CDEV 8117 Positive Parenting
Includes the role of parents/guardians in the healthy development of children from birth through adolescence. Emphasis on building positive relationships with children in the areas of bonding, attachment, self esteem, family dynamics, age-appropriate expectations and the importance of positive communications. Fulfills court-mandated parent education requirements.
After successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
- Outcome 1: Describe the ages and stages of development of children birth to 18 years old including factors that impact developmental expectations such as culture, ethnicity, gender, birth order, etc.
- Outcome 2: Describe normative behavior of children from birth to 18 years and parent/guardian responses to common challenges.
- Outcome 3: Identify the impact of stress and trauma on the brain development of the child and on the family unit.
- Outcome 4: Explain the importance of ongoing communication between parents/guardians and child care staff, teachers and health care professionals and demonstrate communication strategies for assessing the needs of the child.
- Outcome 5: Identify the value of attachment, bonding, setting limits, and demonstrating positive guidance strategies.