is so horribly...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-21-2016, 01:37 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,136
Posted By hgonzalez
I have had the unfortunate experience with a...

I have had the unfortunate experience with a parent like this. Nothing I could ever do was good enough. My other parents were completely on board with my policies; she had to question them all. She...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-11-2016, 04:37 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 829
Posted By hgonzalez
Daycare Mom Expects Special Treatment?

I have two girls here, sisters, that have both been here since they were infants and they spend the summer with me and my daycare. We decided today that since we will have 3 less little ones...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-28-2016, 12:21 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,177
Posted By hgonzalez
Well, there has been a slight improvement, but...

Well, there has been a slight improvement, but this kid pretty much disrupts everything we do. He screams at mealtimes. I started sitting next to him and waiting for him to stop, then giving him his...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-26-2016, 12:40 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,177
Posted By hgonzalez
Typical or Not Typical Behavior?

I have a newly enrolled 15 mo old. He walks well and eats table food.
ANYTIME he is walking around, he is either throwing toys, hitting other kids on the head or grabbing stuff out of their hands....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-10-2016, 01:04 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,813
Posted By hgonzalez
I could have written this. I have 2 more days...

I could have written this. I have 2 more days with the one here, and I can barely take it any more. I spent a few minutes talking to Mom about his behavior at pick up time. She tried to get him to go...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-08-2016, 06:48 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,572
Posted By hgonzalez
I had a family that rescheduled three times. I...

I had a family that rescheduled three times. I was desperate to enroll kids, so I ended up going along with it and enrolling them. The parent was the worst parent I have ever had. She insisted on...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-08-2016, 05:48 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,369
Posted By hgonzalez
Thanks everyone, I am tearing my hair out with...

Thanks everyone, I am tearing my hair out with this kid. He just tries to irritate everyone all day long. Then he drew a picture of his 'friends' a couple of days ago. They were stick figures and...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-07-2016, 11:20 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,369
Posted By hgonzalez
5.5 more days.....arghhhh

5.5 more days.....arghhhh
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-04-2016, 09:23 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,369
Posted By hgonzalez
The behavior has always been present, but has...

The behavior has always been present, but has gotten much worse in the past 2 months. It is almost to the point of being unmanageable.

I have tried to gently address the 'punching' of his Mom at...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-04-2016, 08:21 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,369
Posted By hgonzalez
Attention Seeking Child - Help

I have a 4 yr old boy in my care that constantly does negative things for attention. It starts from the moment he is dropped off. He interrupts any conversation between me and his Mom, never has been...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-16-2016, 04:51 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,486
Posted By hgonzalez
I don't want to argue with anyone, but the CDC...

I don't want to argue with anyone, but the CDC also says it is contagious for 5-7 days. I spoke with a rep on the phone as well as a public health nurse in our county.

So CDC is basically saying...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-16-2016, 04:48 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,486
Posted By hgonzalez
I exclude children based on symptoms if a...

I exclude children based on symptoms if a diagnosis has not been made. If your child has a fever over 100 degrees, regardless of the cause, they need to be kept out of daycare due to the likelihood...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-16-2016, 04:44 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,486
Posted By hgonzalez
I can, but it does not have anything specific to...

I can, but it does not have anything specific to Influenza (but it will soon, lol) except for Mandatory closure because that has never been an issue here. It is quite lengthy.

But how would that...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-16-2016, 04:33 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,486
Posted By hgonzalez
Thrifty Lady, How long would you exclude for...

Thrifty Lady, How long would you exclude for Influenza, knowing they are contagious for 1 day prior to symptoms and 5-7 days after?

I feel I would be doing my other families a big disservice by...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-16-2016, 04:06 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,486
Posted By hgonzalez
Breach of Contract??? What??

I have a family that I have had an intense issue with this week. They notified me that one child was sick on Monday, the Mom said it looked like Influenza, so I requested he be tested. It was...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-19-2015, 06:56 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,985
Posted By hgonzalez
Nannyde, I did not agree to the wide open...

Nannyde, I did not agree to the wide open pickups. Her husband often works late with no notice. I told them that if pickup is going to be after a certain time, I need a text message ASKING me if it...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-19-2015, 06:51 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,985
Posted By hgonzalez
The thought of charging her for all of the...

The thought of charging her for all of the 'extras' is hilarious!

I have decided to change my Infant Report Form and include a small area that details our meals for the older two. I will not...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-18-2015, 04:56 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,985
Posted By hgonzalez
I actually do send a form with feedings, naps and...

I actually do send a form with feedings, naps and diaper changes listed plus add a bit about baby's general mood. She will question if the amount of milk fed doesn't add up. I have reminded her that...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-18-2015, 04:48 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,985
Posted By hgonzalez
They came from a center before me, but that was...

They came from a center before me, but that was not affordable with 3 kids. I think she termed all of them, plus reported one because she thought they had two many kids in one room. I actually feel...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-18-2015, 03:29 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,985
Posted By hgonzalez
Third child. Fifth daycare. I am a strict rule...

Third child. Fifth daycare. I am a strict rule follower, have explained everything over and over. She just keeps coming up with something new. It doesn't even concern her baby most of the time. She...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-18-2015, 12:36 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,985
Posted By hgonzalez
Overly controlling DCM

I have a fairly new family in my care. The DCM continually is questioning the way I do things here, even though everything was thoroughly covered during the interview process as well as in the 50...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-06-2015, 06:32 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,563
Posted By hgonzalez
Update again!

Well, I had the termination letter all ready to go. I actually signed up a child the same day to replace the younger sibling!

Well, at drop off, the family comes in with 2 weeks worth of payment...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-02-2015, 09:02 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,563
Posted By hgonzalez
update

A quick update on this situation. The 5 yr old was evaluated at a local Autism Center and the parents said he did not test out as having 'Autism'. Nothing was diagnosed. The parents have never been...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-27-2015, 07:08 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,563
Posted By hgonzalez
Tough decision- help!

One of my goals for this year was to try to run my daycare more like a business and make decisions that help my business and my income and not base my decisions on pure emotion. Now it is time for me...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-21-2015, 06:16 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,113
Posted By hgonzalez
DCP withheld information

I have a family of 2 very difficult kids here. The oldest is in the Autism spectrum and has had some rough times here. He has been doing well for a few months and then started severely acting out 2...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-30-2014, 01:10 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,241
Posted By hgonzalez
Yes, I have. My Mom was in end-of-life hospice...

Yes, I have. My Mom was in end-of-life hospice care about 5 weeks ago. I kept trying to work, but took two days off to be with her. I ended up working on the day she passed away. When I got the phone...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-29-2014, 12:51 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 893
Posted By hgonzalez
I thought about the board, but I honestly don't...

I thought about the board, but I honestly don't think the bus driver/aide etc are going to be willing or able to keep a board or cards on the bus. We live in a big school district and the bus that he...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-29-2014, 12:20 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 893
Posted By hgonzalez
Help! Autism and Bus Rides

I have a delightful 3.5 year child here in the Autism Spectrum. He takes a bus to Early Childhood Special Education classes 3 days a week (from daycare and back to daycare). He is very uncooperative...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-17-2014, 12:57 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,023
Posted By hgonzalez
assistance families-how do they pay?

I have an assistance family, in which I turn in a billing form every two weeks and get paid about 3 weeks later. The family pays me any amount assistance doesn't.

For those of you that have...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-17-2014, 12:55 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,379
Posted By hgonzalez
Diarrhea after stomach bug

We have been hit hard with the stomach bug in our area, all my DCKs had it last week (as I did). I have a 5 mo old here that had it a week ago and still has diarrhea. She is having two major blowouts...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-07-2014, 01:42 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,515
Posted By hgonzalez
Ohhhhh YUCK!!!!

12 month old DCB brought today. The Mom's BF drops him off and runs out the door. The kid smelled disgusting and I found vomit on him, his clothes reeked of vomit as did his breath. I put him in a...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-19-2013, 06:19 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 4,161
Posted By hgonzalez
Thanks for all of your support. I was with my Mom...

Thanks for all of your support. I was with my Mom last night and was up most of the night. I decided to take a day off to get myself pulled together.

I sent a text message last night saying all...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-18-2013, 04:14 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 4,161
Posted By hgonzalez
Mom is Dying..DCPs Mean

My Mom had a stroke last weekend, and is now determined to have a poor prognosis and is in hospice. I took Monday off to deal with moving her to hospice and spend time with her. She probably has less...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-10-2013, 08:48 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,035
Posted By hgonzalez
If you have room, take him as a 'drop in' and...

If you have room, take him as a 'drop in' and charge a higher daily rate!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-10-2013, 05:56 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,971
Posted By hgonzalez
Well, unfortunately I did not get advance notice...

Well, unfortunately I did not get advance notice that my mother is dying. I am not trying to be dramatic here, but she is being moved into hospice care and I would like to spend more time with her if...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-09-2013, 01:16 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,971
Posted By hgonzalez
DCP's Can Be So Rude!!

My DCP's have been bugging me to make a decision about what days off I am taking for the Holidays. I have told them about the paid Holidays and one other day. I give a 2 week notice, so I need to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-09-2013, 12:35 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 939
Posted By hgonzalez
She is breastfed. She might be startling, I have...

She is breastfed. She might be startling, I have stood outside the door and watched her and it doesn't appear to be that, but not sure. She just cries out, doesn't open her eyes.

She seems fine in...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-09-2013, 12:08 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 939
Posted By hgonzalez
Baby Cries Out Every 15 Mins

I have a 4 month old here who NEVER sleeps soundly. Every 15 mins or so, she cries out for a minute or so then goes back to sleep. She never seems to sleep very soundly here. I have asked the parents...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-04-2013, 01:48 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 18,553
Posted By hgonzalez
I think we have to find the humor in our jobs...

I think we have to find the humor in our jobs here, or we will go crazy. I am sure DCP's make fun of us too at times.

I had a parent buy me a package of snacks that their child liked, as a gift to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-04-2013, 01:13 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,067
Posted By hgonzalez
OMG! Just how exactly is she training her while...

OMG! Just how exactly is she training her while she is sleeping. I have the same issue here, the kid does fine in underwear at home, but he insists on running around with no pants on.

He is...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-04-2013, 01:08 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 15,216
Posted By hgonzalez
I actually knew of someone who was a licensed...

I actually knew of someone who was a licensed provider with the same issue. They just had to guarantee that the husband would never transport children.
Hopefully that is the only way it will affect...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-26-2013, 01:10 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,480
Posted By hgonzalez
We had two kids here with a cough and no other...

We had two kids here with a cough and no other symptoms and they both had ear infections (out of the blue)!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-26-2013, 12:31 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,955
Posted By hgonzalez
This could be me right now. Every time I have to...

This could be me right now. Every time I have to take someone to the bathroom, change a diaper etc, they start breaking rules. I have them sit at the table during pickup time, because otherwise it is...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-19-2013, 01:44 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,335
Posted By hgonzalez
PTSD In Young Children

Have any of you ever had a child in your care that was showing signs of PTSD?

I have a child here that witnessed a violent crime against a family member and he is suddenly acting out strange ways....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-15-2013, 08:30 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,748
Posted By hgonzalez
Wow, I could have written that post. Similar to...

Wow, I could have written that post. Similar to what I went thru earlier this week. I like the idea of a late fee if they are not picked up within and hour.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-15-2013, 08:09 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,201
Posted By hgonzalez
argghhhh!

I am so mad right now, I could spit nails!

I sent a boy home with a fever of 102.2 on Wednesday. The Mom ignored my text and phone calls, so I ended up having to call 2 back up people on her list...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-13-2013, 12:58 PM
Replies: 2,089
Views: 321,770
Posted By hgonzalez
I got enough of a break at nap time today to wash...

I got enough of a break at nap time today to wash my floor!!! YIPEE!!!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-13-2013, 10:34 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,819
Posted By hgonzalez
Wow, they certainly have a lot of nerve. I would...

Wow, they certainly have a lot of nerve. I would do as others suggested; clearly
state your hours and policies and that to continue to be enrolled in your daycare, they will need to follow those...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-12-2013, 12:57 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 6,483
Posted By hgonzalez
I have the same child here, three weeks into...

I have the same child here, three weeks into daycare. She has slept a total of 1.5 hours the last two days here (40 mins today) and has been screaming most of the rest of the day. If I hold her, she...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-11-2013, 12:23 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,848
Posted By hgonzalez
Transitioning Infant Into Daycare - Help!

It'w week three with a new family, and a 3 month old baby. The first day was, of course, rough.

Last Monday was horrible and this Monday (today) is even worse. She is a breastfed baby and has...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-07-2013, 01:09 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,698
Posted By hgonzalez
We had a couple of kids with pneumonia here in...

We had a couple of kids with pneumonia here in the past month, just came out of the blue.

I had whooping cough last year. It was HORRIBLE. I went to the doctor six times and received various...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-07-2013, 01:05 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 868
Posted By hgonzalez
Well, the playground will be public unless...

Well, the playground will be public unless classes are using it. I am actually kind of excited as I took down my swing set a couple of years ago and now only have smaller play equipment.

Just...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-07-2013, 12:26 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 868
Posted By hgonzalez
My Whole House Is Shaking....At Naptime!

I live next to empty property owned by the school district here. They are developing the property and adding an Early Childhood building as well as a playground next to my house (yippee). They...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-07-2013, 08:56 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 5,080
Posted By hgonzalez
I had a daycare parent ask me how my garage sale...

I had a daycare parent ask me how my garage sale went. I told her then she proceeded to tell me that she made over $400 at theirs...'enough to pay for 6 days of daycare'....in her words.

How tacky...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-06-2013, 01:15 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,186
Posted By hgonzalez
Funny Story About A Hyper Kid!

Yesterday, a 3 yr old DCK was dropped off and I could instantly tell it was going to be a wild day with him. He was absolutely keyed up and hyper. He is normally pretty much a handful, but this was...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-06-2013, 01:03 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,749
Posted By hgonzalez
LOL, I actually disconnected my doorbell for that...

LOL, I actually disconnected my doorbell for that very reason. My dogs barked like crazy when they heard it and would wake everyone up, so I disconnected it.

I just have to remember to let...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-05-2013, 04:39 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,482
Posted By hgonzalez
My teacher parents pay me full rate for anything...

My teacher parents pay me full rate for anything less than three weeks in duration. During the summer, they pay me the equivalent of 3 days per week per child to keep their spot. The kids can, of...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-05-2013, 04:31 PM
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Views: 724
Posted By hgonzalez
I am in a crabby snit too. I have had to change a...

I am in a crabby snit too. I have had to change a Vet appointment for the third time today because of late pickups. I just spoke to a family about being late yesterday and then they were 10 mins late...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-05-2013, 04:26 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 17,513
Posted By hgonzalez
Thank you, Michael. There is no doubt in my mind...

Thank you, Michael. There is no doubt in my mind that the dogs in the upper row are more powerful based on physical attributes alone.

I am sure there are some perfectly lovely specimens, but I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-05-2013, 04:22 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,602
Posted By hgonzalez
I have bought a variety of snow pants for the...

I have bought a variety of snow pants for the kids to wear in the snow while at my daycare home. I started doing this three years ago when I could not get my families to bring their own on a daily...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-05-2013, 08:04 AM
Replies: 111
Views: 17,513
Posted By hgonzalez
So if an American Staffordshire Terrier is...

So if an American Staffordshire Terrier is running toward you fast looking straight at you and in the other direction, there is a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel running at you, you would not feel more...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-05-2013, 07:12 AM
Replies: 111
Views: 17,513
Posted By hgonzalez
But doesn't the fact that they have a...

But doesn't the fact that they have a predisposition of being aggressive towards other animals scare you? I mean, sometimes little kids make weird noises or movements that may seem animal-like to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-05-2013, 05:46 AM
Replies: 111
Views: 17,513
Posted By hgonzalez
The term 'pit bull' can mean any of the 'bull...

The term 'pit bull' can mean any of the 'bull terrier' type breeds.

I used to work for a pet sitting service and took dogs into my home for pet sitting. This was before my daycare days. I was...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-04-2013, 11:58 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 707
Posted By hgonzalez
Need Advice For New Baby

This is week 2 for an 11 mo old baby starting in my care. She is breastfed. I advised the parents that she needed to be completely comfortable with bottle feeding before starting care.

Day 1 was a...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-01-2013, 12:59 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,097
Posted By hgonzalez
Kids With Smelly Clothing

Does anyone else have kids in their care whose clothing smells horrible?

I have two families in which this is driving me nuts. One family brings a cloth bag with belongings in it and also the kids...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-31-2013, 01:04 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,649
Posted By hgonzalez
ROFL! I can so relate to your post!!! Even...

ROFL! I can so relate to your post!!!

Even if we are open next year, we don't have to deal with 'the day after' issues!!!!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-31-2013, 12:40 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 821
Posted By hgonzalez
It was, they were adorable, but exhausting. I...

It was, they were adorable, but exhausting. I LOVE Halloween, but the whole process is just exhausting.

I also just found out a former daycare child is demanding to come and see me. I thought...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-31-2013, 12:20 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,949
Posted By hgonzalez
Hilarious!! A few months ago, a guy at the...

Hilarious!!

A few months ago, a guy at the gas pump just kept checking me out and I was thinking 'wow, I still got it!'.

When I got in the car, I looked in my mirror and I had a big chunk of...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-31-2013, 11:31 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 821
Posted By hgonzalez
Crabby on Halloween

I had such a fun Halloween planned with my DCKs. Then it all went downhill. A parent came 2 hours late with his kids (with no notice). We had decided to already start our party and were in the middle...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-21-2013, 02:24 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,787
Posted By hgonzalez
I have had a family that picked up their child...

I have had a family that picked up their child due to a fever, gave them Tylenol, brought them to the doctor and then were mad at me because they show 'no signs of a fever' at the doctor's office....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-21-2013, 09:44 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,966
Posted By hgonzalez
Yeah, we have enough trouble with some parents....

Yeah, we have enough trouble with some parents. We don't need to attack each other or insinuate things about each other.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-21-2013, 09:13 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,318
Posted By hgonzalez
Using Candy to Toilet Train In Daycare

I have a 3 yr old who is a beginner toilet trainer. He has done better at home than at daycare, I am guessing due to the fact that they give him candy every time he tries. I am not keen on doing that...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-18-2013, 09:29 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,276
Posted By hgonzalez
YES! YES! YES! He will not have swallowed his...

YES! YES! YES! He will not have swallowed his last bite and keeps adding food to his mouth. So odd.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-18-2013, 09:28 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,052
Posted By hgonzalez
I will not help with homework that has to be done...

I will not help with homework that has to be done at a certain time or turned in on a timely basis. However, I will help a child with spelling words etc as long as it does not have to be turned in...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-18-2013, 07:49 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,276
Posted By hgonzalez
Chewing and Swallowing Issues- 4.5 Yr Old

I have a 4.5 year old DCB who will take a bite of food and chews it for a good 5 minutes before swallowing it. Sometimes he will tell me he is finished and he still have a great deal of food in his...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-11-2013, 02:08 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 5,928
Posted By hgonzalez
And I think I am irritable now? Just the thought...

And I think I am irritable now? Just the thought of a cold bag of breast milk inside my bra makes me cr-cr-crabby!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-11-2013, 09:25 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 5,928
Posted By hgonzalez
From the website of Amber Artisians: 'Amber...

From the website of Amber Artisians:

'Amber teething jewelry is made for wearing not for chewing. Children should be supervised at all times when wearing jewelry, and it should be removed when...
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