Hopefully, you will enjoy your day as much as your child enjoys having you there as part of the program. Do not be alarmed if your child’s behaviour changes on the day you help. I tend not to interfere with a parent-child relationship, as it often aggravates the situation. However, if your child is disrupting other children or program activities as a result of your direct involvement, a solution will be pursued that involves you, me and your child. The solution will follow a “preschool” type of approach (see Behaviour) versus a “home” type of approach, particularly if these approaches differ. The approach must match the environment and be consistent for your child in terms of their overall preschool experience. For example, if a child is upset about not getting his or her way, I strongly discourage a parent from “soothing” their child who may be crying or acting out in anger for the purpose of gaining their parent’s attention. I really try to teach children to find positive ways to deal with disappointment and minor conflicts that can be carried over to future school settings. Of course, cuddling is great when children are hurt, feeling insecure, or even better...when they are perfectly happy!