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Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum Today, 05:03 AM
Replies: 19
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Posted By Ariana
I have declined twice but never for a childís...

I have declined twice but never for a childís behavior only for the parents. I can tell when someone is going to try and take advantage and is crazy much better now! For kids (and some parents)I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-13-2018, 12:16 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 851
Posted By Ariana
Boooo I didnít respond to that thread! I always...

Boooo I didnít respond to that thread! I always like seeing my opinions and how they change over the years....if they do!

Love the frozen treat trick!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-13-2018, 10:45 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 475
Posted By Ariana
To me this kind of promotion makes WAY more...

To me this kind of promotion makes WAY more sense. They should have given the “pay your age” coupons to email subscribers. Similar to kids eating free on their birthdays. Gets people to sign up...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-13-2018, 09:36 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 337
Posted By Ariana
Maybe $10 is not incentive enough. Try raising...

Maybe $10 is not incentive enough. Try raising the price for every offence. First is $10, second is $50 and third offence is $100. Anything after that is immediate termination. Give everyone a...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-13-2018, 09:32 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 475
Posted By Ariana
100% the parents!! I bet the kids shrugged and...

100% the parents!! I bet the kids shrugged and said ďoh wellĒ :lol:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-12-2018, 01:09 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 475
Posted By Ariana
Well that sucks!!! At the same time the twitter...

Well that sucks!!! At the same time the twitter rants are a bit much. Kids need to learn about disappointment and how to manage it. One guy said his wife drove a hundred miles....for a bear?!

I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-12-2018, 09:52 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 851
Posted By Ariana
:lol::lol: Thereís gotta be a link!

:lol::lol:

Thereís gotta be a link!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-12-2018, 09:48 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 232
Posted By Ariana
I would use the ipad as the incentive and it is...

I would use the ipad as the incentive and it is what I do. Every Friday if quiet time has gone well all week they can either watch a movie or play the iPad. They really look forward to it and it...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-12-2018, 09:45 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 435
Posted By Ariana
We have always done nap right after lunch both at...

We have always done nap right after lunch both at home and when I was in a centre and never had any issues.

In my opinion the music is the problem. In any centre where music is being played it...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-11-2018, 04:11 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 851
Posted By Ariana
Wow! never knew you could peel a grape! I cut...

Wow! never knew you could peel a grape! I cut then lengthwise for babies thats it. The skin is where most of the nutrients and fibre are for most fruits.

Parents are terrified of everything. ...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-11-2018, 09:15 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 405
Posted By Ariana
My contract states that I will TRY to give at...

My contract states that I will TRY to give at least 6 weeks notice for time off but that due to extenuating circumstances this is not always possible and it is the parents responsibility to provide...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-10-2018, 11:07 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 379
Posted By Ariana
Gotta see this!! I hate crying in theatres so...

Gotta see this!! I hate crying in theatres so will wait until it is released on DVD ;)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-10-2018, 11:06 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 397
Posted By Ariana
Wow who knew! I avoid all caffeinated drinks for...

Wow who knew! I avoid all caffeinated drinks for my kids personally but agree it is no worse than some soft drinks. I do not think 35mg of caffeine is healthy for a child though.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-06-2018, 08:54 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 526
Posted By Ariana
I actually tell my parents not to share unless...

I actually tell my parents not to share unless asked politely and I encourage them to say “no when I am finished”. It is all about building their social skills. Most parents think they know...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-05-2018, 09:27 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 440
Posted By Ariana
Put the tv on! I know it sounds bad but if you...

Put the tv on! I know it sounds bad but if you are truly at the end of your rope and canít see a way through with crazy kids then do it for your sanity. Parents nowadays habe zero control over...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-05-2018, 12:47 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 348
Posted By Ariana
I felt that way too when I first learned about...

I felt that way too when I first learned about the links between dairy and a whole host of issues and I would tell any parent who was having these issues with their kids. 100% of anyone I told did...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-04-2018, 10:26 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 348
Posted By Ariana
You were home with your baby so it is definitrky...

You were home with your baby so it is definitrky a bit different as you were the one taking care of him. My question if my child was suffering like this would be what other options have I exolored? ...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-04-2018, 09:00 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 423
Posted By Ariana
I donít remember being too impacted by my...

I donít remember being too impacted by my pregnancy. It was harder with my first when I worked at a Centre but when I worked at home my DH was able to sub for me when needed. I ended up with severe...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-04-2018, 08:54 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 348
Posted By Ariana
I just passed on a 12 month old who had breathing...

I just passed on a 12 month old who had breathing issues, a 5month old? Not a chance. Way too much liability.

I feel bad for these parents trying to find care but this is not normal at all and...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-03-2018, 05:27 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 452
Posted By Ariana
Diapers if the kid is just learning and is not...

Diapers if the kid is just learning and is not really ready and pullups when mom says there are no accidents at home ;). I personally find they hold way more pee and poop than regular diapers. My...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-01-2018, 06:00 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 388
Posted By Ariana
Wow that is awesome!! He is gonna love it!

Wow that is awesome!! He is gonna love it!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-28-2018, 07:49 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 548
Posted By Ariana
This as well! Parents care about totally...

This as well! Parents care about totally different things whether it be education, play based learning, tv time, outside time etc.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-27-2018, 02:15 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 200
Posted By Ariana
At 4 he is considered a preschooler and should...

At 4 he is considered a preschooler and should know better. Lots of kids now have ZERO rules at home and rule the roost.

Totally agree that starting them younger is the best way to go!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-27-2018, 02:13 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 548
Posted By Ariana
I have stopped caring as well! The people who...

I have stopped caring as well! The people who choose me are usually parents who care about the quality and can afford my care. Some people just cannot afford me and that is ok! I am not going to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-27-2018, 02:08 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 314
Posted By Ariana
My kids wear coats and so do most kids here. I...

My kids wear coats and so do most kids here. I choose one of those puffer jackets that you can roll up and fit in your pocket. It is designed to reduce way down in size. This way I can pull the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-27-2018, 01:58 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 606
Posted By Ariana
I would expect a family member to offer $$ to...

I would expect a family member to offer $$ to take care of their child. I am doing them a HUGE favour because they are family but just because you are hospitalized does not mean you can’t pay some...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-27-2018, 01:51 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 733
Posted By Ariana
Wish I could charge $95 for 10 minutes of work!

Wish I could charge $95 for 10 minutes of work!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-27-2018, 11:09 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 733
Posted By Ariana
I would argue that most parents would be more...

I would argue that most parents would be more concerned that their plumber didnít have a license than their DCP! Toilets are precious!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-27-2018, 10:25 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 314
Posted By Ariana
We had this discussion in another thread...

We had this discussion in another thread actually!

I think it is because most kids have coats on, a car is shielded from the wind and when the sun hits a car in the winter it helps warm it up...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-27-2018, 10:06 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 261
Posted By Ariana
I always have kids like this sit away from the...

I always have kids like this sit away from the group as was already suggested. If we were eating then I would have something close by but not right with the group. I have a cushy sesame street foam...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-26-2018, 04:14 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 733
Posted By Ariana
I personally think it is because of the way our...

I personally think it is because of the way our profession is viewed in society. We are mostly seen as uneducated, lazy people who are trying to scam the system/parents. We are not seen as...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-26-2018, 03:36 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 733
Posted By Ariana
I guess it would also be a way for fake DRs or...

I guess it would also be a way for fake DRs or fake nurses etc to be charged same as an unlicensed provider. Oh wait I guess we assume all DRs are legit and deserve the respect of not assuming they...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-26-2018, 03:18 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 627
Posted By Ariana
I have a child that goes into my kitchen on the...

I have a child that goes into my kitchen on the way home, or I should say DID once. I went after her and said ďno bubba time to go home now, see you tomorrowĒ and guided her back to her mom. Only...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-25-2018, 11:16 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 249
Posted By Ariana
I accommodated a firefighters schedule that was...

I accommodated a firefighters schedule that was different every week but they were able to give me a years schedule upon signing so I knew when they would be here. Can they at least do that for you?...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-21-2018, 10:58 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 263
Posted By Ariana
I should also add that for some reason DRs have a...

I should also add that for some reason DRs have a really hard time diagnosing rashes. My daughter had Scarlett Fever and the DR tried to tell me it was an allergic reaction or a heat rash :lol: I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-21-2018, 10:41 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 263
Posted By Ariana
Looks like ringworm to me!

Looks like ringworm to me!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-21-2018, 10:37 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 481
Posted By Ariana
I would not have a heart to heart because chances...

I would not have a heart to heart because chances are they know what they are doing and they do not care. Chances are the child had a helper in kinder which is a more advanced child helping him...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-21-2018, 10:30 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 511
Posted By Ariana
My babies actually listen to me when I tell them...

My babies actually listen to me when I tell them not to throw food on the floor and sometimes the dog is annoying because they want to purposely feed him. My own kids also did not throw stuff on the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-21-2018, 10:23 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 752
Posted By Ariana
Happened to me too and it sucked :(. :hug: ...

Happened to me too and it sucked :(. :hug:

Kids were with me 3.5 years and they left without a thank you. They were our neighbours and she left me with the impression we were friends. The dad...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-21-2018, 10:10 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 156
Posted By Ariana
That is so sad :(. I read about her in National...

That is so sad :(. I read about her in National Geographic magazine when I was a kid!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-20-2018, 10:37 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 511
Posted By Ariana
My dog eats everything that falls on the floor so...

My dog eats everything that falls on the floor so that helps a lot!! :lol:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-19-2018, 11:59 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 396
Posted By Ariana
Everyone sends their own and I ask about any...

Everyone sends their own and I ask about any allergies before applying because I do not wash hands in between kids. I wipe my hands in a towel only. I bring the kids out on my back deck and they...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-19-2018, 08:48 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 539
Posted By Ariana
Phytoestrogens are bad for growing bodies so most...

Phytoestrogens are bad for growing bodies so most people/NDs/MDs do not suggest it. As long as a child is getting protein elsewhere, most substitute milks are the same as regular cow milk.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-19-2018, 08:44 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 332
Posted By Ariana
Is she still trying to get a read on you? My...

Is she still trying to get a read on you? My first instinct is that this child does not feel safe. Maybe a smile when she stares or asking her if she is ok will go a long way?

I had a kid like...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-19-2018, 08:37 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 405
Posted By Ariana
The contract is for the whole year so it does not...

The contract is for the whole year so it does not matter when they leave you are still owed the summer. It might be worth a specific entry in your contract. Her kids are not with you either way so...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-19-2018, 08:34 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 328
Posted By Ariana
You can absolutely tell the truth. You donít...

You can absolutely tell the truth. You donít have to be specific simply state that you left due to unfavourable working conditions or due to safety issues that were not being addressed or something...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-18-2018, 12:52 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 549
Posted By Ariana
:lol::lol::lol: Cannot say I have had these kind...

:lol::lol::lol: Cannot say I have had these kind of parents in my home thankfully! Haha!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-15-2018, 10:44 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 551
Posted By Ariana
The problem with substitute milk is protein, as...

The problem with substitute milk is protein, as they have little to no protein except for soy milk (likely why it is approved by the food program). Soy however has a lot of phytoestrogens so it is...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-14-2018, 10:53 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 430
Posted By Ariana
I have a sibling set that scream the first hour...

I have a sibling set that scream the first hour before it sinks in they are no longer in their crazy house!

ďNext one who screams is going to bedĒ. Thats it!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-13-2018, 09:49 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 401
Posted By Ariana
I had this happen with a family and I simply...

I had this happen with a family and I simply refunded the difference during their last two weeks of care. Of course if they had asked for it right away I would have done that too but they didnít.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-08-2018, 09:57 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 307
Posted By Ariana
You are a planner! I have given the younger...

You are a planner!

I have given the younger ones paint brushes and they paint around on a piece of paper and then I cut the art out in the shape of a heart and pasted it on a card.

You could...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-06-2018, 02:16 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 567
Posted By Ariana
We are doing a monster jar thingy filled with...

We are doing a monster jar thingy filled with candy. The kids chose the craft. It is basically baby food jars with the lids painted and then decorated to look like monsters (googly eyes,...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-06-2018, 02:11 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 561
Posted By Ariana
The best way to avoid the question aould be to...

The best way to avoid the question aould be to add ďnon negotiableĒ after your fee!

I would simply say:
ďMy fee is non negotiable but here are some things included in my fee:
-Warm loving...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-06-2018, 11:47 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,026
Posted By Ariana
I am finding lazy parents want me because I am...

I am finding lazy parents want me because I am willing to do things they donít want to do :ouch:

Win win!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-06-2018, 10:59 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 879
Posted By Ariana
:lol::lol::lol: you two are hilarious!! ...

:lol::lol::lol: you two are hilarious!!

Whenever my milk supply would dip every month during my cycle when I was breastfeeding I had to drink fennel tea to get it back up. Fennel tastes exactly...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-01-2018, 05:15 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 337
Posted By Ariana
I am in the camp of there is not much you can...

I am in the camp of there is not much you can really do. Germs spread long before illness presents as symptoms so when the kids are not visibally sick is when the viruses are being passed around. ...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-01-2018, 05:09 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 879
Posted By Ariana
Muffins. I hate muffins. After I serve muffins...

Muffins. I hate muffins. After I serve muffins it looks like 40 king rats came to the table and ate. Crumbs EVERYWHERE!! For some reason instead of putting the muffin in their mouths they have to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-01-2018, 05:04 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 429
Posted By Ariana
Agree totally! I had one kid with a cloth...

Agree totally!

I had one kid with a cloth diaper and never again! She leaked constantly. No matter what I did or mom did (stripping them) she leaked here and I was changing her like 4084746...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-01-2018, 10:17 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 509
Posted By Ariana
In my experience most douchebags are douchebags...

In my experience most douchebags are douchebags to everyone so most people will give you the benefit of the doubt. I remember reading a review about a resort once and there was a lady going off on...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-01-2018, 10:08 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 809
Posted By Ariana
Happened to me too! Family, in a bind, needed...

Happened to me too! Family, in a bind, needed before and after school care for their son because current provider was over ratio and was letting older kids go. When chatting with me the family told...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-31-2018, 10:40 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 350
Posted By Ariana
Although I agree with this 100% I am not sure she...

Although I agree with this 100% I am not sure she represents all teachers (goes without saying I’m sure).

I had issues with my daughter being irresponsible with bringing home her homework and her...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-31-2018, 10:32 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 346
Posted By Ariana
I change out toys either every week or every...

I change out toys either every week or every second week. Outside I only change with the seasons.

When I first started I spent a ton of money buying toys but have no purchased a new toy in over a...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-30-2018, 11:19 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 530
Posted By Ariana
I cannot help but laugh:lol: what was he...

I cannot help but laugh:lol: what was he thinking?!

We were outside one day and DCB 4 says he has to go pee, so I say ďok go aheadĒ meaning go ahead inside to pee. He points to a tree and says...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-29-2018, 11:50 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 2,112
Posted By Ariana
Donít quote me on it but I think it is illegal to...

Donít quote me on it but I think it is illegal to smash someones window even if there is a dog inside. Not sure anyone would press charges but I did read that even the police canít smash it open? ...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-29-2018, 11:47 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 403
Posted By Ariana
Do you have a fence in the area? Sails are a...

Do you have a fence in the area? Sails are a nice alternative and you could probably make your own out of a fabric shower curtain.

I have used a regular patio table umbrella in the past. Now my...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-29-2018, 11:43 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 511
Posted By Ariana
We either go on Sunday or we go Thursday...

We either go on Sunday or we go Thursday evenings. The sales here start on Thursdays and some of the stuff if we donít go right away nothing will be left (like non dairy haagen daz ice cream for...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-29-2018, 11:37 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 833
Posted By Ariana
As for the OP, I personally would just ignore and...

As for the OP, I personally would just ignore and respond with ďoh goodness that is concerning, I will definitely keep an eye on thatĒ in my best fake concerned voice and then ignore. I would not be...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-29-2018, 11:34 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 833
Posted By Ariana
OMG I am dying over here :lol::lol::lol: ...

OMG I am dying over here :lol::lol::lol:

That is the best thing ever!!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-29-2018, 11:29 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 809
Posted By Ariana
Well that suck :(. I think when we expect a...

Well that suck :(. I think when we expect a family to stick around and they donít it is hard not to take it personally, especially when you think they were likely comparing you the whole time.

I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-29-2018, 11:27 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 434
Posted By Ariana
My friend actually got his neighbour to watch his...

My friend actually got his neighbour to watch his kids for him in exchange for doing home repairs for them! Worked out great.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-24-2018, 02:26 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 281
Posted By Ariana
Parents bring swim gear every day of the summer,...

Parents bring swim gear every day of the summer, if anyone forgets then those kids play in a swim diaper and a tshirt. I have swim diapers on hand that I buy myself just in case. I also offer the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-24-2018, 02:19 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 549
Posted By Ariana
My door is locked during daycare hours so nothing...

My door is locked during daycare hours so nothing has ever happened like that thankfully! At the centre where I worked my boss walked in on me having a tea party with the kids pretending I was the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-24-2018, 02:12 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 2,112
Posted By Ariana
Whats disturbing about this is that it isnít even...

Whats disturbing about this is that it isnít even super hot here yet, we are still in spring time weather :(
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-24-2018, 11:46 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 2,112
Posted By Ariana
Just to add: It is also harder in the winter...

Just to add:

It is also harder in the winter for your body to go into hypothermia because your body temperature stays relatively high and the temperature inside a car would never get that cold to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-24-2018, 11:32 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 342
Posted By Ariana
You can always resell it when you retire! I have...

You can always resell it when you retire! I have a wooden one that is 8 years old. We just painted it for the first time this past weekend to hide some slight greying on the roof and it is as good...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-22-2018, 02:52 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 321
Posted By Ariana
I agree with this. No child who is not...

I agree with this. No child who is not completely potty trained and have been for a while gets complete privacy at my house. I supervise heavily, especially new trainers or currently training kids....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-22-2018, 05:37 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 386
Posted By Ariana
I would tell mom to use a nose sucker and get all...

I would tell mom to use a nose sucker and get all of that snot out. It is the only thing that works. She can do it right before baby gets dropped off.

In addition to what baby beluga suggested I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-22-2018, 05:34 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 2,112
Posted By Ariana
I always send a text but certainly would not want...

I always send a text but certainly would not want to be held liable for that one time I forgot and a child died!

There has to be an alarm system set up in a car that detects motion, similar to the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-19-2018, 04:02 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,471
Posted By Ariana
I would send her a text message and tell her to...

I would send her a text message and tell her to never set foot on your doorstep again or you will be calling the police. If she shows up, call the police.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-19-2018, 06:10 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 425
Posted By Ariana
This is EXACTLY what they do at home because I...

This is EXACTLY what they do at home because I have seen it. She searches for your finger and when she is walking, her arms are above her head instead of out front or to the sides. I have never seen...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-18-2018, 11:46 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 425
Posted By Ariana
Oh man I wish this one would finally stop and get...

Oh man I wish this one would finally stop and get over it already! I am worried the neighbours will think I am torturing her all day :rolleyes: I have been ignoring her now for 3 days straight and...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-18-2018, 10:00 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 425
Posted By Ariana
Crying While Walking

Have you ever seen a kid who tantrum cries just because they are walking? My 14 month old DCG has just started walking and she is crying non stop now. She seems to want someone to hold her hand all...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-16-2018, 10:05 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 565
Posted By Ariana
I would advertise that I am teacher friendly and...

I would advertise that I am teacher friendly and post the months available and then advertise for summer care and post the months available.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-11-2018, 09:36 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 439
Posted By Ariana
Happy Provider Appreciation Day happyface So...

Happy Provider Appreciation Day happyface

So happy to have so many great people to turn to for venting, advice and to share in some discussions and laughs lovethis
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-11-2018, 09:32 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 474
Posted By Ariana
I have a sitting spot which doubles as my reading...

I have a sitting spot which doubles as my reading area. I tell the kid they need to go and ďsit outĒ and I place them there, then after a few minutes I talk to them and give them the expectation to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-11-2018, 09:23 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 694
Posted By Ariana
With my own kids I fostered creativity and I...

With my own kids I fostered creativity and I allowed sticks and rocks wherever and whenever. Did not matter the size. With daycare kids and the liability I am much more strict. It also depends on...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-11-2018, 09:13 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 709
Posted By Ariana
This is how it is here as well. Absolutely no...

This is how it is here as well. Absolutely no incentive to become a licensed provider. No incentive to become an ECE and you make more money at home than working in most centres where ECE is a...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-09-2018, 04:56 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 490
Posted By Ariana
I was bed ridden with morning sickness from week...

I was bed ridden with morning sickness from week 7 to week 14 so my husband had to take a bunch of vacation to cover me! Luckily his boss was super awesome and also let him work from home as much as...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-09-2018, 04:42 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 5,038
Posted By Ariana
The best thing to do is get and talk to a lawyer...

The best thing to do is get and talk to a lawyer to sort this through. There really should be no way you lose everything because of a divorce, especially since he is being physically abusibe so your...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-09-2018, 09:39 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 420
Posted By Ariana
I always text or email depending on the parent. ...

I always text or email depending on the parent. I also usually say something at the door about being fever free for 24 hours. I had a major issue with a family over fevers. Their kids were...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-08-2018, 05:07 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,877
Posted By Ariana
I do this all the time! I usually pop something...

I do this all the time! I usually pop something in the oven during afternoon snack. In my opinion it is none of the parents business what I do in my kitchen as long as their children are well taken...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-07-2018, 04:06 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 592
Posted By Ariana
I would tell mom what DCB is saying and ask her...

I would tell mom what DCB is saying and ask her what is going on. I would also tell her that I do not want to be left high and dry but that I know kids can talk and wanted to know from her what is...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-07-2018, 04:01 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 610
Posted By Ariana
What an awesome thing to be honoured for!! ...

What an awesome thing to be honoured for!!

Congratulations happyface
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-02-2018, 11:02 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 367
Posted By Ariana
If you donít enforce your policies people are not...

If you donít enforce your policies people are not going to respect them. If a child came to my door hacking up a lung he would be sent home. Everything else seems ok, you charged them a late fee...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-02-2018, 10:54 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,009
Posted By Ariana
She probably gets easily offended and is now...

She probably gets easily offended and is now passing that trait onto her kid. As a mom I would have listed a million reasons to my child as to why your DD was not available and told her to get over...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-02-2018, 03:44 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 415
Posted By Ariana
I sincerely hope so!

I sincerely hope so!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-02-2018, 03:29 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 492
Posted By Ariana
There is one, Coppertone I think (but donít quote...

There is one, Coppertone I think (but donít quote me on it) that has been causing burns. Not sure if it has been pulled from the shelves or not but kids can definitely react badly to sunscreen. ...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-02-2018, 09:50 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 415
Posted By Ariana
Sounds like mom puts them down and then puts in...

Sounds like mom puts them down and then puts in her earplugs! Either way not much you can do. Some parents are not interested in being parents. In that 1 1/2 hours she is also making dinner so it...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-01-2018, 02:05 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 520
Posted By Ariana
I almost always give it a full 6 weeks and mainly...

I almost always give it a full 6 weeks and mainly I do that IF I see some improvement over those weeks and feel the parents can help me.

I termed one child in a little less than 2 weeks because...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-30-2018, 10:27 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 417
Posted By Ariana
Sounds like overtiredness to me. 30- 40 minute...

Sounds like overtiredness to me. 30- 40 minute naps are a tell tale sign and waking up crying is another. My guess from what you wrote is that mom is getting her up from nap or not napping her at...
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