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


Transition to Parenthood


I. Parent Development Across the Life of the Family (Galinsky)

A. transition to parenting
  • image-making




B. parents of infants and toddlers
  • nurturing




C. parents of preschoolers
  • Authority




D. parents of school-aged children
  • Interpretive




E. parents of adolescents
  • Interdependent





II. The Decision to Parent

A.   Married and Unmarried parents




 B. Unintended Parenting




C. Infertility and ART (Discussion #3)



III. Pregnancy and Childbirth

A. Prenatal Development

1. Maternal factors affecting prenatal development




2.  Teratogens




3. Maternal disease




4. Genetic Defects




B. Labor and Childbirth

1. Stages of Childbirth




2. Diversity in the childbirth experience




3.  Preterm and low birth weight infants




4. Infant Mortality




5. Assessment of Newborn




IV. The Transition to Parenthood

A. Changes associated with becoming a parent




B,  Factors affecting the transition

1. Age of parent



2. Income/resources




3. Marital Status/ Relationship quality



4. Gender of parent




5.  Communication skills/attitude




6. Division of workload/Support







Send problems, comments or suggestions to:

California State University, Sacramento

College of Education

Department of Child Development

Updated: January 20, 2012

Back to top