ERIC Number: ED127389
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973-Aug
Reference Count: 0
Virginia Polytechnic Inst. and State Univ., Blacksburg. Extension Div.
A variety of topics are discussed in this publication which has been put together for use in parent education classes and training sessions of day care personnel. The design may be used as a source of stimulation and information in working with parent groups. Section I discusses how to listen so that children will respond, to the "language of acceptance". The power of the language of acceptance lies in the fact that it opens children up and frees them to share their feelings and problems. Acceptance must be demonstrated either verbally or nonverbally. Communicating acceptance verbally is quite important. Most responses of parents fall into what is labeled as the typical twelve categories which are then listed. Reasons why parents should learn active listening, as well as attitudes required for active listening are also included in this section. The section that follows presents a summary of investigations of impact of parent behavior on child personality. A listing of children's emotional needs and how they can best be met are discussed next. These ideas are only to be considered as suggestions that apply in general situations. Among the needs listed are the following: belonging, achievement, economic security, love and affection, and self-respect. Creative play activities such as college making, dramatic play, and miscellaneous sensory experiences are discussed next. (Author/AM)
Descriptors: Child Development, Child Language, Child Rearing, Child Welfare, Childhood Needs, Communication Skills, Creative Activities, Developmental Psychology, Guidelines, Guides, Individual Development, Maturation, Nonverbal Communication, Parent Child Relationship, Parenthood Education, Personality Development, Psychological Needs
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Virginia Polytechnic Inst. and State Univ., Blacksburg. Extension Div.