Syllabus

Week Topic Chapter
1 Course Introduction

Current Challenges

1
2 Family Systems Theory 3
3 Parenting Styles
and
Children’s Temperaments
4
4 Parenting and Cultural Perspectives

Hot Topic Requirement Assigned

2
5 Parenting Infants and Toddlers 7
6 Parenting Preschoolers
Review for Test One
8
7 Parenting School-Age Children

Test One

9
8 Parenting Adolescents and Adolescent Parents 10, 14
9 Parenting in Single-Parent and Stepfamily Family Systems

 

11, 12
10 Parenting Strategies and Discipline

Video "Super Nanny" Part I

Discipline Encounters Requirement Assigned

Handouts

and Resources

11 Parenting Strategies and Discipline Continued
Video "Super Nanny" Part II

Class Discussion of Discipline Intervention Techniques
Review for Test Two

Handouts and Resources
12 No Class  
13 Homosexuality and Parent-Child Relations
Test Two
13
14 Hot Topic Presentations  
15 Hot Topic Presentations  
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