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Unit 3
Parenting Skills

Mary Smith/Manila High School
Objective 3.1

 Define terms related to parenting skills
Terms/Definitions
Authoritarian

 A parenting style where parents are
  highly demanding and controlling with
  little or no affection
Consistent

 Repeatedly acting the same way
Democratic

 The leader shares, is people oriented,
  and is open-minded
Discipline

 Training that corrects, molds, and
  perfects one’s actions
 Teaching good behavior
Dysfunctional Family

 Family system in which one or more
  family members do not fulfill their
  responsibilities throwing the system out
  of balance
Guidance

 Help in learning acceptable behavior
Negative Reinforcement

 A response that tends to discourage a
  particular behavior from being repeated
Nurturing

 Providing love, support, attention, and
  encouragement
Permissive

 A type of parenting allowing freedom
 Parenting behavior that is tolerant of
  practices disapproved of by others
Positive Reinforcement

 A response that encourages a particular
  behavior.
 Example: praising a child for acceptable
  behavior when a task is done correctly
Potential

 What a person is capable of becoming
Punishment

 A penalty inflicted on a child for a
  violation
Responsibility

 An obligation or duty for which a person
  is held accountable
Rights

 Special privilege, benefit, or personal
  favor to which one is entitled
Self-Concept

 The mental picture people have of
  themselves; their opinion about
  themselves
Self-Control

 The ability to control one’s actions
Values

 Ideas about right and wrong and what is
  important in your life
Objective 3.2


List rights and
responsibilities of
parents
Responsibilities of parents

 To fulfill their legal responsibilities and
  rights
      To support and supervise their children
      Providing the basic necessities, medical
       care, and an education
      To supervise and control their child’s
       behavior
 To want and be ready for children
 To love their children
 To fulfill children’s physical needs
 To fulfill children’s intellectual, emotional,
  and social needs
 To promote moral development
 To teach children about their heritage
  and culture
 To nurture
 To take care of themselves
Rights of parents

 To determine where their children will
  live;
 What they will do on a daily basis;
 Which school they will attend;
 What medical care they will be given
 To control their child as they see fit as
  long as they do not abuse or neglect the
  child or ask him to do something illegal
Objective 3.3

 List rights and responsibilities of children
Responsibilities of Children

 To love their parents
 To show respect
 To be trustworthy and honest
 To follow parents’ guidance and
  discipline
 To care for possessions
 To reach their potential
Rights of children

 To be loved and cared for (adequate
  standard of living)
 Freedom from discrimination
 Highest possible standard of health
 Healthy and safety environment
 Education
 Protection from abuse and neglect
 To receive guidance and discipline (age-
  appropriate rules set by caring parents)
 Expression of personal feelings
Objective 3.4


Describe parenting styles
Authoritarian

 Strict parents make and enforce rules
 Children are told exactly what to do
 Children are expected to obey
 Strict routine is followed
 Reward and punishment are used to
  enforce rules
 Children are not allowed to question
  authority
 Kids may become hostile, fearful
Permissive

 Parents give little guidance—set few
  limits
 Parents indecisive
 Kids encouraged to do their own thing
 Little routine in household
 Unpredictable rule enforcment
 Kids may become insecure
Democratic

 Parents set limits/ allow kids a voice in
  setting limits
 Discipline is consistent
 Expectations are clear
 Cooperation and respect is valued
 Routines are flexible
 Kids are usually self-confident; respect
  others
OBJECTIVE 3.5

 EXPLAIN THE IMPORTANCE OF
 PARENTS AS POSITIVE ROLE
 MODELS
Traits of a positive role
model…
Objective 3.6

 Describe the importance of a nurturing
  environment
A nurturing environment….
Building a Child’s Self-Esteem

 Praise efforts, not just results
 Use “I” messages rather than “you”
  messages
 Don’t compare one child with another
 Value the child for his own sake—and let
  him know it
 Allow time for a child to do things for
  himself
 “Catch them being good”
 “Wouldn’t it be wonderful if your child felt
  that you wouldn’t trade him/her for any
  other kid in the world?”
Objective 3.7

 EXPLAIN THE ROLE OF GUIDANCE,
 DISCIPLINE, AND PUNISHMENT IN
 PARENTING ROLES
Guidance…..

 Big umbrella of teaching/modeling
  appropriate behavior
 Helping children understand right and
  wrong
 Helping children accept consequences
  for their actions
Discipline

 Teaching good behavior
 Usually involves positive reinforcement
Punishment

 Stopping bad/incorrect behavior
 Usually involves negative reinforcement
Objective 3.8

 Designate guidance techniques for
  promoting positive behavior
WHAT IS A PARENT’S JOB?

 BE A MODEL OF LOVE AND RESPECT
 FACILITATE LEARNING
 TEACH SOCIAL SKILLS
 HELP KIDS HELP THEMSELVES
 DISCIPLINE SO THAT CHILDREN CAN
 LEARN SELF-DISCIPLINE
WHY DO CHILDREN
MISBEHAVE?
 ATTENTION
 DON’T KNOW ANY BETTER
 HEALTH
 IMITATION
GENERAL PARENTING
GUIDELINES
 SET A GOOD EXAMPLE FOR YOUR
  CHILDREN
 DON’T TAKE GOOD BEHAVIOR FOR
  GRANTED
 PROVIDE YOUR CHILD WITH A LOT
  OF VERBAL AND PHYSICAL
  AFFECTION
 BE CONSISTENT AND PREDICTABLE
 DISCIPLINE/PUNISHMENT SHOULD
  BE IMMEDIATE AND ADMINISTERED
  IN A MATTER-OF-FACT MANNER
 HOW DIRECTIONS ARE GIVEN TO
  CHILDREN CAN HAVE AN EFFECT ON
  WHETHER OR NOT CHILDREN WILL
  FOLLOW THEM
 MAKE RULES CLEAR AND SPECIFIC
 LET YOUR CHILDREN HELP WITH AS
  MANY EVERYDAY TASKS AS
  POSSIBLE
 CLOSELY MONITOR YOUR CHILDREN
 AVOID LECTURING, NAGGING,
  YELLING, AND SCREAMING TO
  MANAGE
THE ABC’S OF PARENTING
Guiding a Child’s Behavior

 Be positive
 Be clear and specific
 Don’t threaten or bribe
 Don’t make a big deal out of a little thing
 Show a child how to change behavior
 Don’t offer choices if you don’t mean it
Communicating Openly

 Encourage the child to express feelings
    honestly
   When you are wrong, admit it
   Listen to the message, not just the words
   Avoid direct confrontations
   Try to stay calm and matter-of-fact
   When you know the answer, don’t ask the
    question
   Try to remember what it’s like to be a child
Promoting Responsibility

 Offer choices
 Let the child solve his own problems
  when possible
 Set and enforce limits
 Have the child accept responsibility
Objective 3.9

 Name roles parents play in children’s
  education
 BE INVOLVED IN YOUR CHILDREN’S
  SCHOOL AND EDUCATION
 TAKE ADVANTAGE OF TEACHABLE
  MOMENTS
 PROVIDE ENCOURAGEMENT
 FACILITATE ADJUSTMENTS TO
  SCHOOL
 PROVIDE A HOMEWORK FRIENDLY
  ENVIRONMENT
 INTERACT WITH CHILD’S TEACHERS
Objective 3.10

 Name guidelines for establishing a
  strong family unit
Strong functional families…..

 Express love and acceptance
 Spend time together
 Practice effective communication
 Share family traditions
 Build trust
 Demonstrate respect

				
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