1. What are the differences between being a biological parent, an adoptive parent, and a foster parent?
Answer: The differences between a biological parent, an adoptive parent, and a foster parent are that biological parents have their own babies which are biologically related to them. A foster parent would be someone who takes a child who isn’t theirs into their home for a period of time to take care of them and show them love like any biological parent. Which also leads to adoptive parents who would take care of a who isn’t theirs child and love them, but unlike a foster parent they would actually keep the baby like a biological parent.
2. What financial needs are parents obligated to provide and which are optional?
Answer: The financial needs that parents are obligated to provide to their child are things that a child would need in order to live a healthy life. For example, food, shelter, clothes, etc. The needs that are optional are things like toys, music, art, traveling, etc. because a child would not need those to live.
3. What other needs might a child have that a parent is expected to provide?
Answer: Well a child would need comfort through emotional times; they would also need their education and most of all protection and safety.
4. What are the qualities of a nurturing parent?
Answer: The qualities of a nurturing parent are the kinds that not only take care of their children, but also take care of themselves. For example, if a child and their parent were unhealthy in a way the parent would need to become healthy so the child, who looks up to the parent, would follow their footsteps.
Critical Thinking Questions
1. What qualities make a person a good parent? A bad parent?
Answer: Qualities that would make a parent a good parent would be one that is an active listener when their child is going through something. They don’t expect their child to do something that they might not do or make it to where they’re child doesn’t want to talk or anything. Qualities that would make a parent a bad parent would be someone who wouldn’t listen to their child even if the child begged, or wouldn’t take care of their child properly. Someone who would set high expectations and goals hard to reach for the child and then put them down when they didn’t reach it.
2. Which parental responsibilities do you