The process of parenting is more than just having a child and making sure they eat, sleep and get to school on time. Learn what to prepare for, what to expect, and what vital steps a parent can take to create the best environment and life for their child. Parenting roles and responsibilities; nurturing and protective environments for children; positive parenting strategies and effective communication in parent/child relationships are some of the topics covered in this course.
Students will demonstrate an understanding of leadership and organizational skills by explaining types of youth organizations, describing the impact of volunteering on a child’s personal growth, and summarizing the parent’s role in a child’s personal development.
Students will demonstrate an understanding of parent-child relationships by explaining strategies to build positive relationships and describing tips for communicating social issues to children.
Students will demonstrate an understanding of positive parenting by describing parenting methods, explaining age-appropriate behaviors, and summarizing community resources that support families.
Students will demonstrate an understanding of self-esteem and child development by explaining the concept of self-esteem, describing a parent’s role in fostering a child’s self-esteem, and explaining influences on a child’s self-esteem.
Students will demonstrate an understanding of the world of parenting by describing misconceptions about parenting, explaining considerations when deciding to become a parent, and summarizing the responsibilities of parents.
Students will demonstrate an understanding of parenting and science by explaining brain development in children, describing technology’s effect on parenting, and summarizing the benefits of assistive technology.
Students will demonstrate an understanding of family diversity by describing types of families, explaining effects of family diversity, and describing strategies for adjusting to a new culture.
Students will demonstrate an understanding of environments for children by describing elements of a nurturing environment, summarizing types of child abuse, and explaining considerations for nurturing environments for children.