ERIC Number: ED440765
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999
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The Field Guide to Parenting: A Comprehensive Handbook of Great Ideas, Advice, Tips, and Solutions for Parenting Children Ages One to Five.
Butler, Shelley; Kratz, Deb
Noting that raising children requires patience, energy, and knowledge, and that the everyday experience of parenting is full of joys and concerns, this book offers guidance to help parents sort through the wealth of parenting information to make positive choices for their families. The introduction includes information on locating professional help in the community. Part 1 of the book presents a summary of child development information, arranged by year, for children 1 to 5 years old. Within each year, information is presented on: typical skills in the areas of feelings and relationships, hand and body movement, self-help skills, talking, and thinking; common concerns expressed by parents; and suggestions for when to obtain professional advice. Information on developmental milestones and speech sound acquisition is also displayed graphically. Activities are presented in 29 areas enabling parents to promote their children's development. Part 2 contains a compilation of ideas and advice in 59 alphabetically arranged areas of child rearing, including anger, bad habits, gender identity, child care, childproofing, crying, cooperation, dawdling, eating habits, fears, independence, interrupting, moving, responsibility, separation anxiety and attachment, sharing, spirituality, tattling, toilet learning, violence, and whining. Each area contains the following sections: (1) description of topic in relation to children 1 to 5 years old; (2) realistic expectations, providing information affecting parenting decisions; (3) approaches, including a variety of information, advice, and practical ideas; (4) when to get more help, offering guidelines to help parents decide when to obtain professional advice; and (5) more help and information, including print, video, Web site, and organizational resources. (KB)
Descriptors: Child Development, Child Rearing, Learning Activities, Parent Child Relationship, Parent Education, Parenting Skills, Parents, Parents as Teachers, Young Children
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Publication Type: Books; Guides - Non-Classroom
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