ERIC Number: ED371875
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993
The Thinking Parent: Understanding and Guiding Your Child.
Noting that the principles of good child rearing that apply to very young children are the foundation of the principles that deal with older children, this book translates those early foundational principles and applies them to the kindergarten through grade six child. The material uses a common sense approach that acknowledges the uniqueness of each parent and child and encourages parents to think through their own special solutions to child-rearing quandaries. Rather than offering a system or "quick fix," the book is based on the assumptions that no one knows the child as well as the parent; the parent is an intelligent, searching person; and the parent is looking for a way to sort out the occasional chaos and frustration of parenting. Following an introduction, "The Perfect Parenting Myth," the 13 chapters are: (1) "A Look at Development"; (2) "An Introduction to Self Esteem"; (3) "Moral Development"; (4) "Developing Internal Control"; (5) "Common Courtesy"; (6) "Your Child and Work"; (7) "Family Rituals and Traditions"; (8) "The Art of Asking Questions"; (9) "Discipline and Punishment"; (10) "Taking Time"; (11) "Your Parenting Style"; (12) "Motivation to Learn"; and (13) "Beginning a New School Year." (TJQ)
Descriptors: Child Rearing, Discipline, Elementary Education, Family Communication, Family Life, Parent Attitudes, Parent Child Relationship, Parent Education, Parent Materials, Parent Role, Parenting Skills, Parenting Styles, Parents, Self Esteem
Twenty-Third Publications, 185 Willow Street, P.O. Box 180, Mystic, CT 06355 ($9.95).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Books
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A