Week 2 Notes
Week 2 Notes H_D 301
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Date Created: 09/08/15
TO DO Week 9 Economics Blankenship Hall Markaryan Research paper amp blog entry Due Oct 19 Understanding Parenting 0 Families have long been thought of as the foundation of society 0 How we de ne family changes over time 0 Why families have children 0 Encouraged by family friends and society As a sign or marker of maturity Makes life complete and fruitful satisfaction Provides a sense of performance For religious reasons To extend family namewealth to next generation To ensure care in later years OOOOOO Becoming a Parent Changes One39s Life Allocation of time and energy Challenges of raising children Additional expenses Changes in intimate relationships Changes in routines Alteration of social relationships 0 With so many changes homeostasis become threatened 0 As homeostasis is challenged stress occurs Understanding Parental Stress Parental stress comes from o The nature of the stressor o The resources available to manage it 0 Our subjective de nition of stress 0 Parental coping styles 0 The ability to adapt and recover A being a parent B Application of family stress theory to parental stress Helps us more fully understand 0 How universal parental stress really is 0 Why the intensity of stress varies from one parent to the next 0 How parents cope with stress differently o How stress in uences the psychosocial wellbeing of children Stress from a Systems Perspective 0 Stress can be viewed as reciprocal or even multidirectional 0 Stress is a product of systemic connections eg relationships 0 Stress is an activator of parental behaviors that may have consequences for others eg parent s divorce 0 Stress is bidirectional stress is passed back and forth between parentchild Stress and Parenting 0 Stress CAN lead to dysfunctional parenting impacting the parentchild relationship and childrearing practices 0 Stress transmitted by parents to children either directly or indirectly can have a negative impact on o The developing fetus o Socialemotionalcognitive development of children 0 Overly stressed parents may be less responsive affectionate and available to their children 0 Children of overly stressed parents may Be socially withdrawn Have less effective social skills Have low self esteem Have trouble making and sustaining friendships Have problems with being disruptive and behaving aggressively Children may cause stress 0 Change in routineschedules Change in parent s relationship Financial considerations Child temperament Special needs Reality of longterm commitment Factor A StressorsStressor Events 0 Natural phenomena that create pressures or tension stressors Stressors 0 Do not create stress all by themselves Are not inherently positive or negative in nature May never cause a crisis situation They may occur suddenly or build up over time Are often classi ed as normative nonnormative or chronic though these may overlap Normative ie daily hassles developmental transitions Nonnormative unpredictable and disruptive often unique Chronis longstanding and debilitating 0000 Factor B Parental Resources 0 Resources available to support parenting and help reduce the effect of negative stressors o Strengthsskillsabilities of parents 0 Familyfriend support 0 Communitysocialsupport o The potential for resource support is more valuable than the actual use of that resource Factor C Parental De nitions 0 We each create our own reality o The meaning we attach to situation determines what is stressful and what is not 0 Benign appraisals perception that event is not stressful 0 Challenges seen as things that will be manageable o Threatening believed to have the potential to cause harm if not managed appropriately o Harmloss has already caused damage sometimes fatalistic What makes the difference in appraisal 0 Life experiences cultural norms family traditions resources that are available to help manage them If children deviate from parental expectations 0 Parents may suffer from psychological distress that might become punitive rejecting or withdrawal behavior Parental Coping How we manage endure and recover from a stressor Coping means taking action to reframe and manage One39s coping strategies are not seen as either adaptive or maladaptive but mat be
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