: Family Characteristics
Families are not just a group of individuals who happen to be related. They are a
group where all members can feel accepted and safe. In families, adults and
children can learn and grow together. Families provide children with a s
Parenthood: Are you prepared? (2:09)
Teen Parenthood Options: Teens can and do get pregnant. A teen who suspects she is pregnant
should discuss her concerns with someone close and see a doctor. Her partner should be
involved, once pregnancy is confirmed.
Learning Through the Senses- Toughing, tasting, hearing, and looking
Learning Trough Reading- Helps them learn about the world around
Learning Trough Exploring- The best way to get children ready and
excited about learning
Make a list of what you think a good parent should have. Do the skills vary depending on the
Section 3.2 (pg. 68-81)- Define word, then match to the correct picture.
2. Parenting Style:
Set limits- physical restrictions and rules of behaviors. A limit will not mean
anything if the child is allowed to break it from time to time. Ask yourself,
Does the limit allow the child to learn, explore, and grow? Is the limit fair and
Single-Parent Families: The absent parent may have died, left after a divorce, or
have never married. This presents special challenges, yet can still be effective.
Typically they have little free time and a lower income.
In the case of a divorce, many chi
Negative Reinforcement- punishment should be linked to a childs age and
emotional, social, and intellectual development. Natural Consequences, children
suffer from the actual result of their action. Parents should not lecture or remedy
the situation, ofte
Providing Support: Parents need their own support systems in order to get
through rough times.
Example: talk to a friend, relative, coworker, professional counselor, religious
advisor, caregivers, teachers
Stress and Kids (4:18)
Form Traditions: Spending