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Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-01-2019, 07:48 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 698
Posted By knoxmomof2
Does she drink juice? Some kids are super...

Does she drink juice? Some kids are super sensitive to the acid in juice. Just dilute it in half with water if so.

Aquaphor is a great moisture protectant on bottoms, by the way. Baking soda soaks...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-07-2019, 07:39 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,189
Posted By knoxmomof2
Just remember : this too shall pass. It gets...

Just remember : this too shall pass. It gets better, but hugs to you until then lovethis
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-07-2019, 05:41 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,267
Posted By knoxmomof2
She was losing her audience and couldn't hold me...

She was losing her audience and couldn't hold me captive while she rambled on any more. She also liked to butt in with the kids a bit, which I didn't allow. She tried to hint that the change made her...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-25-2019, 02:15 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,028
Posted By knoxmomof2
There's so much it would be impossible to put it...

There's so much it would be impossible to put it all here. Just read through the posts as you have time.

Most important: protecting your time and money! Make it clear at interviews what your...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-25-2019, 08:23 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 909
Posted By knoxmomof2
Yeah, no..... Under a year, they set their...

Yeah, no..... Under a year, they set their schedule. I feed on demand, they nap on demand, etc. Most babies develop a pretty steady routine, it's just not cookie cutter. Once they're a year, they...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-24-2019, 01:58 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 717
Posted By knoxmomof2
Just let her know that the late pick ups are...

Just let her know that the late pick ups are becoming too much. If you're fine with it as long as you have notice, just tell her you need 24 hours notice for a late pick up and you'll let her know if...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-24-2019, 01:50 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 687
Posted By knoxmomof2
I don't let any of my DCKs tell another child...

I don't let any of my DCKs tell another child what to do. I am the boss, not them. Any time I have a DCK who tries this (and they all do at some point), I say "no thank you. You're not in charge of...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-23-2019, 07:17 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,262
Posted By knoxmomof2
I generally give updates if requested for about...

I generally give updates if requested for about the first 2 weeks - and I tell parents that. But we're talking a picture or 2 and a quick blurb over the course of a day. Most will just check in via...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-23-2019, 07:03 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 582
Posted By knoxmomof2
It sounds like you know the trigger, so when you...

It sounds like you know the trigger, so when you are about to tell her "no", make sure you're close by and grab her hand as she's about to take off to bang her head. Sit her in a cozy corner if you...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-23-2019, 06:45 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 21,574
Posted By knoxmomof2
I only keep 1 infant at a time and generally only...

I only keep 1 infant at a time and generally only a new sibling. Infants are a lot of work, unpredictable at times as far as schedules (bottles, naps, etc) and there's a lot of risk (SIDS) so I don't...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-20-2019, 07:34 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 596
Posted By knoxmomof2
I have a smaller, younger group now where there's...

I have a smaller, younger group now where there's a lot of free play. When I was at capacity with 4 children, including a crawler, I only limited how many could be at an activity if there just wasn't...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-20-2019, 07:25 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 765
Posted By knoxmomof2
I would just correct him / ask him for different...

I would just correct him / ask him for different behavior. "If you need something, I need to hear big boy words or else I can't help you"/ "Uh oh! You're a big boy, but I don't hear big boy words...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-12-2019, 01:27 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,141
Posted By knoxmomof2
It sounds like you've tried a lot of ways to work...

It sounds like you've tried a lot of ways to work this out. At this point, I would say she needs something different. No shame in that. I struggle with managing hyper, super active or extremely...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-12-2019, 12:42 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 654
Posted By knoxmomof2
My dogs (3 lb chihuahua, 90 lb American Bulldog)...

My dogs (3 lb chihuahua, 90 lb American Bulldog) are put away in my teenage daughter's room with her during interviews. If they were out at their arrival, they would bark and that's not the welcome I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-11-2019, 07:03 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 662
Posted By knoxmomof2
I don't know what the requirements are for...

I don't know what the requirements are for licensing/ food program since I'm license exempt. I do "no seconds unless they finish everything on their plate." If they do, they're welcome to more of...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-10-2019, 05:18 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 11,246
Posted By knoxmomof2
I know this is an old post, but I just had a 3.5...

I know this is an old post, but I just had a 3.5 year old DCB leave for JK3 at a "fancy" private preschool. Every day, he came here to my home daycare with ratty hair. I never said anything, just...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-09-2019, 01:17 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 663
Posted By knoxmomof2
Yeah, sounds like acid reflux. I had a DCG from 9...

Yeah, sounds like acid reflux. I had a DCG from 9 months old to 5 when she went on to Kindergarten. I don't recall a lot of spitting up as a baby, then again it's been 6 years now, but she ended up...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-09-2019, 01:05 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 796
Posted By knoxmomof2
Is the half door low enough to lift kids over it?...

Is the half door low enough to lift kids over it? If not, you might consider a walk through gate. Either have your aide keep the kids occupied while you handle parents (since you have information to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-06-2019, 01:49 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 784
Posted By knoxmomof2
It took me time to learn, but I do online payment...

It took me time to learn, but I do online payment or cash only. It's due by 9 PM Sunday night for online pay, Monday morning at drop off for cash. All of my current clients are online pay though. I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-06-2019, 01:39 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,442
Posted By knoxmomof2
I just read the other replies. If it seems like...

I just read the other replies. If it seems like there is more going on, you might suggest an evaluation for him. It's a hard conversation to have with the parents, but you can just say "things may be...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-06-2019, 01:25 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,442
Posted By knoxmomof2
With a child that age, just say "no thank you, I...

With a child that age, just say "no thank you, I have cleaning to do and you have playing to do" or "my job right now is to clean and yours is to play. Go find a toy". Other than terming, repetition...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-06-2019, 09:23 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 702
Posted By knoxmomof2
Craigslist has been my greatest source. I...

Craigslist has been my greatest source. I advertise on 1 general Facebook group for my area, but haven't gotten much from it. There are so many though with yard sale and specific areas of the city...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-06-2019, 09:16 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 948
Posted By knoxmomof2
They supply everything except for toys, gear,...

They supply everything except for toys, gear, linens, sunscreen, dishes / cups and craft supplies. Parents supply food and formula / breastmilk as well as bottles under a year. Once they reach a...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-06-2019, 08:09 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,267
Posted By knoxmomof2
I actually did this for several reasons, but I...

I actually did this for several reasons, but I had a couple of lingerers that would not take the hint. It made things a million times less stressful. Be aware that no boundaries Mom will just find...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-06-2019, 07:38 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 482
Posted By knoxmomof2
I keep 5 and under, but I wouldn't want the...

I keep 5 and under, but I wouldn't want the responsibility for an expensive piece of equipment or the possibility of a child taking pictures or recording others.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-06-2019, 07:24 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,442
Posted By knoxmomof2
Attempt to engage him at first, when he resists...

Attempt to engage him at first, when he resists say "okay, well I'll be over here doing such and such. If you change your mind, let me know. Now go find a toy." Walk away and busy yourself with...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-04-2019, 12:59 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 791
Posted By knoxmomof2
Glad you caught things in time! Hoping for a...

Glad you caught things in time! Hoping for a speedy recovery!!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-04-2019, 07:08 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 607
Posted By knoxmomof2
Ah, yeah that makes it more complicated. That's...

Ah, yeah that makes it more complicated. That's good about your nephew!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-04-2019, 07:06 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 7,345
Posted By knoxmomof2
Great idea, thank you! I tried it, but found...

Great idea, thank you! I tried it, but found nothing. The search parameters for our local paper are pretty limited though.....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-03-2019, 01:52 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 7,345
Posted By knoxmomof2
The Knoxville death (#31) happened 5 minutes down...

The Knoxville death (#31) happened 5 minutes down the road from me at a store I shop at about once or twice a month.

I find it odd that we still have no more details other than the child's gender...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-03-2019, 01:43 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 607
Posted By knoxmomof2
I just looked at it as a blessing that my numbers...

I just looked at it as a blessing that my numbers went down since I couldn't really do much about it. I advertised to try and fill some spots, but the 2 week leave really discouraged any potential...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-03-2019, 01:30 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,250
Posted By knoxmomof2
In 7 years, I've had maybe 5 requests. A couple...

In 7 years, I've had maybe 5 requests. A couple were to change the child into a special outfit because they were headed to a special event straight from my house and they lived half an hour in the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-03-2019, 01:19 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 833
Posted By knoxmomof2
I check supplies on Friday and let them know at...

I check supplies on Friday and let them know at pickup that they'll need them on Monday. If I had a forgetful parent, I would tell them at pickup and also text them every time from then on. That way...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-03-2019, 07:14 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 607
Posted By knoxmomof2
I took 2 weeks with my last one, but my babies...

I took 2 weeks with my last one, but my babies come on time and the last one was a VBAC so very little recovery time compared to c-sections like my first 2 (but I didn't do daycare when I had them)....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-02-2019, 05:45 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 734
Posted By knoxmomof2
How the parent handles the morning routine and...

How the parent handles the morning routine and drop off makes a huge difference! I once had a child in care for over a year. Mom and Dad were not together, I actually never met Dad until Mom started...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-23-2019, 12:58 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 904
Posted By knoxmomof2
My first daycare kid, I felt "needed a different...

My first daycare kid, I felt "needed a different program" (he was a handful behaviorally and I was just done). My 2nd stayed on until Kindergarten because they wanted her to enjoy being a child while...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-22-2019, 08:37 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 687
Posted By knoxmomof2
After 2 weeks completely dry at nap, I let them...

After 2 weeks completely dry at nap, I let them stay in undies. If they're old enough to be potty trained, they're sleeping in my Ikea tents, so I just put a towel under the tent just in case there's...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-20-2019, 08:31 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 757
Posted By knoxmomof2
I totally agree that you can't fix what goes on...

I totally agree that you can't fix what goes on at home. Just focus on close supervision and follow through for her behavior at your home. But, if it's due to a lack of ability to communicate then...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-19-2019, 12:51 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 757
Posted By knoxmomof2
If you want to term, term. I tend to be a glutton...

If you want to term, term. I tend to be a glutton for punishment and try to overcome the issue... Lol.... It just adds to my toolbox for future issues. Generally, kids act out unprovoked because they...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-19-2019, 06:13 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 849
Posted By knoxmomof2
I'm sorry you all are going through this. Sending...

I'm sorry you all are going through this. Sending you both warm thoughts and hopes for a speedy recovery. My Mom had breast cancer about 7 years ago and had to have surgery as well as chemo. It's not...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-09-2019, 12:04 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,020
Posted By knoxmomof2
:lol::lol::lol::lol::lol::lol:

:lol::lol::lol::lol::lol::lol:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-09-2019, 05:16 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,020
Posted By knoxmomof2
Oh dear!!! WHAT did you say back? I think I would...

Oh dear!!! WHAT did you say back? I think I would enjoy letting them know that my policies aren't negotiable and it doesn't seem like we would be a good fit :D
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-08-2019, 12:45 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 827
Posted By knoxmomof2
I have this situation. She's 2.5, been here for...

I have this situation. She's 2.5, been here for 1.5 years. I make and eat my breakfast and get their breakfast ready in that half hour. She freeplays.

It's harder when they're new, but I suggest...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-08-2019, 12:00 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 538
Posted By knoxmomof2
Yeah, just keep one with you, no lanyard. I only...

Yeah, just keep one with you, no lanyard. I only give them at nap times if needed so I don't have to worry about them getting lost or the wrong mouth getting on it.

Add what Ariana said and you're...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-05-2019, 05:27 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,190
Posted By knoxmomof2
You could do local pickup only.... Or a site like...

You could do local pickup only.... Or a site like Craigslist that doesn't charge a cut from your profit 😁
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-30-2019, 01:38 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 763
Posted By knoxmomof2
I have set business hours and a full time rate....

I have set business hours and a full time rate. If someone were to ask me about additional hours, I would decide if I wanted to and if so charge more money. At this point, I have a 1.5 year old of my...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-26-2019, 05:35 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 698
Posted By knoxmomof2
It's perfect! Gives enough information that you...

It's perfect! Gives enough information that you shouldn't have to answer too many questions and sounds sincere and kind. likethis
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-25-2019, 11:23 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,013
Posted By knoxmomof2
I think you should let them work it out on their...

I think you should let them work it out on their own in regards to the incident. I understand you feeling responsible, but you're not. Don't ask about it, that only makes you appear to be an involved...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-25-2019, 11:02 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,060
Posted By knoxmomof2
Almost 7 years in home child care myself, do what...

Almost 7 years in home child care myself, do what works best for your family! That is what your clients will do. That being said, you have to decide if transporting several children that aren't your...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-24-2019, 08:14 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 504
Posted By knoxmomof2
If you have time, a photo book is a great gift! I...

If you have time, a photo book is a great gift! I do one every year at Christmas as my gift to the parents and kids. There's usually a discount code so I pay like $10-12/ book (hard cover, 8x11) on...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-23-2019, 01:32 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,496
Posted By knoxmomof2
I do informally. It amazes me how unaware people...

I do informally. It amazes me how unaware people still are that their social media says a lot about them and people check it. If they're constantly posting selfies of them sitting in their car all...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-18-2019, 01:48 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 832
Posted By knoxmomof2
Insane! This kind of crap is why I stay small at...

Insane! This kind of crap is why I stay small at 4 or less to stay license exempt. It is hard enough to do this job without someone telling me that I have to keep a child in care that is unmanageable...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-15-2019, 01:09 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 906
Posted By knoxmomof2
Sorry, thought I didn't post my reply. Added some...

Sorry, thought I didn't post my reply. Added some info and posted, then realized I had posted the reply previously 😊
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-15-2019, 01:07 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 906
Posted By knoxmomof2
This is not just normal "kid behavior". It sounds...

This is not just normal "kid behavior". It sounds like he has impulse control issues. I had a child like this in my daycare from 11 months until almost 5. He was my first daycare child ever, so I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-15-2019, 12:04 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 906
Posted By knoxmomof2
This is not normal "kid behavior". He sounds very...

This is not normal "kid behavior". He sounds very impulsive. I had a child like this in my daycare from 11 months until almost 5. He was my first daycare child ever, so I held on waaaay longer than I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-12-2019, 01:22 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 546
Posted By knoxmomof2
During the daily rundown, I discuss their potty...

During the daily rundown, I discuss their potty habits as needed, I tell them they were straining but never pooped, etc. What the parents do after that is on them in general. If I have a child...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-11-2019, 07:06 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 716
Posted By knoxmomof2
Been there! I ended up terming my 2 (siblings)...

Been there! I ended up terming my 2 (siblings) after trying to make it work for 9 months. For you, with 3 weeks left, I would recommend separating the kids during times when they typically fight...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-10-2019, 12:55 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,126
Posted By knoxmomof2
Right, that's why we discuss it so much. She's...

Right, that's why we discuss it so much. She's the 2nd dck I've had that did this. They drink a ton of milk at home. We know that she poops every few days, so as long as she's doing that, the parents...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-08-2019, 02:11 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,126
Posted By knoxmomof2
I would just mention to Mom every few days that...

I would just mention to Mom every few days that she's still not drinking anything. Not as a nag, just a part of the rundown on her day. For example, I have a 2.5 year old that gets a lot of milk at...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-06-2019, 09:20 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,249
Posted By knoxmomof2
Answering for my own situation, I'm not the OP....

Answering for my own situation, I'm not the OP. It saves time and effort to leave them on from when they arrive to when we go outside in the morning. In the afternoon, after nap and snack, I get...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-06-2019, 09:15 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 760
Posted By knoxmomof2
My own 1.5 year old started doing this the other...

My own 1.5 year old started doing this the other day. While she wasn't trying to hurt me and she was smiling, the behavior is unacceptable. I just tell her "no" firmly and set her down. It's...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-06-2019, 09:11 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 886
Posted By knoxmomof2
I think that it's the professional thing to do to...

I think that it's the professional thing to do to give 2 weeks notice, unless someone is in danger. I had a family with 2 boys that I recently termed. I wanted to give them no notice, Mom hadn't...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-03-2019, 12:24 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,249
Posted By knoxmomof2
I just put them back on the first time, tap the...

I just put them back on the first time, tap the shoe with my finger and say "leave your shoes on. Do not take them off." If they try again, they get a direct stare and "no, leave them on." For the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-01-2019, 01:24 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,541
Posted By knoxmomof2
I agree, it's ridiculous, but until you tell them...

I agree, it's ridiculous, but until you tell them what is needed, they'll keep doing it. "Tommy, tell Mommy goodbye! Mom, if you'll just put Tommy down right there, then we can get started with our...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-28-2019, 07:22 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 975
Posted By knoxmomof2
I'm so sorry you're going through this and I'm...

I'm so sorry you're going through this and I'm hoping for good news from the scans!

I know it's hard to make this decision, but let me tell you a little story: 2 years ago, I had an ultrasound...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-28-2019, 06:51 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,541
Posted By knoxmomof2
I don't have an age, and I don't care how they...

I don't have an age, and I don't care how they get them inside. That's on them if they want to carry their 4 year old inside. Once they're inside, drop off is done in a side room adjacent to the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-26-2019, 07:06 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,385
Posted By knoxmomof2
I get Christmas Eve and Day off - paid. However,...

I get Christmas Eve and Day off - paid. However, I frequently take off Christmas week for one of my 2 vacation weeks. My vacation weeks aren't paid. I do not charge for Christmas Eve and Day if I'm...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-20-2019, 06:35 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 988
Posted By knoxmomof2
Another vote for email or letter. As much as you...

Another vote for email or letter. As much as you want to, there's no getting around this. Put the letters in bags on Friday and tell them just as they're headed out the door. Just be vague or short...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-17-2019, 08:05 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 931
Posted By knoxmomof2
4 month old Won't Nap....

Hey all! I have a new infant (4 months old) from a previous daycare family. DCM says baby goes down on her back, drowsy or asleep, no swaddle, etc but I can't get her to nap here! She'll fall sleep...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-14-2019, 01:56 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 567
Posted By knoxmomof2
Yeah, the family with 2 boys that I recently...

Yeah, the family with 2 boys that I recently termed politely with 2 weeks notice (because they had a billion special requests and Mom was at home with the new baby... I just couldn't with that any...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-14-2019, 01:51 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 567
Posted By knoxmomof2
Congrats to you! I'm so jealous 😊 I have 2 teens...

Congrats to you! I'm so jealous 😊 I have 2 teens who do their homeschooling online and an 18 month old. I'm due with our 4th (and last!) child in December. When my 18 month old is 5 or so, I plan to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-14-2019, 07:06 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 752
Posted By knoxmomof2
Congrats to you! I'm due in December as well! The...

Congrats to you! I'm due in December as well! The 21st. I keep 4 other children max. Currently have 3 plus my own 18 month old. Oldest will be leaving in the Fall, and I think I'll be staying at 2 as...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-12-2019, 01:54 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,057
Posted By knoxmomof2
Haha :D

Haha :D
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-12-2019, 01:54 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,057
Posted By knoxmomof2
Might be fun to if it's a family I know I don't...

Might be fun to if it's a family I know I don't want to work with :D
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-11-2019, 02:04 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 752
Posted By knoxmomof2
I have a closed Facebook group for current...

I have a closed Facebook group for current parents only. I hadn't thought about the contactability between DCPs but it hasn't been an issue so far.... I just tell them that I post pictures...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-11-2019, 01:56 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,057
Posted By knoxmomof2
I haven't been asked any weird questions in a...

I haven't been asked any weird questions in a while. When I did, I was new so I answered them. I was asked what was behind certain doors in my home and did we own our rent. The dck proceeded to lead...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-10-2019, 05:57 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,749
Posted By knoxmomof2
I get that they're paying for the whole time, and...

I get that they're paying for the whole time, and I rarely get upset that they've taken a day off and not kept the kiddo, but you can't pick them up an hour or 2 early once in a while? I had a Dad...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-07-2019, 01:58 PM
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Views: 1,844
Posted By knoxmomof2
I made them text me every morning when they leave...

I made them text me every morning when they leave the house. When I get the text, I get up and get ready. If they don't text by a certain time, I get up for my next in. They're the family with 2 kids...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-07-2019, 01:53 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,749
Posted By knoxmomof2
I can't tell you how many times I've had "oh,...

I can't tell you how many times I've had "oh, I'll be picking up early today"... And they end up picking up later than usual :rolleyes: Gee, thanks for the "break"....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-07-2019, 06:27 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 919
Posted By knoxmomof2
I keep 4 or less. When I first started, I would...

I keep 4 or less. When I first started, I would spend $25/ child on a birthday present. They were my first 4 though. Now, I get a cool character card that usually has a hair bow or bracelet or...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-07-2019, 06:21 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,121
Posted By knoxmomof2
If my DCPs send diapers after they've asked to...

If my DCPs send diapers after they've asked to start potty training and been informed that they need to send PullUps, I just "assume we're not potty training" and change them like a baby. Easier day...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-31-2019, 07:02 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 710
Posted By knoxmomof2
I just termed 2- yes 2!- kiddos from the same...

I just termed 2- yes 2!- kiddos from the same family for several reasons. That's half of my income! It's been 3 days without them and I have realized even more so that my peace has no price. It feels...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-31-2019, 06:52 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 823
Posted By knoxmomof2
I think she could've said it more tactfully, but...

I think she could've said it more tactfully, but sure you could have them try. It is good to have them do as much as they can themselves. It's good for their self confidence and it makes your job...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-30-2019, 07:18 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,396
Posted By knoxmomof2
Yeah, mine posted about it on Facebook :rolleyes:...

Yeah, mine posted about it on Facebook :rolleyes: It's bad enough that you're doing it, even worse that you're glorifying it on social media. People have no shame.....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-30-2019, 07:16 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,262
Posted By knoxmomof2
I'm curious to know the legal side of this, but I...

I'm curious to know the legal side of this, but I can't imagine being required to work for someone that doesn't pay you. If you are somehow legally required, I would definitely be charging a fee!
...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-29-2019, 01:52 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,396
Posted By knoxmomof2
Ugh! Same here.... But he's 3 :rolleyes: I can't...

Ugh! Same here.... But he's 3 :rolleyes: I can't even imagine getting in my car late at night and chauffeuring my 3 year old around because he can't / doesn't want to go to sleep. Stay in bed, you'll...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-21-2019, 06:33 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,844
Posted By knoxmomof2
I ask my DCP to communicate with me about any...

I ask my DCP to communicate with me about any changes ASAP so that I can plan my day properly. I started doing that at the interview with my last 2 families and they're great about it.

My Husband...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-18-2019, 09:59 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 880
Posted By knoxmomof2
If they come in at 5:30, just say "she had a good...

If they come in at 5:30, just say "she had a good day. Here's her stuff. I'm going to let you get going. I need to start supper" or "She had a good day. I'll just lock up behind you" and follow them...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-15-2019, 08:47 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,544
Posted By knoxmomof2
So what happened with giving notice? I'm...

So what happened with giving notice?

I'm working out a 2 week notice and am ready for it to be OVER. I just want normalcy and happiness around here again. The good thing about situations like...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-15-2019, 08:36 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,811
Posted By knoxmomof2
I've done this for 6.5 years now. I've termed 3...

I've done this for 6.5 years now. I've termed 3 families (actually, 2.5..lol).

1 for repeated non payment (that was when I was new and before I required payment in advance).

1 because DCB was...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-08-2019, 12:24 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 890
Posted By knoxmomof2
Haha, that's good 😁

Haha, that's good 😁
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-08-2019, 08:49 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 585
Posted By knoxmomof2
I'd probably say, "well that wasn't very nice"...

I'd probably say, "well that wasn't very nice" (to the kid who said it) and then, turn to the other child and say, "Come on, Susie, let's go find something fun to play with!" Then, as we're walking...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-08-2019, 05:31 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,154
Posted By knoxmomof2
I've found that the nosiest, most demanding...

I've found that the nosiest, most demanding people are the most inconsiderate and least appreciative.... I guess it's the whole entitlement thing?

I've been asked if I rent or own, what my Husband...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-08-2019, 05:20 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 890
Posted By knoxmomof2
Good for you! I've never had that problem, but...

Good for you! I've never had that problem, but I've read about other providers that have. I have had an issue with someone coming early or so late that I expected they weren't coming and then they...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-03-2019, 08:02 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 806
Posted By knoxmomof2
I have had one CD family. I hated it. Maybe they...

I have had one CD family. I hated it. Maybe they didn't know what they were doing or didn't use the right ones or something, but he always leaked. He could be in one for an hour and pee and it would...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-02-2019, 12:35 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,325
Posted By knoxmomof2
Thanks for all the input. If he comes Monday and...

Thanks for all the input. If he comes Monday and somehow a switch has flipped... Great! But I'm a bit skeptical considering his complete lack of interest here. There's no way this kid is walking in...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-01-2019, 02:32 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,325
Posted By knoxmomof2
For Those of You Who Don't Potty Train....

For those that have the parents do the potty training weekend and then require 2 weeks dry in PullUps before they can graduate to undies... What if the child isn't actually potty trained when they...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-01-2019, 01:26 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,174
Posted By knoxmomof2
In my state, one thing the STARS do is determine...

In my state, one thing the STARS do is determine how much the government will pay a provider for child care. The higher the STARS rating, the more they'll pay a provider. I only take private pay, but...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-01-2019, 07:18 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 859
Posted By knoxmomof2
I think if you're trying to be assertive and it's...

I think if you're trying to be assertive and it's not working - sometimes you have to decide those people aren't ones you want to work with honestly. Some are considerate, some need some assertive...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-01-2019, 06:46 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,182
Posted By knoxmomof2
Like others have said, you have to decide how...

Like others have said, you have to decide how badly you want Fridays off and go from there. It may cost you this family since this was not discussed before they hired you. It wouldn't be wrong of...
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