ERIC Number: ED402041
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996-Jul
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The Single Parent Family: A Challenge for Parents. Successful Parenting. Facilitator's Guide. Part Seven.
Taylor, Barbara Lynn
Intended for parent educators, this facilitator's guide outlines a workshop for single parents to help them meet the challenges of raising children alone. The guide first presents frameworks for a 1- or 2-hour workshop and for an 8-session workshop. The remainder of the guide corresponds to a 28-minute companion video, presenting questions for discussion prior to and after viewing the video, and discussion points geared to specific parts of the video. Topics covered are: (1) ways single families happen; (2) problems found in each single-family situation; (3) suggestions for parents who are separated or divorced; (4) some serious problems for divorced or separated parents; (5) problems divorced people have that go beyond their role as parents; (6) ideas that should help noncustodial parents; (7) problems common to most single parents, regardless of their circumstances; (8) parenting practices all parents should keep in mind; (9) dating; (10) remarriage; (11) advantages of being a single parent; (12) what makes a single parent home hard for the children; (13) what kids miss by not living with the other parent too; (14) how single parent children sometimes feel; (15) research comparing children from single-parent families to those from two-parent families; and (16) advice from the single parents appearing in the video. A personal plan worksheet and workshop handouts are appended. (HTH)
Descriptors: Births to Single Women, Child Custody, Child Rearing, Childhood Attitudes, Childhood Needs, Children, Death, Divorce, Emotional Adjustment, One Parent Family, Parent Child Relationship, Parent Education, Parent Materials
Richards and Taylor Productions, P.O. Box 11851, Winston-Salem, NC 27116; phone: 800-544-2219; fax: 910-712-0030 (Video, $39.95).
Publication Type: Non-Print Media; Guides - Non-Classroom
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