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How do you handle clinging and crying during drop-off?


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user5472527 March 6, 2014

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If it is a parent, reluctant to leave or the one with tears, I offer reassurance, things should be just fine within a few minutes, have them call back- check in and of course the tissue box (especially on a child's first day) Parents need support too


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user5472527 March 6, 2014

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Depends on the child. Usually giving reassurance and consoling the child is helpful or redirecting them to an activity or looking out the window or perhaps an aquarium in their room...


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chrissyt February 23, 2013

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In the beginning, i absolutely loved this daycare/preschool. My child was in the care of ms.joyce and he loved it, which in turn made me very comfortable.he was switched because of his age and has been unhappy every since which causes me worry daily


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babymombaby August 25, 2012

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I ask the teacher if she has a job for my son to do. He gets so excited to have a special job assigned to him (like putting out the toys, etc.), that he follows her away to do it which enables me to slip out. Once I'm out of sight, he does great!


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inovak August 15, 2012

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This behavior can indicate any number of precursors at various ages. The number one thing each teacher must do is develop a relationship with the parent. The teacher will learn about the parenting practices, the child’s personality, temperament, likes and dislikes. When the parent drops off their child, it is important for the parent to verbalize that they trust the caregiver and that they are leaving their child in the care of someone who will look out for their child’s best interest. A good foundation will not only reduce this behavior but will provide the educator with insight on strategies that will work specifically with that individual child.


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inovak August 15, 2012

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This behavior can indicate any number of precursors at various ages. The number one thing each teacher must do is develop a relationship with the parent. The teacher will learn about the parenting practices, the child’s personality, temperament, likes and dislikes. When the parent drops off their child, it is important for the parent to verbalize that they trust the caregiver and that they are leaving their child in the care of someone who will look out for their child’s best interest. A good foundation will not only reduce this behavior but will provide the educator with insight on strategies that will work specifically with that individual child.


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Lillandbill July 16, 2012

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You don't say how old your child is. There is a difference between a 2-3 year old and a kindergartener. Learn the morning routines, a smart teacher will be sure to have something engaging going on. Encourage your child to join in and say "bye"


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kdgparent July 11, 2012

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The practice runs are a great idea. Also make sure it's the right place for your child! Too often our culture wants kids to "cry it out". Trust your instincts on whether crying indicates a justifiable fear (i.e., uncompassionate staff) or adjustment


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kdgparent July 11, 2012

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The practice runs are a great idea. Also make sure it's the right place for your child! Too often our culture wants kids to "cry it out". Trust your instincts on whether crying indicates a justifiable fear (i.e., uncompassionate staff) or adjustment


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Beverly73 February 16, 2012

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I took mine by couple times before actual start date to become familiar with teacher and surroundings it was still tough couple days just reassure her that shes gonna do great and I be back before she knows it




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