Parents' Development Articles
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Fifteen brief articles describe parent's development at different stages, including the changing challenges they face, the additional skills they need to learn and the new roles they need to learn to play.
To set the stage, we begin with a “brief refresher” on children’s development in the first five years.
Next, we focus on our main subject: parents’ development and their concerns and functioning.
Following that, beginning with “The Parent Trip: Riding the Roller Coaster,” we focus on parents’ experience and adaptation and tools for parents. These tools include: setting expectations, reinforcing positive behavior, effective communication, encouraging your children, handling your anger at your kids and a Problem Solving Guide.
Finally, we describe the ways parents and teachers can work together.
THE AUTHOR: Harold Ireton, Ph.D., is a developmental psychologist with over thirty years of experience. His special interests are in the development of young children, their parents and the people who work with them.
He is the author of the Child Development tools, three books on screening and assessment and numerous articles. Other parent educators and parents contributed to the Parents' Development articles as well.