A Google search on gender equality might get you thousands if not millions of hits, which are mainly focused on women. Yet there are areas in which the sting of gender inequality can still be felt for men and one of these is in child care. It is estimated that only about 2.3 percent of the caregivers in child care are men and this means that the profession is largely female centered. In trying to break into this last female bastion, the suggestions often given to men in encouraging increased male participation in the field often sounds like they are forging a path through the last frontier.
With summer comes the end of the school season. Next fall, though, many children will once again walk into classrooms. Among them will be lots of three-year-olds who are just starting preschool. If you have a three-year-old who will start preschool for the first time in autumn, here are two ways you can help them get ready this summer.
Start Cloth Diapering to Speed Up Potty Training
Many preschools require all enrolled children to be potty trained when they begin school, which can put a lot of pressure on both parents and children.
Transitioning from a public school to a private one can be challenging for your child. Your child not only has to make all new friends, but he or she has to adapt to the curriculum of the private school. If your child will be attending private school in the next school year, here are some tips to help him or her adjust to the change.
Encourage Involvement in Extracurricular Activities
In an ideal world, your preschooler would behave as well as he or she does at home at school. Unfortunately, this does not always happen. If your child is having behavioral problems at preschool, here are some tips for managing it.
Visit the Classroom
There could be a number of reasons why your child is misbehaving at school. In order to deal with the issue, you need to understand why he or she is having problems.