ERIC Number: ED356060
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993-Apr-1
Parent Involvement in the Early Years.
Honig, Alice Sterling
Parents are young children's greatest resource, and quality parenting helps develop children's self-esteem. Every child needs caring parents to be teachers as well as nurturers. Parents can create learning experiences for their children in everyday activities, such as cooking, cleaning, and grocery shopping. In addition to teaching, parents should learn discipline techniques to help raise responsible and cooperative children without instilling fear and anger against parental power. Positive discipline techniques include: (1) making sure children really know the household rules; (2) respecting children as people; (3) offering appropriate incentives; (4) using empathic listening; (5) encouraging excellence, not perfection; (6) helping children consider the consequences of their actions; and (7) challenging children to think of alternatives to fighting. Parent involvement must become a high priority goal in improving children's lives and learning careers. (MM)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Plight of Young Children Conference (College Station, TX, April 1, 1993).