Working Women

1484 WordsOct 8, 19996 Pages
Work and the Family The interaction of adults and children is one to be treasured. When a person becomes a parent they change. He/she instantly becomes more mature and are forced to take on numerous responsibilities. However, every parent will agree it is the best feeling one can have. It is truly a privilege to bring a child into this world, and there is nothing more special than to begin a family. During this course I choose to help facilitate two chapters: Work and Family and To Parent or not to Parent. This is what I have learned... This course had three required texts including The New Peoplemaking by Virginia Satir, Marriages and Families by Mary Ann Lamana and Agnes Reidmann, and Annual Editions by a variety of authors. These…show more content…
In today's society there have been three emerging options which in clude remaining childless, postponing parenthood, and having a one-child family. Many couples want time for themselves before deciding to become a parent. Marriages are more likely to be stronger if postponing pregnancy is an issue. It gives the newlyweds time to enjoy the marriage before adding a child. And many people want to have time for their "toys" such as new cars, big screen televisions, boats, four wheelers, and so forth before having children. Sometimes women have unplanned pregnancies for whatever reason it may have been a rape, unprotected sex, or lack of birth control. When a woman finds out she is pregnant she is faced with a choice that she will have to make that will affect her for the rest of her life. The first step is to sit down with her partner, if he is still there. They must look at all the options available. They may choose to abort the baby, put it up for adoption, or raise the child. Teen pregnancy has been on the rise in recent years. In 1997, 13 percent of all births were to teenage girls. Among those teen births 76 percent were outside a marriage (Ventura 1998). Theh United States has by far the highest rates of teen pregnancy, abortion, and birthrates of any industrialized country (Forrest et al.1993). Studies have shown teen mothers often have less education and are more likely to live at poverty level.
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