Why would parents mistreat their children?
For this module you are to complete the following assignment:
• Respond to the APPLY question under the “Ask Yourself” in Chapter 7
Three year old Will understands that his tricycle isn’t alive and can’t feel or move on its own. Yet on a trip to the beach, as the sun dipped below the horizon, Will exclaimed: “The sun is tired. It’s going to sleep” What explains this apparent contradiction in Will’s reasoning
• Respond to the APPLY question under the “Ask Yourself” in Chapter 8
Chandra heard a news report about ten severely neglected children, living in squalor in an inner-city tenement. She wondered, “Why would parents mistreat their children?” How would you answer Chandra?
• Respond to the REFLECT question under the “Ask Yourself” in Chapter 8
How would you classify your parent’s child-rearing styles? What factors might have influenced their approach to parenting?
As always, for a complete answer, make sure to support what you say with references to specific concepts from our text, and cite correctly.