Four Prototypic Dimensions of Parenting Discussion

Four Prototypic Dimensions of Parenting Discussion

Four Prototypic Dimensions of Parenting Discussion


In your initial post, consider the Four Prototypic Dimensions of Parenting and address the following:

Which style best describes the approach used by your parents/guardians when you were growing up?
Which style do you (or would you) use with your children?
What impact do you think the parenting-style you experienced growing up has had on you? Has it influenced (or would it influence) your style as a parent?
Be sure to support your responses and give examples.



This module introduces the topic of puberty and explores how children develop physically, psychosocially, and cognitively during this time. Often, parents/caregivers are not comfortable talking with children about the changes they experience during puberty and, consequently, leave children to figure things out on their own.

As a parent/guardian, what do you think would be important to tell a child about puberty? Describe at least one thing you would explain from each of the following categories:

physical changes
psychosocial changes
cognitive changes

Explain the positive and negative aspects of the living arrangements for the elderly listed below. Be sure to thoroughly evaluate each option.

Living in own home
Living with their children
Assisted living facility
Nursing home with intermediate care
Nursing home with skilled nursing care and make recommendations for healthy and disabled elderly

While life expectancies continue to increase, differences exist between men and women. As a general rule, women outlive men, yet there are a few countries where men survive longer than women.

What are some reasons females outlive men in the United States and most countries of the world?
What are some reasons that men outlive women in countries other than the United States?
What are some of the factors that contribute to these gender differences?


Weekly Participation

Your initial responses to the mandatory DQ do not count toward participation and are graded separately.
In addition to the DQ responses, you must post at least one reply to peers (or me) on three separate days, for a total of three replies.
Participation posts do not require a scholarly source/citation (unless you cite someone else’s work).
Part of your weekly participation includes viewing the weekly announcement and attesting to watching it in the comments. These announcements are made to ensure you understand everything that is due during the week.

APA Format and Writing Quality

Familiarize yourself with APA format and practice using it correctly. It is used for most writing assignments for your degree. Visit the Writing Center in the Student Success Center, under the Resources tab in LoudCloud for APA paper templates, citation examples, tips, etc. Points will be deducted for poor use of APA format or absence of APA format (if required).
Cite all sources of information! When in doubt, cite the source. Paraphrasing also requires a citation.
I highly recommend using
the APA Publication Manual, 6th edition.