Challenges of Parenting and Family Interviews

Interview a parent about the challenges of parenting.

Inquire about the following:

  • Children’s needs and demands (If more than one child, discuss each child separately).
  • Parenting joys and challenges for each child.
  • What strategies do they use?
  • Past or current economic challenges.
  • Forecast their economic condition across their lifespan (goals, aspirations).
  • Strategies they want to implement for financial security.

Provide the interviewee’s advice to other parents about the joys and challenges of parenting. Conclude with a description of your personal reflections about parenting (both joys and challenges) based on the interview.