26 May · Tim Carter · No Comments

Parents and teachers both share the same interests when it comes to a child’s development although their method of achieving this may differ. The sad truth is that some parents, especially those of pre-school kids, are not necessarily confident in the teacher’s ability to give their children specialized care. While reasonably justified, parents should know that teachers, just like them, have the child’s best interests at heart. Furthermore, teachers are trained and certified to help your child to grow exponentially in all aspects of life. They are not only there to ensure that your child gets educated but also to help develop their personal attributes and boost their self-confidence. Parents should trust the educators to help the child fit right in. A prerequisite of being a good teacher is utmost patience. Therefore, your child will learn at a pace that is suitable for his/her capabilities. As such, these are some of the things parents should expect from teachers.

1. Teachers are capable of seeing things from the child’s perspective.

Many parents fear that their children will be misunderstood due to their unique behaviors or slightly different attitudes. As a basis of good pedagogy, teachers are trained to place themselves in the child’s shoes and see things from their point of view. Regardless of your child’s different predilections, teachers are able to understand them or at least, are patient enough to try.

2. Teachers can create confidence in your child.

When children do well at home, most parents do not hesitate in letting them know. Appreciating a child’s efforts makes them feel good about themselves, effectively boosting their self-esteem. No one knows this better than the teachers. When a child is praised because he/she is good at something, they start to develop a passion to be better at it. More often than not, with good care they grow to become experts in the field. Therefore, teachers understand exactly how important it is to make your child know that they are good at something.

3. Teachers encourage your children to express themselves.

Speaking of passion, parents should expect the teachers to give their children as much creative freedom as possible. Do not fear that your child’s passion for drawing will be stifled. Even daycare centers understand the need to let children express themselves as they see fit. Teachers know how important it is for children to express their imagination. As such, the best educators do not emphasize on getting accurate answers from children. Instead, they let them explore and voice their views on the matter and question the answers that are deemed correct. This builds your child’s confidence and ability to speak out when they do not agree entirely with a concept.

4. Your child will learn without fear.

Last but not least, teachers are capable of inspiring your child to learn. Furthermore, they insist on a learning environment where the child is free to make mistakes without fear of punishment. Teachers understand how detrimental the use of scare tactics in learning can be to your child’s emotional development. Children are encouraged to express themselves, knowing that it is quite okay to be wrong. Parents and teachers both contribute greatly to how a child will turn out. It is therefore important that your child receives only the best because at this tender age, it will determine their future.

Tim Carter

I’m Tim Carter, a thirty something year old, husband, father, childcare owner, and chocolate brownie lover. I believe children deserve better and only hope this blog will create a little change.