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    These people have shown you the type of people...

    These people have shown you the type of people they are. They clearly aren't the type of people I would want as a friend anyway. Let them get on with being mean spirited among themselves and be...
  2. I have the most wonderful husband and we have...

    I have the most wonderful husband and we have been married for 35 years. When I first started in child care, we had four young sons of our own and just had two day care children. As my own aged out,...
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    My son just make one other suggestion - fence it....

    My son just make one other suggestion - fence it. Even if it's a white low picket fence, create some barrier so it is more of intentional action for them to open gate and come onto property.
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    Since you are wary of communicating the issue...

    Since you are wary of communicating the issue (even if you could get past the language barrier) for concern about how this will affect your relationship, then your only option is not to be out there....
  5. It depends where you are. The rules are different...

    It depends where you are. The rules are different by province and registered homes have different rules than private homes (if permitted in your province).
    I am a private day home. I don't provide...
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    If you are doing business and using a business...

    If you are doing business and using a business name then you have to register that business name with your Province. The rules and costs vary slightly from one Province to the next but typically, you...
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    It's a process. And while having 4 accidents in...

    It's a process. And while having 4 accidents in one day takes time, he's had a whole three years of being cleaned up. Three years of habit to break is going to take time and consistency for him to...
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    Dont give them 2 months notice unless that's your...

    Dont give them 2 months notice unless that's your requirement in your contract. This parent is going to be a jerk for the whole notice period so don't make it longer than it has to be.

    You don't...
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    YOu're wrong. Because you are answering about the...

    YOu're wrong. Because you are answering about the facts in USA and this is a Canadian site. Different countries. Different tax laws. Different limits. Different child care laws.

    In Canada it's...
  10. I have 10 days per year. My policy is that each...

    I have 10 days per year. My policy is that each month, I have earned :-

    # of personal days per year / # months in a year = 10 / 12 = 0.83 days each month.

    If a client leaves when personal...
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    This is a bit of a side comment but I do also...

    This is a bit of a side comment but I do also have some red flag situations which have been lessons from the past.

    A parent seeking immediate care is a big red flag for me. It always makes me...
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    I think they are reasonable concerns especially...

    I think they are reasonable concerns especially if in areas where the client's infant child can access.

    I think there is a responsibility around the specific items she's raised with you although...
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    Going forward - get seperate receipts. Or put...

    Going forward - get seperate receipts. Or put your day care purchases through first, get the teller to subtotal it and then do the household. That's what I do now there's just my husband and I at...
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    Food is a day care cost which is not set per...

    Food is a day care cost which is not set per child or per day. It costs you, what it costs you. In the Northern Territories, food is insanely expensive. In Ontario, it's cheaper. You claim your...
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    I have a guide "Preparing your child for day...

    I have a guide "Preparing your child for day care". Things like putting them down in their bed, awake to nap, letting them eat finger food, using a sippy cup. It does help to focus invested parents...
  16. While parents might think it's important, it's...

    While parents might think it's important, it's not viable based on the Departments who have input into the regs we have to follow. The Department of Health would close us down if we were just...
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    If you/parents are cleaning him up afterwards,...

    If you/parents are cleaning him up afterwards, there's no incentive for him not to poop in his pants. He's clued in that the younger children don't have the inconvenience to stopping their play to go...
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    I think this Mom's version of toilet training...

    I think this Mom's version of toilet training might not match yours. If the child is as delayed as said, the with poorly co-coordinated movements, then there's no way that child will be able to...
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    In that case, she's either not hearing you or...

    In that case, she's either not hearing you or choosing not to hear you. You must enforce your policies each and every time. I know some people find that hard especially initially so it's a wise...
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    Tough as it is, you are going to have to sit down...

    Tough as it is, you are going to have to sit down and have an honest conversation with Mom.

    You are going to have to be really clear that in a group care environment, the children are expected to...
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