ERIC Number: ED281636
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1985
Reference Count: 0
Families on the Grow.
Lee, Irene K.; Phillips, Marjorie M.
This correspondence course was designed to help parents better understand their growing children and themselves as parents. The introduction briefly sketches the importance of the family in child development. Each of the five illustrated lessons contains 7 to 12 pages on one aspect of family life. Each lesson contains a set of objectives, a lesson, a summary of its main points, and a 1-3 page assignment. The first lesson encourages parents to look at themselves, their needs, values, and decision-making processes; discusses the responsibilities and emotional demands of parenthood; and lists characteristics of a good parent. Lesson II discusses the qualities of an enriched environment, the personal and financial responsibilities of parenthood, prenatal nutrition, and the importance of both parents' involvement in child care. Lesson III discusses the importance of helping children develop good eating habits and of providing good nutrition for the family, and points out the social and emotional learning which occurs at mealtime. Lesson IV focuses on the parents' role in the physical and emotional growth of children, and suggests ways to minimize children's eating problems during meals. Lastly, Lesson V discusses various aspects of the social environment of the home which influence the development of children. Also included are a questionnaire on various aspects of being a parent and an evaluation of the course. (BN)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Parents; Practitioners
Sponsor: Department of Agriculture, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Arkansas Univ., Fayetteville, Cooperative Extension Service.
Note: Printed on colored paper.