Each scenario below is an unrealistic expectation for the child’s behavior. In the space provided, write what you think a provider should say that reflects realistic expectations. After writing realistic expectations you’re encouraged to share your work with your trainer, coach, or administrator.
Zane is getting too attached to me. He clings all the time and cries for me.
Zane and I have a really strong bond. He might be going through something right now, so I need to make sure I pay attention to his needs and respond.
Janice should be done having accidents by now. I’m tired of cleaning up her messes.
Janice is still learning to use the toilet, and accidents will happen.
His mom was deployed for two months, but she has been back for a while now. I can’t believe he still cries when his mom drops him off.
He has a strong attachment with his mom and is going through some separation anxiety.
She never stops moving! She is wearing me out. She needs to learn to sit still.
She has an active temperament and needs lots of stimulation. Let’s think of ways to help her stay active.
All he wants to do is empty buckets and fill them back up. We need to get him something to do to keep him busy.
He is busy exploring those items. I’ll try adding in different materials and different size buckets to see what he thinks about them.
She is getting so bossy. She orders me around all day.
She is learning to assert herself and has great language skills.