How have challenging circumstances or events in your own life affected your family as a whole? Take a few moments to think about this and write some of your thoughts. Next, think about some of the infants or toddlers in your care and how challenging circumstances and events in their lives may be affecting their families. What factors of your family do you think help you succeed and overcome challenging events? How can you apply your own experiences when working with families who face challenges?
- Some of the challenging circumstances and events in my life are:
- The impact to my family of these challenging circumstances and events is:
- Some of the challenging circumstances for infants and toddlers in my care include:
- This impact to families of the circumstances/event(s) described above is:
- Traits of my family that help me overcome challenges:
- How I can apply my own experience when working with families facing challenges: