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Creating Authentic Relationships with Parents of Young Children

Solvason, Carla ORCID: and Cliffe, Johanna (2022) Creating Authentic Relationships with Parents of Young Children. Routledge, Abingdon. ISBN 9781032042626

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Dealing with parents can be scary and intimidating, especially when you are relatively new to your role, but it can also be hugely rewarding. What do you need to know? Which barriers are you likely to face? Most importantly, how can you nurture a positive and authentic relationship with parents and carers where you genuinely work together for the best interests of the child?
Written by authors who have experienced being on both sides of the fence, as educators and as parents, this practical book takes a frank approach to recognising the turbulent world of parenting and shines a light on issues that are, all too often, dismissed. It considers the pragmatic and
kind ways that educational settings can support parents’ struggles, as well as benefitting from their wide-ranging knowledge and capabilities. With activities and reflections included throughout, the book invites the reader to consider their practice, and to look at their relationships with
parents with fresh eyes, all whilst keeping the child in mind.
With a focus on celebrating the value of truly listening and forming authentic relationships, this book will be essential reading for early years’educators, childminders, primary teachers, TAs, and SENCOs.
Carla Solvason is Senior Lecturer in the Centre for Children and Families
at the University of Worcester, UK.
Johanna Cliffe is Lecturer at The Learning Institute

Item Type: Book
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HQ The family. Marriage. Woman
L Education > L Education (General)
L Education > LB Theory and practice of education
L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB1501 Primary Education
L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB1603 Secondary Education. High schools
L Education > LT Textbooks
Divisions: College of Arts, Humanities and Education > School of Education
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Copyright Info: Copyright Year 2023
Depositing User: Carla Solvason
Date Deposited: 21 Sep 2022 12:15
Last Modified: 21 Sep 2022 12:15

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