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McCafferty, Kimberlee Rutan – Exceptional Parent, 2011
Sometimes one of the most difficult parts of handling a life-altering event is not even knowing what needs to be accomplished, never mind what issues should be tackled first. There is no single set plan for any family, no "one size fits all" list of tasks to accomplish first. In this article the author, a mother of two children on the autism…
Descriptors: Autism, Disability Identification, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Personal Narratives
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Hossain, Ziarat; Shipman, Virginia – Hispanic Journal of Behavioral Sciences, 2009
This study examined mothers' and fathers' reports of their time spent in their school-age children's care and academic work and the relationships between socioeconomic status and social support variables with fathers' time spent in children's care and academic work within two-parent Mexican immigrant families. Mother and father dyads from 79…
Descriptors: Mothers, Family Size, Sex Role, Immigrants
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Bauer, Karen L. – PTA Today, 1992
Examines the effect of birth order on child development, noting that spacing of children, gender, family size, and family configuration all play a role in determining what effect birth order will have. The article looks at various traits of firstborn, middle, lastborn, and only children. (SM)
Descriptors: Birth Order, Child Development, Children, Family Environment
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LaCaze, Donna; Kirylo, James D. – Childhood Education, 2012
When parents get together, the subject of appropriately addressing the behavior of their children often comes to the forefront of conversations. Parents share various challenges they face with their children, including issues associated with listening, eating vegetables, doing chores, and a host of other discipline-related situations. The plethora…
Descriptors: Age Differences, Gender Differences, Cultural Differences, Discipline
Davenport, Tracy; Eidelman, Steve – Exceptional Parent, 2007
Most individuals with a disability live at home and are cared for by their families. Some of these individuals will require family support for their entire lives. However, few family caregivers are afforded a complete picture ahead of time of what the actual costs of care will be, and, therefore, are unable to plan for the future as they would for…
Descriptors: Costs, Expenditures, Caregivers, Family Income
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Finn, Jane; Caldwell, Katherine; Raub, Tara – Journal of Educational Research & Policy Studies, 2006
This study used an open-ended structured interview to investigate seven parents' of students with disabilities perceptions of charter schools and why they chose this type of school to educate their child. Findings showed a general theme of parents believing that the traditional area public school did not meet their child's needs in terms of size,…
Descriptors: Educational Needs, Charter Schools, School Activities, School Size
Babineau, Kate – Cowen Institute, 2017
The Cowen Institute has a deep commitment to helping students in New Orleans access financial aid for college. They have previously monitored Federal Application for Student Aid (FAFSA) completion rates in New Orleans and Atlanta, provided resources to help FAFSA completion, and currently convene collaboratives of college counselors and youth…
Descriptors: Student Financial Aid, Best Practices, Guides, Nontraditional Students
Blank, Helen – 1984
This paper envisions child care problems in the year 2000 and explores their relationship to policies of today. The population entering parenting age in the year 2000 will bear the scars of the inadequate child care policies of the 1980's. New poor and black parents--many of them born to adolescent mothers in the early 1980's--will have been…
Descriptors: Children, Day Care, Demography, Early Childhood Education
Kumpfer, Karol L.; Tait, Connie M. – 2000
Originally designed as a drug abuse prevention program for drug-abusing parents and their children, the Strengthening Families Program (SFP) has developed into a family-change program. Presented in 14 2-hour-long, consecutive weekly sessions, SFP has two versions: for elementary school children and their parents and for parents and youth 10-14…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Behavior Change, Blacks, Coping
Pickhardt, Carl E. – Palgrave Macmillan, 2008
One-child households have doubled over the last two decades making it one of the fastest growing family units in America. The author aids families in understanding the common traits of many adult "onlies"--like shyness, perfection, and intolerance--so that they can better prepare for potential outcomes. He also celebrates the positive qualities of…
Descriptors: Intimacy, Children, Aspiration, Anxiety
New York City Board of Education, Brooklyn, NY. – 1983
This publication presents a statistical overview of each elementary, intermediate, junior high, senior high, and special education school in the New York City public school system for the 1981-1982 school year. Data are provided on physical facilities, pupil enrollment, ethnic composition, class size, student promotion, Title I status, free lunch…
Descriptors: Attendance, Class Size, Elementary Secondary Education, Enrollment
Saenz, Salvador – 2002
Intended for Spanish-speaking farmworkers with children, this publication in comic book format tells these parents how they can protect their children from pesticide risks. On returning home from work, one farmworker couple does not hug their young children. When their behavior is questioned by neighbors, the mother explains that the fields were…
Descriptors: Agricultural Laborers, At Risk Persons, Child Health, Children
Preece, Laurel, Ed. – Parent News, 1998
This document consists of the 12 issues of "Parent News" (an electronic Internet magazine for parents, prepared for the National Parent Information Network) published during 1996. Each monthly issue contains short feature articles summarizing research, announcing major events and conferences, and addressing issues of interest to parents. Topics of…
Descriptors: Child Rearing, Employed Parents, Internet, Newsletters
Howley, Craig B., Ed.; Eckman, John M., Ed. – 1997
This book aims to help parents, community members, and educators find resources, design school options, and take action together to improve small rural schools in ways that meet community and student needs. Chapter 1 discusses the virtues of smallness, outlines basic assumptions about the role and nature of good education, examines the…
Descriptors: Change Strategies, Community Involvement, Community Schools, Educational Change
Pieterse, Moira; And Others – 1989
This boxed set includes eight booklets of home activities for early intervention for young children with developmental delays. The first book provides an introduction to the program and its implementation, lists 23 resources, describes a videotape which supplements the booklets, and includes a glossary. Book 2 covers how to select goals for the…
Descriptors: Communication Skills, Developmental Disabilities, Early Intervention, Evaluation Methods
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