Who are Families?: Best Practices for Working with Families who have Infants

What are the best practices for working with families who have infants from the reading you selected in this module?  Identify your source (reading ) as you develop the list.

Your reading may have described families of older children; how can you apply the information to families who have infants?

135 thoughts on “Who are Families?: Best Practices for Working with Families who have Infants”

  1. Some of the best practices for working with families who have infants based on “Engaging Families: Partnering in Meaningful Ways”Communication, Provide support, privacy and confidentiality and creating a safe environment.

    For infants, they are starting to know more about the outside world, being honest with them and making them feel comfortable from scratch will create a better placer to Study and develop during the classroom meeting based on how their Family is structured.

  2. What are the best practices for working with families who have infants from the reading you selected in this module? Identify your source (reading ) as you develop the list. The reading I chose was Ray et al,2009 titled Partnering with families of children with special needs. The best practices for working with families who have infants based on the reading is to always be sure to communicate with the parents what you are observing from the child. Supportive educators and caregivers can ease the stress of parents who may dealing with tough transitions (Ray et al,2009).

    Your reading may have described families of older children; how can you apply the information to families who have infants? You want to always keep a open line for communications for all children, but especially infants. Infants are delicate and precious to their parents, so gaining their trust by showing for their child just as much as they do is important.

  3. Some of the best practices for working with families who have infants as found in “Supporting Medically Fragile Children and Their Families”, are communication and building relationships. With communication, especially for a child who has a medical problem, the parent, caregiver, and especially the infant. Through communication, you also build relationships with the infant and well as the infant’s family in order to provide the best care.

    When it comes to infants since the world is new to them, it is important to introduce things to them little by little. We can talk to the infant letting them know different types of objects that are around them, and most importantly show them that it is safe.

  4. -What are the best practices for working with families who have infants from the reading and video in this module? Identify your source (reading or video) as you develop the list.
    Your reading may have described families of older children; how can you apply the information to families who have infants

    The article I chose was “Welcoming families with children who were adopted 2014” The best practice for working with families who have adopted children is to become family with the teacher. This means the more information the teacher has about the child the better because she’s going to have those extra tools to help create an environment where the child feels at home. Creating this environment would help the child develop in the best way possible. The child is going to be able to adapt, communicate, learn and develop trust.

    -Your reading may have described families of older children; how can you apply the information to families who have infants?

    Communication with children and parents is essential. Teachers are a very important part of learning, especially in infants. If the parents feel safe and are aware that their children are developing the best way possible. Kids would feel that sense of security too, and feeling that sense of security would help them engage in class and adapt easier. Also is important that parents and teachers stay together and work as a family to meet the child’s needs.

  5. Some best practices for working with families is having communication, being supportive, and building a relationship with the parents to make them and the children feel safe and comfortable.

    This can be applied to families who have infants because parents feel comfortable leaving their babies if they can trust and communicate with the teachers and/or caregivers.

    1. Yes for sure. In order to be able to take care of someone child you must have a good/communicative relationship with them otherwise there are going to be miscommunication issues on what to teach the child and how to raise them.

  6. What are the best practices for working with families who have infants from the reading you selected in this module? Identify your source (reading ) as you develop the list.
    => The best practices for working with families who have infants are based on “Engaging Families: Partnering in Meaningful Ways” communication, extra caregiver, support, and a healthy environment.

    Your reading may have described families of older children; how can you apply the information to families who have infants?
    => The information to families who have infants is important communication. We should provide care and love for infants. So parents will feel relaxed for their children.

  7. As a caretaker for children it is important to know ways to work with both the families and the child. One example of a way you can help a family is through language. It is important to know the correct terms in addressing the child’s parents and family. It is important not to use phrases such as “real parents” (fox 2012).
    The same goes for parents who have infants. At an early age there should be correct terms used so that the parents of the child don’t feel hurt and the child gets to grow up feeling good.

  8. The reading I chose was “supporting medically fragile children and their families” and from this article, I’ve learned that it’s important to introduce new but frightening things to children slowly.

    the best practices for families with infants would be patience, hand-on learning, and positive reinforcement

  9. The best practices for working with families who have infants are being understanding, creating a warm environment, checking on them, communicating with them, learning about their family dynamics, and supporting them socially and emotionally.

  10. -Claudia
    Some of the “Best Practices for Working with Families who have Infants” are to have good communication skills with both the teachers and the infants. When you build a good communication/ relationship you have better trust with the family and they would return by trusting you as well. All kids don’t learn right away so it all takes time for one infant to learn something then it would be for another infant.

  11. What are the best practices for working with families who have infants from the reading you selected in this module? Identify your source (reading ) as you develop the list.

    some of the best things for working with families is that you can learn from them and can create a good connection with the familly

  12. The best practices for working with families who have infants is having communication, give them support and keeping everything private and create a safe environment. For infants we need to show them that they can trust us from the day they are born to make them feel comfortable.

  13. The best practices for working with families who have infants is communication, it is key in order to form a good relationship with the parent so you can get to know more about the family and child you will be taking care of. Being open with the families having them engage with the class and participate in family functions. Making both the child and parent feel comfortable outside and inside of class.

  14. The best practices is communication because without communication you won’t have like a good relationship and trust is a big one also. What communication you can let the parent know what’s going on with the child every single day and you can communicate with the child also if how they’re feeling and what’s going on. communication very important with a child and also with her parents.

  15. The best practices about working with families who have infants is communication, a healthy environment, being aware and respect. When you lack these things I feel like there will issues when you are unaware of something and do the opposite.I feel like communication plays a huge role because you should get to know about the baby and the family before u start watching their child.

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