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Building positive relationships with parents of young children : a guide to effective communication

Author: Anita M Hughes; Veronica Read
Publisher: Milton Park, Abingdon, Oxon ; New York : Routledge, 2012.
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Positive relationships between practitioners and parents are essential for young children?s wellbeing, but achieving this can be difficult if there is not enough understanding about how relationships work when one person (the practitioner or teacher) has to play the professional role. Strong communication skills are fundamental to this relationship and to building a sense of community between home and nursery or  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Anita M Hughes; Veronica Read
ISBN: 9780415679565 0415679567 9780415679572 0415679575 9780203806371 0203806379
OCLC Number: 714730426
Description: xvi, 110 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
Contents: Pt I. Laying the foundations of communication --
1. Working in partnership with parents --
2. What do we mean by communication? --
3. Listening --
the number one communication skill --
4. Developing personal and social competence --
5. How to feel OK --
Part II. Communication skills in context --
6. How to give shape and meaning to conversations with parents and carers in Early Years settings --
7. Delighting in the parents and carers of pre-school children at points of transition --
8. Empathy and communication --
9. Dealing with difficulty --
10. Concluding thoughts: parents, practitioners and playfulness --
Appendix: training workshop exercises.
Responsibility: Anita Hughes and Veronica Read.

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Positive relationships between practitioners and parents are essential for young children?s wellbeing, but achieving this can be difficult if there is not enough understanding about how relationships work when one person (the practitioner or teacher) has to play the professional role. Strong communication skills are fundamental to this relationship and to building a sense of community between home and nursery or school.

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I wish that a book like this had been available when I began working with children and their parents. It will be extremely helpful for practitioners just beginning in this area of work. But reading Read more...

 
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