FSW261.exam3 - FSW 261 Fall 2011 Study Guide Exam 3 Chapter...

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FSW 261 Fall 2011: Study Guide Exam 3 Chapter 10: Raising children in a diverse society What are some ways that the social environment makes parenting difficult ? o Parenting role conflicts with the working role, and employers typically place work demands first o Raise children in a pluralistic society characterized by diverse and conflicting values o Parents influence their children’s health, weight, eating habits, behaviors, self-esteem o Parents sandwiched between simultaneously taking care of children and elderly parents o Community appreciation for and assistance to parents has diminished over the past 50 years o Parents are given full responsibility for raising “good children” What are some reasons why the transition to parenthood can be particularly difficult, according to Rossi? o Approach child rearing with little experience o New parents abruptly assume 24 hour duty caring for a dependent and fragile infant o Report being bothered by babies interrupting their sleep, work, and leisure time o Geographically distant from their own parents and relatives that can provide support What are some images and realities of motherhood/mothers and fatherhood/fathers? o What does it mean to be a psychological parent? (the mother) Typically engage in more hands-on parenting and take primary responsibility SHOULD enjoy and intuitively know what to do Some do not want to be involved or primary responsible for daily care Many have to learn how to parent
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What do we know about single mothers by choice and about single mothers by circumstance ? Single mothers by CHOICE—tend to be in late thirties and early forties, upper- middle class, highly educated. Purposefully conceive and intend to raise child with no partner Single mother by CIRCUMSTANCE—due to divorce or separate from partner. -Unplanned pregnancy. o What is the new “good” dad? Takes FINANCIAL responsibility AND is actively involved Still viewed as helpers o What is a social father ? Nonbiological fathers in the role of a father, such as stepfathers Do not seem to improve adolescents outcomes when compared with living in a single-mother household o How many children are being raised by single fathers and stay-at-home dads? 140,000 married couples with a stay at home dad 500,000 under the age of 15 are with stay at home dads 3 million with single fathers (5% black/ethnic, 4% white, 3% Hispanic, Asian) o Who are nonresident fathers, and are they always “absent” fathers? Nonresident fathers—does not live in the same household as his child May be divorced, separated, or never-married to the child’s mom Absent fathers—fathers who have never been around in a child’s life What do children of all ages need? o
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This note was uploaded on 01/31/2012 for the course FSW 261 taught by Professor Newlin during the Spring '08 term at Miami University.

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FSW261.exam3 - FSW 261 Fall 2011 Study Guide Exam 3 Chapter...

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