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Utay, Joe; Utay, Carol – Education, 2005
All school professionals working with children and adolescents deal with social skills issues. Even if not the primary issue or goal, teachers, counselors, school psychologists, other specialists such as nurses, speech and language therapists, etc., and some administrators make informal assessments of their students' ability to successfully…
Descriptors: Social Behavior, School Personnel, Staff Role, Needs
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Kitagawa, Pam; Ridley, Melanie – American Journal of Sexuality Education, 2005
Today, the media, policy makers, educators, and parents are all talking about abstinence. Unfortunately, these groups often do not define the term or assume a singular, limited definition. However, each group and possibly each individual have a different definition of the word. In this environment of confusion and miscommunication, it is essential…
Descriptors: Sexuality, Definitions, Semantics, Pregnancy
PACER Center, 2004
Being a parent is exhausting work, even when children do not have emotional problems. All parents need information, encouragement, training, and support to raise healthy children. No one is born with all the skills necessary to handle every problem, yet too often, when parents do ask for help for their children, they are turned down until the…
Descriptors: Emotional Problems, Behavior Disorders, Child Rearing, Child Behavior
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Hillman, Susan L.; Malotka, Cathy M. – Mathematics Teaching in the Middle School, 2004
This article describes a workshop for parents and middle school students that clarifies an appropriate role for using hand-held technology in learning mathematics. (Contains 3 figures.)
Descriptors: Middle School Students, Workshops, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education
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Roberts, Catherine; Wolman, Clara; Harris-Looby, Judy – Childhood Education, 2004
Statistics indicate that many victims of fatalities from abuse are children of teenage parents. Profiles of typical abuse perpetrators match the characteristics of many students with emotional and behavioral disorders (EBD) and place them at higher risk of acting impulsively and using violent and abusive behaviors. Teaching students parenting…
Descriptors: Child Abuse, Behavior Disorders, Child Rearing, Parenting Skills
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Sofronoff, Kate; Leslie, Anthony; Brown, Wendy – Autism: The International Journal of Research and Practice, 2004
This controlled trial of a parent management intervention aimed to increase parental competence in management of problem behaviours associated with Asperger syndrome. The intervention compared two formats, a 1 day workshop and six individual sessions. Measures were taken on three occasions: pre-intervention, at 4 weeks, and at 3 month follow-up.…
Descriptors: Parents, Early Intervention, Interaction, Asperger Syndrome
Iowa Department of Education, 2004
This workshop was adapted from Enhanced Learning. The Center for Innovation in Special Education, out of Missouri, designed this curriculum to enhance pre-service and inservice training related to early intervention and early care and education by helping to ensure that students and trainees better understand the perspectives of families who have…
Descriptors: Workshops, Disabilities, Parent Education, Community Organizations
North Carolina Department of Public Instruction, 2004
Test scores are among the many ways to find out how well a child is doing in school. Test scores allow parents to compare their child's performance with that of other students in the same grade at the school and with other students across North Carolina. However, test scores should always be considered along with all other available information…
Descriptors: Scores, Academic Achievement, Mathematics Achievement, Reading Achievement
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Mann, Mary Beth; Pearl, Peggy T.; Behle, Pamela D. – Adolescence San Diego, 2004
This study evaluated 42 pregnant and parenting adolescents (aged 13 to 20 years) and adults (who began parenting as adolescents) enrolled in parenting classes. The Parent as a Teacher Inventory and the Adult-Adolescent Parenting Inventory were used to measure change in knowledge and attitudes following participation in the classes. The findings…
Descriptors: Parents as Teachers, Child Rearing, Adolescents, Parent Education
Manuel, John – FPG Child Development Institute, University of North Carolina, 2004
Eleven years ago, FPG Child Development Institute (FPG) launched a longitudinal study of a little known form of mental retardation known as fragile X syndrome (FXS). The Carolina Fragile X Project has since grown into a multidisciplinary team studying diverse aspects of the condition, ranging from early identification to school performance. The…
Descriptors: Behavior Problems, Research and Development Centers, Mental Retardation, Child Development
Lee, Courtland C. – 2003
This series of five interrelated modules is an update and revision of "Saving the Native Son: Empowerment Strategies for Young Black Males (1996)." It offers specific strategies for empowering young African American males to help them achieve optimal educational and social success. Empowerment is a developmental process by which people who are…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Adolescent Development, Black Education, Black Students
Algozzine, Bob, Ed.; Ysseldyke, Jim, Ed. – 2003
This manual presents 99 one-sheet informational brochures designed to improve parenting skills for children with and without disabilities. Each brochure is in a format suitable for duplicating, folding, and distributing. Each brochure offers references to related brochures in the collection. Brochures are grouped under the following broad areas:…
Descriptors: Academic Education, Child Rearing, Disabilities, Discipline
Samalin, Nancy – 2003
Noting that raising well-behaved, considerate children requires learning how to balance firm discipline with equal doses of love and humor, this book provides parents with effective and realistic solutions to countless parenting challenges. The strategies are organized into the following categories: (1) "Avoid Power Struggles"; (2) "Minimize Daily…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Behavior Change, Behavior Problems, Change Strategies
Christophersen, Edward R.; Mortweet, Susan L. – 2003
Noting that from babyhood through the school years, children learn by observing and interacting with their parents, this book draws on nearly 40 years of combined professional experience to offer practical advice, explain proven strategies, and identify the fundamental skills parents need to encourage positive behavior without the need for…
Descriptors: Behavior Change, Child Rearing, Coping, Discipline
Dodge, Diane Trister; Phinney, Joanna – 2003
This booklet, in Spanish- and Japanese-language versions, offers parents guidance on how to partner with teachers to help their children acquire the skills, attitudes, and habits to do well in school and throughout life. The booklet begins with a description of how preschool children learn, and continues with a discussion of the goals of the…
Descriptors: Child Development, Classroom Environment, Japanese, Learning Processes
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