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HDFS 334 Weeks 5 & 6 Notes

by: Natalie Tufford

HDFS 334 Weeks 5 & 6 Notes HDFS 334

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This includes notes from 9/28 through 10/7.
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This 5 page Class Notes was uploaded by Natalie Tufford on Friday October 7, 2016. The Class Notes belongs to HDFS 334 at Colorado State University taught by Jaime Marie Rotner in Fall 2016. Since its upload, it has received 19 views. For similar materials see Parenting Across the Lifespan in Human Dev&Family Studies at Colorado State University.

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Date Created: 10/07/16
HDFS 334: 9/28/16-10/7/16 Notes Main Concepts: 1. Co-parenting 2. Work and Family 3. Infancy 4. Parents with Infants 5. Introduction to Early Childhood 6. Key Terms 1. Co-parenting - Co-parenting definition - Problems in co-parenting are related to (in children): o Social adaption troubles o Low school achievement o Anxiety and aggression - Good co-parenting leads to: o Better child adjustment o Good impact on brain development related to self and emotional regulation - Factors to consider o Jointly agreed upon rules and standards for child(ren) o Avoiding undermining/shit talking other parenting o Shared expectations, values, goals o Compromise and hold discussions of differences - Improving the co-parenting relationship o Open communication, compromising, and no undermining or criticizing o Find the positives o Consistently working for cohesion and family equilibrium o Be flexible 2. Work and Family - Household labor o Women do 3x more than men o Duel-earner couples may see more equal distribution, but often women have a “second shift” o 5 most time consuming chores: meal prep, house cleaning, shopping, dishes, laundry  Routine labor -> time sensitive  Usually taken on by women (women spend 32 hours doing these while men spend 10 hours typically) o Occasional labor usually more largely taken on by men - Child Care o When both partners are employed, 76% of child care is done by women. When the women is not employed, 83% is done by women  Women are engaging in the spiritual, social/emotional, moral and physical guidance  Homework, hanging out, advice, and discipline o Fathers spend more time, on average, with sons versus daughters  Involved heavily in financial support - Strategies for family, parenting, and work balance o Balanced families:  Value family, time, and fun  Strive for partnership  Derive meaning from work  Maintain work boundaries  Dual earning pride  Live simply  Learn to say “no” 3. Infancy - Breastfeeding o Recommended for the first year of life (only 25% of Americans actually do this) o Benefits for colostrum  High in carbohydrates, proteins and antibodies  Low in fat  Mild laxative effect  Help prevent jaundice o Benefits of breast milk as compared to formula  Sterile and at body temperature  More digestible  Provide antibodies for any disease mom has been immunized against or had before  Contains more iron, vitamin C, and vitamin A than cow’s milk  Decreases frequency of common infectious disease - Co-sleeping o Increases risk for SIDS or fatal infant accidents only when parent is intoxicated or there is a lot of pillows/blankets on the bed o Infant has more trouble falling asleep and awakes more frequently - Crib sleeping o Helps baby “self-soothe” and become more self-reliant/ autonomous o Awaken less than co-sleepers, but stay awake longer - Co-sleeping and relationship satisfaction o Intentional co-sleepers  Intend to co-sleep from the beginning  There is no significant correlation between time child spends in bed and martial satisfaction o Reactive co-sleepers  Started as solidary sleepers, but co-sleeps as a reaction to infant’s sleep problems  Negatively correlated with satisfaction and depression - Colic o Based off of parental perception and soothing abilities o Typically occurs in first born and ends after 4-5 months o Theoretical origins  Gastrointestinal: hyperactivity or immature GI tract  Neuro-developmental: neurological immaturity  Increased level of serotonin  More easily overstimulated with little “state- control” - Happiest Baby on The Block (video) o Babies have calming reflexes o How to activate these reflexes (the 5 S’s): use in additive pattern; may not have to go through all the steps to calm child  Swaddling (sometimes only doing this works)  Side position  Shushing (better results when closer to ear – babies are used to loud ‘white noise’ in womb)  Swinging  Sucking (reflex) 4. Parents with Infants - Parental Responsiveness o Providing an interesting and stimulating environment with interactive exchanges is important o Parental support of infant self-regulatory behavior  Parental responsiveness and engaging consistently  Structuring of routines  Soothing (techniques differ)  Face to face interactions  Parental healthy support helps infants to self-regulate - Parent-infant verbal interaction o Crucial for language development o Live language is vastly superior because it’s interactive  Child-directed speech  “Baby talk”  Simplified language, higher pitch, repetitive  Intimate coos and babbles, singing, narrating - Visual and tactile stimulation o Should consist of bright colors, light and dark contrasts, objects that move, and contoured surfaces o Babies favor human faces over objects o Close face-to-face gazing and vocalizing provide significant visual, auditory, and tactile stimulation o Frequent changes in position and vantage points beneficial o Holding, rocking, movement o Provide toys with varied textures 5. Introduction to Early Childhood - Growing autonomy o Setting limits o Temper tantrums - Social, language, and intellectual learning o Continue to label o Expand on telegraphic speech and model o Quality of language is important 6. Key Terms - Co-parenting: how parents work together when raising a child - Second shift: unpaid housework that women typically do after they come home from their paid employment - Routine labor: chores that are done routinely. EX: dishes, laundry, etc. - Occasional labor: chores that are done occasionally/are not time sensitive. EX: house repairs, mowing the lawn, etc. - Colostrum: the fist secretion from the mammary glands after giving birth (first weeks of breastfeeding) - Jaundice: a medical condition with yellowing of the skin/white of the eyes arising from the excess pigment - Colic: Excessive crying - sometimes based off of parental perception and soothing abilities (self diagnosed) o (official diagnosis) 2-6 weeks old crying for 3 hours or more, for 3 days or more in a row, and for 3 consecutive weeks


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