ERIC Number: ED395115
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1995
Reference Count: N/A
Parenting Skills through Children's Literature.
Aaronson, Judith; And Others
This report describes a project that developed and implemented a curriculum to teach young parents parenting skills through themes presented in children's literature. Parenting/child development issues were researched, comparable children's literature was located, and short brochures were written to accompany each lesson. The program was delivered as a one-credit course in 16 1-hour lessons. Each lesson consisted of discussion, group exercises, reading a children's book, and a writing activity for homework. Results of a pretest/posttest administered to participants showed that attitudes about child rearing became more positive, a slight change in behavior was found, and participants reported they were more knowledgeable about parenting/child development issues and used less physical punishment than before. The 13-page report is accompanied by the curriculum guide, pretest/posttest, and parenting brochures. The curriculum guide consists of 16 lessons, each of which consists of goals, objectives, methods and procedures, and homework. Topics include the following: choosing child care; families; feelings and self-esteem; attachment; time management; communication; partner relationships; preventing violence; toilet training; families reading together; safety; talking to children about death, divorce, and loss; bedtime issues and fears; and positive discipline. A supplemental children's book list is appended to the guide. (YLB)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Sponsor: Pennsylvania State Dept. of Education, Harrisburg. Bureau of Adult Basic and Literacy Education.
Authoring Institution: Goodwill Industries of Pittsburgh, PA.