Developmental Parenting Paper[shortposting]
In this course we examine the theories and stages of Childhood Development as they relate to parenting. You are going to write a paper on any stageof Childhood Development that interests you (birth to age two, 2-5 years old, elementary school, early adolescence, etc). You will need to apply thetheories and concepts learned in your textbook as well as incorporate information from 2 other sources. The APUS library will be a great place to start this research as well as the sources listed at the end of the syllabus.
The introduction should be a brief summary of what you are going to write about. Your introduction should briefly describe the stage of developmentyou chose and explain why you chose it.
The body of your paper should back up your introduction. Use your research to thoroughly discuss/explain the stage of development you chose by discussing the physical, mental, emotional, etc. changes that occur during that stage. You must also answer these questions:
Why is childhood development important to understand when it comes to parenting?
Describe and give examples of effective parenting techniques for this developmental stage.
In your opinion, what are the most challenging behaviors of this stage?
Explain how you (or any parent) can apply the parenting techniques/styles from the books to those challenging behaviors.
What do you think is the most important aspect/concept and/or theory of the stage you chose and why?
Your conclusion should summarize your paper as well as answer: What is the most interesting thing you learned from writing this paper and why?
This paper will be a minimum of 3-5 pages long, not including title and reference pages. APA format required. Your textbook is the main source for this paper along with two other scholarly sources.