High Parenting Skills
Number of Credits
Estimated Completion Time
1 Segment / 16-18 weeks
Earliest Start Date
What is the best way to care for children and teach them self-confidence and a sense of responsibility? The process of parenting involves more than having a child and providing food and shelter. In this course, students learn what to prepare for, what to expect, and what vital steps parents can take to create the best environment for their children.
Parenting roles and responsibilities, nurturing and protective environments for children, positive parenting strategies, and effective communication in parent/child relationships are some of the topics covered in this course. In addition, students get to know some careers and resources available that support families as well as debunking common parenting myths. Get started today and learn about the skills parents need to raise healthy and productive kids.
Access the site link below to view the Florida Department of Education description and standards:
Course description: https://www.fldoe.org/core/fileparse.php/19937/urlt/8500300-2122.rtf
Note: This course provides elective credit only.
Major Topics and Concepts:
- Define parenting and related terminology.
- Assess the roles, responsibilities, and rewards involved in being a parent.
- Differentiate diverse family units in society.
- Compare the differences between lifestyles of today and the past.
- Analyze ways of strengthening the family unit.
- Explain ways to assist family members and caregivers in managing stress.
- Describe characteristics of nurturing parents and family members.
- Define family, multicultural, and ethnic diversity.
- Define cultural bias, stereotypes, and prejudices and determine how each limits and/or interferes with effective parenting.
- Identify various types of abuse, neglect, and trauma and the effects they have on a child’s development and health.
- Analyze and determine similarities and differences among multicultural families.
- Analyze the positive and negative reasons for having children.
- Determine the attitudes and characteristics that indicate personal readiness for parenthood.
- Describe the myths and realities of parenthood.
Students need to supply the following materials to complete the coursework:
- Disk space on your computer as well as an external device to back up your files (flash drive, external hard drive, etc.)
- Word processing program (Microsoft Word or similar)
Besides engaging students in challenging curriculum, the course guides students to reflect on their learning and evaluate their progress through a variety of assessments. Assessments can be in the form of practice lessons, multiple choice questions, writing assignments, projects, research papers, oral assessments, and discussions. This course will use the state-approved grading scale. Each course contains a mandatory final exam or culminating project that will be weighted at 20% of the student’s overall grade.***
***Proctored exams can be requested by FLVS at any time and for any reason in an effort to ensure academic integrity. When taking the exam to assess a student’s integrity, the exam must be passed with at least a 59.5% in order to earn credit for the course.
Courses subject to availability.
Pursuant to s. 1002.20, F.S.; A public school student whose parent makes written request to the school principal shall be exempted from the teaching of reproductive health or any disease, including HIV/AIDS, in accordance with the provisions of s. 1003.42(3). Learn more about the process and which courses contain subject matter where an exemption request can be made.