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Webb, James T.; Gore, Janet L.; Amend, Edward R.; DeVries, Arlene R. – Great Potential Press, Inc., 2007
Raising a gifted child is both a joy and a challenge, yet parents of gifted children have few resources for reliable parenting information. The four authors, who have decades of professional experience with gifted children and their families, provide practical guidance in areas such as: Characteristics of gifted children; Peer relations; Sibling…
Descriptors: Siblings, Parent Materials, Academically Gifted, Underachievement
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McConkey, Roy; MacLeod, Sue; Cassidy, Arlene – Early Child Development and Care, 2011
A resource kit containing information booklets about ASD, selected toys and playthings, and communication aids was developed and evaluated with 29 volunteer mothers supported by service personnel who visited on an average of six occasions. A mix of qualitative and quantitative methodologies was used in the evaluation. Nearly all mothers found the…
Descriptors: Mothers, Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Clinical Diagnosis
Schleifer, Maxwell J. – Exceptional Parent, 1991
A case is discussed in which parents of a disabled child seek counseling for the strain placed on their relationship by child care demands. The importance of understanding each other's perspective on child care and home management is emphasized, along with sharing burdens and maintaining open communication through stressful years. (PB)
Descriptors: Child Rearing, Coping, Disabilities, Family Counseling
Murphy, Linda; Della Corte, Suzanne – Special Parent/Special Child, 1987
This issue examines the causes and effects of stress among parents of handicapped children and offers guidance for reducing and/or avoiding stress. The factors contributing to parental stress are identified, including unfounded guilt feelings, prolonged dependency of the handicapped child, extended care requirements, marital discord and family…
Descriptors: Attitude Change, Behavior Change, Disabilities, Emotional Adjustment
Cook, Judith A.; And Others – 1988
The manual provides information and suggestions to parents of youth with psychiatric disabilities, based on the program at Thresholds, a psychiatric rehabilitation center in Chicago, Illinois. The manual includes case examples, exercises, and space for parent responses. Chapters have the following titles and topics: "The Importance to You of Your…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Career Exploration, Career Guidance, Emotional Disturbances
Schleifer, Maxwell J., Ed. – Exceptional Parent, 1989
A case study is presented of a family in which the parents disagreed about the role their young daughters should play in caring for their baby son, who was born with severe physical disabilities. Through counseling, the parents learned to improve their communication, deal with stress, and accept outside help. (JDD)
Descriptors: Caregivers, Case Studies, Child Rearing, Family Life
Diffily, Deborah, Ed.; Morrison, Kathy, Ed. – 1996
Noting the value of communication between early childhood teachers and parents, this book contains 93 reproducible articles on a variety of topics for early childhood education teachers to use in newsletters or handouts for maintaining regular, informative communication with families. Additional references, suggestions for adapting the article,…
Descriptors: Bulletin Boards, Child Rearing, Class Activities, Discipline
Passmark, Linda C., Ed.; And Others – 1991
This guide provides parents with information intended to help them deal with different aspects of parenthood. The first section describes nine developmental stages and the growth of children from birth to late adolescence. For each of these stages, descriptions of children's characteristics, suggestions for parents, and recommended books are…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Child Health, Child Rearing, Children
Barrett, Thomas C. – 1990
Parenting and growing up are both becoming increasingly difficult. Today's teenagers are faced with pressures new to this era, such as AIDS and easy drug availability. Other consequences of our technical, fast-changing society are manifested in increasing competition, conformity, and divorce. Characteristics of a normal, well-adjusted adolescent…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Behavior Patterns, Competition, Conformity
Mannix, Darlene – 1995
This resource for life skills activities for adolescents with special needs covers aspects of interpersonal relationships, communication skills, academic and school skills, practical living skills, vocational skills, problem-solving skills, and lifestyle choices. Included are 190 illustrated activity sheets with related exercises, discussion…
Descriptors: Adjustment (to Environment), Adolescent Development, Career Development, Communication Skills
Pawel, Jody Johnston – 2000
Noting that building and maintaining healthy family relationships is analogous to building a house, this book guides parents through a self-paced parenting workshop to help build healthy relationships, prevent problems, and respond effectively to situations that occur. With the exception of Chapters 1 and 3, the chapters are designed to be…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Child Development, Child Rearing, Children
Lieberman, Richard; Poland, Scott – Communique, 2017
The suicide of a young person not only creates crisis response challenges for school personnel but also sparks a multitude of reactions and questions from parents who may be anxious about contagion and the increased risk of another suicide occurring. Providing leadership in the aftermath of a student death by suicide is an essential role of the…
Descriptors: Suicide, Adolescents, Symptoms (Individual Disorders), Depression (Psychology)
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Communication Disorders Quarterly, 2002
This article offers suggestions to help children with disabilities cope with terrorism. It stresses recognition of triggers and cues to anticipate rather than react to stress and offers tips for specific populations including autism; cognitive limitations; learning disabilities; visual, hearing or physical limitations; and severe emotional…
Descriptors: Coping, Disabilities, Elementary Secondary Education, Emotional Adjustment
Camerer, M. C.; Capps, Emerson – 1995
This guide is designed to teach foster parents, direct care providers, and house parents how to help children develop interpersonal relationship skills. The book focuses on developing the whole child through intellectual, psychological, and moral development. Specific techniques for creating a nurturing environment for children are discussed, as…
Descriptors: Child Development, Communication Skills, Conflict Resolution, Foster Family