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Title: Family%20Life


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Family Life
  • prepared by
  • Josh Thompson, Ph.D.
  • Assistant Professor
  • Early Childhood Education Texas AM
    University-Commerce
  • http//faculty.tamu-commerce.edu/ jthompson/

2
Family Life
  • How does family structure affect Child
    Development and Early Childhood Education?

3
What is a Family?
  • In its most common form, a family is a lifelong
    commitment between a man and a woman

4
What is a Family?
  • In its most common form, a family is a lifelong
    commitment between a man and a woman who mate,
    give birth, feed, shelter, and nurture their
    children until they reach maturity

5
Whence Family?
  • biological beginnings
  • takes two to procreate
  • evolutionary distinctions
  • other species rarely form families, only 3 of
    birds and mammals
  • economic advantage
  • division of labor

6
Whence Family?
  • certainty of progeny
  • monogamy
  • generational perspective
  • spiritual attributes
  • creation stories
  • myths
  • artistic

7
Whence Family?
  • Childs point of view
  • basic needs
  • communication
  • attachment
  • belonging
  • love
  • meaning purpose

8
Prototypes
  • Is there an original model, an example, an
    expected form within children, a pattern resident
    within the child which maps to the world without?

9
Prototypes
  • What would a prototypical family look like?

10
Prototypes
  • What would a prototypical family look like, to
    you?

11
Whence?
  • Where does your vision of the prototypical
    family come from?
  • Your own family of origin?
  • Current family status?
  • Your experience and observation of functional
    family systems?

12
Diverse family systems
  • Traditional
  • Single parents
  • Divorced parents
  • Employed parents
  • Bi-racial
  • One-child
  • Large families
  • Gay lesbian parents
  • Blended
  • Extended

13
Affect
  • In your opinion . . .
  • how does family structure affect Child
    Development?
  • how does family structure affect a childs early
    education?

14
Affect
  • How does/will your opinion affect, or even
    prejudice, your ability to teach children from
    diverse family structures?

15
Family Life
  • How does family structure affect Child
    Development and Early Childhood Education?

16
Family Life
  • prepared by
  • Josh Thompson, Ph.D.
  • Assistant Professor
  • Early Childhood Education Texas AM
    University-Commerce
  • http//faculty.tamu-commerce.edu/ jthompson/
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