ERIC Number: ED356055
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993
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Active Parenting Today: For Parents of 2 to 12 Year Olds. Parent's Guide.
Popkin, Michael H.
This book is designed for parents participating in discussion groups utilizing the Active Parenting Today video-based parent education program. The book is divided into six chapters, each of which is integrated with a 26-minute video to be shown at a parent meeting. Chapter 1, the Active Parent, discusses the purpose and roles of parents, while chapter 2, Instilling Courage and Self-Esteem, shows how parents can instill these character traits in their children. Chapter 3, Understanding Your Child, explains how children develop and how parents should set goals for their children. Ways parents can handle and prevent behavior problems and effectively discipline their children are explained in chapter 4, Developing Responsibility. Chapter 5, Winning Cooperation, shows how active communication is often the key to parent-child cooperation. Chapter 6, Active Parenting in a Democratic Society, discusses the utility of family meetings, talks, and problem-solving discussions. Each section contains specific examples of situations that parents face, keyed to video segments, as well as discussion topics, family enrichment activities, and home activities to be used by parents with their own children. An appendix suggests 10 roles that parents can play in the prevention of drug abuse. (MDM).
Descriptors: Alcohol Education, Cooperation, Drug Education, Early Childhood Education, Elementary Education, Elementary School Students, Parent Child Relationship, Parent Education, Parent Workshops, Parenting Skills, Preschool Children, Prevention, Self Esteem
Active Parenting Publishers, 810 Franklin Court, Suite B, Marietta, GA 30067 (Catalog No. 1303, $12.95; $11.95 each for 10 or more copies, add $1.04 shipping and handling, plus $3 service charge on orders less than $15; $345 for complete set--two videotapes, totalling 159 minutes, a leader's guide, a parent's guide, a drug prevention book, a goal card, a course promotion guide, and a starter kit of course promotion material; Georgia residents add 5% sales tax).
Publication Type: Books; Guides - Non-Classroom
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