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Ransom, Marilee – Childhood Education, 2012
Many parents--whether employed outside the home or not--either want or need preschool for their young children. Research indicates that quality early educational experiences bestow numerous benefits on children, including developing a love of school, healthy socialization, meaningful learning, and preparation for kindergarten. Equipped with this…
Descriptors: Educational Quality, Educational Experience, School Choice, Preschool Education
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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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Norwood, Glenda R. – Childhood Education, 1985
Discusses the increasing problem of drug abuse among young people in terms of social causes, including the disappearance of childhood, the changing family unit, changing value systems of the peer culture, prevailing social norms, and parental attitudes. Examples are given of mass media messages that promote drug use. (CB)
Descriptors: Adolescents, Drug Abuse, Family (Sociological Unit), Mass Media
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O'Brien, Shirley – Childhood Education, 1985
Describes the activities of three 11- to 13-year-old cousins and one two-year-old during a family vacation. Discusses the youngsters' swings from adult-like behavior to childish rambunctiousness in terms of adult expectations and attitudes. (CB)
Descriptors: Adolescent Development, Adolescents, Parent Attitudes, Preadolescents
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Simmons, Barbara; Whitfield, Eddie – Childhood Education, 1979
Descriptors: Elementary Education, Elementary School Students, Interaction Process Analysis, Males
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Law, Norma R. – Childhood Education, 1979
Discusses definitions of early childhood education from the viewpoint of children, parents, teachers, and society, and identifies some current issues in early childhood education. (MP)
Descriptors: Childhood Attitudes, Cultural Pluralism, Early Childhood Education, Parent Attitudes
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Lahman, Maria K. E. – Childhood Education, 2001
Recounts experience of being an overweight preschool teacher. Discusses children's, colleagues', and parents' reactions to overweight people and to society's concept of obesity. Recommends humor to deal with weight issues in the classroom and tells of meaningful encounters with children about obesity. Describes other adults' embarrassment when…
Descriptors: Attitudes, Classroom Techniques, Humor, Obesity
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Mohr, Kathleen A. J. – Childhood Education, 1997
Recounts the story of a fifth grader who decides he wants to be returned to the fourth grade. Describes parental reaction and actions of parents and school administration to determine best placement. Describes the child's satisfaction, personal adjustment, and academic success three years after decision to repeat part of fourth grade. (KB)
Descriptors: Elementary Education, Elementary School Students, Grade Repetition, Parent Attitudes
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Klein, Helen Altman – Childhood Education, 2000
Examines developmental changes in children's self-esteem. Presents suggestions for parents to help their children develop an accurate self-perception, including encouraging children to value a wide range of competencies, accepting and acknowledging children's weaknesses and limitations, encouraging their attempts to change, supporting children…
Descriptors: Child Rearing, Childhood Attitudes, Children, Competence
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O'Brien, Shirley J. – Childhood Education, 1990
Suggests that parents help children by reading to them daily, helping them follow directions, modeling tasks, "maximizing events," and modeling behaviors. Parents need to ensure that older children know how to study, have a proper study environment, are organized, are the objects of interest, and have proper behavior modeled for them. (DG)
Descriptors: Elementary Education, Parent Attitudes, Parent Participation, Parent Role
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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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Weiser, Margaret G. – Childhood Education, 1986
Reports on some of the major issues addressed during the l8th World Congress of OMEP (Organisation Mondiale de l'Education Prescolaire). Topics discussed included maternal and infant malnutrition; social dynamics in developing (and developed) countries; the messages of high technology for children and the quality of life. (BB)
Descriptors: Child Welfare, Early Childhood Education, Nutrition, Parent Attitudes
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O'Brien, Shireley – Childhood Education, 1985
Discusses appropriate preventive methods for parents, dealing with sexual abuse in a matter-of-fact manner. Encourages parental reinforcement of child's understanding of his school's good touch/bad touch program through open communication, safety rules, and other measures. Recommends responses to actual child sexual abuse victims. (DST)
Descriptors: Communication (Thought Transfer), Daily Living Skills, Elementary Education, Elementary School Students
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Meyers, Jacqueline B. – Childhood Education, 1985
Considers the nature and needs of the emerging adolescent. Identifies important concerns not discussed in this journal issue: child abuse, divorce and visitation rights, nuclear war, work in and out of the home, and stress. Briefly describes the seven articles contained in the issue. (CB)
Descriptors: Adolescent Development, Adolescents, Child Abuse, Divorce
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Brewer, Jo Ann; Kieff, Judith – Childhood Education, 1997
Suggests that parents who are aware of the differences between home play and school play more fully understand and value the role of play in the early childhood curriculum. Discusses benefits of school play along several dimensions, including interaction with peers and adults, group size, materials, planning, and guidance. Suggests ways for…
Descriptors: Dramatic Play, Educational Benefits, Interpersonal Competence, Parent Attitudes
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