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Gordon, Mary – Childhood Education, 2020
Calls for innovation in education often focus on the need to prepare students for the future. Ensuring that we are supporting their empathy for others is an often overlooked, but critical, aspect of that preparation.
Descriptors: Empathy, Child Rearing, Child Abuse, Violence
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Bossard, James H. S. – Childhood Education, 2017
The basic assumption underlying this article is that the really significant changes in human history are those that occur, not in the mechanical gadgets which men use nor in the institutionalized arrangements by which they live, but in their attitudes and in the values which they accept. The revolutions of the past that have had the greatest…
Descriptors: Child Development, Social Attitudes, Values, Social Status
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Hanckel, Jane; Segal, Leonie – Childhood Education, 2016
All Indigenous communities have a time-tested child-rearing knowledge base that reflects and honors their cultural beliefs and historical experiences. Many of these communities emphasize group harmony and collaboration and respect for the natural environment--competencies that are increasingly important on our crowded and depleted planet.…
Descriptors: Holistic Approach, Early Childhood Education, Parent Child Relationship, Well Being
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Ejuu, Godfrey – Childhood Education, 2016
In many cultures, early child care and education has been considered the purview of women, who were thought to be more nurturing and better suited to the role. Hand-in-hand with this notion is the historical misconception that early child care and education is unimportant, and that the most valued members of society should focus on other, more…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Early Childhood Education, Males, Sex Role
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Catapano, Susan – Childhood Education, 2013
What is the motivation to fill each waking minute of the day with activities and events and to excel at everything? Are we trying to create the "superkid," defined as "a child pressured by parents and by society to do too much too soon?" Are parents overcompensating because they feel guilty about the time they spend working or away from home?…
Descriptors: Scheduling, Parenting Skills, Parenting Styles, Child Rearing
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Baker, Fiona S. – Childhood Education, 2013
Many parents seeking a sound education for their children are looking beyond the narrow boundaries of test scores into the realm of character education. This article explores how parenting approaches can help children live fulfilling lives in the present and also prepare them for future adult roles in personal, social, and professional spheres.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Parent Attitudes, Child Development, Values Education
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Kohler, Maxie; Aldridge, Jerry; Christensen, Lois M.; Kilgo, Jennifer – Childhood Education, 2012
A "tiger mom" is a term popularized with the publication of Amy Chua's "Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother" (2011). Chua points to the tiger as a "living symbol of strength and power, [which] generally inspires fear and respect" (n.p.); the term "tiger mother" or "tiger mom" quickly became part of the popular lexicon. Chua perceives the tiger mom's…
Descriptors: Child Care, Child Rearing, Parenting Styles, Mothers
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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
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Hashimoto, Yuko – Childhood Education, 2012
Community-based volunteer programs to support children's book reading have existed in Japan for the past 70 years or so. Recently, because of the national emphasis on providing child-rearing support for families with young children, more programs are being offered to encourage parent-child shared book reading starting when children are very young.…
Descriptors: Reading Programs, Foreign Countries, Local Government, Young Children
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Pulkkinen, Lea – Childhood Education, 2012
The organizers of the Decade for Childhood have formulated Ten Pillars of a Good Childhood as basic requirements for an optimal childhood. The pillars can be used to analyze the quality of childhood in homes and nations, and to guide policies and practices related to the experience of childhood. In this article, the author shall illustrate, pillar…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Child Rearing, International Education, Family Environment
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Winter, Suzanne M. – Childhood Education, 2009
Childhood obesity is epidemic in the United States and other industrialized countries across the globe. This trend is alarming, because childhood obesity is associated with the early onset of serious health problems, including Type II diabetes, cardiovascular disease, orthopedic problems, behavioral disorders, and asthma. Mounting evidence also…
Descriptors: Obesity, Prevention, Economically Disadvantaged, Parenting Styles
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Sutterby, John A. – Childhood Education, 2009
Since 1981, the amount of time children spend with each other or alone without adult supervision has declined, especially in the area of outdoor free play. Free time for children has declined 16% between 1981 and 1997. A number of researchers have examined societal changes over the last century, especially from the mid-1970s to today. According to…
Descriptors: Play, Parent Attitudes, Mortality Rate, Parent Role
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Giovacco-Johnson, Tricia – Childhood Education, 2007
For seven years, the author has been the parent of a wonderfully uniquely gifted little boy, who has taught her all about "exceptional" parenting. Her child, Adrian, is a "twice-exceptional" child who is both intellectually gifted and has special needs that negatively impact his development and learning. Initially, the contradictions of parenting…
Descriptors: Parents, Parenting Skills, Parent Child Relationship, Personal Narratives
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Thirumurthy, Vidya – Childhood Education, 2004
In this brief article, the author shares observations of parents and children from over 27 countries who participated in a university preschool program, and also provides examples that illustrate cultural variations in parenting behavior. It is shown that the patterns of parental attitudes and behaviors exhibited in the preschool differed greatly…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Values, Preschool Education, Cultural Differences
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Roberts, Catherine; Wolman, Clara; Harris-Looby, Judy – Childhood Education, 2004
Statistics indicate that many victims of fatalities from abuse are children of teenage parents. Profiles of typical abuse perpetrators match the characteristics of many students with emotional and behavioral disorders (EBD) and place them at higher risk of acting impulsively and using violent and abusive behaviors. Teaching students parenting…
Descriptors: Child Abuse, Behavior Disorders, Child Rearing, Parenting Skills
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