A broader understanding of how the various theories found in human development and family studies are applied to parent-child relations.
At the end of this course students will be able to:
- Increase your understanding on the importance of nurturance at all levels of development. Coverage of attachment between parents and children is given, as well as detailed explanations of how it affects the development of both adults and children.
- Learn about how parenting is shaped by family ecological and cultural factors with emphasis on the cultural context of parenting and understanding of global human development issues.
- Discover how the relationship between parents and children functions and how a family group strives to maintain stability over time. Emphasizes on family systems or systemic family development theory as the main theoretical orientation.
- Pedagogical features that support the learning process and engage students include: FAQ’s, Focus Points, Points to Consider, and Review/Discussion Questions in every chapter.
- Learn about how parents shape children’s behavior and socialize children for adulthood by reading about and understanding the concepts of structure and nurturance.
- The Ecology of Parent Child Relation
- Cultural Perspectives
- Theoretical Perspectives on Parent Child Relations
- Parenting Styles and Strategies
- The Transition to Parenthood
- Pregnancy and Childbirth
- Parenting Infants & Toddlers
- Parenting Preschoolers
- Parenting School Age Children
- Parenting Adolescents and Young Adults
- Parenting in Single Parent Family Systems
- Parenting in Blended Family Systems
- Adolescent Parents
- Family Formation & Parenting in Same Sex Couples
- Parent – Child Relations in High Risk Families
- Best Practices in Parent Child Relations
Available Course Sessions
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All our lecturers are selected based on their subject expertise, experience and dedication. They are required to prosess at least a Masters in their subject expertise. With their years of work experience, they will also be able to illustrate topics in class with real world examples. We are committed to provide a high standard of service by promoting an environment conductive to student learning through a low student-teacher ratio of 30:1. Currently, we have 50 adjunct lecturers. A brief profile of some of our lecturers is given below.
Details of our lecturers can be found on our website.