Week 3 Blog Prompts – Development

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Regardless of which prompt you choose, please use the Tag “Development” on your post. Here are the prompts for this week:

Option 1

Tiger moms, jellyfish dads, and helicopter parents. These terms all refer to various parenting styles and each has been both promoted as an ideal and criticized as “the problem with kids these days.” Explain each of these parenting styles, discuss the pros and cons of each style, and connect each one with one of Baumrind’s parenting styles with which it shares the most in common. Then briefly outline your thoughts on the ideal way to parent.

Option 2

Your book briefly discusses James Marcia’s theory of identity development (p. 98). Look up more information so you can explain his theory, discuss how accurate you think the theory is, and which of the 4 identity statuses you believe fits you best.

Option 3

There are many claims out there about the effects of divorce on children. Find a source that claims divorce is harmful for children and another one that claims divorce is beneficial (or at least not harmful). These cannot be the same source (I want you to find sources that clearly argue one side). Critique the evidence provided by each source and report your conclusions regarding children and divorce.


I look forward to seeing what you write!

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