Parenting: Parent-Child Relationship

Parenting: Parent-Child Relationship

  1. Module Title: Parenting: Parent-Child Relationship
  2. Module Prefix/Number: PSYC 480
  3. Credit Hours: Three (3)
  4. Description: The course is designed to be a core text for students who are pursuing an interests in early childhood which include teacher education, counselors, social welfare, nursing and ancillary health care workers. Students will find Parenting: Parent-Child Relationship to be helpful for understanding parenting roles, responsibilities, and challenges. The material is based upon the latest research findings. The module considers many contemporary topics such as helicopter parents, sleep deprivation, eating disorders, over scheduled children, depression and suicide, and the effects of the social media. Students will be able to understand effective parenting practices and applied behavioral interventions.
  5. Student Learning Outcomes: After completing this course, students are expected to be able to:

    1. Provide a developmental approach that promotes an understanding of logical variables, their influence on child rearing problems, and effective response strategies.
      • Students can relate to a toddler’s overt displays of frustration due to their limited language and social skills and translate this understanding into positive learning and behavior guidance responses.
      • To link, build, and integrate new knowledge along a progressive timeline.
      • Improves students understanding about the ways parents can promote children’s development across all domains and at any given age.
    2. Discuss contemporary and controversial topics that reflect the concerns of today’s parents.
      • Address the pros and cons of contemporary and controversial issues that todays parents encounter.
      • Provided with case study scenarios that strengthen and reinforce student’s ability to apply effective parenting concepts to address children’s challenging behaviors in positive ways.
  6. Grading Scale: Your letter grade in this course will be determined by calculating your score on all assignments and exams as a percentage of the total possible score, on a standard grading scale:
    Your Letter Grade Your Score as % of Total
    A 90–100
    B 80-89
    C 70-79
    D 60-69
    F 0-59

    Assignments 40%

    As part of the requirements, students must complete short assignments based on these studies. There will be 2 assignments, each attracting 20% of total course grade.

    Assignment (Essay) 20%

    Students are also required to turn in an essay assignment.

    Guidelines for the essay assignment:

    • Word limit: 1500 – 2500
    • The assignment should be typed using Times New Roman, 12-point size, double spaced, and 1″ margins.
    • The assignment should be edited for spelling and grammar.
    • References to be provided using the APA guidelines.

    Exam 40%

    There will be a Final exam. The exam will be based on material covered in the textbook readings and lecture notes.

  7. Course Outline
    Topic
    • Parenting in Historical, Cultural, and Theoretical Contexts
    • Contemporary Families
    • Understanding, Supporting, and Collaborating with Families
    • Becoming a Parent
    • Parenting Styles and Children’s Socialization
    • Parenting Infants
    • Parenting Toddlers
    • Parenting Preschool Age Children
    • Parenting School Age Children
    • Parenting Early Adolescent Children
    • Parenting Middle & Late Adolescent Children
    • Parenting Young Adult Children
    • Family Violence & Child Maltreatment
    • Parenting Children with Exceptionalities

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