ERIC Number: ED278917
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1987
Through My Child's Eyes.
This pamphlet provides an overview to help parents understand the roots of teenage drug abuse, alcohol abuse, and crime, and describes ways of enhancing the family and moving to prevent substance abuse through support packages. A section on measuring perceptions identifies eight clusters of behavior which cover the circle of what children perceive (love, loving control, control, hostile control, hostility, hostile freedom, freedom, loving freedom). Research is cited which revealed that perceptions of loving freedom, love, and loving control were associated with no substance abuse. Actions, motivation, timing, choice, and benefits are presented as five elements that impact on the child's perception of love. Parental standards and expectations, and what children must do to meet them, are discussed. Guidelines are given for effective parent-child communication. A final section considers how parents can infuse their standards and values in their children. The pamphlet concludes with descriptions of five kits designed to equip parents with the necessary tools to develop an understanding of adolescent substance abuse and to take steps to prevent substance abuse in their own children. Use of the kits with children in three age groups (4-9 years, 10-12 years, and 13-18 years) is explained. The five kits closely follow the philosophy of the document and include: (1) Perceptions; (2) Expectations and Standards; (3) The Perception of Loving and Being Loved; (4) Communications-Matching Wavelengths; and (5) Imparting Standards and Values. (NB)
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Peoplescience, Inc., Highland Park, NJ.