You will respond to 1 of the 4 questions/prompts provided. It is expected that you will have raised your child through the MVC online platform to be 3 years prior to completing these reflections & you will use information from this simulation as well as the course (e.g., readings, lectures, discussions) in your responses. It is anticipated that your responses will be between 1-2 pages.
Analyze your own parenting philosophy and practices. What principles from social learning theory, Bowlby, Ainsworth, Piaget, Vygotsky, information processing theory, developmental neuroscience, and other theories do you appear to have relied on in making your parenting choices or interpreting your child’s behavior?
- Describe and give examples of changes in your child’s exploratory or problem solving behavior from 1 through 3 years and categorize them according to Piagetian and information processing theories.
- How is your child progressing on typical toddler issues, such as learning household rules, learning to follow routines, listening to you, toilet training, developing self-control and learning to get along with other children? Choose a theory and apply this to your child related to these things. How does culture influence your child in these areas? How did culture influence decisions you’ve made regarding these issues?
- How is your child’s attachment to you and your partner developing? What is happening during this developmental period (i.e., toddlerhood) that might affect attachment security according to Bowlby, Ainsworth, and various other research studies?