NUR 2633 Maternal Child Health Nursing
Module 6 Discussion
Complete the discussion in Group A or B as assigned by the instructor and then respond to the alternate group. All students are required to review all posts for general knowledge. Keep in mind that you will earn points for your initial discussion posts, as well as your responses. If you do not posts responses, you cannot earn full credit. Refer to the Discussion Rubric on how points are earned.
Robert and Jenna Smith’s 2nd child has Down Syndrome. Philip is 14 years old. He has a sibling that is older and one younger. 15 year old sister, Lucy and a little brother Danny who is 10 years old. As all 14 year olds he is becoming more interested in his sexuality and expressing that with curiosity. He has been known to have some overt aggression toward his sister and some classmates in his public school.
Discuss how you could help this family cope and guide Philip to learn appropriate behavior.
Group B Response
Will this behavior interfere with his interest in being in the local Boy Scout troop? His troop leader is his father.
Toddlers have some very unique behavioral characteristics as they move from infancy to childhood. Identify these behavioral changes. Include the challenges that parents may face with these characteristics including identifying temperament, nutritional barriers, hygiene, activity, and sleep.
Group A Response
Can you help parents learn to deal with these behaviors and provide them some insight and guidance that will ease this transition for the child and parent?
You work in the pediatrician’s office.
Assessments and education are the focus of your work.