Respond to the following discussion prompts:
1) In the readings on Family by Joel Moraco, the author mentions several characteristics of the modern family which have evolved along with modernization and social-cultural progression. For instance, the traditional divisions of labor, family roles, marital expectations, incidence and attitudes towards divorce, gender roles, and societal and cultural norms. Briefly describe any TWO of these modern trends. Why do you consider these trends to be most interesting and why?
Be sure to cite your work using APA format. If you have questions about APA format, refer to the “APA Style Resources” module posted in the classroom.
2) In order to make this course relevant to your interests and needs, please identify 2-3 questions about parenting that you would like to have answered by the end of the course.
For all discussions in this course, you should post an initial response to the discussion prompts by Sunday evening at 11:59 PM ET, then respond substantively to at least two classmates by Tuesday evening at 11:59 PM ET. When replying to your classmates, think about what you can contribute that will add to the discussion and cause your classmates to think more deeply about the topic. If you notice that a classmate is confused or sharing information that is not supported by research or your readings, think about how you might guide or mentor that classmate to better understand the material. We should all work to build understanding, especially when it comes to a topic as important as parenting.
Refer to the syllabus for grading guidelines.