This discussion assignment is similar to the previous one (Discussion 3).
complete it, read the material below and respond with your assessment of what is
going on and what should be happening differently.
Tip: Your submissions
to this forum should not be repeats of last week's posts -- this one has a
different focus and different solutions.
A hint may be found in the assignment’s
title, "Infant Grief and Loss".
Think about why and how infants might experience
grief and loss in addressing the situation below.
In a structured child
care program for the infants and toddlers of teen mothers, the very youngest
infants are in one small room with a caregiver.
At four months, the infants are
moved to the next room, with a new caregiver.
At eight months, they are moved
again - and so on until age three.
An observer noted, "On the day I visited the
center, the caregiver of the youngest infants was standing in the doorway of her
room, watching the caregiver in the next room try to comfort a tiny, crying
The first caregiver looked upset.
I asked her what was wrong, and she
said, 'That baby was with me for the past three months; I really love him.