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Parenting 24 – 36 Months/Discovering Me

HMDV 620
By successfully completing this Course, the student has demonstrated the following competencies:

1. Demonstrate understanding of realistic expectations in regard to normal 2-year-old development, including
language and toilet training.
2. Demonstrate understanding of strategies to create an environment which nurtures and enriches normal 2-year-
old development, especially literacy and social activities.
3. Demonstrate understanding of warning signs indicative of abnormal 2-year-old development.
4. Articulate resources which may help families concerned with problems related to 2-year-old development.
5. Articulate the normal impact of emotional development and regulation on 2-year-old behavior.
6. Describe parenting strategies to nurture healthy self esteem in 2-year-olds.

Behavior Management
7. Describe common behavioral challenges with 2-year-olds, especially related to normal increases in the need for
independence and autonomy.
8. Demonstrate understanding of positive discipline techniques for 2-year-olds, especially to increase compliance
and manage tantrums.
9. Describe the benefits of routines and schedules for 2-year-old behavior.

Social Skills
10. Articulate the processes of attachment and separation, the role of parenting behaviors in creating these
experiences, and the impact of these experiences on 2-year-old development.
11. Describe strategies to facilitate healthy, brief separation as a child grows.
12. Demonstrate understanding of normal 2-year-old peer interactions, including struggles to share, and articulate
strategies to intervene as needed to model skills in negotiation and conflict resolution.
13. Describe strategies to nurture a sense of culture and tradition in one’s family.
14. Describe the benefits of exposing children to other cultures and traditions.

Health and Wellness
15. Describe common safety risks for 2-year-olds, and important strategies to child-proof a home or childcare are
while still allowing age-appropriate exploration.
16. Describe current recommendations regarding car seat safety for 2-year-olds.
17. Demonstrate understanding of common health problems in 2-year-olds, appropriate comfort measures, and
when to seek professional medical care.
18. Describe current recommendations regarding 2-year-old and family nutrition.
19. Demonstrate understanding of child abuse laws and strategies to prevent child abuse.
20. Describe effective stress and anger management strategies especially as related to parenting and childcare.
21. Articulate current recommendations regarding 2-year-old development and media (including television viewing
and computer use).

*Students that complete this course with a grade of A or B are eligible for 3 units of Early Childhood college credit.
See the instructor and school counselor to facilitate this.

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