Nov 5--Ch 11 - November 5, 2007 I. Chapter 11: Transition...

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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. relationship d. Research supports II. a. 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. i. responsibility for kids, fathers are often viewed as helping ii. Women entered labor force many men have been encouraged by their  in day-to-day care of fam iii. Fathers tend to compare themselves favorably to own fathers
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Nov 5--Ch 11 - November 5, 2007 I. Chapter 11: Transition...

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