We're Not Robots: The Voices of Daycare Providers
This fascinating book presents the stories of infant/toddler caregivers and their work to illustrate the complexity of balancing relationships with babies, families, coworkers, and self, yet remaining emotionally present and mindfully engaged. Enid Elliot explores the inevitable tensions of working within these various relationships and demonstrates how proficient caregivers can develop strategies for achieving this delicate balance. In the process, she raises provocative questions about how we care for babies, and how to provide education and support for their caregivers.
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Relationship with a Baby
The Pull to Attach
Caring for Attachment
The Public Story of Caregiving
Practitioner to Researcher Telling Stories
Hearing from the Caregivers
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