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Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-08-2017, 03:12 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,234
Posted By Mandy
The second she touched Susie, she gets the role...

The second she touched Susie, she gets the role of daycare kid instead of daycare mom. I would limit her contact with the other kids and just give her her kid right at the door if she shows any...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-08-2017, 10:50 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,420
Posted By Mandy
Go with your gut and term. You will find another...

Go with your gut and term. You will find another client who will hopefully be more respectful than this one.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-04-2017, 04:22 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,836
Posted By Mandy
Honestly, even though education is very much...

Honestly, even though education is very much important, I would be looking at how the provider interacts with the kids. Her wording in her ad conveyed a message that said (to me at least) "Look at...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-07-2016, 12:13 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,843
Posted By Mandy
Oh and please ignore the angry face:lol: . I was...

Oh and please ignore the angry face:lol: . I was typing too fast and my tablet goofed that up :D
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-07-2016, 12:11 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,843
Posted By Mandy
:mad: You helped me pass the time this...

:mad:

You helped me pass the time this afternoon before work :lol:. I saw an ad where this one lady only charges two dollars per kid per hour :eek::eek:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-20-2016, 02:40 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,336
Posted By Mandy
That article surprises me :eek:. I'm not sure...

That article surprises me :eek:. I'm not sure why, but I think it's an era change yet again. Today's era seems to be more into complaining than anything else (Not directed at you :ouch: I am...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-20-2016, 02:29 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,413
Posted By Mandy
Smile Term now, and have no regrets after

To OP,

It is definitely time to term this child. You have tried getting the mom on board about his behavior and it is not working. The second a kid throws chairs of any size, they would be out the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-07-2016, 01:12 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,486
Posted By Mandy
Wow :eek: sounds like you had quite the day. I...

Wow :eek: sounds like you had quite the day. I keep my cool somewhat by thinking of what I want to do once work is finished for the day. I also whistle songs, and I listen to music too :) .
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-07-2016, 08:30 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,433
Posted By Mandy
Dont feel badly at all. These kids are...

Dont feel badly at all. These kids are "graduating" and to me the dad should have been thankful that you were sharing the excitement with them happyface. Communication is key though and you have done...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-01-2016, 02:40 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,711
Posted By Mandy
I know others have said this already, but I...

I know others have said this already, but I wanted to chime in too. A whole box of tissues that the kid already used up in one morning definitely means something needs to be looked at. I hope the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-30-2016, 12:46 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,179
Posted By Mandy
There is only one emoji that can describe this...

There is only one emoji that can describe this moment : happyface

Hopefully the second family is the right fit too :)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-27-2016, 11:30 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,534
Posted By Mandy
First thing I want to say, which is really using...

First thing I want to say, which is really using an emoji is this: :hug:

The second thing I want to say is you are doing the best you can with the advice you give them. There is a saying I can...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-27-2016, 10:58 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,492
Posted By Mandy
As the others said, I would also give him more...

As the others said, I would also give him more time :) . I do wonder if maybe he is acting like this because he is trying to secretly manipulate you into sending him home. If you have another kid in...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-27-2016, 06:59 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,399
Posted By Mandy
:hug: Big hugs for you during this time. You have...

:hug: Big hugs for you during this time. You have done all the right things and it just stinks that she is doing this to you. Adults, like kids, have to remember that rules are rules. You told her...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-24-2016, 03:32 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,498
Posted By Mandy
Smile Hugs sent your way :hug: I am not sure if this...

Hugs sent your way :hug: I am not sure if this helps, but it will at least help with the vacation thing. With the car trip, I say keep it simple. When my sister and I were younger, we would go on...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-24-2016, 02:46 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,015
Posted By Mandy
It is definitely normal to have a few "trolls"...

It is definitely normal to have a few "trolls" and people who don't read the ad properly when it is first posted :) . I still think people who don't read the ad correctly need to reread it again...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-23-2016, 09:09 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,247
Posted By Mandy
If that parent comes by tomorrow, send them away....

If that parent comes by tomorrow, send them away. You sent her a text with the illness policy and you turned off your phone. I am not sure what time it is for you, but whether its 9pm or 12am right...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-23-2016, 08:39 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,841
Posted By Mandy
I think all of us have had these moments :hug: ....

I think all of us have had these moments :hug: . We look back at what we use to do and then we embrace what we are doing now lovethis
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-23-2016, 01:31 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,247
Posted By Mandy
First off.... big hugs for you :hug: Second...

First off.... big hugs for you :hug:

Second off, even though I am not a provider myself, I would say hand them the letter. Two hours and five minutes is far too long for the parent to show up and...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-17-2016, 12:16 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,061
Posted By Mandy
I think it is just the era. We almost have to re...

I think it is just the era. We almost have to re teach the kids how to play outside and have fun again. In my own neighborhood five years ago, I used to see kids running with basketballs and riding...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-06-2016, 07:11 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,262
Posted By Mandy
Smile Is she dropping her kid off and then the kid...

Is she dropping her kid off and then the kid hands you the money? If this is the case, I would insist that the mom supervises her while she hands you the money. I also think maybe she needs to get...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-21-2016, 01:21 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,516
Posted By Mandy
Hope things get better today :hug: . I have been...

Hope things get better today :hug: . I have been around people that have felt "off" today too :lol:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-21-2016, 01:19 PM
Replies: 165
Views: 16,051
Posted By Mandy
Well, I am giving these candidates a benefit of a...

Well, I am giving these candidates a benefit of a doubt. I put other because last election, there was a huge fight in my city. I put safety first over voting. I must say this is not one of my...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-20-2016, 03:00 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,374
Posted By Mandy
Don't feel guilty at all :) the kid will adjust...

Don't feel guilty at all :) the kid will adjust :hug: . Hope tomorrow is better happyface
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-20-2016, 02:56 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 7,347
Posted By Mandy
I saw this post and I thought I had to comment on...

I saw this post and I thought I had to comment on it :o. Truthfully I think most speeches are given to promote shock value. If people start thinking child care is expensive, they should be thinking...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-18-2016, 01:02 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,621
Posted By Mandy
From my mother's experience many years ago when...

From my mother's experience many years ago when she did daycare, she said the answer is fifteen minutes. She had a dcb who was three at the time, and she had him take a nap, and strangely enough,...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-18-2016, 05:42 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,157
Posted By Mandy
Forgive me for jumping in :lol: . I found the...

Forgive me for jumping in :lol: . I found the commercial on youtube happyface . I should have looked to see if links were allowed, but this was too good not to post :) .
...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-15-2016, 11:42 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,607
Posted By Mandy
I also view the forum on my Ipad, but I often...

I also view the forum on my Ipad, but I often post from my laptop because I might make a typo error if I try posting on my Ipad :lol: . I did have one time this week where the forum did not load for...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-13-2016, 05:06 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,987
Posted By Mandy
From personal experience, candy as a "meal"...

From personal experience, candy as a "meal" definitely does not count :lol: .

As for the kid, if he comes in with candy again, just switch it out with "super" candy (Celery sticks and peanut...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-10-2016, 04:39 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,752
Posted By Mandy
I think the parents will have a hard time...

I think the parents will have a hard time grasping the reality that fancy or not, all of the preschool kids are learning what they should be learning for their age. I mean there is a exception if a...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-07-2016, 02:01 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,041
Posted By Mandy
I think the biggest issue has been facebook...

I think the biggest issue has been facebook having two different areas where messages get through. There is a new inbox called a filtered inbox. I have had quite a lot of messages in that inbox and I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-05-2016, 12:32 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,910
Posted By Mandy
Do add it :)

In this case I would say do add it to your guidelines with the addition that only one small dab on the wrist is allowed. If they still insist that their munchkin wants to smell like dad or mum, and...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-05-2016, 12:25 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,349
Posted By Mandy
:hug::hug::hug: for you today :) . As for...

:hug::hug::hug: for you today :) .

As for what she said to you, she is just testing boundries. Just keep doing what you have been doing :).
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-01-2016, 12:38 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,323
Posted By Mandy
Smile Im not sure if this is April fools but I would...

Im not sure if this is April fools but I would post random statuses on Facebook with different locations I was in (although I really was not). I remember last year, I put a status that said "I met...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-01-2016, 12:26 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,453
Posted By Mandy
Smile Happy April Fools day :)

:hug: Happy April Fools day. That was the second time I have seen a joke like this :lol:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-30-2016, 03:03 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,301
Posted By Mandy
Smile Forgive me for quoting your post :D. I am only...

Forgive me for quoting your post :D. I am only quoting it to share with you that someone thought it was a real house and tried to fit their bed through the door, and well, the result was not good...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-30-2016, 02:54 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,307
Posted By Mandy
Smile Hugs

First thing I want to tell you is as the others have said, you have done everything right :)

The second thing I want to tell you is in the form of an emoji : :hug::hug::hug::hug::hug:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-26-2016, 06:54 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,039
Posted By Mandy
Cool First of all, a big big :hug: for you. In a way,...

First of all, a big big :hug: for you. In a way, that DCM kind of gave herself her own term letter because she did not want to take her kid back again (over something so silly may I add.) Your...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-24-2016, 04:39 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,367
Posted By Mandy
This is corny for me to say this but.... hooray...

This is corny for me to say this but.... hooray for awesome deals like the ones you found happyfacehappyface.
Forum: New Members - Welcome to the Daycare.com Forum! 03-24-2016, 04:24 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,169
Posted By Mandy
Smile Thank you so much Michael :) . I had a new class...

Thank you so much Michael :) . I had a new class begin this week and I love it so far :) .
Forum: New Members - Welcome to the Daycare.com Forum! 03-22-2016, 07:07 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,169
Posted By Mandy
Ill clarify :) first thank you for the welcome :)...

Ill clarify :) first thank you for the welcome :) and second, some of my friends are not computer savy, so they often ask me to help them. I recently taught them how to use Facebook. They are also...
Forum: New Members - Welcome to the Daycare.com Forum! 03-22-2016, 06:43 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,169
Posted By Mandy
Smile Newbie Here :)

Hello everyone :),

My name is Amanda. My friends call me Mandy for short. My mother was a daycare provider when I was a youngster, and I have a few friends in real life who are also daycare...