Mu 2.2

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CCLD MU 2.2 Contribute to the support of child and young person development. 3.1. Describe the different transitions children and young people may experience. “Transition – any significant stage or experience in the life of a child or young person that can affect his or her behaviour and/or development.” (Meggitt, 2011, page 94) To understand better how transitions affect children, think of how transitions affect you. Imagine what it feels like to be told to stop doing something when you are not ready; when it is someone else’s idea and not your own. Think also how it feels to make several changes in just one day- it can be exhausting even for an experienced adult. There are several types of transitions children and young people may experience:…show more content…
This includes learning to speak, count, read, write, etc; Physiological – such as puberty, illness, disability. 3.2. Explain how to give adult support for each of these transitions. Children transition better when they are prepared: they know what is about to change, they know what they will need to do, and they have caring adults to help. Some ideas on preparing for transitions follow below: Be supportive, attentive, and nurturing. Transitions work well for children when they feel well cared for and nurtured. Children are also less anxious when they trust their caregivers and know they are non-judgmental. Respond to children’s needs with reassurance, gentleness, and kindness. Develop positive relationship. Be aware of child development. Having a sense of child development helps you understand what general skills children have or are working on. Knowing these milestones and skills allows you to provide children what they need to transition. Know each child well. A child’s age provides us with general information on what they may be able to do, but knowing the child well provides the best information. Know the child’s interests, likes, dislikes, fears, comforts, temperament, family, culture, abilities, and overall
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