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ERIC Number: ED455017
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2001
Pages: 304
Abstractor: N/A
ISBN: ISBN-0-7434-1123-4
Dr. Spock's the School Years: The Emotional and Social Development of Children.
Spock, Benjamin
Compiling essays authored by Benjamin Spock and published in popular magazines, this book explores current trends that have an impact on raising children. The chapters are: (1) "Teaching Values to Children," discussing important values to share, and the value of duties and responsibilities at an early age; (2) "Families," examining the changing family and including discussion of early or late childbearing, the second child, and preparing children for a good marriage; (3) "Contemporary Culture," exploring many parents' concerns such as challenges of working parents, risk of over-scheduling children, television influences, and adolescent sexuality; (4) "Discipline: Teaching Children Expectations for Behavior," invoking hesitancy in parenting as the major barrier to effective discipline and making suggestions for improving consistency; (5) "The Social Development of Children," discussing play, sibling rivalry, helping children who are not popular, peer pressure, and social comparison; and (6) "Education," highlighting the value of a warm, mutually respectful relationship between teacher and student and concluding with recommendations for improving public education to better meet the needs of children. (KB)
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Publication Type: Books; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Parents
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A
Note: Edited by Martin T. Stein.