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Webster, Loraine – Childhood Education, 1988
A study on the improvement of language ability among preschool children in Vermillion, South Dakota, showed a lack of family support and other family problems, such as child abuse and neglect, in the homes of the experimental group children. Educators must redouble efforts to educate parents and the society in general about children's needs. (BB)
Descriptors: Child Language, Childhood Needs, Family Environment, Family Influence
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Miller, Helen L. – Childhood Education, 1987
A kindergarten teacher relates her experiences of helping kindergarten children cope with their feelings and actions concerning death in their families. (BB)
Descriptors: Coping, Death, Early Childhood Education, Helping Relationship
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Carlile, Candy – Childhood Education, 1991
Discusses the effects of divorce on children and suggests ways in which elementary school teachers can help ease the pain of children of divorce in their classroom. (BB)
Descriptors: Behavior Change, Bibliotherapy, Divorce, Elementary Education
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Wallinga, Charlotte; And Others – Childhood Education, 1991
Reviews research on children's and adolescents' knowledge, feelings, and fears about nuclear war. Offers suggestions for teachers who wish to address children's and adolescents' concerns about nuclear war. (Author/BB)
Descriptors: Adolescents, Coping, Elementary Secondary Education, Fear
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Diamond, Karen E. – Childhood Education, 1994
As children with disabilities participate more fully in community education and recreation programs, educators face special challenges in helping families deal with the special needs of disabled children. Support for parents who have a child with a disability must be based on the parents' perceived needs. (MDM)
Descriptors: Children, Disabilities, Early Childhood Education, Elementary Education
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O'Brien, Shirley J. – Childhood Education, 1991
Maintains that adults can improve the quality of their lives by working to help meet children's needs. This can be done by advocating and legislating for children, and by donating time, energy, and financial resources to children. (BB)
Descriptors: Adult Child Relationship, Adults, Child Advocacy, Childhood Needs
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McAndrew, Judith A. – Childhood Education, 1985
Discusses the influences of parental alcoholism on children's daily lives, generally, and learning problems, absenteeism, and adjustment problems, specifically. Suggests that schools are one of the most promising settings for identifying and intervening with children of alcoholics as a target group. (DST)
Descriptors: Adjustment (to Environment), Alcoholism, Behavior Patterns, Children
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Strickland, Eric V.; Campbell, Kenneth C. – Childhood Education, 1982
Intended for teachers, principals, and other school workers, this article suggests steps to help end emotional abuse of children and the resultant damage to their self-concepts. (MP)
Descriptors: Elementary Education, Elementary School Students, Emotional Problems, Guidelines
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Jenkins, Gladys Gardner – Childhood Education, 1979
This article addressed to parents indetifies various causes of stress in young children, and delineates methods which can be used to help children cope with stress. (CM)
Descriptors: Adjustment (to Environment), Children, Coping, Guidelines