MVC 2 - Tim O'Brien FSW 381-C 2/23/11 1. a. At 8 months of...

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Tim O’Brien FSW 381-C 2/23/11 1. a. At 8 months of age was your child an “easy”, “slow to warm up”, or “difficult” baby in terms of Thomas and Chess’s classic temperamental categories? Based on what I have observed thus far in the development of Jordan, she is a ‘slow to warm up’ or ‘difficult’ child. Because Jordan does not fully warm up to a strange situation or person she is not an ‘easy’ child. I believe that she is still happy and well adjusted, but she needs to work at her own pace when entering new social situations. Hopefully Jordan will move towards an ‘easy’ child in her future. b. On what do you base this judgment? 1. Jordan is cautious and shy in most new situations or with new people. With me present, she will eventually explore, but rarely warms up completely to the strange situation or person. 2. Frequently Jordan becomes quite upset and clings to you while sobbing. This usually occurs whenever she is in a new situation, or meeting new people. 2. a. How is your child’s attachment relationship to you and your partner developing ? 1. (At 8 months) It has become clear that Jordan shows a preference for my wife over others especially when she is distressed. I come in as close second. 2. (At 12 months) Lately I have been taking Jordan to the neighborhood park, and she is typically very clingy and refuses to play independently with the other children. This
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This note was uploaded on 01/31/2012 for the course FSW 281 taught by Professor Staff during the Spring '08 term at Miami University.

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MVC 2 - Tim O'Brien FSW 381-C 2/23/11 1. a. At 8 months of...

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