Using the opportunities that you have to communicate with families is important to building your relationships. When families feel supported and encouraged the child will ultimately benefit from the work you have put into the relationship.
Always use common sense and remember one important thing when working with families: Respect. Respect that the family is the child’s first and most important connection in the world. Teachers and caregivers will come and go in a child’s life but the family will remain constant. Respect their culture, traditions and wishes as you are invited to be a part of that child’s world for a short time. When sticky situations arise, which are always hard to talk through, remember to keep confidentiality of the family and child at the forefront and let the family know that you are on the same team!