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Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-18-2013, 08:11 PM
Replies: 169
Views: 24,464
Posted By MamaG
Thumbs down Wow! Kids die because of stuff like that. I can't...

Wow! Kids die because of stuff like that. I can't imagine how you can unbuckle all the kids except one? Are you blind? I've taken 6 kids places several times and never left a kid anywhere especially...
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 01-18-2013, 04:40 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,694
Posted By MamaG
There is no way two international pilots can...

There is no way two international pilots can raise a healthy child. You can't have a career that demands that kind of time from you and an infant. If she were a close friend or family member I'd have...
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 01-18-2013, 04:37 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,694
Posted By MamaG
Amen! I keep thinking like do you huff paint for...

Amen! I keep thinking like do you huff paint for fun? You can't fly the world and have a child. Go regional or stay home and be a mother! I can't even imagine this. I would live in my moms house...
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 01-18-2013, 01:13 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,694
Posted By MamaG
Thumbs down I think you need to rethink your career. It's not...

I think you need to rethink your career. It's not conducive to raising a child. You need to study infant development. You will seriously mess this child up if you think you can hire a chick to...
Forum: Natural, Holistic and RAW Lifestyle 01-17-2013, 04:43 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,206
Posted By MamaG
I spend like all of Saturday or Sunday in the...

I spend like all of Saturday or Sunday in the kitchen. It's so tiny we can't stock up on things easily. I spend the day juicing, blending, prepping the meals. I have each ingredient ready to go in my...
Forum: Natural, Holistic and RAW Lifestyle 01-17-2013, 04:36 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,206
Posted By MamaG
We buy our meat still walking, from local...

We buy our meat still walking, from local farmers. We package and freeze it after it is butchered by either my grandpa and his friends or another local butcher. We buy organic fresh fruits, flash...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-17-2013, 03:55 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,332
Posted By MamaG
Well according to my great grandma if you don't...

Well according to my great grandma if you don't get a bump on your head before age two you won't live to old age. My kids should live forever!

On a more serious note if I was you I'd have a talk...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-17-2013, 01:43 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,337
Posted By MamaG
I agree with pp. don't even bring it up. Good...

I agree with pp. don't even bring it up. Good luck btw.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-16-2013, 11:14 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,084
Posted By MamaG
I just got rid of user clients! I won't put up...

I just got rid of user clients! I won't put up with it anymore. When I ran my business I was happy. I let the parents run this and I began to loath my job! Never again. I usually stand up for myself...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-16-2013, 11:04 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,478
Posted By MamaG
Glad I'm not on the food program! I've sat with...

Glad I'm not on the food program! I've sat with the kids and ate chips or something and they say 'I like those' 'I want some, I'm hungry' sitting in front of untouched lunches. My reply, 'Eat...
Forum: Daycare Menus, Breakfast, Lunch and Snack Ideas 01-08-2013, 10:19 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,075
Posted By MamaG
If you set them up on a tray the grease drips...

If you set them up on a tray the grease drips below and they come out much less greasy!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-08-2013, 10:14 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 794
Posted By MamaG
If she wets her diaper then there's nothing to...

If she wets her diaper then there's nothing to worry about. She will drink when she is thirsty.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-06-2013, 06:55 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 5,043
Posted By MamaG
There is no need for 'pest control' there's not...

There is no need for 'pest control' there's not really a safe poison that would work. I suggest vacuum vacuum all the time and keep pets treated. In spring time you can treat the yard as well. I've...
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 01-03-2013, 10:31 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 18,340
Posted By MamaG
Call your local news station!! They'll set you up...

Call your local news station!! They'll set you up with a hidden camera and plaster it on the news. The monitoring of church child care won't change untill the public knows the truth and makes it...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-03-2013, 09:41 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,133
Posted By MamaG
I've always terminated before anybody left me....

I've always terminated before anybody left me. Just be happy they are going and you can stop thinking about the intire bunch of liars.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-02-2013, 07:48 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,225
Posted By MamaG
Yicks! I know this is normal but it's still the...

Yicks! I know this is normal but it's still the worst conversation ever to have with a dck. I just curtly tell then do that at home not at my house. And leave it at that, haven't had any repeat...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-02-2013, 07:35 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,166
Posted By MamaG
That's plenty of notice.

That's plenty of notice.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-02-2013, 07:32 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,078
Posted By MamaG
The director can be as mad as she wants, if you...

The director can be as mad as she wants, if you didn't break any laws she will have to stuff it :-) good luck! Hehehe
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-02-2013, 11:51 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,969
Posted By MamaG
She may give plenty of compliments but I don't...

She may give plenty of compliments but I don't see an onze of respect. I agree with those who have suggested you find a new job.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-02-2013, 11:40 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,969
Posted By MamaG
Well said! I second this.

Well said! I second this.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-02-2013, 11:38 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,969
Posted By MamaG
Exactly! Tons of people think AP means let your...

Exactly! Tons of people think AP means let your child do whatever he wants. That's just not it. AP to me also means having quality time with the children, responding to their needs in a way that...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-31-2012, 01:23 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 901
Posted By MamaG
That's true! Something I easily forget since I've...

That's true! Something I easily forget since I've had DCG since she was 1. I really can't take 2 more months of this! When it's nice outside water play and a yard full of bouncy balls makes...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-31-2012, 01:15 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,038
Posted By MamaG
I think we need some changes around here. The...

I think we need some changes around here. The days are boring with no outside play. I used to take the kids even if for just a walk around the block but DCG never has hats and gloves. I'm thinking of...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-31-2012, 01:00 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 901
Posted By MamaG
Yes Dad is taking care of her if mom isn't there....

Yes Dad is taking care of her if mom isn't there. She is super positive and up eat in the morning, talks all happy with a big smile. Those days DCG comes in a good mood. Dad must be grumpy lol. She...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-31-2012, 11:34 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 901
Posted By MamaG
It doesn't make any sense to me. When her mom...

It doesn't make any sense to me. When her mom comes to get her she treats her mom like crap and refuses to leave yet the more hours her mom works the crabbier she gets. I made her lay down until she...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-31-2012, 08:23 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 901
Posted By MamaG
Unhappy DCG Needs Your Help-

Here's the situation, dcm works very long hours. Clocks in at 5:30am often doesn't get off till 6. Usually off by 3. She used to send a friend to pick up DCG when she worked late. When DCG saw friend...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-31-2012, 07:42 AM
Replies: 4,189
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 407,254
Posted By MamaG
Unhappy Another day in paradise :(

Ong this child is the winiest kid on the planet!! She is so starved for her moms attention it's sad. I know her mom knows it because we've talked about it. She struggles with quitting her job often...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-31-2012, 05:37 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,479
Posted By MamaG
My dh doesn't want kids here all night. I open at...

My dh doesn't want kids here all night. I open at 6am as well but my DCG gets picked up by 3pm the latest on most days. Sometimes rarely it's a bit later. It gives me time to clean up and begin...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-30-2012, 12:08 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,549
Posted By MamaG
Same DCG I have does this. She is horrible for...

Same DCG I have does this. She is horrible for her mom at pickup! We now have a deal, if she is good at drop off and pickup she can borrow a stuffed toy and bring it back next time. I allow her to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-30-2012, 11:35 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,660
Posted By MamaG
I had a DCG pull this after being here for over a...

I had a DCG pull this after being here for over a year. She is super manipulative and controlling, first born no siblings. Per her parents request I punished her for acting up at drop off. Sure...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-30-2012, 11:20 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,088
Posted By MamaG
To prove slander in court is very hard to do. I...

To prove slander in court is very hard to do. I would start by getting a free consultation with a local attorney. Go from there. You can pay fees and the attorney will write a letter asking her to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-28-2012, 12:28 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,864
Posted By MamaG
I wear infants! You can't spoil an infant. IMO....

I wear infants! You can't spoil an infant. IMO. Be sure not to use a ring sling. There were some deaths associated with those. Is child a premature birth? Get a dr.s note saying its safe to use a...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-28-2012, 05:24 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,691
Posted By MamaG
Wood naturally disinfects itself, not sure about...

Wood naturally disinfects itself, not sure about particle board. The laminate outside should protect it tho.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-28-2012, 01:36 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,350
Posted By MamaG
Yes you should care. It's very disrespectful and...

Yes you should care. It's very disrespectful and put you in an awkward position. She can set reminder on her phone if she needs to but yes I would give her a notice like this:

Dear dcf,

Per my...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-28-2012, 01:30 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,280
Posted By MamaG
You're doing the right thing, good luck and keep...

You're doing the right thing, good luck and keep us posted if you can.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-28-2012, 01:24 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,194
Posted By MamaG
Awesome! I love when situations end like this....

Awesome! I love when situations end like this. This is why our policies are SO important. They protect us from getting screwed! Do not give a refund! No way. She is in the wrong with tring to weasel...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-28-2012, 01:13 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,915
Posted By MamaG
Depends

I have a three strikes rule. Small infractions only. If they do something real rude or bad I terminate on the spot. Ill slam a door right in their face! They sound like chronic trouble. Without much...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-28-2012, 01:07 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,929
Posted By MamaG
Obviously this excludes infants and toddlers. If...

Obviously this excludes infants and toddlers. If I have an infant I wear them, toddlers get a hug if they fall down or when they leave at pickup if they ask me for one. I'm not a touchy person with...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-27-2012, 02:14 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,202
Posted By MamaG
You did the right thing. You lost out on money...

You did the right thing. You lost out on money from another family why would you turn around and let her have the day for free? Maybe you should ask her.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-27-2012, 02:07 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,194
Posted By MamaG
I'd flat out replace her! Don't say a word, just...

I'd flat out replace her! Don't say a word, just start advertising and interviewing. If you find a good fit give the pia dcm her notice and move on with life. She isn't worth it.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-27-2012, 06:16 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,126
Posted By MamaG
I understand what she meant. I just would prefer...

I understand what she meant. I just would prefer to pay that small fee then to lose clients or be sued because someone fell. Why not have him come right after the city? Are more kids dropped off...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-27-2012, 12:11 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,691
Posted By MamaG
I'm the same! I also hate plastic toys. You can't...

I'm the same! I also hate plastic toys. You can't repair them like wooden things.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-26-2012, 11:59 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,126
Posted By MamaG
My mom lives on a busy street that always get...

My mom lives on a busy street that always get plowed and she ends up with 4 feet of snow at the end of her drive! She bought a truck, 4x4, now she can just drive thru it. She can't shuvle it all by...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-26-2012, 11:49 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 87,626
Posted By MamaG
Thanks I may look into that tomorrow. I actually...

Thanks I may look into that tomorrow. I actually was denied a cleaning job because of that 1 thing on my record yet I can watch kids for a living. Doesn't really make sence. I want a part time job...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-26-2012, 10:13 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 841
Posted By MamaG
I'm allergic to cats, have been since I was a...

I'm allergic to cats, have been since I was a child. It didn't bother me as bad as it does now. Allergies can get worse or better with time. My grandma has a cat allergy but it is severe enough it...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-26-2012, 07:03 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,398
Posted By MamaG
I love my setup inside and out but have a very...

I love my setup inside and out but have a very small home and yard. I guess to 'make up' for the lack of space I provide high quality toys and preschool curriculum. I had a playhouse built to fit in...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-26-2012, 02:23 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 87,626
Posted By MamaG
In Illinois you can't have a felony or crimes...

In Illinois you can't have a felony or crimes like assault, rape, child molestation ect it's pretty lax here with that. Who do you call to get your record expunged? I have a property distraction from...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-26-2012, 02:16 PM
Replies: 1,868
Views: 234,199
Posted By MamaG
Good luck! It takes time to find clients but it...

Good luck! It takes time to find clients but it will happen.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-26-2012, 02:15 PM
Replies: 1,868
Views: 234,199
Posted By MamaG
My dcf gave me a bottle of wine for Christmas :)...

My dcf gave me a bottle of wine for Christmas :) they know me so well.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-26-2012, 12:15 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,716
Posted By MamaG
Either call the number and ask them or scour the...

Either call the number and ask them or scour the website looking for the information.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-26-2012, 12:00 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 629
Posted By MamaG
Don't you wonder at times with DCF's like that...

Don't you wonder at times with DCF's like that how they survived before you? Sometimes they are more of a child then their children.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-26-2012, 11:53 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 799
Posted By MamaG
I don't close for any holidays. My current family...

I don't close for any holidays. My current family is an emt/firefighter couple. They don't always get holidays off and I prefer to provide consistent care all year because stability is important to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-26-2012, 11:45 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,032
Posted By MamaG
My contract states I will provide consistent care...

My contract states I will provide consistent care on the agreed days listed. If only one family needs care you still are obligated to provide that care. How can we expect respect and for them to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-26-2012, 11:40 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,716
Posted By MamaG
One quick google search-

Licensing and Regulation for Child Care

Facilities


Definitions and Requirements


Licensed Day Care Home
Group Day Care Home
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-26-2012, 05:53 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,124
Posted By MamaG
If its just a day here or there I have a sub come...

If its just a day here or there I have a sub come to my house to watch the kids. For longer term like my vacation the parents must find their own care. Most choose drop in at a center.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-26-2012, 05:45 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,151
Posted By MamaG
I would have offered to take her but only if dcm...

I would have offered to take her but only if dcm didn't mind we had an outing planned. I would not change my plans. My van fits plenty so we would still have plenty of space. I'm not fond of last...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-26-2012, 05:38 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 629
Posted By MamaG
That pretty much sums it up.

That pretty much sums it up.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-26-2012, 05:29 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,929
Posted By MamaG
I don't treat them like second class citizens I...

I don't treat them like second class citizens I treat them like day care children. I do not physically touch other people's kids ever unless helping them up on or off of playground toys. I am not...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-24-2012, 08:10 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,929
Posted By MamaG
My kids get treats when we go out, dck's only if...

My kids get treats when we go out, dck's only if parents leave 'petty cash' for them. My kids can play with whatever they want wherever they want, they do not have to share their personal toys with...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-24-2012, 12:07 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,050
Posted By MamaG
The parents are what make this job hard. I'm...

The parents are what make this job hard. I'm lucky to have a great family to work with. I will be super picky about any new families I let sign up. I want to make money, but at what cost?

Good...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-24-2012, 12:00 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,698
Posted By MamaG
Closed Mon-tues.

Closed Mon-tues.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-23-2012, 11:58 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 7,722
Posted By MamaG
My son could be wearing Spider-Man tshirt, jeans,...

My son could be wearing Spider-Man tshirt, jeans, Spider-Man shows and still people asked me what HER name was!! Ticked me off. I had to cut his hair. I don't think he looked like a girl myself. I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-23-2012, 11:52 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 7,722
Posted By MamaG
My son had beautiful hair as a baby. My poor lil...

My son had beautiful hair as a baby. My poor lil girl has the type of hair you talked about. I get it trimmed often and it has helped it look thicker. Nobody wants hair in their face! She used to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-23-2012, 10:54 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,206
Posted By MamaG
Took my kids to play at our local children's...

Took my kids to play at our local children's museum. A kid twice the size of my tiny dd was body blocking her from every activity she tried to engage in and dropped a huge toy on her head without...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-22-2012, 10:30 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 5,836
Posted By MamaG
My dcmom told me many nights DCG stays up till 10...

My dcmom told me many nights DCG stays up till 10 or later. She gets dropped off at 6:20 am! I don't need them to tell me if she slept well or not. I can figure it out real fast! Often those mornings...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-22-2012, 10:17 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,554
Posted By MamaG
If its only a couple hours I'd do it. But only a...

If its only a couple hours I'd do it. But only a couple hours no more! I usually am not home Sundays so it'd have to be when I was available. It's nice helping others but sometimes I prefer to help...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-22-2012, 04:10 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 5,836
Posted By MamaG
My DS stopped napping at a lil over 1. But he...

My DS stopped napping at a lil over 1. But he slept 12 hours straight every night! I go by the child's needs and could care less what parents want. My DCG now naps if she needs it but often she...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-22-2012, 03:52 PM
Replies: 973
Views: 177,821
Posted By MamaG
We just parked the car for an oil change and...

We just parked the car for an oil change and walked next door for lunch. While sitting and eating by a big window...

DCG- "Somebody just stole your car!" She said in shock with wide eyes. Then...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-22-2012, 12:11 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 882
Posted By MamaG
I don't charge for days I choose to close. Even...

I don't charge for days I choose to close. Even if its a holiday. But if they needed me I'd stay open for them. It's just the one family I have right now and they are awesome so I try to be awesome...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-22-2012, 12:02 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 997
Posted By MamaG
You did the right thing and have no reason to...

You did the right thing and have no reason to feel guilty. Dcm knows you asked about her schedule so you'd know what days they were going to need you. You didn't ask for the fun of it! If she had...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-21-2012, 11:54 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,867
Posted By MamaG
I would have called the cops and had my mom...

I would have called the cops and had my mom arrested. Just because she birthed me does not mean she can abuse me. It's bad example to show dcks it's ok to act like that.

I have a neighbor who...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-21-2012, 11:44 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,675
Posted By MamaG
likethis Yes. That behavior is not normal,...

likethis

Yes. That behavior is not normal, it's extremely out of sorts. I have had dcks try getting away with destruction of property, hitting other kids, ect but I reign that in real quick. They...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-21-2012, 11:27 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,065
Posted By MamaG
Ok I get it. Word the letter to them like this: ...

Ok I get it. Word the letter to them like this:

Dear dcf,
Giving you a heads up. You are enrolled under my drop in program but my slots have filled up fast and very soon those days won't always...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-21-2012, 11:58 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 664
Posted By MamaG
I might have to tweak that portion of my policies...

I might have to tweak that portion of my policies for 2013.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-21-2012, 11:57 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 994
Posted By MamaG
I'm very absent minded and I tell my DCF's that...

I'm very absent minded and I tell my DCF's that in the begining. I love texts reminding me of schedule changes! I can't get anyone to tell me in writing like I asked so least they can do is text it...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-21-2012, 11:54 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 994
Posted By MamaG
I charge late fees, that's my reminder. $10 a...

I charge late fees, that's my reminder. $10 a day. I have it in my contract and handbook.

Tuition is due by pickup on the Friday before the week of care. If not received on Friday before there is...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-21-2012, 11:47 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 766
Posted By MamaG
I cut back to 1 dck when we found out dd had type...

I cut back to 1 dck when we found out dd had type 1. I love it! It doesn't even feel like work. But then payday is kinda sad :-/
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-21-2012, 04:42 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 957
Posted By MamaG
She isn't ready for prek! I would let parents...

She isn't ready for prek! I would let parents know. My dd is 30 months but is way ahead of that child. She doesn't do any of those things. I had a kid that was half dd age, she acted a lot like that...
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 12-20-2012, 06:14 PM
Replies: 256
Views: 170,483
Posted By MamaG
I'd find new child care after the 2nd bite! And...

I'd find new child care after the 2nd bite! And at my 'center' after the 3rd bite offender gets terminated. But after 1 bite the biter gets glued to my hip, so a 2nd bite has never happened. When...
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 12-20-2012, 05:55 PM
Replies: 256
Views: 170,483
Posted By MamaG
If a child bites or otherwise inflicts harm in an...

If a child bites or otherwise inflicts harm in an act of anger they get three strikes you're out, as in terminated. As a mother I would not care about 'oh he is just frustraighted and we are working...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-19-2012, 04:47 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 791
Posted By MamaG
I talked with mom at pickup yesterday and she...

I talked with mom at pickup yesterday and she talked to DCG and today she was happy and well behaved! I'm so relieved she is acting normal. Her mom said she acted super happy all morning so DCG would...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-19-2012, 11:59 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,471
Posted By MamaG
I went thru a similar situation but the truth...

I went thru a similar situation but the truth came out lots faster for me. Good luck!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-19-2012, 11:55 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,160
Posted By MamaG
Like pp if the child can't keep up or participate...

Like pp if the child can't keep up or participate in our very busy day they can't stay at my house. It's written very clearly in my handbook. I homeschool so we have lots to do and no time for drama.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-19-2012, 11:46 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 787
Posted By MamaG
Never had a dcf stupid enough to think their...

Never had a dcf stupid enough to think their child couldn't socialize and play with children of ALL ages sufficiently. If they feel like he needs other 4 year olds to be happy they should find a main...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-19-2012, 11:34 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,206
Posted By MamaG
I homeschool my 9 year old DS because of this...

I homeschool my 9 year old DS because of this exact problem in schools. I would terminate with the standard two week notice. It doesn't sound like mom takes it seriously at all and the fact Dcb...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-19-2012, 11:25 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,122
Posted By MamaG
I had a kid like that, I terminated about 2-3...

I had a kid like that, I terminated about 2-3 months in for some policy infraction. Thank goodness. I would just tell her in a couple days 'hey I just signed on another kid so I'm full now.' Then she...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-19-2012, 11:20 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,015
Posted By MamaG
Good luck! Glad you will be doing well enough to...

Good luck! Glad you will be doing well enough to not have to work. *~^Babydust^~*
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-19-2012, 11:13 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,213
Posted By MamaG
Exactly! I have never heard such a thing, sounds...

Exactly! I have never heard such a thing, sounds like a ridiculous request from lazy selfish people who don't want to buy new pants.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-18-2012, 01:39 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 791
Posted By MamaG
Lol ok thanks.

Lol ok thanks.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-18-2012, 01:36 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,094
Posted By MamaG
They get paid an extra pay check when the month...

They get paid an extra pay check when the month has 5 weeks. Everyone does! So if you haven't charged correctly you have been working two weeks a year for free. If they disagree or argue tell them to...
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 12-18-2012, 01:30 PM
Replies: 315
Views: 325,078
Posted By MamaG
The DCG I've had 2 years came to me from a...

The DCG I've had 2 years came to me from a licensed home. That provider used words like 'nigger' and spanked her for knocking over a lamp. So yea a license doesn't mean anything in my book.
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 12-18-2012, 01:26 PM
Replies: 315
Views: 325,078
Posted By MamaG
In my state you can be registered and not...

In my state you can be registered and not licensed. As I have been for 3 years. I follow all state laws and regulations. I have even taken child care classes even tho I don't have to. I want to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-18-2012, 01:08 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 791
Posted By MamaG
Concerned About DCG

She just turned 3. I know dcd is having problems at work that are stressing the family. He is having to leave for days at a time, work nights. Long story short he left for a better job but ended up...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-18-2012, 12:58 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 992
Posted By MamaG
Then I'd put her in a high chair or pnp and call...

Then I'd put her in a high chair or pnp and call quiet time! lol figures.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-18-2012, 12:07 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,720
Posted By MamaG
Can you play religious card maybe? Claim you're a...

Can you play religious card maybe? Claim you're a pacifist and won't find anyone guilty regardless.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-18-2012, 12:01 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 882
Posted By MamaG
We are watching a movie and snuggling on the...

We are watching a movie and snuggling on the sofas. My kiddos have all outgrown sleeping :(
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-18-2012, 11:58 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,086
Posted By MamaG
See I ran into that myself. I get paid the Friday...

See I ran into that myself. I get paid the Friday before services are given (prepaid) and because I was taking vacation and going to be closed on a Friday I choose to ask parents to just pay the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-18-2012, 10:46 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,679
Posted By MamaG
Can you find a sub? If the only family left is...

Can you find a sub? If the only family left is the one not reading newsletters I'd probably drop them to and go be with your family. Family is your priority not the day care families, your family....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-18-2012, 10:34 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,086
Posted By MamaG
Charge them your late fees! It is not your job to...

Charge them your late fees! It is not your job to read them the news letter. You printed it out and gave it to them. Maybe next time they'll read the what you give them.

Personally I not only put...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-18-2012, 10:18 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 837
Posted By MamaG
Wow! What are their ages? I've never seen this...

Wow! What are their ages? I've never seen this from any kids ever in my life, except maybe high school students. I would be very concerned and I would seek a professional opinion. Either these kids...
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