How should preschool teachers respond to preschoolers’ parents?
It has always been difficult for preschool teachers to respond to preschoolers’ parents.
It is always somewhere in their mind not to hurt them or sound rude.
And whilst maintaining it preschool teachers stress a lot.
Frankly, it isn’t difficult to respond to them.
But here are 6 tips that will make you less stressed about it.
6. BE POLITE AND PATIENT
What you teach is what you have to do!
You teach preschoolers to be polite with everyone. ‘Cause that makes them a good human.
When you are polite it makes you a good human and in turn, makes it less awkward to talk to the parents.
Along with being polite, you need to be patient as well.
Parents may be overly possessive about their kid at times (and it is okay).
When you are polite and patient it gives them an assurance that their kid is in the right hands.
This will make it easier for you to respond to them.
Now is the time to test what you teach.
5. TALK ABOUT THE KIDS IMPROVEMENTS
What should we talk about apart from their queries?
What do the parents will love to listen to?
The only answer to this is “GOOD ABOUT THEIR KID”.
Every parent wants to know all the good things about their kids.
Even when you have any complaints about the kid, you have to do it politely.
When you tell them about the improvements in their kid, it makes them happy.
This is also considered to be the ice-breaker to good relations between preschool teachers and preschoolers parents.
How can we make suggestions?
Simple as mentioned, be polite!
Do not use any offensive words!
As a preschool teacher, you are always told to control your anger in front of kids.
Keep cool even in front of parents.
Here is something- Disturbed and angry teachers are not always considered the best. Parents tend to not talk to them.
Also, students are scared!
4. DO NOT TALK TO THE PARENTS IN FRONT OF THE CHILD
Why does everyone say not to talk to the parents in front of the kid?
It is because then you won’t speak a word to the parents.
Parents are an irreplaceable part of preschoolers life and so do you!
Preschoolers love attention.
They would keep talking even when you say not to!
They would do some or the other thing to keep your attention on them.
And in this process, you, preschool teachers will forget many points you wished to talk about.
When you are not around the kids even parents are more interested in knowing what you want to tell them.
In short, they will be all ears!
3. BE A GOOD LISTENER FIRST
Is being a good listener important for a preschool teacher?
Being a good listener is always an important part of every relationship.
When you listen, you understand what problems or queries they have.
Parents have a lot of queries especially at the beginning of the preschool.
You need to be attentive to their queries and also polite.
Simply, as you want them to be all ears to you, so do they!
It is always a give and takes!
2. PRESCHOOL TEACHERS SHOULD SOUND MOTIVATING
A preschool teacher should always be motivated.
You are a role model for the kids and so do their parents.
When you are motivated and lively, you are more attentive and happy.
Also when kids see their teachers motivated, it is a push for them as well. The parents feel happy and even they feel motivated.
Simply, it makes the environment happy and active.
What is being proactive?
It may come to notice that the parents seem to only keep to their queries.
If you want to really make them be more open to you and feel free to talk about other things related to you then you have to reach out to them.
Keep in touch with them.
Here, you got to make a move first.
You have to be in touch with them and not irritate them.
Just keep that in mind and keep in contact with them.
Let them know what their kid is up to at preschool.
You know what?
Keeping in touch with parents is made easy now!
Back in the day it meant messaging each of them on Whatsapp but now all you need to do is talk with them in a matter of a few clicks.
That’s what we are here for!
INTRACT is a mobile application made especially to reduce your stress.
All you have to do is use the gallery feature to put everyday photos or put notices on Alerts and Notifications.
Isn’t that simple and easy?
Simple steps like these make it easy for you, preschool teachers to respond more efficiently.
Take some easy steps now!