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    I have begun to think about it, but have not put...

    I have begun to think about it, but have not put much thought into it. One of my familys are travelling to the USA in the next few weeks and my husband is coming home from work in Europe. He will...
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    You need to change your contract to suit your...

    You need to change your contract to suit your needs as much as they want to suit their needs. If you are changing in June, this in lots of notice and in my opinion is fair. If you like the family...
  3. I agree with both of the above, parents are one...

    I agree with both of the above, parents are one of my biggest challenges. To pay on time, to bring their children with all the gear they require, to help parent when there is an issue. The list goes...
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    I personally ask that all gear go home. I have...

    I personally ask that all gear go home. I have three children of my own, to dry their wet gear and I do not have time to make sure 5 extra sets of gloves, hats, boots, jackets etc are dry. That's a...
  5. 12 hours is a very long day. I would suggest...

    12 hours is a very long day. I would suggest shortening the day to something more manageable for yourself and your family.
    I suggest making a nap schedule, so that most children are napping at the...
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    I'm sorry to hear the outcome. I wouldn't be...

    I'm sorry to hear the outcome.
    I wouldn't be too concerned with them playing in the yard because you can always tell the children to go home if there was an emergency you had to deal with but I...
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    Thank you for your kind words.

    Thank you for your kind words.
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    My husband still claims "he doesn't support me"....

    My husband still claims "he doesn't support me". Even though he does daycare dishes, cleans up toys and volunteers to watch the children when I have appointments. His space is disrupted when he has...
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    Suzie_Homemaker - thanks for your response. 1,...

    Suzie_Homemaker - thanks for your response.
    1, Literally children were eating at the table at this happened.
    2, I mentioned crayon wrappers not crayons.
    3, Never once said the child was...
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    Thank you for your response. Yes these are all...

    Thank you for your response. Yes these are all understandable.
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    If the caregiver is set on termination, I would...

    If the caregiver is set on termination, I would write,
    I am unable to care for XYZ any longer, effective XYZ date. The last payment of ### is due XYZ date and the last day of care is XYZ date. I...
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    Picky parent keeps picking

    I have a infant parent, who on numerous occasions has pointed out small items on my floor during drop off. I understand the concern, I really do; however, once was during breakfast as my 3 children...
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    I agree with the above suggestion, of not...

    I agree with the above suggestion, of not refunding any payment, just holding it for the next invoice.
    If that doesn't work for you, then I would explain to them now that you will not be refunding...
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    Can I ask where you are? Where I am, the MFRC...

    Can I ask where you are? Where I am, the MFRC has been a great resource in finding ways to deal with the struggles of one parent being gone. I've had some success with activity booklets for children...
  15. Thread: Lying parents

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    Thank you. I feel this is similar to how I...

    Thank you. I feel this is similar to how I provide care. I think the parents are in denial of some of the childs behaviour and are making up excuses but I cannot help the child if they are not...
  16. Thread: Lying parents

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    Lying parents

    I've had a child for a few months and normally parent #1 drops off and picks up.
    For 2 weeks now, parent #2 has been doing pick ups and I've caught parent #1 in 5 lies/fibs in those 2 weeks.

    Two...
  17. Have you tried putting "alan" for a nap before...

    Have you tried putting "alan" for a nap before the others so that he is asleep when they go nap or vs if that would work better? Or move him as far apart as you can from the others. I have never...
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    I would just say that you weren't expecting the 4...

    I would just say that you weren't expecting the 4 week break adn that you will need payment for X # of days or the child will no longer have a spot. I would then write up a detailed contract and if...
  19. I agree with what you want to do, I've recently...

    I agree with what you want to do, I've recently done the same. I think more than 30 days is more than enough time for them to decide if they wish to stay with you. If they don't, oh well. I would...
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    Parents withdraw to go to a center

    Why do parents hide the fact that they are on a center waiting list and then pretend to feel bad when they finally get a spot?

    I know they want to do whats best for their child which is totally...
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