Analysis Of My Virtual Family

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Through MyVirtualLife, I was able to raise a child and learn how each individual scenario affected its physical, social, emotional, and cognitive development. These scenarios gave my virtual child, Gabe, a unique set of characteristics. There was a variety of different things that assisted me in making the choices that I did for Gabe. As I continued with the program, a few of the questions stood out to me the most. From the start I was asked about breastfeeding, eventually when he reached adolescence I had figure out how to react to his rebellious attitude. All the scenarios eventually emerged and affected his behavior and development at several age levels. With this being said, Gabe was born a full week before he was expected to arrive. It was a very fast delivery, leaving no time to prepare. The first question was straightforward, yet it had numerous advantages and disadvantages. It simply asked if I planned to breastfeed Gabe. I did not fully understand how rewarding breastfeeding could be for an infant and a mother. I answered by choosing to breastfeed and supplement with formula, under more investigated I came to the conclusion that I should have chosen to only breastfeed Gabe. Undeniably, breastfeeding is cheaper than formula, and it helps the mother recuperate…show more content…
After the pregnancy became more noticeable, I was left to face the inevitable and tell Gabe that we were expecting a baby. Any change in the family can cause anxiety in a child who is accustomed to comfortable routine and attention (“Help Your Child”). A new baby can make the older child feel that he has lost control of his world. Expect that the firstborn may regress and show behaviors normally seen in younger children (“Help Your Child”). Gabe was excited for his new baby sister, but as time passed he began to show signs of regression by imitating Sophia’s sounds, movements, and began play acting a baby
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