Virtual Child

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Virtual Child report #2 Lauren Leslie Barry University PSY-382-01 Virtual Child 1. An experience that my child and I were engaged in that promoted healthy behavioral practices and an interest in physical activity was using script. My child had a good idea of how familiar things happen, such as taking baths and visiting restaurants. He often points out when someone does not do something in the right order. I would go along with him by asking him, periodically, what should happen next, thereby making a game out of it. Script promotes healthy practice because it helps children organize and interpret everyday experiences. Once formed, script can be used to predict what will happen in the future. It also supports a child’s earliest…show more content…
When he was 3 years old, my child enjoyed fantasy play and tended to enact scenes with his toy animals and cartoon figures. My partner and I joined in when asked, and had a good time with him making up little dramas involving the plastic figures. Make-believe play not only reflects but also contributes to children’s cognitive and social skills. This kind of play increases sociodramatic play with others, draw more attention to an activity, and become more cooperative. When my child was 4 years old, my partner and I tried to expose him to all types of activities, regardless of gender-appropriateness. My partner and I have shown our child that males can cook and be nurturing and that females can be assertive and play sports. This helped our child to understand that interests and skills, not gender, should determine a person’s occupation. Research shows that such reasoning is…show more content…
When my child was 3 years old, he overheard arguments that my partner and I have. During one recent argument, I ended up walking out of the house in anger. My child started to cry and kept asking for days if I was going to run away. My partner and I tried to calm him, telling him that I was not going to run away, so he should not worry. At home and sometimes in public, my child would occasionally have emotional outbursts or tantrums about not getting something he wants. When he was 4 years old, my child had problems behaving properly all the way through a meal at a fast-food restaurant. He sometimes crawls under the table or starts complaining loudly that he wants to leave. These problems occur because of the type of environment that is displayed in the home, especially for parents with conflict-ridden marriages and mental problems. In these scenarios, I would use positive discipline by providing reasons for rules. When children appreciate that rules are created for all concerned, they strive to follow the rules because they are reasonable and
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