Steve Shell has brought in his 9-month-daughter Emily for her wellness examination and immunizations. Steve is a single father raising his daughter after Emily’s mother was killed in a motor vehicle accident (MVA). Steve is doing a great job of raising Emily by himself, but he still has some concerns about his abilities as a father. He has several questions for the nurse practitioner. The nurse practitioner’s examination of Emily is unremarkable, and she is growing and developing as expected. (Learning Objectives 6 and 7)
a. What should the nurse practitioner include when teaching Steve about promoting healthy eating habits and appropriate sleep and rest?
b. What can the nurse practitioner offer Steve regarding promoting appropriate discipline with Emily?
c. Since Steve is a single parent and sole income earner, he is required to place Emily in day care while he is at work. Steve is concerned about the effects of day care on Emily’s development. What can the nurse practitioner teach Steve about child care?