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  1. Thread: Happy New Year

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    Happy Belated new year! ��

    Happy Belated new year! ��
  2. Thread: Happy New Year

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    I'm possibly getting to that place too,...

    I'm possibly getting to that place too, considering options.
    Being a teacher's aide is a good option too. Then there's summers and holidays off with your kids etc. The requirements depend on the...
  3. Thread: Seizure???

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    It sounds a lot like a seizure. Both of my own...

    It sounds a lot like a seizure. Both of my own kids have seizure disorders and it manifests differently for both. My son fell on his legos for his first.
    Seizures confuse kids a lot, and that can...
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    Good advice here! I was going to post something...

    Good advice here! I was going to post something similar about a long time client who recently came back from vacation. Debating terminating due to total non compliance and violent temper tantrums. It...
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    Having a huge playroom and napping rooms means I...

    Having a huge playroom and napping rooms means I can deduct a large portion of our housing costs. I find saving money there to be the most noticeable. We've got to live somewhere and it's great to...
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    Yes, terminate immediately. Crayon kiddies had a...

    Yes, terminate immediately. Crayon kiddies had a fabulous response. You don't need to put in your contract that if you fear for your safety that your contract is over. Document EVERYTHING in case...
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    The four year old should be screened for autism....

    The four year old should be screened for autism. A 2-3+ year delay in social behaviour is the norm for kids on the spectrum. My son has ASD and a lot of the things you mention are symptoms. Anxiety...
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    Thanks all for input. Yes, Lee-Bee, there's a lot...

    Thanks all for input. Yes, Lee-Bee, there's a lot going on in the room, which is a huge part of my question. While I wipe her before sitting her on the potty, she's up and down on the thing until...
  9. Thread: Feeding 1 yr olds

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    I would say yes, if they provide that extra...

    I would say yes, if they provide that extra snack. Your rates account for the 1 meal and 2 snacks. That's totally standard. If they think it should be no big deal, then should be no big deal for them...
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    18 month old potty question

    Hi all,
    So my contract says nothing about potty training (thought I'd cross that bridge when I'd get to it). With two one years olds I thought I'd have time. One of my families has started training...
  11. Thread: I wanna quit!! :(

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    Hugs!!! I have whole weeks like this. A thought...

    Hugs!!!
    I have whole weeks like this. A thought that ran through my head this morning was "damn, they couldn't pay me enough to do this job." It's a HUGE job, but I must say it is the most important...
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    You don't have to compete with everyone. Find...

    You don't have to compete with everyone. Find your niche, and work it. Find something that will set you apart - strong attachment based philosophy of parenting/childcare, a language or skill you can...
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    Depends on the province - likely because child...

    Depends on the province - likely because child care regulations are provincially mandated. In Alberta, it does not include our own children.
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    I've had people ask about taking kids the...

    I've had people ask about taking kids the following day. I don't take kids without an interview, contract, and (recent addition) references from former child care provider. The people seemed...
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    A child who plays with their poo and smears it...

    A child who plays with their poo and smears it everywhere is not (accidentally or not) is not ready to ditch the pull ups at daycare. Okay to take those risks at home, not when other kids are around....
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    There is no question that the young ones may have...

    There is no question that the young ones may have a hard time getting back into the routine and going to childcare (after a long stretch at home with just parents). I've noticed that pattern with...
  17. You are right in feeling disrespected. Some...

    You are right in feeling disrespected. Some people feel like everyone "owes them something" - it seems like these neighbours fit that description. I'm struggling to deal with a family like that....
  18. The only licensing to do with Dayhomes in Calgary...

    The only licensing to do with Dayhomes in Calgary is through the province, through an agency if you choose to go that route. If you're private, the you are not under an agency.
  19. You shouldn't have to. There is a permit page on...

    You shouldn't have to. There is a permit page on the city of Calgary website. You go through steps explaining your home business (employees? How many kids etc) and they tell you what kind, if any...
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    He'd probably eat more if he didn't have it. It...

    He'd probably eat more if he didn't have it. It would save you money to keep him on it. Lol. Okay, I'm kidding. No one wants to see a preschooler stuck and unable to move on.
    Asking why is good....
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