Week 3

A parent is at his or her wit’s end over a seeming lack of ambition and drive in his 8-year-old son and has come to you for help. The parent reports that all the child wants to do is play video games. As a professional counselor, how might you separately counsel both the parent and the child? Formulate your response around your understanding of physical development and multiple-intelligences theories as well as parenting styles. 150 words

It is said that children’s social behaviors and attitudes are influenced by what they see on TV, whether it be violence, prosocial skills, or a distorted view of women and minorities. Do you agree or disagree? Why? Support your response with research and personal anecdotes. 150 words