Picking up your child at the end of the day
For parents and children, the end of the day can be a busy and stressful time. When picking up young children from their child care center ... are we connecting with our child and child's teacher ... OR are we on the phone, sending texts or focused on where we have to rush off to next? Author and parenting speaker Bill Corbett provides some tips for parents to make the transition at the end of day more relaxed and enjoyable for parent and child.
Child care teachers can help also making by themselves accessible to parents at the end of the day, to brief the parent on their child's day and answer any questions they may have. These tips would be great to post outside classrooms or include in an information packet for parents at the beginning of the year.
In response to a reader question below ... here is a blog post more specific to helping babies transition to child care.
Bill Corbett is the author of the award-winning parenting book series, LOVE, LIMITS, & LESSONS: A PARENT'S GUIDE TO RAISING COOPERATIVE KIDS (in English and in Spanish) and the executive producer and host of the public access television show CREATING COOPERATIVE KIDS. He is a member of the American Psychological Association and provides parent coaching and keynote presentations to parent and professional audiences across the country. Images used here with permission from Bill Corbett.