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Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-12-2015, 05:30 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,241
Posted By cheerfuldom
I used to do that scheduled and I personally...

I used to do that scheduled and I personally think that that is too long for most kids unless they are coming for a few days a week. every single day is way too much
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-07-2015, 07:35 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,751
Posted By cheerfuldom
why is she still looking if she already has been...

why is she still looking if she already has been offered $50 a week with her schedule? i say she is lying
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-06-2015, 04:26 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,589
Posted By cheerfuldom
Take the job. The only thing holding you back is...

Take the job. The only thing holding you back is having to tell the parents. Send out term notices and be done with it. This job sounds ideal.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-06-2015, 04:00 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 900
Posted By cheerfuldom
ugh. I totally feel for you. I had the EXACT...

ugh. I totally feel for you. I had the EXACT situation with two (one of them being my child). It was so exhausting to care for them and honestly, I never was able to really work well with them. I did...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-03-2015, 08:31 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,438
Posted By cheerfuldom
If parents wanted to skip the Dunkins line, they...

If parents wanted to skip the Dunkins line, they could do the same thing at home and make their own drink to go. For me, I would not want daycare parents hanging around and chatting in the kitchen....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-30-2015, 06:29 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,449
Posted By cheerfuldom
I would call the dept. and let them know exactly...

I would call the dept. and let them know exactly what happened.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-29-2015, 08:06 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,024
Posted By cheerfuldom
I am confused why this child is with you for...

I am confused why this child is with you for those hours? I cannot imagine that his parents are both working 13 hours a day plus every other weekend. Who works those kinds of hours?!?! My guess is...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-26-2015, 09:29 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,023
Posted By cheerfuldom
yeah I cant imagine who can even manage those...

yeah I cant imagine who can even manage those hours unless it was two parents on odd schedules to accommodate the late dropoff and early pickup. I hope things work out for you though.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-25-2015, 05:04 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,252
Posted By cheerfuldom
yes I just cannot believe that all this only...

yes I just cannot believe that all this only happens at daycare. If she is vomiting that bad and that often, no wonder she is crying. Part time care if very hard on infants. It is normal for them to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-23-2015, 02:25 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,899
Posted By cheerfuldom
I think you did the right thing.

I think you did the right thing.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-22-2015, 02:27 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,223
Posted By cheerfuldom
The mother wrote an article with her side of the...

The mother wrote an article with her side of the story. There is also a review she wrote on the restaurant. The owner responded back with a long paragraph FULL of curse words and threats (this was...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-22-2015, 06:45 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,252
Posted By cheerfuldom
I personally have termed over this but it always...

I personally have termed over this but it always included an unhappy baby and feeding issues.

If the baby is a happy baby, I would just make some changes to accommodate the extra mess.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-21-2015, 11:34 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,278
Posted By cheerfuldom
are there other behavioral issues with her or is...

are there other behavioral issues with her or is it just mealtime only
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-20-2015, 07:39 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,640
Posted By cheerfuldom
Yes sensory kids often times have feeding issues....

Yes sensory kids often times have feeding issues.

As for the original DCM in question, I would not offer any info about meals as it just makes her paranoid. If she really starts causing a fuss, I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-20-2015, 07:33 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,651
Posted By cheerfuldom
to clarify, MO does allow basement daycares but...

to clarify, MO does allow basement daycares but it has to be a walk out and a kitchen must be on the same level.

so what the OP is suggesting wouldnt be licensed in MO from my understanding.
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Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-17-2015, 08:11 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,373
Posted By cheerfuldom
I believe it is a liability issue to have people...

I believe it is a liability issue to have people on the premises that are not wearing shoes. It is up to your director to talk to mom again and insist that she have shoes on. I am assuming all the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-17-2015, 01:57 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,242
Posted By cheerfuldom
Do "bye bye outside" technique. You hand over the...

Do "bye bye outside" technique. You hand over the child to the parent and close the door on them and be done with it. If you cannot meet the parent at the door, put a bye-bye bench or chairs in a...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-17-2015, 01:54 PM
Replies: 159
Views: 14,641
Posted By cheerfuldom
She is just calling to bully you. I dont know why...

She is just calling to bully you. I dont know why she would want to have her child at a place where they cant and dont want to accommodate her/her child/the allergy. Some people just dont want to...
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 07-17-2015, 01:46 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,803
Posted By cheerfuldom
Sounds like a great update! I think you...

Sounds like a great update!

I think you have the realistic understanding that center moms will not get the feedback and hand holding that home daycare moms get. The staff and teachers at a center...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-17-2015, 06:00 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,479
Posted By cheerfuldom
The comment about the schedule screams that this...

The comment about the schedule screams that this baby does not nap and the last provider expected the baby to nap. "Schedule issues" are always nap issues or feeding issues. This could possibly have...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-17-2015, 05:56 AM
Replies: 159
Views: 14,641
Posted By cheerfuldom
I knew this lady would call and try and bait you...

I knew this lady would call and try and bait you on the phone and i was right. You did the right think OP. It is not your problem if other home daycares wont take her, which is a possibility, thats...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-16-2015, 06:26 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,018
Posted By cheerfuldom
I view it as different because the provider is...

I view it as different because the provider is not directly supervising the child at the church whereas she would be if she was running errands.

But for the parents point of view, I would not...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-16-2015, 06:22 AM
Replies: 159
Views: 14,641
Posted By cheerfuldom
I would not answer any more calls or emails from...

I would not answer any more calls or emails from her. The decision has been communicated. I would send the deposit by certified mail so you know she got it. The only response I would give her is if...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-15-2015, 06:09 AM
Replies: 159
Views: 14,641
Posted By cheerfuldom
I wouldnt take her. I would just say that you...

I wouldnt take her. I would just say that you cannot offer a peanut free environment and you think it would be best for her to find a facility that offers this. At your own home, you would have to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-15-2015, 06:02 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,951
Posted By cheerfuldom
I agree with the above poster. I would just let...

I agree with the above poster. I would just let mom know that clearly her son is very jealous of the baby and his behavior around the baby is getting out of control. You think it would be best for...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-15-2015, 05:58 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,432
Posted By cheerfuldom
I would tell them immediately that you feel your...

I would tell them immediately that you feel your environment is not the right fit for him, he isnt enjoying being around the babies and he has a lot more energy than the rest of your group. You dont...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-25-2015, 05:00 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,437
Posted By cheerfuldom
I would talk to the parents for sure before...

I would talk to the parents for sure before making a decision. It seems unwise to make a business decision based on a comment from a relative.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-22-2015, 09:20 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,332
Posted By cheerfuldom
I would say no DR. on the younger kids, toys...

I would say no DR. on the younger kids, toys only. If she cant handle that, put the game away for now. It is not uncommon for kids her age to get obsessed with one activity.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-22-2015, 09:18 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,509
Posted By cheerfuldom
no magic cure here that I know of. I would ignore...

no magic cure here that I know of. I would ignore until they grow out of it. Keep meals super structured so they know when to expect and not expect food.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-16-2015, 08:41 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,269
Posted By cheerfuldom
agree. If they said"we are taking him off milk at...

agree. If they said"we are taking him off milk at home" I wouldnt take that as instruction to get him off milk at daycare :ouch:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-16-2015, 02:07 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,051
Posted By cheerfuldom
I would do what you can at home and be with your...

I would do what you can at home and be with your child.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-16-2015, 02:04 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,798
Posted By cheerfuldom
There are a lot of people, including me, that are...

There are a lot of people, including me, that are very paranoid about water play. I don't let my kids swim or splash pad without me. I also rarely take all four of my kids to water play if their Dad...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-16-2015, 07:10 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,627
Posted By cheerfuldom
I don't think you will be able to enforce. I feel...

I don't think you will be able to enforce. I feel badly for your situation with your son and home daycare does not seem the right fit for your family.......however, I know we all do what we have to...
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 06-13-2015, 11:03 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,836
Posted By cheerfuldom
yeah but the OP said no other children where in...

yeah but the OP said no other children where in attendance yet the provider was still requiring equipment from the mom? and talking about an assistant being there? that all didnt make sense.
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 06-11-2015, 06:31 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,836
Posted By cheerfuldom
I agree that this person was unprofessional at...

I agree that this person was unprofessional at best, shady at worst. I cannot believe that an established, reputable person is requiring you to provide basic supplies for your child.

In the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-11-2015, 04:03 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,635
Posted By cheerfuldom
I think if they pay you for full time hours, you...

I think if they pay you for full time hours, you need to be available for those. However, there is nothing wrong with requiring the week's schedule by Monday morning and insisting that everyone stick...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-11-2015, 04:01 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,948
Posted By cheerfuldom
If they are the last family there, move up your...

If they are the last family there, move up your closing time to 430 permanently because you know they can make it there by then. Tell them your business hours have changed but you know it wont be a...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-04-2015, 10:14 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 862
Posted By cheerfuldom
If you are able to close sooner, I would just...

If you are able to close sooner, I would just tell the parents that things have changed and you are going to have to end care on XYZ date. To me, you need to do what is right for you and alternative...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-03-2015, 01:46 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,887
Posted By cheerfuldom
I dont think it is weird to ask for references....

I dont think it is weird to ask for references. If you dont want to give numbers out, ask current or past clients to write a letter of reference and have copies of the letters available (basically...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-01-2015, 09:48 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 4,023
Posted By cheerfuldom
I wouldnt call what she is doing daycare. I would...

I wouldnt call what she is doing daycare. I would say that she is hosting super awesome playdates. Many parents attend and it is for short periods. A working parent would not be getting daycare from...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-30-2015, 04:37 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,755
Posted By cheerfuldom
I would do what nan said. let him do his thing...

I would do what nan said. let him do his thing till he was all cried out. could take a few weeks so its up to you if you can handle that. I dont carry kids, hold for naps, etc. etc. So he would get...
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 05-30-2015, 07:33 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,721
Posted By cheerfuldom
I think i would do two separate places. your...

I think i would do two separate places. your older son has a lot of changes right now and it is not an ideal time to take him from a familiar place right when he is getting a new sibling. He would...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-28-2015, 01:30 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 939
Posted By cheerfuldom
Replace your kids and pay your bills. You...

Replace your kids and pay your bills.

You dont know for sure why Dad was fired anyway, not that it matters.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-28-2015, 08:55 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 889
Posted By cheerfuldom
I think you covered it all. As long as you get...

I think you covered it all. As long as you get payment in advance, I would go with it. For me, I would require cash for a temporary situation. By the time a check didnt clear, you would have already...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-28-2015, 08:46 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,867
Posted By cheerfuldom
I would not change anything other than to tell...

I would not change anything other than to tell the kids "thats what babies do" when they complain. The baby is a part of the group and I wouldnt do anything other than make sure baby is safe and not...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-28-2015, 07:34 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 932
Posted By cheerfuldom
I would wait if you can. At 8 weeks maternity...

I would wait if you can. At 8 weeks maternity leave, you more than likely will lose all your families and have to restart over.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-28-2015, 07:31 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 681
Posted By cheerfuldom
I breastfeed without a cover but discreetly...

I breastfeed without a cover but discreetly whenever i needed to but no in front of the daycare parents. It was never an issue.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-28-2015, 07:30 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 882
Posted By cheerfuldom
I would leave him with no reminders.....possibly...

I would leave him with no reminders.....possibly move the spot farther away or have him face away from the kids. I would leave some books there or a quiet activity so it is less of a punishment and...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-27-2015, 01:35 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,209
Posted By cheerfuldom
I enjoy having an assistant but yes, it is hard...

I enjoy having an assistant but yes, it is hard to find and keep one. mainly because it is a poorly paid position and usually part time hours. just like any job like that, the turnover is high. its...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-27-2015, 10:30 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,801
Posted By cheerfuldom
I dont charge for summers. This is what keeps...

I dont charge for summers. This is what keeps teachers here. Works out great for me because I have four kids (who are home most of the summer) and i get off earlier during the school year. Kids are...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-26-2015, 05:58 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,170
Posted By cheerfuldom
I would suggest keeping your teaching job. It is...

I would suggest keeping your teaching job. It is challenging to interview and start home childcare but to do so when you know that you likely will be adding to your family soon is going to be a lot....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-26-2015, 12:41 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 861
Posted By cheerfuldom
I think it depends. I personally would let the...

I think it depends. I personally would let the two go that you are wanting to let go and then see how much that reduces things. Perhaps hiring an assistant would be a better way to go so that is...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-26-2015, 11:36 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,104
Posted By cheerfuldom
I check FB too. I don't trust everything I see...

I check FB too. I don't trust everything I see online but you can gather info about a family. For instance, if the parents post a lot of baby wearing and cosleeping pictures, I know to ask about...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-26-2015, 05:03 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,056
Posted By cheerfuldom
It sounds like he isnt ready for this concept...

It sounds like he isnt ready for this concept yet. I personally don't have an issue with setting him at the table in a booster seat with activities or in a high chair. If licensing allows that. and...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-23-2015, 09:22 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 4,023
Posted By cheerfuldom
I am curious if the your school screens the...

I am curious if the your school screens the parents at all? I saw one local co op that does background checks on parents but most do nothing at all. Its like an open door there. That was my worry...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-23-2015, 01:51 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 4,023
Posted By cheerfuldom
never mind.....I saw online that you have to be...

never mind.....I saw online that you have to be over 2.5 to go there, it is part time only, 2 or 3 days a week for a couple hours a day. So this program is not for the full time working parent unless...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-23-2015, 01:28 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 4,023
Posted By cheerfuldom
Anyone know the staff ratio at a place like Bev's?

Anyone know the staff ratio at a place like Bev's?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-23-2015, 01:25 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 4,023
Posted By cheerfuldom
I am watching this video right now. Looks like a...

I am watching this video right now. Looks like a lovely place, but no, not realistic for a person's home.

I think that when parent's present play based or other alternative preschools, like...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-23-2015, 01:11 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,264
Posted By cheerfuldom
a lot of providers do not take infants, don't...

a lot of providers do not take infants, don't feel bad! I only take one under 12 months at a time because any more than that and there is just too much crying in the house. Enrollment is only...
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 05-23-2015, 05:41 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 9,562
Posted By cheerfuldom
omg. hilariously self righteous. I do have...

omg. hilariously self righteous.

I do have a clue what your job entails. Many of us here are educated and have or do work in centers. We know what your job is for goodness sakes and we know what...
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 05-22-2015, 05:43 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 9,562
Posted By cheerfuldom
Working at a daycare is STILL not the same thing...

Working at a daycare is STILL not the same thing as running your own in-home. Again, come back and see how you feel when you have actually done our job. Right now you are doing about half of the job,...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-22-2015, 05:38 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 969
Posted By cheerfuldom
I would ask mom too. I had a super whiny kid and...

I would ask mom too. I had a super whiny kid and found out that mom had an evening sitter and he was going a couple days a week with barely seeing his parents!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-21-2015, 02:17 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,668
Posted By cheerfuldom
IMO Parents cannot nitpick about a programs meal...

IMO Parents cannot nitpick about a programs meal plan when they already signed on knowing you would be following the USDA guide. If you have meal plans ahead of time, I would give her a copy and she...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-21-2015, 02:10 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 970
Posted By cheerfuldom
all of the above posts are right. and some...

all of the above posts are right.

and some kids just aren't hands on. They don't want to touch or do anything. I don't mind at all as long as they aren't getting into trouble. But yeah the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-21-2015, 02:04 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,244
Posted By cheerfuldom
I would just straight out ask her. "Tammy, we...

I would just straight out ask her. "Tammy, we have discussed the bumps and bruises issue several times before but I can see that it is still on your mind. Is there a reason why you feel the need to...
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 05-21-2015, 01:59 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 9,562
Posted By cheerfuldom
I didnt appreciate this comment either....... ...

I didnt appreciate this comment either.......

Come back when you have worked all day every day for at least a couple years and see how you feel then. It doesn't have anything to do with your age....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-21-2015, 05:22 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 936
Posted By cheerfuldom
A good curriculum that is literature based is...

A good curriculum that is literature based is Sonlight. If you look up the preschool curriculum, you will see what book titles they include and you can purchase used on ebay for cheap for most of...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-19-2015, 03:17 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,040
Posted By cheerfuldom
I agree. This really shows disregard on the...

I agree. This really shows disregard on the parents part to not see the whole picture, to not show concern for a child that is refusing to eat during the day, to know their baby is crying constantly.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-19-2015, 03:12 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,434
Posted By cheerfuldom
most people would love one on one attention for...

most people would love one on one attention for their kid. if he is happy and been there for three years, why change it? besides he may end up being the only one at a center too. or stuck with kids a...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-18-2015, 08:41 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,512
Posted By cheerfuldom
Talk to the kids right when they come in about...

Talk to the kids right when they come in about rules and expectations. That is what I do with my kids' neighborhood friends. I make sure they know I will send them home if they can't behave.
...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-18-2015, 08:33 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,040
Posted By cheerfuldom
I would refuse to take a child that is not bottle...

I would refuse to take a child that is not bottle trained.

The other option is to send mom videos of unhappy baby at daycare. Be clear that this is an issue that needs to be (and can be in most...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-12-2015, 08:23 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,224
Posted By cheerfuldom
If You Have A Little Money To Spend.....

what is on your list to buy for your daycare. small and large things okay to post. links would be great. looking for a few things to refresh the playroom but not sure what to get.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-15-2015, 06:57 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 4,865
Posted By cheerfuldom
I would term immediately. No way would i let...

I would term immediately. No way would i let these parents bully and guilt trip me. No extra meeting, no discussions......bye bye.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-28-2015, 07:02 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,616
Posted By cheerfuldom
I would term.

I would term.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-28-2015, 06:55 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,027
Posted By cheerfuldom
i have a lot of parents use one brand at home and...

i have a lot of parents use one brand at home and a cheap brand at daycare. i think that is weird.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-10-2015, 04:38 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,032
Posted By cheerfuldom
usually a child is shuffled around from class to...

usually a child is shuffled around from class to class or teachers are shuffled so no one gets stuck with the bad kids all day every day. its common for centers to keep wild kids. as long as the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-01-2015, 07:16 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,229
Posted By cheerfuldom
I meet parents at the door and insist that pickup...

I meet parents at the door and insist that pickup is quick. I would absolutely not tolerate 30 minutes of a parent screwing around in the house. They are just trying to have kiddo on your watch...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-30-2015, 12:10 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,659
Posted By cheerfuldom
He's a moron. and should have taken the kids with...

He's a moron. and should have taken the kids with him to the payphone. Term immediately. or you will have the liability that comes with working for/with a moron. report him too.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-14-2015, 06:40 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,075
Posted By cheerfuldom
no way. i dont do the parents job. ...

no way.

i dont do the parents job.

and second, the punishment is beyond excessive. separating a child for hours is most certainly against your licensing regulations anyway.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-07-2015, 08:07 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,111
Posted By cheerfuldom
If the child has delays and aggressive behaviors,...

If the child has delays and aggressive behaviors, that seems why mom doesnt want to keep them home. She can do the fun things with her normal, well behaved child that she cant do with the older in...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-07-2015, 08:03 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 870
Posted By cheerfuldom
I would not keep a screaming baby that wont take...

I would not keep a screaming baby that wont take a bottle. I can work on one or the other but both combined is an immediate term. Too much work. Mom should have had this worked out months ago.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-07-2015, 08:02 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,332
Posted By cheerfuldom
An hopefully this will be a good learning...

An hopefully this will be a good learning experience for Dad. Not everyone that is rude really knows that is how they come across. I had a DCD that had a terrible relationship with the past...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-06-2015, 12:11 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,605
Posted By cheerfuldom
If she is really worried about his health, she...

If she is really worried about his health, she would insist that you both follow the same plan of action. Since she is completely fine with you giving him normal formula at daycare, this issue is...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-05-2015, 03:01 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,214
Posted By cheerfuldom
This has been discussed over and over but for a...

This has been discussed over and over but for a home provider, we aren't legally required to allow others to breastfeed in our homes, just in general. Now specific states or licensing may have some...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-05-2015, 02:58 PM
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Posted By cheerfuldom
Do whatever schedule works for you. You dont need...

Do whatever schedule works for you. You dont need to validate your decision with us. If he is happier on one nap and you are happier, go with it. I wouldnt even say anything about it to mom unless...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-05-2015, 02:46 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,355
Posted By cheerfuldom
posted on the wrong thread....

posted on the wrong thread....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-05-2015, 10:23 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,615
Posted By cheerfuldom
No one wants to pay for something when they...

No one wants to pay for something when they aren't using the services and things may have ended on a bad note. That part makes sense to me. However, they did already agree to it so it is fair to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-04-2015, 11:45 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 5,378
Posted By cheerfuldom
I have taken my kids to a gyno appt.....lol (they...

I have taken my kids to a gyno appt.....lol (they didnt see anything, dont worry) but yeah, people just need to suck it up and take their kids with them. If your kids cant go with you, then I guess...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-03-2015, 03:03 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,605
Posted By cheerfuldom
I have never heard of a doctor recommending to...

I have never heard of a doctor recommending to dilute the formula.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-29-2014, 03:22 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,236
Posted By cheerfuldom
I require payment in advance, especially for drop...

I require payment in advance, especially for drop in kids. no refunds. i have still had parents pay a lot and just use a day or two.......fine with me ;)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-28-2014, 07:28 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,294
Posted By cheerfuldom
I would just leave it alone. They are off to a...

I would just leave it alone. They are off to a new situation and you have nothing to feel guilty about. This is a business relationship at its core so there is nothing wrong with what has happened...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-22-2014, 10:14 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,969
Posted By cheerfuldom
Question I agree. Do what is best for you. Your contract...

I agree. Do what is best for you. Your contract should not hold you hostage.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-18-2014, 02:36 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,130
Posted By cheerfuldom
Most parents really mean that they want a...

Most parents really mean that they want a structured learning environment for their child, not that they expect a 9 month old to put together a craft. Now the definition of "learning" can be anything...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-11-2014, 07:20 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,595
Posted By cheerfuldom
I dont charge for summers but this works for me...

I dont charge for summers but this works for me because I have my own three schoolagers here during summer break and I need the lighter DC load. Plus you can often find summer or temp kids. I will...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-07-2014, 02:27 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,152
Posted By cheerfuldom
Why not look into local school programs? Many...

Why not look into local school programs? Many offer a lot online and then you can do evening classes for the in-seat. I dont personally know of anyone that gives a teaching degree with no formal...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-06-2014, 05:40 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 8,678
Posted By cheerfuldom
thank you for posting. I feel the same way. Yes...

thank you for posting. I feel the same way. Yes many kids and parents are crazy! but there are so many kids that are wonderful! smart and kind and creative. These are kids from a variety of...
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 11-06-2014, 05:33 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 6,867
Posted By cheerfuldom
I am confused...... she has been going to that...

I am confused...... she has been going to that daycare for months right? Was the bottle an issue for that whole time? It sounded like the bottle issues were for the last week or two whereas the other...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-05-2014, 12:22 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 8,678
Posted By cheerfuldom
I don't do timeouts and I don't force apologies...

I don't do timeouts and I don't force apologies either. In this case, I would have just put the crackers away with a quick discussion that Mrs. so-and-so told her she could not have any crackers and...
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 11-05-2014, 12:13 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 6,867
Posted By cheerfuldom
and one caregiver is certainly busy at times...

and one caregiver is certainly busy at times following regulations like cleaning, preparing bottles, etc. so the ratio realistically higher than 1 to 3 in the day to day reality of the infant room.
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 11-05-2014, 12:11 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 6,867
Posted By cheerfuldom
She is addicted to the rocking motion. She is...

She is addicted to the rocking motion. She is waking up every time someone puts her down. For her sake and for the next caregiver, I would begin gently working on new and better sleep habits.....no...
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