Did Our Parents Know? 300 words or
more and due Friday 5:30pm
I will send reading material once selected.
After you've completed the reading
for this week, please answer the following questions:
- Think back to your childhood
and share some examples of your parents' parenting styles/techniques.
How do they compare with the concepts you read about in chapter 5 of
Brooks? Have you used (do you plan to use) any of them with your own
children? Why or why not?
- If you are a parent, please
share with us your expectation of parenthood vs. reality. Knowing what
you know now, what would you do differently? (For example, when we had
our 1st child, he had severe reflux that led to him being diagnosed
borderline failure to thrive. The first 6 weeks of his life consisted of
him vomiting every time I fed him, numerous doctor appointments and
trips to the children's hospital for tests. Needless to say, that was
NOT how we envisioned parenthood! Knowing what I know now, I would have
made sure we had more of a support system. That was a scary time for us
and going through it alone was very difficult.) If you aren't a parent,
please tell us your expectations of parenthood. What changes do you
think you'll have to make (home, lifestyle, etc.)? Who will you include
in your support system?
All sources on which discussion forum posts are based must be properly source
credited according to APA formatting rules. Formatting work per APA rules can
be a bit like learning a second language. The website
http://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/560/01/ provides needed basics
without having to sort through rarely used details.
Below are guides for how to source
credit the classroom lecture notes and the course textbook:
Lecture notes source crediting: This source crediting will be done using “(Lecture Week
__)” in the forum post body with the lecture week number in the blank space
and “Lecture Week __” in the "References" list at the end of the
post, all without the quotation marks. This is not APA formatting convention
but allow for the notes to simplify this part of the post requirement for you
and make your lecture notes incorporation and crediting easy to spot.
Textbook source crediting:
Below is how the course textbooks should be source credited.
In the body of a forum post:
**APA formatting doesn’t actually require page numbers for paraphrasing
(summarizing what you read in your own words), only for direct quotations
which must be placed inside quotation marks. Quotes are not allowed in this
course, but you will need to include page numbers when source crediting of
any course textbook content on which your post is based. You instructor uses
them to be able to track the locations in the course textbook of content that
you summarized and referenced.
Below is how to source credit in the
"References" list at the end of a post:
Brooks, Jane (2011). The Process of Parenting (8th ed.). New York, NY: