06-13-kids-camp-circleChildren start out full of creativity and imagination, and parents can help nurture it as they develop and grow. Play these games with your children to keep their minds active and alert:

  •  Costume play. Encourage games of dress-up. Keep old clothes, hats, and scarves around so your kids can put on a play or pretend to be grown-ups. This lets them try out different roles and express their ideas freely.
  • Art gallery. Dedicate a section of your home (not just the refrigerator door) to your kids’ art. Display their pictures and sculptures, rotating them from time to time. You can even hold a “gallery opening” for your relatives or your kids’ friends, serving cheese and juice, to reinforce children’s pride in their talents.
  • Story building. Collect some random objects around your house and ask your child to make up a story around them. Or gather a group of children, give them one item each, and have each one add a sentence to the story about the object he or she is holding. Switch items often to keep the game going.
  • Forts. It’s a time-honored game, but one that stimulates the senses: Have your kids build a fort using blankets, sheets, and pillows. They’ll learn to solve problems like keeping a roof up and designing doors for easy entrance and exit.
  • Scavenger hunt. Write up a list of simple household goods—some common, others relatively obscure. Have kids team up to hunt down every item. This encourages teamwork and analytical thinking (“Where would I find a typewriter ribbon?”).

2014_08_toddlerNothing seems more annoying than a whining child, even when it’s your own kid. Here are some methods for cutting down on the turmoil—and maybe ending the whining for good:


  • Teach them appropriate behavior. When children whine, tell them to ask for what they want without tears or hysterics. Then teach them how to accept your answer without whining as well.
  • Don’t give in. Children shouldn’t get what they want when they whine. If it’s something they legitimately need, have them wait five minutes before asking you for it again.
  • Keep a united front. If you decide to ignore a whining child, then make sure your spouse/partner and relatives do the same.
  • Reward improvement. Keep track of your child’s ability to ask for what he or she wants without whining. Keep the chart in his or her room so both of you can focus on your child’s improvements.

Here’s How To Ensure You Receive Kris Murray’s Emails In The Future

Be sure not to miss out on any daycare business tips or teleseminar announcements by “whitelisting” (aka approving) Kris in your email program

Since your ISP probably uses some type of spam filter we ask that you add us to your trusted list of senders, contacts or address book. This is also known as “whitelisting.”

If you do not see an email from Kris Murray in your inbox, due to the overzealous filtering by ISPs my email may have mistakenly been sent to your spam folder. Please look for it there, open it and mark it as “not spam”…,

Emails from Kris Murray will be sent from Kris@DaycareHotline.com

Click the link to your ISP or email client to Whitelist , from: Kris Murray

ISPs AOL, AOL Web Mail, Yahoo, Hotmail Live, Windows Live and MSN, Gmail, Earthlink, AT&T, Comcast

Email Clients: Outlook 2003 (or higher), Mozilla Thunderbird, Blackberrys,

Spam Filters: Norton AntiSpam, McAfee Spamkiller,Cloudmark SpamNet, Mailblocks, MailShield, MailWasher, Oddpost, SpamAssassin, SpamButcher, Spameater Pro Spam Inspector, Spam Interceptor, SpamPal, Spam Sleuth, Other providers:

AOL back to top

To make sure email gets delivered to your AOL inbox, you must add the email address or corporate domain of the sender to your Address Book or Custom Sender List.

  1. Click the “Spam Controls” link on the lower right side of your inbox screen.
  2. When the “Mail & Spam Controls” box appears, click the “Custom sender list” link.
  3. Choose the “allow email from Kris@DaycareHotline.com” option.
  4. Add the domain or email address you would like to receive mail from, then click “Add”
  5. Click “Save”

AOL Web Mail back to top

If using AOL web mail replying to an email from will also work.

Email from that domain will now be delivered straight to your Inbox.

Yahoo! Mail back to top

If you’re not receiving email that you are expecting, there are two things you can do:

  1. Use the “Not Spam” button in your Bulk folder.
  2. Create a filter to automatically send email from certain domains to your Inbox. This is the only way to really ensure delivery.Report as “Not Spam”
    1. – Check your Yahoo! Bulk folder
    2. – If you see the , highlight it and click “Not Spam”
    3. – This does not guarantee that your mail will be delivered in the future, but it does help.

    Create a Filter

    1. Click “Options” in the top right navigation bar
    2. Select “Mail Options” from the list that drops down
    3. Choose “Filters” located on the left side of the page
    4. Click the “Add” button on the Filters page
    5. Choose the field you want to match in the incoming message. For example, “header” or “to”.
    6. Choose the criterion by which you want a match to be made, such as “contains”
    7. Enter the text string to compare. For example: Kris@DaycareHotline.com
    8. Choose the destination folder to which you would like the message delivered. For example: Inbox

Hotmail Live, Windows Live and MSN back to top

In the new Hotmail you must “Mark sender as safe” to enable hyperlinks even in text emails and images in HTML emails.

Entering the email contact in the address book or contacts no longer whitelists the sender

To ensure messages from specific email addresses are not sent to your Junk Email folder, you can do one of two things:

  1. Check the “Junk” folder if you do not see the in your inbox
  2. Click the “Mark as safe” link
  3. Add Kris@DaycareHotline.comto your Safe ListMark Sender as Safe
  4. Click “Show content” to view the body of the email if it contains images and HTML
  5. Click “Mark as safe”
  6. will now be added to your list of “Safe senders”

Manually Add to Safe List

  1. Click “Options” in the upper right corner of your Hotmail screen
  2. In the Body of the page under “Junk e-mail” click the link “Safe and blocked senders”
  3. Click the link “Safe senders”
  4. Enter the email address “Kris@DaycareHotline.com
  5. Click “Add to list”

Gmail back to top

To make sure email gets delivered to your inbox, you must add the email address Kris@DaycareHotline.com to your contacts list.

  1. Click the drop down arrow next to “Reply” in the upper right side of your inbox screen.
  2. Click the “Add Kris Murray to Contacts List” from the list that appears.
  3. You will now see Kris Murray appear under the “Quick Contacts” list on the left side of the page.

Outlook 2003 (or higher) back to top

To add sender to address book:

  1. Open the email
  2. Right click on the from address
  3. Choose “Add to contacts” option

To add domain to safe sender list:

  1. Right click on a non-displaying image in an HTML email
  2. Choose “Add the domain to the safe sender list” option

If you are not receiving email at Earthlink, there are two actions you can take.

  1. Check “Suspect Email” folder
  2. Add to your address book

With Earthlink, if you have SpamBlocker turned on, suspect messages are automatically send to your Suspect Email folder if the domain is not in your address book.

Suspect Email Folder

  1. While in the “Suspect Email” folder, if you see Kris@DaycareHotline.com
  2. Select the “Move to Inbox and Add Contact” option from the pull down menu.
  3. This will add to your Address Book for future email delivery assurance.

Address Book Inclusion

  1. Open the email.
  2. Click “Add to Address Book” in the email header.
  3. Use the “Address Book Editor” to verify the sender’s contact details and click “save.”
  4. Fill in Kris@DaycareHotline.com as the email address of the sender.
  5. Any mail sent with the same domain (right of the @ sign) will now be delivered to your Inbox.

AT&T back to top

  1. Open the email message from the sender you want to add to your address book.
  2. Click on the “Save Address” link (below) next to the “From Address.
  3. Check the “Add to Contacts” box (below) and click “Save.

Comcast back to top

  1. Click on the[Save Address] link at the top of this message (it’s next to From Address).
  2. For the field titled First Name, please enter Kris Murray
  3. Then click Save Entry and you’re all done.

BlackBerrys back to top

  1. Scroll up to the message header
  2. Get to the field where their name is listed, click the Berry button and then click Show Address
  3. Select and copy that Kris@DaycareHotline.com to the clipboard
  4. Go into Address Book and find the user
  5. Select Save
  6. Click to edit it, and then click the Berry button to add another email address
  7. Paste it in and click Save

Mozilla Thunderbird back to top

  1. Click the Address Book button
  2. Make sure the Personal Address Book is highlighted
  3. Click the New Card button. This will launch a New Card window that has 3 tabs: Contact, Address and Other
  4. Under the Contact tab, copy and paste the “From” address, Kris@DaycareHotline.com into the email dialogue box
  5. Click OK

Norton AntiSpam back to top

  1. Start up Norton AntiSpam
  2. Click the Status & Settings tab
  3. Click AntiSpam
  4. Click Configure
  5. Click Allowed List tab
  6. Click Add button
  7. In the ‘Email Address’ box, enter Kris@DaycareHotline.com
  8. Click OK
  9. Click OK

McAfee Spamkiller back to top

  1. Select Friends from the McAfee SpamKiller sidebar.
  2. Click Add a friend.
  3. Make sure All users at a domain is selected under Friend type:
  4. Type the domain name you want to whitelist under Address:
  5. To whitelist all our newsletters, type
  6. Optionally, enter a Kris Murray to help you recognize the domain under Name:
  7. Click OK.
  8. Click OK.

CleanMyMailbox back to top

If is filtered, from the spambox, click on the white “W” icon on the left column of the mailing. When the pop-up window comes up, simply click the Add to Whitelist button.

Alternative whitelisting methods:

  1. Click on the White List button.
  2. Add: Kris@DaycareHotline.com to the bottom of your existing list.
  3. Click the Submit List button.
  1. Click the Subject White List button.
  2. Add: to the bottom of the list on a line by itself.
  3. Click the Submit List button.

Cloudmark SpamNet back to top

  1. Select Cloudmark | Options… from the Cloudmark SpamNet toolbar in Outlook.
  2. Click Advanced.
  3. Go to the Whitelist tab.
  4. Click the Add button.
  5. Type: Kris@Daycarehotline.com
  6. Click OK.
  7. Click OK.
  8. Click Yes.
  9. Click OK.

Mailblocks back to top

  1. Click the Addresses tab.
  2. Click New.
  3. Type: Kris@DaycareHotline.com
  4. Make sure ‘Accept Mail From This Address’ is selected under Receiving Options.
  5. Uncheck ‘Display in People Picker’ under Other options.
  6. Click Submit.
  7. Click OK.

MailShield back to top

  1. Click Friends from the toolbar.
  2. Click Add.
  3. Type: Kris@DaycareHotline.com
  4. Click OK.

MailWasher back to top

  1. Click Tools, then Blacklist & Friends.
  2. Click Add… on the right, the Friends list side.
  3. Make sure Plain email address is selected.
  4. Type: Kris@DaycareHotline.com
  5. Click OK.
  6. Click OK.

Oddpost back to top

  1. Check your ‘Probably Spam’ folder.
  2. If you see that was incorrectly filtered out
  3. Select it Click the ‘Move to Inbox and Mark as Not Spam’ button.

SpamAssassin back to top

  1. Add the following entry to your user_prefs file, which is found in the .spamassassin subdirectory on your web/mail server
  2. whitelist_from Kris@DaycareHotline.com
  3. Save the user_prefs file or move the updated copy to your .spamassassin subdirectory.

If you have no user_prefs file in this subdirectory, create one: http://spamassassin.taint.org/doc/Mail_SpamAssassin_Conf.html

more instructions http://www.cleanmymailbox.com/sa

SpamButcher back to top

  1. Click the Configure button.
  2. Go to the Known Senders tab.
  3. Click Add under ‘Known Good Senders and Recipients’.
  4. Type: Kris@DaycareHotline.com
  5. Click OK.
  6. Click OK.

Spameater Pro back to top

  1. Click Filters from the sidebar.
  2. Click the Approved Senders tab.
  3. Click Add Filter.
  4. Type: Kris@DaycareHotline.com under Address.
  5. Choose ‘Full Email Address’ under Address Type.
  6. Select Email Domain.
  7. Click OK.

Spam Inspector back to top

  1. Select Spam Inspector
  2. Then ‘Manage Friends List’ from either the Spam Inspector toolbar or from the Outlook menu.
  3. Make sure Email is selected under ‘Add a New Friend’.
  4. Type: Kris@DaycareHotline.com
  5. Click the >> button.
  6. Click Close.

Spam Interceptor back to top

  1. Follow the Trusted link under > Authentication Lists.
  2. Enter the email address: Kris@DaycareHotline.com
  3. Click Add.

SpamPal back to top

  1. Click on the SpamPal system tray icon with the right mouse button.
  2. Click ‘Add to Whitelist’ from the menu.
  3. Type: Kris@DaycareHotline.com
  4. Click Add.

Spam Sleuth back to top

  1. Select File, then Configure.
  2. Go to the Friends category.
  3. Make sure Active is checked.
  4. Type: Kris@DaycareHotline.com on a line by itself in the entry field.
  5. Click OK.

Other Spam Filters Not List Above…. back to top

If is being filtered, try adding Kris@DaycareHotline.com to your Address Book or Contact list.

If messages continue to be sent to your junk folder contact your ISP or spam filter application support and ask how to whitelist Kris@DaycareHotline.com.