Infancy and Toddlerhood – Short Answer Assessment
Short Answer Prompt
Imagine you are leading a group session for parents of infants and toddlers. Those in the group have children anywhere from 0-3 years of age and come from a variety of backgrounds. Your job is to address common concerns in parenting and provide reasonable, evidence-informed suggestions based on the context of the family. Respond to the following scenarios:
- A parent arrives clearly distressed. She has been breastfeeding exclusively but, after consulting a lactation consultant, has realized she needs to supplement with formula. She is feeling disappointed and like a failure. What do you tell her?
- A father is complaining about how down his wife is feeling after having their new baby. He thinks she’s just overreacting and will be fine once she “gets over it”. What do you recommend and how would you support your recommendation with evidence?