Unit 4: Marriage/Parenting Realities
Goal: To understand legal responsibility, custody and parenting arrangements, and the realities of marriage and parenting.
Parenting involves a lot of responsibility, especially when parents are not married. Parents who are unmarried, separated or divorced should arrange parenting time with their child so they share parenting responsibilities.
A stable marriage provides a good environment for raising children. However, becoming a parent and/or marrying at too young of an age can be challenging. It is generally better to be older and/or married before having children.
This unit consists of the following sections:
What Makes a Parent Responsible?
Custody and Parenting Arrangements.
It's About Timing.
Advantages to Being Older and/or Married Before Having Children.