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{Video} I Overheard My Daycare Parents Badmouthing Me! What Should I Do?

Venting is one thing, but when daycare parents badmouth you or your daycare, what should you do? Watch for my answer to this delicate question!

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Megan is a WAHM to 3 (and then some) kids, who spends the majority of her time working as an Administrative Assistant, blogging and washing dishes. She loves to write about her adventures in parenting, running a home daycare, adoption and whatever else strikes her fancy!


  1. lisa howell

    I have a problem that might lead to determination. I have a mom who is not married to the father. She relocated about 2 hours south of where we live. The problem is she broke up with boyfriend off and on for a couple of weeks now. Father didn’t sign babies birth certificate because he wasn’t sure if baby was his. She is about 10m old. She is a striper at a local bar/lounge. Father absolutely hates this. They both have alcohol and drug issues. They are both threaten eat other, blast each other on fb and such. It’s a she said he said kind of thing. I really dont deal with the father at all. But im tired of being judged by the mom on what should be done. Mom is telling not to give father only info about child nothing else. Im not licensed but I know the difference if she comes to pick up baby impared in any way. Legally I told her and she doesn’t believe me, that is the issue that the father has. All im concerned for is the welfare of the baby. Not the bickering between the parents, I don’t need that hassle. Just wondered what you think. Thanks.

    • Megan Elford

      Hi Lisa, that’s a crazy situation! Wow, sometimes I just want to shake my head at the behavior of people. I’m not sure if I have the right answer, but I will let you know what I think in an upcoming video. Keep watch for it! And thank you for writing — I’m sure you’re not the only daycare provider that has dealt with parents like this!

  2. Sandi

    As a licensed provider in MN, I know that I am covered for the safety of the child. Any child being picked up by the custodial or non-custodial parent knows that they are subject to my calling the police if I feel they are impaired in any way. It is not my job to police the parents, only to insure the safety of the child. If that means calling law enforcement on the parent, that is their problem. I did my job!

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