Can't Watch Your Friends' Kids For Free In Michigan

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by deb1, Sep 30, 2009.

  1. deb1

    deb1 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 26, 2008
    NC
    http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20090929/ap_on_re_us/us_baby_sitter_backlash_mich

    A
    woman was told that she could no longer let her friends' kids wait in her house for the school bus.

    This is from the article:

    Each day before the school bus comes to pick up the neighborhood's children, Lisa Snyder did a favor for three of her fellow moms, welcoming their children into her home for about an hour before they left for school.

    Regulators who oversee child care, however, don't see it as charity. Days after the start of the new school year, Snyder received a letter from the Michigan Department of Human Services warning her that if she continued, she'd be violating a law aimed at the operators of unlicensed day care centers.


    Luckily, there are people in the government trying to make changes to the law but it still goofy that it would be applied to the above woman. The Governor of the state is involved in rewriting the law but it is an example of the unintended consequences caused by well meaning legislaturers who aren't careful with the wording of their laws.
     
    Last edited: Sep 30, 2009
  2. EweSheep

    EweSheep Flock Mistress

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  3. deb1

    deb1 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 26, 2008
    NC
    Quote:Luckily, the governor of that state got involved quickly.
     
  4. SarahFair

    SarahFair Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 23, 2008
    Monroe, Ga
    Shes not getting paid so how is it daycare?!

    What about parents with 5+ kids?? [​IMG]
     
  5. teach1rusl

    teach1rusl Love My Chickens

    Yeah...I heard this on the radio this morning. Hopefully, since it's being pushed, this will be corrected soon. I'm more amazed that someone called in a complaint about it...
     
  6. Boyd

    Boyd Recipient of The Biff Twang

    Mar 14, 2009
    MI
    Quote:Folks like us have licensed group homes [​IMG] It's crazy getting 8 of them ready [​IMG]
     
  7. redhen

    redhen Kiss My Grits... Premium Member

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    Thats insane! ...next they'll tell us how much toliet paper to use.. [​IMG]
     
  8. Whirlwind

    Whirlwind Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 14, 2007
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    GOOD GREIF!!! [​IMG]
     
  9. txchickie

    txchickie Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 15, 2008
    Texas
    How silly! [​IMG] And who in the world would turn them in? People need to mind their own business!!!!
     
  10. deb1

    deb1 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 26, 2008
    NC
    Quote:That is what I don't understand. Who wants a bunch of unsupervised children running around the neighborhood, bored?
     

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