I spoke to Sarah’s mom, Shelly, about different aspects of her temperament and personality. Her mom described Sarah as “busy and happy”. She described Sarah as always being on the go and having a very laid back and patient temperament. The mom said there was only one scenario where this would change, and that is when she was interacting with her younger brother, Jack, (20 months old) who was present during the observation. Shelly explained that Sarah has very strong reactions to Jack that include screaming, crying, or hitting when she feels “threatened” by his real or perceived intent.
The thing that stood out most to me was how calm, quiet, and gentle Sara was. I observed her playing with a toy that another child wanted. When the child approache...
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