1. What are the differences between being a biological parent, an adoptive parent, and a foster parent? 2. What financial needs are parents obligated to provide and which are optional? 3. What other needs might a child have that a parent is expected to provide? 4. What are the qualities of a nurturing parent?
1) Biological parents actually bring forth the offspring or give birth to it. Adoption parents take full responsibility of raising a child (new permanent parent). Foster parents are assigned by the state to kids that need parental care (just temporary). 2) The financial needs that parents are obligated to provide are food, shelter, clothing, and health care. Optional things would be toys, electronics, vacations, and other luxuries. 3) Other needs that a parent is expected to provide for their child would be emotional needs and educational needs. 4) The qualities of a nurturing parent would be looking at things from their child’s point of view, learning your child’s personality and interest, and creating a bond with your child that will last. Critical Thinking Questions
1. What qualities make a person a good parent? A bad parent? 2. Which parental responsibilities do you think would be the most challenging? Why? 3. Which parental responsibilities do you think would be the most interesting to you? Why? 4. What are some things that people can do to prepare for parenthood? Answers:
1) I think the qualities that make a person a good parent are being able to financially provide for them, keeping them safe, supporting and understanding your child, giving them the proper education for the real world, and disciplining them appropriately. A “bad” parent would be someone who doesn’t take care of their child, lets them do what they want even if it’s harmful, disciplines them in an abusive way, and doesn’t provide for them in the appropriate way. 2) The parental responsibilities that would be the most challenging would probably be...
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