Audio 4.7: China’s perspective (little Aaron’s teacher)

China, a teacher in a child care center talks about her relationship with Aaron, the father of a 4-year-old in her classroom, and about how to express her concerns about little Aaron to him (running time: 0 min., 54 sec.).


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I know that in order for me to raise these concerns with Aaron’s dad, I have to have a trusting relationship with him. I think I need to spend more time getting to know Aaron’s dad and figuring out regular ways to communicate. If I am going to step out on a limb and discuss these concerns with him, I want to do it in a way that will build a partnership. I want us to work together in addressing these issues. We are certainly friendly with each other, but I don’t think we’ve reached the point where we really trust and understand each other. I know very little about what family life is like for Aaron, and likewise, Aaron’s dad is unaware of much of what goes on in the classroom. What should I do to bridge this gap and get us to a place where we can really start working together? How can I get him to give me the time we need to communicate? I know we both want Aaron to reach his potential and be ready for kindergarten.