Chapter 3-Prenatal Development

Infants, Children, and Adolescents (6th Edition)

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    Chapter 3: Prenatal Development
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    Motivations for Parenthood Biological and cultural expectations of the past Changing social values -birth control -education -less fear of social criticism
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    Advantages of Parenthood (cited by North American couples) Giving and receiving affection/warmth Experiencing stimulation and fun children bring Experiencing growth and learning opportunities Desiring to have others carry on after one’s own death Gaining a sense of accomplishment and creativity from helping children grow
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    Disadvantages of Having Children (As cited by North American couples) Loss of freedom Financial strain ($275,000 birth college) Family-work conflict -time commitment
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    Family Size In 1960, average number of children Today, average number of children Children can benefit in families children are just as well adjusted as children with siblings.
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  When is the Best Time to have a Child? Older parents
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This note was uploaded on 11/19/2008 for the course EDPSY 250 taught by Professor Williams during the Spring '07 term at Ball State.

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