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    After doing a tour with a potential family. How do you politely and professionally say that you dont want to take them on. Either due to the fact that you dont think they will obey your policies, fit with your group of children or you think they are the "bullying" type personality? what are some phrases to use when deal with this. Mostly I hope they they feel the same and dont call back but what happens when they do??

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    You could always say you had another family reply back first, and the spot is taken?

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    Quote Originally Posted by hockeymomof3 View Post
    You could always say you had another family reply back first, and the spot is taken?
    ^^ I would say that.

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    My current HDCP was unsure about taking DD2 and outright said she doesn't like to take kids that have not always been with her from the start. She doesn't think they fit in with the other kids as well.

    I assured her DD2 would be fine, and she has been.

    But she was pretty straightforward with me.
    Stop thinking you’re not ready. – Nobody ever feels 100% ready when an opportunity arises. Because most great opportunities in life force us to grow beyond our comfort zones, which means we won’t feel totally comfortable at first.

    ~ Breastfed for 7 months, 2 weeks and 3 days ~

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    I would be straight forward - like Colleen says - if it is a no way no matter what, then tell them that. If they want a short term trial and then decide if it is a good fit, then you can consider that. But be honest, say I will take your child for a 1 week trial. If all parties do not agree with the fit, I will not continue services.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JeWill View Post
    I would be straight forward - like Colleen says - if it is a no way no matter what, then tell them that. If they want a short term trial and then decide if it is a good fit, then you can consider that. But be honest, say I will take your child for a 1 week trial. If all parties do not agree with the fit, I will not continue services.
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