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Parent-Provider Relationships
Welcoming New Families to Your Program
    Welcome

Helping New Children in Your Care
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      Preparing children for child care
      Understanding child care contracts and rules


 Understanding Expectations
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 What to expect from your childcare provider


Making Childcare Safe for Children and Providers

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Communicating Sensitively with Parents
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     Talking with providers about problems
     • Providers talking with parents about divorce
        Working with providers during divorce
     • Talking to parents about problems in development
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     • Communicating with parents about parenting quality 
        »Sources
        Talking to providers when they have concerns about parenting
       Talking to providers about child care quality
          • Recognizing child abuse
         
Helping parents and children in difficult situations
          • Talking to a child who has been abused
          •
Talking to parents about child abuse
          • Helping parents deal with parenting advice

               How to deal with parenting advice
              What are my goals in parenting?
       



Supporting Parents
Communicating Sensitively with Parents

»Sources
        Talking with providers about problems
     • Providers talking with parents about divorce
        Working with providers during divorce
     • Talking to parents about problems in development
        »Sources
     • Communicating with parents about parenting quality 
        »Sources
        Talking to providers when they have concerns about parenting
       Talking to providers about child care quality
          • Recognizing child abuse
         
Helping parents and children in difficult situations
          • Talking to a child who has been abused
          •
Talking to parents about child abuse
          • Helping parents deal with parenting advice

               How to deal with parenting advice
              What are my goals in parenting?  

Divorce
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     •
Children’s reactions to divorce – ages and stages

        
 How children experience divorce
     • Stages of adjustment to divorce
     • The effect of divorce on children: What makes a difference
     • Explaining divorce to children
       
  Helping children cope with divorce
     • Providers talking with parents about divorce
         Working with providers during divorce
     • Visitation do's and don’ts
     • Does the child need counseling?
     • Resources
         Children and divorce: Internet resources for parents

Protecting Children from Child Abuse
     • Communicating with parents about parenting quality
        »Sources
         Talking to providers when they have concerns about parenting
         Talking to providers about child care quality
          • Recognizing child abuse
          • Helping parents and children in difficult situations
          • Talking to a child who has been abused
          •
Talking to parents about child abuse



Child Growth and Development

How Children Think and Learn
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     • Brain development
        Brain development
     • Children and colors
        Children and colors
     • Understanding same and different
        Same and different
     • Shapes
        Learning about shapes
     • Size
        Learning about size

How Children Feel and Get Along with Others
     
Children and fears
           • Children's age-related fears
           • Uncommon fears
           • Ways to help children cope with their fears
               Helping children overcome fears
           • Talking with parents about normal age-related fears
           • Talking with parents about uncommon fears
           • Books about fears for children

Gender Development

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     • Ages and stages
     • Avoiding gender stereotypes 
      Children as boys or girls
     • Dealing with difficult gender issues
     • Influences on children’s gender development
       
Tips for healthy gender development
     • Tips
     • Learning activities
     • Resources

Sexual Development
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      Sexual development: What should children know?

When Children Have Special Needs
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     • Communication disorders
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        • Hearing disorders
        • Speech and language disorders
           • What are the signs of a speech or language disorder?
              Encouraging children to talk
           • What are some types of speech and language disorders?
           • Identification and evaluation of speech-language disorders



Guidance and Discipline
Partners with Parents in Discipline
      Guiding children together

Making Discipline Positive
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      Childproofing your house
      Modeling appropriate behavior
     
 What to expect from children
      Positive reinforcement and rewards 
      Natural and logical consequences


Helping Parents Set Limits and Respond to Misbehavior
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 Finding the causes of misbehavior

      Setting limits

Protecting Children from Child Abuse
     • Communicating with parents about parenting quality
         »Sources
         Talking to providers when they have concerns about parenting
         Talking to providers about child care quality
          • Recognizing child abuse
          • Helping parents and children in difficult situations
          • Talking to a child who has been abused
          •
Talking to parents about child abuse

     • Making childcare safe for children and providers


Children and Learning
How Children Think and Learn
»Sources
     • Brain development
        Brain development
     • Children and colors
        Children and colors
     • Understanding same and different
        Same and different
     • Shapes
        Learning about shapes
     • Size
        Learning about size


Family-Child Relationships
Strong Families
     • Divorce
       
»Sources
        •
Children’s reactions to divorce – ages and stages
          
 How children experience divorce
        • Stages of adjustment to divorce
        • The effect of divorce on children: What makes a difference
        • Explaining divorce to children
            Helping children cope with divorce  
        • Providers talking with parents about divorce
            Working with providers during divorce
        • Visitation do's and don’ts
        • Does the child need counseling?
        • Resources
            Children and divorce: Internet resources for parents

Attachment
     • Different types of parent-child relationships
     • How to build a secure relationship with each child            
     • Secure base
     • Separation anxiety


Health and Safety
Sexuality
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     • Answering tough questions
      
   Talking with your children about sexuality
     • When children’s play involves sexuality
     • Homosexuality
     • HIV/AIDS
     • Tips for providers
     • Red flags – recognizing sexual abuse
     • Books for parents and children
  
Sexuality education policy statement
     

Protecting Children from Child Abuse
     • Communicating with parents about parenting quality
         »Sources
         Talking to providers when they have concerns about parenting
         Talking to providers about child care quality
          • Recognizing child abuse
          • Helping parents and children in difficult situations
          • Talking to a child who has been abused
          •
Talking to parents about child abuse

     • Making childcare safe for children and providers


Making Connections
Helping parents deal with parenting advice
         How to deal with parenting advice
         What are my goals in parenting?

Does the child need counseling?

 


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

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