The P.A.R.E.N.T Approach: How to Teach Young Moms and Dads the Art and Skills of Parenting

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Addressing the challenges of helping school-age parents improve their parenting skills, this useful guide covers strategies and techniques that can be applied to various curricula and encompass all aspects of child rearing, including healthy pregnancy and delivery, proper nutrition and care, the importance of dual parental involvement, and that special postnatal time when the teen may be alone with her baby. Filled with learning activities and how to deploy them in the field, this resource will ...

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Overview

Addressing the challenges of helping school-age parents improve their parenting skills, this useful guide covers strategies and techniques that can be applied to various curricula and encompass all aspects of child rearing, including healthy pregnancy and delivery, proper nutrition and care, the importance of dual parental involvement, and that special postnatal time when the teen may be alone with her baby. Filled with learning activities and how to deploy them in the field, this resource will teach young parents life-long skills in literacy, discipline, and health.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781932538854
  • Publisher: Morning Glory Press
  • Publication date: 4/1/2008
  • Pages: 190
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.47 (d)

Meet the Author

Jeanne Warren Lindsay is the author of 18 books for and about pregnant and parenting teens, including Books, Babies and School-Age Parents, which was a finalist in the 1998 Small Press Book Awards, and Teen Dads, which was selected by the American Library Association as a Recommended Book for the Reluctant Young Adult Reader. She developed the Teen Parent Program at Tracy High School, in Cerritos, California, speaks frequently at conferences across the country, and is the editor of PPT Express, a quarterly newsletter for teachers and others working with pregnant and parenting teens. She lives in Buena Park, California.

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Table of Contents

Preface     9
Foreword     11
Introduction     14
Teaching to the present
Importance of group interaction
Benefits of home visits
Curriculum chapter organization
Guidelines for teaching teen parents
Prenatal Health - Where Parenting Begins     22
Personalizing the fetus
Adoption plan can be responsible parenting
Her pregnancy continues
Labor and delivery
Session plans, activities
Classroom teaching help
Independent study - for credit
Not-for-credit teaching - groups
Useful for home visits
Sample curriculum - ch. 2, Your Pregnancy and Newborn Journey Comprehensive Curriculum Notebook
Activities for Learning Reinforce Concepts     48
Postpartum HomeStay
For-credit course description
Parenting your newborn - suggested minimum requirements
Personalized workbook examples
Especially for California - and other independent study teachers
Not a school program?
Parenthood may bring loss
Parent/baby activities
Baby, toddler activities
"My Child" reports
Activities for parents of toddlers
Teaching in the classroom
Nutrition activities
Weekly group session activities
Discipline activities
Teaching through home visits
Sample curriculum - ch. 4, Your Baby's First Year Comprehensive Curriculum Guide
Reading for Life - Parent and Child     80
Making books
Developing a life-long reading habit
Teaching concepts through fiction
For-credit course
How much reading?
Improving writing skills
Reading with no school credit?
Teaching inthe classroom
Not-for-credit groups
Reading and home visits
Sample curriculum - ch. 4, Challenge of Toddlers Comprehensive Curriculum Notebook
Equality in Parenting for Dads and Moms     102
Young moms often the focus
A father's rights
Ten commandments for working with teen dads
School and community can help
Learning gentle techniques for disciplining (teaching) toddler
Finding the fathers
Rap sessions helpful
Special resources for teen dads
When baby is crawling
Classroom Teaching
Group activities
Teaching individuals
Sample curriculum - ch. 7, Teen Dads Comprehensive Curriculum Notebook
Nutrition - Good Eating for Two Generations     126
Starting with pregnancy
Fast food reality
Portions versus servings
Breast is best for baby
Breastfeeding at school
Teens and breastfeeding in Boulder, CO
Introducing solid food
Feeding picky toddlers
Shopping for food
Classroom teaching
Not-for-credit group activities
Home visit teaching
The obesity epidemic
Sample curriculum - ch. 4, Mommy, I'm Hungry! Comprehensive Curriculum Notebook
Teaching (Disciplining) with R.E.S.P.E.C.T.     158
Reality
Environment
Self-esteem
Patience
Energy
Creativity
Trust
Respect - the foundation of good discipline
Discipline is teaching
Start with students' realities
Disciplining infants
Environment takes planning
Self-esteem and discipline
Patience required
Energy for parent and child
Creative approach to discipline
Ten discipline strategies that work
Trust between parent and child
Classroom teaching plan
Not-for-credit group sessions
Home visit teaching
Sample curriculum - ch. 6, Discipline from Birth to Three Comprehensive Curriculum Notebook
Appendix     179
Annotated Bibliography     183
Index     189
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