It’s important to become knowledgeable about the various cultures of the families in your care. The child rearing beliefs and practices could be very different based on our cultural background. It’s important to acknowledge different cultures and see how it compares to your own beliefs. It is good to try to make the care for the child as close to home, but you should also be doing what’s best practice for the child. It’s okay to share best practice with the parents, even though they may not agree completely. I had a parent who wanted to potty train their child at 14 months of age, but the child was not developmentally ready to potty train. I had to explain to the parent that it was best practice to wait until he was showing signs that he was ready to potty train (indicate wet or soiled, verbalize the need to use the bathroom, etc).