Handling uncomfortable conversations with parents

Effectively communicating with parents and caregivers of the children in your care is an essential part of the job. Because parents aren’t in the program every day, they rely on educators to tell them how their child is managing classroom routines and expectations. Many parents also want to know how their child is doing and how they can support their child at home. But what’s the best way to handle the uncomfortable conversations that we sometimes have to have with parents?