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Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-18-2019, 08:19 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 220
Posted By boy_mom
I wouldnt worry anymore, there isn't anything...

I wouldnt worry anymore, there isn't anything that the center can do to you. Your job as a mandated reporter is to report any issues you see. You did your job!

Definitely get outside today, take a...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-16-2019, 01:50 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 246
Posted By boy_mom
Can you cut back on the amount of children you...

Can you cut back on the amount of children you care for and get rid of the difficult parents or kids.

I was so burned out at one point, that i ended up terming a bunch of families. After a lot of...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-09-2019, 06:34 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 451
Posted By boy_mom
Not being snarky..... but if something is...

Not being snarky..... but if something is illegal, why would you be a part of it? Just because this is a home daycare doesn't make it any less serious when it comes to operating legally.

I do...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-06-2019, 04:25 PM
Replies: 5,284
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 555,491
Posted By boy_mom
This is my 7 year old.. we had record highs this...

This is my 7 year old.. we had record highs this summer and the kid keeps dressing like he's going on an Artic expedition.... :confused:

Thankfully he's just home with me, so some days I've let...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-05-2019, 08:59 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 644
Posted By boy_mom
Ummm I feel.like the parent should have wayyyy...

Ummm I feel.like the parent should have wayyyy more information available for you, as well as for themselves!

I would ask for a dr note with more information in order to make a decision on what...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-24-2019, 07:22 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 570
Posted By boy_mom
While I agree, let the two parents figure it out,...

While I agree, let the two parents figure it out, could you imagine if she hit them walking through the driveway???

Texting and driving is a HUGE pet peeve of mine. If I am being honest, I'd term...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-16-2019, 06:18 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,330
Posted By boy_mom
I did the same, once a child could move around...

I did the same, once a child could move around and drop their pacifer for others to pick up, that was it for me! I think it definitely helped having lots of activity to distract them, so I never had...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-15-2019, 05:04 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 577
Posted By boy_mom
I would never allow a parent to "give me what...

I would never allow a parent to "give me what for"... they'd be shown the door after their little temper tantrum.

If they dont send in bug spray as requested, start turning away at the door. In my...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-11-2019, 10:44 AM
Replies: 131
Views: 29,959
Posted By boy_mom
We have plenty of compassion, the majority of us...

We have plenty of compassion, the majority of us feel for parents who are trying to make it work and get by. That does not equate to granting each and every request from a client.

You say...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-11-2019, 07:36 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 291
Posted By boy_mom
Can you shake up the routine a little? You...

Can you shake up the routine a little? You mentioned you have a nice schedule in place, but maybe being outside more with a different routine or set up inside might change attitudes a bit?

I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-10-2019, 08:54 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 340
Posted By boy_mom
You could do something like this, just change out...

You could do something like this, just change out the activities each morning, quick and easy!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-04-2019, 05:42 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 346
Posted By boy_mom
I ran my daycare in the basement of my home and...

I ran my daycare in the basement of my home and we had a galley kitchen - fridge, electric stove and a washer/dryer. It was formerly used as a rental apartment and I had no issues when we made it a...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-02-2019, 06:06 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 750
Posted By boy_mom
I would, if they are unable to commute the extra...

I would, if they are unable to commute the extra 5 miles. While you are still holding a spot for them, they put down a deposit with your current location in mind. If they had known about the move...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-19-2019, 08:29 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 495
Posted By boy_mom
Maybe an email... seems more professional than a...

Maybe an email... seems more professional than a text. You could let parents know you will be sending out an email after pick up.

When I close my daycare I ended up having to answer questions no...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-08-2019, 12:57 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 996
Posted By boy_mom
And I totally get this too, I used to encourage...

And I totally get this too, I used to encourage my parents to enjoy a day to themselves when they could! I just dont understand the new societal emphasis on "me time" over family time.

I try not...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-07-2019, 04:57 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 996
Posted By boy_mom
I saw a meme circulating on Facebook that said "I...

I saw a meme circulating on Facebook that said "I dont care what time I get out of work, I'm not picking my kid up early from daycare!"

Soooo many moms shared it and soooo soooo many more laughed...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-15-2019, 06:37 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 951
Posted By boy_mom
Sometimes I think making these issue a "problem"...

Sometimes I think making these issue a "problem" for parents forces them to see the issues they are trying to ignore.

They have switched pediatricians, but I'm sure when they hear the same thing...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-15-2019, 06:13 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 951
Posted By boy_mom
Honestly, if parents wont support you then it's...

Honestly, if parents wont support you then it's time to term. Running is a huge liability, he could be hurt or one of the other child could be injured if you have to chase him and they are left...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-09-2019, 03:29 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 446
Posted By boy_mom
If you think there abuse, never hesitate to...

If you think there abuse, never hesitate to report it!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-02-2019, 06:36 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 585
Posted By boy_mom
I feel like a child ready to potty train picks up...

I feel like a child ready to potty train picks up the skill within a few days. It doesn't have to be perfect, hence the pull ups, but the concept should be completely understood by the child. I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-01-2019, 03:16 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 585
Posted By boy_mom
Honestly, it doesn't matter to me what they say...

Honestly, it doesn't matter to me what they say at home, it only matter what happens at daycare.

A potty training child would need to be able to let me know they need the bathroom and pretty much...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-01-2019, 07:53 AM
Replies: 5,284
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 555,491
Posted By boy_mom
This is definitely a preview of how she is going...

This is definitely a preview of how she is going to be as a client, so be prepared to enforce EVERY. SINGLE. RULE. each day with her.

Honestly she sounds awful, if you can let her go, I would use...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-30-2019, 04:09 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 675
Posted By boy_mom
I think you should just stick to it, between...

I think you should just stick to it, between vacation days for two parents and extended family and friend who can fill in, they could make it work. If they cant make it work, they will leave. I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-29-2019, 10:55 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 375
Posted By boy_mom
I'm sure they wanted to save their money for...

I'm sure they wanted to save their money for vacation!

I would send an email ASAP letting them know they owe money for the first two weeks, as well as the week they are on vacation (if that's...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-26-2019, 09:07 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 407
Posted By boy_mom
Agree with PP, her response speaks volumes to how...

Agree with PP, her response speaks volumes to how little she thinks of your time and that she does not see you as a business person offering a service.

I think that the contract is too worry, if...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-25-2019, 11:00 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 505
Posted By boy_mom
Hi Family, Thank you for taking the time to...

Hi Family,

Thank you for taking the time to meet with me yesterday. At this time, ABC Daycare will be perusing other applicants. We wish you the best in your daycare search!

Best,
ABC Daycare...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-23-2019, 07:41 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 459
Posted By boy_mom
If it is one week PER FAMILY, then they would get...

If it is one week PER FAMILY, then they would get one week (5 consecutive days) of unpaid vacation, regardless of how many children they have. Vacation is per family NOT per child.

If they have 1...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-23-2019, 07:07 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 781
Posted By boy_mom
Yea, I wouldnt even be accepting feedback on...

Yea, I wouldnt even be accepting feedback on policy changes. Families either agree or give notice, those are my only options. I dont take input or opinions on policy changes that are best for my...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-18-2019, 05:56 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 556
Posted By boy_mom
If parents ask why, I'd just say it has to do...

If parents ask why, I'd just say it has to do with liability and insurance, that way you dont have to mention your husband. Short, sweet and vague!!!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-17-2019, 06:26 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 556
Posted By boy_mom
I would have a quick note to send home,...

I would have a quick note to send home, "effective xx/xx/xxxx, access to the driveway will no longer be available. Parking spaces are available along the front of the house (or wherever is...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-27-2019, 12:18 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 861
Posted By boy_mom
Agree with the PP's, let that family know that...

Agree with the PP's, let that family know that while they were deciding you filled the space. First come, first served!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-18-2019, 04:21 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,902
Posted By boy_mom
Even though you aren't licensed, I would call...

Even though you aren't licensed, I would call your local licensing agency. They may have some resources and guidance for you.

On a side note, I would be all done caring for this family. Mom has no...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-14-2019, 03:47 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 506
Posted By boy_mom
My first year of daycare, I charged by the day...

My first year of daycare, I charged by the day and ran into the same problems, so I feel your frustration!

I made a gradual change, I first switch the easy going parents and the ones I knew...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-08-2019, 10:33 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 331
Posted By boy_mom
Honestly, I would term. They're going to have to...

Honestly, I would term. They're going to have to find new care anyway. Maybe give them an extra week to secure new care, but I wouldnt deal with that, especially if i was planning to close within a...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-05-2019, 04:21 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 694
Posted By boy_mom
Good for you!! happyface

Good for you!! happyface
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-01-2019, 04:05 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 694
Posted By boy_mom
I would not remind but I would send an...

I would not remind but I would send an "automatic" updated invoice as soon as the payment has become late. Not sure if you have a cut off time on Fridays, or if you can send it out at midnight.

I...
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 02-28-2019, 08:21 AM
Replies: 171
Views: 76,788
Posted By boy_mom
My sons nursery school follows the same schedule...

My sons nursery school follows the same schedule as the school system, including summer vacation. She is only open from 8:30-12:30, with the option to pay for an longer day until 3pm.

There is A...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-27-2019, 12:20 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 412
Posted By boy_mom
In my experience, this kind of thing never ends...

In my experience, this kind of thing never ends well for the provider. 9 times out of 10, the parents will arrive at their original pick up time, other families will try to start dropping off early...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-07-2019, 06:04 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 615
Posted By boy_mom
I had a mom like that, her son was with me for...

I had a mom like that, her son was with me for 3.5 years. She worked very, very part time for her dads company, but he was the first one dropped off and the last one picked up, Monday through...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-05-2019, 06:51 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 724
Posted By boy_mom
I agree with PP, sounds like your child needs...

I agree with PP, sounds like your child needs their own space with their own things. When my son was 5-6 years old, he was allowed to do his own thing during the day. However, when he was in the day...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-01-2019, 05:34 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,149
Posted By boy_mom
My sons nursery school asks my son at every drop...

My sons nursery school asks my son at every drop off if he ate dinner the night before and breakfast this morning, if he feels ready to play (aka not feeling sick) and if he has any "boo boos" they...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-28-2019, 11:57 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,005
Posted By boy_mom
Honestly, I would term for her general lack of...

Honestly, I would term for her general lack of caring about the situation and for her children's well being. She thinks it isn't her problem, but I would be making it her problem at pick up tonight!...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-25-2019, 06:18 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,000
Posted By boy_mom
I used to have parent pick up between 3:30 and 5...

I used to have parent pick up between 3:30 and 5 and honestly we were just doing whatever was scheduled during that time.

Some days the room was messy and parents saw kids in the middle of...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-08-2019, 05:39 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 507
Posted By boy_mom
1. Hand parents a letter with closing details...

1. Hand parents a letter with closing details while telling them that you've decided to close. This way if they get off track with questions, all the important details (last day, final payments. etc)...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-21-2018, 09:14 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 968
Posted By boy_mom
I had two DCMs nurse until their children were 3...

I had two DCMs nurse until their children were 3 years old. While not my preference (to be totally honest I did think it was odd!) I didnt let it bother my. The whole different strokes for different...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-11-2018, 11:48 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 510
Posted By boy_mom
Thanks for all the responses, its definitely...

Thanks for all the responses, its definitely something to mull over!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-10-2018, 04:13 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 510
Posted By boy_mom
Daycare With Your Own Kids

I closed my daycare about a year and a half ago when we moved houses. By the time I closed I was sooo burnt out, opening at the new house wasn't even an option for me. One of my biggest problems was...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-29-2018, 07:10 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,607
Posted By boy_mom
I've only termed immediately twice - once because...

I've only termed immediately twice - once because a child was throwing toys (he threw a Thomas the Tank engine toy through my window) and the second time because a DCD yelled at me in front of all...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-20-2018, 01:55 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,638
Posted By boy_mom
When I first opened I scheduled interviews during...

When I first opened I scheduled interviews during daycare hours. I had a family schedule a tour at 10am and they stayed for 5.5 HOURS!!! I knew within the first 15 minutes I didnt want them as...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-19-2018, 04:45 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 742
Posted By boy_mom
Yes emailing is appropriate, especially if he...

Yes emailing is appropriate, especially if he makes you uncomfortable!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-19-2018, 11:47 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 742
Posted By boy_mom
Yep! You have a reason and you are not obligated...

Yep! You have a reason and you are not obligated to explain your decision!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-15-2018, 11:17 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,290
Posted By boy_mom
So many news stories these last few weeks about...

So many news stories these last few weeks about children being hit by cars at bus stops. Time to speak up!

What would be worse, a 3 minute conversation to enforce the policy you made or him...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-14-2018, 01:57 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 782
Posted By boy_mom
I never offered a discount to my families but my...

I never offered a discount to my families but my son's nursery school offers a sma discount for siblings. I think its whatever you're comfortable doing!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-07-2018, 04:35 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 677
Posted By boy_mom
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Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-05-2018, 11:34 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 873
Posted By boy_mom
Agreed, what does you contract say? If you...

Agreed, what does you contract say? If you haven't specified, maybe give them a heads up that Thanksgiving is a paid day off, and they cant combine.

If you dont have a clause about unpaid days...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-01-2018, 11:51 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,050
Posted By boy_mom
I never had terrible wear and tear but the daily...

I never had terrible wear and tear but the daily beating the daycare area took was noticeable. I felt like I spent a lot of time cleaning walls, spot painting, carpet cleaning and eventually...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-15-2018, 10:00 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 820
Posted By boy_mom
Personally we always do no gifts and my kids have...

Personally we always do no gifts and my kids have learned that a party is spending time with friends and family and celebrating! They get gifts from us on their actual birthday and get to pick a...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-11-2018, 07:19 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 938
Posted By boy_mom
I dont think it's that he cant follow rules, I'm...

I dont think it's that he cant follow rules, I'm sure dcd would adapt it she asked! But if she hasn't mentioned it, he is probably just in the habit of writing it that way.... :rolleyes:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-11-2018, 06:58 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 938
Posted By boy_mom
This! My husband is a navy vet and now a...

This! My husband is a navy vet and now a paramedic.... it's just his habit! If dcd is good in all other areas, I would just let it go!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-01-2018, 03:08 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 495
Posted By boy_mom
Dear DCP, This letter is to confirm that...

Dear DCP,

This letter is to confirm that DCK's last day of care is xx/xx/xxxx. A total of $xx.xx is due no later than 5pm on that date OR your two weeks deposit will applied at this time. (Or...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-25-2018, 08:17 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,252
Posted By boy_mom
Part of responsible parenting is having your...

Part of responsible parenting is having your phone charged and on! I would be sooo mad if a parent was late and did not have a plan in place to contact me!

I would not feel bad about charging at...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-19-2018, 10:01 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 536
Posted By boy_mom
Can you talk with her, letting her know that what...

Can you talk with her, letting her know that what she is packing is inadequate and going forward if you have to supplement his lunch, you will have to bill her?

I also agree with PP, I would send...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-19-2018, 09:27 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 716
Posted By boy_mom
If you can hold out, and maybe jazz up your...

If you can hold out, and maybe jazz up your advertising, I highly recommend a 4 day schedule! I agree, try not to lower your rates, if they are in the right range for your area.

I offered part...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-15-2018, 07:27 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,437
Posted By boy_mom
Another parent who didn't like hearing NO 😂😂

Another parent who didn't like hearing NO 😂😂
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-30-2018, 09:58 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 972
Posted By boy_mom
I would have a hard time NOT mentioning to mom...

I would have a hard time NOT mentioning to mom what dcg said and letting her know she actually pays me for care beginning at 745, so I will no longer be offering the 5 minute grace period...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-08-2018, 08:19 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,939
Posted By boy_mom
I agree with OP, it wouldn't sit well with me!...

I agree with OP, it wouldn't sit well with me! Mostly because that's a really intimate chore and I would want an adult to do it. There are tons of other responsibilities for a 12 year old during the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-07-2018, 12:07 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 631
Posted By boy_mom
My daycare program was part timers only, so kids...

My daycare program was part timers only, so kids came 1-3 days per week. This child will probably not adjust to nap time if she doesn't take one the other 5 days at home! I quickly learned that part...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-03-2018, 03:39 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 634
Posted By boy_mom
Why should they be potty trained if neither of...

Why should they be potty trained if neither of them are showing signs of readiness?

The children are probably picking up on your stress over their toileting habits and holding everything in....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-02-2018, 11:53 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 991
Posted By boy_mom
Say its again louder for the people in the...

Say its again louder for the people in the back!!!!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-01-2018, 04:36 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,340
Posted By boy_mom
Ugh. This woman needs a nanny with a live feed...

Ugh. This woman needs a nanny with a live feed nanny cam.

I would not be willing to make calls, is this something your director has instructed you to do? If possible, can you switch to a text or...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-31-2018, 10:15 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 719
Posted By boy_mom
I would refund if I was refusing services. You...

I would refund if I was refusing services. You asked for advice, I'm just giving my opinion...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-31-2018, 09:05 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 719
Posted By boy_mom
If it's an immediate term I would refund the two...

If it's an immediate term I would refund the two weeks, minus any money or late fees she owes.

If you give two week notice, remind her that there are no refund and that ANY rules broken result in...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-26-2018, 06:28 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 592
Posted By boy_mom
No definitely start right away as 4 days, you...

No definitely start right away as 4 days, you will HATE working that extra day. Parents always take the extra when it's available.

I had a lot of people interested in my daycare, because I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-26-2018, 02:30 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 592
Posted By boy_mom
I used to do Mon to Thurs care, it was great!!...

I used to do Mon to Thurs care, it was great!! Happy to answer any questions you have!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-26-2018, 09:17 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 891
Posted By boy_mom
I mean this in the nicest way, but what did you...

I mean this in the nicest way, but what did you expect? You know how he behaves and you know the parents are passive and do not reinforce good behavior at home.

I would term, not worth the risk he...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-25-2018, 12:20 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 496
Posted By boy_mom
I would get back into ratio ASAP, for a million...

I would get back into ratio ASAP, for a million reasons. Over ratio is over ratio, regardless of how long you licensing inspector is making you wait.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-25-2018, 07:27 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 980
Posted By boy_mom
Yes ma'am!!! That's what I did last year!! ...

Yes ma'am!!! That's what I did last year!!

My husband received a new job that allowed me to cut back my working hours (not that there is any break when raising a 3 and 6 year old ;)). I found a...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-24-2018, 12:25 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 486
Posted By boy_mom
I would add no incentives, rewards or punishments...

I would add no incentives, rewards or punishments (I once had a family request times outside after an accident :dislike:). I would also put a disclaimer that readiness at home doesn't always equate...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-24-2018, 12:19 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 3,724
Posted By boy_mom
I think the only solution to feeling bad for a...

I think the only solution to feeling bad for a child or wishing a parent would spend more their child is to completely forget that the parents exist between 9 and 5 :ouch:

You've opened a business...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-22-2018, 04:21 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 470
Posted By boy_mom
If possible tell them directly, along with giving...

If possible tell them directly, along with giving them a letter, it's more effective way to get them to change behaviors.

I would also create a no pay no stay amendment to your notice. "If...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-19-2018, 05:30 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 639
Posted By boy_mom
I had a similar experience ordering online from...

I had a similar experience ordering online from Home Depot. I eventually told them to cancel the order so I could go to a local hardware store to purchase. Super frustrating!!!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-05-2018, 09:23 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 952
Posted By boy_mom
First.... deep breathes!! :hug: Secondly,...

First.... deep breathes!! :hug:

Secondly, child care is super hard and very stressful so don't feel alone. We have all been there! Your post felt like a description of my first year as a provider!...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-21-2018, 04:58 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 541
Posted By boy_mom
Typically, I would exclude for any kind of rash. ...

Typically, I would exclude for any kind of rash.

I once had a mom say a rash was from trying strawberries so i let dcb come. It was actually rosiola and two other children ended up catching it!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-18-2018, 06:08 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,065
Posted By boy_mom
I had a parent request 30 minutes of salsa music...

I had a parent request 30 minutes of salsa music to be played each day so their 18 month old could dance to it.....

I had another parent tell me that their screeching infant would calm down if I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-14-2018, 07:14 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,021
Posted By boy_mom
I think its better to follow your instincts. It...

I think its better to follow your instincts. It will be more uncomfortable terming them then it will be to politely decline them!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-13-2018, 08:00 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 745
Posted By boy_mom
I would refund to reflect the amount their...

I would refund to reflect the amount their current two weeks notice would require.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-06-2018, 01:24 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,006
Posted By boy_mom
You could write " Hi Susie Q, thanks for your...

You could write " Hi Susie Q, thanks for your response! I will send you a private message!" That's way you can determine if it was an accidental reply like pp suggested!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-29-2018, 08:30 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 798
Posted By boy_mom
We did that with tenants and it ended up being a...

We did that with tenants and it ended up being a nightmare. He was a landscaper and we took money off the monthly rent in exchange for him doing yard upkeep - this was his idea... at first it was...
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 05-22-2018, 01:22 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,615
Posted By boy_mom
I had the same thought, this is either a VERY bad...

I had the same thought, this is either a VERY bad policy or the family is reading the policy wrong. If they are in fact reading it correctly, you have to wonder what the provider was...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-22-2018, 07:04 AM
Replies: 191
Views: 8,075
Posted By boy_mom
This!!!

This!!!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-19-2018, 09:57 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,371
Posted By boy_mom
I would term immediately and let her know that is...

I would term immediately and let her know that is was because of her behavior toward you! Even if it wasn't in your contract, you have every right to stop working with a person like this!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-18-2018, 02:10 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 890
Posted By boy_mom
That's a rough day! I would term based on her not...

That's a rough day! I would term based on her not picking up when I called and maybe leave it at that.

I feel like getting into the details of why it's not a good fit gives the perception that...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-04-2018, 04:11 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 779
Posted By boy_mom
OMG I feel your pain!!! When I first started, I...

OMG I feel your pain!!! When I first started, I did interviews during daycare hours. Then I had the family from hell stay for 5 hours - she basically treated it like a trial day (but she stayed with...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-02-2018, 06:01 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,699
Posted By boy_mom
I probably wouldn't even respond, you don't owe...

I probably wouldn't even respond, you don't owe the mom an explanation and her child doesn't need on either!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-02-2018, 05:39 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 820
Posted By boy_mom
I accidentally reposted my previous post but...

I accidentally reposted my previous post but wasn't sure how to delete the post.....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-02-2018, 05:30 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 820
Posted By boy_mom
Dear family, As if June 19,2018 I will no...

Dear family,

As if June 19,2018 I will no longer be offering daycare services. I have appreciated your business and wish you the best in the future.

Sincerely,
Daycare Provider

** you...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-01-2018, 10:53 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,059
Posted By boy_mom
All this, and I would be firm about not providing...

All this, and I would be firm about not providing services if there is no payment at drop off. To be honest, I would happily term a family like this on the spot if payment was late one more time!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-30-2018, 12:58 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,524
Posted By boy_mom
I used to give my boys cold carrots when they...

I used to give my boys cold carrots when they were teething. I was always with them and paying attention if they bit off a chunk.

I guess to each their own. I would never have asked a caregiver to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-25-2018, 07:42 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,005
Posted By boy_mom
I can say that I have never become emotionally...

I can say that I have never become emotionally attached to the kids in my care, with the exception of one child who is friends with my son. That attachment has only formed after the working...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-25-2018, 06:02 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 685
Posted By boy_mom
I agree with both points of view. Ultimately, my...

I agree with both points of view. Ultimately, my home was different from their homes and 90% of the children adapted to the new environment fairly quickly. Some took a few additional weeks to...
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