FSW 261 - Study Guide Exam 3

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FSW 261: Study Guide Exam 3 05:58 Chapter 10: Raising children in a diverse society 1. What are some ways that the social environment makes parenting difficult ? 1. Parenting role conflicts with the working role, and the employers typically place work demands first 2. Today’s parents raise their children in a pluralistic society characterized by diverse and conflicting values 3. Parents influence their children’s health, weight, eating habits, math and language abilities, behaviors and self- esteem 4. Today’s parents often find themselves sandwiched between simultaneously caring for children and elderly parents 5. Community appreciation for and assistance to parents has diminished over the past 50 years 6. Today’s parents are given full responsibility for successfully raising “good” children, but their authority is often questioned 2. What are some reasons why the transition to parenthood can be particularly difficult, according to Rossi? 1. Little experience 2. New parents abruptly assume twenty-four-hour duty caring for a dependent and fragile infant – often bothered by infant interrupting sleep, work, etc. 3. Parents are more likely than in the past to be geographically distant from their own parents and other relatives who might give advice or help 4. More disconnected from friends and others before baby’s arrival causes feeling of isolation 3. What are some images and realities of motherhood/mothers and fatherhood/fathers? What does it mean to be a psychological parent? Psychological parent: whether employed or not, a mother is generally expected to be the child’s primary psychological parent, assuming – with self-sacrifice when necessary – major emotional responsibility fro the safety and upbringing of her children
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knows everything about the child – how they are feeling, what they need – primary one to take the child to the doctor or come home when they are sick What do we know about single mothers by choice and about single mothers by circumstance ? Single mothers by choice : these women tend to be in their thirties or early forties, middle-or upper-middle class, European American, and relatively highly educated Woman begins to realize that finding a partner first, then becoming a parents is unlikely to pan out for her beginning to investigate options regarding adoption or nonstandard insemination procedures after baby enters life, continues to construct roles around providing financial support and caring for her child Single by circumstance : arrive at this status in a variety of ways – some become mothers while married or cohabitating, believed that heir relationship would last but have since divorced or separated What is the new “good” dad? Financially responsible and actively involved. Still viewed as the helper though. A growing number are
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This note was uploaded on 11/16/2011 for the course FSW 261 taught by Professor Newlin during the Fall '08 term at Miami University.

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