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Klein, Helen Altman – Childhood Education, 2002
Discusses parents' responsibility to provide their children with a moral compass that comprises respect for others, kindness and caring, honesty and honor, and reverence for life. Recognizes that children experience difficulty in achieving goodness and that good behavior sometimes encounters painful consequences. Suggests that parents model…
Descriptors: Altruism, Child Rearing, Children, Honesty
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Klein, Helen Altman – Childhood Education, 2002
Identifies techniques to help siblings develop mutual caring and lifelong bonds. Suggests parents consider the challenges of a new child, a child's perspective about a new sibling, timing of birth announcements and adjustment, the unique character of each child, children's age differences, and the gift of having siblings. (DLH)
Descriptors: Age Differences, Coping, Family Environment, Life Events
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Klein, Helen Altman – Childhood Education, 2001
Presents information for parents on children's language development prior to speaking the first word, focusing on infants' readiness to learn language. Describes ways parents can support the development of language as a social and intellectual skill, including talking early and often, using songs and poetry, describing experiences, using books,…
Descriptors: Child Development, Child Language, Child Rearing, Early Childhood Education
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Klein, Helen Altman – Childhood Education, 2001
Asserts that family dinners deserve attention as a positive contributor to children's well-being. Maintains that family dinners give stability to a potentially confusing day, present a place for children to express themselves, and provide children's first community. Includes ideas for helping families identify their own dinner patterns and…
Descriptors: Childhood Needs, Family Environment, Family Life, Family Relationship
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Klein, Helen Altman – Childhood Education, 2001
Offers guidelines for parents to help their young children manage conflicts and disagreements. Guidelines include calmly articulating needs, listening to others' needs and frustrations, seeking win-win solutions, seeking general rules, modeling good conflict resolution strategies, and reviewing and celebrating successful solutions. Asserts that…
Descriptors: Child Rearing, Conflict Resolution, Parent Child Relationship, Parents
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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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Klein, Helen Altman – Childhood Education, 1999
Describes how parents can instill habits of safety in very young children to help their future teenagers be safe and responsible drivers. Discusses the importance of developing safety habits while automobile and bicycle riding, instilling in toddlers a sense of responsibility through practice, being aware of the power of parental modeling, and…
Descriptors: Bicycling, Child Rearing, Child Responsibility, Child Safety
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Klein, Helen Altman – Childhood Education, 1999
Discusses the parental responsibility of giving guidance to young children to provide them with a safe world, set reasonable standards of civilized behavior, and provide a model of responsible action. Describes difficulties in establishing and maintaining firm guidance for children. Maintains that parents need to make demands reflecting children's…
Descriptors: Child Rearing, Parent Child Relationship, Parent Responsibility, Parent Role
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Klein, Helen Altman – Childhood Education, 1998
Considers the ways young children manifest individual differences and the benefits of acknowledging these differences for both parent and child. Offers suggestions to parents for accommodating and understanding their child's unique traits and behaviors. Stresses the importance of the parent's role in helping children accept and be comfortable with…
Descriptors: Individual Characteristics, Individual Development, Individual Differences, Parent Child Relationship
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Klein, Helen Altman – Childhood Education, 1999
Children learn the joy of history and their own place in the world through encounters with older relatives such as grandparents. From familial reminiscences children attain: early history lessons; respect for those who have come before; and links to family values and traditions. To facilitate appreciation of history, celebrate, document, and visit…
Descriptors: Family History, Family Relationship, Genealogy, Grandchildren