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FAMILY PLANNING UNIT 1 – THE PARENTHOOD DECISION
BELL WORK: Answer on a piece of paper: When people choose a marriage partner they are also choosing a parent for their children. What qualities would you look for?
OBJECTIVES: List the costs related to having and raising a child. (1.5) Name reasons for family planning. (1.6) List factors that influence family planning decisions. (1.7)
UNIT 1 – THE PARENTHOOD DECISION OBJECTIVES: 1.5 - List the costs related to having and raising a child. *List two from each category.
Furniture Bed Changing table Rocker Equipment Bath tub Stroller Swing Supplies Diaper/wipes Formula Feeding supplies Clothes T-shirts Gowns Socks Toys Rattles Stuffed animals Bath toys Childcare Types and cost vary LIST COSTS RELATED TO HAVING AND RAISING A CHILD — 1.5
1.6 - WHY PLAN YOUR FAMILY? 1.Make sure children are truly wanted. 2.Allow time to build a solid relationship with your spouse or partner before having children. 3.Make sure you are prepared to raise children.
WHAT ARE SIGNS OF A HEALTHY RELATIONSHIP? 1.The relationship is satisfying. 2.Each person treats the other respectfully. 3.The relationship is stable. 4.Both people work to resolve conflicts and reach compromises. 5.The couple shares a common philosophy about having and raising children. 6.The couple doesn’t have serious differences or problems.
RELATIONSHIPS.. Stability - firmness in position; continuance without change; permanence Having children strengthens stable relationships but... Having a baby makes a weak relationship weaker.
How do you think children would affect a marriage relationship?
1.7 - SO, WHAT SHOULD YOU CONSIDER BEFORE YOU DECIDE TO BECOME A PARENT? ? Do you like children? ? Are you READY? ? Is your relationship strong enough? ? Is your bank account big enough? ? Is this the right time in your life for children? ? Am I healthy enough to have children?
QUESTIONS TO ASK YOURSELF (AND YOUR SPOUSE): DISCUSS AT YOUR TABLE (P. 146) Do we share common values on raising/disciplining children? How soon do we want to begin a family? How many kids do we want? How far apart in years do we want them to be spaced? How will we balance work and family? Who will take care of the children?
“MY IDEALISTIC TIMELINE” o Plan your future family. o Tell when you’ll have your first, second, third, etc. child. o Determine what year it will be for each birth. o Highlight other life accomplishments on your time line.
o Your birth year o Turn 5, start kindergarten o Turn 16 o Turn 18 o Turn 21 o Turn 40 o Turn 50 o Turn 60 o Turn 75 o Turn 85 o Turn 90 o Death (??) ALL ABOUT YOU!!
o School o 1 st car o College o Jobs o 1 st house o Retirement (usually around 70) o Fun! o Marriage (if applicable) 10 th anniversary 25 th anniversary 50 th anniversary ACCOMPLISHMENTS
o Birth year. o Turn 5, Start kindergarten. o Turn 18, Graduate high school. o When they have children (your grandchildren). YOUR CHILD OR CHILDREN:
o In chronological order! o Complete! Neat! o Accomplishment (s) – List the year. o You do not have to have something for every year of your life. YOUR TIMELINE SHOULD BE…