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  • Blackcat31
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    Originally posted by My3cents View Post
    I am going to put it on the other side......

    Thank you for not bringing that whining child to the store so that I can shop in peace after working with kids all week. I am so grateful to the parent that knows the child will be a terror in a store and keeps them home until they can better control themselves. or the parent that removes the child from a store when they act up beyond belief. Thank you to that parent.

    Yes it stinks for us providers, but what a help it is to that parent to not have to tire out anymore then the parent already is and then be able to put that energy into quality time with the kids, or have a decent supper on the table at a normal hour for that child.

    ok..... to the first one seriously yes, but to the last one I can blow it out my own ears......::

    I teeter on this one, more towards the provider but I do have a bit of understanding for the parents too.

    Just giving a different view point. I think it depends on the client. Some clients abuse our kindness and others don't. They truly value the good care we give.

    I suggest contracted hours is this a big issue for some- Then pick and choose when or if at all you want to be lenient with a client on this issue.

    Thank you it is Friday- I wish all a wonderful weekend
    I agree. I may be completely capable of managing several children in a store like previous posters mentioned but they aren't MY children so they naturally tend to be better behaved for me than they would be for their parent.

    I was able to manage MY own children in public but I consider myself to be a different kind of parent than my daycare parents are....which is why I am the provider and they are the ones dropping their child off at daycare while they do others things.

    Not everyone has to parent in the same manner and if a parent felt they were able to run errands without their child tagging along...more power to them.

    That is their choice. They live with it. Not me.

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  • My3cents
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    I am going to put it on the other side......

    Thank you for not bringing that whining child to the store so that I can shop in peace after working with kids all week. I am so grateful to the parent that knows the child will be a terror in a store and keeps them home until they can better control themselves. or the parent that removes the child from a store when they act up beyond belief. Thank you to that parent.

    Yes it stinks for us providers, but what a help it is to that parent to not have to tire out anymore then the parent already is and then be able to put that energy into quality time with the kids, or have a decent supper on the table at a normal hour for that child.

    ok..... to the first one seriously yes, but to the last one I can blow it out my own ears......::

    I teeter on this one, more towards the provider but I do have a bit of understanding for the parents too.

    Just giving a different view point. I think it depends on the client. Some clients abuse our kindness and others don't. They truly value the good care we give.

    I suggest contracted hours is this a big issue for some- Then pick and choose when or if at all you want to be lenient with a client on this issue.

    Thank you it is Friday- I wish all a wonderful weekend

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  • Soccermom
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    Originally posted by Cradle2crayons View Post
    agreed.

    I can take 7 kids to the grocery store, and do often. But I've heard it all before.... They have to stop and get x y z...

    My not so responsible daycare mom asked me one day to watch the kids for two hours for her to go turn in her sons school registration papers. She said the two girls would act up. I'm like all you have to do is walk in with the papers, hand them in, sign the file and walk out .. I said okay only because my two wanted to play with her son. I knew it would only take her five minutes and I was going to e same place. Imagine her surprise when I showed up to turn in both of my kids forms at the office with seven kids all so perfectly behaved and she couldn't do it with hers.
    happyface I love it!!

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  • Cradle2crayons
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    Originally posted by Soccermom View Post
    This annoys me too...more for the children than for myself though. Your little one wants to be with YOU. No matter how great their DP is, they want to be with their parents! It makes me angry when people drop their kids off to go do groceries or shop...I do that with all 3 of mine in tow, on the weekends! No wonder kids don't know how to behave in public anymore.
    The thing that really makes me angry is when I have a DCP pick up right at closing after having been here since 7am and they will say - Okay ______ hurry please, I have dinner in the oven and I don't want it to burn. Are you serious??!! You stopped home and made dinner before picking up your child who as been anxiously watching out the window waiting for you since the first DP picked up their child!!Why bother having children? I love my kids and can't wait to see them even if I have been away for a few hours.
    agreed.

    I can take 7 kids to the grocery store, and do often. But I've heard it all before.... They have to stop and get x y z...

    My not so responsible daycare mom asked me one day to watch the kids for two hours for her to go turn in her sons school registration papers. She said the two girls would act up. I'm like all you have to do is walk in with the papers, hand them in, sign the file and walk out .. I said okay only because my two wanted to play with her son. I knew it would only take her five minutes and I was going to e same place. Imagine her surprise when I showed up to turn in both of my kids forms at the office with seven kids all so perfectly behaved and she couldn't do it with hers.

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  • Soccermom
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    This annoys me too...more for the children than for myself though. Your little one wants to be with YOU. No matter how great their DP is, they want to be with their parents! It makes me angry when people drop their kids off to go do groceries or shop...I do that with all 3 of mine in tow, on the weekends! No wonder kids don't know how to behave in public anymore.
    The thing that really makes me angry is when I have a DCP pick up right at closing after having been here since 7am and they will say - Okay ______ hurry please, I have dinner in the oven and I don't want it to burn. Are you serious??!! You stopped home and made dinner before picking up your child who as been anxiously watching out the window waiting for you since the first DP picked up their child!!Why bother having children? I love my kids and can't wait to see them even if I have been away for a few hours.

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  • Cradle2crayons
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    Originally posted by Memc2001 View Post
    Unless they are violating a contract you have no say over what they do. Does it tick me off? YES ABSOLUTELY. Is their anything I can do? NO. I provide a service, they pay me for it.
    That's why I do contracted care only and it's in my contract that I only provide care while the parent works. This is because they work different shifts on different days every week.

    They are allowed to drop off one hour before work and they have one hour to pick up after work.

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  • Familycare71
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    Originally posted by SunflowerMama View Post
    That used to bother me at first but now I just let it go. They are paying for up to 10hrs a day so honestly I don't really care what they are doing while they are gone. Whether it be working, shopping, working out, etc. As long as they are picking up on time and paying on time I'm ok with it.

    For example I know one of my dcds has this whole week off but they are here 7a on the nose and mom is picking up right at 5p. Don't sweat the small stuff....
    I used to get very annoyed by this- but... I can't control it so I let it go. I have a dcb who is here 5 days a week and some weeks his mom works two of those days. I get paid so IMO it isn't my business what they are doing.
    Yes ideally parents would WANT to spend time with their child- but in our field I feel like those parents (in my experience anyway) are far and few between! So I chose to let it go- it was only effecting me
    What I get REALLY frustrated with is when a parent whines: oh I wish I could stay home, oh it kills me to leave xxx but then on the days off- their kid is here! Still working on that one! ::

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  • Memc2001
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    Unless they are violating a contract you have no say over what they do. Does it tick me off? YES ABSOLUTELY. Is their anything I can do? NO. I provide a service, they pay me for it.

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  • MyAngels
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    This thread is from 2010. I'm pretty sure the OP has resolved his or her issue by now.

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  • Unregistered
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    I don't understand

    the whole point of daycare is care for other people's children for a fee. whether they work, go to school/study, shop or have a torrid affair is totally besides the point and none of our business. it's what keeps us employed. the same goes for preschool, pet sitting, house sitting, etc. it's simply what we do for a fee that others choose not to do--why they choose that way is irrelevant. we are offering a service and if someone takes us up on it for the price we charge, who are we to then question their motive? as long as their checks don't bounce or they are late--it is all moot.

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  • legomom922
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    $5 is too cheap. Time to raise your OT fee! Or just do this as a courtesy for a long time client....

    I don't get up early unless I make it worth my while..

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  • laundrymom
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    My fee is 5 dollars on her contract. He's been here 10 years
    Originally posted by legomom922 View Post
    For me, it would depend. I charge a early drop fee of $10 per hr, that is not prorated, so if they drop off 15 min early, it's $10..if it's an hr, it's $10. So if they needed me at 530am, and if I needed the money, I would do it no matter what they were doing, because that would be an extra $30 for me if he normally came at 8am. They can go to class every morning to pay me that kind of money!

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  • legomom922
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    Originally posted by laundrymom View Post
    Well she said 530. She's a single mom who sometimes has to work at an out of town office so I said sure. When she dropped off boy told me mom signed up for spinning class at 6am. That is the last time I will be doing that. I'm not working over for her to go to an exercise class!!!
    For me, it would depend. I charge a early drop fee of $10 per hr, that is not prorated, so if they drop off 15 min early, it's $10..if it's an hr, it's $10. So if they needed me at 530am, and if I needed the money, I would do it no matter what they were doing, because that would be an extra $30 for me if he normally came at 8am. They can go to class every morning to pay me that kind of money!

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  • DCMom
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    Originally posted by Blackcat31 View Post
    I also couldn't care less what they do while they pay me to watch their kid. Heck, I had one last year who paid me to watch her kid and she was at home babysitting her neighbors kids !?!?! Whatever, I am being paid so I don't care what they do on their dime....I only get angry with the ones who get their childcare subsidized or completely paid for and bring their kids while they go home....those are the only ones who irritate me..
    This pretty much sums up my feelings also. As long as they pick up on time, pay on time and don't have an attitude when I take time off, then do what you want. I could care less.

    If they are dropping kids off and going home while having childcare subsidized...well, that is a whole separate topic. That would irritate me and I would probably say something.

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  • laundrymom
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    I don't ask either. Unless they are late or something. Now I do have my sa boy who I got a text from mom last week she asked how early I started. I asked how early she needed. He is normally he's at 8 so was thinking she would say 730. Well she said 530. She's a single mom who sometimes has to work at an out of town office so I said sure. When she dropped off boy told me mom signed up for spinning class at 6am. That is the last time I will be doing that. I'm not working over for her to go to an exercise class!!!

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