PARENTING TODAY'S CHILDREN will help you understand parenting roles, responsibilities, and challenges. Based on the latest research findings, the text addresses contemporary topics in a clear, concise, and thought-provoking manner. A developmental framework makes learning easier for you, as each chapter builds on the previous one. You'll relate to many of the timely topics (e. g., "helicopter" parents, sleep deprivation, eating disorders, teens and plastic surgery, overscheduled children, depression and suicide, social media) that are discussed throughout the book. Pedagogical features, such as key terms, learning objectives, responsive parenting cases, trending now topics, self-reflection questions, and field activities reinforce learning. Suggestions for Parents features throughout the book translate chapter material into practical ideas that you can share with parents. An appealing chapter design includes helpful visuals and material presented in an easy-to-read boxed format.
Environmental education is an important and widely used tool for dealing with environmental problems worldwide. Developing a citizenship that is aware of and knowledgeable about environmental problems, has the skills to address these problems, and is motivated to work toward this goal is essential to a sustainable future. However, research indicates that environmental education is not effective at altering environmental beliefs long-term. This book identifies and describes factors associated with the development and retention of environmentally responsible knowledge, attitudes, and behaviors (or beliefs) in children. The research described here assesses the environmental beliefs of students before and after an environmental education program. Patterns, specifically those found in the home, associated with pro-environmental beliefs are then identified as tools for environmental education improvement both in the home and at environmental education institutions. Environmental educators, environmental advocates, and educational researchers will find the factors identified in this book important to the design of successful environmental education initiatives.
Sleep disturbance is commonplace and causes much personal distress to sufferers and their families. It is implicated in a variety of problems, from poor educational performance or disturbed behaviour to accidents or physical dysfunction. Traditionally, research into sleep disorders has generally been undertaken within separate, unconnected medical disciplines and has mainly involved adults. As sleep disturbance is closely associated with serious problems, identifying and treating sleep disorders early is essential for good long-term health and well-being. Yet there is no up-to-date, comprehensive, one-stop source of information for clinicians concerning sleep disorders in young people. Gregory Stores addresses this need with a cross-disciplinary account of available clinical information and treatments, illustrated by actual cases of sleep problems in the young. This book will be essential reading for all professionals involved in child healthcare from infancy to adolescence, and will also be invaluable to general readers looking for up-to-the-minute information and references.
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