HUSB 211 Effective Parent-Child Relationships (3 credits)
COURSE DESCRIPTION: This course enables students to apply their understanding of effective parent-child relationships in a relevant and realistic manner to their work with clients and life. Contemporary theories about parent-child relationships are explored.
1. Identify and discuss at least two theories in parenting which demonstrate an understanding of the processes of child development from birth to age 12. Include stage and developmental tasks.
2. Explain what theory has the most validity to you.
3. Analyze the role of the parent in dealing with the child’s drive for independence and autonomy. Include parenting needs of children from infancy to adolescence.
4. Identify and discuss community agencies and support groups that provide early childhood and parenting services. Use your community as a model.
5. Discuss your own parenting experiences. How has raising children affected you?
6. Discuss the challenges of raising children in three of the following diverse family configurations:
• Adoptive families
• Step families
• Divorced families
• Families where grandparents are raising children
• Families with parents or children who are gay and lesbian
• Family members with special needs