ERIC Number: ED196515
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Dec
Reference Count: 0
On Being a Parent.
Zigler, Edward; Cascione, Rosa
This paper discusses the stresses our society places on parents, the influence of fathers on their children's development, how parents can actively influence development, individual differences in temperament among children, and environmental as well as ecological factors that affect the development of children. Concluding remarks focus on the responsibility of parents to be advocates for children. In particular, it is recommended that parents enter the public arena and lobby for policies and practices that are in the interest of children in their neighborhoods and communities. (Author/RH)
Descriptors: Child Advocacy, Family Environment, Fathers, Individual Differences, Parent Influence, Parent Responsibility, Parent Role, Personality
In "Parenthood in a Changing Society" available from: ERIC Clearinghouse on Elementary and Early Childhood Education, College of Education, University of Illinois, 1310 South Sixth Street, Champaign, IL 61820 (Catalog No. 190, $5.00)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Opinion Papers; ERIC Publications
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: ERIC Clearinghouse on Elementary and Early Childhood Education, Urbana, IL.; Memphis State Univ., TN.
Note: Paper presented at the Symposium on Parenting, Memphis State University (Memphis, TN, March 31, 1980).