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  1. A friend of mine potty trained her child because...

    A friend of mine potty trained her child because of an increase in fees at her daycare. She was in centre care and her son was aging out of one room, and the next room up only allowed potty trained...
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    I have one of these. She frustrates me to no end....

    I have one of these. She frustrates me to no end. Nothing is safe from her, not even other children. She's good right now but she goes through "stages" lasting a week or 2 of hitting other children....
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    At 3.5 you can be stern with her. What are her...

    At 3.5 you can be stern with her. What are her current punishments for getting out of bed or screaming? I am a frim believer in consequences for actions. A repeated punishment every time she gets out...
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    My son also went through an afraid of the dark on...

    My son also went through an afraid of the dark on monster phase. No amount of telling him there were no monsters would work, or that monsters weren't real so we finally gave in and taught him how to...
  5. Thread: Drop ins?

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    I do $35 per day per child up to 2 days per...

    I do $35 per day per child up to 2 days per month. Any more than 2 per month and you must pay the part time monthly rate of $450. I also do not prorate for half days. It doesn't matter if the child...
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    I've done it on an occasional basis but would...

    I've done it on an occasional basis but would never do it as a regular thing. Too much potentional for problems.
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    I would charge 3 x fees with a $1 per hour...

    I would charge 3 x fees with a $1 per hour premium from 7pm to 7am. I used to offer overnight care and this was my fee stucture basically. It was $5 per hour for daytime hours and after 7pm it was to...
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    Turkey Leftover Ideas

    Anyone else using leftover Thanksgiving turkey for meals this week? Yesterday was hodge podge casserole I created on a whim. Probably similar variations out there.

    Line bottom of casserole dish...
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    I'm curious why you demand the other child stay...

    I'm curious why you demand the other child stay home? My personal feeling on it is that as long as child B is not showing symptoms of being sick I would allow them to come. Then mom or dad that is...
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    All my kids nap in the same room and sleep for...

    All my kids nap in the same room and sleep for roughly the same amount of time. I don't have a monitor because I lay on the couch/read a book/lounge about 8 feet from the room. I can hear everything...
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    Here in Edmonton I found August and Sept to be...

    Here in Edmonton I found August and Sept to be "dry" months. I tried for AGES to fill a spot and finally compromised and allowed in a part time girl (I'm down $200 a month vs a full time spot). Then...
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    I live by the philosophy that not everything has...

    I live by the philosophy that not everything has to be clean at the same time. By this I mean bathrooms are Sunday, floors are Monday, Vacuuming is Tuesday etc.. If it's needed inbetween I do it...
  13. I really don't get how people can either a) sign...

    I really don't get how people can either a) sign a legal document without throughly reading it, b) Forget what was in the document if they did read it or c) honestly think that someone would go...
  14. When I come back from my maternity leave I will...

    When I come back from my maternity leave I will be starting a security deposit with all new clients equal to 2 weeks of care, very similar to what others have done. I have never been in a position to...
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    On my website I put up a sample menu, a little...

    On my website I put up a sample menu, a little bit about myself. Here take a look at mine if you wish. http://monkeydoodles.webs.com
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    I have sent a child home for crying once. His...

    I have sent a child home for crying once. His drop off time was about 8am and by 11:30 he was still crying. This was the 2nd day in a row of this behaviour so I called the mom and said I am unable to...
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    This is my first winter doing the daycare but...

    This is my first winter doing the daycare but just from personal experience I have never seen a yellow/green discharge last for longer than a day or so without other symptoms coming out. I make the...
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    My policy states runny noses as long as it's...

    My policy states runny noses as long as it's clear discharge but I have accepted the green/yellow when I see the progression of the cold. If on Monday the child comes with a clear discharge running...
  19. I offer tea and coffe or water because regardless...

    I offer tea and coffe or water because regardless of it being a business transaction or not everyone that comes into my home gets the same offer. Be it friend, plumber or possible client.

    But for...
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    The other day my hubby got home and I asked if he...

    The other day my hubby got home and I asked if he could cook supper because I was wiped. Before he could answer his buddy called and during the phone call jokes were made about "Yeah, home all day...
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