Parenting Styles and Marriages Questions
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Topic 5 DQ 1
A minority of couples had higher levels of marital happiness after children were born. There were eight qualities associated with these couples, according to Wilcox. Discuss the role of faith in families and how this quality affects these relationships. What other factors are consistent with your belief in faith-based marriages? What qualities would you least expect from the faith-based families?
Topic 5 DQ 2
An authoritarian parent might believe that she or he is doing what is best for a child. Discuss cohesion and adaptability in parenting. How might you work with an authoritarian parent to meet the needs of her or his child?
The Vagueness Of The Drinking Habits Of The 18 Year Old Case Study
Letter to a child:
Donovan has been a single parent to his 18-year-old son for the past five years. Donovan and his son have had some ups and downs in an otherwise good relationship, but nothing Donovan sees as abnormal, “things that happen in any family”, he notes.
During the second semester of senior year, Donovan’s son started having difficulties getting himself to classes and submitting his assignments on time.
When he initially approached his son about this observation, he assured Donovan that all second semester seniors take it easy and there was no real harm since he had already secured his college acceptance. In recent weeks, Donovan has also noticed his son staying out with friends until late hours and has found empty beer cans in the recycling. Most recently, Donovan tried to broach the topic of drinking with his son.
Although he seems generally uninterested in the topic, telling Donovan “everything is ok”, he admits that he and his friends sometimes party on weekends. Donovan is unsure whether to be concerned and seeks consultation from a local psychologist (you).
questions to answer in essay
– What additional information would you want to know regarding Donovan’s son’s drinking behaviors? In explaining your rationale, note how each piece of information would help you evaluate if Donovan’s son meets criteria for an alcohol use disorder according to the DSM-V.
– How would you advise Donovan to approach his son about his alcohol use? Explain why you believe your suggestions would be helpful.
– If Donovan’s son was interested in seeking treatment to help manage his drinking, identify two evidence based treatment strategies that you would suggest? Describe each treatment approach and why you believe it would be helpful for an 18-year-old adolescent.