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How to be a positive influence in a child(TM)s life

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How to be a positive influence in a child's life In order to be a positive influence in a child's life you, as a childcare worker, need to feel confident and positive about yourself. If you have negative feelings about yourself and have low self-esteem, you may pass this onto children. An important part of social and emotional development is the development of self-image and self-concept. This is the picture we have of ourselves and the way we think other people see us. It also includes the characteristics that make us different from others. ...read more.

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People who work with children need to make them feel confident and good about themselves and need to counteract any negative influences in their lives. Children gain their confidence, mainly through adults, especially their family as they are the first carers of children. Tips for keeping children's self-image high * Make sure you step in if children make unkind remarks about each other * Smile and greet children and their families warmly * Never talk negatively about children * Do not compare children or have favourites * Do not tease children * Be careful about commenting on children's appearance * Praise children as much as possible * Report any signs of bullying * ...read more.

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individual children's needs and know how to meet these * Have imagination and be creative * Be able to reflect on your practice * Be able to take criticism How to be an effective member of a team The majority of adults who work with children work in team. The exception is when you work as a child minder or as a nanny. Sometimes team are small e.g. in a small community school but sometimes teams are large e.g. in large city primary school For teams to do well they must work together. A good team member always puts the other adults and children's needs first ?? ?? ?? ?? 1 | Page ...read more.

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