Discussion 3- What Would You Do? 102102 unread replies.141141 replies.

Discussion 3- What Would You Do? 102102 unread replies.141141 replies.

Discussion 3- What Would You Do? 102102 unread replies.141141 replies.

Anahi (Ah-na-e) is a Hispanic child who attends a faith-based preschool. She begins attending this school when she was 9 months old. When she was born, many people struggled to say her name. Her parents always made the effort to correct people when they mispronounced it because they wanted their daughter to feel proud of her name. It was also important to her parents that she was not given a nickname unless it was a nickname that she has chosen.

Discussion 3- What Would You Do? 102102 unread replies.141141 replies.

As the children in her class begin to speak, they were not able to say her name. They called her Nani (Nah-ni). Anahi’s parents were ok with this because the children were just beginning to develop language. As time went on, Anahi’s mom begins noticing that the teachers were also calling her Nani. This upset Anahi’s mom because she felt it was important for Anahi to be able to recognize and pronounce her name correctly. Anahi’s mom is not sure how to address this situation because she believes the teachers are not doing it intentionally, and she doesn’t want to hurt their feelings.
Discussion 3- What Would You Do? 102102 unread replies.141141 replies.
Using this vignette, answer the following questions:

  1. As a parent, how would you handle this situation?
  2. As a teacher, if a parent approached you with this concern, what would you say? Is this an issue that would bother you if you were a parent? Why or why not?
  3. How do your views on parenting impact working with the parents of the children in your care?

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