ERIC Number: ED346366
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991
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FAMILY CONNECTIONS: Teaching Your Children the Skills of Self-Esteem and Drug Prevention.
Schuster, Sandy; Palomares, Susanna
Written for parents, this workbook provides easy-to-read information about tobacco, alcohol, and other drugs, along with step-by-step instructions for activities that promote family interaction. The first part of the book contains general information for parents about developing the kind of family bonding and harmony that lead to enhanced self-esteem in the children and lessens their chances of getting into trouble with drugs. Included in this section are practice sheets for parents to use in developing the skills described. The second part of the workbook provides information about important skills that can best be developed in a family setting. In this section are activity sheets designed for children from preschool through high school age. Individual chapters focus on: (1) strengthening family bonds through family sharing circles, family meetings, and learning how to praise one's children; (2) creating family policies and developing workable rules; (3) developing essential life skills by helping one's children learn to make decisions, solve problems, set goals, and say "no"; (4) learning about tobacco, alcohol and other drugs; and (5) family fun involving everyone. The chapter on tobacco, alcohol, and other drugs includes a list of resources to call or write for further information. The chapter on family fun highlights the value of reading and includes lists of books related to a variety of topics that promote positive attitudes and healthy life choices. (NB)
Descriptors: Adolescents, Alcohol Abuse, Child Development, Children, Drinking, Drug Use, Family Relationship, Parent Child Relationship, Parent Role, Prevention, Self Esteem, Smoking
Innerchoice Publishing, 9602 Montemar Dr., Spring Valley, CA 91977 ($12.95).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
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