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Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum Yesterday, 09:19 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 204
Posted By Gemma
So far I've only terminated families that would...

So far I've only terminated families that would not follow my policies, and kids that had obviously outgrown my program, but their parents refuse to move on.

No matter what the reason for...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum Yesterday, 09:09 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 140
Posted By Gemma
Maybe she just needs some time to warm up to you...

Maybe she just needs some time to warm up to you and feel safe in the new surroundings :hug:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-14-2019, 02:14 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 140
Posted By Gemma
I have a registered name, but that didn't make it...

I have a registered name, but that didn't make it as unique as I thought! ....in fact there are so many daycare with the same name as mine across the States, that people might think it's a...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-13-2019, 10:08 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 235
Posted By Gemma
Are you sure you don't have a page on FB? ...

Are you sure you don't have a page on FB?


FB created a page for my business without me even knowing!
I found out I had a page on FB on accident while search for reviews (didn't know I had...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-13-2019, 09:47 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 528
Posted By Gemma
No matter what the question, I always answer...

No matter what the question, I always answer honestly!
If they like my answers they enroll with me, and if they don't like my answers, I won't want them to enroll:D
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-13-2019, 09:41 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 221
Posted By Gemma
I agree that we might not know the whole story,...

I agree that we might not know the whole story, cause it really makes no sense otherwise
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-03-2019, 09:02 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 248
Posted By Gemma
Pretty much what I do as well, and it's in...

Pretty much what I do as well, and it's in writing in my contract, yet I still have to go over this time, and time again with most parents.
My most recent termination was due to potty training, mom...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-31-2019, 04:33 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 168
Posted By Gemma
Can you please tell me what is the benefit of...

Can you please tell me what is the benefit of signing up to Scholastic? Do you get Free books?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-28-2019, 10:48 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 495
Posted By Gemma
I never served it! Maybe I'm overprotective,...

I never served it!
Maybe I'm overprotective, but I think the texture of coconut itself is too hard and chewy for the young kids in my group,
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-24-2019, 10:00 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 495
Posted By Gemma
I know popcorn and coconut (I would never serve...

I know popcorn and coconut (I would never serve either for fear of chocking) I have no idea what the rest of them things even are ..I feel so uneducated!:ouch:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-23-2019, 05:05 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 249
Posted By Gemma
Hi and welcome to the forum:hug: I don't really...

Hi and welcome to the forum:hug:
I don't really remember how long it took me to enroll the first family, it's been too long, but definitely a few weeks went by.

Do you have a web page? How do you...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-15-2019, 04:41 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 383
Posted By Gemma
That would make an interesting OT thread, if we...

That would make an interesting OT thread, if we haven't done it yet :)

As for difficult babies I had one and kept her for 5 yrs!
The thing that helped me, was going from caring for two infants at...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-14-2019, 04:48 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 754
Posted By Gemma
likethis Just about all families I've...

likethis

Just about all families I've terminated, was due to disrespectful parents that signed my contract having no intention what so ever of following my policies!
I don't have patience for...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-09-2019, 08:54 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 329
Posted By Gemma
:lol:likethis Mine have been picky ( that's...

:lol:likethis

Mine have been picky ( that's their job ) but always nice and supportive.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-08-2019, 04:48 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 307
Posted By Gemma
Thank you and same to you! :hug:

Thank you and same to you! :hug:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-12-2019, 10:02 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 763
Posted By Gemma
Glad they moved on before the situation got any...

Glad they moved on before the situation got any uglier.
Now...got any other stories to tell us?:lol::lol:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-06-2019, 06:46 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 596
Posted By Gemma
None of my dcks are coming today due to the ice...

None of my dcks are coming today due to the ice storm, it is bad out there!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-28-2019, 10:41 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,194
Posted By Gemma
I'm shocked by: 1) The level of disrespect that...

I'm shocked by:
1) The level of disrespect that some parents can reach.

2) The childish excuses and lies parents constantly give us.
3) The many hoops we have to jump to stay licensed.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-28-2019, 10:26 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 434
Posted By Gemma
If I could watch 4 kids legally unlicensed, I...

If I could watch 4 kids legally unlicensed, I would drop my license in a heartbeat!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-21-2019, 09:26 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 408
Posted By Gemma
I use the old fashion receipt book. I give a...

I use the old fashion receipt book.
I give a receipt every time I get paid so every Monday. Parents are responsible for adding them up at the end of the year.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-16-2019, 05:01 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 662
Posted By Gemma
Some people are unbelievably disrespectful! ...

Some people are unbelievably disrespectful!

No consequence= no change so try to be firm on your expectations, and don't be afraid to give her an ultimatum.
:hug:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-15-2019, 11:04 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 931
Posted By Gemma
During my re licensing inspection I asked the...

During my re licensing inspection I asked the kids: "Color or draw" (that's what I usually do) the ones that chose coloring got a coloring page, and the others got a blank page...the inspector...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-15-2019, 11:00 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 931
Posted By Gemma
I didn't mean to be disrespectful towards you, or...

I didn't mean to be disrespectful towards you, or anyone. I apologize if you felt I was.:hug:

I guess I lose it a little every time I read that what I've been doing for years, is no longer ok . I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-15-2019, 09:49 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 931
Posted By Gemma
Another thing I disagree with!

Another thing I disagree with!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-15-2019, 09:47 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 931
Posted By Gemma
I think we just have to agree to disagree on this...

I think we just have to agree to disagree on this one cause I believe not all worksheets are the same, and the way they are used could make a significant difference ...again I mean no disrespect to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-15-2019, 09:33 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 329
Posted By Gemma
I think she should close until she gets the...

I think she should close until she gets the permission to be open...seems to me the system is already trying to wipe us out by adding ridiculous rules, going against the law could result in monetary...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-14-2019, 05:08 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 931
Posted By Gemma
Is there a reason why worksheets are considered...

Is there a reason why worksheets are considered no good?
As I said earlier I only teach those kids that are interested and want to learn. I use whatever works including worksheets!
I see nothing...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-12-2019, 10:25 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 841
Posted By Gemma
I cook! I don't allow anything from home

I cook! I don't allow anything from home
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-12-2019, 10:24 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 456
Posted By Gemma
I too use 3 ring binders

I too use 3 ring binders
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-11-2019, 07:47 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 343
Posted By Gemma
likethis I agree! I do believe in some cases...

likethis I agree!
I do believe in some cases of true anxiety, but most I've seen has been either the child's way to manipulate, or the parent use it as an excuse for the child's bad behavior
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-10-2019, 09:27 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 931
Posted By Gemma
I too start with their names and only teach the...

I too start with their names and only teach the kids that are interested
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-31-2018, 02:45 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 438
Posted By Gemma
4:00am to 8:30pm it's crazy!... even if you don't...

4:00am to 8:30pm it's crazy!... even if you don't have them continually because you drop them off at school, the school drop off alone will not be a pick nick..but if you're up for it, charge at...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-21-2018, 09:40 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 855
Posted By Gemma
It shouldn't matter if they're school (or church)...

It shouldn't matter if they're school (or church) operated facilities, all daycare should be held to the same basic standards
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-06-2018, 04:14 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 481
Posted By Gemma
likethislikethislikethis This ^^^

likethislikethislikethis This ^^^
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-05-2018, 08:32 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 329
Posted By Gemma
Amen!likethis I know it sounds crazy but the...

Amen!likethis
I know it sounds crazy but the "thought= creation" thing is really true!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-05-2018, 04:20 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 627
Posted By Gemma
I always thought "Parents Night Out" was...

I always thought "Parents Night Out" was something providers offered for Free as a "Thank you for your business" gift ...I might give this a try!:D
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-04-2018, 09:51 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 906
Posted By Gemma
Hope all goes well!:hug:

Hope all goes well!:hug:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-04-2018, 09:47 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,085
Posted By Gemma
I've been following this thread as well...he...

I've been following this thread as well...he deserves to be gone!
:hug:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-04-2018, 09:45 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 648
Posted By Gemma
Yes I would say something because it is written...

Yes I would say something because it is written clearly in my contract I do not tolerate this kind of behavior in my home Pick up and drop off have to be quick for this very reason parents are unable...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-04-2018, 09:04 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 471
Posted By Gemma
I think yes some parents could/would misinterpret...

I think yes some parents could/would misinterpret and stipulate over positive reviews, but thankfully we do get to figure them out during interview and we can clear all that up before they enroll....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-19-2018, 08:27 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 695
Posted By Gemma
I hope it's nothing more than a hug can fix ...

I hope it's nothing more than a hug can fix
Hope your day gets better :hug:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-16-2018, 06:13 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 407
Posted By Gemma
Personally I would not force kids to play...

Personally I would not force kids to play together, in this case I would give each kid 5 action figures, to play alone, then talk about how much more fun it would be IF they could share all 10 and...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-15-2018, 04:36 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 672
Posted By Gemma
I used to follow the school closing but there...

I used to follow the school closing but there were days where the school should've closed and it didn't, it was confusing, so I changed my policy, now I stay open and leave it up to the parents to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-15-2018, 04:16 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 553
Posted By Gemma
I'm in MI :)

I'm in MI :)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-15-2018, 04:13 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 649
Posted By Gemma
I do not offer a discount for siblings! I find...

I do not offer a discount for siblings! I find that siblings actually require more out of me than the rest of the kids because they are allowed to "play rough" at home and not here, if something ...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-14-2018, 04:12 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 553
Posted By Gemma
I thought about switching to Adult Care, but I'd...

I thought about switching to Adult Care, but I'd have to have a wheelchair ramp.
Are the regulations fewer or is licensing for Adult care just as bad?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-13-2018, 07:36 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,711
Posted By Gemma
I wish that was the case at least these kids...

I wish that was the case at least these kids would get some parental structure, but that would take work and consistency so I doubt it!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-13-2018, 04:04 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,711
Posted By Gemma
My group is very young, yet I only have 1 kid...

My group is very young, yet I only have 1 kid that seem to get sick a lot so I would say no that's not my biggest issue.

My biggest issue has to be either the undersized dollar store diapers, or...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-11-2018, 08:03 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 588
Posted By Gemma
I've had dreams about the kids in my care but it...

I've had dreams about the kids in my care but it doesn't happen often at all
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-09-2018, 04:48 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,232
Posted By Gemma
The majority of parents that come through my...

The majority of parents that come through my daycare are totally clueless about raising children!

Self respect must be a concept they're not aware of, cause they get hit, insulted and bossed...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-08-2018, 12:58 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 699
Posted By Gemma
If I have any issue during the day I immediately...

If I have any issue during the day I immediately text parents so that there is a paper trail in case it escalates. Thankfully I have a good grip on my group, and most time I text parents is to send...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-08-2018, 12:46 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 559
Posted By Gemma
If this is what she does (crying for everything)...

If this is what she does (crying for everything) I would not have called mom, cause she's getting the attention, why would she ever stop...I also don't agree with grownups (mom) feeding words to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-07-2018, 01:23 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 694
Posted By Gemma
likethislikethis

likethislikethis
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-07-2018, 07:40 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 543
Posted By Gemma
I'm pretty sure I'm done "growing" within this...

I'm pretty sure I'm done "growing" within this job (Licensing regulations made sure of that), now I just spend my days doing the best I can to survive until closing :(
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-04-2018, 12:35 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,143
Posted By Gemma
likethislikethis:hug:

likethislikethis:hug:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-02-2018, 04:42 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 920
Posted By Gemma
likethislikethislikethi Honestly I look at my...

likethislikethislikethi
Honestly I look at my dcks when they age out feeling proud and wondering how poor their behavior would be, if I hadn't taught them rules, limits and respect
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-02-2018, 04:37 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 920
Posted By Gemma
This is me also, kids play toys sitting down...

This is me also, kids play toys sitting down (aside from kitchen room) but I do allow them to stand or walk around as long as they do it in a relaxed manner
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-02-2018, 04:33 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 455
Posted By Gemma
I take one at a time to the bathroom, wash them...

I take one at a time to the bathroom, wash them with soap and water and dry them with paper towel
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-01-2018, 06:41 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 422
Posted By Gemma
You have all the rights to be irritated! Hope...

You have all the rights to be irritated!
Hope it gets better from here!:hug:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-01-2018, 04:40 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 572
Posted By Gemma
This is how it should be with all families! I...

This is how it should be with all families!
I for one want to thank you, and every other provider that like yourself put their foot down and demand respect for their policies, the more family get...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-31-2018, 04:44 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 453
Posted By Gemma
You have all the rights to change your hours, and...

You have all the rights to change your hours, and your families have the option of finding alternative care if they don't like it :)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-30-2018, 09:15 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 406
Posted By Gemma
Depends on the kid, I use mittens if gloves are...

Depends on the kid, I use mittens if gloves are too difficult to put on.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-30-2018, 04:44 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 546
Posted By Gemma
I used to have a handbook but no one followed it,...

I used to have a handbook but no one followed it, so I turned it into a couple of pages "contract" that expires yearly.
I put in my contract all the deal breakers, and knowing that at the end of...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-29-2018, 02:56 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 6,715
Posted By Gemma
:lol::lol: Have fun! I had no idea...

:lol::lol:
Have fun!

I had no idea coloring books were frown upon! IMO those "experts" have way too much time on their hands, and very little practical experience! :rolleyes:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-29-2018, 09:37 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 381
Posted By Gemma
As soon as the child arrives, before touching...

As soon as the child arrives, before touching anything he/she goes on the potty then washes hands to eat breakfast, same before lunch, before snack, and then again right before dinner so between 8-9,...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-28-2018, 04:16 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,066
Posted By Gemma
This exactly^^^

This exactly^^^
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-26-2018, 06:01 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 771
Posted By Gemma
Yes and yes!

Yes and yes!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-26-2018, 05:57 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 525
Posted By Gemma
I was one of the lucky ones, I didn't have to put...

I was one of the lucky ones, I didn't have to put my kids in childcare but I can imagine how hard that would have been, so I try keeping that in mind in the way I run my business.
When meeting new...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-24-2018, 09:46 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,014
Posted By Gemma
Thumbs down I've had the same problem and straight out asked...

I've had the same problem and straight out asked my consultant, she said other providers use corner straps and cross them on the back to form an "x" so I said what happen when the baby moves and...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-23-2018, 10:26 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 913
Posted By Gemma
This^^^

This^^^
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-22-2018, 06:40 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 693
Posted By Gemma
likethislikethis well said!

likethislikethis well said!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-22-2018, 06:38 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 693
Posted By Gemma
Every time I went against my instincts just to...

Every time I went against my instincts just to fill a spot I ended up regretting it!
I learned to be picky and just wait for a better fit family, because it is the only way I can do this job...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-17-2018, 09:53 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 823
Posted By Gemma
I don't require any notice.

I don't require any notice.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-11-2018, 06:03 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 752
Posted By Gemma
This^^^ Or they might change enough but don't...

This^^^
Or they might change enough but don't properly wipe after a BM ...I see that a lot, but I don't say anything! I just take care of it myself shortly after the parent leaves
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-11-2018, 04:55 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 3,392
Posted By Gemma
I do understand your frustration, and I used to...

I do understand your frustration, and I used to feel the same! :hug: ...but over the years I've changed my point of view and now I actually like it better that the children are always with me, every...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-11-2018, 04:35 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 977
Posted By Gemma
Whenever "I" wonder if "I" should terminate, it...

Whenever "I" wonder if "I" should terminate, it always turns out that I should, or should have.
My advise to providers will always be to rid themselves of ANY families that cause them enough stress...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-11-2018, 04:26 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 832
Posted By Gemma
I'm originally from Italy, and they use military...

I'm originally from Italy, and they use military time there. I remember for a while it wasn't easy for me to remember to use am/pm, so I'm guessing if he's in the habit of using military time at...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-10-2018, 01:39 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,555
Posted By Gemma
This ^^^

This ^^^
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-08-2018, 08:53 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 611
Posted By Gemma
I agree with BC and I'm happy for you that won't...

I agree with BC and I'm happy for you that won't have to deal with them anymore.happyface
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-08-2018, 04:29 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 651
Posted By Gemma
First I gotta say I think you are very brave...

First I gotta say I think you are very brave putting up with such a troubled boy, AND the disrespect of his parents not answering when you greet them. I could not do either for even one full...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-05-2018, 04:17 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 731
Posted By Gemma
likethis :lol::lol: You kill me!:lol::lol:

likethis :lol::lol: You kill me!:lol::lol:
Forum: Forms - Uploads 10-04-2018, 02:52 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,281
Posted By Gemma
Thank you, Michael!

Thank you, Michael!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-04-2018, 09:13 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 666
Posted By Gemma
I'm only closed Thanksgiving, Christmas and first...

I'm only closed Thanksgiving, Christmas and first of the year
but I usually don't have any kids on Christmas and New Year's Eve either so 5 days x year :)
Forum: Forms - Uploads 10-04-2018, 08:42 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,281
Posted By Gemma
Does Anyone Have a Emergency Person Verification Statement?

My husband has been my "Emergency Person" for years, but he no longer qualify due to changes within his work description which now include frequent traveling

Does anyone have a form I can use to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-28-2018, 02:45 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 983
Posted By Gemma
I have 2 kids that smell like that! I still...

I have 2 kids that smell like that!
I still want to cuddle them so on really bad days I strip them down, temporarily dress them with spare clothes , wash the clothes they were wearing and put them...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-21-2018, 10:30 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 887
Posted By Gemma
This is sick! We live in a sick world!:(

This is sick! We live in a sick world!:(
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-20-2018, 10:46 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 653
Posted By Gemma
likethis well said!

likethis well said!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-20-2018, 09:13 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 606
Posted By Gemma
I wish I could help you, but I don't keep...

I wish I could help you, but I don't keep "violent" kids!
I've decided a long time ago, if I'm to do this job and save my sanity, I have no choice but to let whatever stresses me out, go....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-19-2018, 09:43 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 653
Posted By Gemma
I often wonder why is that? Why is the State so...

I often wonder why is that?
Why is the State so hard on us and not them? It's not like they don't know the existence of a bunch of illegal practices that advertise freely everywhere!

I quit the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-17-2018, 10:00 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,353
Posted By Gemma
likethis This is exactly what I started doing...

likethis This is exactly what I started doing years ago when I found myself feeling overwhelmed ...it truly works!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-13-2018, 04:48 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 641
Posted By Gemma
That happened to me 3 times so I stopped taking...

That happened to me 3 times so I stopped taking checks!:hug:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-12-2018, 01:18 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 356
Posted By Gemma
likethis This

likethis This
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-12-2018, 01:16 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,118
Posted By Gemma
Will do!:hug:

Will do!:hug:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-12-2018, 09:39 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,353
Posted By Gemma
Some days are harder than others for all of us...

Some days are harder than others for all of us :hug:
Can you temporarily separate the 3yr olds when they don't get along?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-12-2018, 04:38 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,118
Posted By Gemma
My prayers go out to everyone on the path of the...

My prayers go out to everyone on the path of the hurricane!
I'm praying that you all be safe, and suffer minimal damage to your property:hug:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-07-2018, 09:07 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,363
Posted By Gemma
I fix it!

I fix it!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-04-2018, 10:22 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 545
Posted By Gemma
likethis That's what I do, and new kids all learn...

likethis That's what I do, and new kids all learn it very fast.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-24-2018, 07:45 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 473
Posted By Gemma
Congrats!happyfacehappyfacehappyface

Congrats!happyfacehappyfacehappyface
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-22-2018, 09:09 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 817
Posted By Gemma
Welcome back and congrats :hug:

Welcome back and congrats :hug:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-17-2018, 09:42 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,120
Posted By Gemma
I don't correct for just saying "you're not my...

I don't correct for just saying "you're not my friend", but if things starts to escalate, I will remind kids that if they can't be nice towards one another they need to play in separate spaces
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