Parents and Their Children

Parents and Their Children

by Verdene Ryder, Celia Anita Decker
     
 

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Parents and Their Children helps students learn the demands of parenting as well as its rewards. The text explores various family forms and functions, the cycle of family development, and how the parenting role changes through the lifespan as children grow. Conception, pregnancy, and prenatal development and care are discussed with an emphasis on abstinence

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Parents and Their Children helps students learn the demands of parenting as well as its rewards. The text explores various family forms and functions, the cycle of family development, and how the parenting role changes through the lifespan as children grow. Conception, pregnancy, and prenatal development and care are discussed with an emphasis on abstinence to avoid unplanned pregnancies. Features throughout the text engage students in real-life parenting situations. College and career readiness activities are included.

  • Child development theories are linked to practical parenting applications.
  • Careers related to parenting, children, and families are highlighted.
  • A correlation to the National Standards for Family and Consumer Sciences Education Area of Study 15.0 Parenting is available in the Teacher’s Edition.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781619606401
Publisher:
Goodheart-Willcox Publisher
Publication date:
12/11/2013
Edition description:
Eighth Edition, Text
Pages:
624
Product dimensions:
8.80(w) x 11.00(h) x 1.00(d)
Age Range:
14 - 17 Years

Meet the Author

Verdene Ryder is a nationally recognized author and family life specialist. In addition to authoring Parents and Their Children, she is also the author of the popular family living texts Contemporary Living and Human Sexuality: Responsible Life Choices. Mrs. Ryder has extensive teaching experience at both the high school and university levels.

Dr. Celia A. Decker, Ed.D., taught courses in early childhood education, child development, and family relations at Northwestern State University of Louisiana, Texas A&M at Commerce, and the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville. She is also the author of Child Development: Early Stages Through Age 12. Dr. Decker and her husband, Dr. John R. Decker, coauthored Planning and Administering Early Childhood Programs.

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