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Grades: 11-12

Credit: 0.5 unit

This course focuses on three major areas of parenting: caring for, nurturing and guiding children. Students develop an awareness
of the myths and realities of parenting throughout the lifespan. Topics include readiness to parent; developmental changes in
families; balancing work and family; the value of play; developing communication; family concerns and crisis; and decision-making
skills. This class includes sex education following the comprehensive guidelines (including consent, human reproduction, sexually
transmitted infections and contraceptive methods). The primary focus of Child Development: Parenting Issues cover pregnancy,
prenatal development, birth, the first years of life and parenting practices.