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Roles & Responsibilities of Parenting Unit 1 Child Development

Dec 13, 2015

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Roles & Responsibilities of Parenting Unit 1 Child Development Slide 2 Unit Outline 2-2: What Parenthood Means 3-1: What Is Parenting? 3-2: Guiding Childrens Behavior Slide 3 2-2 Objectives Describe the changes that parenthood brings. List considerations couples should look at before deciding to become parents. Using a process to build management skills Slide 4 Children Are Watching Video Clip http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t3WioZcjbys What message is the video trying to convey? Slide 5 Parenthood Brings About Changes Parenthood the state of being a parent, which begins when one has a child by birth or adoption A child brings dramatic and long-lasting changes. Slide 6 New Responsibilities Raising a child is more than a day-to- day assignment It is LIFE-LONG commitment!! A child needs - - - - Physical care LOVE Financial care Guidance Support Slide 7 New Responsibilities You have to consider the childs needs first. First time parents can feel overwhelmed. Family Friends Community Resources Slide 8 Changes in Lifestyle Caring for a young child takes a huge amount of time and energy. Parents have limits placed on their personal freedom. Couples are better able to adjust to these changes in life if they prepare for them. Slide 9 Emotional Adjustments Parents feel conflicting emotions such as: Fear of not being a good parent Frustration at the loss of personal freedom and the addition of new responsibilities. Worry over money matters Jealousy of the baby and the attention Depression due to exhaustion or to the physical changes of pregnancy and birth. Slide 10 Changes in Relationships Some parents feel overwhelmed by negative emotions and begin to bicker or fight with one another. The key to getting past troubled spots is for the couple to have good communication. Slide 11 Changes in Relationships Grandparents feel love and joy of their own and want to spend time with the baby. New parents may feel that the grandparents advice is really a criticism and resent it. The grand parents my feel hurt if their suggestions are rejected. Slide 12 Changes in Work Working women may quit work or cut back on their hours to care for their child. Workers who often put in overtime or weekends may be less willing to put in extra hours. Companies have policies to help working parents. On-site child-care facilities Flexible hour Slide 13 The Rewards of Parenthood Parents feel happiness, pride, and love. Parents can see the world with new eyes. Enrich an already healthy marriage Parents experience a great sense of accomplishment. Slide 14 Making Decisions About Parenthood People who are thinking about parenthood should have a clear picture of what parenthood is. They also need to take a realistic look at themselves to see if they are ready for parenthood. Slide 15 Emotional Maturity Emotional maturity being responsible enough to consistently put someone elses needs before you own Being secure enough to devote your full attention Prospective parents should take an honest look at their maturity Slide 16 Desire for Parenthood Our marriage is in trouble. Maybe having a baby will solve our problems. I want to give a baby my care and love. I feel good about myself and believe that parenthood will be rewarding. Our parents want grandchildren. A baby is someone who will love me and belong to me. Slide 17 Financial Concerns Raising a child is VERY expensive!! Couples should take a careful look at the cost involved over the years ahead. p.a.p.a. What Price is It? Slide 18 Management Skills Becoming a good manager is a matter of following five steps: 1.Set Goals Decide what is important for you and then make them into objectives for you to achieve. 2.Identify Resources Figure out your resources to achieve your goal. 3.Make a Plan Decide how you will use your resources to meet that goal. Slide 19 Management Skills 4.Put the plan in action. Once you have a plan, start working toward your goal. 5.Reevaluate from time to time. Do you need more resources or different ones? Did you achieve your goal more easily than you expected? Slide 20 3-1 Objectives: Explain how knowledge of child development is linked to reasonable expectations. Distinguish among different parenting styles. Identify ways to improve parenting skills. Describe how to nurture children. Slide 21 Parenting: A Learning Process Parenting caring for children and helping them develop Demands Good Judgment: 1.Requires knowing when to help and when to back off 2.Parents need to avoid pushing children to try activities they are not yet ready for. They have to avoid holding children back out of fear they may fail. 3.The skills that parents need change as the child grows. Slide 22 Having Reasonable Expectations An essential first step in effective parenting. Caregivers need to be sure to match their expectations to the particular child. Caregivers need to respect the differences between children. Act your age!! Slide 23 Finding a Comfortable Parenting Style: Authoritarian based on the idea that children should obey their parents without question. Democratic children have more input into the rules and limits Permissive parents give children a wide range of freedom. Slide 24 Getting Help Ways to Build Parenting Skills Reading books and magazine articles about parenting Gaining experience with children Asking advice from family members and friends Observing other parents and children Slide 25 The Tasks of Parenting 3 Basic Tasks 1.Meet the childs basic needs 2.Nurture 3.Guide children to show appropriate behavior Slide 26 Meeting Childrens Needs Provide food, clothing and shelter Watch over their safety and health Begin teaching them language Foster intellectual growth by taking an active role in their schooling Teach them to get along with others Provide opportunities for them to love and be loved. Slide 27 Nurturing Giving a child opportunities for encouragement and enrichment. Parents are childrens first teachers. Parents need to give children the freedom they need in order to learn. Adults should remove as many barriers as possible that prevent children from exploring the world on their own. Deprivation lack if an enriching environment Slide 28 Nurturing Provide love and support Some parents become overprotective and overattentive. Slide 29 Communicating Positively Use words that the child can understand, but avoid talking down. Be clear. Think in terms of the childs point of view. Be positive and polite. Give praise and love. Limit the directions to those that are essential. Talk about whats meaningful to the child.