Learning Objectives

9.1 Identify the reasons why people choose to parent or not to parent.

9.2 Describe key ways that parenting and views of parenting have changed throughout history.

9.3 Explain some of the main processes involved in prenatal development and birth.

9.4 Discuss challenges individuals may face during the transition to parenthood.

9.5 Explain some causes of infertility and the strategies people use to become parents.

9.6 Identify the basic needs of all children around the world, and which parenting styles are related to meeting or not meeting those needs.

9.7 Identify some key challenges that all parents face and outline some of the main differences experienced by diverse types of parents.