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O'Brien, Shirley J. – Childhood Education, 1990
Provides advice to single parents on ways to help their preadolescent children get in touch with their feelings and prepare for positive life experiences. The advice is highlighted with a case study. (BB)
Descriptors: Case Studies, Coping, Divorce, Emotional Development
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O'Brien, Shirley J. – Childhood Education, 1990
Discusses major changes in society and family life that disrupt the relationship between grandparents and grandchildren. These changes include separation by distance, divorce, death, or grandparents' choice. Maintains grandchildren can benefit from close contact with grandparents in terms of shared experiences. (BB)
Descriptors: Change Agents, Death, Divorce, Family Characteristics
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O'Brien, Shirley J. – Childhood Education, 1990
Many families are in crisis and the effect on children is staggering. The three main stresses of children and families today are divorce and remarriage, violence, and lack of communication in families. Efforts must be made to avoid losing the greatest natural resource: families. (DG)
Descriptors: At Risk Persons, Child Abuse, Divorce, Family (Sociological Unit)