ERIC Number: ED409990
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997-Jun
Shaping the Future: Today's Parents = Faconner l'avenir: les parents d'aujourd'hui.
McCloskey, Donna, Ed.
Transition, v27 n2 Jun 1997
This issue of the Canadian quarterly "Transition," in French and English language versions, examines issues related to the role of parents in shaping the future of their children. It is suggested that a holistic view of the role of parents should include not only the daily art of parenting as practiced in the homes of individual mothers and fathers, but also the larger context of parenthood--the social attitudes and economic conditions that influence the lives of parents and children. Major articles in this issue are: (1) "Mother, Father, Child," examining the extent to which parenting is valued by North American society; (2) "Windows of Opportunity," discussing the importance of focusing on children's needs, especially in the first 3 years of life; (3) "Motherhood," reflecting on the author's realization that loving her children takes an enormous effort and that is as it should be; (4) "Being There: On What a Man Can Do for a Child," reflecting on the role of fathers and grandfathers; and (5) "Parenting Resources," listing programs, publications, videos and parenting information on the Internet. Other brief articles and columns discuss the role of a good breakfast, the Child and Family Canada website, reviews of videos and free publications. (AA)
Descriptors: Child Rearing, Childhood Needs, Children, Cultural Influences, Family Environment, Family Relationship, Family Structure, Foreign Countries, Futures (of Society), Parent Attitudes, Parent Child Relationship, Parent Materials, Parent Responsibility, Parents
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Publication Type: Collected Works - Serials; Multilingual/Bilingual Materials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Vanier Inst. of the Family, Ottawa (Ontario).
Identifiers - Location: Canada