Presentation on theme: "Responsibilities of Parenting"— Presentation transcript:
1 Responsibilities of Parenting Chapter 2Responsibilities of Parenting
2 Chapter ObjectivesExplain who can benefit from knowing about child development and parenting.Describe the five areas of responsibilities for parentsIdentify pressures involved in sexual developmentSummarize the benefits of abstinenceDescribe the possible consequences of sexual activityCompare and contrast the options to a teen parentExplain what it means to be sexually responsible
3 2.1 Parenting and families Preparation For ParenthoodBeing a parent is a job unlike any other.On call 24 hours a day; 7 days a weekRewardingParenting is the process of caring for children and helping them grow and develop.Require knowing and understanding a child’s needs and then meeting themGood JudgmentMost important role a person can have in lifeFew people are trained or educated
4 Having reasonable expectations “act your age.”“How old are you, anyway?”“Would you grow up?”Many parents make remarks such as theseImpact on a child?How does it make someone feel?Not all children progress at the same rate; parents need to be aware of each individual child's development
5 Parenthood readinessPeople considering parenthood should take a close close at all that parenting involves.Emotional Maturity, health considerations, financial concerns, managing personal resourcesChildren DESERVE to be born to parents who are READY for parenthood.EMOTIONAL MATURITYBeing responsible enough to consistently put someone else's needs before your own.Secure enough to devote their attention to a child.Control their temper (crying, breaking things, etc.)Prospective- are you sure you are ready for all of the challenges ahead?
6 Health considerations Both parents should have a medical check up before deciding to conceive a child.Some medical problems can affect the health of a baby or the parent’s ability to care for a child.Under 17 or over 35- ComplicationsPregnant teens: are less likely to get proper nutrition, gain adequate weight, and seek good prenatal care.Over 35Greater risk of developing diabetes and high blood pressureGreater risk of children with birth defects
7 Financial concerns RESOURCE MANAGEMNT SKILLS Raising a child is EXPENSIVEClothes, health care, food, equipment, and a lot of other expenses. (Childcare)RESOURCE MANAGEMNT SKILLS1. Set Goals: what is important – wants vs. needs2. Identify Resources: Make a list of resources needed to achieve goal3. Make a plan4. Put the plan in action5. Re-evaluate from time to time.
8 Parenting skills Can parenting be learned??? YES IT CAN! Ways to build parenting skills:Read reliable books, magazine articles, and online information about parenting.Gain experiences working with or caring for childrenAsk the advice of family and friends who have parenting experienceObserve parents and children whenever and wherever possible.The more experience you can get, the more ideas and strategies you will have for numerous situations.
9 Stages of parenthoodInsert picture from textbook
10 Parenting responsibilities and rewards New ResponsibilitiesTakes time to get used to new responsibilities and finding balanceLifestyle ChangesMajor adjustments to daily lives.Caring for a child takes a huge amount of time and energy,Newborns need to be feed every couple of hoursParents have less time to themselves, and with friends
11 Emotional Adjustments Emotional changes can be very stressfulMany parents feel conflicting, and sometimes difficult emotions, such as:Fear of not being a good parentFrustration at the loss of personal freedomWorry about moneyJealousy of baby and attention he or she gets from the other parent, friends, and relatives.Depression due to exhaustion and the physical changes of pregnancy and birth.Relationship ChangesParents can feel overwhelmed.Lack of SleepDynamic of relationships
12 EMPLOYMENT ADJUSTMENTS Some parents stop working or cut back on their hours to care for their children.Employers can be flexible, allow you to work at home, etc.LEGAL RESPONSIBILITIESFood, Shelter, Clothing, medical Care, Education, and Legal help.Physically fathers can walk away from parenthood more easily than mothers.Law holds them equally responsiblyLegally required to provide support until child turns 18Doesn’t matter age, etc.
13 Rewards of parentingThere is nothing like a baby’s first smile or hearing a toddler say I LOVE YOU. Parents feel happiness, pride, and love that they have never felt before.
14 2.2 teen parenthoodSEXUAL DEVELOPMENT Teens become physically able to reproduce and have an increased interest in the opposite gender. Choosing to make responsible decisions about sexual behavior is part of becoming mature.
15 Sexuality Sexuality is your beliefs and values about sexual behavior. Involves more than physical maturity or the ability to be sexually active.Includes how people feel about themselves and their sense of responsibilityAdolescence is a time when boys and girls begin to develop their sense of sexuality.Hormone- is a chemical in the body that controls the changes that occur as teens become sexually mature.SEXUAL PRESSURESSocial development is on high gear during pubertyTeens questions authority and listen to their peersMessages from mediaDating and IntimacyFAMILY VALUES/INFLUENCES?
16 ABSTINENCEAbstinence is a deliberate decision to avoid high-risk behaviors, including sexual activity and the use of tobacco, alcohol, and other drugs.Abstinence is NOT ALWAYS EASY.. Here are tips to stick with your decisions.Talk about your feelings before you get in an intimate situation.Say no to any situation that does not feel right.Show affection in nonsexual ways.ABSTAINING FROM SEXUAL ACTIVITY IS THE ONLY GUARENTEEED WAY OF AVOIDING DISEASE AND PREGNANCY.AVOID!!!!!!“IT CAN’T HAPPEN TO ME” ATTITUDE.
17 CONSEQUENCES OF SEXUAL ACTIVITY SEXUALLY TRANSMITTED INFECTIONS (STI)Is a disease that is spread from one person to another by sexual contact.Also called Sexually transmitted diseases (STD)1 in 5 peopleCompletely preventable- abstinence
18 Hiv/aids Acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS) Caused by the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)HIV can stay in a person’s blood for many years before it develops into AIDS.AIDS does not directly kill its victims, it allows other diseases to enter the body.NO KNOWN CURE
19 SEXUALLY TRANSMITTED INFECTIONS INSERT PICTURE FROM TEXTBOOK HERE.
20 PregnancyPossible consequence of sexual activity. Teen pregnancy creates four basic problems.Health RisksTeen is not yet emotionally stableSerious Medical conditions/complicationsBabies from teen mothers are more likely be low in birth weightEducational ChallengesContinuing educationJob-Money?Financial IssuesMedical careBoth parents legally responsibleParternity- legal identification of a man as the biological father of a child.Emotional and Social Stress
21 Teen parenting options MarriageCommitment, responsibility, workPossible Problems?Single ParenthoodResponsibility, Time management, Financial SupportAdoptionBirth mother and father give up their rights and responsibilities for raising the child to another family.Difficult decisionConfidential Adoption :is an adoption in which the birth parents do not know he names of the adoptive parents. There is no exchange of information after the adoption.Open Adoption: is an adoption in which the birth parents and adoptive parents know something about each other.There are different levels of how open the adoption is.
22 Take responsibilityWhat does it mean to be sexually responsible? Knowing the facts about sexuality Knowing the outcomes of your decisions/actions Knowing your values and living by them Many people are willing to wait until they have a relationship built on fidelity. Fidelity: is faithfulness to an obligation, duty, or trust.