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Old 12-03-2019, 08:12 AM
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Default So and So Didn’t Go to Bed Until 11 Last Nite......

Please...please...tell me how to respond to this???!!!! The..".we are a very active daycare...and I put them to rest...I cant make them stay awake....if they fall asleep...they need it...its a state regulation also." Is not working....and I tired of hearing it!!! TIA
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Old 12-03-2019, 08:38 AM
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Does child get some outside time after dinner to burn off energy?
What is your child's bedtime routine?
Do they get a calming parent led story time before bed?
How much TV is child watching before bed?
What time are you putting your child to bed?

This is a parent issue, not a nap issue.
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Old 12-03-2019, 08:46 AM
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"How many hours of physical activity does your child have after dinner to burn off the calories? Do you play in the backyard? Go to the park? Take a family walk? Ride bikes?"

"Ok, I understand. Just let me know if you want to make next Friday your last day so I can notify someone from the waiting list. Thanks!"
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Old 12-03-2019, 08:49 AM
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Please...please...tell me how to respond to this???!!!! The..".we are a very active daycare...and I put them to rest...I cant make them stay awake....if they fall asleep...they need it...its a state regulation also." Is not working....and I tired of hearing it!!! TIA
They are fighting you to eliminate nap?

Just keep saying "I do not provide a nap-free environment."

I really don't care what their argument is. It's not a service I provide. If they want to eliminate nap, then find a program that will accommodate their wishes. Simple.

If they continue, then I'd probably call them on it. "We've already discussed what services I offer. If my program no longer fits your needs, should I consider this your two week notice?"
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Old 12-03-2019, 10:10 AM
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Ugh, I hate that.
My go to phrase anytime anyone questions: Iím so sorry but absolutely none of my policies are negotiable. Thatís why I tell everyone at interview that itís super important to read over everything really carefully to make sure itís going to be a good fit for your family. If you need to put in your two weeks, I totally understand. Donít forget that Iíll need two weeks payment in cash along with your notice.
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Old 12-03-2019, 10:27 AM
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Does child get some outside time after dinner to burn off energy?
What is your child's bedtime routine?
Do they get a calming parent led story time before bed?
How much TV is child watching before bed?
What time are you putting your child to bed?

This is a parent issue, not a nap issue.
I used to ask.these questions and no one answered truthfully. Parents just want it easy when they get home.
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Old 12-03-2019, 10:33 AM
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Give them a nap, tell the parents you didn't and see if they magically start going to bed on time again
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Old 12-03-2019, 12:18 PM
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As long as they are awake by 3pm there should be no issue.I would tell parent sorry non negotiable .
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Old 12-03-2019, 12:30 PM
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I used to ask.these questions and no one answered truthfully. Parents just want it easy when they get home.
Exactly. I have 3 that are here7:30-6 and get put in bed by 7. Parents all say they like a little time to themselves before bed. Why did you have kids?!
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Old 12-03-2019, 01:38 PM
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Why did you have kids?!
Now *there's* a question I wish some parents could answer honestly.
I truly think a lot of parents don't realize what a commitment parenting is.
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Now *there's* a question I wish some parents could answer honestly.
I truly think a lot of parents don't realize what a commitment parenting is.
Now days children are the participation trophies for adulthood and or marriage!
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I tell parents that naps happen at my house every single day after lunch and if they don't want their child to nap then they need to find somewhere else to send them.

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Exactly. I have 3 that are here7:30-6 and get put in bed by 7. Parents all say they like a little time to themselves before bed. Why did you have kids?!
To way too many...

Kids = Facebook props....

I recently had a mom post a cute photo of her and her three kids on the couch. She had her laptop on her lap. She made a post about "how hard it was to get some work done today with this cute tribe!"

At the time of posting...her youngest was playing in front of me....at daycare........it was a staged photo from the weekend.

Cue all the "You're such a great mom" "I don't know how you do it" comments....
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I have been down this road many times! The best one is ďthey donít have to nap, just lie quietly...sleeping is their choiceĒ. That usually shuts them up.
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To way too many...

Kids = Facebook props....

I recently had a mom post a cute photo of her and her three kids on the couch. She had her laptop on her lap. She made a post about "how hard it was to get some work done today with this cute tribe!"

At the time of posting...her youngest was playing in front of me....at daycare........it was a staged photo from the weekend.

Cue all the "You're such a great mom" "I don't know how you do it" comments....
It is all so fake. I could write a book I swear!!!!
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To way too many...

Kids = Facebook props....

I recently had a mom post a cute photo of her and her three kids on the couch. She had her laptop on her lap. She made a post about "how hard it was to get some work done today with this cute tribe!"

At the time of posting...her youngest was playing in front of me....at daycare........it was a staged photo from the weekend.

Cue all the "You're such a great mom" "I don't know how you do it" comments....

Gag! Dislike the Fakeboom for attention photos!
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Give them a nap, tell the parents you didn't and see if they magically start going to bed on time again
I never lied, I just used different words. He restedas usual, then Those who were awake after a certain time get to go into the preschool room and do puzzles, color, etc. I never told mom he was not one to leave the the nap area. Therefore, he napped. When I changed my wording, to imply that there was no nap, miraculously, he was sleeping at home.
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To way too many...

Kids = Facebook props....

I recently had a mom post a cute photo of her and her three kids on the couch. She had her laptop on her lap. She made a post about "how hard it was to get some work done today with this cute tribe!"

At the time of posting...her youngest was playing in front of me....at daycare........it was a staged photo from the weekend.

Cue all the "You're such a great mom" "I don't know how you do it" comments....
I would definitely comment....wouldnít be able to stop myself! A picture comment, with the child at your house.
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I never lied, I just used different words. He restedas usual, then Those who were awake after a certain time get to go into the preschool room and do puzzles, color, etc. I never told mom he was not one to leave the the nap area. Therefore, he napped. When I changed my wording, to imply that there was no nap, miraculously, he was sleeping at home.
Funny how that works huh?
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I would definitely comment....wouldnít be able to stop myself! A picture comment, with the child at your house.
Same! How rediculous
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I have been down this road many times! The best one is ďthey donít have to nap, just lie quietly...sleeping is their choiceĒ. That usually shuts them up.
Yes. If they are sleeping they obviously still need a nap. I never force a child to nap or wake up a sleeping child before nap time is over.
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Yes. If they are sleeping they obviously still need a nap. I never force a child to nap or wake up a sleeping child before nap time is over.
I swear parents donít understand that their kids are exhausted. This one particular parent gave me a hard time about napping but would post pics of her kid falling asleep on the couch or in the car in the weekends. Itís fine as long as they are napping with her
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