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Weekly Module 10: Cultural Aspects to Working with Families & Infants Applications Post (Scenarios)

Read the Feeding and Sleeping Scenarios. Pick 2 feeding & 2 sleeping scenarios then answer the following questions:

  1. Identify which 2 feeding & 2 sleeping scenarios you picked. Why?
  2. What is your reaction to the scenario? 
  3. What does this scenario say about the family’s culture and beliefs?
  4. How can the program support the family with this situation?
  5. What can you do to support the child?
  6. How can you handle this situation?
  7. Based on the Natural Rhythms vs Set-Schedules handout, does your Infant/ Family Case Study family use the child’s natural rhythms or a set schedule to determine feeding and sleeping times? How do you know?

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Feeding & Eating Scenarios

Natural Rhythms vs Set Schedule

Weekly Module 10: Cultural Aspects to Working with Families & Infants Readings Post

In this module you will:

  • Evaluate child rearing practices and values in different cultures
  • Analyze cultural eating and sleeping situations
  • Identify the difference between following a child’s natural rhythms & establishing a set schedule

After reading Gonzalez-Mena & Bhavnagri (2000) AND Im, Parlakian, & Sanchez (2007) answers the following questions:

  1. Summarize the main idea, key details, and what you learned from the reading in 4-6 sentences in your own words. Use key terms and vocabulary from the text.
  2. What quote(s) from the readings were meaningful for you? (identify the authors, year & page number) Why?
  3. How do these readings relate to your personal experience?
  4. Why is self-knowledge (Im, Parlakian, & Sanchez, 2007) important for professionals working with infants, toddlers, and families?
  5. Why is culturally informed teaching (Im, Parlakian, & Sanchez, 2007) important for professionals working with infants, toddlers, and families?
  6. Which of the questions is most important to ask when families and program staff disagree about a policy or practice (Gonzalez-Mena & Bhavnagri, 2000)? Why?
  7. Why is reflective thinking (Gonzalez-Bhavnagri, 2000) important for professionals working with infants, toddlers, and families from various cultural backgrounds?
  8. How will these readings help you become a better infant-toddler professional?
  9. Did you test your ability to access the movie Babies from BMCC’s library video database (Steps to Access the movie Babies Movie)?  How did it work?

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Im, Parlakian & Sanchez (2007)

Gonzalez-Mena & Bhavnagri (2000)

Steps to Access BMCC Video Database