You would think that the most challenging aspect of running a successful childcare business would be taking care of the kids. When childcare providers are surveyed, they repeatedly report that as a group, parents are much more difficult to manage than the children. Sure, you get a kid now and then who is froggy and hops on your very last nerve, but nearly always the child�s parents are even more impossible to deal with.
This book teaches the home childcare provider and daycare center staff and directors how to identify, manage and, if necessary, terminate the parents who make their jobs unbearable. Learn about the permissive parent, the lying parent, the attention seeking parent, the "boss of me" parent, creeper dad, the "my child is gifted" parent, the terminated parent and many other types of parents within the pages of this book.
Parents can benefit from this book by doing a self-inventory of their own parenting style and by understanding how it can and will affect the care of their precious child.
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About the Author
In 1993, she began a home childcare in Des Moines, Iowa serving families seven days a week, twenty-four hours a day for the first four years. For sixteen years, she worked both day and evening shift five days a week. She cared for children birth to five years for the majority of her career and celebrated her twentieth anniversary in home childcare in 2013.
In 2011, she began a consulting business and obtained the trademark �Daycare Whisperer.� She was selected to write a blog for Daycare.com as �Nannyde the Daycare Whisperer� in 2011. Her private consulting business serves home childcare providers, center owners and parents. She serves as an expert witness for child injury and death cases. She was contracted as a health consultant for two centers including supervision of their onsite cameras and staff development in 2011-2012.
Miss Fees� expertise in childcare is wrought from her nursing background, thirty years of researching childcare, child health and safety, child death and injury and parenting. She is an avid participant in numerous internet forums and has reviewed each state�s home childcare rules and regulations. She offers expert advice on daycare.com and other internet forums and offers assistance to law enforcement and in child protective cases.
Tori is a mother to one blue-eyed son and two darling teddy bear puppies. She currently resides in northern Iowa where she operates her consultant business, is the author of numerous blogs and is currently publishing the Doing Daycare series of books for childcare providers, daycare centers and parents.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
This book offers great insight into the world of childcare!
Been in home child care for over 30 years and it's sadly true. Parents are generally the hard part. Most providers have extensive training on managing the children, parents are a whole different matter. This book is a good way to gain perspective on some of the more challenging parental problems.
Parents and caregivers should work in partnership to create a positive relationship. It's what's best for everyone, especially children. Parent bashing is such an unprofessional approach to working with children. I've been working in childcare for 20 years and this book represents the worst of the field. The disrespect for parents and children is appalling. Would you want your own children's teachers to see you in this light? Part of our job is to create a strong connection between home and school. That strong connection is one of the major indicators for school success. This book sets all of us up to fail. Shame on you.