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Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-08-2012, 02:31 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,681
Posted By erinalexmom
Saved, its not crazy at all. It was by far my...

Saved, its not crazy at all. It was by far my biggest trouble with the daycare. I didn't have a seperate space for my daycare and I was so tired of kids throwing food on my dinning room floor,toys...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-07-2012, 06:34 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,681
Posted By erinalexmom
thanks especially to you blackcat you have helped...

thanks especially to you blackcat you have helped me alot over these months :)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-07-2012, 06:15 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,681
Posted By erinalexmom
Closing!

Just wanted to thank those who have helped me over the last year. I am closing at the end of the school year. I have already notified the families. I am going back to my nursing job. I can make the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-27-2012, 10:23 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,313
Posted By erinalexmom
I don't post here anymore (but I still lurk...

I don't post here anymore (but I still lurk sometimes! ;) ) but I did want to tell you about the book "Deceptivly Delicous" its by Jessica Sienfeld and she used vegie puree's to make "kids foods"...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-12-2012, 07:48 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 6,781
Posted By erinalexmom
Joyce, no worries. Its just people on this board...

Joyce, no worries. Its just people on this board are really eager to get upset if you admit "thoughts/vents" you have about the kids and I just hate drama. So I am not angry honestly.There is always...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-12-2012, 07:39 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 6,781
Posted By erinalexmom
preschool/daycare teacher. This is him exactly!...

preschool/daycare teacher. This is him exactly! No ability to think for himself and its because everyone does the thinking for him. He is full time. Yes if you know any tips PM me! would love to hear...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-12-2012, 07:35 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 6,781
Posted By erinalexmom
sahm2three yes he is like this exactly. Its not...

sahm2three yes he is like this exactly. Its not that he doesn't want to listen its like he "can't" listen KWIM?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-12-2012, 07:32 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 6,781
Posted By erinalexmom
Thank You! I will try this :) He's a kindhearted...

Thank You! I will try this :) He's a kindhearted little guy-that he is good at for sure :)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-12-2012, 07:12 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 6,781
Posted By erinalexmom
Countrymom thank you for your reply. I agree with...

Countrymom thank you for your reply. I agree with you completely.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-12-2012, 07:11 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 6,781
Posted By erinalexmom
Joyce I am not writing off "the kid" I am writing...

Joyce I am not writing off "the kid" I am writing off the parents and just trying to accept what the situation is and that the parents will never change. I already asked Michael to delete this and he...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-12-2012, 06:12 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 6,781
Posted By erinalexmom
Pitter Patter you have not offended me. You seem...

Pitter Patter you have not offended me. You seem to really want to help me. Thanks :)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-12-2012, 06:01 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 6,781
Posted By erinalexmom
Thanks Blackcat! You have helped me more than...

Thanks Blackcat! You have helped me more than once and I appreciate it. I will be working hard to brainstorm ways to get through to this little guy. I already don't turn on the TV the entire time he...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-12-2012, 05:43 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 6,781
Posted By erinalexmom
Deleting my posts

Deleting my posts
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-12-2012, 05:36 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 6,781
Posted By erinalexmom
Deleting my posts

Deleting my posts
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-12-2012, 05:26 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,208
Posted By erinalexmom
I never lost one in my care. I have lost people...

I never lost one in my care. I have lost people in my nursing job. As far as daycare kids go. I had a little girl in the daycare center I worked at when she was 2. When she was 4 her mother locked...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-12-2012, 04:24 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 6,781
Posted By erinalexmom
Thank you! This is great advice!

Thank you! This is great advice!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-12-2012, 04:11 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 6,781
Posted By erinalexmom
I have offended many people on this board and I...

I have offended many people on this board and I do most time I post it seems so I will just ask Michael to remove this whole post. Thank You to the people who really tried to help me.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-12-2012, 03:49 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 6,781
Posted By erinalexmom
Silver Sabre thanks I was wondering about the...

Silver Sabre thanks I was wondering about the Auditory Processing myself. I will look more into that.

e.j. thank you for that viewpoint. I appreciate it.


Daycare, what you have said about...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-12-2012, 03:19 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 6,781
Posted By erinalexmom
Nevermind please just ignore this post. Sorry I...

Nevermind please just ignore this post. Sorry I asked.:(
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-12-2012, 03:18 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 6,781
Posted By erinalexmom
Deleting my posts

Deleting my posts
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-12-2012, 02:55 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 6,781
Posted By erinalexmom
How Do You Accept A Child Who Is Not Smart?

This thread opened a whole can of worms when I really just wanted some help. Thank you to those who did help. I will be deleting any posts I am allowed.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-11-2012, 06:40 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,297
Posted By erinalexmom
I like the idea of who causes the most chaos. I'm...

I like the idea of who causes the most chaos. I'm going to think about that. I will admit that I am one who likes to run around. I HATE feeling stuck in my house! That's one reason I thought of only...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-11-2012, 06:29 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,297
Posted By erinalexmom
One positive is my sister quit her job in...

One positive is my sister quit her job in December to become a stay at home mother. So she has my nephew with her now. So then I am down one. Its also good cause I wasn't getting paid to keep him...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-11-2012, 06:02 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,297
Posted By erinalexmom
I know my limits! Now what?

I used to be full everyday.This was 5 kids and my nephew and my 2 kids and my daughter is home schooled. So many days I would have 8 kids in my house in a day. For me personally that is way too many....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-29-2011, 05:02 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,770
Posted By erinalexmom
Awsome! As a parent I would be thrilled for my...

Awsome! As a parent I would be thrilled for my provider to do things like this for my kids! I want to be like Michelle and take the daycare kids to everything. We'll see how it goes!;)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-29-2011, 04:58 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,264
Posted By erinalexmom
I love my best friend but when her kids were...

I love my best friend but when her kids were young they were the same way. Total little turds! What I did was make every get together a 'girls night out" and just get together with her one on one....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-29-2011, 05:19 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,884
Posted By erinalexmom
For my own sanity I have learned that I cannot...

For my own sanity I have learned that I cannot change parenting. This sounds like a parenting issue and these kids are old enough to know better. Thier parents probably just let them get by with this...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-29-2011, 04:48 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,307
Posted By erinalexmom
I hate to jump on the bandwagon of Autism but I...

I hate to jump on the bandwagon of Autism but I did have a child in daycare who was Autistic and he acted just like this :(
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-21-2011, 02:29 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,451
Posted By erinalexmom
All my children are the babies of the family by...

All my children are the babies of the family by several years and oh my gosh! Drives me crazy! They are way to immature for thier age and continually want "entertainment" from others. But in some...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-16-2011, 11:00 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,346
Posted By erinalexmom
Thats exactly how I feel Meeko! You get prais...

Thats exactly how I feel Meeko! You get prais when what you have done merits praise!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-16-2011, 10:42 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,781
Posted By erinalexmom
Thats so funny Mel! My husband does santa every...

Thats so funny Mel! My husband does santa every year for everyone! he even has friends calling him for Christmas parties (the funniest part is he wont take any $ for it so one of his friends pays him...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-16-2011, 09:38 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,233
Posted By erinalexmom
By the way, we got out the play-do and they were...

By the way, we got out the play-do and they were quiet for an entire hour! couldnt believe it! happyface
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-16-2011, 09:32 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,233
Posted By erinalexmom
Sandee thank you so much! I love it! Mel, your...

Sandee thank you so much! I love it! Mel, your soapbox have room for two? cause I totally agree! I always think of 2 sayings that I have always loved. 1) "the thing about the rat race is that even if...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-16-2011, 08:36 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,233
Posted By erinalexmom
Mel, thank you! you should never be quiet! Its...

Mel, thank you! you should never be quiet! Its wonderful gems of knowledge you are passing on! Of course I was so sorry to read about the "abuse" you suffered at the one hour of nintendo! ;) youll...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-16-2011, 08:26 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,346
Posted By erinalexmom
Thats true I HATE to hear my name sometimes cause...

Thats true I HATE to hear my name sometimes cause I know they dont need me just want my attention. "look at me!" makes me want to run away! lol

True meeko! and when thier adults they will be...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-16-2011, 08:13 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,233
Posted By erinalexmom
bumping for more ideas :)

bumping for more ideas :)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-16-2011, 07:40 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,346
Posted By erinalexmom
Tell Me How Great You Think I Am!

Ok small vent here! What ever happened to intrinsic motivation? These kids want recognition for every little thing! "Miss H I blew my nose!" (not really but its almost to that point!) Kids are so...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-16-2011, 06:25 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,233
Posted By erinalexmom
Thank you so much for the replies! Mels kids, I...

Thank you so much for the replies! Mels kids, I look at this way of "teaching" as the old fashioned way. Do your children all come from "modern" homes with a "modern" approach? How do they do with...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-16-2011, 03:26 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,233
Posted By erinalexmom
Activities While Keeping Your "Home"

I have no separate space for my daycare/ The kids play in my living room and I got a shelf where the toys go to be "hidden" but it only has 9 cubbies. I rotate toys on a regular basis. I also...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-15-2011, 01:46 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,248
Posted By erinalexmom
Although I would love the 'adult conversation"...

Although I would love the 'adult conversation" daycare its a special needs kid who cant speak, so there goes that theory :lol: But I love the nursing job! I have been with that company for 2 years...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-15-2011, 01:43 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,248
Posted By erinalexmom
Ok so my stepdaughter who is 17 has offered to do...

Ok so my stepdaughter who is 17 has offered to do it. This will help her out with some extra $ (ill pay her a little) and I will offer it to the parents. I am going to just give them the choice...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-15-2011, 10:28 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,248
Posted By erinalexmom
Some days yes he could. He just hates kids...

Some days yes he could. He just hates kids actually except ours. I know its wierd but that just how he is. I know he would really resent it.:(
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-15-2011, 09:50 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,248
Posted By erinalexmom
Closing Early

I am a nurse and I have a nursing job that I do PRN. Well they called today and offered me a regular postion at 430pm on Fridays. I really want to do it! 1) we need the money! 2) my husband is home...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-14-2011, 10:24 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,571
Posted By erinalexmom
Thinking of Terming

Ok I think I am done with this little one. His big brother and sister are violent kids. They've been kicked off the school bus and kinds of things. Well this little guy hits someone several times a...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-09-2011, 09:36 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,988
Posted By erinalexmom
I agree that its ok. Honestly hate to admit it...

I agree that its ok. Honestly hate to admit it but I was wanting to figure out a way to barter instead of get paid. I know its crazy but I would rather not have to deal with the "income" side of it....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-09-2011, 04:56 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,491
Posted By erinalexmom
I actually would like a young provider because I...

I actually would like a young provider because I think they have lots of energy and excitement for the job. Just my personal opinion :)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-09-2011, 03:59 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,149
Posted By erinalexmom
You could also use the front of Christmas cards...

You could also use the front of Christmas cards too. Just cut them into a few pieces. Since I always think those cards are so pretty but never know what to do with them after the holidays :)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-08-2011, 07:13 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,149
Posted By erinalexmom
Free Matching/Puzzles

Ok last week I bought myself some of those Christmas tree cakes from little debbie. On the back of the box they have these "gift tags" that you can cut out and I did (I have no idea why lol) but...
Forum: Book Club - Reviews / Suggestions 12-08-2011, 04:59 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 6,449
Posted By erinalexmom
Usborne book has some awsome picture books that...

Usborne book has some awsome picture books that are "nonfiction-ish" They might talk about a specific butterfly but they really tell the lifecycled of a butterfly. They are "the butterfly" "on a...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-08-2011, 03:47 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,643
Posted By erinalexmom
I would also suggest if they can find home health...

I would also suggest if they can find home health care. I do home daycare but on the weekends I work for a home health agency. I am an LPN. (Licensed practical nurse) Our agency goes to homes and...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-08-2011, 04:40 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,452
Posted By erinalexmom
This post has made me think ALOT! Although I have...

This post has made me think ALOT! Although I have already replied it really got to me, I am thinking especially about the mom who asked me to keep her daughter longer, plus, I have been thinking of...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-07-2011, 03:50 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,452
Posted By erinalexmom
I know exactly what you mean. I think kids need...

I know exactly what you mean. I think kids need lots of time with thier parents and I noticed the same thing after break with parents.
I am in a delima right now because one of my parents asked if...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-07-2011, 05:50 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,880
Posted By erinalexmom
I really need to start looking into it. I think...

I really need to start looking into it. I think that I will start paying off some bills with my final goal being to eventually be all part time.That would be awsome! I basically want to be a SAHM who...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-07-2011, 04:34 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,135
Posted By erinalexmom
My daughter is in a charter school. She goes to...

My daughter is in a charter school. She goes to "school" two days a week. Then does the rest on-line. One piece of advice I have is, do as much as you can during naptime. Also, if you can colaborate...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-07-2011, 04:09 AM
Replies: 113
Views: 11,579
Posted By erinalexmom
Got most of my Christmas decorations up yesterday...

Got most of my Christmas decorations up yesterday AND got a new dishwasher yesterday!!!!!happyface Mine had been broken for the last 6 months!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-07-2011, 04:03 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,880
Posted By erinalexmom
Part Time Only?

Ok all of my part timers are very reliable. They all come pretty much everytime they say they will. My best friend of 15 years is one of the moms. Most of them do extra favors for me.For example...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-06-2011, 04:34 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,302
Posted By erinalexmom
first school and dltk kids are both almost all...

first school and dltk kids are both almost all cut and paste and they are free :)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-05-2011, 02:18 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 11,579
Posted By erinalexmom
Sorry accidentally posted this in positive...

Sorry accidentally posted this in positive thread. But today I got to pick up my son from preschool and then I took all the dck and son to the grocery to get something I needed for supper and I got...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-05-2011, 12:48 PM
Replies: 2,096
Views: 332,634
Posted By erinalexmom
It was a good day overall. But I will say that...

It was a good day overall. But I will say that today I was able to pick my son up from preschool, go to the grocery store for a couple things I needed for supper and cook my supper. All while "on the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-02-2011, 12:32 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,461
Posted By erinalexmom
My Kids and Nap!

I swear if my kids wake up my daycare kids one more time I am going to go crazy!!!! Why must they be loud or walk/run through the house loudly EVERYDAY. Everyday one or the other of my kids wakes up...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-02-2011, 10:49 AM
Replies: 113
Views: 11,579
Posted By erinalexmom
I have had the best week I have ver had since...

I have had the best week I have ver had since opening this week :) Kids have been creative, playing on thier own, not much in the way of fighting and generally a happy place to be :)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-01-2011, 03:29 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 11,579
Posted By erinalexmom
I only had 3 kids today. Everyone was good. The...

I only had 3 kids today. Everyone was good. The dcb that I am transitioning from a pack n play to a cot did really well today (this is the 3rd day) and I got an awsome text from a dcd today : "We...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-01-2011, 12:55 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,431
Posted By erinalexmom
WOO HOO! Good for you happyface

WOO HOO! Good for you happyface
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-30-2011, 06:23 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,589
Posted By erinalexmom
My own four year old son is extrememly loud! Even...

My own four year old son is extrememly loud! Even in speaking. Next well baby check I am having his hearing tested. I cannot tell you how many times in a day I say "bub INSIDE voice!" But many times...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-28-2011, 09:04 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,437
Posted By erinalexmom
My DD is 6 and I will say she very rarely tells...

My DD is 6 and I will say she very rarely tells me she's bored but it has happened more this year than before. Its not during daycare though. Its after hours. I am going to be getting her a craft...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-25-2011, 12:27 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,563
Posted By erinalexmom
Do you have a restroom down there? Because I am...

Do you have a restroom down there? Because I am wanting to do the same thing but ours has no bathroom. If you dont what were you planning on doing about that?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-21-2011, 06:54 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,022
Posted By erinalexmom
I need the break! I am so happy! Although I am...

I need the break! I am so happy! Although I am going to be spending the whole time cleaning but I am going to feel so much better when my house doesnt look like I belong on Hoarders!;)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-19-2011, 03:49 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,880
Posted By erinalexmom
excelent idea e.j.!I will definitly be making a...

excelent idea e.j.!I will definitly be making a concentration games as soon as I can get enough lids! I had doen the same thing on index cards but I was alwasy so worried about them bending up the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-18-2011, 02:32 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,880
Posted By erinalexmom
Thats cute daycare! You could even glue different...

Thats cute daycare! You could even glue different color feathers to the clothespins so that they would be making a "tail" for the turkey :)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-17-2011, 10:51 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,418
Posted By erinalexmom
I am full but its because our local factory has...

I am full but its because our local factory has had no layoffs and 3 daycares in town have went out of business in the last 6 months. So I am about the only game in town ;)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-16-2011, 11:14 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,553
Posted By erinalexmom
Tell Me Your Schedule And Ages

Can you please tell me your schedule and what age children you care for? I am trying to make some changes and was wondering what works for everyone else. Can you please tell me if you like your...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-14-2011, 03:03 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,198
Posted By erinalexmom
Dont worry I think things like this too. Like...

Dont worry I think things like this too. Like where the heck are Max and Rubies parents. And why hasn't anyone called CPS on Dora's parents for neglect. I mean seriously, what kind of parent lets...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-14-2011, 09:57 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,067
Posted By erinalexmom
My husband always said when our kids were...

My husband always said when our kids were babies....nothing makes a baby have to poop more than a clean diaper and nothing makes them more nauseated than a clean shirt! :lol: (meaning if you put on a...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-14-2011, 09:53 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,131
Posted By erinalexmom
cdiff is when someone has taken an antibiotic and...

cdiff is when someone has taken an antibiotic and in thier gut when it kills off the bad bacteria it also kills off the good. So they end up with severe loose stools and can even become dehydrated....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-14-2011, 09:49 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 8,076
Posted By erinalexmom
I would say that I have many pet peaves but I...

I would say that I have many pet peaves but I will say that they all mostly come down to this "the world revolves around children" its all about what they want and they are in control. Dont like it...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-14-2011, 09:35 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,131
Posted By erinalexmom
It is highly contagious! In a hospital the...

It is highly contagious! In a hospital the patient is in isolation (meaning anyone who goes in the room has to wear a plastic gown and gloves) these kids should not be in your care until the test...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-10-2011, 09:04 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,841
Posted By erinalexmom
I am making a slideshow of all the kids. Setting...

I am making a slideshow of all the kids. Setting it to music,burning it onto discs. There ya go. I will also make a photo collage of each child and give to each parent. Thats it :)
As far as the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-08-2011, 08:22 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,439
Posted By erinalexmom
Thanks so much! :) I will do that for my older...

Thanks so much! :) I will do that for my older ones :) I have a variety of ages. I have from 14 months all the way up to 6. Thats a great idea. Keep them coming!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-08-2011, 05:04 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,439
Posted By erinalexmom
Need Ideas

Ok I need activity ideas and toys that promote logic/reasoning and what I basically call "common sense" Any ideas? I am already working on increasing my puzzle collection and block collection (with...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-08-2011, 03:10 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,997
Posted By erinalexmom
I would go with some "real life" things. Like...

I would go with some "real life" things. Like teaching her to cook or do some crafts that are "real" like make a blanket kits or something. These are valuable things she can use later in life. For my...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-07-2011, 12:49 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,597
Posted By erinalexmom
Need Help About a delayed 3 year old

Nevermind I googled it! :) Thanks anyway :)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-07-2011, 08:26 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,896
Posted By erinalexmom
They have never asked but they all live and work...

They have never asked but they all live and work close so its not really an issue. Plus, I now have everyones coat and shoes on and the child waiting at the door. So its see ya tommorrow! Have a good...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-06-2011, 10:35 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,093
Posted By erinalexmom
I homeschool. I wouldnt do it any other way. Part...

I homeschool. I wouldnt do it any other way. Part of the reason that I started the daycare was to help my daughter with her schooling. We do her work during nap.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-06-2011, 10:32 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,185
Posted By erinalexmom
That last boy was the best! He was telling the...

That last boy was the best! He was telling the mom the right way to behave! LOL
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-04-2011, 10:58 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,865
Posted By erinalexmom
Sorry we sing the song"the number rock" its a...

Sorry we sing the song"the number rock" its a greg and steve song.They count to 20 in the song so the kids are learning to count to20
Im a terrible writer! Sorry about that
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-04-2011, 03:17 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,374
Posted By erinalexmom
I dont know about the rest, but I would do away...

I dont know about the rest, but I would do away with the drop off pick up early/late thing. I would just eliminate that altogether. But that is me because its a huge annoyance for me. I dont want any...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-04-2011, 03:08 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,865
Posted By erinalexmom
Keep in mind, you are facilitator for the childs...

Keep in mind, you are facilitator for the childs "self exploration" meaning that you are there to offer materials and ideas.
I am big on "incidental learning" though. Like I said its just the way...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-04-2011, 03:02 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,865
Posted By erinalexmom
Not sure this is what I am going to stick with...

Not sure this is what I am going to stick with but heres what I do now.
1)arrive and breakfast
2)free play and get everyone ready for the day. Some of my parents bring the kid to me in pj's...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-03-2011, 05:06 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,791
Posted By erinalexmom
I hate to say but I have one just like this and I...

I hate to say but I have one just like this and I finally bought a baby playard and put him in there sometimes. He actually likes it in there because he likes having his own space without the other...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-03-2011, 04:07 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,237
Posted By erinalexmom
ok one more question. The young 2 yr old spits...

ok one more question. The young 2 yr old spits all the time! this drives me crazy! What can I do to get him to stop?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-03-2011, 04:03 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,237
Posted By erinalexmom
I have a young 2 yr old. I honestly just seperate...

I have a young 2 yr old. I honestly just seperate him most of the day because he cannot behave himself at all. One day a few months ago he bit my son so hard he drew blood!:eek: I told his mother at...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-03-2011, 03:06 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,237
Posted By erinalexmom
I could have private messaged you but I think...

I could have private messaged you but I think these ideas might help someone else too :)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-03-2011, 03:05 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,237
Posted By erinalexmom
Okay Blackcat

So I saw your answer about the 1,2,3 thing. So you are giving a rule reminder, a warning, then the consequence. So what do you do when its physical violence with the other children? I mean I really...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-02-2011, 01:35 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,093
Posted By erinalexmom
What do you do instead blackcat? Im willing to...

What do you do instead blackcat? Im willing to try anything! Even a hog tie at this point! LOL J/K;)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-02-2011, 03:44 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,042
Posted By erinalexmom
I agree wholeheartedly with the idea that I am...

I agree wholeheartedly with the idea that I am the daycare but my husband and children are not. I made this choice and they shouldnt have to suffer for it. My dh hates the daycare and although he is...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-01-2011, 05:05 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,042
Posted By erinalexmom
your right sharlan.These kids are lonely. Im sure...

your right sharlan.These kids are lonely. Im sure they would love to be spending that time with thier own parents. Somedays I just dont "feel it" if you KWIM?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-01-2011, 05:03 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,042
Posted By erinalexmom
True that country kids! i do get tired of all the...

True that country kids! i do get tired of all the sharing my family and I have to do with the daycare kids and families but I do try to remind myself that at least my kids do haveme all day and I can...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-01-2011, 03:15 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,042
Posted By erinalexmom
Thank you so much! Im glad Im not the only one :)...

Thank you so much! Im glad Im not the only one :) I will especially take the advice to spend the time with my children during nap. I never really thought of that. All the daycare kids take a nap and...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-01-2011, 01:21 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,042
Posted By erinalexmom
Totally Should Not Annoy Me But It Does!

I should not care at all but does it annoy you when the daycare kids try to insert themselves into your family life? For example when my dh is trying to spend some time with our son when he gets home...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-28-2011, 05:36 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,854
Posted By erinalexmom
I know how ya feel. I actually dont really get...

I know how ya feel. I actually dont really get too obsessed with the daycare but I just dont do much else. I need a hobby! :lol: By the time everyone leaves and I do things for my kids then I just...
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