The relationship with parents/carers is the first and most important relationship in a child’s life.They need to have a strong bond or attachment to their primary carers to feel loved and secure. Parents are a childs first teachers so they build the basis for the development. It is important that the child is praised for their actions and not criticised to help build their self esteem and self worth. It is important for children and young people to have friends as they learn social skills that will be important to them throughout their lives. These skills can be vital to maintaining social relationships and help them be able to resolve conflict.
Standard 1:Understand the principles and values essential for fostering children and young people 1.Principles and Values 1a) What principles and values do you think are important in caring for children? Principles • The welfare of the child is paramount. • Foster carers contribute to children’s care, learning, development and safeguarding. This is reflected in every aspect of practice and service provision. • Foster carers support parents and families who are partners in the care, learning, development and safeguarding of their children, recognising they are the child or young person’s first, and in most situations, their most enduring carers and educators.
Effective communication is vital when developing positive relationships with children young people and adults. Some people really struggle with their learning or they may have confidence issues, these issues may stop them from communicating freely. Treating them in a calm, friendly, positive, and praising manner could mean the difference between them trusting me and closing down completely and giving up. It is important to have a positive relationship with children and young adults because if they feel comfortable and secure with the adult and their setting whether it is a childminder, a nursery or a school they will separate more easily from their parent or carer. If they feel emotionally secure they are more likely to participate in the play and learning activities.
For example, you might say "Well done, that was hard, and you managed it". * Reassure them that it's OK to make mistakes and that it's all part of growing up. Avoid being too critical - this directly damages confidence. * Acknowledge their feelings - and help them express their feelings in words. For example, encourage them to say, "I'm upset because..." or "I feel happy when...” * Focus on strengths, not weaknesses highlight the things they are good at * Respect the child's interest’s comment to show you're listening.
2.2.2 • Describe with examples the kinds of influences that affect children and young people’s development including: a) Background, b)health, c) environment. There are many factors that can affect and influence the good development of children and adolescents as the background, health and environment. • Background.- . - It is important to know the characteristics of the family about the child's development such as, warmth, equal affection between parents and children, establish a proper relationship in terms of norms, habits, values, etc.., This creates a child behavior without conflict and have effective and positive development from childhood to adulthood. For example... there are children who have parents who care about meet all their needs and sometimes confused wanting to give the material to show affection to their children and believing that that is the kind of attention they need.
The policy sets the boundaries of behavior expected from the children and also the behavior expected from staff. It sets out how we should reward the children and sanction them e.g. my nursery rewards potty training with stickers and other good behavior with verbal praise, if a child is behaving inappropriately then we explain to them firmly that the behavior is not acceptable and we suggest the correct behavior that they should be displaying and if the behavior carries on then we put them in thinking time or take them away from an activity. We encourage the children to resolve conflicts by sharing or negotiating with each other. It also has the anti-bullying policy in it and how we should handle situations and explains what inappropriate behavior is.
For example a child may not want to be friends with someone in their class any more, they may not enjoy being in their company and want to play with other children instead. We can support the child in ending this friendship by helping them explore their thoughts and feelings, talking to them about why they feel they should end it, what would be the pros and cons of ending it and how they plan to do so. By talking it through with a child care worker the child will be supported and informed so as they can make the best possible choice for themselves. When talking to the child we can show them support by ensuring they know that no matter their reasons for wanting to end the relationship that they will not be judged and that you are there for them no matter which decision they choose to make. There may come a time when we ourselves as child care workers need support in helping the child to end a relationship.
301. COMUNICATION AND PROFESSIONAL RELATIONSHIP WITH CHILDREN, YOUNG PEOPLE AND ADULTS. * 301.1. Understand the principles of developing positive relationship with children, young people and Adults. The principle of a positive relationship with Children, young people and adults is to be comfortable with the person you are talking with and trust them.
‘It’s Not Discipline, It’s a Teachable Moment’ states that many parents and educators use various forms of punishment to discipline. However, in doing so, they tend to inadvertently reinforce inappropriate behaviors. While time-outs can be effective in helping young children control their emotions, many adults misuse the technique, by making it too long or scolding the child during the time-out. As the article points out, parents will often drop whatever they are doing in order to discipline their child in cases where they are acting up, which is exactly what the child wants, thus rewarding them. Moreover, it is much more effective to reward children for their desirable behavior.
I have a fear of failing because I think too much of it instead of taking deep breathes and have positive thoughts that I can do this if I put my mind to it. My professional goal is to become a early childhood development teacher. I chose this career because I love working with children all ages. I feel that with my personality being social, I can interact with kids and/or people in my professional career and also in my personal life. Also if there ever come a time when I have to deal with a child when they are being rude, I would have to be patient with the child and also try to get the child to trust me.