Contribute to the Support of Child and Young Person Development

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Contribute to the Support of Child and Young Person Development Know how to support children and young people experiencing transitions 3.1 describe the different transitions children and young people may experience. Babies weaning - Young children may not like the taste or texture of different foods and may lose weight if weaning attempts to replace a milk diet too early. children may begin to have disturbed sleep patterns, be more irritable whilst awake and less motivated to try new foods Starting nursery - Children are not used to leaving parents, separation can be a very upsetting and confidence shattering experience. Repeats of this negativity may cause withdrawal, regression - toilet using children may begin to wet the bed, be aggressive where usually amenable and may begin experience anxiety issues - becoming fearful of separation/clingy, not want to take part in activities that would usually engage some interest. Loss of a comforter - The transition between having a dummy, muslin, teddy bear, blanket and not having one can be quite upsetting . Move from crawling to walking - This transition sees children reach new perspectives on their lives, viewing the world around them from an independently upright position. They can obtain items with greater ease, move with increasing speed. 3.2 explain how to give adult support for each of these transitions Babies weaning - supportive relationships help to overcome the anxiety during these times with use of a soothing, calm voice, reassurance through eye contact, physical contact to comfort , play ideas that help distract tension and diffuse worry, or maybe anger at facing another unwanted episode of food tasting. Motivate trying the new foods by tasting them first - facial expression yum Starting Nursery - help children through this potentially difficult time by reassuring the child that it's ok to
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