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  • Child Devlopment
    • Parenthood
      • The importance of family
        • children's basic needs
          • food
          • shelter
          • care
          • safe and secure environment
          • love
          • clothing
        • types of family
          • one-parent family- where one parent lives with a child or children. the other parent may share responsibility for the children but this can vary.
          • nuclear family- parents and their children live away from the rest of their family. there is no support or help from the family as they live to far away.
          • step family- when a marriage occurs, one or both parents may bring children from a previous marriage or relationship.
          • same sex- adults may also chose to live togehter as a couple with someone of the same sex this modern family may also included children
          • extended family-a large group mainly include grandparents, parents, brothers, sisters who all live locally and support one another
        • looked-after children
          • adoptive family- parent/s legally adopt the child/ren. it is permenent
          • foster family- parents look after a child/ren on a temporary basis. children who may or may not have their own families live in other people's houses for a long or short period of time. they may return home at some stage
          • residential care- these homes are there to ensure that the needs of children are met when they cannot live with their own family. they may go from here to a foster family
      • planing a family
        • factors to be considered
          • are the parents in a stable relationship
            • love
            • respect
            • comfort
            • loyalty
            • priorities
            • commitment to each other
            • trust
          • can the parents provide for the child's needs
          • how many children do they want?
          • what might be the ideal age for parents
          • what effect might it have on the parents lifestyle
          • what would be the best age gap between children
          • will a baby bring about changes in careers
          • can you support the child needs (money)



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