Answer the questions below, citing specific examples from your child. Type up the answers in 12 point font, double-spaced, with a 2-page limit for each assignment. (in this case, less than 2 pages per assignment will apply because there are 6 assignments to be completed in 10 pages.
General guidelines: A good answer will address every part of the question, and will describe the child’s behavior and provide 1 or 2 supporting examples. In addition, wherever possible, you should relate your descriptions and explanations of the child’s behavior to the concepts, theories and research covered in the discussions or your book. Please avoid expressing an unfounded opinion – try to base your arguments on research studies and conclusions, or a theory that seems well supported by the research in the field.
- How does your baby’s eating, sleeping and motor development of the child compare to the typical developmental patterns?
- Describe VC’s behavior and1 point for referring to what might be expected at these ages.
- Two observations on VC’s behavior.
- Describe two aspects of the child’s behavior at 3 or 8 months,1 point for bringing in one of Bowlby’s main points; 1 points for describing one aspect of parent’s behavior.
Child Behavior - Stages
- Describe examples of changes in your child’s exploratory or problem solving behavior from 8 through 18 months and categorize them according to Piagetian and information processing theories.
- Discuss one example of changes, 1 point for describing a second example (possible at a different age, or two different behaviors at the same age), and 1 point for utilizing a specific Piagetian or information processing concept to classify the child’s behavior.
- Give a supporting example of each of the five aspects of temperament, ½ point for addressing the issue of stability and1 point for discussing and giving an example of goodness of fit.
- Two examples. If there is no discrepancy, describe two aspects of the child’s behavior that are problematic and need the most help.
- 1. Have there been any environmental events in your child’s first 2 1/2 years that you think might have influenced his or her behavior? On what do you base your hypotheses?
- Environmental events – be sure to explain how you think they influenced your child.
- Four toddler issues.
- Include four principles/theorists from the above list in your answer.
- Discuss an example from your parenting that fits a concept from each of three theories you select from the list above.
- What activities and experiences that you and your child engage in might be promoting healthy behavioral practices and an interest in physical activity?
- Three activities or experiences.
- Three examples illustrating changes in cognitive or language skills, including explanations of how these changes affect parent-child interaction.
- Instance of adaptation in the home and 1 point for an instance outside the home. 1 point for describing a problem (or an area in which the child needs improvement) and what the parent is doing or plans to do about it.
Child Behavior - Later Stages
4 years, 10 months
- How would you characterize your parenting style? How have your specific parenting techniques changed since infancy? In what ways do you think your parenting style, or any other aspect of your parenting, has been influenced by your cultural background or other experiences?
- Describe your parenting style with an example, illustrating how specific parenting techniques have changed since infancy, and 1 point for describing and giving an example of a cultural or background factor.
- Three examples of changes in behavior; be sure to use one or more concepts from the course, including but not limited to those listed above.
Age 6 years, 11 months
- How well is your child adapting to social situations in the home and outside the home? Does your child have any behavior or emotional problems at this point? Why do you think these problems are occurring and what are you doing about them?
Describe an example of a situation in the home and 1 outside the home where the child is adapting well or not so well.
- Describe a behavioral or emotional problem and why it might be occurring.
- Two examples of improvements in cognitive or language skills and 1 point for describing an area of special need or at least an area that needs improvement.
- An aspect that reflects a continuity and supporting evidence and 1 point for behavior that appears to be unique at this age level.