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Parenting. Unit 1 The Parenthood Decision Mary Smith/Manila High School. Objective 1.1. Define terms related to the parenthood decision. Terms/Definitions. ADOPTIVE PARENT. A PERSON WHO BECOMES A PARENT THROUGH A LEGAL PROCESS. BIOLOGICAL PARENT.

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Parenting

Parenting

Unit 1

The Parenthood Decision

Mary Smith/Manila High School


Objective 1 1
Objective 1.1

  • Define terms related to the parenthood decision



Adoptive parent
ADOPTIVE PARENT

  • A PERSON WHO BECOMES A PARENT THROUGH A LEGAL PROCESS


Biological parent
BIOLOGICAL PARENT

  • TWO PEOPLE WHO CONCEIVE A CHILD; ALSO CALLED BIRTH PARENTS


Blended family
BLENDED FAMILY

  • EITHER OR BOTH SPOUSES HAVE BEEN MARRIED BEFORE AND HAVE ONE OR MORE CHILDREN FROM A PREVIOUS RELATIONSHIP


Extended family
EXTENDED FAMILY

  • SEVERAL GENERATIONS OF A FAMILY THAT LIVE TOGETHER


Family planning
FAMILY PLANNING

  • A DELIBERATE ACT OF DECIDING HOW MANY CHILDREN AND THE SPACING OF YEARS BETWEEN EACH CHILD


Foster parent
FOSTER PARENT

  • A PERSON WHO PROVIDES A TEMPORARY HOME FOR A CHILD


Genetic counseling
GENETIC COUNSELING

  • MEDICAL ADVICE THAT TELLS A COUPLE THE OPTIONS AND RISKS OF HAVING GENETIC PROBLEMS IN THEIR CHILDREN


Heredity
HEREDITY

  • THE SUM OF ALL THE QUALITIES A PERSON INHERITS FROM HIS OR HER PARENTS AT BIRTH


Infertility
INFERTILITY

  • THE INABILITY TO CONCEIVE A CHILD


Nuclear family
NUCLEAR FAMILY

  • MADE UP OF A MARRIED COUPLE AND THEIR BIOLOGICAL OR ADOPTED CHILDREN


Parenting1
PARENTING

  • THE PROCESS OF CARING FOR CHILDREN AND HELPING THEM GROW AND LEARN


Sibling
SIBLING

  • A BROTHER OR SISTER


Objective 1 2
Objective 1.2

  • CLASSIFY TYPES OF PARENTS


Parenting options
Parenting Options:

  • Biological parents

  • Adoptive parents

  • Foster parents

  • Surrogate parents


Objective 1 3
Objective 1.3

  • State factors to consider in making a parenthood decision


True or false
True or False?

  • All parenting skills are instinctive

  • Parenting is always fun

  • Children are always cute and sweet


Am i parent material factors to consider
Am I parent material? Factors to consider:

  • Desire to express marital love

  • Desire to be parents

  • Expectations about parenthood

  • Expectations about children

  • Pressure from family & friends

  • Desire to influence a partner


Factors to consider
(factors to consider)

  • Your goals

  • Your marital relationship

  • Your finances

  • Your career

  • Your readiness for parenthood

  • Your age & health


Wanted parent
Wanted: Parent

  • Full-time position available for mature individual. Job required dedication, flexibility, and nurturance. Must be willing to work seven 24-hour shifts per week. No experience needed, but child development knowledge is a definite plus. Responsibilities include: changing diapers, fixing meals, cleaning up messes, and answering questions, as well as teaching, loving, and guiding a child from infancy to adulthood. A minimum 18-year commitment is required.


Do you have
Do you have…

  • Dedication

    • Deep level of commitment

  • Flexibility

    • Ready and able to adapt to new situations

  • Nurturance

    • Loving care and attention


Objective 1 4
Objective 1.4

  • List types of family structures with components of each


Family
Family

  • A person or group of persons who live together and support each other


Types of families
Types of families:

  • Nuclear

    • Mom, Dad, their kids

  • Extended

    • Parents, children, other relatives

  • Single-Parent

    • One parent and his/her children

  • Blended

    • Step-parents and stepchildren

  • Couple without Children

    • A (married) couple who have no children


Objective 1 4 2
Objective 1.4.2

  • Examine the impact of an additional child within each family structure


More kids
More kids?

  • Nuclear

  • Extended

  • Single-parent

  • Blended

  • Couple without children


Objective 1 5
Objective 1.5

  • List costs related to having and raising a child


What it costs to raise a child
What it costs to raise a child…

  • 2001—the total cost to raise a child from birth to age 17 averages $170,500!!!


Costs
Costs….

  • Housing

    • Bigger house, taxes, utilities, furniture, equipment

  • Food

    • More groceries, formula, baby food


Parenting
Also…

  • Clothing

    • Baby clothes (they grow fast), diapers, shoes

  • Child Care and Education

    • Babysitters, school expenses, college

  • Health Care

    • Pregnancy, delivery, immunizations, doctor visits, health problems, accidents, injuries, normal sickness, prescriptions

  • Other

    • Toys, books, computers, entertainment, lessons, etc


Objective 1 6
Objective 1.6

  • Name reasons for family planning


Advantages of family planning
Advantages of family planning:

  • Helps ensure parenthood by choice rather than by chance

  • Allows a couple to set and reach goals

  • To determine number and spacing of children

  • To allow for a couple’s physical, emotional, and financial readiness


Objective 1 7
Objective 1.7

  • List factors that influence family planning decisions


Factors that influence family planning
Factors that influence family planning:

  • Age

  • Security in the marriage

  • Goals

  • Personal readiness

  • Health

  • Emotions

  • Finances

  • Spacing of children


Options for infertile couples
Options for Infertile Couples

  • In vitro fertilization

  • Artificial insemination

  • Surrogate mother

  • Adoption


Objective 1 8
Objective 1.8

  • Describe the purpose of genetic counseling


Reasons for genetic counseling
Reasons for genetic counseling

  • Family history of genetic disorders

  • Previous birth of a child with a genetic disorder

  • Personal choice based on age or some other risk factor