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Old 07-26-2010, 04:09 PM
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Default Daycare.com Forum Acronyms - Legend

I don't usually start threads but I think this one could help a lot of those looking to for information here. I am going to create a "sticky" thread Legend or Acronym. Here are some that I pulled from today's posts and threads.

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ADD - Attention Deficit Disorder
ADHD - Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
AF Aunt Flo (Menstruation/Period)
AP - Attachment Parenting
AS - After School
AAMOF - As A Matter Of Fact
BIL - Brother-in-law
BRB - Be Right Back
BS - Before School
BTDT - Been There, Done That
BTW - By The Way
CIO - Cry It Out
CWIM - See What I Mean
DC - Daycare
DCB - Daycare Boy
DCD - Daycare Dad
DCG - Daycare Girl
DcKid - Daycare Kid
DCM - Daycare Mom
DcParent - Daycare Parent
DCP - Daycare provider
DD - Dear Daughter
DF - Dear Fiancee
DH - Dear Husband
DHS - Department of Human Services
DS - Dear Son
DSD Dear Stepdaughter
DSS - Dear Stepson
DW - Dear Wife
ETA - Edited to Add
FIA - Family Independence Agency
FIL - Father-in-law
FT - Full Time
FTR - For The Record
FWIW - For What It's Worth
FYI - For Your Information
GF - Girlfriend
HOA - Home Owners Association
HTH - Hope This Helps
Idk - I Don't Know
IIRC - If I Recall Correctly
IMHO - In My Honest Opinion or In My Humble Opinion
IMO - In My Opinion
ITA - I Totally Agree
IRL - In Real Life
JK - Just Kidding
JMHO - Just My Humble Opinion, or Just My Honest Opinion
JMO - just my opinion
KWIM - Know What I Mean
LMAO - Laughing My Ass Off
LOL - Laughs Out Loud
MC - Miscarriage
MDO - Mother's Day Out
MIL - Mother-in-law
MMK - Minute Menu Kids
MYOB - Mind Your Own Business
OCD - Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
OMG - Oh My Gosh, or Oh My God
OP - Original Poster
OT - Off Topic
OTOH - On The Other Hand
PM - Private Message
SA - School Age
SAHD - Stay-at-home dad
SAHM - Stay-at-home mom
SAHP - Stay-at-home parent
SIL - Sister-in-law
SSI - Supplemental Security Income
TIA - Thanks In Advance
TTC - Trying to Conceive
WAH - Work at Home
WOH - Work Out of the Home
WWYD or WDYD - What Would You Do?

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Old 07-26-2010, 04:16 PM
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DD- Dear Daughter
DS- Dear Son
DHS- Department of Human Services
DCP- Daycare provider
DH- Dear Husband
DCD- daycare dad
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Old 07-26-2010, 04:34 PM
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DD- Dear Daughter
DS- Dear Son
DHS- Department of Human Services
DCP- Daycare provider
DH- Dear Husband
DCD- daycare dad
Added, thanks!
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FIA - Family Independence Agency
SA - School Age
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Old 07-26-2010, 05:52 PM
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FIA - Family Independence Agency
SA - School Age
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Old 07-26-2010, 10:58 PM
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this could be a helpful thread to lots of people! when i first started on forums, i had NO idea what "DD, DH, DS" meant. i still don't use the terms cus i think they're kinda goofy. no offense, but i'm sure there's some taken.

dear daughter - really? dear husband?

i guess i'm evil cus my virgin forum mind would've NEVER figured those out without someone telling me!
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Old 07-27-2010, 02:24 AM
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I think I've read AS and BS for After School and Before School, but not sure.
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Old 07-27-2010, 02:56 AM
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PITA- pain in the , well, you know....lol
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Old 07-27-2010, 02:57 AM
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JMO- just my opinion

BTW- by the way
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Old 07-27-2010, 03:17 AM
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this could be a helpful thread to lots of people! when i first started on forums, i had NO idea what "DD, DH, DS" meant. i still don't use the terms cus i think they're kinda goofy. no offense, but i'm sure there's some taken.

dear daughter - really? dear husband?

i guess i'm evil cus my virgin forum mind would've NEVER figured those out without someone telling me!

the first time i saw someone talk about her husband and she wrote DH, i thought she meant something else
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Old 07-27-2010, 10:08 AM
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IMO - In My Opinion
IMHO - In My Humble Opinion
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Old 07-27-2010, 12:02 PM
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IMO - In My Opinion
IMHO - In My Humble Opinion
i always thought it was: in my honest opinion

i'm sure ur right - it's just funny
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At the risk of sounding like my mind is in the gutter, I have been slightly taken aback by the acronym "DCK". For example, "should I terminate this DCK?" LOL! Maybe we should do away with this one! hehe!
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Idk--- I don't know
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Thanks, all added. I also received some via PM (Private Message). I think I'll add PM too.
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the first time i saw someone talk about her husband and she wrote DH, i thought she meant something else
This made me laugh!
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At the risk of sounding like my mind is in the gutter, I have been slightly taken aback by the acronym "DCK". For example, "should I terminate this DCK?" LOL! Maybe we should do away with this one! hehe!
I agree. The first time I read it I added another letter!
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PITA- pain in the , well, you know....lol
That's the first thing that comes to mind when I start trying to decipher some of these acronyms.

Some of them are pretty self explanatory in the context, but some of them are waaaaaay out there.
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That's the first thing that comes to mind when I start trying to decipher some of these acronyms.

Some of them are pretty self explanatory in the context, but some of them are waaaaaay out there.
you came to mind when i deciphered that acronym...

juuuust kidding - really, i couldn't resist.
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you came to mind when i deciphered that acronym...

juuuust kidding - really, i couldn't resist.
It's all good-my standard response is "I've been called worse than that by better people than you"
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It's all good-my standard response is "I've been called worse than that by better people than you"
fair enough
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TFS ~thanks for sharing
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SD- school days,
JFU- Just for you.
OFU- only for you.
LU- Love you,
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Default some saying I have seen on here alot lately or that would be good to know

G-ma= Grandma
G-pa= Grandpa
BF= breastfeed/fed (can also mean boyfriend)
FF= Formula feed/fed
ASL= American sign language
ESL= English as a second language
SO= Significant other (spouse or partner/ bf/gf)
LP= Life partner
DCA= Daycare Assistant
SSP= Same sex partners/ parents
LG= Legal guardian
LC= Learning center
DCR= Daycare room
DCS= Daycare space
CCR&R= Child Care Resource and Referral
CC= Child Care
CCP= Child care provider/ professional
HCP= health care provider/ professional
HDC= Home daycare
FCC= Family child care
FCCP= Family child care provider
FCCA= Family child care association
DCC= daycare center
MAM= Music and movement
DPA= Dramatic play area
RP= Role play
MIA= Missing in action (could refer to a no show with no call)
AWOC= Absent without Call (could also refer to a no show with no call, or AWOL)
AKA= Also known as
ASAP= As soon as possible
W/O= Without
W/I= Within
SN= Special needs
NSN= Non-special needs
MTB= Mother to be
FTB= Father to be
IR=Immunization records
MR= Medical records
WIWD= What I would do
ECE= Early childhood education
CD= child development
CDC= Center of disease control
PD= Police department
FD= Fire department
LLC= Limited liability company
JSYK or JSUK= Just so you know
# M/O = Month old
# Y/O = Year old
W/E= Whatever
BP= Blood pressure or bipolar (BiP?)
TLC= Tender loving care
GAD= General Anxiety Disorder
QT= Quite time
TO= Time out
IFSP= Individualized family service plan (for special needs kids birth -3 years)
IEP= Individual education plan (for special needs kids 3-5 years)
ADA= Americans with disabilities act
NPNP= No pay, no play
PNP= Pack n' play
SIDS= Sudden infant death syndrome
SIDSPM= SIDS Prevention Measures (or methods)
SUDI= Sudden Unexplained death in Infancy
PIT- Provider in training (a new provider)
TFTI=Thanks for the information
SFH= Smoke free home
PFH= Pet free home
XDCF= Ex daycare family
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wow, the legend just grew by 100%. Nice list Starburst!
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oops, I forgot:
NAEYC= National Association of Education of Young Children
NAFCC= National Association of Family child care
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Love this!!! Thanks☺ DH= dear husband!!!! Have been trying to figure that out for years!
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