Discussion: Parenting and Child Development
For this Discussion, watch this week’s Sessions episode on the Hernandez Family.
This is a transcript of Hernandez Family
Hernandez Family Episode 2 Hernandez Family Episode 2 Program Transcript FEMALE SPEAKER: It’s good to see all our parents again tonight. And I want to say thank you for being here these last few weeks. Today, we’re going to talk about child development, specifically the behavior of our children, and what are some realistic expectations we can have about how they behave, depending on how old they are. Part of understanding human behavior is looking at where someone is in their life, as well at the impact of their environment, whether it’s school, home life, family, or friends. MALE SPEAKER: What’s there to understand? I mean, come on. They’re kids. They shouldn’t be seen or heard, right? FEMALE SPEAKER: We all want our children to behave. But throughout childhood, there are certain behaviors that come with certain ages that can be very challenging to deal with. FEMALE SPEAKER: Tell me about it. FEMALE SPEAKER: So let’s talk about some of your expectations about your children’s behavior. MALE SPEAKER: Well, my son is nine. That age, I expect him to do his chores and listen to me. When I was nine, you better believe I was listening to my old man, or else, you know? MALE SPEAKER: You’ve got that right. And I don’t understand why my son doesn’t listen to me when I tell them to do something. I mean, what if I didn’t listen and come to this class? We might lose our kids. How do I deal with this better? I mean, get him to listen and behave? FEMALE SPEAKER: Well, Juan Junior is eight, and at that age, their attention can be really hard to not only gain, but– Hernandez Family Episode 2 Additional Content Attribution MUSIC: Music by Clean Cuts Original Art and Photography Provided By: Brian Kline and Nico Danks
Post an explanation of the potential value of Juan and Elena’s participation in the parenting class. If a child is exposed to behavior standards that do not account for his or her developmental stage, how might this impact the child’s development?
Please use the Learning Resources. Please use Citing from
Zastrow, C. H., Kirst-Ashman, K. K., & Hessenauer, S. L. (2019). Understanding human behavior and the social environment (11th ed.). Boston, MA: Cengage Learning.
Chapter 3, “Psychological Development in Infancy and Childhood” (pp. 95-158)
Need 2 Responses to below question:
Respond to a colleague’s post by describing an intervention that might be used to address the impact to development described. Please use the Learning Resources to support your answer.