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How Does it Feel?: Child Care From a Parent's Perspective

by Anne Stonehouse
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ITEM #: 4000523
This popular Australian early childhood guide helps directors and teachers develop sensitive, respectful relationships with parents. Anne Stonehouse asks "how would it feel if you were a parent when..." in 30 specific situations, and provides insights challenging child care professionals to understand the parent's perspective.

Introduction

What is a partnership? How can we help create one? - Mutual respect; Trust; Sensitivity to the perspective of the other; Ongoing open both ways communication; Common goals that are clear and agreed on; Teamwork: absence of rivalry or competition; Equality: fairly equal distribution of power; Recognition and valuing of the unique contribution and strengths of the partner ; Shared decision making

What partnership is not - Not the same as parent involvement; Not the same with everybody; Not the same as becoming friends

Through a parent's eyes

Not all parents are lovely

Conclusion

ISBN: 0-942702-17-4