Lesson 1 (from Chapters 1-7)
Sidney and Jason Archer face the same difficulties as most working parents do.
The objective of this lesson is to examine the problems that working parents encounter.
1) Initiate a class discussion that centers on the obvious issues that working parents have. What are the most important concerns? Do these concerns change with the age or number of the children? What solutions are available?
2) Break the class into groups and organize a debate that considers the issue of whether couples with children should have both parents working or not. What advantages and disadvantages are there? Which outweighs the other? How should new parents approach the issues of parenthood vs work life?
3) In short essay form, examine the pros and cons of having one parent remain at home to be responsible for their child or children. Does it matter whether it is the mother or father? Which...
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