Chapter 26 2
Tenzin and Dechen have brought in their 24-month-old son, Kim, for his wellness examination and immunizations. Kim is the first child for Tenzin and Dechen, but Dechen is 6 months pregnant with their second child. Tenzin and Dechen are Tibetan refugees who have moved to the United States from India. Kim was born in the United States. Tenzin and Dechen are very focused on Kim’s physical abilities (i.e., motor skills, communication, and sensory skills). They express their desire for Kim to do well in school and be successful in business. (Learning Objectives 3, 4, 7, 11, and 13)
a. What could the nurse share with Kim’s parents regarding the normal motor, communication, and sensory development of a 24-month-old?
b. What can the nurse teach Tenzin and Dechen regarding promoting healthy growth and development in Kim?
c. Kim’s parents are curious about toilet training. How can the nurse teach Kim’s parents about toilet training with a toddler?