1. What are the differences between being a biological parent, an adoptive parent, and a foster parent? A biological parent is one who conceived or helped to conceive a child. An adoptive parent is one who has taken the responsibility of caring for the child/ren. A foster parent is one who has legally taken the responsibility for the child, for a limited amount of time. 2. What financial needs are parents obligated to provide and which are optional? Parents are obligated to the direct costs of raising a child such as: shelter, clothing and food. The indirect costs are the extra things which are optional such as: electronics, or games. 3. What other needs might a child have that a parent is expected to provide? Parents are also expected to provide safety and security for their children; they should also provide healthcare for their children, all in order to protect them. 4. What are the qualities of a nurturing parent? Nurturing parents try to empathize with their child. Nurturing parents actively look for ways to effectively enforce disciplinary codes that do not involve unnecessarily harsh punishments. Nurturing parents develop an understanding about what level of physical, academic, social, and emotional maturity is appropriate at their child’s age. Critical Thinking Questions
1. What qualities make a person a good parent? A bad parent? A good parent is one who provides for their child and cares for them. A good parent also has a balance between authoritarian and permissive style parenting. A good parent has themselves together and fulfills the financial, emotional, educational, and security needs of their child. A bad parent has the opposite qualities. 2. Which parental responsibilities do you think would be the most challenging? Why? I think trying to connect with your child emotionally and gaining their trust may the most difficult responsibility. You, as a parent, have to develop that stable relationship with your child and getting them...
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