We’ve got some insider information to share with parents this morning on Magic 107.9. So if you’re reading this between 7:40 a.m. and 9 a.m., turn your radio on to Magic 107.9 or click HERE to listen to radio live on your computer.
We’ll be talking about the things school teachers, nannies, babysitters, and instructors WISH PARENTS KNEW!! Ever wonder what your kid’s teacher is really thinking? We’ve done some homework to find out, and we’ll share those insights on air today. Here are a few of the things teachers said they wish parents would remember:
1. A student’s manners are a reflection of his parents.
2. Hands off! Resist the temptation to help your child too much with big projects. It’s important to let them have ownership of their own work.
3. Get all the facts about a situation before you go into “attack mode” with a teacher.
And what about babysitters and/or nannies? There are certain things they wish their clients would or wouldn’t do. Here’s a sneak peek:
1. Be clear about the rules so the sitter doesn’t get caught in the “Mom lets us do this” trap.
2. If you’re nursing, please practice giving your child a bottle before you leave her with a sitter for the first time.
3. Write things down. Sitters don’t want to interrupt your evening or look stupid by calling to ask too many questions, so write down the important things like how much medication to give (if needed), where the phone is, where the child’s favorite lovey is (for bedtime).
Below are links to more articles with info on what teachers and sitters/nannies wish parents knew. Click on the name of each article below to read it.
- More Insights from Babysitters (from Supernanny.com)
- 13 Things Your Child’s Teacher Won’t Tell You (from Reader’s Digest on Shine)