Please join us as we continue our Caring for Others series when we discuss Current Trends in Childcare.
The most widespread trend in professional childcare in recent years has been the move toward more respectful ways to care for children. Gone are the authoritarian methods of discipline in favor of more collaborative approaches such as Positive Discipline. Respectful parenting styles such as RIE (Resources for Infant Educarers) have spread from the West Coast throughout the country. Parents are seeking nannies with specialized skills in respectful childcare from infancy through the teen years. These respectful and positive approaches are incredibly effective. Unfortunately, untrained nannies and families can mistake these methods as permissive parenting. Proper training is crucial to ensure that children are provided the optimum environment to grow and thrive.