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Cost/Rewards of Parenting

Time Frame:
1 class period that runs 70 minutes.


Helps students realize some of the costs and rewards of parenting. Part of the Parenting Readiness Unit.

Main Curriculum Tie:
Adult Roles And Responsibilities
Strand 5 Standard 1

Evaluate personal readiness for parenting roles and responsibilities.



Background For Teachers:
The textbook used is, "Strengthening Family and Self" published by Goodheart-Willcox.

Intended Learning Outcomes:
Evaluate personal readiness for parenting roles and responsibilities. Weigh costs and benefits of becoming a parent. How job demands and financial readiness affect personal readiness. Assess insurance considerations before becoming a parent. Challenges and rewards of parenting. Parenting is more demanding and more permanent than any other job. Financial obligations begin before a child is born. Children are self-centered and demanding. Children have an impact on the marital relationship. Identify parenting roles of fathers and mothers. Emphasize the difference and importance of motherhood and fatherhood.

Instructional Procedures:
Journal, Text, Cost of deliveries (PowerPoint), Baby Price is Right (PowerPoint), Unit Notes, Discuss Objectives, Cost of Baby Assignment.


Created Date :
Apr 11 2003 11:23 AM