Pretend you are the parent of each child in the following vignettes. Use the information in your text and from class to make a decision about what to say and do in each situation.
Four-year-old Roland throws blocks at his friend. His friend asks him to stop and you ask him to stop, but he continues to throw the blocks.
It is time for three-year-old Yvonne’s nap. She says “no” and hides. After you carry her up to bed, she continues to get out of bed and run around and jump on the bed.
Lucille is an eight-year-old and she has started telling “tall stories” to you and to her friends. Her teacher has even noticed it and has mentioned it to you.
Twelve-year-old Nathan is supposed to come directly home after school or call you if he will be late. At 6:00 P.M. he walks in and says he forgot to call because he was having so much fun with a new friend.
You receive a call from 14-year-old Tamica’s school saying that she skipped all of her classes today and has been missing from some of the classes off and on all semester. When you confront Tamica she denies her absence, then says that she hates school anyway.