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Strong Families
Authors: Lynette C. Magaña with Judith A. Myers-Walls, Ph.D., CFLE

Think about the children in your care. Who drops them off in the morning? Who picks them up at the end of the day? What do their families look like?

You work with children for a living. You know that each child in your care is unique. He has his favorite food to eat, his favorite game to play, and his favorite song to sing.

Families, like the children, have their own special qualities. They are big or little. Some are headed by two parents and some by one. Some are headed by grandparents. Some are warm and close. Others have a lot of conflict.

It is important to learn to appreciate what makes the families special. Understanding what is important to families and what they want most for their children will help you provide more sensitive care.

All families seem to have one thing in common—they all want what’s best for their child. Learning about different families and different family needs can help parents and providers.


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For more information, contact Judith A. Myers-Walls, PhD, CFLE at jmyerswa@purdue.edu

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