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Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-04-2016, 07:18 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 700
Posted By hope
How many times a day would you suggest the give a...

How many times a day would you suggest the give a bottle? If she won't take it at first ti they hand her over to mom to nurse or have her wait hungry?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-04-2016, 05:09 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 700
Posted By hope
8 Month Old Doesn't Take a Bottle

I interviewed with a family with an 8 month old dcg. Dcm is going back to work next month and said that dcg has never really taken to a bottle. During the interview dcg nursed several times. Any...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-29-2016, 04:40 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 819
Posted By hope
If i can answer the phone, I do. If I can't, I...

If i can answer the phone, I do. If I can't, I don't. I let parents know that all the childrens needs come first. If they need to talk about something that is not on a report sent home then I will...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-19-2016, 06:06 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,392
Posted By hope
I'm sure you have tried this already but doesn't...

I'm sure you have tried this already but doesn't hurt to suggest. Have you tried giving a morning nap? Dcm could have her on a new sleep achedule that could be throwing her off?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-03-2016, 05:42 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,305
Posted By hope
I saw your post and went on youtube to see how...

I saw your post and went on youtube to see how this is done. It is beautiful! Lools like you can do soap also with the same process. Can these candles be lit?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-19-2016, 07:59 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,279
Posted By hope
I have a crazy neighbor (have posted on him hefe...

I have a crazy neighbor (have posted on him hefe before) that also has cameras pointed into my yard and do not cover any of his yard. I have had police look at it and spoke with my attorney and there...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-14-2016, 06:17 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,537
Posted By hope
Wow, that's a hard one. At least dcm knew...

Wow, that's a hard one. At least dcm knew grandparents were having a hard time also so it wasn't just you! I would ask dcm to have grandparents over on weekends and have all of them give the bottle...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-14-2016, 05:47 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,537
Posted By hope
I know it's hard and you may loose them but you...

I know it's hard and you may loose them but you did the right thing for the baby. Hopefully the parents will see that you truly care for the well being of their child.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-14-2016, 04:52 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,537
Posted By hope
http://www.aol.com/article/2016/04/13/baby-girl-my...

http://www.aol.com/article/2016/04/13/baby-girl-mysteriously-dies-on-first-day-of-day-care/21343525/

This is what I would be afraid of. I would not agree to feeding a baby with a syringe. I have...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-13-2016, 05:36 PM
Replies: 4,701
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 452,729
Posted By hope
They are all loose. This dcg has never missed a...

They are all loose. This dcg has never missed a day to poop. Lol. Today her skin felt warm. I took her temp but it was 98.2. But her skin still felt warm.
The other dcg that had all the accidents...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-13-2016, 10:34 AM
Replies: 4,701
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 452,729
Posted By hope
Dcg age 2 has been having 4 to 5 BMs a day for...

Dcg age 2 has been having 4 to 5 BMs a day for the past 2 days. Her bottom has a bad rash from it. At pick up yesterday dcm said that she would take her to the doctor if it continued today but that...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-13-2016, 07:11 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,537
Posted By hope
I would not let a baby go more than 3 or 4 hours...

I would not let a baby go more than 3 or 4 hours without a feeding. Especially if they are breast feed. Breast milk is digested quickly. There is so much risk for dehydration and malnurishment. I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-08-2016, 08:16 AM
Replies: 4,701
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 452,729
Posted By hope
She came at 6:18. I told her that if it happens...

She came at 6:18. I told her that if it happens again I will take dcg with me and she can pick up where I am at the time. And if it happens one more time after that she will be immediately termed. I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-07-2016, 05:01 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,237
Posted By hope
In the past I have went way overboard cleaning...

In the past I have went way overboard cleaning for interviews. I love to clean so my home is very clean but I worried over every little detail right up until the interview started. I had a few...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-07-2016, 03:03 PM
Replies: 4,701
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 452,729
Posted By hope
Thanks dcm for being late on a day that my DD has...

Thanks dcm for being late on a day that my DD has softball. I have accommodated your extended hours many, many times. Dcg has sat most nights with my family at the dinner table so you could work...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-07-2016, 10:26 AM
Replies: 4,701
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 452,729
Posted By hope
I had this problem with an interview yesterday. I...

I had this problem with an interview yesterday. I asked what hours were needed. Dcm starts a new job Monday. She said she didn't know her hours yet. She thinks she may be making her own hours because...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-01-2016, 10:31 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,327
Posted By hope
You had me for a few seconds as I read the title...

You had me for a few seconds as I read the title of the post. Moorea does sound nice though!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-31-2016, 12:27 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,014
Posted By hope
I think if you start caring for this child over...

I think if you start caring for this child over night here, 5 days there, the dcm will continue to ask and increase the amount of time the child is with you. You mentioned she has other children....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-23-2016, 06:27 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 787
Posted By hope
I have said often (usually when dealing with...

I have said often (usually when dealing with family) that I do not speak the language of crazy. I am silent in response to craziness.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-20-2016, 05:26 PM
Replies: 235
Views: 12,807
Posted By hope
I think you need to prepare yourself for a plan...

I think you need to prepare yourself for a plan in case she shows up tomorrow to talk.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-20-2016, 04:29 PM
Replies: 235
Views: 12,807
Posted By hope
I think the OP also needed time to think about...

I think the OP also needed time to think about what had happened on friday in order to make a decision. Had she termed friday she may have done so due to emotions being high. I think she had every...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-20-2016, 04:10 PM
Replies: 235
Views: 12,807
Posted By hope
You are right, the OP was paid for the overtime....

You are right, the OP was paid for the overtime. She did not work for free. If dcm came late this monday should OP just charge late fees again and continue on with the whole week? What if dcm comes 2...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-20-2016, 03:53 PM
Replies: 235
Views: 12,807
Posted By hope
If the OP gives this dcm a week notice she may...

If the OP gives this dcm a week notice she may end up watching dcg till 6 or 7pm every night this week. Dcm has not kept her word and therefore can not be trusted. Do you work after hours for free?...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-17-2016, 06:48 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,585
Posted By hope
Please do....i need it!

Please do....i need it!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-17-2016, 06:30 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,585
Posted By hope
I wish I knew how to answer this question. It's...

I wish I knew how to answer this question. It's the same as the "i wish i could stay home like you all day with my little one". There is no way to answer this that will please them. I bite my tongue...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-16-2016, 06:41 AM
Replies: 4,701
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 452,729
Posted By hope
I have had a lot of success with my diet lately....

I have had a lot of success with my diet lately. Lost 50 pounds. Try snacking on an apple, pickles, cherry tomatoes, cucumbers when you are hungry. If you dont snack you will most likely cheat at...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-14-2016, 06:03 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,472
Posted By hope
What does your contract with them say about...

What does your contract with them say about mandatory days? I understand they don't have to pay if not there but did you have a guarantee of a certain amount of days per week? Do they. Ot pay when...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-14-2016, 01:41 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,867
Posted By hope
Maybe raise your rates to cover this. Let each...

Maybe raise your rates to cover this. Let each family that has said that they will be leaving before the end of the summer know that there will be a rate increase to cover the vacation that they...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-10-2016, 03:49 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,769
Posted By hope
The burn out is very real. I find the stress of...

The burn out is very real. I find the stress of keeping everyone safe and happy is harder than the boredom. When I am stressed I try to exercise, plan healthier meals to give me more energy to get...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-03-2016, 06:23 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 938
Posted By hope
Well then DCM, you will have to provide clean...

Well then DCM, you will have to provide clean socks to leave here because I need dcb to be wearing clean clothes each day.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-17-2016, 07:29 PM
Replies: 211
Views: 10,931
Posted By hope
I wouldn't do it. What could dcd say that would...

I wouldn't do it. What could dcd say that would change any of this? Dcb does not need a goodbye. This is their issue to deal with now. I would be done with it.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-17-2016, 05:45 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,050
Posted By hope
This seems casual and I do think they would jump...

This seems casual and I do think they would jump on it.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-17-2016, 05:43 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,050
Posted By hope
True. Thanks. I needed to hear that.

True. Thanks. I needed to hear that.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-16-2016, 05:47 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,050
Posted By hope
Date Night

In December I had my first daycare "date night". It was a success. The parents loved it. But it was free. It was my personal gift to the parents for the holiday. I really, really have great parents...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-16-2016, 04:50 PM
Replies: 211
Views: 10,931
Posted By hope
For those who say not to take it personal, you...

For those who say not to take it personal, you are way more stronger than I. Yes, we are in a business, a customer service business. But we are not selling door knobs or sweaters. We are caring for...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-12-2016, 01:29 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 874
Posted By hope
I just tried to put one 3 ounce warmed bag into a...

I just tried to put one 3 ounce warmed bag into a bottle and feed while the other stays in the warm water. I then refilled and it seemed to work.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-12-2016, 11:21 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,976
Posted By hope
I'm so sorry. This is not fair. I wouldn't fight...

I'm so sorry. This is not fair. I wouldn't fight the tears. Have a good cry. Then breath and know that the truth is on your side.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-12-2016, 08:34 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 874
Posted By hope
Thank you everyone! I have a one day extra suply...

Thank you everyone! I have a one day extra suply for part timers and an extra week suply if full time. Right now I have a part time baby. I put each frozen individual storage bag together in one...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-12-2016, 06:25 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 874
Posted By hope
Breast Milk

How do you store breast milk? How much do you require per day or week? How do you defrost? How do you warm? I am interested in seeing if there are easier ways to be doing this.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-11-2016, 01:18 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,976
Posted By hope
She doesn't have time to talk to her own child?...

She doesn't have time to talk to her own child? It is Thursday. She doesn't have a few minutes in the next 48 hours to talk to her child? Sad.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-11-2016, 01:13 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 736
Posted By hope
1. To put my family first. This is a business. ...

1. To put my family first. This is a business.
2. To give it my all but if my all can't make it work, term asap.
3. To be paid upfront, have everything in writing and signed.
4. I am not a...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-03-2016, 05:30 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,216
Posted By hope
I would term for lack of communication. If they...

I would term for lack of communication. If they truly thought this happened then they could discuss it with you or the authorities. They could have returned your call, text or email explaining that...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-12-2016, 06:06 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,131
Posted By hope
I agree with PP's. This little girl needs care...

I agree with PP's. This little girl needs care under someone who deals with disabilities. Don't beat yourself up for not being able to tolerate it. It is difficult. You want the best for her and it...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-12-2016, 11:16 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,224
Posted By hope
I don't do it just because the schools do it. It...

I don't do it just because the schools do it. It is just one of the things they do that I agree with.
If it is snowing I ask parents to bring snow suits and we play in the snow throughout the day. ...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-12-2016, 10:36 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,224
Posted By hope
40 or below we are indoors. That is the rule the...

40 or below we are indoors. That is the rule the elementary schools here follow. I like it.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-11-2016, 04:20 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 690
Posted By hope
To update, dcm took dcg to pediatrition and they...

To update, dcm took dcg to pediatrition and they ruled out anything worrisome. She has a well visit at the end of the month so they will monitor. Today she only stuttered once so I feel kind of...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-08-2016, 12:38 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,494
Posted By hope
I would probably pay to replace the window this...

I would probably pay to replace the window this time and then write up the incident and state that any destruction after this is to be paid by the parent and have her sign. I would also have a...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-08-2016, 10:21 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 690
Posted By hope
Stuttering Out of the Blue

I have a dcg age 2 and she just started stuttering the other day. Not sure if you would even call it stuttering. She will say "I want, I want, I want, I want, I want the toy". She gets stuck on a...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-07-2016, 06:46 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 802
Posted By hope
If it is sensory seeking than I would try some...

If it is sensory seeking than I would try some exercise first thing when the child arrives and some heavy lifting. Have the child move chairs and boxes in an order to create a pattern, or to create...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-05-2016, 05:32 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 886
Posted By hope
Make your own anything....salad, pizza,...

Make your own anything....salad, pizza, quesadillas, tacos, roll ups, cracker sandwiches. Kids seem to compete as to who can make the craziest and tend to try more veggoes that way.
I also like to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-05-2016, 05:27 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,207
Posted By hope
Yes!!! I have one dcg now 5. Last year her mom...

Yes!!! I have one dcg now 5. Last year her mom told me that she let dcg out of the car and she walked from driveway to front door and screamed in delight "I didn't fall!". This little dcg fell so...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-05-2016, 03:22 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 938
Posted By hope
That can be a rough age depending on what they...

That can be a rough age depending on what they are used to. I always prefer to have straight out of maternity care so the baby is trained here. 12 months is when they are most accident prone because...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-04-2016, 05:34 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,056
Posted By hope
That was the first thing that came to my mind...

That was the first thing that came to my mind also!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-30-2015, 05:15 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 926
Posted By hope
Little ones in cribs in a spare bedroom. Older...

Little ones in cribs in a spare bedroom. Older ones in the playroom. Infants in my dining room for first few months so I can have be close by as they sleep. If I have a troubled napper than they go...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-29-2015, 08:51 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 628
Posted By hope
I agree with PP. That is not normal. I would ask...

I agree with PP. That is not normal. I would ask for the child to be seen by a doctor and have something written up. Do not accept child with a simple doctors note saying the child can return. Maybe...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-03-2015, 04:44 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 7,548
Posted By hope
I have gotten these emails so many times I have...

I have gotten these emails so many times I have learned to just ignore them. But lately I have been getting the same scam in text version. The person will text me inquiring about care. I figured if...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-20-2015, 06:54 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 449
Posted By hope
Thank you for the feedback. Guess sometimes I...

Thank you for the feedback. Guess sometimes I worry too much.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-20-2015, 06:24 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 449
Posted By hope
But don't you think it would prevent her from...

But don't you think it would prevent her from talking? At this age many of the babies I have had start to say words. This baby can only grunt because something is always in her mouth.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-20-2015, 05:42 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 449
Posted By hope
Everything in the Mouth

I have a dcg that is 20 months. I know putting things in their mouths is normal but it has become constant with this baby. She always has to put something in her mouth. If I put her in her seat to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-11-2015, 01:44 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 3,708
Posted By hope
I understand parents can have "me time" and I...

I understand parents can have "me time" and I normally am pretty cool about kids being here if parents say they need that time. I schedule my hours as I want and dont mind taking a day here and there...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-05-2015, 05:26 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,432
Posted By hope
What scent do you prefer?

What scent do you prefer?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-05-2015, 11:38 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 853
Posted By hope
I would love to do a PNO no charge to thank the...

I would love to do a PNO no charge to thank the families I have. I had a sleepover twice with one families children but it was more for my kids because they had all become so close and wanted yo play...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-05-2015, 10:00 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,134
Posted By hope
Chance of Acid reflux or chance of death???? Not...

Chance of Acid reflux or chance of death???? Not a hard call.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-30-2015, 09:25 AM
Replies: 1,045
Views: 192,811
Posted By hope
Dcm text me...... Dcg is mostly potty...

Dcm text me......

Dcg is mostly potty trained! She only has a few accidents a day and has to be naked from the waist down because wearing underwear confuses her. But she is going on the potty!
...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-30-2015, 05:59 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 755
Posted By hope
It always seems to be at the grocery store that I...

It always seems to be at the grocery store that I see them. This one dcm is a drama queen and was headed right towards me. I am fine with the ones who ignore me and silently hate me but I don't know...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-30-2015, 03:28 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 755
Posted By hope
Run into a Term

Last night, as soon as the last dck left, I went to the store with my own two to get some last minute groceries for Halloween. My DD spotted a dcp and her kids that I didn't take back this year. I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-29-2015, 07:13 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 946
Posted By hope
Having it on a Saturday is confusing here. Not...

Having it on a Saturday is confusing here. Not many houses are into giving out treats on a regular weekday. I feel a lot go out just to avoid it. When it falls on a weekend, no one knows when to go...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-28-2015, 04:02 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 746
Posted By hope
For the extreme like this, I believe you are...

For the extreme like this, I believe you are right. All first time moms are a little quirky. I was one myself. We worry and take precautions. But the never ending drama and complaints of some are...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-25-2015, 11:28 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 788
Posted By hope
I have bought personalized books before as gifts....

I have bought personalized books before as gifts. There are a few different websites. You can pick a story and add the names of the characters along with their ages, likes and dislikes, town, etc....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-21-2015, 10:43 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,708
Posted By hope
Nice! It all looks like it is in great condition...

Nice! It all looks like it is in great condition too!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-21-2015, 10:42 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,135
Posted By hope
My DS is in kindergarten and my DD in 2nd. Their...

My DS is in kindergarten and my DD in 2nd. Their math homework and reading program are online every night. They said once they hit 4th grade all books and homework will be online and they will need a...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-21-2015, 03:37 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,566
Posted By hope
My home does not look like a daycare. I make use...

My home does not look like a daycare. I make use of my whole house during the day. My playroom has two tall shelves that hold toys in baskets and bins. I have an extra bedroom that also has shelves...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-20-2015, 05:09 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,427
Posted By hope
I dealt with a dck with croup last year. Fever...

I dealt with a dck with croup last year. Fever free for 24 hours of course but I added that the cough had to be under control. It could not be excessive. The child needed to feel comfortable to play.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-18-2015, 05:07 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,057
Posted By hope
I have had that happen to me a few times and it...

I have had that happen to me a few times and it seems the child usually ends up sick the next day. If you don't have a policy to cover then I would text back saying that you would feel more...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-15-2015, 05:45 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 531
Posted By hope
It is so easy to burn out as a provider. We put...

It is so easy to burn out as a provider. We put everyone else first and we suffer. Dcp's demand so much and our families suffer. Glad you are able to take a break and enjoy yoyr family time....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-15-2015, 05:42 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,425
Posted By hope
Did you check the child's head for lice or nits?...

Did you check the child's head for lice or nits? I would not take dcm's word for it. I can see her saying...."oh, I thought it WAS dandruff" and your home is infested again.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-09-2015, 01:18 PM
Replies: 4,701
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 452,729
Posted By hope
I am a grump too. It has been a long day of...

I am a grump too. It has been a long day of "excuse me" "excuse me" every two seconds. I agreed to watch one dcg till 6 today and have to then go grocery shopping with my two kids who do not like the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-09-2015, 10:03 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,013
Posted By hope
Be prepared for excuses to be made and how you...

Be prepared for excuses to be made and how you will reply to these excuses. In our public schools a person is hired for each school to deal with bullying. That is their sole job and it is full time....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-09-2015, 07:55 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,192
Posted By hope
I always wonder what happens to these kids in...

I always wonder what happens to these kids in school. Do parents stop making excuses once a child is school aged? Do the parents continue to make excuses and the teachers just push them along never...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-08-2015, 01:13 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 919
Posted By hope
I like to talk on the phone for a while to get a...

I like to talk on the phone for a while to get a feel. I have had people meet here from Craigslist when I was alone and they could have turned out to be a serial killer. I did have my DH text in...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-07-2015, 05:54 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,592
Posted By hope
And i do find dcm's text response snarky. Not...

And i do find dcm's text response snarky. Not someone I would be willi g to work with.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-07-2015, 05:53 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,592
Posted By hope
I wouldn't offer to help train. If the dcm has...

I wouldn't offer to help train. If the dcm has waited this long I don't see her putting in an honest effort now. Offering to work with her on training will fall all on the provider. Provider only...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-06-2015, 10:38 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 794
Posted By hope
I am always weary when parents tell me that their...

I am always weary when parents tell me that their doctor told them to do something and it is against everything I have known. Many times it is the parent wanting something and they are afraid that we...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-05-2015, 07:49 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,510
Posted By hope
All my babies wear tights here. I provide them. I...

All my babies wear tights here. I provide them. I can't stand seeing their feet bare and cold and random socks everywhere.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-03-2015, 05:20 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 9,252
Posted By hope
Can we tag this post as #confused posters?

Can we tag this post as #confused posters?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-02-2015, 08:00 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 841
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MsLisa is right about them loving attention. I...

MsLisa is right about them loving attention. I have found that this age group likes to try to be "cool" and are unsure how to do that. Some think being cool means being the bad apple and showing they...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-02-2015, 07:20 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 434
Posted By hope
I have small plastic pumpking and soft balls and...

I have small plastic pumpking and soft balls and we play pumpkin bowling.

Grass skirts for hair, some hats, button down shirts (old from DH) to dress up as scarecrows

A witches pot and some...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-01-2015, 10:26 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 834
Posted By hope
I have a dcg dropped off in flip flops and a...

I have a dcg dropped off in flip flops and a short sleeve shirt. Dcm was bundled up in boots, sweater and scarf. It was 50 degrees when dropped off. High is 62 today. I told dcm starting tomorrow I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-29-2015, 05:32 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 903
Posted By hope
I don't. I lay down towels in the entryway on...

I don't. I lay down towels in the entryway on days the weather is really bad. Parents just stay there gor pick up and drop off. If they must vome further then they take off their shoes. I ha e a...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-25-2015, 10:11 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,179
Posted By hope
Daycare, that is great that you are able to...

Daycare, that is great that you are able to volunteer your time and help out. It will give you some great insight. Would be better if the teacher was able to handle it herself but since that is not...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-25-2015, 07:22 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 878
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Every 5 minutes is a lot. I would call for pick up

Every 5 minutes is a lot. I would call for pick up
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-24-2015, 07:46 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,134
Posted By hope
Could you give her a big towel or blanket to sit...

Could you give her a big towel or blanket to sit on with her toys? Make a rule that no one goes on her blanket. As time goes on make the blanket smaller therefore making her personal space smaller.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-24-2015, 07:15 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,825
Posted By hope
I don't believe that her being licensed would...

I don't believe that her being licensed would have prevented the child's death but it would have held her accountable to keep better ratios. 17 children for a privider is way too many to be looked...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-24-2015, 05:25 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,825
Posted By hope
A parent leaving a child in illegal unlicensed...

A parent leaving a child in illegal unlicensed care, especially when way over ratio, is the same to me as a parent leaving their child with a 7 year old. The parent knowingly let someone who is...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-22-2015, 02:31 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 880
Posted By hope
If a parent picks up early I may be on a walk, at...

If a parent picks up early I may be on a walk, at the local playground, or in my backyard. My door is only unlocked during pick up times so they would knock and if no one answers they would call my...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-18-2015, 10:27 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 807
Posted By hope
I don't even like discussing a potential spot...

I don't even like discussing a potential spot with neighbors anymore. I watched one that was noy a good fit and became awkward when I yold them so. Then a classmates mom of my DD asked me about care...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-17-2015, 01:21 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,179
Posted By hope
How long ago did you email her? I think skipping...

How long ago did you email her? I think skipping out on back to school night os skipping out of a big part of her job. Maybe (hoping) she does have a reasonable excuse and it's not what you think. I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-17-2015, 10:00 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,179
Posted By hope
Willow, I do not think that taking away a child's...

Willow, I do not think that taking away a child's recess time alone will solve the problem but I do think it can be used as a step towards a solution. My DD also has disabilities and organization and...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-16-2015, 07:18 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,179
Posted By hope
In regards to the homework, if the folder or...

In regards to the homework, if the folder or assignment is not brought home than ds needs to do his missed assignment the following day during recess. He will only forget once.
As for the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-16-2015, 11:13 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 857
Posted By hope
At 3 weeks she should have some sort of...

At 3 weeks she should have some sort of improvement. Have you talked with parents about helping in the transition? Are they co sleeping, carrying dcg around everywhere?
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