1) What are the differences between being a biological parent, an adoptive parent, and a foster parent?
The differences between being a biological parent, an adoptive parent, and a foster parent are simply that a biological parent takes care of their own flesh and blood offspring, while an adoptive parent assumes all responsibilities of raising that child permanently and a foster parent takes parental responsibility for a child for a limited amount of time and is compensated for doing so.
2) What financial needs are parents obligated to provide and which are optional?
Parents are obligated to provide financial needs such as food, shelter, education, clothing and healthcare but extracurricular activities such as sports or things like toys are optional.
3) What other needs might a child have that a parent is expected to provide?
Other needs a child might have that a parent is expected to provide are support, love, and understanding.
4) What are the qualities of a nurturing parent?
The qualities of a nurturing are being encouraging and are genuinely interested in getting to know their child and their personality. Also they have an understanding of their child and try to find ways to punish lightly not harshly.
Critical Thinking Questions
1) What qualities make a person a good parent? A bad parent?
The qualities that make someone a good parent would be providing the child’s financial, emotional, educational, safety, and disciplinary needs, but a bad parent would do none of these things.
2) Which parental responsibilities do you think would be the most challenging?