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Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-09-2016, 03:54 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,490
Posted By TBird
Closing Early...Let the Games BEGIN!

We usually close for Thanksgiving & the day after. Our local bank pulled some shenanigans last year by closing early & shutting everything down for maintenance for the ENTIRE weekend (including the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-25-2016, 07:39 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,719
Posted By TBird
We had a BRIEF experience w/an "overly friendly"...

We had a BRIEF experience w/an "overly friendly" creeper type dad. He was unemployed (waiting on employment) & mom wanted the child acclimated to daycare. He would leer at us at drop off & pick up &...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-25-2016, 07:34 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,325
Posted By TBird
Thank you for pointing this out Meeko! This...

Thank you for pointing this out Meeko! This particular mom gives funny looks & makes comments about my OWN child when she sees her passing through. She wants NO ONE around her child but expects me to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-20-2016, 09:38 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,325
Posted By TBird
Oooo good point! I would never keep anyone from...

Oooo good point! I would never keep anyone from having access to their child, which is why I think I'll just be avoiding the subject all together. She's the type that would DIE if anyone was in the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-20-2016, 08:04 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,325
Posted By TBird
WOOOOOOW....can you say all that again please???...

WOOOOOOW....can you say all that again please??? You are SO on point about her being "harmless but not" & that people like her FLIP OUT when they think their psychosis isn't being catered to. You're...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-20-2016, 06:43 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,325
Posted By TBird
Thank God, NO! All of my parents are FT, drop &...

Thank God, NO! All of my parents are FT, drop & go workers...they pay each other no mind. They trust us implicitly & we've raised most of their children from 6 weeks old. Once we realized her...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-20-2016, 06:10 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,032
Posted By TBird
I just use my regular contract & I have a section...

I just use my regular contract & I have a section which states that the first two weeks is a trial period. I enter the start date & the end date of such period. They must initial that part & agree...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-20-2016, 06:05 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,325
Posted By TBird
YES...she watches my house during the week & on...

YES...she watches my house during the week & on the weekends & comments on my kids & husband being home or not (hubby works FT & kids are teenagers & couldn't be bothered w/these kids for pay). Wants...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-20-2016, 03:55 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,325
Posted By TBird
Trying to Avoid Letting a Parent Stay for a B’day Party...Am I Wrong?

We have "one of those parents" that we deal with sparingly because she brings down our mood in 2.2 seconds. She's a single mom with one child & she's very condescending, distrustful & snarky. She...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-19-2016, 11:45 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,835
Posted By TBird
I print my sick policy out & have my parents sign...

I print my sick policy out & have my parents sign it at the beginning of every cold & flu season as well. This year I added a two page Q&A sheet. For example...

Question: "My child has a...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-09-2013, 06:46 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,666
Posted By TBird
I'm not from California but I got some close...

I'm not from California but I got some close together visits last year as well. It seemed like none of my provider friends in the area were getting any visits. I was really about to get a complex &...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-09-2013, 06:35 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,073
Posted By TBird
Vista Print Mailing...who has done one?

Hi all!

Someone posted on a thread of mine that they bought a Vista Print mailing to residents in their local area. I remember her saying that she got responses but I forgot to ask her if she just...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-04-2013, 09:49 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,123
Posted By TBird
:eek::eek::eek::eek::eek::eek::eek: ...

:eek::eek::eek::eek::eek::eek::eek:

Again...we have to be mathematicians & scientists. I don't put up with these things but Lord knows we all need to keep a calculator on our desks & add these...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-04-2013, 09:11 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 17,311
Posted By TBird
Same here!!! Except my infant rate just went up...

Same here!!! Except my infant rate just went up to $225/week.happyface
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-04-2013, 09:10 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,695
Posted By TBird
I agree! Non-verbal and/or autistic kids can...

I agree! Non-verbal and/or autistic kids can totally be potty trained. It's hard convincing their parents of that sometimes though. :(
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-04-2013, 09:00 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,123
Posted By TBird
I think you can do it either way. I usually give...

I think you can do it either way. I usually give them a chance to correct themselves so I've always warned them. BUT early drop-off is such an easy fix....

PARENTS: (Ringing the door bell...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-04-2013, 08:42 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,162
Posted By TBird
YUP! The ones that I got just started so I'm sure...

YUP! The ones that I got just started so I'm sure they'll pass along my info. soon. I'm sure there are others looking to leave because every last teacher in their infant room left...AT ONCE. I think...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-04-2013, 04:19 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,162
Posted By TBird
Oh I wish I could...a co-worker of mine flyered...

Oh I wish I could...a co-worker of mine flyered cars for a company we worked for (in our competitor's plaza) and he had to go to court & pay a big fat FINE.:(
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-03-2013, 04:44 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,513
Posted By TBird
My point EXACTLY. If what I'm doing doesn't work...

My point EXACTLY. If what I'm doing doesn't work for you...please continue in your childcare search. Everything is not for everybody. Don't come here & try to mold my entire business into your...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-03-2013, 04:29 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,162
Posted By TBird
TOO FUNNY!!! Yes... I was thinking something...

TOO FUNNY!!! Yes... I was thinking something viewable but a bit more inconspicuous. :lol:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-03-2013, 04:25 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,162
Posted By TBird
Oh thanks...And you're right...I could sop Vista...

Oh thanks...And you're right...I could sop Vista Print up with a biscuit! :lol: I totally forgot about their direct mail thing. I am totally gonna give that a try!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-03-2013, 05:36 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,160
Posted By TBird
My thoughts are... - I guess family or close...

My thoughts are...

- I guess family or close friends who are available & don't mind doing the little extra paperwork & CPR to help you out. I would probably pay for it. You can get CPR & First Aid...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-03-2013, 04:34 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,809
Posted By TBird
Awwww, thanks for the support Blackcat31. You are...

Awwww, thanks for the support Blackcat31. You are one of the veterans I follow, for sure! lovethis

As much as I know about instinct, sometimes business is slow & I stomp on that little nagging...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-02-2013, 08:42 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,809
Posted By TBird
I think we agree here, which is why I said.... ...

I think we agree here, which is why I said....

"First of all...don't worry! Everything will be fine. Most of these things happen over a number of years in the business & who's to say it will...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-02-2013, 08:29 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,039
Posted By TBird
I have to check but I think it's regulation in my...

I have to check but I think it's regulation in my state that we NOT wash the children's soiled clothes & such. I would have probably washed the blanket though because any items brought in become the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-02-2013, 08:07 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,809
Posted By TBird
First of all...don't worry! Everything will be...

First of all...don't worry! Everything will be fine. Most of these things happen over a number of years in the business & who's to say it will happen to you at all...like pregnancy...every business...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-02-2013, 07:13 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 873
Posted By TBird
Mine was good. HILARIOUS at how out of control...

Mine was good. HILARIOUS at how out of control they got in the one week I was closed. Each parent was OOOOOOH so glad to get them out of the clutches of 'Aunty'...'Pop-Pop'...or whoever watched...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-02-2013, 07:05 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,809
Posted By TBird
Here are a few.... - My grandma always said...

Here are a few....

- My grandma always said "Start out how you're gonna be". Meaning...start off not taking any junk & your clients won't be surprised when you enforce the policies they signed off...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-02-2013, 06:31 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,162
Posted By TBird
Let's see...I've left materials in the Chinese...

Let's see...I've left materials in the Chinese Restaurant, laundromat & deli.

They also have a Mexican restaurant, a gym, a dance studio, cigarette store, liquor store, a kids' fun center, and a...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-02-2013, 06:16 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,162
Posted By TBird
OMG...I told my assistant EXACTLY that!!! I have...

OMG...I told my assistant EXACTLY that!!! I have two magnets...one on each side of my van. So you don't think it's tacky or that I'd get arrested??? I mean it is a public parking lot in a plaza. I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-02-2013, 05:50 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,162
Posted By TBird
How Can I Attract Disgruntled Parents From A Local Franchise Daycare Center?

Recently, I have gotten several inquiries (and even a few new starts) from a local franchise daycare center that parents are pretty unhappy with. It looks like they've had a room full of teachers...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-02-2013, 05:21 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,194
Posted By TBird
Both.:ouch:

Both.:ouch:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-02-2013, 05:07 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,513
Posted By TBird
If this helps....I'm taking... - Good Friday...

If this helps....I'm taking...
- Good Friday (Paid)
- Easter Monday (Paid)
- Memorial Day (Paid)
- One Week Summer Break in July (Unpaid)
- Labor Day (Paid)
- Thanksgiving (Paid)
- Day After...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-13-2012, 08:40 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,489
Posted By TBird
In my humble opinion.... We need to stop all...

In my humble opinion....

We need to stop all of this "Single Parent" "Hard Luck" pricing. Charge what it costs you to provide the BEST care that you can. Don't go up or down to meet ANYONE unless...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-12-2012, 07:43 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 4,858
Posted By TBird
A friend of mine has a family daycare out of her...

A friend of mine has a family daycare out of her town home. As long as she had the two exits, licensing was exactly the same. She has a good, relatively quiet group so she hasn't had any problems...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-11-2012, 01:23 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,184
Posted By TBird
Was it a few thousand dollars to do it yourself?...

Was it a few thousand dollars to do it yourself? Sorry to be so nosey. :o
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-11-2012, 12:02 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,184
Posted By TBird
Off Topic...Anyone Here Have Bath Fitter Or Rebath?

Hey guys, just wondering who has gotten their tub/shower done by Bath Fitter or ReBath. I got a quote from them that I felt was a little pricey (for my wallet) at the time. They have since called me...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-01-2012, 04:11 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,663
Posted By TBird
Parents should choose the daycare that suits...

Parents should choose the daycare that suits them. She should never have chosen you in the first place if you didn't fit her needs. She figured she'd choose you & then change your policies. Shame on...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-01-2012, 11:35 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 5,161
Posted By TBird
My Vacation schedule is released during the first...

My Vacation schedule is released during the first week in January of every year. The opening paragraph is as follows:

Below, I have mapped out my closing dates for the remainder of the year. ...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-01-2012, 09:46 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,948
Posted By TBird
I agree and I can be flexible as long as I can...

I agree and I can be flexible as long as I can pay my bills & furnish food & supplies for the daycare on a weekly basis. I guess what rubs me wrong is the "way" that it's said sometimes. Not really...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-01-2012, 08:01 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 8,301
Posted By TBird
I don't have any particular preference, just...

I don't have any particular preference, just something LIGHT. Yikes, those little bundles can be heavy. :ouch:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-01-2012, 07:59 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,588
Posted By TBird
AMEN!!! Sand, dirt, water, grass, playground...

AMEN!!! Sand, dirt, water, grass, playground mulch!!! :Sunny:

I've already told parents "Here come the dusty, dirty days of summer." Let me know if you're going out after pickup and I'll change...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-01-2012, 06:29 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,948
Posted By TBird
OMG, EVERYTHING IS IN ADVANCE!!! Actually, I have...

OMG, EVERYTHING IS IN ADVANCE!!! Actually, I have one family that pays bi-weekly and a brand new family that wants to go bi-weekly. I told the new family that it's fine, as long as it's PRE-PAID and...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-01-2012, 05:24 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,948
Posted By TBird
Cool Prospective Clients Get Paid Every Two Weeks...AND???

I'm sure this has been covered already but I've been getting LOTS of phone calls lately and I'm kind of surprised by some of the responses I get to my weekly payment schedule.

On an interview when...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-11-2012, 01:34 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,151
Posted By TBird
YUP! I've had two of these surprise interviews...

YUP! I've had two of these surprise interviews recently (before I even put my sign out).


The first lady knocked on my door with one of her kids in tow (she was a really nice neighbor so I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-10-2012, 11:34 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,853
Posted By TBird
I'm an early bird, plus my kids have LOTS of...

I'm an early bird, plus my kids have LOTS of evening activities. I set my hours by my location.....most people in my area work locally or 30 to 40 minutes away. My hours (7:30 to 5:30...6:00 if my...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-10-2012, 10:14 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,007
Posted By TBird
My 2 cents....18 months. And God forbid you...

My 2 cents....18 months. And God forbid you listen to me by accident before that...TOO LATE!!!:lol::lol::lol:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-10-2012, 10:12 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 8,472
Posted By TBird
That poor baby!!! But I will be laughing at...

That poor baby!!!

But I will be laughing at Dad all day long...DUHHHHHH!!!:lol::lol::lol:
And I hate to have to say this but what vindication for you. They can never say that you dismissed for...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-10-2012, 09:49 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,258
Posted By TBird
We had an older neighborhood lady who taught Red...

We had an older neighborhood lady who taught Red Cross swim lessons in her own private home pool, FOR FREE every summer. The only thing we had to pay for was the $1.50 Red Cross fee for printing up...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-15-2012, 12:05 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,128
Posted By TBird
I have to agree with cheerfuldom. It wouldn't...

I have to agree with cheerfuldom. It wouldn't bother me because I know that sometimes I want to do things "privately" with my family without even close friends knowing about it. It's just one of...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-15-2012, 11:52 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,620
Posted By TBird
I keep my door open in the mornings so I don't...

I keep my door open in the mornings so I don't have to open it. I have a few parents who wouldn't DREAM of walking through it without me being there to open it though. And the two sets who would walk...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-14-2012, 06:38 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,021
Posted By TBird
AMEN!!! I have lots of boys in my daycare so I...

AMEN!!! I have lots of boys in my daycare so I only use my DAUGHTER'S OLD CLOTHES as backup. After putting these boys in enough PINK & SEQUINED BELTS to choke Barbie herself....believe me....I get...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-14-2012, 11:56 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,960
Posted By TBird
Same problem here but to their credit......the...

Same problem here but to their credit......the SAHM's in this area do provide clean, quality childcare. I just wish they would charge a little more so MY clean, quality childcare didn't look so...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-14-2012, 11:33 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 5,365
Posted By TBird
Had to laugh at this one Clueless...thank...

Had to laugh at this one Clueless...thank you!:lol:

I'm not sure what my hubby thinks, I'll have to ask him. He's only here a few minutes in the morning & by the time he gets home everyone is...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-14-2012, 11:29 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 5,262
Posted By TBird
I agree with Blackcat....You don't have too, it's...

I agree with Blackcat....You don't have too, it's just something I like to do. If I can't afford it, it will be the first thing to go. I like Nan's idea of the two weeks notice per child. Families...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-14-2012, 11:13 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 5,262
Posted By TBird
I was giving a larger discount as well, until I...

I was giving a larger discount as well, until I added it up over the year. Here is what I calculated....

$10/week x 50 weeks per year (I don't charge for my 2 week vaca) = $500
$5/week x 50...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-14-2012, 10:53 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,955
Posted By TBird
I'm glad you wrote that letter. Now rip it up &...

I'm glad you wrote that letter. Now rip it up & throw it out.

You be the grownup...call her on it in person. Guaranteed she'll feel stupid & the shenanigans will stop. lovethis
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-14-2012, 10:24 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 5,262
Posted By TBird
Oh my...very low rates, although I'm sure we're...

Oh my...very low rates, although I'm sure we're not in the same area of the country. I would definitely increase my rates and although I like to give a sibling discount, surely not as much of...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-14-2012, 09:43 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,331
Posted By TBird
Oooookay...I was just about to ask you how you...

Oooookay...I was just about to ask you how you squeezed all of those items out of the Kaplan Catalog for $500, LOL!!!:lol:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-14-2012, 09:39 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,239
Posted By TBird
I agree with everyone here. It's a...

I agree with everyone here. It's a business...keep it short & sweet. If their bank changed their hours or policies, they wouldn't even blink.;)

Oh yes...and two weeks notice so they can get...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-08-2012, 05:20 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,877
Posted By TBird
MY TWIN! Every.....Single.....Day. I wear...

MY TWIN! Every.....Single.....Day. I wear foundation, eyeliner, eyeshadow, a light touch of blush & lip gloss. I'm in my late 30's. I work with women & children...I'm not trying to SCARE women &...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-05-2012, 02:59 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,887
Posted By TBird
Same here...everyone has to be on the same floor,...

Same here...everyone has to be on the same floor, PLUS the bathroom has to be on the same floor. I have a bathroom on this floor but my licensor looked like she wanted to take out a measuring tape...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-05-2012, 02:56 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,491
Posted By TBird
I would use one of my personal days that I never...

I would use one of my personal days that I never use....maybe on a Friday (if I could) and use the two weekend days. Two days TOPS!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-05-2012, 02:51 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 11,765
Posted By TBird
My son is 11 years old now but I would do it...

My son is 11 years old now but I would do it again if given the choice. No particular reason....I just think it looks better, less maintenance, and he won't miss what he never had. Something tells me...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-21-2012, 03:20 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,347
Posted By TBird
I'D BE...

I'D BE PIIIIIIIIIISSSSSSSSED!!!:mad::mad::mad::mad:

Since she 'didn't think about it' make sure she pays you for two weeks (although she probably won't pay you) or take her to small claims court....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-21-2012, 03:09 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,907
Posted By TBird
Same here....I got it out of the Kaplan catalog....

Same here....I got it out of the Kaplan catalog. Those changing stations 'look' nice but take up a lot of space that you could be using for something else. I'm getting another curved pad (for my...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-16-2012, 01:29 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,759
Posted By TBird
I wouldn't close for it. I'd stay up late or do...

I wouldn't close for it. I'd stay up late or do it on a weekend day.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-16-2012, 09:24 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,223
Posted By TBird
IMHO...probably not. :( I would make a clean,...

IMHO...probably not. :( I would make a clean, fresh start the week after.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-16-2012, 08:38 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 5,328
Posted By TBird
I agree...a nice gift when mom or dad come home...

I agree...a nice gift when mom or dad come home from a tour is appropriate. A 'Date Night' sounds GREAT!!!lovethis
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-16-2012, 07:15 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,223
Posted By TBird
I respectfully agree with this. I provide...

I respectfully agree with this. I provide overtime ONLYif it isn't slighting my own family and if I agree to providing it (and they're paying me what we agreed upon at the designated time) it's up to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-15-2012, 07:11 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,139
Posted By TBird
Are you licensed??? Maybe there is a regulation...

Are you licensed??? Maybe there is a regulation you can look up and quote to them???

"Oopsie...I was reading over the state regulations this evening & found that I'll be unable to accept _______...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-15-2012, 11:38 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,770
Posted By TBird
Just curious....what types of things does your...

Just curious....what types of things does your daycare group share??? I know you weren't following the rules but sheesh...if someone had a problem with it regarding safety & the rules, they should...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-15-2012, 10:14 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,947
Posted By TBird
Are you sure sitting with you isn't a GIFT???...

Are you sure sitting with you isn't a GIFT??? These kids like us ya know!!! :lol:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-15-2012, 09:13 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,760
Posted By TBird
Oh, gotcha! Then SHE needs to provide a snack...

Oh, gotcha! Then SHE needs to provide a snack from the car. "Um Mom...would you mind having a snack ready for him when you arrive in the evenings? It would make things a lot easier & keep him from...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-15-2012, 08:49 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,507
Posted By TBird
This is just my paranoid, humble opinion.... ...

This is just my paranoid, humble opinion....

I (myself) would let Karma handle it. It is so, so, sad that she feels she needs to bash you. But as the minority in your field, you really & truly...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-15-2012, 08:35 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,760
Posted By TBird
There's not much you can do aside from saying...

There's not much you can do aside from saying something to her. I had a very similar situation. Mom would bring her 15 month old son LATE, HUNGRY & THIRSTY. Um...you're late...it's 11:00...he hasn't...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-14-2012, 08:53 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,706
Posted By TBird
What stuff do you use from IKEA??? I just came...

What stuff do you use from IKEA??? I just came from there and bought some forks & spoons and some bowls. I use their smocks, cubbies, & storage bins. What am I missing???
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-14-2012, 08:41 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 8,652
Posted By TBird
When random baby in the family vomited, I picked...

When random baby in the family vomited, I picked her up immediately and wiped her mouth with my hand. Her own dad looked at me like I had two heads (clearly dry heaving) and said "Did you just wipe...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-14-2012, 09:53 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,699
Posted By TBird
I love my hardwood!!! I use those primary colored...

I love my hardwood!!! I use those primary colored rubber mats in the center of my floor so maybe that absorbs the sound??? My only complaint about the hardwood is that there's nothing to collect the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-13-2012, 09:48 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,448
Posted By TBird
Oh nooooooooo...the crying spot is boooring. No...

Oh nooooooooo...the crying spot is boooring. No snugglies....no entertainment....just boring. Cry dramatically if you want but it's a drag for everybody. Once kids get bored with it, they come out at...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-09-2012, 03:09 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,714
Posted By TBird
I never say "yes" to any schedule changes on the...

I never say "yes" to any schedule changes on the spot. It's always a "Can I get back to you after I've had a chance to review my schedule?" Even then, I always give a look like it may not work.

I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-09-2012, 11:41 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,332
Posted By TBird
These are the people you give a stern good...

These are the people you give a stern good morning to and get them in & out. :ouch:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-09-2012, 08:48 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 7,718
Posted By TBird
Here (in the northeast) we are mandated to make a...

Here (in the northeast) we are mandated to make a cleaning solution daily. 1 Tablespoon of bleach to a gallon of water in a spray bottle. They check for it at each inspection. Soooooooo...they do...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-09-2012, 08:41 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,185
Posted By TBird
Exactly! My policy is..... NO TOYS FROM...

Exactly! My policy is.....

NO TOYS FROM HOME. Many children find it hard to share a toy from home and a lost or broken toy is*distressing for the child. Hunting for a missing toy is time...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-09-2012, 08:31 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,501
Posted By TBird
OMG...this is exactly what I calculated for my...

OMG...this is exactly what I calculated for my area!!!:lol:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-09-2012, 08:27 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,067
Posted By TBird
I agree. If you can make it a wash, I would give...

I agree. If you can make it a wash, I would give it a shot! :Sunny:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-09-2012, 08:17 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 7,718
Posted By TBird
Hold up....wait a minute.....QUESTION.... ...

Hold up....wait a minute.....QUESTION....

What gives these parents the AUDACITY to even ask such questions and in such a tone??? I WISH one of my parents would ask me why I'm cleaning or use that...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-07-2012, 10:28 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 7,841
Posted By TBird
And get this....SHE would scream on YOU if...

And get this....SHE would scream on YOU if anything had happened to him!!! If you're licensed (even if you're not) she's the kind who would get your licensed revoked or get you shut down one way or...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-07-2012, 10:06 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,088
Posted By TBird
****MY TWIN...I HAVE FINALLY FOUND YOU!!!**** :p...

****MY TWIN...I HAVE FINALLY FOUND YOU!!!**** :p I am perfectly nice, parents & children love me alike but they all know what's what. My place....my rules. Do what you want....at home!!!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-07-2012, 09:52 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,085
Posted By TBird
Feel for ya!!! That's why if I see even a SHADOW...

Feel for ya!!! That's why if I see even a SHADOW at the first diaper change of the day, I am on the phone with a parent. Little Johnny DID NOT get that from Here!!! :mad:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-07-2012, 09:02 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,846
Posted By TBird
Same here! 3 year old who just likes to cry. I...

Same here! 3 year old who just likes to cry. I don't feed into it...if there's no reason for it then hit the crying spot & have at it!!!:ouch:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-06-2012, 08:50 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,378
Posted By TBird
Bloody Nose Picker Update...

First let me thank you all soooo much for your ideas and support!!! Blood makes me really OCD & really nervous so it helped that you guys are calm professionals!!!happyface

So, after one more...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-03-2012, 09:51 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,378
Posted By TBird
Thanks guys....I was feeling kinda mean for a...

Thanks guys....I was feeling kinda mean for a milli-second there but I do have to think of the safety of the other children in my care. And like you said...maybe they'll actually take him to the doc...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-03-2012, 09:35 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,378
Posted By TBird
Angry Bloody Nose Picker....Next Stop....HOME!!! Vent...

UGH!!! I currently have a 5 year old who does everything he can to pick his nose BLOODY every day....I'VE HAD IT!!! I spend my days pulling him out of corners, his head out of his lap, anywhere he...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-03-2012, 08:41 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,885
Posted By TBird
I hear ya!!! I've had at least three kids...

I hear ya!!!

I've had at least three kids this year who got pulled out of daycare or formal preschool to attend my family daycare full time. Either the parents didn't like the style of teaching,...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-03-2012, 08:33 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,599
Posted By TBird
I would call a parent after 3 runny, burning,...

I would call a parent after 3 runny, burning, sick-smelling, over-the-top (and diaper) poops. For me....I think if they ate something that didn't agree, it would take at least 2 poops to run through...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-03-2012, 08:21 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,400
Posted By TBird
AMEN SISTER!!! You're making having problems not...

AMEN SISTER!!! You're making having problems not so problematic for her. Attach fees to everything, but if I were you I wouldn't do any of it. You're responsible for the BABY during your business...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-03-2012, 07:58 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,420
Posted By TBird
It's usually 10 hours around here. Most parents...

It's usually 10 hours around here. Most parents travel from a 1/2 hour to 45 minutes to & from work. That's all I allow for, which totals the 10 hours. Anything over that is 'occasional' and falls...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-03-2012, 07:51 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,318
Posted By TBird
Babies (even this young) are very smart and...

Babies (even this young) are very smart and AWARE....even before we notice it. They smell "good table food" and wonder why the heck they're eating this tasteless, aroma-less baby food. At some point...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-31-2012, 07:26 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,712
Posted By TBird
Been there!!! Doing daycare in my addition now....

Been there!!! Doing daycare in my addition now. Not to scare you but you'll also be saving for those little 'incidentals' that always seem to pop up every 5 minutes, so let the saving begin!!!:ouch:
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