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Parents and Their Children, 6th Edition

Parents and Their Children, 6th Edition
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By: Verdene Ryder and Celia Anita Decker, Ed.D.

ISBN: 978-1-59070-539-1
Format: Hardcover
Copyright: ©2006
Subject: Child Care / Human Dev / Parenting
Grade Level: 9-12
Retail Price: $55.32
School Price: $41.49


Use Parents and Their Children to help your students learn what the role of parenting demands and what it has to offer. The contents reflect changes in today's world, such as school violence.

-Enhance learning with end-of-chapter feature called "Thinking Critically."
-Added content in Chapter 22 on family-oriented careers; choosing a career; career plans; teamwork, communication, and employability skills.
-Increased content on conception, pregnancy, prenatal development and care, as well as crises that can affect the family's well-being. Birth control methods have been removed from this edition and abstinence emphasized.

Table of Contents

  1. Parenting as a Career
  2. Parenting: A Choice
  3. Families
  4. Effective Parenting
  5. Planning a Family
  6. Pregnancy
  7. Prenatal Care
  8. Decisions Facing Parents-to-Be
  9. Childbirth
10. New Parents, New Baby
11. Parents and Their Infants
12. Parents and Their Toddlers
13. Parents and Their Preschoolers
14. Parents and Their School-Age Children
15. Parents and Their Teens
16. Theories and Guidelines
17. Guiding Healthy Development
18. Family Concerns
19. Family Crises
20. A Look at Child Care Options
21. Childrens Education and Health
22. The Challenge of a Child and Family Services Career

Look Inside

   sample Chapter 4 (PDF, 668 KB)
   sample Chapter 10 (PDF, 619 KB)
  Note: Sample file quality has been reduced to allow for Internet streaming and viewing.


   PDF Child and Lifespan Development (PDF, 66 KB)
Child Development
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About Author(s)

Verdene Ryder - is a nationally recognized author and family life

Celia Anita Decker, Ed.D. - After a 38-year career in education, Celia A. Decker retired as a professor in the Department of Family and Consumer Sciences at Northwestern State University of Louisiana. She taught courses in early childhood education, child development, and family relations. Dr. Decker was coordinator of graduate studies in early childhood education. Before her position at Northwestern State University, she taught college courses at East Texas State University (now Texas A&M at Commerce) and at the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville. Dr. Decker also taught public school kindergarten in Kansas City, Kansas.

In addition to writing Child Development, Dr. Decker coauthors Parents and Their Children with Verdene Ryder. Dr. Decker has also published other books, numerous chapters in books, and articles. She presents papers at national and state annual meetings of professional associations, such as the National Association for the Education of Young Children, Southern Early Childhood Association, Association for Childhood Education International, National Association of Early Childhood Teacher Educators, and the Society for Research in Child Development. She does extensive consultant work for Head Start, Even Start, and local school systems.

During her years of teaching, Dr. Decker was named to Who's Who in Child Development Professionals, Who's Who in Personalities of the South, Who's Who in American Women, and the World's Who's Who in Education. In 1994, she was selected as the Outstanding Professor at Northwestern State University.


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