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Parenting Practices Over Generations




Question;Assignment 3: Parenting Practices Over;Generations;One;important issue to consider when studying child development is cohort effects.;To understand cohort effects, consider that the experiences of a child growing;up in the 1940s are different in many ways from a child growing up today.;Cohort effects can be studied by examining a family. Information about a family;can be organized in genograms. A genogram is a pictorial representation of;family members, much like a family tree. It shows members? relationships to;each other, as well as where they lived, ages, dates of marriage, and dates;they passed away (Nichols & Schwartz, 2001). Typically, males are;represented with squares and females with circles, with their respective ages;in the center.;Interview;three generations of one family. Ask interviewees about their parenting;practices. You can also ask interviewees about their childhood experiences;which would tell you about the previous generation?s parenting practices. Under;parenting practices, include matters such as sleeping arrangements, toilet;training, bottle weaning, breast-feeding, discipline, chores, responsibilities;school and extracurricular activities, and rules for dating. Organize the;information you gather in a genogram or in a chart as shown below. Comment on;the noteworthy differences and anything that surprised you.;Generation 1 (Oldest);Generation 2 (Second;Oldest);Generation 3;(Youngest);Parenting Practice 1;Parenting Practice 2;Parenting Practice 3;Present;the chart and your comments in a 3-page paper in Word format. Apply APA;standards to citation of sources. Use the following file naming convention;LastnameFirstInitial_M1_A3.doc. For example, if your name is John Smith, your;document will be named SmithJ_M1_A3.doc.;By Monday;February 6, 2012, deliver your assignment to the M1: Assignment 3;Dropbox.;Nichols;M. P., & Schwartz, R. C. (2001). Family therapy: Concepts and;methods.Needham Heights, MA: Allyn& Bacon.;Assignment 3 Grading;Criteria;Maximum Points;Gathered relevant and;important data on the parenting practices of three generations of a family.;32;Presented data in a;chart for easy comparison.;20;Analyzed data to draw;conclusions and commented on surprising results, relating them to the concept;of cohort effects.;28;Wrote in a clear;concise, and organized manner, demonstrated ethical scholarship in accurate;representation and attribution of sources, displayed accurate spelling;grammar, and punctuation.;20;Total;100


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