ERIC Number: ED127547
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976-Mar-25
Reference Count: 0
An Educator Looks at Parenting.
Bell, T. H.
The author speaks to the issue of the need in our society to prepare teenage boys and girls to become effective parents. He finds such preparation crucial for the growth and development of the individual infant, and thus is supportive of efforts to ensure that future parents have the skill and understanding to meet the social, emotional, physical and intellectual needs of their youngsters. Changing family life patterns are discussed in relation to the effect they are having on today's children, and statistics are given to illustrate the waning effectiveness of the home in providing a stable environment. The author also addresses the social need for adults who are prepared mentally, physically and emotionally to have children. A list of basic needs for a comprehensive parenthood education program is provided, and a number of federal initiatives designed to meet some of these needs are briefly reviewed. (SJL)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Speech given at a Joint Regional Parenting Conference sponsored by the National Conference of Parents and Teachers and the National Foundation-March of Dimes (Washington, D.C., March 25, 1976)