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Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-23-2012, 12:04 PM
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Posted By fctjc1979
Overnights

I'm restarting my daycare, so I don't have any dck's yet. I'm in the process of getting registered through the state of Iowa. I've had a couple of calls for people who have schedules that are all...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-15-2012, 07:33 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,692
Posted By fctjc1979
I like the idea of setting up a seperate time to...

I like the idea of setting up a seperate time to go over he contract and receive the other forms. It cuts out the possibility of parents needing to drop their kids off that first day to get to work...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-14-2012, 02:05 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,692
Posted By fctjc1979
Azra - no, I had those issues before I put them...

Azra - no, I had those issues before I put them on my website. It's the reason I decided to try putting them on my website.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-14-2012, 11:25 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,692
Posted By fctjc1979
That all makes sense. I had all my forms on my...

That all makes sense. I had all my forms on my website to save on paper/ink and so the parents would have no excuse to not have the forms before their child starts.

I've had two situations with...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-14-2012, 09:30 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,692
Posted By fctjc1979
Website

Do you include your contract, handbook, and other forms on your website? I currently have them on mine but I've seen a couple of people mention not sharing info with other providers.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-14-2010, 10:30 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 7,556
Posted By fctjc1979
I would never ask a daycare provider to expect a...

I would never ask a daycare provider to expect a 15-month-old to be potty trained. My 16-month-old is very interrested and we've introduced her to the whole process. She does sign-language for...
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 07-02-2010, 02:04 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 15,254
Posted By fctjc1979
I, too, offer care 24/7. Right at the moment, I...

I, too, offer care 24/7. Right at the moment, I only have one family with three girls and they only come for about 5 hours on Wednesdays because Im pregnant, my husband is leaving for Afghanistan...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-02-2010, 11:29 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,160
Posted By fctjc1979
Situations like that is one of the reason that I...

Situations like that is one of the reason that I chose to give parents three rates to choose from.
Hourly 4.00/hr
Daily 30.00/day 9 hour max anything over will be charged hourly
Full time...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-02-2010, 11:03 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 20,969
Posted By fctjc1979
My 16-month-old puts herself down for her own...

My 16-month-old puts herself down for her own naps. At 10-11am she crawls up into my lap or curls up with her big frog stuffed animal (it's bigger than she is) and goes to sleep. She does the same at...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-28-2010, 10:09 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,289
Posted By fctjc1979
Thanks for the responses, everyone. It really did...

Thanks for the responses, everyone. It really did make me feel better about where she is. She too is very advanced in pretty much everything. She is one smart little girl. Sometimes scary smart. I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-28-2010, 09:00 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,289
Posted By fctjc1979
I don't usually bump old threads but her hearing...

I don't usually bump old threads but her hearing test is tomorrow (yeah, I wrote the wrong date on the first post). I'm hoping that someone that works with her age group can tell me whether I need to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-28-2010, 08:55 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 17,034
Posted By fctjc1979
That's good. At least no one else seemed to pick...

That's good. At least no one else seemed to pick it up. Sounds like everything worked out pretty well!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-26-2010, 07:54 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 17,034
Posted By fctjc1979
Why is it that sahm2three's threads aways seem to...

Why is it that sahm2three's threads aways seem to get hijacked?

How's the little guy doing, sahm2three?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-24-2010, 10:07 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 5,313
Posted By fctjc1979
I think asking for items that people have on hand...

I think asking for items that people have on hand rather than buy is fine: like the tp rolls and old magazines. But I agree with the other posters that if it is something that should be bought, that...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-24-2010, 08:11 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 5,387
Posted By fctjc1979
I honestly don't think that the reason for them...

I honestly don't think that the reason for them leaving is you. If it was you, why would they be leaving their daughter with you longer than the boys? She does say that it is personal reasons and...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-23-2010, 09:04 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,343
Posted By fctjc1979
At this point, I think I'm going to have to...

At this point, I think I'm going to have to seperate them if if starts to happen. The dc girls are normally very well behaved and I don't normally have any problems with them other than the normal...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-23-2010, 03:04 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,343
Posted By fctjc1979
That's a really good idea. I've been wanting to...

That's a really good idea. I've been wanting to get her a doll anyway since she's been trying to play with her older sister's dolls. Thanks for the idea.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-23-2010, 03:01 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,056
Posted By fctjc1979
I can see it.

I can see it.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-23-2010, 02:36 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,392
Posted By fctjc1979
Kids being "too friendly" -- Until you actually...

Kids being "too friendly" -- Until you actually see something happen, I don't think there is a whole lot you can do about this other than to keep them busy (maybe seperated) and to maybe have a chat...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-23-2010, 01:51 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,343
Posted By fctjc1979
Hair

My 16-month-old daughter is absolutely fascinated by the three dcg's hair. Their dad is from Africa and their mom is white so they have the curly hair but it grows long. It catches my baby's eye,...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-23-2010, 09:36 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,475
Posted By fctjc1979
It sounds like she probably lives with people...

It sounds like she probably lives with people that are overly critical of others and she picked it up from them. People like this drive me crazy too. I have two of them in my family and, as much as I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-21-2010, 05:46 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,289
Posted By fctjc1979
I suppose it might be easier to say what she does...

I suppose it might be easier to say what she does and then ask people who routinely care for children this age. Oh, and she's 16 months old not 15 like I originally posted (oops).

She babbles...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-21-2010, 05:29 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,289
Posted By fctjc1979
Does anybody know if this sounds right?...

Does anybody know if this sounds right? http://kidshealth.org/parent/emotions/behavior/not_talk.html#
Their information seems thorough but so do several other sites that have different milestones. ...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-21-2010, 05:11 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,289
Posted By fctjc1979
We are very lucky in that the area we live in has...

We are very lucky in that the area we live in has a program through the school district to work with hearing impaired children even as infants. Once they can establish what types of sounds are not...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-21-2010, 11:20 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,289
Posted By fctjc1979
Yes, we were very lucky in that they caught it...

Yes, we were very lucky in that they caught it right after she was born. They screened her hearing before she ever left the hospital. They've been having her hearing checked every month or so because...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-21-2010, 11:10 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,289
Posted By fctjc1979
Hearing and Speech for Toddlers

I've been doing some research on speech for my 15-month-old daughter. She has some hearing issues in her left ear that we will be going for further testing at the end of the month. They know that her...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-21-2010, 10:48 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 4,361
Posted By fctjc1979
I know the feeling. When either of my kids are...

I know the feeling. When either of my kids are sick, I can't imagine doing anything else but take care of them. I sometimes wonder if that's part of the daycare provider personality. I don't really...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-20-2010, 01:08 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,190
Posted By fctjc1979
My husband is deploying for afghanistan and the...

My husband is deploying for afghanistan and the end of july. He's gone for annual training until the beginning of june. I honestly think that my mom is trying to help. She has been stopping by and...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-20-2010, 11:31 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,190
Posted By fctjc1979
The problem is that I already don't do errands at...

The problem is that I already don't do errands at nap time when my mom is here. She just decides that the baby looks tired and will try to put her down for a nap even if she just woke up from one. My...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-20-2010, 10:57 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,190
Posted By fctjc1979
Putting Toddlers Down for Naps

This is going to probably seem like a strange question coming from a provider. After all, as a provider I should probably already know this. How does everyone get their toddlers to go to sleep at nap...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-20-2010, 07:07 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,638
Posted By fctjc1979
I've seen several threads similar to this one...

I've seen several threads similar to this one since I joined a few months ago. It usually entails a provider not knowing how to suggest to a parent that their child should be tested and most people...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-20-2010, 06:57 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 9,518
Posted By fctjc1979
Lianne, gbcc only suggested it. It wasn't a...

Lianne, gbcc only suggested it. It wasn't a mandate. This board is full of suggestions that many people decide to ignore or argue against because they disagree. It's not presumptuous to make a...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-20-2010, 06:49 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,233
Posted By fctjc1979
I looked ODD up on line and looked at several...

I looked ODD up on line and looked at several different sites. Most of the sites talk about choosing your battles, focusing on the positive, positive reinforcement, and offering logical choices. They...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-18-2010, 07:32 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 9,518
Posted By fctjc1979
I think that when parents interview to bring...

I think that when parents interview to bring their kids to a daycare, they should be able to meet anyone who will be dealing with their child. And if new staff are hired, parents should be able to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-18-2010, 07:26 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 5,247
Posted By fctjc1979
I think that having a group discussion would be...

I think that having a group discussion would be an excellent idea. I think it would help in a daycare situation because the input from the other kids would help the offender realize that even the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-18-2010, 07:02 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 9,518
Posted By fctjc1979
Wow, I'm sure you and your husband are giving...

Wow, I'm sure you and your husband are giving this family a HUGE gift of being able to be totally comfortable with the care their child is recieving. I've known two families so far that have children...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-17-2010, 07:52 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 17,513
Posted By fctjc1979
It does seem to me that there should be much more...

It does seem to me that there should be much more concern for the very real possibility of a someone other than a parent just walking in or a kid walking out if the doors are unlocked than the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-17-2010, 03:47 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 5,247
Posted By fctjc1979
No, it's not the same thing. For instance, if a...

No, it's not the same thing. For instance, if a child A calls child B a bad name, child B hits child A, and both children get in trouble, child B may know he shouldn't have hit child A for calling...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-17-2010, 12:44 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,165
Posted By fctjc1979
I would make sure you document your side of the...

I would make sure you document your side of the story and the fact that she dropped her kid off to you today. If you have any more dealings with her at all - DOCUMENT. Any police reports will back up...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-17-2010, 06:03 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 5,247
Posted By fctjc1979
I use something sort of similar to that for kids...

I use something sort of similar to that for kids that I know aren't sorry for what they did. I've made a couple of kids say to me or their victim things like "I know I shouldn't have ........." That...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-17-2010, 05:41 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 5,247
Posted By fctjc1979
This was a really good point. There are a lot of...

This was a really good point. There are a lot of everyday phrases that we use as just societal norms that have nothing to do with how we actually feel or think. The difference for me, I think, is...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-16-2010, 09:04 PM
Replies: 2,096
Views: 332,637
Posted By fctjc1979
I totally love catching kids in the act when they...

I totally love catching kids in the act when they have no idea that I'm there. Whether they are behaving badly and get embarassed when they finally realized that I saw everything, or when they were...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-16-2010, 09:01 PM
Replies: 2,096
Views: 332,637
Posted By fctjc1979
Had a great day with the daycare kids at the zoo...

Had a great day with the daycare kids at the zoo today. I only have one family right now since I'm waiting until I have my baby to start adding more daycare kids. The family has three girls. I also...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-16-2010, 05:55 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,999
Posted By fctjc1979
Those are some really good ideas. I'm probably...

Those are some really good ideas. I'm probably going to steal them. :)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-16-2010, 05:32 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,672
Posted By fctjc1979
I agree that since you were invited and it's...

I agree that since you were invited and it's important to your husband that you go, you should probably go.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-16-2010, 05:21 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 5,247
Posted By fctjc1979
Getting some great replies here. At least the...

Getting some great replies here. At least the people who disagree with me are giving REASONS. I honestly couldn't get anyone to give me reasons as to why they thought I was wrong. Here is another one...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-15-2010, 04:01 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 5,247
Posted By fctjc1979
I also think shame - if they SHOULD be feeling...

I also think shame - if they SHOULD be feeling shame - is very useful. I really like your idea of having them apologize to the entire group. I've never done it before, but it totally makes sense. I'm...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-15-2010, 03:38 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,005
Posted By fctjc1979
I think so, too. I would be interested in...

I think so, too.

I would be interested in the Leap Pad if I had money right now.:o
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-15-2010, 02:33 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,919
Posted By fctjc1979
Thanks michael. Your comments are very...

Thanks michael. Your comments are very insightful. I know that a lot of that is going through my husband's mind. I do think that counseling would be very helpful for us. I just have to try to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-15-2010, 02:22 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,919
Posted By fctjc1979
Any ideas on how to celebrate with no money?...

Any ideas on how to celebrate with no money? We're broke right now. I feel so bad because I can't even take her out for supper. So far, we've called or e-mailed all of our relatives, made up silly...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-15-2010, 01:00 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 8,238
Posted By fctjc1979
If you speak like you write, I really don't think...

If you speak like you write, I really don't think you will sound like an idiot. Just saying. :)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-15-2010, 12:54 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,919
Posted By fctjc1979
I think I can rule out ADHD, (not that I was...

I think I can rule out ADHD, (not that I was seriously considering it anyway). Since we homeschool her, she took end of the year tests. She just finished fifth grade. For her, 5.7 is normal because...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-15-2010, 12:30 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,919
Posted By fctjc1979
Yes, she is highly creative. That's what a lot of...

Yes, she is highly creative. That's what a lot of her messes are - craft stuff, paper and crayons/markers/paints, dress up stuff, sewing stuff, etc. We have bins for her to put the stuff in but she...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-15-2010, 09:55 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 5,247
Posted By fctjc1979
I HAVE been a victim that DID get an apology that...

I HAVE been a victim that DID get an apology that I knew was forced and thought it was completely useless. In my experience as a mother and a childcare provider, those that aren't forced to apologize...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-15-2010, 06:48 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 41,487
Posted By fctjc1979
Sorry, my mistake. I've been making a lot of...

Sorry, my mistake. I've been making a lot of those lately.:D I would blame it on pregnancy hormones, but I'm not sure absentmindedness and wrong-thinking is a pregnancy symptom.:lol::lol:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-15-2010, 06:42 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 5,247
Posted By fctjc1979
Apologizing

I thought this was in the "how long can you keep a child in time out" thread but couldn't find it so I'll just start a new thread.

Somewhere the other day, someone mentioned that part of their...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-15-2010, 06:15 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 41,487
Posted By fctjc1979
Crap, I just went back and looked at that post...

Crap, I just went back and looked at that post I'm talking about and that question didn't make it on the list. It's the last question on the list on the sheet of paper I give to parents to explain...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-15-2010, 06:03 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 41,487
Posted By fctjc1979
I see you aren't too fond of my interrogation...

I see you aren't too fond of my interrogation technique. :) Perhaps you misunderstood. If you look at the list of sample questions I gave, you'll see that one of the last questions is asking the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-15-2010, 05:21 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,798
Posted By fctjc1979
I normally don't mention it either but from some...

I normally don't mention it either but from some of the posts, it sounds like this is a conversation that she's had with this mom on several occasions already. That's the only reason I mentioned it.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-14-2010, 07:33 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 41,487
Posted By fctjc1979
I think it's normal for people, even people who...

I think it's normal for people, even people who love their jobs, to complain about their job and the people they work with to other people in their field. If we were all going to work somewhere, we...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-14-2010, 06:53 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 41,487
Posted By fctjc1979
Heather, I believe Judytrickett also thought a 45...

Heather, I believe Judytrickett also thought a 45 minute time out was ridiculous -- for different reasons than you, obviously, but still ridiculous. Nowhere did she advocate a 45 minute timeout.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-14-2010, 06:43 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 41,487
Posted By fctjc1979
Why is it that you always say what I mean better...

Why is it that you always say what I mean better than I do?!?!? :lol::lol:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-14-2010, 06:36 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 41,487
Posted By fctjc1979
Childcare providers with various views and...

Childcare providers with various views and beliefs can be successful because parents have various views and beliefs. Parents tend to take their children to providers that have silimar views and...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-14-2010, 05:49 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 41,487
Posted By fctjc1979
Crystal, while I've not always agreed with...

Crystal, while I've not always agreed with everything you've said, I could always at least respect what you said as not being just straight up wrong, but I just not sure I can do that this time. For...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-14-2010, 03:34 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,798
Posted By fctjc1979
If it were me, I'd go ahead and tell her since...

If it were me, I'd go ahead and tell her since there is already an ad in craigslist. You don't want her to feel blindsighted if she sees it or someone else tell her about it.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-14-2010, 02:51 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,811
Posted By fctjc1979
I got one a couple of days ago but I don't...

I got one a couple of days ago but I don't remember what it was about, just that it had nothing to do with childcare.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-14-2010, 02:37 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 41,487
Posted By fctjc1979
It is a lot like an interrogation only I'm not...

It is a lot like an interrogation only I'm not trying to change their mind about what happened or using bright lights or anything else. :) Here is some sample questions I use:

What did you just...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-14-2010, 08:44 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 41,487
Posted By fctjc1979
I totally agree with you there. So many of the...

I totally agree with you there. So many of the "accepted" discipline techniques are reactive rather than preventative. I love how you physically set up the accepted area in order to set up mental...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-14-2010, 08:27 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,619
Posted By fctjc1979
I know! I totally wish that I had seen her do...

I know! I totally wish that I had seen her do this. I wonder how long it took her to work that diaper out of her pants!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-14-2010, 06:18 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 41,487
Posted By fctjc1979
I've actually used a similar method with my...

I've actually used a similar method with my daycare kids as my parents used on me. Only we obviously couldn't go in a seperate room to do it. I ask the kid questions about his behavior. I make the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-14-2010, 06:06 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,619
Posted By fctjc1979
I tried the backwards diaper thing last night....

I tried the backwards diaper thing last night. The only pajamas I had clean for her (yeah, I'm behind on laundrey lol) was a shirt/pant combo and I didn't want to have to worry about the diaper...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-14-2010, 05:55 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,919
Posted By fctjc1979
You know, I think he might go to family...

You know, I think he might go to family counsiling if I approach it the way the way you suggested - telling him it's for our daughter. I know a lot of girls that look for love in all the wrong places...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-14-2010, 05:48 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 41,487
Posted By fctjc1979
I never got a time out when I was a child. My...

I never got a time out when I was a child. My parents believed in spankings, but those weren't used all the time. The method my parents used were ENDLESS conversations, both parents and the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-14-2010, 05:40 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,145
Posted By fctjc1979
Especially since he seems to have no problem...

Especially since he seems to have no problem running out the door if he gets the chance. He could have been gone without anyone noticing!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-13-2010, 09:55 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,919
Posted By fctjc1979
professionalmom, I think you hit the nail right...

professionalmom, I think you hit the nail right on the head. I was beginning to doubt my own convictions because, after a while I think he just wore me down. :) I've been very concerned about her...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-13-2010, 12:23 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,619
Posted By fctjc1979
That's a really good idea! I'll have to give that...

That's a really good idea! I'll have to give that one a try.:)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-13-2010, 10:06 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,302
Posted By fctjc1979
I'm so sorry that happened to you. I was hit by a...

I'm so sorry that happened to you. I was hit by a semi once so I know it can be pretty traumatic. Good luck on the recovery and I'm glad to hear that your kids are ok.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-13-2010, 09:19 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,619
Posted By fctjc1979
She's already put her hands into the dry pants I...

She's already put her hands into the dry pants I put on her and has pulled the tabs off her new diaper. :D She hasn't been able to pull it off yet like she did the other one. I layed her back down...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-13-2010, 08:57 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,619
Posted By fctjc1979
How'd She do That?!?!?!

My 15-month-old came over to sit on my lap. She sat on my lap for a good 20 minutes watching what I was doing on the computer and then suddenly, she was peeing on my leg. I started to change her and...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-13-2010, 08:01 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,418
Posted By fctjc1979
I've never had to deal with any lefties but I...

I've never had to deal with any lefties but I know my sister helped a lot of her nieces and nephews on her husband's side with this site:

http://www.lefthandedchildren.org/
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-13-2010, 07:42 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,919
Posted By fctjc1979
I tried to shorten the post. It's still pretty...

I tried to shorten the post. It's still pretty long though. Anyway, I agree with you, originalkat, about the military school and the ADHD. I'll have to see if I can get some money saved up to get her...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-13-2010, 06:42 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,886
Posted By fctjc1979
I guess my voice does go up a little when I talk...

I guess my voice does go up a little when I talk to kids because the younger the kid, the more they tend to respond to higher pitches, but no way does my voice go up an octave and a half like some of...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-13-2010, 06:35 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,919
Posted By fctjc1979
Help for an 11-Year-Old

My daughter will be turning 11 in a few days. I’ve been having some discussions with my husband about her lately (never in front of her) because he seems to think that she is just lazy. I, on the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-13-2010, 05:18 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,409
Posted By fctjc1979
While I would agree that there is no reason for...

While I would agree that there is no reason for all teachers to know sign language, all school districts should be able to offer help to any hearing impaired student.

Having a bunch of non-english...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-12-2010, 07:05 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,409
Posted By fctjc1979
To mainemomma, Most kids, special needs or not,...

To mainemomma,
Most kids, special needs or not, respond well when things are put into context with the things they love best. Maybe on a day when there aren't too many others around you could sit...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-12-2010, 06:56 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,409
Posted By fctjc1979
to safechner It's amazing that in today's...

to safechner
It's amazing that in today's day-in-age with all the teaching about tolerance that some schools are still clueless with kids they don't think are "normal". Obviously a child with a...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-11-2010, 09:00 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,407
Posted By fctjc1979
I agree that it's not the same. I just ran across...

I agree that it's not the same. I just ran across it and it reminded me so much of my kindergarten year. The situation you're describing is WAY scarier.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-10-2010, 07:55 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,407
Posted By fctjc1979
http://www.associatedcontent.com/article/1874425/a...

http://www.associatedcontent.com/article/1874425/and_so_it_begins_kindergarten_romance.html?cat=10

This article sounds a lot like my kindergarten year. Different names and different descriptions,...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-10-2010, 10:46 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 8,190
Posted By fctjc1979
I had a three year old boy who could get his...

I had a three year old boy who could get his pants off but couldn't get his pull-ups to go down. I showed him how to put his thumbs between his skin and his pull-ups and push down. It usually works...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-10-2010, 10:31 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,407
Posted By fctjc1979
1 - I would wait a while on talking to the mom...

1 - I would wait a while on talking to the mom about speech testing. Every child is different and at two years old he's still learning how everything around him works. He may just not care about...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-09-2010, 07:17 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,205
Posted By fctjc1979
Thanks for all the replies. There was a lot of...

Thanks for all the replies. There was a lot of stuff that I hadn't thought about before. I may just see if I can advertise for second shift. That way, the kids are here when my husband is not and it...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-09-2010, 07:06 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,828
Posted By fctjc1979
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Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-09-2010, 01:35 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,728
Posted By fctjc1979
If you've only been doing it for a couple of...

If you've only been doing it for a couple of months, you are probably just experiencing the newbie frustration that happens to a lot of new providers when things don't go as we envisioned them. A lot...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-09-2010, 07:14 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 41,487
Posted By fctjc1979
I would suggest the same thing for the same...

I would suggest the same thing for the same reasons mentioned here. This also creates situations when the boy rejoins the group where kids that like to play with this boy when he isn't hitting will...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-09-2010, 06:49 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,205
Posted By fctjc1979
Looking to the Future

I'm trying to make some decisions about what I'm going to do once my baby is born in December. Right at the moment, I only have three girls that I watch on Wednesdays with an occasional extra day...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-08-2010, 11:31 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,003
Posted By fctjc1979
If you decide to do it, I would definitely tell...

If you decide to do it, I would definitely tell the that there will be a trial period. It's possible that you might be the best thing to happen for this girl but it's also possible that this might be...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-07-2010, 06:43 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,771
Posted By fctjc1979
I went in for what I thought was pink eye, and...

I went in for what I thought was pink eye, and the doctor initially thought it was pink eye, and it turned out that I had an abrasion on my cornea. It's pretty common for contact wearers. The eye...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-07-2010, 01:56 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 4,819
Posted By fctjc1979
Since I'm technically open 24/7, I let parents...

Since I'm technically open 24/7, I let parents choose either hourly, daily, or full time. Daily is cheaper per hour than hourly and full time is cheaper per day than daily. I charge the hourly rate...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-07-2010, 01:30 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,562
Posted By fctjc1979
My own two kids are almost 11 years and 15month...

My own two kids are almost 11 years and 15month old, both girls. For my older daughter, all the instruction happens before or after the daycare kids are here. We don't have a set schedule, she just...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-07-2010, 01:13 PM
Replies: 314
Views: 161,518
Posted By fctjc1979
Yes, it goes on and on, my friend.......

Yes, it goes on and on, my friend.......
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