Early Childhood Interview

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Developmental Interview Questions:

1. Describe yourself.

“I am 7 years old, I’m a girl. I have brown hair and brown eyes and I am in second grade.

2. Who is the most important person in your life?

“My mom”

3. If you could change one thing about yourself, what would it be?

“Being better at math”

4. Describe what you believe is the greatest invention/thing you’ve ever seen?

“A computer because you can video-chat with your friends and you can type stuff if you need to for school.”

5. What is your most prized possession?

“My American Girl Doll that my dad bought for me in Chicago.”

6. What is your biggest fear?

“Really tall heights”

7. Describe something that “bothers” you?

“being rushed”

8. What have you done that you are most proud of?

“I passed level 2 in swimming lessons on my first try this last summer.”

9. Describe what you do for fun?

“Ride my bike, go to the park with my friends, play with my dolls and Barbies, go swimming in the summer, go to the movies with my mom and grandma”

10. If you had one wish, what would you wish for?

“More American Girl Doll stuff”

Impressions and Reflections

I was very comfortable talking to Suzy (age 7) because she is my daughter. However, I believe that I would be comfortable speaking with most children her age because I have experience being around my daughter and her friends. Prior to the interview, I thought that Suzy would be more confident in her answers. Also, I was surprised about her answers to several of the questions. For example, her response to “describe something that bothers you” was “being rushed”. I was surprised to learn that it was the thing that bothers her the “most”. Unfortunately, as a single mother that works, attends school and is responsible for all of the household duties I am usually rushing around from one place to the next. In addition, I was surprised that the one thing she would...
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