(b) Caretaking functions include the following:
(1) Performing functions that meet the daily physical needs of the child. These functions include, but are not limited to, the following:
(C) Bedtime and wake-up routines;
(D) Caring for the child when sick or hurt;
(E) Bathing and grooming;
(F) Recreation and play;
(G) Physical safety; and
(2) Direction of the child's various developmental needs, including the acquisition of motor and language skills, toilet training, self-confidence and maturation;
(3) Discipline, instruction in manners, assignment and supervision of chores and other tasks that attend to the child's needs for behavioral control and self-restraint;
(4) Arrangements for the child's education, including remedial or special services appropriate to the child's needs and interests, communication with teachers and counselors and supervision of homework;
(5) The development and maintenance of appropriate interpersonal relationships with peers, siblings and adults;
(6) Arrangements for health care, which includes making medical appointments, communicating with health care providers and providing medical follow-up and home health care;
(7) Moral guidance; and
(8) Arrangement of alternative care by a family member, baby-sitter or other child care provider or facility, including investigation of alternatives, communication with providers and supervision.
Note: WV Code updated with legislation passed through the 2016 Regular Session
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