I observed a 5-year-old male named Aiden in his home. Aiden is my brother’s son, with his girlfriend of almost 6-years. I chose to do a naturalistic observation, watching him interact with his older sister who is 6-years old. Aiden is of average height and weight for a boy his age (world, 2008). He receives good grades in school and is a well-behaved child. Aiden currently lives with his mother, father, and 6 –year-old sister. The house they live in is a three-bedroom, with a large backyard. Each child has their own bedroom and get to express themselves daily. The mother is a LVN nurse at a local hospital and has to work all the time, sometimes over night. My brother is a stay at home dad that takes care of getting the children fed and to bed on time and up and ready for school in the morning and whenever they are home makes sure they do their homework and gets washed up for dinner. Aiden enjoys playing video games and playing with action figures, as well as playing with his sister. Observation of an Adolescent
Upon arrival I noticed a few things, even just pulling into their driveway and their neighborhood wasn’t in the best condition, but was safe and seems to fit into their life style. Before I could get out of my car I noticed Aiden and his sister playing in the front yard, with my brother watching them. They paused their game to come and greet me with a hug and a kiss. Our family is very close therefore they are always excited when their favorite aunt comes over. I began by asking how school was and he replied with a simple “great!” Aiden has always enjoyed school, but now he says its more fun when he doesn’t have to dress like the other kids. Aiden recently transferred to a public school from a private school, due to the school shutting down. He says it’s a lot more fun getting to wear what he wants. His favorite shirts are his marvel shirts. I then asked him what game he was playing with his sister and they were playing soccer. I asked him...
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