Family Strengths

Six Traits of Strong Families

12 Qualities

Characteristics of Strong Families

Parenting Styles

What Style Are You?

Parenting Style Quiz

Parenting Styles

Types of Parenting Styles

Development of Infants

Brain Development Quiz

Baby Brain Map

Intellectual Development


pbs / child development



Nutrition for the Infant

Feeding baby

Pregnancy and Prenatal Development

Mother's Naturally

Caffiene Calculator

FAS article from CDC

Stricter Thinking

Stay Healthy

From Egg to Embyro

Live Fertilization

Fetal Development Month by Month
Dr. Spock and Cultural Parenting

Understanding Discipline and Parenting Styles

Parenting Style Quiz

Parenting Syles

parenting styles 4

  • Through participation in this course students will:
  • Analyze roles and responsibilities of parenting.
  • Analyze societal conditions that impact parenting.
  • Evaluate parenting practices that maximize human growth and development.

Required Materials:

èYou will need to obtain a folder for organizing materials. This folder may be either a folder or a 3-ring binder. All assignments must be kept in this folder in an organized manner. This folder will be checked throughout the quarter.
èYou will also need pens, pencils, paper.
èInternet Permission Slips: Internet use is required in this class. If your parent /guardian do not wish you to have use of the internet, bring a signed note to this effect from them. Alternative assignments will then be required. Ample class time will always be provided for students to complete assignments requiring computers, internet or other technology.
è You will be required to bring all of these materials to class each and everyday.

Students who obtain this materials, bring them to class or have them turned in to the appropriate entity, and have their books covered by Monday, August 26 will be given 10 extra credit points.

Course Description: Skills for Parenting is a semester long course that meets South Dakota Career and Technical Standards for the 'Skills in Parenting' course within the Human Services Cluster. This course qualifies as 1/2 credit for the CTE coursework which is an option to qualify for the South Dakota Opportunity Scholarship. (South Dakota Board of Regents)

Course Requirements:
Reading: There will be reading assignments from the text and other sources. Students are expected to read the assignment before they attend class. The purpose of these assignments is to provide a background for class discussions.

Attendance / Participation: It is a fact that students who attend school demonstrate higher levels of achievement. If you miss school / class, it is your responsibility to obtain the materials or notes. Class materials will be posted in student share on the Lyman School Network or in another designated location in the classroom. Students may locate them on the network by clicking on ‘Student Share Presho’, ‘Birgen’, Parenting, and then the appropriate activity.

Quizzes: Quizzes may be given as an evaluation tool through out the discussion and following the completion of unit concepts. These quizzes may be announced or unannounced. These may be done on paper, via the internet or the Smart Board using a Personal Interactive Response System.

Class Discussion and Participation: Students are expected to actively participate in class discussions and assignments whether they are graded or not.

Class Projects: Class projects will include but not be limited to power point presentations, demonstrations or research based activities.

Honesty Policy: It is expected that students will complete their own assignments, quizzes and projects. Cheating, assisting others outside of the scope of an assignment or ‘copy and paste’ of others work is not acceptable. Penalties may include: a grade of zero on the quiz, project or assignment, or points deducted on the assignment.

Vocabulary: A vocabulary journal will be used periodically throughout the semester. One point is earned per vocabulary definition. Vocabulary due dates will be provided at the time of the assignment.

Grading: The uniform Lyman grading scale will be used. Students will be assessed as follows:

Daily Participation
Attendance, class behavior, participation in class work, and general attitude.
Daily Work
Quality of self and group evaluations, reactions, quality and completion of daily assignments, quality and completion of lab evaluations
Quality of written and oral presentations and finished projects
Unit tests and quizzes
Semester Test
If required, semester test score

Lyman Uniform Grading Scale
95 – 100% A
93 – 94% A-
91 – 92% B+
87 – 90% B
85 – 86% B-
83 – 84% C+
79 – 82% C
77 – 78% C-
74 – 76% D+
69 – 73% D
66 – 68% D-
65 - ò F

Personal Development

Bitstrip Comics

How Does Culture Influence Parenting?

Parenting Styles of Different Cultures

Learning Styles


Learning Styles Quiz

How to Learn inventory

Time Management

'To Do' templates

Growth and Development

Multiple Intelligences
Multiple Intelligence Quiz Link
Piaget's Stages
Quia Link From Mrs. Clarke
Social Emotional Theorists by Mrs. Clarke

Are You Ready to Parent

Lifestyle Assessment

What is a Balanced Lifestyle?

Sudden Infant Death Syndrome

News story
Kids Health

Child Abuse and Neglect
Shaken Baby Video Story

What is Shaken Baby Syndrome?

The Doctors - 4 S's

animation of Shaken Baby

Educational Video of SBS

Birthing Methods LinksLamazeWater BirthingBradleyHypnosiswater birthPrenatal Development and Labor

Birth Stories

Prenatal Development
Environmental Effects on Pregnancy
Environmental Hazards link


Genetc Web Worksheet:

This activity was developed by Jean Clarke, FACS teacher.

The American Family
Activity 6
Power Point and Note guide – The American Family
Reflection – Societal Impact on Families

Baby Safety Quiz

Baby Safety Quiz

ember 2: Activity 5
Building Strong Families
Complete the study guide for Chapter 3, section 1
Review objectives on page 71 of the text
The Family Life Cycle – power point and note guide
Family Sketch and reflection

Monday, November 24: Evaluate Labs

Birth Stories