Working With Parents

Working with students’ parents is always intense.  It is a profound relationship built on trust.  Teachers are entrusted with a parent’s most precious being.  Waldorf pedagogy indicates that the karmic relationship in Preschool/Early Childhood education is the karma between teacher & parent- rather than the teacher & student.

Another cute idea I’ve heard about the parent & teacher relationship in Preschool is related to the idea that often young children speak in imagined truths.  A good agreement between parent and child would be: I’ll believe 80% of what the child says about you; If you believe 80% of what the child says about me.    

Ultimately, I think parents just want to know that teachers love their child.  And ultimately, teachers just want to know they are trusted. 


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