I found myself afterwards remembering that I had had these doubts myself. But I also realised that my knowledge of child development and my experience of working with many children had allowed me to tap into resources that allowed me to work through these doubts. I did this subconsciously; in moments of pressure I defaulted to what I had done in a room full of young children and adapted it for use as a parent at home. It was like muscle memory. I didn’t realise it was happening at the time, I didn’t have time to think about it!
This wasn’t the first of these conversations I had had with a parent of young children. When I recognised that this was occurring regularly and how my expertise had helped me as a parent, Early Years Insights was born.
I want parents to feel prepared to tackle the daily routine with their children. I want parents to feel inspired to try new strategies and activities with their children. I want parents to feel the connection they create as a family as they follow through on proven research that works for their family. This will create a confidence in their own abilities, allow them to look at what skills they can bring to the table, what works for their child and family and feel empowered as a result.