Presentation on theme: "FAMILY LIFE CYLCE Child Development"— Presentation transcript:
1 FAMILY LIFE CYLCE Child Development Stage 1 Singles/ Individuals Stage 2 Marriage Stage 3 Childbearing Stage 4 Parenting Stage 5 Launching/ Teens Stage 6 Middle Years Stage 7 Senior Years
2 Stage 1 Single/Individual Emotional changes from relying on family to emotional and financial responsibility to oneself.Beginning to find oneself and develop own beliefs and ideas. May reject family values and belief.Teens developing intimate peerrelationships on a deeper levelthan before.
3 Nutritional Analysis #2 due today Put name on your print out of one of your day’s summary and turn into my deskFitness Pal – come up the my desk and show me at least 5 whole days in September
4 Stage 2 Marriage PREDICTION OF SUCCESS: Until death do us part: Not a fact for most marriages.What age is best to get married?24-30 Youthful marriagesUp to age 30, the older you are at marriage the greater likelihood of marital happiness and successTeens have highest divorce ratesAfter age 30 higher divorce rate than
5 Prediction of Marital Success Education = income, insight, statusLength of engagementChildhood environment & relationship with family.Divorced parents may cause a shying away from marriage.Loving each other did not have affect on whether or not they fought.HONEYMOON EFFECT: Overlooking problems. Reality vs. idealized relationship.
6 PREDICTION OF SUCCESS FACTORS Communicates wellResolve conflict in a constructive wayRealistic expectations of marriageLike each other as people (opposites attract doesn’t work)Undesirable traits are magnified in marriageAgree on religion & ethical issuesSpend leisure activities/time with each other
7 Why have an engagement? Reduces anxiety about marriage. Gives couple time to mature and break from family.Make sure partner is right person.
8 What’s the secret to a happy marriage? When the couple met they felt immediately at home with each other. Friendship was immediate. There is a strong physical and/or emotional attraction.Happy couples have similar values and beliefs, but embrace each other’s differences.Happy couples have trust
9 Happily MarriedHappy couples usually describe their mate as their best friend. They like each other very much, above all others. They spent a lot of time together.Happy couples share a life dream. They work together to make the dream come true.Happy couples don’t hold a grudge. High capacity to resolve conflict and move on.
10 HAPPILY MARRIED continued… Happy couples roll with the changes. People do change and good marriages change too.Happy couples agree to have or not to have children. Couples agree on whether or not to have children.Happy couples understand the importance of sex & romance. Friendship was more important than sex but sex was the strong force binding them together through the years.
11 Essentials of a good marriage Marriage is priority, even over the kidsThey are united in their parentingFidelity and commitment!!!UnselfishnessEach person is importantTime spent togetherCouple time is sacredGood CommunicationRespectful to each other
12 Read pg. 540-541 How do parents influence their children? How do children influence their parents?
13 Teenage Pregnancy 81% of teens births are to unmarried teens 56% need public assistanceAbout 1 million teenage girls are pregnant every yearFather is financially responsible until the child is 18 years oldHow would your life change because of a pregnancy?
14 STAGE 3 - CHILDBEARINGAdjusting to becoming a family or increased family size.Caring for an infant (Wow it’s tough!)Providing a positive developmental environment and learning to be a parent.Making sacrificesAdjusting to having less couple time.
15 STAGE 4 - Parenting Caring for Children Coping with demands on energy and attention with less privacy at home.Increasing need to make sacrifices for children and familyVERY stressful time for parents.
16 STAGE 4 – Parenting Continued Family importance:Promoting educational achievementFitting in the community of families with school-age childrenSupporting children’s interests (attend events!)
17 STAGE 5 – Launching/ Teens (When the oldest child is between the ages of 13 and 20)Allowing and helping children to become more independentCoping with their independenceDeveloping new interests beyond child care
18 STAGE 6 – MIDDLE AGE MARRIAGES Parents more likely to divorce at this time. Parents who stayed together just for the children feel free to move on.Empty Nest SyndromeBoomerang generation: Children return home due to high unemployment, housing cost, low wages, divorce and personal problems.Parents may become grandparents at this time.Parents may have to care for their own parents (grandparents)
19 STAGE 7 - LATER LIFE Question: Grand parenting Retirement How will you live your life once your family is grown?What will you do when you don’t have a job to go to every day?Many people look forward to their “Golden Years”Question:Does parenting end when children are grown & gone?
20 GRANDPARENTINGGrandparents = distance is biggest factor in amount of involvement25% of preschool children cared for by grandparentsGrandparent experience the joys of children without all of the responsibilities
21 Stage ReviewStage 1 (18-21 yrs) Developing autonomy and becoming independentStage 2 (22-28 yrs) Developing intimacy & occupational identification. May marry at this time.Stage 3 (29-31 yrs) Most likely to become parents at this time.Stage 4 (32-39 yrs) Deepening commitments; pursuing more long-range goals and parenting.Stage 5 (40-42 yrs) Parenting transitioning into launching.Stage 6 (43-59 yrs) Re-establishing marital relationship/empty nestState 7 (60+ yrs) Dealing with aging while retaining zest for life. Grand parenting.