Parenting: Parent-Child Relationship

Parenting: Parent-Child Relationship


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.


Learning Outcomes:

By the end of this course, students should achieve the following Learning Outcomes
  • 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.
  • 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 way.


Course Outline

  • 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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