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In this day and age, parenting can be as divisive as politics! For Written Assignment 3, let’s explore this through anecdotal experiences and then look at best practices with empirical evidence.
Part One: Find a parenting issue you are interested in that seems to have two “camps”. Here are some ideas of highly divisive parenting issues. Please don’t let this list limit you. If you want more ideas, ask a parent what they feel “judged” about and then dive into what interests you!
Then interview a parent you know who is strongly on one side of each “camp” and summarize what you learned from each interview [6 points for Content rubric criteria; 3 points for summarizing each parent’s interview]. Here are some questions to ask them:
Note: You are welcome to include your own experience but your interview should be of two other parents. Don’t be lazy 😉
Part Two: What does research say about this parenting issue? Find a peer-reviewed academic journal article on this parenting issue (video on how to find these articles available under APA & Library Resources). Make sure to answer all of the following [6 points for Content rubric criteria] :
No personal communication is included in your reference list; instead, parenthetically cite the communicator’s name, the phrase “personal communication,” and the date of the communication in your main text only.
(E. Robbins, personal communication, January 4, 2001).
A. P. Smith also claimed that many of her students had difficulties with APA style (personal communication, November 3, 2002).
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