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Carlos is playing in the sandbox, Thomas approaches the sandbox, observes Carlos for a moment, then knocks over the bucket Carlos has just filled with sand. Carlos pushes Thomas away saying, "Get out of here". Thomas begins to cry

1 The goal of Thomas's behavior appears to be
A attention
B inadequacy
C power
D revenge
My answer is D

2 Whats the first thing a sensitive caregiver would do?
A scold Carlos for pushing Thomas.
B scold Thomas for knocking over the bucket.
C Ask the boy to talk about what has happened.
D tell Carlos to let Thomas play
My answer is C

3 How would an authoritarian caregiver most likely solve the problem between Carlos and Thomas?
A help Carlos to refill his bucket.
B ask Carlos if Thomas can play too.
C ignore the situation and let the boys resolve it.
D tell Thomas he was bad to knock over the bucket and will have to leave the sandbox.
My answer is B

  • childcare -

    1. Revenge doesn't explain why Thomas knocked over the bucket.

    2. Correct.

    3. An authoritarian doesn't "ask;" s/he "tells."

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