Describe four strategies that could positively encourage Sophie’s self-reliance, self-esteem and emotional resilience. Molly is Sophie’s key worker in a nursery she attends, Molly has realised that Sophie is at the right stage of development but Molly has also realised that Sophie has problems eating and doesn’t like socialising outside although she spends lots of time with her friends. Molly is concerned about Sophie and the nursery want to know what things may help the situation.
I am now going to explain the 4 categories that I think might help Sophie. These are:
Focusing Attention- I think this may help Sophie when she is in nursery as I feel like she is lacking attention when she is at home as she doesn’t spend much time with her parents. Giving Sophie lots of attention may take her mind off not eating and make her less self-conscious of when she may have to eat around other children and also making her used to getting attention. This will help Sophie’s self-esteem as she will feel good about herself wanting to go and talk to her friends and feel comfortable eating around them.
Trying new activates- I think that trying new activities with Sophie when it comes to meal times may make her feel more??????
Setting personal goals- I think that setting personal goals for Sophie may make her feel as though she has a reason to go to Nursery and Sophie may realise that people are actually caring about her making her feel good about herself and also making her realise that she doesn’t have to deal with things on her own. The personal goals that we could set are things like trying new foods are giving her positive feedback and treats such as trips out to farms to see her favourite animals and also giving her a sticker chart that she could have hamster stickers for whenever she eats a full meal and cleans her plate, but whenever she doesn’t eat a meal take away the stickers and tell her that “hammy the hamster isn’t happy” having teddy’s to help her focus.