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  1. 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...
  11. 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...
  12. 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...
  13. 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...
  15. 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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    Thank you for your reply. I think I will do a...

    Thank you for your reply. I think I will do a checklist and recommend they see their doctor.
    I've done a few for the child and they are fairly consistent, the child may need early intervention. ...
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    Thank you for your response. You don't find that...

    Thank you for your response. You don't find that would be overstepping as a care provider? I like the idea and I've actually considered it but I'm not sure how other parents would view it.
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    Thank you for your response. I have known the...

    Thank you for your response. I have known the child since birth, however I have started childcare less than three months ago. Mom was an acquaintance and I didn't know them very well prior to...
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    Development delays

    I am having a hard time reaching out to one of my childcare children. The child is 3 years old and is displaying major signs of developmental delays, including not being able to communicate verbally...
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