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Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-22-2019, 03:20 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 209
Posted By Ariana
I don’t especially if it is a personal...

I don’t especially if it is a personal appointment. That mom sounds brutal! I just gave notice that I will be taking a personal day in April and gave no reason. That’s why I like having a private...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-22-2019, 02:19 PM
Replies: 5,030
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 517,780
Posted By Ariana
Just got informed that parents are looking into...

Just got informed that parents are looking into Montessori school for their kid who has been with me for over a year. They are going to look when she is 3. I had been banking on having their infant...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-22-2019, 02:14 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 181
Posted By Ariana
What is up with all the headaches today?! I have...

What is up with all the headaches today?! I have one too :eek:

Must be the weather! Thanks Pestle, would really like to know what you used all that bleach on...or do I? Haha
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-22-2019, 04:47 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 235
Posted By Ariana
I think this is what I am currently doing!! My...

I think this is what I am currently doing!! My husband and I worked it out last night. I am losing some on my part time kids but they will be gone soon :)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-22-2019, 04:45 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 458
Posted By Ariana
I think at 2 he likely won’t notice too much if...

I think at 2 he likely won’t notice too much if he is not there and a good alternative is to have a little daycare party with his “daycare friends”.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-21-2019, 03:48 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 235
Posted By Ariana
Thank you everyone! I think making my...

Thank you everyone!

I think making my vacations unpaid makes it easier for parents to not care! My husband is getting his 6th week of vacation next year and I would really like to have a...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-21-2019, 03:35 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 431
Posted By Ariana
First of all she was extremely rude. She is...

First of all she was extremely rude. She is worried about how low income families feel but could not extend any kindness to you? Very backwards thinking.

I am an ECE so we learned this as well...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-21-2019, 10:46 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 313
Posted By Ariana
I use DEET with my own kids when we camp or go...

I use DEET with my own kids when we camp or go hiking. From all of the studies I have read it is perfectly safe. The only issue they found was in forest workers in California who used DEET all year...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-21-2019, 10:09 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 267
Posted By Ariana
I would lay some ground work by starting to...

I would lay some ground work by starting to complain about his behavior, then work up to a term in May.

That’s just me though, you certainly do not need to give an explanation but I do think...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-21-2019, 09:01 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 235
Posted By Ariana
Time off

How much time do you all take off? Is it paid or unpaid?

I am going to be revamping my contract soon to include more time off. I currently have 4 weeks vacation unpaid, 5 paid personal day, 5...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-21-2019, 08:40 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 311
Posted By Ariana
Great tips! Right now the one hour nap is...

Great tips! Right now the one hour nap is helping a lot and sitting on the floor. I am not picking her up but she seems happy with me sitting on the floor at the moment. I got up a few times to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-21-2019, 08:36 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 193
Posted By Ariana
Changing a diaper while the kid is standing! I...

Changing a diaper while the kid is standing! I have impressed so many people with this :lol:

Also distracting by making up songs and stories on the fly :)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-21-2019, 08:31 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 444
Posted By Ariana
I was on a mom forum once where someone said they...

I was on a mom forum once where someone said they were a nurse and recommended a parent give Bendryl for a long haul flight! I was mortified and told her so. She had no idea who this baby was,...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-21-2019, 07:00 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 444
Posted By Ariana
It is terrifying because ANY parent can dope and...

It is terrifying because ANY parent can dope and drop and then blame the provider. Maybe she told them she would term so they gave her Benedryl.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-21-2019, 06:58 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 444
Posted By Ariana
Is it possible it was a dope and drop? I just...

Is it possible it was a dope and drop? I just read the article quickly but will go back and reread when I get a chance.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-20-2019, 02:24 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 313
Posted By Ariana
Oh Catherder the irony!! :lol: I think that...

Oh Catherder the irony!! :lol:

I think that the best thing you can do is keep this stuff outside to prolong its life. I know that sounds crazy but we brought 4 huge stumps inside our garage one...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-20-2019, 09:56 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 128
Posted By Ariana
I am not licensed but I kept my own kids in their...

I am not licensed but I kept my own kids in their own beds upstairs for nap. They had monitors and I would stay downstairs with the DC kids. It worked really well.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-20-2019, 09:54 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 311
Posted By Ariana
Today I gave her a full hour nap upon arrival and...

Today I gave her a full hour nap upon arrival and it seems to be doing the trick! I was cutting it off at 40minutes. I guess this little one needs a bit more sleep eventhough she sleeps well at...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-20-2019, 09:51 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 279
Posted By Ariana
They don’t change at home because you are the one...

They don’t change at home because you are the one dealing with his moods. They need a kick in the rear so to speak and hopefully letting them know he is close to termination will help.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-19-2019, 02:27 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 261
Posted By Ariana
For me it depends on whether or not the daycare...

For me it depends on whether or not the daycare kids have had it. If they have I don’t isolate them. If the daycare kids haven’t had what my kid has then they go to their rooms and my husband stays...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-19-2019, 02:23 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 311
Posted By Ariana
Thank you everyone for your input! Chatted...

Thank you everyone for your input!

Chatted with mom at the door and she told me that she did wake up a few times last night. It remains to be seen I guess if they actually sleep trained. At home...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-19-2019, 08:50 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 311
Posted By Ariana
New 12 Month Old

I have a new 12 month old that just started with me 3 weeks ago. The first week she did well but then got sick and was out for a few days. When she came back she was a mess. She cosleeps at home...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-18-2019, 06:08 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 303
Posted By Ariana
My explanation is that parents hear things that...

My explanation is that parents hear things that aren’t really there and when they tell their Drs the kid is saying 20 words the Drs are not concerned. They don’t take your opinion under advisement...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-16-2019, 05:51 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 391
Posted By Ariana
Knoxmomof2 that is brutal! I also find it is...

Knoxmomof2 that is brutal! I also find it is like a passive agressive way to say “I am so much better than you and here is why”. Unreal.

If you want to raise your child YOUR way than stay home...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-16-2019, 05:26 PM
Replies: 5,030
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 517,780
Posted By Ariana
Let them know if it happens again you will...

Let them know if it happens again you will immediately temrinate care. Should work because the last thing lazy parents want to do is look for new daycare ;)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-16-2019, 05:22 PM
Replies: 5,030
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 517,780
Posted By Ariana
Mom who is a teacher drops kid off to me EVERY...

Mom who is a teacher drops kid off to me EVERY day of March break for 8 hours each day.

Posts on Facebook “my #1 goal in life is being a good mom”

:lol::lol::lol:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-15-2019, 04:21 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 429
Posted By Ariana
I let my 12 year old dog and my 9 month old kitty...

I let my 12 year old dog and my 9 month old kitty in the daycare to interact with the kids. The dog is harmless but the kitty is still a kitten and I warn the kids before they touch him. I teach...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-15-2019, 02:51 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 765
Posted By Ariana
I answer through the kid! So if she said “johnny...

I answer through the kid! So if she said “johnny did you sleep today” I answer “no grandma I was too cranky to sleep” or whatever passive agressive remark I can come up with at the time and then I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-15-2019, 09:26 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 290
Posted By Ariana
So true Pestle! Kids programming is so crappy. ...

So true Pestle! Kids programming is so crappy. We watch movies from Studio Ghibli from Japan...that is how hard it is to find good movies with actual plots from Hollywood. We also watch things...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-14-2019, 10:15 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 323
Posted By Ariana
He needs a lot more sleep as his stress levels...

He needs a lot more sleep as his stress levels are on overload.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-14-2019, 10:13 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 290
Posted By Ariana
Depends on the kids for sure! Some kids can do...

Depends on the kids for sure! Some kids can do it because they are left alone more to play. Others are used to constant adult interaction and direction and can’t have an imaginative thought to save...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-14-2019, 10:06 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,283
Posted By Ariana
I use the space saver ones that go on chairs. ...

I use the space saver ones that go on chairs. They tuck in to the table and out of the way.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-12-2019, 11:16 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 391
Posted By Ariana
So true! Her kid watches tv 24/7 at home and her...

So true! Her kid watches tv 24/7 at home and her favourite movie is “Moana” which is totally innappropriate for a 19 month old! I hadn’t even thought of that!!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-12-2019, 11:00 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 391
Posted By Ariana
It is definitely frustrating to feel like you are...

It is definitely frustrating to feel like you are being accused of something so dumb!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-12-2019, 08:56 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 391
Posted By Ariana
"Bad" Words

Have you ever felt accused of saying bad words around the daycare kids? DCM came in today saying that her child was pretending to feed her toy dog when she suddenly yelled “no bad dog” and threw the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-08-2019, 11:18 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 313
Posted By Ariana
I think I would for sure. Mono is very...

I think I would for sure. Mono is very contagious!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-08-2019, 11:17 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 460
Posted By Ariana
Put yourself first! You’ve raised your kids and...

Put yourself first! You’ve raised your kids and it is time for your kid to figure out raising hers. I always feel so bad for grandmas who have to now raise their grandchildren (I don’t know why...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-07-2019, 10:14 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 211
Posted By Ariana
Agree with everyone else. If child stays home...

Agree with everyone else. If child stays home during mat leave I comsider that disinrolling from my program.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-07-2019, 10:11 AM
Replies: 5,030
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 517,780
Posted By Ariana
Not really a vent but I love it when parents are...

Not really a vent but I love it when parents are so gung ho about potty training and they think their child is a genius and they announce they are going to try undies and it backfires in their face...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-07-2019, 10:07 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 475
Posted By Ariana
Oh well in that case it could be anything. I was...

Oh well in that case it could be anything. I was thinking maybe Pepto because it is for nausea and vomitting! We mostly have grape and cherry up here for pain relievers but I could be wrong.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-07-2019, 09:32 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 475
Posted By Ariana
My thought as well! Bubble gum can be...

My thought as well! Bubble gum can be antibiotics, Benedryl or Pepto.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-07-2019, 05:27 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 297
Posted By Ariana
I currently have my hours from 7am - 5pm and just...

I currently have my hours from 7am - 5pm and just accept families that can work within that time frame. You can do this as well and make sure to put it in your contract that you are Jewish and then...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-06-2019, 06:28 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 261
Posted By Ariana
My illness policy states “I am a WELL daycare,...

My illness policy states “I am a WELL daycare, meaning I can only care for children who are either well or with mild cold symptoms who are otherwise acting fine. Mild cold symptoms are slight runny...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-05-2019, 01:18 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 275
Posted By Ariana
Sounds like a night terror but during nap. How’s...

Sounds like a night terror but during nap. How’s her night sleep?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-04-2019, 07:03 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 475
Posted By Ariana
Wow that is awesome!

Wow that is awesome!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-04-2019, 07:02 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 475
Posted By Ariana
I know personally a mom who has seen it come up...

I know personally a mom who has seen it come up on an LOL doll cartoon so I think it might have started as a hoax and then idiots started putting it in for real.

I had an incident happen with a...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-02-2019, 06:34 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 485
Posted By Ariana
It depends on the family for me. Some I will...

It depends on the family for me. Some I will send a friendly reminder some I will not. Every payday I post a bunch of pictures in my private FB page for families. I write a little blurb about our...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-02-2019, 06:30 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 475
Posted By Ariana
That looks like a really good film and she looks...

That looks like a really good film and she looks like a great actress! You must bd so proud of her accomplishments:)

I wonder if PureFlix will pick it up?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-01-2019, 10:49 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 331
Posted By Ariana
In my experience some kids can be this way if...

In my experience some kids can be this way if they are sleep deprived as well. It is as if their brain cannot handle the sensory input because they are so tired. If he is getting enough sleep and...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-27-2019, 05:04 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 692
Posted By Ariana
We went to a parent teacher interview at 6pm in...

We went to a parent teacher interview at 6pm in the evening and parents were just getting to the school to pick up their children. At that point my kids had been home for two hours and we had dinner...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-27-2019, 08:17 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 433
Posted By Ariana
You can also premake eggs in muffin tins and just...

You can also premake eggs in muffin tins and just heat up in the morning. You can add the cheese and some veggies to it and make a scramble like mini quiche. Super easy!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-25-2019, 06:13 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 692
Posted By Ariana
NY Times article written by a working mother with...

NY Times article written by a working mother with a ton of guilt obviously trying to justify herself.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-25-2019, 06:09 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 426
Posted By Ariana
If you have scoops with the correct serving size,...

If you have scoops with the correct serving size, how is he taking more and heaping it on his plate? I feel that scoops with correct serving sizes would be the only way I would do this, at least at...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-25-2019, 11:43 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 426
Posted By Ariana
I personally do not think it is developmentally...

I personally do not think it is developmentally appropriate to assume a child knows how much food to take. There are adults who struggle with this!

I would start serving all the children for...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-25-2019, 11:40 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 308
Posted By Ariana
Does he empty his bladder completely when he...

Does he empty his bladder completely when he goes? Sounds like he might be dribbling each time or trying to do it quick and not emptying his bladder fully.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-25-2019, 06:40 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 313
Posted By Ariana
They can attend 48 hours after first dose of...

They can attend 48 hours after first dose of antibiotics.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-22-2019, 02:52 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 294
Posted By Ariana
I think its just indicative of an immature...

I think its just indicative of an immature utensil user! He will get there. I have an 18 month old who can’t use a fork yet and she is also VERY babied at home ;)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-22-2019, 06:28 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 345
Posted By Ariana
I wouldn’t charge for the simple reason that I...

I wouldn’t charge for the simple reason that I want to reinforce good behavior of not bringing kids during snowstorms.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-21-2019, 08:41 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 205
Posted By Ariana
Ignoring is all that works. Offer a hug, ask her...

Ignoring is all that works. Offer a hug, ask her if she is ok and then ignore. She might cry for an hour the first time but pretty soon she will get it together quicker and quicker. This is how...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-21-2019, 08:39 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 265
Posted By Ariana
I am legally unlicensed in Canada :)

I am legally unlicensed in Canada :)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-20-2019, 04:15 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 387
Posted By Ariana
The parents need to either put him to bed an hour...

The parents need to either put him to bed an hour later or wake him an hour earlier. My guess is he sleeps in? It sounds like he has outgrown his nap due to too much sleep at night but still needs...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-20-2019, 04:05 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 265
Posted By Ariana
This is her 100%! Today we were getting ready to...

This is her 100%! Today we were getting ready to go outside and she just looks around completely bewildered. I had to coax her into the entryway by waving my hand furiously to “come here”. In the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-20-2019, 12:42 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 398
Posted By Ariana
:lol::lol:

:lol::lol:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-20-2019, 12:31 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 265
Posted By Ariana
Explaining Rules

I have an 18 month old who is having a lot of trouble understanding rules. One rule in particular is no toys in the trampoline and one person at a time. She has been with me since September but...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-20-2019, 08:57 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 398
Posted By Ariana
Hello backbone, goodbye crazy kid :ouch: ...

Hello backbone, goodbye crazy kid :ouch:

happyface
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-16-2019, 06:25 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 797
Posted By Ariana
Oh gosh maybe providing diapers is not the way to...

Oh gosh maybe providing diapers is not the way to go if this is the case! I am so sorry you are dealing with this :(

Maybe the best approach would be to have diapers on hand that you buy and if...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-14-2019, 12:23 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 797
Posted By Ariana
Agree with Pestle. I would leave dcb out of all...

Agree with Pestle. I would leave dcb out of all crafts that require parental input. Let the parent know why if they ask. Start supplying diapers and charge them. Term if they don’t agree.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-14-2019, 11:11 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 592
Posted By Ariana
Ugh poor you :hug: I had strep last year and it...

Ugh poor you :hug: I had strep last year and it was THE WORST!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-14-2019, 11:08 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 769
Posted By Ariana
I am confused by what this dad thinks baby food...

I am confused by what this dad thinks baby food is! Like Pestle mentioned, baby food is just mushed up regular food so how is it going to affect stomach diseases in any way?! I smell a mental...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-14-2019, 06:35 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 529
Posted By Ariana
If sitting out is a currency for a child I use...

If sitting out is a currency for a child I use it. Otherwise I do natural consequences such as removing from an area like sensory bin, taking away a toy etc. most of my behavior management comes...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-14-2019, 06:29 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,035
Posted By Ariana
I didn’t read that in her post :confused: If...

I didn’t read that in her post :confused: If that is the case then it definitely won’t work! I had an infant for two days a week and he would cry the first full hour before falling asleep. ...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-13-2019, 03:06 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,035
Posted By Ariana
I have dealt with many parents who had bad sleep...

I have dealt with many parents who had bad sleep habits when entering care. I don’t elaborate much and my go to line is “you might be surprised what she will adapt too once she gets used to the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-12-2019, 12:16 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 592
Posted By Ariana
Both you and your husband were contagious before...

Both you and your husband were contagious before symptoms so they have no right to get mad. Also you can just tell them that you are now feeling symptoms come on. Totally up to you though if you...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-12-2019, 12:13 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 489
Posted By Ariana
Thanks for the exaplanation! This sounds like a...

Thanks for the exaplanation! This sounds like a reasonable and quite normal educational objective for an infant.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-12-2019, 12:10 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 592
Posted By Ariana
I woukd wait and give a heads up at the end of...

I woukd wait and give a heads up at the end of the day. You want that strep test to come back positive for treatment so waiting will help the virus develop as well. Nothing worse than a negative...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-11-2019, 05:09 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 489
Posted By Ariana
What educational goals do you have for an infant?

What educational goals do you have for an infant?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-11-2019, 05:07 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 769
Posted By Ariana
All of my kids start at 12 months and most are...

All of my kids start at 12 months and most are completely transitioned to my regulat menu by 18 months. Some kids come in having had everything and some kids are still on baby food at 12 months.
...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-11-2019, 12:45 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 399
Posted By Ariana
I spent a lot and got a Dyson a few years ago. I...

I spent a lot and got a Dyson a few years ago. I just donated it to someone who knows someone who can fix it. Long story short I will never buy an expensive vacuum again. My new vacuum was $80 a...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-08-2019, 08:08 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 288
Posted By Ariana
Since there’s nothing there, I would give him a...

Since there’s nothing there, I would give him a tissue to carry around. Then he can wipe as needed. Change out the tissue every once in a while. If this will save your sanity I would do it. I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-07-2019, 12:20 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 614
Posted By Ariana
100%!! I would also decline to see her. If it...

100%!! I would also decline to see her. If it ends badly you’ll be the next she bad mouths.

Funny how she wants to get a feel for how you will be but wasn’t able to do that the last two times. ...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-07-2019, 10:16 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 330
Posted By Ariana
I would charge them a late fee if they say they...

I would charge them a late fee if they say they are going to be early and then do not come. Let them know it is their schedule for that day and you will be charging late fees accordingly.

Like...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-07-2019, 10:10 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 435
Posted By Ariana
Yeah unfortunately the only thing that works for...

Yeah unfortunately the only thing that works for rude inconsiderate people is to hit them in their wallets. I would increase the late fee to at least $15 for the first 5 minutes and then $1 a minute...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-07-2019, 10:06 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 353
Posted By Ariana
Agree with preparing her for the eventual...

Agree with preparing her for the eventual departure and bye bye outside for older kid. Seeing mom just adds to the misery. I also will run through the day until they see the person again, so:...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-07-2019, 07:53 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 355
Posted By Ariana
At that age I would sit at eye level and help...

At that age I would sit at eye level and help them brainstorm ways to get along. “It seems like you both are having a hard time getting along, what seems to be the problem”? Then talk about how...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-06-2019, 11:03 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 312
Posted By Ariana
I have done exclusively part time and this kid...

I have done exclusively part time and this kid can definitely be trained on 4 days a week. Unfortunately it requires a seperate room and loud sound machine :)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-06-2019, 10:58 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 365
Posted By Ariana
Dairy has been taken out as a food group here in...

Dairy has been taken out as a food group here in Canada, hopefully other countries follow suit. It is now part of the alternative proteins/meats. Formula or BM and water really should be the drink...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-06-2019, 08:43 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 544
Posted By Ariana
We never get cancelled school but definitely...

We never get cancelled school but definitely cancelled busses when snowfall exceeds a certain amount or there is freezing rain (which is brutal!). We drove the kids in to school yesterday because the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-06-2019, 08:33 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 479
Posted By Ariana
I guess she spends all of her time doing things...

I guess she spends all of her time doing things that don’t matter, like pretending she is a perfect mom for her social media audience instead of actually being a good mom by hanging out with her kid....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-05-2019, 06:12 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 270
Posted By Ariana
I also have vinyl laminate in my daycare kitchen...

I also have vinyl laminate in my daycare kitchen and my mop and Lysol cleaner works perfectly. I make the water really hot and use quite a bit of cleaner to get the stickiness off. Of course I also...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-05-2019, 08:42 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 864
Posted By Ariana
My door is always locked as well and I have an...

My door is always locked as well and I have an alarm system engaged at all times. I don’t live in a rough neighbourhood but B&E’s don’t tend to happen in bad neighbourhoods! We get quite a few in...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-04-2019, 11:42 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 580
Posted By Ariana
I never let daycare kids play with my kids toys...

I never let daycare kids play with my kids toys unless my kids said it was ok. He should have his own toys that he can either share or not, up to him. The first step would be to figure out how to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-04-2019, 06:33 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 321
Posted By Ariana
This was my daughter before we discovered her...

This was my daughter before we discovered her sensitivity to dairy.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-03-2019, 11:46 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 521
Posted By Ariana
You are such an amazing person to do that for...

You are such an amazing person to do that for your elderly neighbour :hug:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-01-2019, 08:49 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 664
Posted By Ariana
It is horrible that she is using you like this. ...

It is horrible that she is using you like this. Do something nice like invite your kid over for a playdate only to play on your guilt about taking her kids.

Tell her what you WANT to tell her,...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-31-2019, 02:37 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 866
Posted By Ariana
I think I would also feel a bit odd if suddenly...

I think I would also feel a bit odd if suddenly they started asking my kid if they had bruises out of the blue. I would feel like I am being accused of something all of a sudden. I think the OP...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-31-2019, 02:30 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 457
Posted By Ariana
Wow that one mom took the one thing that would...

Wow that one mom took the one thing that would make a daycare teacher sane, their small 30 minute break time. That mom is an idiot in purest form. When I worksd in a centre I was unionized so we...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-31-2019, 10:29 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 764
Posted By Ariana
“Oh no figured everyone was staying home today...

“Oh no figured everyone was staying home today and I decided to run some errands. Tell the boys I am sorry and we will see them tomorrow”

Who cares if its true or not and errands don’t always...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-30-2019, 01:45 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 300
Posted By Ariana
Wow thanks for posting! Really want to try this...

Wow thanks for posting! Really want to try this with the kids as I saw a video on the weather app. Unfortunately its too cold to go out this week (-30C).
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-30-2019, 01:43 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 866
Posted By Ariana
I had a child come into care last week with a...

I had a child come into care last week with a large goose egg on her forehead. Her hair is always in her face and luckily I got down to her level to ask her how she was (my routine inspection) and...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-29-2019, 10:50 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,527
Posted By Ariana
I have a non stop texting parent and have a clear...

I have a non stop texting parent and have a clear policy to only contact me outside of daycare hours to tell me about an absence the following day or the day of. She does not listen. I also tell...
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