ERIC Number: ED341466
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991
For Parents' Sake: A Survival Kit for Parents and Kids. Volume I: Knowing What To Expect.
Passmark, Linda C., Ed.; And Others
This guide provides parents with information intended to help them deal with different aspects of parenthood. The first section describes nine developmental stages and the growth of children from birth to late adolescence. For each of these stages, descriptions of children's characteristics, suggestions for parents, and recommended books are provided. Both children's needs and parent self-care are addressed. A quiz designed to help parents to determine how well they know their child is included. The second section discusses ways for parents to deal with stress. Provided are a list of tension relievers, suggestions about asking for outside help, and a list of several types of agencies that provide professional help and services for families and individuals. It is concluded that the development of a support system, good communication with children, parent education, and the use of available community assistance are especially helpful to parents in meeting the challenges of parenthood. Appended is a list of agencies that can provide information on parenting, child development, parent support groups, and other community resources. (GLR)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Oklahoma State Dept. of Health, Oklahoma City. Office of Child Abuse Prevention.