Presentation on theme: "2.1 Parenting and Families"— Presentation transcript:
1 2.1 Parenting and Families Responsibilities of parenting
2 ParentingThe process of caring for children and helping them grow and develop.Can be very complicated.Impacts individuals, families, and societiesOne of the most important roles in a person’s life.
3 Making a Positive Difference Treat others with kindness and considerationSome neighborhood children can benefit from having a teen friend.Volunteer or work with children
4 Learning About Child Development What to expect when raising childrenWhat to expect when you are expectingParenting skillsDiscipline optionsLearn and understand what the child may be going through (developmental stages)Interacting with children positively
5 Parenthood Readiness Parenting Skills- can be learned!! Take classes in child development and parenting in school, at hospitals, community groups, and private instructors.Read reliable books, magazine articles, etc.Gain experienceAsk for adviceObserve parents and children
6 Stages of Parenthood Psychologist Ellen Galinsky Between Generations: The Six Stages of ParenthoodResearch finding based on interviews with parentsGalinsky describes how parents develop through their interaction with their children.
7 Stages of Parenthood Stage 1: Image-Making Time Period: Pregnancy Parents’ Task: Begin to imagine themselves as parents.
8 Stages of Parenthood Stage 2: Nurturing Time Period: Birth to Age 2 Parents’ Task:Become emotionally attached to the child.May question relative worth of other priorities
9 Stages of Parenthood Stage 3: Authority Time Period: Age 2 to 4 or 5 Parents’ Task:Determine rulesClarify role as authority figure
10 Stages of Parenthood Stage 4: Interpretive Time Period: Age 4-5 to Age 13Parents’ Task:Rethink their role as parentsDecide what knowledge, skills, and values the child needs
11 Stages of Parenthood Stage 5: Interdependent Time Period: Adolescence Parents’ Task:Establish boundariesFind disciplinary methods appropriate for teens
12 Stages of Parenthood Stage 6- Departure Time Period: Child leaves home Parents’ Task:Evaluate their parenting
13 New Responsibilities / Changes Lifestyle ChangeLess free time (or “ME” time)Emotional AdjustmentStressfulNegative emotions are normal (fear, frustration, worry, jealously, depression due to exhaustion)Relationship ChangesCOMMUNICATE!!!!!Employment AdjustmentsLegal Responsibilities
14 Rewards Can bring a lot of joy and happiness See the world differently Enrich an already strong marriage / familyGreat sense of accomplishment and pride
15 What are the five area’s of parenthood readiness? Emotional MaturityDesire to be a parentHealthFinancial ResponsibilityResource Management
16 Parenthood ReadinessEmotional Maturity- being responsible enough to consistently put someone else’s needs before your own needs.
17 Parenthood Readiness Desire for Parenthood Do you want to have children?Why do you want children?Are you ready to handle the challenges of parenthood?
18 Parenthood ReadinessHealth Consideration- get a medical check up. Some medical problems can affect the health of the baby or the parents’ ability to care for a child.Consider Age: under 17 or over 35 pregnancy is riskier for both the mother and baby.
19 Parenthood ReadinessFinancial Concerns- Raising a child is expensive. How will you pay for clothes, health care, food, equipment, toys, childcare, etc.
20 Parenthood ReadinessResource Management Skills- parents need to use their resources wisely.Five Key Steps:Set Goals- what is important.Identify Resources- make a listMake a Plan- decide how you will use your resourcesPut the Plan in Action- start working towards the goal.Re-Evaluate from Time to Time- step back and take a look at progress.
21 Family Goals Buying a house Buying a Car Sending the child to preschoolEducationVacation