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What are the most challenging aspects of working in child care?

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By: Elisabeth Walter

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"It can be difficult to discipline kids sometimes, simply because I am not their parents. I have learned that kids don't always respect authority, so I have been working on asserting my authority and earning their trust. I've learned that by building relationships with the kids, they are more likely to listen and respond to you. Implementing routine, offering rewards, and being consistent about giving them consequences when they have done something wrong has made disciplining kids more effective."

When you talk about a challenge, share what you are doing to overcome it. The interviewer wants to hear how you are taking initiative to learn from difficult situations or challenging personalities and developing skills that will help you be a better child care worker.

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"It can be difficult to discipline kids sometimes, simply because I am not their parents. I have learned that kids don't always respect authority, so I have been working on asserting my authority and earning their trust. I've learned that by building relationships with the kids, they are more likely to listen and respond to you. Implementing routine, offering rewards, and being consistent about giving them consequences when they have done something wrong has made disciplining kids more effective."

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Elisabeth Walter
Elisabeth Walter has over five years of experience in the corporate recruiting world. More recently, she has been freelance writing for the past two years. You can reach out to Elisabeth by visiting her LinkedIn profile, at https://www.linkedin.com/in/elisabethwalter/
Published: 07/01/2018
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What are the most challenging aspects of working in child care?
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Having to repeat yourself more than once when you tell the child to do something.
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I find it is more challenging working with their parents.
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The different personalities.
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Sometimes they don't listen.
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Having to repeat yourself more than once when you tell the child to do something.
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Patience when dealing with difficult children, I think I am sometime to lenient and need to take stronger action. When problems arise I try to get onto there level and redirect them to something more positive.
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