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Act quickly so that children understand the link between misbehavior and consequences. Distinguish between the behavior and the child so that children think of themselves as people who sometimes misbehave rather than as bad children. Be consistent with rules and consequences so that children can easily establish a connection between certain behaviors and resulting consequences. Praise positive behavior. Giving Unconditional Love One of the most important responsibilities of parenthood is providing children with , love with- out limitation or qualification. Parents need to show their children love at all times—whether the child is well-behaved, happy, sad, sick, or afraid. Receiving unconditional love helps a child thrive. unconditional love self-directed Health Skills Activity Advocacy. List important techniques and responsibilities involved in raising a healthy, happy child. Create a pamphlet of parent- ing tips for married couples thinking of starting a family. Reviewing Facts and Vocabulary 1. What commitment do two people make to each other when they marry? 2. What are two communication skills that help determine a successful marital adjustment? 3. Describe how parents, grandparents, and others contribute to a healthy family. Thinking Critically 4. Analyzing. Explain why choosing to become a parent is one of the most serious decisions a person can make. 5. Synthesizing. Distinguish between a marriage and a dating relationship. Discuss ways that respon- sibilities of marriage are different from dating. I N T E R N E T R E S O U R C E S Learn more online about parenting. See health.glencoe.com for Web Links that offer tips for parents and families. 528 Chapter 20 Adolescence and the Life Cycle Unconditional love is an important responsibility of parenthood. How can unconditional love contribute to a healthy childhood experience? health.glencoe.com
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VOCABULARY transitions empty-nest syndrome integrity Health Through the Life Span YOU’LL LEARN TO Describe the physical, mental/emotional, and social transitions that occur during middle and later adulthood. Identify and analyze lifestyle behaviors that promote health and prevent disease throughout the life span. Analyze the influence of laws, policies, and practices on health-related issues, including those related to disease prevention. n the United States in 1900, life expectancy was only about I 47 years. Today it is almost 77 years and continues to rise. What has contributed to this increase? One factor is the advances in health care that occurred throughout the twentieth century. Another factor is the public’s increased awareness about the importance of prac- ticing healthful behaviors at all ages. Yet another is the influence of laws, policies, and practices on health-related issues, particularly those related to disease prevention.
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