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Bailey, Adrienne Y. – PTA Today, 1984
Parents have an important role in their child's educational development. Learning and attitudes towards school begin at home. Suggestions on how parents can be active partners in their child's education are discussed. (DF)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Cooperative Planning, Educational Quality, Elementary Secondary Education
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Pantiel, Mindy; Petersen, Becky – PTA Today, 1984
The home computer must be outfitted with high quality software to be a valuable educational tool. Suggestions on where to look for software and standards to use in evaluating materials are offered. (DF)
Descriptors: Computer Software, Courseware, Elementary Secondary Education, Evaluation Criteria
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Criscuolo, Nicholas P. – PTA Today, 1984
A list of questions has been compiled to help teachers work with parents on common reading problems of students. (DF)
Descriptors: Elementary Education, Parent Participation, Parent School Relationship, Parent Teacher Cooperation
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Lickona, Thomas – PTA Today, 1984
Children learn to be caring individuals when they are raised in a considerate and sensitive environment. Suggestions for helping children be more aware of the needs of others are discussed. (DF)
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Family Life, Moral Development, Parent Child Relationship
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Lerman, Saf – PTA Today, 1985
Parents can help their children feel secure and have a good self-image by communicating these feelings through words and actions. Suggestions for showing respect, building self-esteem, fostering security and success, and talking to children in a positive way are dicussed. (DF)
Descriptors: Communication Skills, Discipline Policy, Individual Needs, Parent Child Relationship
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PTA Today, 1985
Children need to be educated about drugs at an early age. Parents can help by teaching their children to feel good about themselves and to develop and communicate a clear position about drugs. (DF)
Descriptors: Children, Drug Abuse, Drug Use, Elementary Education
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Delaine, John K. – PTA Today, 1985
In a family meeting all members participate equally and try to solve problems that affect each member individually and as a whole. Ground rules for starting a weekly meeting are offered. (DF)
Descriptors: Family Involvement, Family Life, Group Dynamics, Meetings
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Behan, Richard A. – PTA Today, 1985
An effective discipline technique that helps children develop a good self-concept is to reinforce positive behavior. Suggestions for structuring an emotionally healthy environment where there is open communication between adult and child are discussed. (DF)
Descriptors: Behavior Modification, Discipline Policy, Elementary Secondary Education, Parent Child Relationship
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Adams, Caren; Fay, Jennifer – PTA Today, 1985
When explaining sexual assault to children, parents need to give enough specific information for the child to recognize behavior that may lead to an assault or may be an assault. Advice for parents on discussing sexual assault is offered. (DF)
Descriptors: Child Abuse, Children, Elementary Secondary Education, Parent Child Relationship
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Lehman, Paul R. – PTA Today, 1985
Technological advancements and the "back to basics" movement have resulted in less emphasis on teaching about the fine arts. Arguments against this trend and suggestions for improving arts programs are offered. (DF)
Descriptors: Art Education, Educational Needs, Educational Objectives, Elementary Secondary Education
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Jalongo, Mary Renck – PTA Today, 1985
Although some friction among siblings is inevitable, there are some general guidelines for avoiding unnecessary conflict: (1) downplay competition between siblings; (2) avoid comparisons; (3) recognize that relationships change; (4) treat siblings fairly; and (5) recognize close sibling bonds. (CB)
Descriptors: Family Relationship, Kinship, Parent Child Relationship, Siblings
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Ireland, Patricia Daly; Pizzo, Peggy Daly – PTA Today, 1985
Parents of twins need to recognize that the formation of best friendships is not just a social act of adolescents. It is an important part of their developmental push towards independence and is also likely to be of heightened intensity which will magnify with twins. (CB)
Descriptors: Adolescents, Family Relationship, Friendship, Peer Relationship
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Glimps, Blanche E. – PTA Today, 1985
Growing up in a family with a handicapped child offers non-handicapped siblings unusual opportunies for growth. Having handicapped children in the family can make siblings strong, self-sufficient, helpful, and understanding, or weak, emotional, and dependent. Research on this topic is reviewed, and ways in which parents, schools, and…
Descriptors: Exceptional Persons, Parent Child Relationship, School Role, Siblings
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PTA Today, 1985
Parents have the major responsibility for teaching their children values, communication skills, and social skills, and for providing an environment conducive to their children's emotional growth. This article presents techniques, abstracted from "You and Your Child" (Bill Wagonseller and Richard L. McDowell), which are designed to be used for…
Descriptors: Child Rearing, Listening Skills, Parent Child Relationship, Parenting Skills
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Herzog, Susan E. – PTA Today, 1994
The most important things parents can do to help children succeed in school are listening and talking with them, showing pride in academic achievement, encouraging them with homework, helping them perceive themselves as capable problem solvers, and instilling a strong work ethic. An insert presents tips for building self-esteem. (SM)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Elementary Education, Elementary School Students, Family School Relationship
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