• A biological parent gave half of their DNA to the child, an adoptive parent cares for the child as if it were their own for life, and a foster parent raises a child that the government has helped with the money situation.
2) What financial needs are parents obligated to provide and which are optional?
• The parents need to make sure the children have access to ‘nutritious food, shelter, clothing, and health care’
3) What other needs might a child have that a parent is expected to provide?
• Parents can also be looked to provide financial needs, safety and security emotional needs, and education needs.
4) What are the qualities of a nurturing parent?
• A nurturing parent should be caring for a child and do everything to help them become a better person.
Critical Thinking Questions
1. What qualities make a person a good parent? A bad parent?
• A good parent provides the needs and wants of the child as well as being loving and caring.
2. Which parental responsibilities do you think would be the most challenging? Why?
• The most challenging responsibilities for me would be finding what type of discipline to use.
3. Which parental responsibilities do you think would be the most interesting to you? Why?
• I think the education responsibilities would be most interesting
4. What are some things that people can do to prepare for parenthood?
• People can prepare for parenthood by learning the information regarding the situation and thinking ahead.