The family dynamics of the household changed throughout the years of Dominic’s childhood. When Dominic was born, we lived in a rural neighborhood apartment that was not completely safe (My Virtual Child). Once Dominic’s sister Alexandra was born, we began saving more money and purchased a house in a safe rural neighborhood. At the end of Dominic’s childhood the household consisted of both parents and two children, Dominic and Alexandra. Throughout his childhood, his uncle stayed a summer and on another occasion a different uncle stayed for a few weeks. Both parents were employed throughout the entire childhood which resulted in placing Dominic in child-care as soon as possible (My Virtual Child).
During the first nine months of Dominic’s life he was sick several times with colds and digestive complications which are not typical for infants. Physically, Dominic was active the first nine months. At three months he began to start laughing and would focus his eyes on me, the mom (My Virtual Child). At eight months we would play object permanence games which enhanced his cognitive development and at nine months old Dominic was adv...
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...e (My Virtual Child). Dominic is able to read a few short words, write his name and most of the letters in the alphabet. The results also mentioned that he is at an age appropriate level of phonological awareness and his language development is average in vocabulary and retelling a story (My Virtual Child). Cognitively, Dominic is not interested in little art projects and becomes frustrated when he works with blocks and shapes. Dominic is also behind mathematically when counting, identifying quantitative relationships and classifying objects (My Virtual Child). The parenting questionnaire suggests that we are slightly above average in affection and warmth; and we are in the top 15% concerning control and discipline.
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