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When Parents & Child Care Providers Disagree

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When Parents & Child Care Providers Disagree

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Every family raises children a little differently. If you want your provider to do things differently with your child, talk with him or her about it. A good provider will welcome this, knowing that you are partners who need to cooperate.

Be careful not to say something like:

"You shouldn't do that with the children."

This may offend the provider or start an argument. Instead, start out by saying:

"In our family, we prefer to do it this way."

This shows you know that other parents may choose to do things differently than you. A good provider can then listen, even if they don't agree with you.

Remember, as a parent, you have a role in the success of your relationship. It's important to pick up your children on time - your provider has established the hours he or she does business, and your child needs to be with their family. Pay your child care bills on time. Parents and providers can usually work things out, but, sometimes your child-rearing ideas will be too far apart. In that case, you should look for another provider.

Source: Nebraska Extension NuFacts

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