Families are becoming more diverse and they come in all shapes and sizes. Some people consider families to be strictly biological, while others consider people they love to be their family. Although two-parent families, also known as a nuclear family are the majority, one-parent families are becoming more common in today’s society. A sole-parent is considered to be a parent without a partner or spouse who is the primary care giver of one or more children in a household (Ministry of Social Development, 2010). From the age of 14 onward I was raised by m...
The arrival of a first child represents a major life transition and it is a period of life involving stress and requiring significant alteration in customary life patterns. The stress associated with the transition to parenthood has primarily focused on the physical demands from child caring. Specifically, new parents report routinely an experience of stress caused by loss of sleep and constant fatigue. Such fatigue results from the extra work required in caring for a highly dependent child, especially in caring for the baby through the night during normal sleep hours. The conflict between prenatal expectation and postnatal experience was applicable to majority of mothers but not limited to doctoral student mothers. However, in current study,
This chapter mainly talks about being happily married is very important to a baby’s happiness. This chapter also mentions how you are going to feel entering parenthood and your stress level. Also, being sustained exposure to hostility and stress can erode a baby’s IQ and their ability to handle stress. There are four most common sources of martial conflict in the transition to parenthood are: sleep loss, social isolation, unequal workload, and depression. This chapter also talks about how spending close and large amounts of time with one another can be helpful to your child safely.
Becoming a parent at such a young age lacks in preparedness and responsibility. This tends to happen in numerous occasions and the effect it has on the child is the feeling of abandonment, or child neglect in most cases. Single-parent households are run by mothers in the absence of a father. The lack of financial support from a father often results in single mothers working more which can, in turn affect children because they receive less attention and guidance with their academics. Children coming from a divorced home often have long term effects such as less satisfying relationships with their parents in the future, have trouble with their adult hood relationships, and are much more like to have a divorce themselves. Unlike these children, kids coming from a two parent home are raised in a much different environments. For instance they have two caregivers, two providers, as well as two forms of guidance and support. These kids are less likely to lack in their studies because there may be more of an engagement from both parents as far as their academics come. One parent may be the active financial provider, as the other parent may be in charge of other duties such as the well being of the children and be the stability in the home. By splitting parenting duties the relationship between the children with parents becomes stronger and stands on a strong foundation. Children in these circumstances have more guidance and emotional support. Parents find activities to keep children active and growing with positive
The fear of childbirth is very common among many expecting parents. The thought of being able to cope with the pain, any childbirth-related injuries and even the possibility of needing a cesarean section is very intimidating for many. Not to mention everything that happens after the baby is born, such as being able to feed and nurture the child. Challenges can occur during and after pregnancy. Postpartum depression can arise after birth due to hormonal changes, psychological adjustment, and fatigue. Another challenge is breast-feeding; although it is very nourishing for your baby many women have problems dealing with this. Most parents are able to prepare themselves for pregnancy and raising a child, but what most expecting parents do
1. Parenting practices are specific things that parents do with their children to raise them. Some practices are playing with the child, often with gender specific toys, reading to or with the child, taking them to church and teaching them how to cook. Parenting styles are how parents relate to their children through acceptance and involvement, control and autonomy granting.
There are four parenting styles; authoritative, authoritarian, permissive and uninvolved.
As stated in Arnold and Boggs (2011) the legacies that families pass on to you shape parenting practices. I do not have children of my own, although I am applying parenting practices with my nephew for whom I am the legal guardian and to life overall. Now that I look back in my life I can say that I learned from them because there has been a point in my life that I have had two jobs and had been going to college as I learned from them. Also I can continue to be an active member of my church as I learned from my uncle.
After reading chapter 3 "Parenting," I feel as if I have already known some of what has been written. However, the material did give me insight on how we as teachers can interpose our knowledge to parents. My mother is a nurturer, educator, worker and individual in that particular order. She balanced all four roles well where none of them were in conflict with one another. Nurturers are parents; they make it clear to their child who is loved and you as a parent is there to care for all of their needs. As educators, we can be helpful and assist the child when needed in class, by not overstepping the boundaries of the parent-child bond. Nurturers also respond and address the emotional issues their child is having. As teachers, we can raise our
As we know, there is not an instruction manual that comes along with the child when he/she is born. Rather just guides from numerous sources throughout the world. In Psychology of Parenting we are learning these guidelines and how parenting can affect a child. There is no such thing as a perfect parent but if guidelines are present then the child can have a very happy and successful life. For this assignment, I was asked to observe three families. When I did, it was rather obvious to me that you will never find one family the same as another. In further detail, let me explain my experiences.
Pregnancies are often correlated with the assumption that it will bring happiness to the household and ignite feelings of love between the couple. What remains invisible is how the new responsibilities of caring and communicating with the baby affects the mother; and thus, many women experience a temporary clinical depression after giving birth which is called postpartum depression (commonly known as postnatal depression) (Aktaş & Terzioğlu, 2013).