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What to do in moments of frustration or confusion   

INTERCULTURAL EXPERIENCES AND HOW THEY CAN LEAD TO PARENT-EDUCATOR PARTNERSHIP CHALLENGES

It is important to clarify and discover any potential cultural misunderstandings early on. In dialogue, discovering similarities and differences helps to reflect behaviour patterns and reactions among all those involved. The technique of active listening helps to clarify whether the educator understood everything correctly in moment of frustration.

For families and children, coming into a new and diverse situation can lead to interpersonal conflicts and the need for reflection on one's own culture. For children, it may be that values which are present in the first culture (home culture) are experienced much differently in the second culture (national culture or specifically kindergarten culture).