ERIC Number: ED408088
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996
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Your School-Age Child: From Kindergarten through Sixth Grade. A Practical Guide to Understanding and Caring for Your Child during a Very Special Stage of Social and Physical Development. The Parent and Child Series.
The goal of this book is to assist parents in understanding their children's behavior. Chapter one focuses on the transition to school and addresses preparation, first-day jitters, changing schools, when to begin elementary school, promotion, and retention. Chapter two addresses academic issues at school and focuses on dealing with learning disabilities, making the grade, reading problems, math problems, failing at school, cheating, and helping gifted students. Chapter three addresses the connection between school and home and focuses on parental involvement at school, homework, school avoidance, lessening anxiety, and perfectionism. Chapter four focuses on stress and anxiety and addresses coping with a family crisis and fears about being home alone. Chapter five focuses on communication and addresses divorce, privacy and handling anger. Chapter six discusses discipline and addresses rewards, bribes, effective praise, patience, spoiling, parental standards and behavior modification. Chapter seven addresses behavior problems and focuses on lying, stealing, delinquency, aggression, and bullies. Chapter eight focuses on sibling relationship and addresses fairness, rivalry, siblings with special needs, and separations. Chapter nine focuses on sports and games and addresses evaluating sports programs and coaching. The final chapter focuses on social development, addressing tattling, hero worship and peer pressure. A detailed index accompanies the book. (SD)
Descriptors: Anxiety, Behavior Change, Behavior Development, Behavior Problems, Child Behavior, Child Development, Child Rearing, Developmental Stages, Elementary Education, Elementary School Students, Parent Participation, Parent School Relationship, Parent Student Relationship, Physical Development, School Attitudes, School Phobia, School Readiness, Social Development, Student Adjustment, Student Attitudes
Avon Books, 1350 Avenue of the Americas, New York, NY 10019 (U.S., $11; Canada, $15).
Publication Type: Books; Guides - Non-Classroom
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