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Cost/Rewards of Parenting

Main Core Tie

Adult Roles And Responsibilities
Strand 5 Standard 1

Time Frame

1 class periods of 70 minutes each




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


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: 04/11/2003
Updated: 02/05/2018