Many children who are seen in therapy by psychologists or display emotional and behavioral problems in the classroom may be reacting to changes in their lives. You have been listening to some ideas about how the social, emotional, and cognitive attributes of a child develop and change over time. Using what you have learned so far, or what you have experienced, picture what a 3-5 year old might be like psychologically. Do you think they might respond to a big life change like a divorce in a different way than a child might at 8 or 10? What is it about a 3-5 year old that might make their adjustment different or require different ways to make them understand and adjust to big changes? You could also comment on specific ways you think you could make the adjustment easier. There is no “right or wrong” here, so be creative if you would like.
*DISCUSSION BOARD: 2 PAGES IN LENGTH, opinion based*