- Parenting and Career Development
Not only what a parent does for a living can influence a
child's career choice, but the family dynamics also have a
strong influence. The article looks at the ways in which
parenting styles, family functioning, and parent-child
interaction influence career development. It's written for
an educator, but has many good points for a parent as well.
- Parents As Partners In Children's Learning
Parents and teachers may look at young children's learning from
different perspectives, but they share a common goal: making sure
that children receive the best possible education. Mutual respect
and communication between programs and families takes advantage
of both perspectives to provide children with the kind of care
and education that will help them thrive.
- Young and Old Together
Young children may have misconceptions about older people and
they may dislike them, feel sorry for them, or fear them in
general. But it's important for children to feel good about their
elders if they are to learn to appreciate people different from
themselves and accept and understand the fact that they will get
older someday. When children are happy and secure with
themselves, they will be ready to take on each new stage of life.
- Escherichia (E.) coli In The Child Care Setting
Escherichia (E.) coli bacteria are found in the digestive tracts of
most humans and many animals. Usually, these infections are
harmless and may even be beneficial. Not all E. coli are alike and,
in a few cases, illness may result from infection with particular
strains. One strain, E. coli O157:H7, causes one of the most
serious digestive tract infections in the United States.
- High-quality child care: Luxury option or standard equipment?
To ensure all children receive the kind of care and education they need to thrive, early childhood programs and centers must fully meet criteria of high quality. The author reminds us
that 'option packages' do not exist when it comes to a high-quality early childhood education.
- Setting Limits: Steering Down the Rocky Road of Childrearing
Is your child pushing the limits? Are you unsure of how strict or lenient you should be in responding to your child? Rest assured, you are not alone. This
very good article first describes several different parenting styles and then provides many useful methods and suggestions to help you if your children are
continually trying to test you and the boundaries that you establish.
- Effective Parenting Styles - Why Yesterday's Models Won't Work Today
Have you considered whether your parenting style was better suited to yesterday than to preparing your child for the twenty-first century? This article describes three different parenting styles and explains which one is best for today's changing world.
- Child Care Consumer Education on the Internet
Child care consumer education provides helps parents choose the best possible care for their children. This article will help parents use the Internet to access an enormous amount of useful information.
- Listening is a core competency for communication and for relationships
Listening is such an important skill for both parents and
for children to learn and to continually improve upon. This article
will help you understand more the importance of listening and
it provides some activities for you to do to improve your
- Selecting a Child Care Facility With a Safe Playground
There are many options to choose from when selecting child care. There is a lot that goes into the decision, yet one thing that can get overlooked is ensuring the playground area is made as safe as possible. This article offers parents helpful information regarding playground
safety when parents are selecting child care facilities.