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Gesell, Arnold – Childhood Education, 2017
From the standpoint of mental health and perhaps even from the standpoint of human culture, the complete realization of the educational possibilities of the preschool child is of foundational significance. Normative and comparative studies performed at a psychological clinic at Yale examining norms of development in children from one month to five…
Descriptors: Nursery Schools, Preschool Children, Child Development, Personality
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Li, Shi – Childhood Education, 2017
The findings of a seven-year national investigation about filial piety in China released in November 2015 indicate that an adult daughter has a stronger affective bond with old parents than an adult son. One major construct to distinguish family roles of daughters and sons is participation with household chores. By employing some psychological and…
Descriptors: Housework, Asian Culture, Parent Child Relationship, Foreign Countries
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Sherman, Andrew – Childhood Education, 2017
Carl HonorĂ©, a noted author, broadcaster, and lecturer, visited GEMS World Academy Chicago, to discuss the "slow movement," which asks parents to reconsider how they spend time with their children. The concept of slow parenting encourages parents to "slow down" to enjoy the experience, thus enhancing the quality of the time…
Descriptors: Parent Child Relationship, Parent Role, Consciousness Raising, Social Development
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Kumar, Rashmi – Childhood Education, 2016
Policymakers and educators emphasize science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) instruction as key to individuals' and nations' future economic prosperity. It can be considered to be of particular value to students in developing countries and for disadvantaged students in developed countries. As families play a critical role in a…
Descriptors: Family Involvement, STEM Education, Children, Parent Role
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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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Han, Jisu; Neuharth-Pritchett, Stacey – Childhood Education, 2014
Research shows that home environments play a critical role in developing children's early literacy skills. Given the importance of developing early literacy skills to bolster children's chances for subsequent academic success, this article highlights the role of parent-child shared book reading. Summarizing research on different types of…
Descriptors: Interaction, Parent Child Relationship, Preschool Children, Oral Reading
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Szilagyi, Janka; Giambo, Debra; Szecsi, Tunde – Childhood Education, 2013
Is it an asset or a burden to be bilingual? Although bilingualism is appreciated by many people worldwide, immigrant families often struggle with the maintenance of their heritage language (HL) and culture. In the United States. For example, the HL in most families is completely lost within three generations (Fishman, 1991). The loss of a child's…
Descriptors: Bilingualism, Self Concept, Immigrants, Language Maintenance
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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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Riedinger, Kelly – Childhood Education, 2012
This article begins with two examples that demonstrate adult interactions with young learners during conversations in informal learning environments. Family visits to informal learning environments provide opportunities to learn together, interact, engage in conversations, and learn more about one another. This article explores family learning in…
Descriptors: Parents, Children, Program Content, Speech Communication
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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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Di Santo, Aurelia – Childhood Education, 2012
Literacy programs often target preschool children who are from minority groups, are from low socioeconomic backgrounds, and are second language learners, as they are deemed to be at risk for academic difficulties. The family literacy program described in this article is unique in that it focuses on families who have an additional risk…
Descriptors: Educational Opportunities, Risk, Family Literacy, Emergent Literacy
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Fahey, Jean Ciborowski; Forman, Judith – Childhood Education, 2012
Reach Out and Read is an evidence-based nonprofit organization that promotes early literacy and school readiness in pediatric exam rooms throughout the United States by giving new books to children and advice to parents about the importance of reading aloud. The program began in 1989 at what was then called Boston City Hospital, and is now known…
Descriptors: School Readiness, Intervention, Nonprofit Organizations, Alaska Natives
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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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Meidl, Christopher; Meidl, Tynisha – Childhood Education, 2009
In trying to make sense of how to navigate the duality of approaches to how children learn respect toward others--the "takes a village" community-oriented approach (that includes teachers) or the "I know my child best/go it alone" family autonomy approach--teachers need to understand that families are trying to navigate "parenting" their children…
Descriptors: Parent Role, Parent Child Relationship, Family Structure, Social Environment
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Howard, Rebecca – Childhood Education, 2008
Many parents are concerned with helping their children prepare for the transition to kindergarten. For some children, the anxiety of entering kindergarten is matched by the anxiety of leaving the surroundings in which they have been nurtured and cared for, especially if it is a situation that has been a consistent one for the child over a long…
Descriptors: Kindergarten, Caregivers, Anxiety, School Readiness
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