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Forum: Daycare and Taxes 04-09-2021, 02:22 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 209
Posted By grandmom
Apparently I pay my tax man the big bucks because...

Apparently I pay my tax man the big bucks because he's smarter than me. They didn't include the PPP in my taxes. Whew.
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 04-06-2021, 01:52 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 209
Posted By grandmom
Thanks Tom.

Thanks Tom.
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 04-05-2021, 02:47 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 209
Posted By grandmom
Tom - PPP Post on Facebook Today

Hey Tom,

I saw your PPP post on Facebook saying it wasn't taxable income. Is this also true for the PPP in 2020? I'm pretty sure it was included in my "income" when I did 2020 taxes.

Thanks...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-31-2021, 03:40 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 306
Posted By grandmom
Insist that she go to 5 days per week for at...

Insist that she go to 5 days per week for at least 3 weeks. Then do as the others say - don't pick her up. Three days per week will take forever.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-31-2021, 03:14 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 891
Posted By grandmom
If the table was turned, the parents wouldn't...

If the table was turned, the parents wouldn't hesitate to make the change. Move on.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-31-2021, 03:07 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 201
Posted By grandmom
I use Ring.com. Love it. I can talk to the...

I use Ring.com. Love it. I can talk to the person - or not even let them know I'm home. It records, I can email or text the video. I can get notifications even when I'm out of state. Can't say...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-26-2021, 03:14 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 298
Posted By grandmom
Oh my goshhhh. We are kindred spirits.

Oh my goshhhh. We are kindred spirits.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-26-2021, 03:10 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 585
Posted By grandmom
I agree with BC. But, I'd never terminate a...

I agree with BC.

But, I'd never terminate a biter - unless it was a much older child - like school age. Biting is normal for toddlers. Yes it hurts and leaves bruising, but it's no different...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-24-2021, 03:28 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 243
Posted By grandmom
Consider an hydroponics set up? I've heard great...

Consider an hydroponics set up? I've heard great things about Moistenland and AreoGarden
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-22-2021, 03:06 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 707
Posted By grandmom
What a truly delightful story. Thank you so much...

What a truly delightful story. Thank you so much for sharing.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-18-2021, 02:44 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 707
Posted By grandmom
Will the parents let you observe her at home? ...

Will the parents let you observe her at home? I'd be really interested to see what she does there, and how they interact with her there.
Forum: New Members - Welcome to the Daycare.com Forum! 02-16-2021, 02:56 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 414
Posted By grandmom
And spend some time reading here. If you're...

And spend some time reading here. If you're going to start a new program, you'll be a target for parents who couldn't get what they wanted from the last provider. They will sign up with you and...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-16-2021, 02:53 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 646
Posted By grandmom
You indeed have your hands full. There's no way...

You indeed have your hands full. There's no way I'd let a child continue in underwear after an accident.

"You know, I've been thinking about this, and have asked some other providers about how...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-16-2021, 02:41 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 722
Posted By grandmom
Oh Michael, I can't imagine. How shall we...

Oh Michael, I can't imagine.

How shall we live? How shall we die?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-16-2021, 02:37 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 318
Posted By grandmom
Oh man, I feel your pain. I had two start...

Oh man, I feel your pain. I had two start mid-year 2020 who were from this scenario. Both had a hard time adjusting. I'm glad to report that are all good now. Stay patient.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-02-2021, 02:58 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 402
Posted By grandmom
What I'd return to....is diapers.

What I'd return to....is diapers.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-21-2021, 02:33 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 474
Posted By grandmom
Mariposies, I think your explanation of that...

Mariposies, I think your explanation of that experience was perfect. We all make first time mistakes. You learned a great lesson. I'd hire you.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-06-2021, 04:43 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 409
Posted By grandmom
As I recall, it says we must provide second...

As I recall, it says we must provide second helpings. But it does not say seconds of every food. Or 3rds, or 4ths. Seconds are offered here only after they've eaten everything I served. And...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-30-2020, 02:40 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 427
Posted By grandmom
I'm not sure how you would separate the kids at...

I'm not sure how you would separate the kids at lunch.

But as for art, bring the follower to the table first. When he's completely finished, let the leader come. Don't let them be together.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-19-2020, 02:55 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 741
Posted By grandmom
Each new family pays a slightly higher monthly...

Each new family pays a slightly higher monthly tuition. Plus, each spring I evaluate and may (or not) raise rates on everyone. The contract says this and my letter I hand out says something about...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-14-2020, 01:25 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 944
Posted By grandmom
No way would I put that app on my phone. No....

No way would I put that app on my phone.

No. Stinking. Way.
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 08-14-2020, 10:04 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 868
Posted By grandmom
PPP - Tom Copeland Please

Tom,

I heard on the news last night that Congress is trying to (retroactively) make the PPP a grant, which will make it taxable. Whats this about? Have you heard this?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-22-2020, 02:29 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,442
Posted By grandmom
What???!!! This makes me so angry for you. Is...

What???!!! This makes me so angry for you. Is the government paying for their spot? What happened to being a small business? Ugh.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-05-2020, 03:11 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,162
Posted By grandmom
I think this is what you're looking for. Here's...

I think this is what you're looking for. Here's the link. The key word is "reasonable". Installing an elevator in a home is not reasonable.
...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-23-2019, 03:17 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,634
Posted By grandmom
I don't do anything that requires parent...

I don't do anything that requires parent involvement. I used to. It never turned out well. Not once. Their child became unbearable. Now licensing is pushing for more parent involvement with...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-13-2019, 02:27 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 806
Posted By grandmom
My permission form is generically worded, but I...

My permission form is generically worded, but I did have a couple new parents not want their child on social media. I finally changed the form, and said something about it not being an option in my...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-29-2018, 05:08 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,107
Posted By grandmom
Children know exactly who they can get away with...

Children know exactly who they can get away with what. You are the order-keeper. The other staff are wet noodles. This won't stop until they take control as the adult. Talk to them. Help them...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-27-2018, 05:15 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,409
Posted By grandmom
I'm sending you a pm.

I'm sending you a pm.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-27-2018, 05:11 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,177
Posted By grandmom
Response: "Let me think about that and get back...

Response: "Let me think about that and get back to you."
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-24-2018, 08:27 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,008
Posted By grandmom
Make this Veteran's Day With Me?

This Veteran wants 100 birthday cards on his birthday. How about cards from around the world. Please send him a card. Have your childcare children send him one too? His birthday is June 6. ...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-14-2018, 02:36 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,062
Posted By grandmom
I think the problem is 2 days per week. If you...

I think the problem is 2 days per week. If you have room without going over capacity, require the mom to bring him every day. At least till afternoon nap. For about 3-4 weeks. He will adjust...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-18-2018, 02:53 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,532
Posted By grandmom
Found it thanks.

Found it thanks.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-18-2018, 02:49 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,532
Posted By grandmom
Is there a link someone could share. I'd...

Is there a link someone could share. I'd appreciate this.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-26-2018, 03:29 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,964
Posted By grandmom
Wow. I feel your pain in your words. You are...

Wow. I feel your pain in your words. You are brave to work so hard. I got chills too when you mentioned Stephen King's cover. Ugh.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-13-2017, 09:06 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,590
Posted By grandmom
Late fees work. They start at 5:30. Money talks.

Late fees work. They start at 5:30. Money talks.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-26-2017, 05:11 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,499
Posted By grandmom
Since it's over $600 you'll have to pay taxes on...

Since it's over $600 you'll have to pay taxes on it. Just keep that in mind.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-08-2017, 03:11 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,332
Posted By grandmom
My question is: Why would you not use these...

My question is: Why would you not use these diapers? Who cares how old they are. It's not like they expire? I'd use them in a heartbeat.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-08-2017, 03:04 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,185
Posted By grandmom
Original Poster, I'd cut the length of the...

Original Poster,

I'd cut the length of the letter in half at least. the less said the better at this point.

Also, edit your post to get the mom and child's name off. It could be used against...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-22-2017, 08:05 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,869
Posted By grandmom
Read "The Gift of Fear" by Gavin deBcker! If you...

Read "The Gift of Fear" by Gavin deBcker! If you can't afford the $5.15 used book price on Amazon, pm me and I'll buy it and ship it to you.

This man can turn dangerous in a breath and you need...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-05-2017, 03:55 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,019
Posted By grandmom
http://do1thing.com/ ...

http://do1thing.com/

https://training.fema.gov/emiweb/is/is36/student%20manual/is-36_complete_sm_feb2012.pdf

http://www.backdoorsurvival.com/
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-05-2017, 03:22 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,792
Posted By grandmom
I charge $150, non-refundable. I only get...

I charge $150, non-refundable. I only get serious folks that way. Why have people on the list who aren't truly interested.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-29-2017, 03:16 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,191
Posted By grandmom
Write the contract to say M-Th, $XX then she...

Write the contract to say M-Th, $XX then she won't bring the kid on Fridays. And No, there should be no discount. Would you be willing to take a child only one day a week to fill that spot?
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 03-29-2017, 03:06 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,036
Posted By grandmom
I disagree with each asking each parent to pay...

I disagree with each asking each parent to pay half. Because of your last question Cat Herder. What happens when one doesn't pay? I would require payment from one parent, provide one receipt, and...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-25-2017, 12:08 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,729
Posted By grandmom
Black Cat, usually I agree with you. But not on...

Black Cat, usually I agree with you. But not on this one. If that child is still in my yard, I am in charge. I model for the parents what they should do, but I never give up my authority in my...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-25-2017, 12:05 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,803
Posted By grandmom
If you're thinking of terminating, and are asking...

If you're thinking of terminating, and are asking for permission, you have my vote.

Really.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-23-2017, 03:51 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,729
Posted By grandmom
They do it because we allow it. Well, I...

They do it because we allow it.

Well, I don't. I use a firm voice, provide direction, and follow through. It only takes a couple times.

If the child is old enough to run around as you've...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-08-2017, 03:17 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,156
Posted By grandmom
Do what it takes to reduce your stress.

Do what it takes to reduce your stress.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-24-2017, 10:53 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,411
Posted By grandmom
I use an Excel spreadsheeet. Column headings...

I use an Excel spreadsheeet.

Column headings are time, in 30 minute increments

1st column down is numbers 1-10 (my license capacity)- repeated 5 times for Monday through Friday so that I never...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-24-2017, 10:38 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 5,004
Posted By grandmom
Someone said on the new program it locks you out...

Someone said on the new program it locks you out after midnight.

Is that for recording meals only, or also for recording parent sign-out times?

Thanks.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-24-2017, 08:57 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 5,004
Posted By grandmom
Someone said on the new program it locks you out...

Someone said on the new program it locks you out after midnight.

Is that for recording meals only, or also for recording parent sign-out times?

Thanks.
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 01-19-2017, 12:12 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,096
Posted By grandmom
Tom Copeland Please

Tom,

Tax question. Can I write a check from my business account to a parent who is no longer here and call it "reimbursement"?

I want to give more than the $25 allowed "gift" to a family who...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-05-2016, 03:22 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,445
Posted By grandmom
I would start by suggesting a change in words for...

I would start by suggesting a change in words for you.

Payment is due (the morning of) ______. Any payments after that date are charged $__ per day.

Frankly, they don't care if you can't pay...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-17-2016, 03:08 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,288
Posted By grandmom
Go back and verify that every paper is correct -...

Go back and verify that every paper is correct - sign in and out times, child counts, etc. I'd stop the fp till it was cleared up. It's not worth the cost of licensing coming in and doing an audit.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-17-2016, 03:06 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,357
Posted By grandmom
I remember the Dr. Phil episode! It was obvious...

I remember the Dr. Phil episode! It was obvious to everyone in the audience that she was taken. But that poor woman was so sad. She's lucky she didn't loose everything.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-17-2016, 02:51 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,240
Posted By grandmom
Wow. So sorry to hear of the chaos. Stay...

Wow. So sorry to hear of the chaos.

Stay calm. Do one thing at a time.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-09-2016, 09:33 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,895
Posted By grandmom
I used to have the same trouble. Then I started...

I used to have the same trouble. Then I started being so proactive, they couldn't avoid me. I sent an email at the beginning of the year, write it on the calendar the month before, and then in big...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-11-2016, 03:42 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,122
Posted By grandmom
She's getting what she wants when you sit next to...

She's getting what she wants when you sit next to her in time out.

Move her away from the project she's working on, put her somewhere with a toy she isn't fond of, isolate her.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-11-2016, 03:34 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,563
Posted By grandmom
I'm curious, under what circumstance would you...

I'm curious, under what circumstance would you lower prices?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-22-2016, 04:29 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 10,258
Posted By grandmom
Once a child can use the toilet they are taught...

Once a child can use the toilet they are taught to wipe, not use too much t-paper then they're on their own. I don't wipe. Never had. They learn quickly.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-16-2016, 02:26 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,782
Posted By grandmom
wow. Just WOW.

wow. Just WOW.
Forum: Daycare Menus, Breakfast, Lunch and Snack Ideas 09-02-2016, 02:02 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 7,134
Posted By grandmom
I plan lunch - about an hour before its due to be...

I plan lunch - about an hour before its due to be on the table. Hmmm what's for lunch today? I can't imagine having a menu a month in advance.
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 08-25-2016, 02:43 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 5,280
Posted By grandmom
Honestly, there are so many things wrong with...

Honestly, there are so many things wrong with your concerns. Children learn to use the same toy in different ways as they mature. They do not need a new set of toys. They need time and space to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-22-2016, 03:17 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,852
Posted By grandmom
Why would they care that your children aren't...

Why would they care that your children aren't there? Its when you have children you shouldn't that they care. Right?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-03-2016, 03:01 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,017
Posted By grandmom
Check with your program first. They may not...

Check with your program first. They may not allow you to charge for your closure days. I can't.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-02-2016, 02:53 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,054
Posted By grandmom
Is this your first inspection? In my state the...

Is this your first inspection? In my state the only time you know they are coming is the first time. After that, it's anytime, unannounced.

Don't back down with the supervisor. We are bullied...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-19-2016, 03:26 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,079
Posted By grandmom
If he allows you to take him home, then put him...

If he allows you to take him home, then put him in the car and take him out of state. Done. Or get a gun.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-19-2016, 03:22 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 5,788
Posted By grandmom
Teachers pay the full amount. In the past...

Teachers pay the full amount.

In the past I've offered a discount if I filled their spot with another child. But then, the other child sometimes didn't actually come, or wanted to pay only for...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-19-2016, 03:16 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,090
Posted By grandmom
I say take them back to the park and make them...

I say take them back to the park and make them sit the entire time.

In my "dreams" I'd make them hold a sign that said:

I spit in someone's face yesterday here at the park. Please let me...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-07-2016, 03:43 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,056
Posted By grandmom
If licensing requires it, that makes it tax...

If licensing requires it, that makes it tax deductible. Keep your receipts.
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 06-09-2016, 04:08 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,314
Posted By grandmom
That's on receiving gifts.

That's on receiving gifts.
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 06-09-2016, 09:34 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,314
Posted By grandmom
Gift Question for Tom Copeland

Tom, I know we can only gift $25 per child per year.

Can I deduct $25 toward a high school graduate who grew up in my daycare?

Thanks.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-03-2016, 02:27 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,899
Posted By grandmom
No, I didn't put a higher price on special. ...

No, I didn't put a higher price on special.

Sorry for the confusion over the title.

haha
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-02-2016, 03:36 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,899
Posted By grandmom
Nannyde, No More Special!

I thought it would work. The family has been here almost 2 years and we've had a good relationship.

But they asked for "special" during the summer. I worked it all out and made an offer to...
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 05-31-2016, 03:01 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 6,910
Posted By grandmom
Exactly. Tell her about this site. We'd like to...

Exactly. Tell her about this site. We'd like to hear her side.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-31-2016, 02:51 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,918
Posted By grandmom
Exactly what Cat Herder said. This is a...

Exactly what Cat Herder said. This is a business. Operate it like a business.

"Mom, I've been thinking about what happened the other day. I've even talked with some other providers. I'm not...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-31-2016, 02:48 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,144
Posted By grandmom
Get a copy of the form she will use. Make...

Get a copy of the form she will use.

Make 2 copies.

Copy one, make your notes for yourself on what needs to be done.

Copy two, hand to her when she walks in. Note on this one where she...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-27-2016, 02:42 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,504
Posted By grandmom
Legacy is definitely more than his other books. ...

Legacy is definitely more than his other books. It's the next step, not rehashing what you already know. Good for you for reducing your debt.

I don't have to worry about college funds either. ...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-27-2016, 02:14 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,691
Posted By grandmom
Grandma is coming to town and she doesn't want to...

Grandma is coming to town and she doesn't want to pay?

I'd be looking for a replacement.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-26-2016, 01:49 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,524
Posted By grandmom
Did you tell them you were new? If so, I'd say...

Did you tell them you were new? If so, I'd say that's the majority of the problem. Families who are in the hard-to-deal-with category often move from new provider to new provider. Partly because...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-25-2016, 03:38 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,504
Posted By grandmom
The Legacy Journey by Dave Ramsey

Someone asked recently if anyone had read Mr. Ramsey's new book. I just finished it. It was wonderful.

The Legacy Journey is written for folks who are looking ahead at the future, not just...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-20-2016, 02:37 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,432
Posted By grandmom
Sad :hug:

Sad
:hug:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-15-2016, 07:21 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,288
Posted By grandmom
It's good to know what your state requires. If I...

It's good to know what your state requires. If I have no kids, and I let them in, they go forward as if I have kids. So if it's my day off and I let them in, but have toothpaste out, they can cite...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-10-2016, 02:31 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,038
Posted By grandmom
Blackcat! What system do you have? I'm...

Blackcat! What system do you have? I'm especially interested.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-03-2016, 03:05 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,361
Posted By grandmom
Where in the 2nd Ammendment is that possible? ...

Where in the 2nd Ammendment is that possible? How can a licensing agency top a Constitutional right?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-28-2016, 02:43 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,951
Posted By grandmom
:hug:

:hug:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-06-2016, 03:32 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,767
Posted By grandmom
I have monthly payments only. I require a month...

I have monthly payments only. I require a month notice. Seems to go together.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-06-2016, 03:17 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,879
Posted By grandmom
Annalee What state? I'm curious how they...

Annalee

What state? I'm curious how they added it to the rules. Thanks.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-09-2016, 03:58 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,901
Posted By grandmom
Ask if they follow the "U.S. Department of...

Ask if they follow the "U.S. Department of Agriculture Food and Nutrition Service February 2012" document. If they do, it says on page 24

"For example, if a child does not want a food component,...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-09-2016, 03:39 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,901
Posted By grandmom
According to my monitor, the child doesn't have...

According to my monitor, the child doesn't have to sit at the table. I just have to ask them (twice) if they want the meal. If they say no, I claim them.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-29-2016, 03:21 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,878
Posted By grandmom
Don't want to pick up toys? Fine. When you are...

Don't want to pick up toys? Fine. When you are finished picking up, your lunch will be ready.

I'd do as others said, one piece of food at a time. Or maybe spoon feed her? Want snack? Oh first...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-29-2016, 03:18 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,468
Posted By grandmom
This. How do we know who was really on the other...

This. How do we know who was really on the other end of the phone?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-25-2015, 03:30 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,278
Posted By grandmom
NO NO NO. You cannot let them come one day a...

NO NO NO.

You cannot let them come one day a week if they follow the rules. They don't have boundaries and they will be there every day.

You have to set the boundary and stick to it.

NO NO...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-24-2015, 02:27 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 6,388
Posted By grandmom
I used Black Cat's letter once too. It had great...

I used Black Cat's letter once too. It had great results. The parents knew they could not use me in the middle. Thanks for sharing it.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-09-2015, 03:26 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,677
Posted By grandmom
ALL the above. PLUS, send her a text that if...

ALL the above.

PLUS, send her a text that if 2 weeks advance notice is not paid tomorrow at drop off, please do not bring child. This is your policy, stick to it. If you take the child, and...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-05-2015, 02:09 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,178
Posted By grandmom
All you can do is ask. Unfortunately, family...

All you can do is ask. Unfortunately, family providers face this if they have young children, or get sick themselves. The option is for you to find a person to work in your place if this happens...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-29-2015, 02:32 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,652
Posted By grandmom
I increase rates substantially with new families....

I increase rates substantially with new families. So a family with an infant who started here 6 months ago pays less than one who starts this week. Then I raise rates a little bit every year in...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-20-2015, 03:13 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,990
Posted By grandmom
Read your own post out loud. You know what you...

Read your own post out loud. You know what you need to do.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-20-2015, 03:09 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,719
Posted By grandmom
Have her child ready to go. Meet her at the...

Have her child ready to go. Meet her at the door. See you tomorrow sweetie!

If you don't have any other kids tomorrow, have your keys in your hand and drive around the block and then come home. ...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-02-2015, 02:44 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,591
Posted By grandmom
Can you email it? Then when they loose it next...

Can you email it? Then when they loose it next time, forward the last email.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-20-2015, 03:10 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,810
Posted By grandmom
I have a four year old who (I think) purposefully...

I have a four year old who (I think) purposefully puts a wad of food in his mouth before trying to talk. It subsided quite a bit as soon as I told him I'd excuse him from the table - and then did...
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