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Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-22-2013, 06:53 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,156
Posted By mac60
The Eden Pure heaters are great. Infrared heat....

The Eden Pure heaters are great. Infrared heat. They do not get warm/hot to the touch. They do not need to be placed "away" from things. The case does not get hot. Probably one of the most safe and...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-05-2012, 06:42 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,989
Posted By mac60
Why would you not quote prices over the phone. If...

Why would you not quote prices over the phone. If some one does not think I am worthy of my rates, then I surely don't want to give them my precious time for an interview only to have them say I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-31-2012, 04:58 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 759
Posted By mac60
I request 1 $125 to $150 fee, nonrefundable, for...

I request 1 $125 to $150 fee, nonrefundable, for holding a spot over 2 weeks.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-26-2012, 06:56 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,319
Posted By mac60
Coming from an unlicensed provider has nothing to...

Coming from an unlicensed provider has nothing to do with it. Licensed/Unlicensed. The quality of care is/can be the same. Because a person has a piece of paper means nothing. I know of many superb...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-17-2012, 07:26 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 739
Posted By mac60
I charge whether a child is here or not. If you...

I charge whether a child is here or not. If you are scheduled for 3 days per week, and one of those days the child is sick or it is a holiday, if you choose to change your scheduled day, then you...
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 10-15-2012, 12:10 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,905
Posted By mac60
But what about all those times that parents drop...

But what about all those times that parents drop off early or pick up late. I don't charge them early arrival fees or late arrival fees. It works both ways.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-20-2012, 10:34 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,122
Posted By mac60
And this is why I quit posting things. I...

And this is why I quit posting things. I personally feel that we should be allowed to have certain post deleted at our discretion, since we are the original author. Sometimes providers have questions...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-20-2012, 10:29 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,057
Posted By mac60
I do not discount for preschool. It is there...

I do not discount for preschool. It is there choice to send them. If they add another day, they get charged for another day. Parents, so kiniving at times. I don't do part time rate for part time...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-20-2012, 10:20 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,893
Posted By mac60
I agree you need to put a stop to it. What I...

I agree you need to put a stop to it. What I don't understand, is how parents think this is ok, and not pay us for it. If a parent goes into work 30 minutes early, they get those 30 minutes paid for...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-29-2012, 08:30 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,889
Posted By mac60
Tell them what they want to hear, then do what...

Tell them what they want to hear, then do what works for you and your group. It has happened, and been mentioned many times before, tell the parents what they want to hear, and the problem...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-29-2012, 05:26 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,392
Posted By mac60
Decor Group

How do we join the "Decor" Group?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-23-2012, 05:16 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,557
Posted By mac60
You could have a minimum per week, like 3 or 4...

You could have a minimum per week, like 3 or 4 days, which would be higher rate per day than a 5 day week.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-23-2012, 05:13 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,622
Posted By mac60
Yes, charge a minimum of 3 days per week, and if...

Yes, charge a minimum of 3 days per week, and if need more xx rate for the extra days. You are then quaranteed a minimum amount each week. I do this for a family with a rotating schedule of 2 days...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-05-2012, 03:39 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,679
Posted By mac60
Are you aware that if a family "finds" you on...

Are you aware that if a family "finds" you on there, the family must pay $70 to get your information......
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-01-2012, 12:40 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,780
Posted By mac60
I prefer them to knock or ring the bell first...

I prefer them to knock or ring the bell first then walk in, but it is a hard concept for them to grasp and understand because most refuse to do it. It doesn't matter how many times I mention it in a...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-18-2012, 02:22 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,964
Posted By mac60
Yes, and it doesn't take long for it to happen....

Yes, and it doesn't take long for it to happen. Mine had a 30 yr warranty on it, warranted for what I don't know as in less than 6 months there are several scratches and bad spots on it already. I am...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-16-2012, 06:05 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,964
Posted By mac60
We just put it down in the fall, and if I had to...

We just put it down in the fall, and if I had to do it over again, I would put down carpet. We did dining room and family room/daycare area. It shows everything. It is medium to dark oak looking...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-16-2012, 07:26 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,550
Posted By mac60
I hope by now you have it back up and running....

I hope by now you have it back up and running. The heat this summer has been unbearable.

Myself, I would never close for lack of a/c. I grew up without central air/no air conditioner. I remember...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-13-2012, 06:22 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,689
Posted By mac60
Time outs are not for kids, they are for the...

Time outs are not for kids, they are for the adult in charge to get the misbehaving child out of the mix for a bit.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-11-2012, 06:59 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,644
Posted By mac60
The above pictures are amazing, but not what I...

The above pictures are amazing, but not what I consider a typical home daycare like many of us have.

I personally would not turn my main living space into daycare only space. Our family room is...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-11-2012, 10:39 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,009
Posted By mac60
Open door does not mean free reign of coming and...

Open door does not mean free reign of coming and going whenever they want. I once had a mom show up 1 /12 hours early, walked in, stood in my dining room, and was watching me load the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-11-2012, 05:54 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,757
Posted By mac60
I also have 2 storage cabinets with doors on...

I also have 2 storage cabinets with doors on them. I can store tons of stuff in them. They are double doored cabinets.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-11-2012, 05:35 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,757
Posted By mac60
Another idea for out of sight storage is a...

Another idea for out of sight storage is a bookcase shelf with a curtain panel on the front that compliments your decor. Or a chest of drawers to store things in.

Here is a link for ideas....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-12-2012, 02:02 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,664
Posted By mac60
Can't really blame her, but still wondering.

Can't really blame her, but still wondering.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-11-2012, 06:24 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,664
Posted By mac60
Nannyde, ahh, where is she. She seems to have...

Nannyde, ahh, where is she. She seems to have disappeared.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-05-2012, 04:06 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,537
Posted By mac60
And this is why I have never had a sandbox, I...

And this is why I have never had a sandbox, I didn't have one for my own kids. Messy, becomes a kitty litter box for the strays,etc. And really, at 4 yrs old they should get it the first time, and if...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-31-2012, 05:30 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 6,766
Posted By mac60
I am a little confused, why should she call CPS...

I am a little confused, why should she call CPS because a parent was late. They (CPS) doesn't have enough time to take care of the serious issues let alone a call that a parent is late. Was there...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-31-2012, 05:23 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,913
Posted By mac60
While I understand why you want to do it and I...

While I understand why you want to do it and I think it is a good idea. I do not think that 9 hours is a typical day for many. If someone works 8 hours, 1 hour lunch, and then commute time, I can...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-30-2012, 06:25 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,334
Posted By mac60
I personally think it is a "status" quo with...

I personally think it is a "status" quo with parents...Oh my little Johnny goes to so and so preschool. They have no problem paying for 4 hours per week of preschool, sending in over $40 worth of...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-25-2012, 04:41 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,334
Posted By mac60
I think what parents forget is that we have a...

I think what parents forget is that we have a schedule that we follow each day and have the disruptions interrupts our schedules.
This year I had 3 kids go to outside preschool. 2 went W TH F from...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-24-2012, 06:59 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,334
Posted By mac60
No discount here either. I could never fill the...

No discount here either. I could never fill the spot, nor would I want to have a changeover for 2/3 hours. Plus, I have a program here.

I have actually thought of charging a fee for going to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-22-2012, 02:28 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,170
Posted By mac60
Google sail cloths, those are pretty innovative...

Google sail cloths, those are pretty innovative and inexpensive. Or a yard canopy, or actually plant a couple trees. I have a small dwarf crabapple tree and it is small yet gives off lots of shade. ...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-19-2012, 10:24 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,794
Posted By mac60
I will have 2 9 yr olds this summer. They will...

I will have 2 9 yr olds this summer. They will either play outside in the fenced in yard, or take a nap during my nap time. There will be no sitting in the house between 1 and 3:30. There is simply...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-19-2012, 10:20 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 9,553
Posted By mac60
In our district, teachers get paid 12 mo a year....

In our district, teachers get paid 12 mo a year. Their salary is spread out over 12 months and they only work approx 8 months once you deduct all the breaks, holidays, days off, etc. This does not...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-18-2012, 07:10 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,024
Posted By mac60
It is a funny story....but very sad also. This...

It is a funny story....but very sad also. This mom needs super glued and fast.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-16-2012, 07:41 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,457
Posted By mac60
Heidi said it well.

Heidi said it well.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-16-2012, 10:05 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,007
Posted By mac60
While I totally understand where you are coming...

While I totally understand where you are coming from, a daycare provider nor anyone else should ever have to offer money, an incentive or any other thing for a parent to be a parent to their child...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-09-2012, 01:59 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 790
Posted By mac60
Can we just call the the "Funny of the Day"....

Can we just call the the "Funny of the Day". College degree? Right.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-07-2012, 02:29 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,320
Posted By mac60
My hubby and I have a cleaning job 10 hours a...

My hubby and I have a cleaning job 10 hours a week, pays for our health insurance that we lost and now pay private for.

I also am working on a home based business in which I am in the finishing...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-07-2012, 08:34 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,958
Posted By mac60
This is not what I think, but what I perceive...

This is not what I think, but what I perceive others think.

Easy job and we sit on our butts.
Make lots of income doing not much....when in fact we put a good portion of our income right back...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-07-2012, 07:13 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,116
Posted By mac60
I have always had the belief that a child is...

I have always had the belief that a child is "potty trained" when they can do what is stated above, and it should only take a few days. If they don't get it in a few days, then it should be dropped...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-07-2012, 06:03 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,116
Posted By mac60
There is no way I would even work with a 15 mo...

There is no way I would even work with a 15 mo old to potty train. If you have been helping a 2 yr old go potty for 6 mo, then no, he still is not potty trained IMO.

This is my policy.

When...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-04-2012, 12:01 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,555
Posted By mac60
When a parent has worked with a child at home,...

When a parent has worked with a child at home, and the child understands the concept of going potty, can recognize they need to go potty, can pull their own pants up and down, and will not scream and...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-02-2012, 09:18 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 5,846
Posted By mac60
I just added to my handbook about...

I just added to my handbook about kindergarteners....I will discontinue their nap 2 weeks before school starts. Until then, nighty nite.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-01-2012, 06:21 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 9,553
Posted By mac60
I recently interviewed a teacher family. Just...

I recently interviewed a teacher family. Just received a msg that they picked someone else that was more flexible with the summers and other time off throughout the school year. What they meant is...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-27-2012, 06:05 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 992
Posted By mac60
If they are truly ready, it should only take a...

If they are truly ready, it should only take a few days.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-26-2012, 07:37 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,645
Posted By mac60
I would start by addressing the issue with...

I would start by addressing the issue with everyone through a short letter put in their bags. Say something like "I respectfully request that families use the sidewalks and driveway when walking up...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-24-2012, 11:10 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,050
Posted By mac60
2 weeks should be adequate. Be prepared for them...

2 weeks should be adequate. Be prepared for them to leave asap.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-24-2012, 09:19 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,280
Posted By mac60
Vacation Notice Time Frame

Just wondering what the typical time frame for giving vacation dates to families is. I am changing my handbook to 4 weeks notice for taking a week off. In the past I would try to give the dates I was...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-23-2012, 05:09 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 8,284
Posted By mac60
Can you tell me where you got the canopy and how...

Can you tell me where you got the canopy and how it is attached? I really like it.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-18-2012, 06:03 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,378
Posted By mac60
No real response as to what to do. I just want to...

No real response as to what to do. I just want to say that, probably 99% of the kids that we care for do not truly know what "hunger" is. They have never experienced being truly hungry.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-17-2012, 07:57 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,834
Posted By mac60
A good business plan will have a space for...

A good business plan will have a space for research and costing of your service. Not sure how you could actually do this if you didn't contact others in your profession to get a feel for the rates...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-17-2012, 04:06 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,834
Posted By mac60
I call the local centers approx 2 times per year...

I call the local centers approx 2 times per year asking rates. I don't tell them who I am, I am only checking on rates. I have never called a home provider and done this. I have only talked with a...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-13-2012, 10:05 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,106
Posted By mac60
Strange? yes, but if someone was to ask me for a...

Strange? yes, but if someone was to ask me for a background check. I would ask them to do one as well. It works both ways. My son is 23, lives at home and has had 3 background checks in the past 2...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-13-2012, 03:55 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,882
Posted By mac60
I agree with the others. It is not your...

I agree with the others. It is not your responsibility to train them, let alone all three. It needs to start at home, and then when they understand the concept, it can start at daycare. I am a firm...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-12-2012, 04:43 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,685
Posted By mac60
Just wondering why you don't give your brother a...

Just wondering why you don't give your brother a room in the finished basement. That appears to be the easier solution, then nothing would change for you or your daughter.
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 04-10-2012, 04:28 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,677
Posted By mac60
I had a bird for 9 years. (Not while doing...

I had a bird for 9 years. (Not while doing daycare). Birds are very fragile, and become sickly easily. I would be more worried that the bird would get sick from the daycare kids bringing in sickness...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-06-2012, 05:04 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,481
Posted By mac60
I agree, if she won't stay in time out or tries...

I agree, if she won't stay in time out or tries to climb out of pack in play, strapped in booster seat or high chair for the duration of time out. Also , a nap sack works great for keeping the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-04-2012, 04:55 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 10,312
Posted By mac60
What a tragic story. Freak accident, this is what...

What a tragic story. Freak accident, this is what we would call it here. The man did say that the lid was left up like she always does. I would have to say the washer safety was not working...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-01-2012, 12:13 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,934
Posted By mac60
I just came here to post something on this. I...

I just came here to post something on this. I just rewrote my holding policy, and am looking for opinions. I too have been burnt in the past and I currently have a couple people interested in a spot...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-29-2012, 06:56 AM
Replies: 114
Views: 14,204
Posted By mac60
I agree with you Nannyde. What I don't understand...

I agree with you Nannyde. What I don't understand is how/why some think it is okay to bully others, belittle them, etc. Disagreeing is one thing, attacking is a whole other issue.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-29-2012, 06:05 AM
Replies: 114
Views: 14,204
Posted By mac60
Wow, just wow. Do you never stop? Did it make you...

Wow, just wow. Do you never stop? Did it make you feel good to get that last dig in?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-29-2012, 04:44 AM
Replies: 114
Views: 14,204
Posted By mac60
REALLY???? And this is the crap she is probably...

REALLY???? And this is the crap she is probably talking about. Why do some of you like to use my name so much? And no, I don't "Frequently get upset" and "NO I don't disappear for a while only to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-23-2012, 10:31 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 5,873
Posted By mac60
Thank you. Yes, I feel that I said the very thing...

Thank you. Yes, I feel that I said the very thing you just did, only in less words. I think I said Private Play spot and Private Thinking spot.....not sure how all the other assumptions came in to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-23-2012, 09:49 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 5,873
Posted By mac60
Think whatever you want, quite frankly I don't...

Think whatever you want, quite frankly I don't care what you think about me. Excuse me Crystal, Be more thoughtful how I respond to people. I don't belittle people, I don't criticize people, I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-23-2012, 08:43 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 5,873
Posted By mac60
Oh yea, and on the days the kid is on the...

Oh yea, and on the days the kid is on the "blanket restrictions", he is not getting fed, no potty time, no preschool, just 9/10 hours of "doing time". REALLY? Somethings should just be common sense....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-23-2012, 03:59 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 5,873
Posted By mac60
It makes no sense. You have a child 9/10 hours a...

It makes no sense. You have a child 9/10 hours a day. The child is destructive and breaks things, you bill the parent. The parent does not have control over the kid while in your care, but you...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-22-2012, 04:00 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 5,873
Posted By mac60
Won't comment too much here, but he would be...

Won't comment too much here, but he would be having a week of his own "private" play spot, on a small blanket folded about 3' x 4', with very limited toys, unbreakable ones, and that is where he...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-21-2012, 02:11 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,406
Posted By mac60
I charge $90 for 1, and recently quoted $140 for...

I charge $90 for 1, and recently quoted $140 for 2 fulltime, infant and preschooler, they thought it was too much. Our rates are terrible.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-18-2012, 01:34 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 5,805
Posted By mac60
Unless you are in a position to lose families and...

Unless you are in a position to lose families and income, I am not sure I would be telling them this. If and when the opportunity comes about and you have found another place to move, giving them a...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-16-2012, 08:03 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 6,344
Posted By mac60
Of coarse you are going to say I am not being...

Of coarse you are going to say I am not being bullied, you are one of them that seems to be doing it. Fine, whatever. Seriously, I am the one you have been wondering about for a while? Again,...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-16-2012, 06:42 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 6,344
Posted By mac60
And this is why I don't come around here much, it...

And this is why I don't come around here much, it is because of this type of bullying on this forum that is allowed. Then I have people saying they have been reading my post for 7 years. Really????? ...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-16-2012, 01:06 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 6,344
Posted By mac60
Amazing how someone who has never met me and...

Amazing how someone who has never met me and lives on the other side of the country can state things about people. What I say, post, etc, doesn't mean I do it, I really wish you wouldn't try to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-16-2012, 10:06 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,091
Posted By mac60
I always lock the front door when we go out back...

I always lock the front door when we go out back to play. I don't feel parents have the right to freely walk into our homes and wander around. Walking in and staying at the entrance is one thing, but...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-16-2012, 10:01 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 6,344
Posted By mac60
What a great post....What is wrong? Discipline...

What a great post....What is wrong? Discipline has totally been taken away from children. Everyone is so worried about hurting their feelings, telling them no, don't want to give them boundries, so...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-15-2012, 06:01 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,156
Posted By mac60
If their part time rate is $50 per week, their...

If their part time rate is $50 per week, their holding rate would be half and can come 1 day per week on that rate.

Holding rate == 1/2 of normal rate.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-14-2012, 05:56 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,073
Posted By mac60
Rates here for home daycares average $80 to $90...

Rates here for home daycares average $80 to $90 per week. I charge $85 on current ft families, going up to $90 on any new ones. We are one of the lowest daycare paying areas of the country. And my...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-13-2012, 06:06 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,893
Posted By mac60
I can't imagine that amount of stuff in my...

I can't imagine that amount of stuff in my backyard. I don't think my neighbors would be too happy with it and my hubby would not want to mow around it. I also don't have swings anymore due to kids...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-10-2012, 01:14 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 949
Posted By mac60
I would not have it any other way, I figure if I...

I would not have it any other way, I figure if I am going to confine myself to my home to work, my costs are generally the same if I have 3 or 5, so I try to keep full 100% of the time. But then we...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-08-2012, 06:23 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,678
Posted By mac60
I am not sure how much/how often you are...

I am not sure how much/how often you are referring that the parent gives the child tylenol. But I am on the opposite end of the spectrum, a kid that goes thru spurts and has major sneezing/snot...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-07-2012, 03:08 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,050
Posted By mac60
Old school. And I agree with most of everyone...

Old school. And I agree with most of everyone above that considers themselves old school.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-01-2012, 05:03 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 14,880
Posted By mac60
Crazy8, I love your room and the color! ...

Crazy8, I love your room and the color!

Melskids, can you explain how you have the canopy attached to your patio.

My patio is actually cement and in the afternoons/evenings, the sun beats down...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-01-2012, 04:55 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,764
Posted By mac60
How can you break a barbie head off and it NOT be...

How can you break a barbie head off and it NOT be on purpose? She was obviously doing "something" to it for it to have broken.

I think toy destruction is just considered ok by many parents....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-28-2012, 09:05 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,322
Posted By mac60
You are right, I don't know her situation. I...

You are right, I don't know her situation. I guess my statement is more based on the "general consensus" of what I see on a daily basis and the way people use and manipulate the system as they make...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-28-2012, 07:52 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,322
Posted By mac60
I think what is sadder in this situation is that...

I think what is sadder in this situation is that the person was irresponsible in her actions, got pregnant again, with a child she could not clearly afford. Really, because a person now has 2 kids...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-28-2012, 04:44 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,759
Posted By mac60
I just recently accepted a very part time job, I...

I just recently accepted a very part time job, I worked one weekend, then quit. It was in a long term care facility in the activities dept. I have my activities certification. I know what is supposed...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-27-2012, 06:00 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,759
Posted By mac60
I would never open that box of worms. I could...

I would never open that box of worms. I could just imagine how the "parents" would want things done. And after their suggestions, and say you don't use them, then what.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-22-2012, 02:55 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,069
Posted By mac60
Use the "Table" option in Word. Very very easy to...

Use the "Table" option in Word. Very very easy to use.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-21-2012, 04:31 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,397
Posted By mac60
Very good article. Thanks for sharing. But oh so...

Very good article. Thanks for sharing. But oh so sad. Here we call it the "Entitlement Syndrome" or the "Single Mom Syndrome". I make bad choices and expect society to provide for me. I make another...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-20-2012, 06:03 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 891
Posted By mac60
I would just stay consistent with trying to get...

I would just stay consistent with trying to get the two naps. I think 16 mo is too young to be switching to one. Put her down at the same time each day and don't let her up. If you designate time for...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-20-2012, 04:13 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 8,745
Posted By mac60
I charge 1/2 rate, and they can attend 2 days per...

I charge 1/2 rate, and they can attend 2 days per week.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-18-2012, 07:33 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,003
Posted By mac60
First, they don't tell the whole story. Second,...

First, they don't tell the whole story. Second, there is a BIG difference between corporal punishment and discipline. Third, no wonder kids are totally out of control these days. Parents dump them at...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-17-2012, 06:45 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,527
Posted By mac60
When she said "dump", I assumed she meant take to...

When she said "dump", I assumed she meant take to the country and let loose. That is exactly what the police told us to do here, but that was before the cat ordinance went into effect.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-17-2012, 04:51 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,527
Posted By mac60
There is nothing illegal about "dumping" a cat to...

There is nothing illegal about "dumping" a cat to the country. People are just as irresponsible with their pets as they are with their kids. I had a neighbor who several years ago started feeding...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-15-2012, 05:57 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,067
Posted By mac60
Sorry, some people thrive on causing problems for...

Sorry, some people thrive on causing problems for others.

I would put the preschoolers on the floor, never on the couch or family beds. If you don't have mats, make your own. The baby, do you...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-14-2012, 01:55 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,583
Posted By mac60
I use kids plastic ware from IKEA, plates, bowls,...

I use kids plastic ware from IKEA, plates, bowls, cups, plastic silverware. It is the preschoolers who make the mess here. Usually looks like I just slopped the hogs when they are done. Those in...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-13-2012, 05:56 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,572
Posted By mac60
You all seem to be missing the point here. This...

You all seem to be missing the point here. This child did not start doing this until last week, which was the first time he threw his lunch in the trash. What I have been doing the past 12 years has...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-13-2012, 03:09 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,572
Posted By mac60
When they are done, I let them get up. Some eat...

When they are done, I let them get up. Some eat and are done in 10 min, some it takes them 30 min, I don't think a child that sits down and eats and doesn't mess around should have to sit and wait on...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-13-2012, 02:53 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,572
Posted By mac60
This kid has become very picky and has started to...

This kid has become very picky and has started to push his food away and say he doesn't like it, things he has eaten for over 3 years. When you allow one to behave this way it becomes a trickled down...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-13-2012, 02:27 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,572
Posted By mac60
I am surprised how so many think this calls for...

I am surprised how so many think this calls for me to change the way I do things. The child is in the wrong, not me. He only started this because he doesn't want to eat what is served, and only does...
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