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Define what a family is, and what families do. Review pages 83-105 in the course text; then describe two ways that family functioning has changed throughout history. Explain how these changes may be impacting the lives of young children and may impact your work as a professional.
Your course text asks the question: “What impact do collectivistic and individualistic parenting orientations have on children?” Review the information on pages 130-133 and Table 4.1 on page 137, which summarizes the two types of orientation. What are the differences between these two orientations? How might making generalizations about a family’s orientation lead to misconceptions or other problems?
Parenting practices influence children’s behavior at home and in school. Review Baumrind’s four parenting styles on pages 151-155 of your text. Identify and explain the parenting style that seems to result in the most productive child behaviors. How could Baumrind’s findings with regard to the outcome of parenting styles guide the ways in which you may work with families in the future?