What is the best way to care for children and teach them self-confidence and a sense of responsibility? The process of parenting involves more than having a child and providing food and shelter. In this course, students learn what to prepare for, what to expect, and what vital steps parents can take to create the best environment for their children.
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. In addition, students will get to know some careers and resources available that support families as well as debunking common parenting myths. Get started today and learn about the skills parents need to raise healthy and productive kids.
- define parenting and related terminology
- assess the roles, responsibilities and rewards involved in being a parent.
- differentiate diverse family units in society.
- compare the differences between lifestyles of today and the past
- analyze ways of strengthening the family unit.
- explain ways to assist family members and caregivers in managing stress.
- describe characteristics of nurturing parents and family members
- define family, multicultural and ethnic diversity.
- define cultural bias, stereotypes and prejudices and determine how each limits and/or interferes with effective parenting.
- identify various types of abuse, neglect and trauma and the effects they have on a child’s development and health
- analyze and determine similarities and differences among multicultural families.
- analyze the positive and negative reasons for having children.
- determine the attitudes and characteristics that would indicate personal readiness for parenthood.
- describe the myths and realities of parenthood.
Grade 9, 10, 11, 12