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Kids Don't Come With Instruction Manuals: Basic Parenting Skills

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There's no recipe book to tell parents how they should teach their children the important lessons of life—responsibility, honesty, self-discipline and self-confidence. Many of today's parents feel overwhelmed by the task they face. They have often had little preparation for parenthood. Their own families may be too far away for regular daily support and advice. Kids Don't Come With Instruction Manuals: Basic Parenting Skills is designed to be a resource for parents who want to understand more about how children grow and develop and what parents can do to help them along their way. It includes information on how children develop the independence, self-discipline, self-confidence, and skills in communication and cooperation with others that will help them throughout their lives. It also includes suggested resources to provide additional advice and answers to parents' questions. In this era of accountability and testing, Amundson provides a special focus on how parents and schools can work together to help students achieve.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781578860494
  • Publisher: R&L Education
  • Publication date: 3/28/2004
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 48
  • Product dimensions: 6.40 (w) x 8.92 (h) x 0.15 (d)

Meet the Author

Kristen J. Amundson has written educational materials for parents, school administrators, school board members, and students for more than 20 years. A former teacher and school board member, she has written extensively about parent involvement in education, reading, school violence, and preparing students for the 21st century workplace.

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Table of Contents

Chapter 1 The First Year Chapter 2 Toddlers Chapter 3 The Preschool Years Chapter 4 The Elementary School Years Chapter 5 Early Adolescence Chapter 6 The High School Years

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