For this week’s Forum, respond to the following: Parenting is probably the most difficult job one can ever face, yet the rewards are indescribable. Pick ONE stage (e.g., infancy/toddler years, elementary school years, or adolescence) and describe the most important goals for parents with a child in that stage. Based on your readings, what are the biggest sources of parental stress during that stage? What types of parenting strategies are most successful at that stage?

For this week’s Forum, respond to the following: Parenting is probably the most difficult job one can ever face, yet the rewards are indescribable. Pick ONE stage (e.g., infancy/toddler years, elementary school years, or adolescence) and describe the most important goals for parents with a child in that stage. Based on your readings, what are the biggest sources of parental stress during that stage? What types of parenting strategies are most successful at that stage?

Reply to the following response with 200 words minimum. (please make response as if having a conversation, respond directly to some of the statements in below post. This is not providing an analysis of the original post. Respectfully address it and even ask clarifying or additional questions.)

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Of course, we know this terrible day to be tragic and frightening regardless of age or socioeconomic status. To be 85 years old and have this many ailments, the level of fear combined with the unknown fate would be amplified immensely. On average, 27 percent of people who are 85 years and older live alone, while it is highly likely that nursing home care is required (Psyc 200, n.d.). Regardless of whether I lived alone or was under the care of nursing home staff, knowing how expeditiously I was removed from harm depends on others, is rather terrifying. In cases like this, selfless acts can really go either way. Uncommon bravery could become customary or it could be every man for himself as their level of fear rises. One will really not know how they would react in such a situation. Speaking about the level of courage you have or would like to have, does not always pan out that way when the conflict arises.

It is highly likely that required medications would soon need to be taken and possibly filled, meals prepared and groceries would need to be shopped for, along with other errands. Clearly, I depend on someone to help me. I would be scared, worried and nervous. All of these feelings is excess could pose adverse effects on my old and frail body. That along with the probability of death increasing substantially with a lack of food, medication and proper care.

In reality, the level of chaos around the city and the help those in dire need required, the time it would take for someone to get to the home of each elderly person to administer the proper care would take a considerable amount longer than usual. Especially in this case, as people wait for the “all clear” there will be reluctance due to the severity of the incidents that took place.

Regardless, my mobility isn’t the best, but I would still make efforts to eat, use the restroom and get around the house accordingly. I would not try to leave or do anything outside my comfort zone in regard to my capabilities. In some cases, being calm and collected will prove to be advantageous. Having hope in this situation, is really what is going to get me through.

Reference

Psyc 200 Lifespan Psychology. Authored by: Laura Overstreet. Located at: http://opencourselibrary.org/econ-201/. License: CC BY: Attribution


 

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