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November 5, 2007 Chapter 11: Transition to Parenthood I. Transition to Parenthood (pg. 304) a. When new mother’s expectations about how much the father will be involved w/  baby are met, transition easier b. Transition to Parenthood     -the circumstances involved in assuming the parent  role. c. Transition to parenthood, Rossi asserts, is more difficult than the transition to  either of these other roles for several reasons: i. Cultural pressure encourages adults to become parents even though  they may not want kids ii. Most 1 st  parents approach parenting w/ little/no experience w/  care iii. Abrupt transition  iv. Adjusting necessitates changes in couple’s emotional & sexual  relationship d. Research supports II. Mothers & Fathers: Images & Reality a. Old & New Images of Parents i. Tradition-mothers assume primary role of raising ii. US-mother is expected to be the child’s primary psychological parent b. Good Dad—Bad Dad i. Once thought mainly breadwinners/providers, not necessarily nurturer  ii. “New” fathers not only take financial responsibility, but also actively  involved in child care  c. Mothers & Fathers: What Do They Do? i. Mothers typically engage in more hands-on parenting & take primary  responsibility for kids, fathers are often viewed as helping ii. Women entered labor force many men have been encouraged by their  family’s need & the redefinition of male roles to want to play a larger part  in day-to-day care of fam iii. Fathers tend to compare themselves favorably to own fathers d.
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