A few weeks ago I had a very nice conversation with a mom about my book Dear Daycare Parent. While her child is older now, she said she really could have used a book like this when she first brought her little boy to preschool. She explained how on the first day at drop off her son just clung to her legs and being new to the situation she didn’t know what would be the right thing to do. Holding back tears she didn’t know if she should just make the break or stay. It was a very hard and emotional moment filled with confusion. This is one of the issues we address and explain in our book! And if you are not fortunate to have knowledgeable and attentive teachers, these suggestions can certainly help you turn a situation around.
You see, that is WHY this book was written! We could see the discomfort and stress so many parents were feeling in truly not knowing what would be the best course of action. Take note that YES this is a VERY big deal in you and your child’s life! The intention of this book is to make a better experience for you, your child, and the teachers. It helps to clear up some important topics. And I know there are some of you parents out there who leave thinking, “Oh the teachers must think I’m a bad mom or dad for doing what I did.” I know it because you have told me so. And to be honest after doing this for so many years and seeing so much, yes there are times when we say under our breath, “Really? What were they thinking?” LOL! Dear Daycare Parent helps to alleviate some of the misunderstandings and we share stories to further explain what we mean and why a tip is significant.
Jo and I wrote this book because we care and truly want to help out those parents new to the daycare environment. We offer you our many years of valuable experience. We know what works and what doesn’t. So if you or someone you know is thinking of putting their child in daycare, this is a must have. (It makes a great gift!) We hope you will learn some things and enjoy our stories. It’s written in an easy to read and down to earth style. As if we were just standing there talking to you.