Parenting: Rewards & Responsibilities, Student Edition / Edition 8

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This thoroughly updated edition of Parenting: Rewards & Responsibilities is designed to help teens develop the skills and gain the knowledge that will help them become better parents, now or in the future. Students will learn why they need to take the responsibilities of parenting seriously, how good management and interpersonal skills are relevant to parenting, guidelines for the physical care, health, and safety of children, and how to nurture children's intellectual, emotional, social and moral development.

A new chapter titled Understanding Child Development gives greater depth of information on physical growth, and intellectual, emotional, and social development. The new feature The Developing Brain helps students understand the importance of nurturing and its impact on intellectual and emotional growth. Accurate, up-to-date information about prenatal development, prenatal care, and the birth process is addressed. Guidelines are given for physical care, health, and safety of children. Readers will learn ways to promote positive character, moral development, and social development in children.

Guidelines for parents include ways to help children deal with family changes and crises, strategies for balancing family life and work life, methods to use to find quality child care and education programs, and what parents can do to help children with special needs reach their full potential.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780078690570
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education
  • Publication date: 1/3/2006
  • Edition description: Student
  • Edition number: 8
  • Pages: 656
  • Product dimensions: 8.20 (w) x 10.40 (h) x 1.20 (d)

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Table of Contents

Unit 1: Understanding Parenting

Chapter 1: Parenting and Families

Chapter 2: Responsible Parenting

Chapter 3: Personal Readiness

Chapter 4: Understanding Child Development

Chapter 5: Effective Parenting Skills

Chapter 6: Teens and Parenting

Unit 2: Becoming a Parent

Chapter 7: Planning a Family

Chapter 8: Prenatal Development

Chapter 9: A Healthy Pregnancy

Chapter 10: Preparing for Baby’s Arrival

Chapter 11: The Birth Process

Chapter 12: Adapting to Parenthood

Unit 3: Caring for Children

Chapter 13: Understanding Infants

Chapter 14: Caring for Infants

Chapter 15: Meeting Children’s Physical Needs

Chapter 16: Health and Safety

Unit 4: Nurturing Children

Chapter 17: Helping Children Learn

Chapter 18: Meeting Children’s Emotional Needs

Chapter 19: Helping Children Relate to Others

Chapter 20: The Value of Play

Unit 5: Guiding Children

Chapter 21: Communicating with Children

Chapter 22: Building Children’s Character

Chapter 23: Promoting Positive Behavior

Chapter 24: Handling Behavior Problems

Unit 6: Parenting Concerns

Chapter 25: Children with Special Needs

Chapter 26: Managing Life as a Parent

Chapter 27: Facing Family Challenges

Chapter 28: Child Care & Education Options

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