Assignment 3: Parenting Practices Over Generations

Feb 3rd, 2012
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You learned in your readings that parenting practices and techniques used to shape child development are influenced by many factors including culture, socioeconomic status, non-normative life events, and cohort effects. To understand cohort effects, consider that the experiences of a child growing up in the 1940s are different in many ways from a child growing up today. Read the article: Kotchick, B.A. & Forehand, R. (2002). Putting parenting in perspective: A discussion of the contextual factors that shape parenting practices. Journal of Child and Family Studies, 11(3), 255-269. http://search.proquest.com.libproxy.edmc.edu/docview/210500919/abstract?source=fedsrch&accountid=34899 Synthesize what you learned in your readings as well as the above article to address the following: Using the chart/table below, list at least 4 parenting practices of 3 generations. (Note: Parenting practices are not the same as parenting styles, which will be discussed later in the course). You can descri

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Parenting a child is a very important role. Parents teach a child how to behave and they provide the needs for the child. Parenting practices varies from generation to generation. In the chart below I have described parenting practices over generations in my family. Generation 1: Years children were raised (Years (1960-1970))Generation2: YearsYears(1980-2000)Generation 3: YearsYears(2000-2014)Parenting Practice 1: EducationMedium standardsMedium standardsHigh standardsParenting Practice 2: Religious InvolvementHigh standardsHigh standardsHigh standardsParenting Practice 3: BreastfeedingHigh standardsMedium standardsLow standardsParenting Practice 4: Extra curriculum activitiesLow standardsMedium standardsMedium standardsSimilarities and differences in these styles between three generations Each generation of parent practicing, expressed and viewed the importance of education among all generation of children. As a child we were made to go to school and we enjoyed going as well. Parents would express how important it was to finish high school, and afterwards go to college or get a trade. The encouragement of going to college became more intense over generations. Early on it was about completing high school. Parents seem to have an understanding and significance of institution of the church in earlier years (Cozby, 2009). Among generations, parents encouraged children to go to church and to bible study, at the church. Even though the level

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