Class folders due soon!! (See syllabus for date) 20 Points off for each calendar day late. Ch. 18 Families Today’s coming attractions!! What do you have to exchange in a marriage? Are you part of the “sandwich generation”? What will increase your chances of divorce? What makes healthy families? What do you have to exchange in a marriage? Your response? The social exchange theory Marriage as negotiation. Big idea you can use!! In a family and marriage: The more you contribute, the more you get back. (Usually – there are many exceptions) Are you part of the “sandwich generation”? Caring the both children and aging parents Children have become a liability What will increase your chances of divorce? Individualism Unexpected pregnancy Alcohol or substance abuse Financial strains What will increase your chances of divorce? (Cont.) Young people marrying after a short courtship Cohabitation Romantic love often subsides? Traditional (nuclear) family is eroding Staying single is up Divorce is up More children born to single mothers Traits of Healthy Families Communicate and listen Support each other Respect Trust Play and humor Responsibility Rituals and traditions Story of the rose Traits of Healthy families (cont.) A sense of right and wrong A balance of interaction Religious core Privacy Service to others Table time conversation Shares leisure time Admits and seeks help with problems Big ideas you can use! In a relationship: Talk about your feelings Listen to your partner Help your partner get what they want Have a partner you can respect and trust Have fun Develop rituals or traditions that identify you as a couple. Tomorrow’s coming attractions!! Please read the handout. When is a good day teaching a bad thing? What is considered “deep learning” What is our “hidden contract”? “Critical thinking” vs. precise grading What do you want from a course?