ERIC Number: ED425026
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998-Dec
Reference Count: N/A
The Best of "Parent News": A Sourcebook on Parenting from the National Parent Information Network.
Robertson, Anne S., Comp.
The National Parent Information Network (NPIN) was created in 1993 to collect and disseminate information about high-quality resources for parents. One of the services provided by NPIN is "Parent News," an Internet magazine that focuses on topics of interest to parents and to professionals who work with parents. Compiled in response to requests for a publication that would introduce those without Internet access to the activities and information available through NPIN, this "Best of" sourcebook provides and "offline" collection of education, parenting, child development, and family life information. Following descriptions of NPIN and of the Educational Resources Information Center (ERIC) and the ERIC Clearinghouse on Elementary and Early Childhood Education, the sourcebook is divided into four sections paralleling the sections in the Internet version. Articles in the "Feature Articles" section cover topics including work and family; brain development in young children, early education for special needs children, technology and the family, talking to children about sexuality and AIDS. Articles in the "Community Spotlights" section explore topics including the strength of family literacy, home visiting, and grandparent programs. Articles in the "Of Interest" section discuss topics such as building resilience in children, adolescence and gender issues, living in a stepfamily, and attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder. Following a brief description of the authors of the Parent News articles, the sourcebook concludes with full-text copies of ERIC digests produced by clearinghouses in the ERIC (Educational Resource Information Center) system. These digests explore topics such as spanking; kindergarten entrance age; bullying in schools; the risks of rewards; homeschooling gifted students; and standardized testing in the schools. (HTH)
Descriptors: Adolescents, Child Development, Child Rearing, Children, Early Childhood Education, Elementary Secondary Education, Internet, Newsletters, Parent Education, Parent Student Relationship, Parenting Skills, Parents, Partnerships in Education
ERIC Clearinghouse on Elementary and Early Childhood Education, Children's Research Center, 51 Gerty Drive, Champaign, IL 61820; Tel: 800-583-4135 (Toll-Free); Tel: 217-333-1386; Fax: 217-333-3767, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org (Catalog No. 221, $10 plus $1.50 shipping and handling. Make check payable to 'University of Illinois').
Publication Type: Collected Works - Serials; ERIC Publications
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: National Parent Information Network, Champaign, IL.; ERIC Clearinghouse on Elementary and Early Childhood Education, Champaign, IL.