ERIC Number: ED374906
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1988
Drugs: A Preventive Approach in Early Childhood. Australian Early Childhood Resource Booklets No. 4.
Irwin, Rob; And Others
This booklet provides a guide for adults, parents, older siblings, and caregivers to help children develop constructive attitudes about present and future drug use. The first part of the guide focuses on role models in early childhood and implications of their behavior for children's future drug use, noting that parents, family, and the community need to recognize that children will copy their behavior. The second part focuses on competence and confidence, and how self-esteem, as a defense against habitual drug use, has a high influence on young children's attitude and skill development. The third part focuses on medicines as a child's first drug, offering suggestions to parents on using and storing medicines and on when to consult a doctor. (AP)
Descriptors: Child Caregivers, Child Health, Childhood Attitudes, Drug Abuse, Drug Education, Drug Use, Early Childhood Education, Family Influence, Foreign Countries, Parent Influence, Parent Responsibility, Prevention, Role Models, Self Esteem
Australian Early Childhood Association, Inc., P.O. Box 105, Watson, Australian Capital Territory 2602, Australia ($6.25 Australian).
Publication Type: Collected Works - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Australian Early Childhood Association, Inc., Watson.
Identifiers - Location: Australia