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Family science review 2

Family science review 2 - Family science Test 2 Parenthood...

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Family science Test 2 Parenthood/ Teen Parenthood 5 domains of change in family life when you become a parent: 1. the parents sense of self Men want to be the bread winner Woman’s sense of self is gone after having a baby- attachment to the child Reality of the child comes quicker for the wife 2. parent- grandparent relationship Boundaries are made once married Later rework boundaries after the kids are born 3. parent-child relationships Parenting stress- level of stress/anxiety after kids are born that will remain for the rest of your life Stresses change as child develop Child crying can trigger the anxiety 4. relationships with friends and work Not enough time for friendships feelings of isolation/vulnerability Work looks at men as more desirable (breadwinner) Women aren’t taking seriously in the workplace after they have a child- viewed in a negative light and seem like unstable employees 5. the state of marriage Division of labor- little things that need to get done Major adjustments in time/energy Need outside help (babysitter/family) to have time for relationship Major developments that impacted modern family life: Head start program- helps welfare recipients be more self sufficient Voucher programs- subsidizes private child care (lower class) Tax credits- reduces child care cost (middle class) Family medical leave act (1993)- job is protected unpaid leave to new parents (12 weeks) Tax policy- deducts child care expenses from family income (upper/middle class) Childcare and development block grant (1990)- money federal government gives to a state- provides the vouchers (low income) Free market system- quality of childcare differs according to the economy Market for childcare- you get what you pay for Working arrangements of mothers with young children: Dual earner situation- more women are working Women need support for childcare assistance
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Mommy Wars Contemporary image of the supermom: Juggle home and work Can focus on her appearance Children are well mannered but not passive with strong spirit and high self esteem Traditional moms feelings about working mothers: Don’t think they spend enough quality time with their children Think problems of kids who lack guidance love and support are connected to the problem of mothers who put their own interests ahead of the interests of their children They allow material and power interests to take priority over the well being of their kids
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