My Virtual Life Report
Attachment is defined as the positive emotional bond that develops between a child and a particular individual. Of the four major patterns of attachment (secure, avoidant, ambivalent and disorganized-disoriented), I would consider Blair securely attached. Like other children who have a secure attachment pattern, Blair uses me, her mother, as a type of home base (Feldman, 2012). At 8 months Blair is cautious and shy in new situations. She has a typical fear of strangers but will eventually warm up somewhat to a new situation. Blair shows a strong preference for me over others. I am always talking and thinking about Blair. When my husband and I find time to go out, I find myself worrying and calling grandma to …show more content…
She made a couple little friends at preschool seems to be getting into several arguments with them. Blair even pushed another kid down in order to get a toy she wanted. I was recommended to be giving plenty of affection at home and to be praising Blair for her positive behavior.
Set 5: 4-5 years-PARENTING & CULTURE I would characterize my parenting as authoritative. Authoritative parents can be described as parents who are firm, setting clear and consistent limits. They try to reason with their children, giving explanations for why they should behave in a particular way (Feldman, 2012). Occasionally Blair forgets the rules at school or at home. I remind her of my expectations in certain situations and offer praise her for good behavior and warnings and time-outs for bad. She is more compliant with my requests than she was at age 3, but sometimes still ignores requests and throws temper tantrums. When problems occur, similarly to the rules, I put her in a time-out until she can calm down and can behave responsibly. My parenting style with Blair has not changed dramatically over the past 4 or 5 years. Similarly to when Blair was an infant, I find myself calling the babysitter and worrying about her and the new baby when my husband and I get any alone time.
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