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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, 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)