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What should you do if a child is being bad and you tell the parents but they ignore it and the kid is still being bad.

I'm an 8th grade student who would like to be a child care worker in the future. I really like children but I would like to know more of what I should prepare for in the future. #childcareworker


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I would try to go directly to the source. Maybe engage with the child and try to understand, why are they misbehaving? Could it be for attention or love? Are they trying to make themselves feel better? These are difficult questions that he/she might not even know. Try to make the person see how their actions is impacting others but also themselves, ie: If he/she is being mean/rude, it will not only hurt someone's feelings but it will also make this person seem less approachable. As a result, they may have difficulty making new friends. Most actions have reasoning, only they can be difficult to understand. Try to help rather than reprimand and always encourage positive behaviours.


Hello Valeria! Like it was said above, children can be difficult at times because they don’t know how to properly show their emotions. Maybe the child is upset that their parents are gone or simply want some time to themselves. There’s some type of root cause to the problem. I would try to understand what the child is feeling. Also it’s important to keep a professional attitude when working with children, especially in the classroom. I would suggest to not call children “bad” because they aren’t bad, just feeling emotions they don’t know how to express. When having to work with a difficult child, it is easy to get frustrated. Especially since you have communicated your concerns to the parents. I know you can solve the problem! Good Luck! Julianne Hallett

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