ERIC Number: ED100502
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1974-Apr-4
Reference Count: 0
The Team: The Child and His Family.
Kerckhoff, Richard K.; Kerckhoff, Florence G.
From the perspective of games theory, this article suggests some ways in which young parents can increase the positive effects of children on their marriage. The plea is less for planned parenthood than for planned "education" for parenthood. Commonsense advice is presented for dealing with such issues as: self-actualization, parenthood education, the "television syndrome," positive reinforcement, and interpersonal communication. Four steps are suggested as priorities for parenthood: (1) the ability of parents to speak as a group, with self-confidence and some authority on the fate of children and parents; (2) the acquisition of more knowledge and information on parenthood and child development; (3) the reduction of the "Television Syndrome," or an investigation by parents of the role of TV in their children's lives; and (4) the ability to produce more empathetic and concerned individuals, with an emphasis on positive reinforcement. (CS)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Southern Association for Children Under Six (Louisville, Kentucky, April 1974)