CHDV/FACS 154 (03)
Issues in Parenting - Fall, 2012
Hembree 

 

Introduction/The Process of Parenting

I. What is Parenting and Why should we study it?

A. The study of parenting stretches across disciplines

 

 

 

B. The importance of parents

1. The basic tasks of parenting

  • Safety, sustenance

 

  • Emotional support

 

  • Structure

 

  • Stimulation

 

  • Monitoring

 

  • Social connection and relationships

 

2. Nature vs. nurture, an old argument…

 

 

 

C. Historical Perspective on Parenting         

            1. Early Civilizations

           

 

 

 

2. Pre-industrial society

 

 

 

3. Modern views of parenting

 

 

 

4. The changing nature of families and the parenting role

 

 

 

 

D.  Parenting as a process

 

 

Belsky – process model of parenting

·      CHILD CHARACTERISTICS

 

·      PARENTING HISTORY AND CHARACTERISTICS

 

·      SOCIAL CONTEXT, STRESSES, SUPPORTS

 

 


II. Intro to the Course

  A. Focus of the course

 

 

B. Assignments & Grading

·      Exams

·      Discussion Assignments

·      Parent Interviews/Case Study

·      Case Study Paper

 

C. Web Enhancement – Course web page

 

D. Expectations

 

 

 

 

Back to top

 

Send problems, comments or suggestions to: hembrees@csus.edu

California State University, Sacramento

College of Education

Department of Child Development

Updated: January 20, 2012

Back to top