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Swick, Kevin J. – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2009
Homeless parents of young children confront several barriers to developing effective parenting skills and dispositions. Perhaps the major barrier is that of the negative stereotype that many people use to label them. They also often have not had positive parent role models and in many cases have had to deal with the issues of violence. Parent…
Descriptors: Role Models, Homeless People, Parent Education, Parent Role
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Swick, Kevin James – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2008
Violence is one of the most prevalent elements in the lives of homeless families with young children. This violence may come in various forms: domestic violence, street violence, violence in one's childhood, witnessing violence, and other avenues and modes. Violence disrupts the normal bonding between parent and child. It isolates and degrades…
Descriptors: Homeless People, Young Children, Violence, Parent Child Relationship