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Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-14-2017, 09:12 AM
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Views: 1,202
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My Go Fund Me page!!

It's been a long time since I've been on here. I've gone through a lot. I used to own a licensed home daycare for over 20 years and was on this forum often. However, I also have an abusive...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-04-2017, 07:27 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,051
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Thank you all for your ideas!

Thank you all for your ideas!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-28-2017, 06:44 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,051
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Help! Can You Guys Give Me Ideas For Summer Camp Activities?

I need ideas for activities for a summer 'camp' type of program for ages 2 - 12 (especially for the school agers) that are FREE or as close to free as possible. Can you guys help me and give me...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-23-2016, 04:54 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 925
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Anyone Want a Cat? I Have 2 Cats That Need Homes

I have 2 cats that need homes in the next 5 days or they have to go to the pound. My daughter moved out which led to a whole lot of changes in my life. I am now moving immediately and unexpectedly. I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-29-2016, 10:57 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,247
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Your assistance sounds like mine except that here...

Your assistance sounds like mine except that here we are paid every two weeks after caring for the child. My policy is that I am paid in cash by Friday for the upcoming week like your policy is....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-28-2016, 12:40 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,386
Posted By permanentvacation
An entirely separate floor of my home completely...

An entirely separate floor of my home completely dedicated only to daycare. It would include a kitchen (kitchenette is fine), clothes washer and dryer, dishwasher, refrigerator, bathroom, my office,...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-26-2016, 09:15 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,292
Posted By permanentvacation
I don't have a 'no lap' policy, but I don't...

I don't have a 'no lap' policy, but I don't typically hold children on my lap. I promote independence. In my opinion, too many children are held and coddled by their parents which leads to the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-22-2016, 07:00 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,398
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Almost every daycare child that I have gotten in...

Almost every daycare child that I have gotten in the past year or so was kept up late. Many of my 2-4 year olds' bedtime was 11 pm to midnight. One of their parents never knew when their daughter...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-17-2016, 10:20 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,609
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Pestle, I've had a couple of kids fall down...

Pestle,

I've had a couple of kids fall down the steps because my only bathroom is upstairs. So when I buy a house, I plan on buying a single level home so no one can fall due to stairs. I just...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-17-2016, 10:16 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,609
Posted By permanentvacation
Our emergency contact list has to be posted on...

Our emergency contact list has to be posted on the wall near our required land line phone. You might want to post yours on the wall just in case someone does need to use it for you.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-17-2016, 04:25 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,609
Posted By permanentvacation
Many years ago when my personal children were...

Many years ago when my personal children were very young, I went into my daughters' room to either open or close the window and I tripped over a toy on the floor. I went forcefully falling towards...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-16-2016, 04:01 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 941
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Most likely, the dad will just rant and rave,...

Most likely, the dad will just rant and rave, yell, and cuss. But won't really be a threat to you. However, just in case, here's my advise.

I have had a couple of irate parents. If you truly feel...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-12-2016, 03:34 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,343
Posted By permanentvacation
I had an interview with a dad, his girlfriend,...

I had an interview with a dad, his girlfriend, and a young child. I kept having a weird feeling during the interview, but just couldn't figure out what my 'feeling' was about. The dad acted strange...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-12-2016, 12:41 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 669
Posted By permanentvacation
Blackcat, Thank you for the code for free...

Blackcat,

Thank you for the code for free shipping.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-11-2016, 01:04 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 669
Posted By permanentvacation
YES!! That's it! Oriental Trading Company. Thank...

YES!! That's it! Oriental Trading Company. Thank you!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-11-2016, 11:36 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 669
Posted By permanentvacation
Does Anyone Know This Catalog?

I can't remember the name of the company/catalog. I used to get it in the mail constantly a few years ago. The company sold things like 50 1 inch tall plastic yellow ducks for something like $3.00....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-10-2016, 09:39 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,680
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I've termed a lot of families since I moved to...

I've termed a lot of families since I moved to the area I'm in. The typical reasons are...

The family couldn't pay me correctly (either tried to give me partial payment or no payment at all and...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-04-2016, 11:07 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,615
Posted By permanentvacation
Take a copy of the child's birth certificate with...

Take a copy of the child's birth certificate with you and your photo identification (typically your driver's license) to the daycare to prove that you are the child's mother and demand that they give...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-06-2016, 02:06 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,501
Posted By permanentvacation
I didn't mean to offend anyone. I apologize.

I didn't mean to offend anyone. I apologize.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-06-2016, 02:04 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,501
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Yes, and the consequence is that if I try to...

Yes, and the consequence is that if I try to enforce my rules, I lose that client.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-06-2016, 01:52 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,501
Posted By permanentvacation
That's a big part of the problem. They don't...

That's a big part of the problem. They don't follow my rules - rules I have had for many, many years and were followed with no problem in better class areas. The parents in this area want me to throw...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-06-2016, 12:07 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,381
Posted By permanentvacation
Hmmm... I never thought that the mother might...

Hmmm... I never thought that the mother might have social anxiety and could simply be nervous of having to have a small casual conversation with me. Now that I think of it, her mother (the child's...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-06-2016, 11:59 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,501
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Unregistered, Yes. You understand what I'm...

Unregistered,

Yes. You understand what I'm saying. What you said about the privileged coming to the middle class neighborhood is exactly how I feel. I wasn't 'privileged'. But I was in a higher...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-06-2016, 11:22 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,501
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I know it reiterated her. I'm agreeing with her....

I know it reiterated her. I'm agreeing with her. But I added that I can't figure out how to change to get myself out of the rut I'm in and that everything I have tried has just made things worse.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-06-2016, 11:09 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,501
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Blackcat, Yes, I am in the rut with the...

Blackcat,

Yes, I am in the rut with the parents. The difference is that I know there's a better life out there, that I deserve to have that better life, and am trying to attain that better life....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-06-2016, 11:05 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,501
Posted By permanentvacation
Baby monkeys, You're right. I need to stop...

Baby monkeys,

You're right. I need to stop worrying/caring/being affected by the way the parents raise their children. I just need to focus on my daily interaction with the kids. I need to stop...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-06-2016, 10:26 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,381
Posted By permanentvacation
If you don't think it's about wanting to simply...

If you don't think it's about wanting to simply vent and have someone listen to your problems, what do you think the video is about?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-06-2016, 10:25 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,381
Posted By permanentvacation
I watched the nail video, another video about...

I watched the nail video, another video about some lady explaining that the video means that the man simply needs to listen to the lady vent rather than try to fix the problem and I read an article...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-06-2016, 09:42 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,501
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They aren't showing those characteristics. They...

They aren't showing those characteristics. They constantly go through jobs, they don't try to 'go up the ladder' or better themselves in any way. They are solely focused on meeting the lowest level...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-06-2016, 09:05 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,501
Posted By permanentvacation
Being On Different Levels of Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs

This was part of another thread, but I started this thread about it because I would like to get advice on how to work with parents who are on completely opposite ends of the spectrum from me. Do you...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-06-2016, 08:14 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,184
Posted By permanentvacation
This particular child also tried to boss me...

This particular child also tried to boss me around when she first started and tried to boss my previous sub around. She only stopped trying that when I got very authoritative with her and let her...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-06-2016, 08:00 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,381
Posted By permanentvacation
Oh, no. The cell phone calls regarding the one...

Oh, no. The cell phone calls regarding the one parent that I'm talking about is always to her boyfriend. The other parent that sits outside on her phone every couple of days is always talking to a...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-06-2016, 07:57 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,381
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I just watched the nail video. No, I don't just...

I just watched the nail video. No, I don't just want to complain. No, I don't want someone to 'poor baby' me. I want to learn how to pull the freakin' nail out of my head without me bleeding to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-06-2016, 07:13 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,381
Posted By permanentvacation
I have a few parents that will sit in their car...

I have a few parents that will sit in their car on their phone. That does bother me some. It mainly bothers me because their child often sees their car and starts getting excited and then since their...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-06-2016, 06:51 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,381
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I am realizing that I care too much. The fact...

I am realizing that I care too much. The fact that these parents don't care about their kids really deeply upsets me. The fact that they bring their children to daycare when a parent or BOTH parents...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-06-2016, 06:41 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,381
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I find it very rude, disrespectful to me,...

I find it very rude, disrespectful to me, disrespectful to their child, shows no interest in their child for the fact that their child has missed them all day long and is excited to see them, shows...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-06-2016, 06:35 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,184
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The sub that I'm talking about is my sister....

The sub that I'm talking about is my sister. She's raised 4 of her own children and is currently raising 6 of her grandchildren. However, she and my other sister have for years told me that I'm too...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-05-2016, 09:57 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 620
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Do You Tell the Parents Much at All?

Do you feel that you are working with the parents to teach, train, etc. the child which means that you communicate often about what you are working on with the child, the parents tell you what they...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-05-2016, 09:54 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,184
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She was constantly telling the substitute things...

She was constantly telling the substitute things like, " You can't go in that room." "You're not allowed to do that" "You're supposed to do this" "I don't think Ms. So and So would like you going...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-05-2016, 09:36 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,184
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Would You Tell the Parent?

Would you tell your daycare child's parent if their child bossed your new daycare substitute around all day?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-05-2016, 08:02 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,381
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I mean literally on the phone talking away while...

I mean literally on the phone talking away while they enter your daycare.

I have a mom who is always on the phone every morning and evening when she comes in to drop off and pick her child up.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-05-2016, 07:42 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,381
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Parents On Cell Phones

Do your parents talk on their cell phones when they bring their kids into your daycare and/or when they pick their children up from your daycare?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-01-2016, 06:52 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,371
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I discussed the issue again with her last night...

I discussed the issue again with her last night at pick up and this morning, she came hauling butt down the road to be on time.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-30-2016, 03:40 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,195
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I used to do water play every day. My kids would...

I used to do water play every day. My kids would come in the morning dressed in their bathing suits and bring a clean, dry towel with them. I'd already be outside with my personal children in the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-30-2016, 02:16 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,371
Posted By permanentvacation
In my daycare, each parent has their individual...

In my daycare, each parent has their individual drop off and pick up time. So, I know that Sally arrives at 7 am. So I make sure to be available to let Sally in. Then I get her situated and I'll go...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-30-2016, 01:10 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,371
Posted By permanentvacation
Oh, and since she decided to yell at you this...

Oh, and since she decided to yell at you this morning, what would you do about that? Keep in mind that you need her income.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-30-2016, 01:09 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,371
Posted By permanentvacation
I just reprimanded a parent again this morning....

I just reprimanded a parent again this morning. Then she started yelling at me that she can't do this this morning. She kept yelling at me basically rewording herself. I have fussed with her for...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-27-2016, 01:30 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,180
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What I was saying is simply that if she's already...

What I was saying is simply that if she's already told the parents the problem and they aren't doing anything different. Then she needs to realize that they aren't going to change their ways. She can...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-27-2016, 12:37 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,180
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You don't potty train children, but you take kids...

You don't potty train children, but you take kids who are not potty trained yet? And you just expect the parents to potty train, but you don't offer to potty train them while they are in daycare? ...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-27-2016, 09:28 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,180
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If you've already discussed the problem with the...

If you've already discussed the problem with the parents, then I would suggest that you buy the size diapers you believe the children need and supply the diapers yourself. And that either you potty...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-24-2016, 11:41 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,325
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The typical intrusive questions I get are ones...

The typical intrusive questions I get are ones along the line of asking if any males live in the house or would be here at any time day or night. Those questions are often asked to me by the parents...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-23-2016, 09:14 AM
Replies: 311
Views: 36,028
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I have different daycare kids, but the same...

I have different daycare kids, but the same people and pets live here. But, my daughter's anger and abusive behavior has calmed down a lot over the past year. I wonder if her anger brought the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-22-2016, 06:00 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 799
Posted By permanentvacation
Many of my parents tell me on the interview that...

Many of my parents tell me on the interview that the child won't listen to the mother but will immediately listen to the father. I tell all of those women to get a 'man voice' for a while. After they...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-22-2016, 05:56 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 799
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Okay, then they are probably just waiting for you...

Okay, then they are probably just waiting for you to assert authority. Maybe their parents count to 3 or 5 before they actually expect their children to obey them. And the kids have learned that they...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-22-2016, 05:51 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 799
Posted By permanentvacation
It's not sexist nor outdated. It happens to me...

It's not sexist nor outdated. It happens to me often with many of my new kids that I have gotten as recently as one of my new kids a couple of months ago. Women STILL tell their children, right in...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-22-2016, 04:03 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 799
Posted By permanentvacation
It also simply might be that their parents never...

It also simply might be that their parents never tell them to do anything. The parents might do everything for them from pick them up and sit them in the chair to clean up their toys. So the children...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-22-2016, 03:54 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 799
Posted By permanentvacation
Use a deep man's voice. Not yelling. Just a deep...

Use a deep man's voice. Not yelling. Just a deep man's voice demanding them to do something. Kind of like a drill sergeant.

Many children completely ignore their mother, yet will immediately obey...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-22-2016, 12:59 PM
Replies: 311
Views: 36,028
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The update is that absolutely nothing has...

The update is that absolutely nothing has happened since I was posting about it. I just looked back at my posts and realized that it's been around a year since things have happened. I know it's been...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-22-2016, 10:18 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,160
Posted By permanentvacation
I would just be happy to see friends and family...

I would just be happy to see friends and family that I don't get to see often. So what that they mess up your every day, same ole' same ole' routine. They just want to see their son and grandchild...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-19-2016, 09:49 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,663
Posted By permanentvacation
I started putting my dog in his crate at drop off...

I started putting my dog in his crate at drop off and pick up times. It's a simple change, but it creates a more professional atmosphere and cut down on the chaos of my dog being all excited to see...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-19-2016, 08:41 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 835
Posted By permanentvacation
In my hand!:p I make sure they hand it directly...

In my hand!:p I make sure they hand it directly to me so I can verify that the correct amount has been paid and then since I only take cash, I immediately write a receipt for them and hand the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-16-2016, 01:04 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,663
Posted By permanentvacation
Earlier today, after speaking with my sister and...

Earlier today, after speaking with my sister and nephew about a child that has caused complete havoc in my daycare for 6 months. I have been keeping her because I need the money so badly. However,...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-12-2016, 12:45 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,361
Posted By permanentvacation
Blackcat, Thank you.

Blackcat,

Thank you.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-11-2016, 08:48 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,361
Posted By permanentvacation
Yeah, I stopped worrying about it. I know the...

Yeah, I stopped worrying about it. I know the caller didn't know about it, but since we had a recent death in the family, I felt that I needed to answer the other line at the time. I tried to call...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-09-2016, 01:22 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,199
Posted By permanentvacation
Do You Answer/Return Calls During Daycare Hours?

Another question regarding phone calls...

Do you answer and/or return daycare calls during daycare hours? And do you first let your answering machine take the calls so you can screen them before...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-09-2016, 01:07 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,361
Posted By permanentvacation
Do You Put Daycare Calls On Hold?

Most people have call waiting. When you get a call while you are already on the line with a caller inquiring about your daycare, do you put them on hold to answer the other line?

We just had a...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-07-2016, 05:09 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 818
Posted By permanentvacation
Mike, that's what I thought when I found out she...

Mike, that's what I thought when I found out she closed her business! She seemed incapable of having an original thought and scared to death of making a decision. If you can't think for yourself, and...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-06-2016, 09:23 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 818
Posted By permanentvacation
Yes. It happened to me for a while. I wrote on...

Yes. It happened to me for a while. I wrote on this forum about it at that time. I had a daycare lady friend who I was friends with for about years. Then the last couple of months of our friendship,...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-06-2016, 08:20 PM
Replies: 1,963
Views: 261,826
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I just want to say how much I love, appreciate,...

I just want to say how much I love, appreciate, and how happy that I am to have the family that I do. I know that my family members are far from the 'perfect people'. We do get put our differences...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-03-2016, 07:23 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,375
Posted By permanentvacation
I am not 'letting' her sleep all day. I have told...

I am not 'letting' her sleep all day. I have told you that the child will be in the middle of an activity and literally fall, face first onto the table dead asleep! She will fall asleep standing up!...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-02-2016, 05:21 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,375
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I did call. That's what I just said. They told me...

I did call. That's what I just said. They told me that the things I told them are not considered child abuse. Here in my state, there is no such a thing as verbal abuse. You can yell at, cuss at,...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-02-2016, 04:41 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,375
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I spoke with people from CPS. Here, in my state,...

I spoke with people from CPS. Here, in my state, name calling is not child abuse and the fact that a child can't get enough sleep at night is not child abuse. Nothing that I have witnessed would...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-02-2016, 06:17 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 14,903
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It sounds like she's always had the bottle held...

It sounds like she's always had the bottle held for her or propped for her. Obviously no one has worked with her on teaching her how to hold her bottle. By her not holding her bottle, she has no clue...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-01-2016, 10:31 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,375
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Silly Songs, You are so right! However, around...

Silly Songs,
You are so right! However, around here, parents call their children almost every name in the book and tell them how much of a pain in their a$$ they are when they get on their nerves...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-01-2016, 10:28 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,375
Posted By permanentvacation
After those two told me what they did, I started...

After those two told me what they did, I started thinking of the way people are in the stores here, the way the kids were that my kids knew in the area while growing up. And those two people are...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-01-2016, 07:34 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,375
Posted By permanentvacation
I keep her awake as much as I can. She will...

I keep her awake as much as I can. She will literally fall asleep while standing up. She will fall asleep in the middle of an activity. I talked about that above when I said that she is in the middle...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-01-2016, 06:59 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,375
Posted By permanentvacation
Tonight I talked with 2 different people who are...

Tonight I talked with 2 different people who are very bluntly honest. One is an African American man and the other is a white mother of mixed children. They both, without knowing what the other said,...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-01-2016, 04:40 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,375
Posted By permanentvacation
And, taking my previous post in consideration, I...

And, taking my previous post in consideration, I definitely don't want to create an IFSP for a family in this area. I think there are too many differences in my expectations and most of the families...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-01-2016, 04:35 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,375
Posted By permanentvacation
So, I've talked to a couple of people from my...

So, I've talked to a couple of people from my area that have African Americans in their family. They said that I am overreacting to this.

Their opinion is that the mother and father might be...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-01-2016, 03:16 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,375
Posted By permanentvacation
The more I assess the kids in my area, the more...

The more I assess the kids in my area, the more upset I get and the more worried about them I am.


Yes, I agree that I can't really make the parents change their parenting ways. Unless something...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-01-2016, 02:49 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,375
Posted By permanentvacation
During nap, before I assess the little girl,...

During nap, before I assess the little girl, called my specialist and told him about what I have told you guys. He suggested that I call another organization, not Department of Social Services, but...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-01-2016, 02:46 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,375
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I honestly have not read the last couple of posts...

I honestly have not read the last couple of posts simply because I am so upset that I just need to, and maybe shouldn't, but just need to tell someone what just happened.

I do the Ages and Stages...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-01-2016, 01:13 PM
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Views: 1,375
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Yes, I really have been truly afraid of her being...

Yes, I really have been truly afraid of her being in need of neurological care or something else being wrong with her. I have been worried about my liability, but I also worry that if she goes to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-01-2016, 12:47 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,375
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Have Any of You Created an IFSP or Been Involved with One at All?

I am considering creating an IFSP (Individual Family Service Plan) for one of my children. But I have never even heard on that term until a class that I recently took taught us briefly about them....
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 05-30-2016, 06:12 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,818
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If you think she's 'hoity-toity', and she has...

If you think she's 'hoity-toity', and she has already expressed that she doesn't agree with some things you do as a parent, then you have no business trying to force your way into her daycare. Her...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-26-2016, 09:18 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 960
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I asked about The Legacy Journey a little while...

I asked about The Legacy Journey a little while ago. Thank you for your opinion on it. I am still working on paying my debt off (Baby Step 2 in Financial Freedom). But I plan to have them paid off by...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-26-2016, 11:11 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,179
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Yes, it's the parent's responsibility to let you...

Yes, it's the parent's responsibility to let you know that the schedule changed. And, if you agreed to a specific time schedule to take the kids to school, if the time changes, you are not obligated...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-26-2016, 08:56 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,252
Posted By permanentvacation
If the child was brought into daycare while...

If the child was brought into daycare while he/she was 'asleep' and they laid him down to allow him to continue 'sleeping', when they tried to wake him up, and he didn't respond, they might have just...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-26-2016, 07:53 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,252
Posted By permanentvacation
I also do not allow parents to provide any food...

I also do not allow parents to provide any food or drink for any of the children including their own children while in my care. Including infants. I provide ALL baby formula, baby food, and meals,...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-26-2016, 07:43 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,252
Posted By permanentvacation
And, yes, I have always required that all...

And, yes, I have always required that all children entering my daycare, including infants, no matter what age, are awake and alert when the parent brings them in.

If the parent is carrying a child...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-26-2016, 07:35 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,252
Posted By permanentvacation
The article states, "Police say Miller and Clough...

The article states, "Police say Miller and Clough found the child to not be responsive but allowed a considerable time to lapse before calling the parent or 911."

That's what the daycare providers...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-25-2016, 08:34 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,757
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ThriftyLady, Yeah. The first thing that I...

ThriftyLady,

Yeah. The first thing that I thought of was all the paperwork, bank transactions, record keeping, and how much I would have to REMEMBER to make those transactions and upkeep the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-25-2016, 08:30 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,757
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AmyKidsCo, My sister also has a Paypal...

AmyKidsCo,

My sister also has a Paypal account that she uses for her jewelry business. I wonder if she knows that Paypal would automatically pay someone from her account if they disputed something...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-25-2016, 08:26 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,757
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Controlled Chaos, Thank you. I definitely...

Controlled Chaos,

Thank you. I definitely plan to talk to my accountant. But he's on vacation right now. Since a payroll company (ADP) solicited me a couple of days ago, it got me thinking a lot...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-25-2016, 09:25 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,757
Posted By permanentvacation
Controlled Chaos, If you don't mind, I have...

Controlled Chaos,

If you don't mind, I have another (and maybe more as I think this through).

Do you also write things off on your taxes? I'm confused as to how I could receive a paycheck as...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-25-2016, 09:23 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,757
Posted By permanentvacation
Controlled Chaos, Thank you for the...

Controlled Chaos,

Thank you for the information. I had not even thought of getting my paycheck directly deposited from my business account to my personal account. That would be convenient.

I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-25-2016, 07:52 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,757
Posted By permanentvacation
Home Daycares That Pay Yourself Through Payroll Account

Do any of you guys that operate a home daycare and only have yourself and no employees pay yourself through a payroll account?

If so, can you tell me the benefits of doing so as well as the...
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 05-20-2016, 04:26 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,192
Posted By permanentvacation
You do know, even though your son likes it there,...

You do know, even though your son likes it there, that there are, I'm sure, many other daycares that he will also like.

There's one daycare provider I know of in my area that has a rule of not...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-20-2016, 04:05 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,486
Posted By permanentvacation
Those poor kids!:( What a horrible father!:mad: ...

Those poor kids!:( What a horrible father!:mad:

Most of my kids only have their mother and me. A couple of my kids have no clue who their father is. The ones that do see their fathers only see...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-19-2016, 11:00 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,891
Posted By permanentvacation
Another question I have is what are the children...

Another question I have is what are the children doing while they are on the tour? I suggest that at some point during the tour (the paperwork part, or some other part that isn't very interesting for...
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