help with discussion posts 1

Adolescence is a challenging time for students. With adolescence comes the necessity for autonomy and independence. Therefore, parenting style must evolve and adapt to accommodate this change.

To prepare for this discussion

In your initial post

  • Discuss two strategies that parents of adolescent children can use to prevent or end troublesome behavior and maintain a positive family environment.
  • Describe how family structure, dynamics, and culture play a role in maintaining a positive family environment?

Guided Response: Review several of your classmates’ posts and respond to at least two by providing feedback, additional strategies parents can use to prevent or end troublesome behavior, or any other guidance that will extend your classmates’ thinking.

Though two replies is the basic expectation, for deeper engagement and learning you are encouraged to provide responses to any comments or questions others have posted for you. Remember, continuing to engage with peers and the instructor will further the conversation and provide you with opportunities to demonstrate your content expertise, critical thinking, and real-world experiences with this topic.

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According to the American Association of Retired Persons (AARP), across the United States more than 5.8 million children are living in their grandparents’ homes. When parents are not able to care for their children, the grandparents may take over parenting responsibilities.

To prepare for this discussion

In your initial post

  • Summarize the information on your state’s fact sheet. {Michigan]
  • Explain the impact this type of situation may have on family relationships and the development of the child.
  • Discuss your role in supporting families where the grandparents are raising their grandchildren. Use one scholary source to support your discussion.