Ch 2 cd

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Ch 2 cd

  1. 1. LivingIn Families<br />Chapter2<br />
  2. 2. Journal #1 <br />-- How would you define the word family?<br />
  3. 3. I. The importance of families<br />What is a family?<br />Group of 2 or more people who care about each other and are committed to each other<br />A family is the child’s first connection to the world<br />Family is one of the best gifts – to love and be loved<br />Provides a safe environment from which to explore<br />Gives a sense of belonging<br />
  4. 4. II.Typesof families<br />A. Nuclear family<br />Group of 2 generations<br />Father, mother, at least 1 child<br />Some include adoptive children as well as biological children<br />Some include foster children<br />Vary in size & structure<br />
  5. 5. B. Extended family<br />Family group including relatives other than parents & children with single household<br />Woman raising 2 grandsons<br />Sometimes refers to additional relatives household who give emotional support<br />
  6. 6. C. Single-parent family<br />Consists of one parent & 1 or more children<br />Never married<br />Divorce<br />Death <br />
  7. 7. D. Blended family<br />Consists of married couple & at least 1 child from previous relationship<br />Step-parenting<br />What kind of family do you belong to??<br />
  8. 8. III. Family life cycle<br />Series of stages in predictable order for families<br />Usually go through the stages in the same order, just at different times<br />Differences b/n families, yet similarities<br />Amount of time in each stage varies<br />
  9. 9. THE FAMILY LIFE CYCLE<br />A. Beginning stage<br />Couple establishes home & marriage relationship<br />B. Child bearing stage<br />Prepare & adjust to parenthood<br />C. Child rearing stage<br />Continue to work to meet changing needs – develop independence<br />
  10. 10. D. Launching stage<br />Middle age<br />Caregivers of both kids & parents <br /> “sandwich stage”<br />Gradually leaving home <br />parents help children to adapt to life on their own<br />E. Empty nest <br />Middle age, grandparents<br />All the kids are out of the house<br />A couple again<br />F. Retirement<br />Adjust to aging process<br />Develop new interests<br />Renew old ones<br />
  11. 11. Variations in family life cycle:<br />Single adulthood<br />Single parenthood<br />Divorce<br />Remarriage<br />Couples without children<br />Adult children who move back in with parents<br />
  12. 12. IV. Trends that affect family systems:<br />Some create stresses, others encourage family unity<br />A. More women in work force – 80%<br />Growing need for child care<br />Parents spending less time with children?<br />B. Rising population of older citizens<br />Need more care from children<br />C. Changing family roles<br />Roles are less clearly defined<br />Wife - cook, clean, care for children<br />Husband – work, handle finances, discipline, large decisions<br />PLAY FAMILY ROLE GAME<br />
  13. 13. D. mobile society<br />Individuals or families move often<br />Family often lack close connection with family & friends<br />More reliance on own members & long-distance relationships<br />
  14. 14. E. Awareness of family values<br />In a sense, families have gained increasing recognition<br />Government involved in insuring rights, health care<br />Family friendly policies<br />More flex working hours<br />On-site child care centers<br />
  15. 15. V. Great need for healthy family<br />Protection<br />Support<br />Sense of identity<br />Acceptance<br />Social development<br />What’s appropriate behavior and language through modeling<br />Guides behavior and learning<br />
  16. 16. Being able to forgive<br />Unconditional love<br />Loyalty and trust toward one another<br />Coping skills<br />Techniques that help people solve problems or adapt to a situation<br />Confront difficulties regularly<br />Sometimes need to accept outside help<br />Problems are NOT a sign of weakness, identify it early & dev. Skills to solve it<br />
  17. 17. VI. Strengths of healthy families<br />Sense of commitment to each other and to God<br />Time spent together<br />Pray together<br />Eat together<br />Plan time to spend together<br />Strong, clear communication<br />Appreciation of each other<br />Affirm each other that you care<br />Shared beliefs and traditions<br />Church, attend family gathering, participate in family traditions<br />
  18. 18. Section 2I.Considerationof Parenthood<br />A. Parenthood brings changes<br />1. New responsibilities<br />The baby is TOTALLY dependant on YOU<br />Consider babies needs, not just yours<br />Good management is the key<br />Time, money, energy, knowledge, skills<br />Call on family, friends, church for help<br />
  19. 19. 2. Changes in lifestyle<br />Caring for a newborn takes much TIME<br />Limits parents personal freedom<br />Not so easy to go anywhere at any time<br />
  20. 20. 3. Emotional adjustments<br />Anxiety about the baby & how to care for it<br />Fear of not being a good parent<br />Frustration of loss of personal freedom<br />Loneliness from spending time at home along with baby<br />Doubts about being a parent<br />Worry about $<br />Jealousy of attention the baby gets<br />Depression – tired & hormone changes<br />
  21. 21. 4. Changes in relationships<br />Changes in couples’ relationship<br />Friendships, less time<br />New roles for extended family<br />
  22. 22. 5. Rewards of parenthood<br />Far outweigh any challenge<br />Happiness, pride, love<br />Sense of accomplishment<br />
  23. 23. II.Making Decisions about Parenthood<br />1. Emotional Maturity<br />Are you equipped & ready emotionally<br />Age isn’t the dependant<br />
  24. 24. 2. Desire for parenthood<br />Why do I want a child now<br />Pg 54. Sound & Unsound reasons<br />
  25. 25. Sounds Reasons<br />Add depth to a relationship, which is already strong<br />Desire to give a baby your care and love<br />Feel good about yourself<br />Parenthood will be a meaningful and rewarding experience<br />Experience the special bond b/n parent and child that lasts for a lifetime<br />You love children and want to be a parent<br />
  26. 26. Unsound Reasons<br />Marriage is in trouble….maybe this will solve the problems<br />A baby is someone who will love me and belong to me<br />You feel like your nobody. Being a parent will make you somebody<br />You want someone who will take care of you when you are old<br />Parents want grandchildren<br />
  27. 27. 3. Health considerations<br />Over 35 – high health risks for both mother & baby<br />4. Management skills<br />Evaluate family’s needs & wants<br />Decide on family goals<br />Find resources to reach those goals<br />5. Financial considerations<br />May need to change lifestyle<br />Calculate costs ahead of time, see if able<br />May have to quit work to take care of baby, loss of income or daycare???<br />

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