ERIC Number: ED330912
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1988-Dec
Reference Count: N/A
Michigan PTA Presents the Parents' Answer Book.
McCarthy, Alice R., Ed.; And Others
This book was written to help parents build on their already existing skills and knowledge in the area of child rearing, become more competent parents, and mobilize their resources to strengthen family functioning. It consists of a series of questions posed by readers of the "Parent Talk Page" of the "Detroit Free Press" newspaper and answers to those questions provided by professionals in disciplines related to families. It is divided into three sections. The first section, Home-School Connection, contains questions and answers on such topics as the arts, career education, college, driver's education, gifted and talented children, health education, homework, kindergarten readiness, learning disabilities, mathematics and science, middle school preparation, parental involvement, parents' rights, parent-teacher conferences, physical fitness, learning to read, repeating grades, report cards, study habits, summer school and tutoring, teacher-student relationships, and testing. The second section, Parenting and Family Life, addresses questions on adolescence, alternatives to television, behavior problems, child rearing, children's fears, death, discipline, family conflict, fathers, health care, mental illness, parent education, racial prejudice, religious education, developing responsibility, self-esteem, sibling rivalry, single parenting, and stepparenting. The final section, Contemporary Issues, looks at Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS) education, alcohol and alcoholism, child abuse, child care issues, divorce, drug abuse prevention, eating disorders, the media, runaways, sex education, smoking, street smarts, suicide prevention, teenage pregnancy, and working parents. Other resources for further reading on question topics are included. (NB)
Descriptors: Child Rearing, Family Life, Family School Relationship, Parent Education, Resource Materials, Social Problems
Michigan PTA, 1011 North Washington Ave., Lansing, MI 48906.
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Parents; Community
Authoring Institution: Detroit Free Press, MI.; Michigan Parents and Teachers Association, Lansing.
Note: Prepared by the Advisory Board, Detroit Free Press Parent Talk Page. Support also provided by the Pepsi Cola Co.