1. Evaluate what to consider before becoming a parent.
2. Understand what it means/takes to be a responsible parent.
On your notes outline, reflect on:
2 positive characteristics of your parents/guardians
that you hope to carry on when you are a parent
explain why these 2 characteristics are important to you
2 characteristics about your parents/guardians you
hope to not continue when you become a parent
explain why you do not want to carry on these 2
Due to overpopulation, the government of the United States
has added a natural chemical to the water supply which acts
as a contraceptive. In order to receive the pill to counteract
the contraceptive, a person must obtain a parent license.
Your task, as members of the community, is to set standards
that must be met before a parent license will be issued.
You will need to consider the following items, and feel free to
include any of your own.
1. To build up one’s ego
2. To compensate for something that is missing in one’s life
3. To conform to what peers are doing or what others expect
4. To Love and guide someone
Read the following
If you agree with a
statement, place an ‘x’
or a check mark to the
left of the sentence.
If you disagree with a
briefly write in why you
disagree to the right of
In your notes outline:
Read the following 21 statements carefully.
Circle the number of your top five you agree with.
At the bottom of the page, write a statement why
you believe those five you choose are the most
meaningful to you.
How much does it cost to be a parent?
On your notes outline, come up with a list
of costs that a new parent may have during the
first year of childrearing.
Health and Hospital Insurance
Prenatal care for the mother-to-be
Delivery and postpartum care for mother and baby
Pediatricians visits, regular baby checkups
Immunizations, sick visits, medications
Clothing for baby
Formula, food and vitamins
Baby supplies, bottles, swabs, baby wipes, powder etc..
Possible child care, day care
The financial burden of having a baby is
considerable, with the cost of raising a baby
estimated to be $11,000 in the first year alone.