ERIC Number: ED425799
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1997
Reference Count: N/A
Everybody's Kids: A Research Report for Television on Parenting in Today's Culture.
Duquaine, Jill M.
This printed guide is designed to accompany a 60-minute television program (available on videotape) on positive parenting, including: the use of time, discipline, respect and responsibility, and community parenting, with interviews with Mary Pipher of "In the Shelter of Each Other" and Dr. Bruce Perry (Baylor University), who conducted the birth-to-three research. The program is intended to increase community awareness of the impact of positive parenting. Following a description of program goals, the guide provides a rationale for a positive approach to parenting, noting that social changes and their accompanying problems have made the task of parenting increasingly difficult. The guide then presents discussion questions for use prior to and after viewing the video, and activities for use in parenting classrooms and beyond the classroom. Next, the guide presents salient articles on the subjects of four episodes of a Wisconsin Public Television program, titled "Parent Connection," on which the video is based: (1) "So Many Needs, So Little Time...," on time constraints that affect parenting; (2) "Discipline: Expectations, Consequences and Rewards," on discipline as teaching rather than punishment and the role of expectations and consequences; (3) "Respect and Responsibility," exploring the role of character education; and (4) "Community Parenting," on the role of broader networks and social support systems in helping parents raise ethical and responsible children. Each of these four sections includes discussion questions and a list of additional resources. An article on the changing face of fatherhood is included, as well as a list of resources. The guide concludes with a list of additional resources related to positive parenting and families, and an appendix containing parenting hand-out materials. The 60-minute videotape encourages parents to become more involved in their children's lives and explores how current family life is different from life in the 1950s in areas of time, income and costs of living, demography, and employment of women. In addition, the video examines the implications of infant brain research on how parents address children's needs, and the effects of divorce on meeting those needs. The program's broad conclusion is that whatever the family's characteristics, the quality of support the child receives is the most important factor in raising a healthy and well-adjusted child. (HTH)
Descriptors: Child Rearing, Childhood Needs, Discipline, Family Environment, Mass Media Effects, Parent Child Relationship, Parent Education, Parent Participation, Parent Responsibility, Parent Role, Parenting Skills, Social Change, Social Problems, Videotape Recordings
NEWIST/CESA 7, IS 1040, University of Wisconsin-Green Bay, 2420 Nicolet Drive, Green Bay, WI 54311; phone: 800-633-7445, 414-465-2599; fax: 414-465-2576; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org; Web site: http://www.uwgb.edu/~newist (Guide and 60-minute television program, $195 plus $5 shipping and handling; rental, $50).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Non-Print Media
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Wisconsin Univ., Green Bay. N. E. Wisconsin In-School Telecommunications (NEWIST).
Note: The videotape that this printed guide is designed to accompany is not available from ERIC.