September 19 RQ

September 19 RQ - Name: Noel Mejia Soci 130 FA 2008...

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Name: Noel Mejia Soci 130 FA 2008 September 19 Reading Questions Chapter 13 (pp. 449-464): 1. In your own words, describe each of the following roles a stepparent may take? a. Affinity-seeker- a loving and caring warm hearted parent who tries to hang out with their step children without discipline b. Polite outsider- the stepparent doesn’t either try to relate to the child nor does he discipline them; the stepparent in this case distances themselves as much as possible from the child and slowly integrates themselves into their lives c. Intimate outsider- more like a best friend to the child in which many trust to talk about subjects such as sex, drugs, and other topics that they are not comfortable talking with their biological parents about 2. Describe how a stepchild’s age and gender affects how he or she responds to a new stepparent. Younger children (pre-school age) are more likely to accept a stepparent
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