Parenthood During the Middle Years: Interacting with Children


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Which time in life is considered middle aged?

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1. When looking at identity, a teenager's is _________ while an adult's is not.

2. How might a midlife crisis lead to parentification?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Parenting is a demanding task, and it becomes more demanding when the parent is also trying to figure out their identity. Use this quiz to test yourself on being a parent throughout the middle years.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In this assessment you'll be asked to:

  • State the ages considered as middle aged
  • Name how a teenager's identity differs from an adult's
  • Recognize the characteristics of a midlife crisis
  • Identify the consequences of a parent failing to fulfill their responsibility to their children
  • Understand how spousal relationships can affect a child

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet allow students to test the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related psychology lesson
  • Making connections - use understanding of the concept of identity to comprehend why some adults experience a midlife crisis and how adolescents deal with their identity
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions on how a parent's midlife crisis can affect children

Additional Learning

To learn more, review the accompanying lesson titled Parenthood During The Early Years: Key Issues & Parenting Forms. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Define identity and comprehend how it plays an important role in adolescence and middle age
  • Define midlife crisis and parentification
  • Understand how social relationships impact the parent and child relationship