1. What are the differences between being a biological parent, an adoptive parent, and a foster parent?
2. What financial needs are parents obligated to provide and which are optional?
3. What other needs might a child have that a parent is expected to provide?
4. What are the qualities of a nurturing parent?
Critical Thinking Questions
1. What qualities make a person a good parent? A bad parent?
2. Which parental responsibilities do you think would be the most challenging? Why?
3. Which parental responsibilities do you think would be the most interesting to you? Why?
4. What are some things that people can do to prepare for parenthood?
Review Question Answers
1) A biological parent is when the child is produced from the parents. An adoptive parent is someone who applies to take care of a child as their own. A foster parent is someone who is temporarily the parent of a child.
2) Obligated financial needs are shelter, clothing, health care, and food. Optional needs are traveling, toys, sports.
3) Parents are expected to provide discipline, proper education, and emotional stability.
4) Nurturing parents empathize with their child and support them.
Critical Thinking Answers
1) A bad parent would be someone who neglects their child and doesn’t properly discipline them. Also, that the parent is never around.
2) The most challenging responsibility would have to be to financially support your child because there is so much uncertainty in that area. You will never