This activity will allow you to expand your knowledge of developmental stages.
Answer these questions for each of the 4 scenarios on the next few pages. Feel free to read other students responses, and elaborate or respond to previous posts.
1) Infant Scenario:
Jamal is almost 10 months old and just entering the separation anxiety stage—when older babies or young toddlers resist separating from their primary caregiver. This is a normal part of growth and development and a milestone in social-emotional development that shows Jamal’s attachment to his mother.
Jamal’s parents are concerned because he is now crying and clinging when his parents bring him in the morning. They are worried that something has happened to him since he didn’t act this way for the previous 4 months he has been at your center.