ERIC Number: ED289591
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1987-Aug-31
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Providing Reliable Information to Parents.
Fisher, Rhoda Lee; Fisher, Seymour
It has been shown that providing meaningful information to parents helps them to make better child rearing decisions. Considerable literature indicates that parents will often alter their behavior when they see that improved relationships with their children result. Psychologists have an important role to play in communicating to the public that advice about certain child rearing practices is supported by findings of scientific studies, whereas certain widely accepted ideas about child rearing have proven to be untrue. Trained psychologists will be respected for helping parents who cannot interpret scientific validity. Psychologists who lead the way in presenting fundamental information to parents will increase the status of psychologists in general, as well as that of the field of psychology. (RH)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association (95th, New York, NY, August 31, 1987).