Skills Necessary for Single Parenting, Training and Education Phyllis Marie Seals Mercer University What Skills Are Necessary for Single Parenting, Training and Education Single families are households that consist of one parent per child or several children. In today’s society being a single parent brings many challenges and responsibilities. Raising children alone does not mean that the children will not have parental guidance. Skills are a definite requirement in order to bring balance to a family’s daily life activities. Parenting requires a lot of skills such as patience, communication, and teaching and not to mention also a positive attitude.
Blended Families: Making it work in the 21st Century When God spoke the world into existence, traditional family systems (father, mother, and children) were on His mind; however, because of different citumstances blended families are more common and with them come many challenges and strengths. However, with challenges comes solutions to help the blended family become a functional happy and healthy one. By definition a blended family is “separate families united through marriage or families in which one parent is not the biological parent of at least one child,” (Shaylee & Brownlee, (2007), 18). Because “step” refers to only the “parent-child relationship”, blended is used to describe and focus on the family as a new unit. Statistics show “2,100 mew blended families are formed EVERY DAY in America,” (Blended family research, (2013).
Whether or not a parent is a positive or negative role model in a child’s life, often depends on the nurturing and nurturing of the individual. In today’s society, many parents chose to be single and raise their children in a non-traditional household. The essay will explore the positive and negatives on child development in single parent families. There is so much stress associated with single parenting and sometimes less advantages compared to dual parent sharing. Single parenthood can play a major role in the child’s social and cognitive development, together with family functioning.
Teachers can also be a source of love to the children they are around. Although teachers don’t know all of what goes on in a household, they always find some way to show love to all of the children around them. That’s why children go to teachers for love because they aren’t judgmental towards the children. When growing up in a single parent home children look for stability from family, friends and church. For instance, a single parent home can be more stable than a two parent home.
SOC 312 Many working parents rely on relatives, friends, or non-parental child care programs to care and provide quality care for their children. Parents must consider what type of childcare to choose that best suits the need of their children. Parents can choose from childcare centers, family childcare home, or in-home care. Regardless of the type of care the family decides, a childcare center, a family childcare home or an in-home care the care given to the child should provide the child with a safe environment that promotes social and emotional development by encouraging the child to solve problems with words, and games. If there are more children they should also be taught to respect each other, share and take turns.
Furthermore, some families feel that they can find someone that they trust in their own church or community. If deciding to go with a home care agency, they do all the screening and interviewing. Families have less input into the selection process and sometimes this can cause stress and frustration. Finding the right caregiver will improve your loved ones quality of life, keep them active for a longer time and keep them happy. One thing to be careful of,
Human infants are born unable to transport or care for themselves. Their survival depends on another human's efforts. We develop and learn about the world around us through the filter of other people. Our connections to others are key to not only our survival, but also to our happiness and the success of our careers." The meeting communication needs of an infant (with his/her mother) assures his survival and happiness when he grow up meeting child's communication needs assures his development.
One way is you should always love them no matter how bad they are. The second way is parents should show their child attention like hugging them and showing them you are here for them no matter what may happen. You have to love your child abundantly because they look up to you as they grow up. You don’t want your child thinking that all he has she have is somebody taking care of them let them know you wont fail being a parent to them. Many children have to appreciate who they parent is because some children don’t have family at all.
Living On a Single Parent Budget Families and children need to have a healthy environment irregardless of financial background in order to thrive and live. It is important for families to contribute back to society by being able to provide for themselves certain essentials in their environment. This would include such things as adequate education, housing, nutrition and medical care. From our readings we know that a family living on a single parent budget can likely lead to a lack of one or more of these necessities a family and children need and that is a large social problem with a potentially profound and exponential fallout for generations and generations to come. In this essay I will attempt to review why this is a social problem on both a societal and individual level as well as provide a real-world example of how I found it almost impossible for a single parent to provide all of those items in the area I grew up in, in Northern California.
These dates gave us one on one time together without my other siblings around. My mother could focus more on me as an individual. Since becoming a parent myself, I learned the time my mother and I spent together was her practicing effective parenting. Effective parenting is when a parent goes over and beyond to stay connected with their child. As a mother or father this is very important to practice when raising children.