Child Development and Parenting

  • Welcome to the page for Child Development and Parenting home page.  This course is designed for students with a desire to learn more about both parenting and child development through the years.  Students in this course should intend to learn through activities and hands-on projects.

    During our time together, we will discuss topics covering the following:                      

    • Why study parenting
    • Approaches to parenting
    • Parenting in the family
    • Personal readiness for parenting
    • Teen parenting
    • Planning a family
    • Genetics and birth defects
    • Pregnancy and prenatal care
    • Pregnancy - by trimester
    • Preparing for birth
    • Birthing process
    • Adjusting to parenthood
    • Infant development
    • Toddler development
    • Preschooler development


    My students will frequently find announcements and class assignments on canvas or through the remind app.  Students must log into canvas using their school credentials.  Below you will find a link to the canvas login page.


    Students are expected to attend class, participate in classwork, and be respectful to all those that are in (and out of) our classroom. I also expect cell phones to be away during class time unless permission is given ahead of time.  If my students can do this, they will be able to succeed and we together will be able to achieve greatness.


    "There are two educations.  One should teach us how to how to make a living and the other how to live." - John Adams