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Swick, Kevin James – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2007
Foster parents face many challenges in caring for children in foster care. Perhaps the major challenge is to achieve a caring environment for children who have experienced trauma and much change. Thus, this article provides ideas and strategies for nurturing foster parents toward a caring relationship with their children.
Descriptors: Foster Care, Empowerment, Parent Role, Interpersonal Relationship
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Hanson, Michelle Fryer; Gilkerson, Deanna – Early Childhood Education Journal, 1996
Summarizes information on possible infertility treatments and discusses the needs they create and the issues they raise for children and parents. Offers ideas on what early childhood caregivers and educators can do to help families who are engaging in these treatments. (JW)
Descriptors: Caregiver Role, Childhood Needs, Classroom Environment, Parent Caregiver Relationship
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Prince, Debra Lindsey; Howard, Esther M. – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2002
Describes obstacles presented by poverty in the fulfillment of the basic needs of children. Individually addresses Maslow's five basic needs with regard to children reared in poverty: (1) physiological needs; (2) safety needs; (3) belonging and love needs; (4) self-esteem needs; and (5) self-actualization needs. (Author/SD)
Descriptors: Affection, Child Care, Child Development, Child Health