York Community High School

Individual Relationships and Parenting

Course Teacher

McDonough, Ashley (630) 617-2400 ex.7399 Family and Consumer Science Teacher amcdonough@elmhurst205.org

Course Description

#0840 Individual Relationships and Parenting

Grades 10-12 / 1 Semester - 1.0 credit

This course is designed to help students prepare for adult living situations. The semester begins by exploring healthy relationships with discussions on dating, infatuation vs. love, expectations for marriage and successful communication. The course then focuses on starting a family and understanding the roles and challenges of becoming a parent. Students will experience the responsibility of caring for a RealCare©  computerized baby for the weekend. Sensors within the RealCare©  baby analyze and record how well you met the needs of your infant.  Students will also explore their personal feelings about their own family relationships and gain a better understanding of themselves. This course provides students with the tools and information they need to handle the challenges of current and future relationships. Students majoring in counseling, social work, education, psychiatry, family therapy, child care and other careers dealing with family dynamics will benefit from this class.