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Parenting & Child Care: Developing Your Childs Self-Esteem Dr. Henrietta Hestick

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Parenting & Child Care: Developing Your Childs Self-Esteem
Dr. Henrietta Hestick

Preface

CHAPTER 1: PARENTING

What is Parenting – Roles and Goals of Parenting – Parenting Strategies – Child-Rearing Practices – Problems of Mothers in Stepfamilies – Problems of Fathers in Stepfamilies – Stepfamilies: Frequently Encountered Problems – Building a Strong Positive Stepfamily – Characteristics of Stepparents – Adjustment of Children in Stepfamilies Strategies for Building a Strong Positive Stepfamily..- Successful Parenting -Single Parenting – Reasons for Single Parenting . Effects of Single Parenting – Child Care .- Adjustment – Let Us Talk About Parenting Single Parenting Involves Hard Times – A Moment Of Due Reflection . – Non Traditional Parenting . – Stepparenting – Parenting Again: Grandparents as Parents

CHAPTER TWO: CHILDHOOD

Infancy, Toddlerhood – And Early Childhood Development – Infancy & Toddlerhood – 0-2 Years Old – The Pre-School Years – The Three Year Old – 3-5 Year Old – The Five Year Old – Understanding The Child™s Behavior – Foster Parenting – What is Foster Parenting – Who Are Foster Parents – Who Needs Foster Parents? – Children Challenges – Parent Challenges

Sources of Anger – Successful Foster Parenting – The Difficult Child – What Parents Can Do

Set Effective Limits – Use Positive Interactions – Parent-Child Communications – Feedback – Effective Listening – Guides To Effective Listening – Avoid Negative Statements – Enhancing The Communication Process

CHAPTER THREE: ADOLESCENCE

Adolescence – Understanding Adolescent Behavior – Adolescent Characteristics – Search For Identity -Autonomy – Developmental Needs of Early Adolescents – Parenting And Adolescents – Recommendations For Parents – Telling Lies – What Parents Can Do – Adolescent Suicide – Signs and Symptoms

CHAPTER FOUR: PARENTING – DISCIPLINE AND CONFLICTS

The ABCs of Discipline – Why Children Need Discipline – Sparing the Rod – Discipline, Rewards and Punishment – Overview – Using Rewards – Using Punishment – Key Factors For Effective Punishment – Alternatives To Punishment – Summary

CHAPTER FIVE: FAMILY AND THE SCHOOL

Building, Strengthening and Preserving the Family – Strengths of Families – Traditional Family Strengths – Building and Strengthening the Family – Parenting Practices and Traditions – Family Meetings – Family Values – Out-Of-Home Care – Myths and Realities of Out-Of-Home-Care – Children and Families in the System – Maryland Statistics For Out-Of-Home-Care – Maryland Foster Care Statistics – Avoiding Out-of-Home Care: Family Team Meetings – Family Preservation – Traits of A Strong Family – Skills Needed For Family Maintenance – Models For Success – A Developmental Model – The Four Wall Model – Conclusion – Parents and Teachers as Partners – The Partnership – Why Parents Become Involved – Benefits of Parents™ Partnership in Education – Benefits for Students – Benefits for Parents and Families – Benefits for Teachers and Schools – Barriers to Family/School Relationship – Attitudes of Parents – Attitudes of Teachers – Logistical Concerns – Communication Skills – Addressing the Barriers – Improving Parent-Teacher Relationships – Lack of Information and Training – Conclusion – Ten Tips for Increasing Parent Involvement.

CHAPTER SIX: YOUR CHILD AND SELF-ESTEEM

Your Child and Self-Esteem – What™s all the fuss About Self-Esteem? – Self-Esteem and Parenting – Self Esteem and Children – Self Esteem and Parents – Self-Esteem and Peer Pressure – How Self-Esteem Develops – Beginning Your Parental Journey – Signs of High Self Esteem – Signs of Low Self Esteem – Suggestions for Building Your Child™s Self Esteeem – Proverbs for Parenting

“Dr. Henrietta Hestick has done for “Parenting and Child Care,” what Dr. Benjamin Spock had done for “Baby and Child Care”

—– Black Academy Review