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HPC 3O April 10 th , 2013. Families. Activity time! Refer to pg. 64. Why are there three different ‘parental’ stages? Why not just have one?. Review from last lesson. Activity time! Refer to pg. 64. Why are there three different ‘parental’ stages? Why not just have one?

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HPC 3O

April 10th, 2013

Families


Activity time!

Refer to pg. 64.

Why are there three different ‘parental’ stages? Why not just have one?

Review from last lesson


Activity time!

Refer to pg. 64.

Why are there three different ‘parental’ stages? Why not just have one?

Each has distinct challenges and rewards. The birth of a baby doesn’t put the same demands on parents as readying for the child’s leaving to set up own household

Review from last lesson


Refer to pg. 64

In groups of 2, identify situations that can change the pattern of the life cycle

Discussion question


Refer to pg. 64

In groups of 2, identify situations that can change the pattern of the life cycle

Divorce, remarriage, lack of children, adult children who move back in with parents

Discussion question


Mobility

Aging Population

Economic Changes

Workplace Changes

Technology

Trends affecting families


Adults more likely to move from birthplace

Supportive family ties are weaker

mobility


People live longer than they used to

Care for aging parents

Aging population


Mothers working outside the home  incomes lower

Delaying of children to reduce costs

Economic changes


Industries declining, companies employing fewer workers  reduced income

Growing demand for more education and new skills  workers investing in future, but impacting today

Growing trend of workers at home  demand on children

Workplace changes


What changes arise in the home when parents work at home? How would that be easier or harder depending on the age and number of children in the family?

Discussion question


Spread of computers and fax machines  rise in home offices

Cable & satellite tv  entertainment  isolation

Internet  more information

Technology


Steps to avoid ‘frantic family syndrome’:

Avoid scheduling too many activities

Watch for clues that family members need a break

Focus on responsibilities and on activities that people enjoy

Schedule family meals

Organize your life

Maintain your sense of humor

Coping with pressures on family


In-class handout

Homework: Read pgs. 56-67. Answer q’s: 1-7 on pg. 67

Remainder of class time


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