PARENT CHILD RELATIONS - Online
7400:360
School of Family and Consumer Sciences at The University of Akron
Professor Susan D. Witt, Ph.D.
Final Exam
  
Answers to each question on this exam should be at least 1 double-spaced page, using no larger than a 12-point, New Times Roman-style font, no larger than 1 inch margins.  There is no need to retype the questions.  Answers to the exam questions should be emailed to me no later than Wednesday of final exam week (Week 16) at 3:00 p.m.  If you have questions about the exam, please let me know immediately.  There are 10 questions on the exam; the exam is worth 100 points.
 
  1. Explain your understanding of what the textbook says about the roles of mother and father.  What is your opinion about the information?
 
  1. Explain in detail what you have learned in this class about parenting infants and toddlers and how you can use that information in your personal life and/or work.
 
  1. Explain in detail what you have learned in this class about parenting adolescents and how you can use that information in your personal life and/or work.
 
  1. Explain in detail what you have learned in this class about grandparenting and how you can use that information in your personal life and/or work.
 
  1. Choose two of the minority cultures discussed in your textbook and course notes and compare and contrast their parenting styles.
 
  1. Based on what you have learned in this course, explain in detail your views on what constitutes effective and appropriate parenting.
 
  1. Based on what you have learned in this course, explain some of the difficulties gay/lesbian parents face.  What are some of the research findings with regard to parents who are gay or lesbian?
 
  1. Explain in detail what you have learned in this class about the challenges faced by adolescent parents.  If you were to design a parenting program for teen parents, what would you include and why?
 
  1. Choose two of the assisted reproduction methods discussed in your textbook and explain in detail the positive and negative effects of each.
 
  1. For divorced parents who are considering remarriage, what advice would you offer to help make the transition to “blended family” go more smoothly?  For each piece of advice you suggest, be sure to offer your reasons for including that advice.
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