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O'Brien, Shirley J. – Childhood Education, 1992
Discusses how parents can discipline their children successfully. Distinguishes between punishment, permissiveness, and discipline. Provides parents with guidelines on positive steps in disciplining their children with practices that are appropriate to the child's age and developmental level, especially infants, toddlers, and preschool children.…
Descriptors: Age Differences, Child Rearing, Discipline, Family Environment
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O'Brien, Shirley J. – Childhood Education, 1991
Suggests that, if parents are to raise respectful children, they must respect children as they are, have realistic expectations for family life in the 1990s, and be honest with their children and themselves. (BC)
Descriptors: Child Rearing, Commercial Television, Family Life, Modeling (Psychology)
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O'Brien, Shirley J. – Childhood Education, 1989
Discusses ways in which call-in hotlines provide assistance to latchkey children. Describes ways in which parents can provide a feeling of safety for latchkey children and cure feelings of loneliness and boredom through structured activities.(RJC)
Descriptors: Child Rearing, Community Programs, Employed Parents, Latchkey Children
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O'Brien, Shirley J. – Childhood Education, 1989
Discusses child rearing practices which can be learned from the Cosby Show. Consistently interwoven in the dialog each week are family guidelines related to self-esteem building, independence, trust, values, and humor. (RJC)
Descriptors: Child Rearing, Commercial Television, Family Environment, Family Relationship