|Protective Urges: Parent-Care Teacher Relations
A PITC Training Session
|Session Format: 3-hour session, 30-40 participants, lecture, DVD, discussion, role play, poem-making|
|This session emphasizes the underlying emotional issues of infant care and their impact on the relationships between parents and infant care teachers. The DVD Protective Urges is shown to present the major concepts this session addresses. Participants first explore the heightened emotions parents often feel when bringing their infants to an infant/toddler care program. In most cases, intense protective feelings or “protective urges” come naturally to parents. Session participants also examine the protective feelings and emotional responses that teachers experience when they care for infants. The DVD and session activities offer strategies that infant care teachers can use to ease parents’ concerns about using infant/toddler care, as well as steps that teachers can take to work through their own feelings about relating to parents when dealing with difficult issues.
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