Forum 2: Culture and Discipline
After you’ve completed the reading please answer the questions:
- What is culture and how does it affect parenting style? How has culture affected your parenting style (rituals, communication, affection, discipline, etc.)?
- What is the difference between discipline and punishment? Which discipline technique makes the most sense to you and why?
All sources on which discussion forum posts are based must be properly source credited according to APA formatting rules. Formatting work per APA rules can be a bit like learning a second language. The website http://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/560/01/ provides needed basics without having to sort through rarely used details.
Below are guides for how to source credit the classroom lecture notes and the course textbook:
Textbook source crediting:
Below is how the course textbooks should be source credited.
In the body of a forum post:
**APA formatting doesn’t actually require page numbers for paraphrasing (summarizing what you read in your own words), only for direct quotations which must be placed inside quotation marks. Quotes are not allowed in this course, but you will need to include page numbers when source crediting of any course textbook content on which your post is based. You instructor uses them to be able to track the locations in the course textbook of content that you summarized and referenced.
Below is how to source credit in the “References” list at the end of a post:
Brooks, Jane (2011). The Process of Parenting (8th ed.). New York, NY: McGraw-Hill