Parents and Their Children is completely revised to help your students learn the demands of parenting as well as the rewards parenting offers. The text reflects a stronger emphasis on parenting skills with such changes in today's world as peer violence, more single-parent and dual-career families, and encouragement of moral and character development.
Engages students in real-life parenting applications called Applying New Skills, Thinking Critically, and Linking Academics.
Focuses student attention with attractive illustrations and charts on helpful information in parenting situations.
Discusses conception, pregnancy, prenatal development and care, and the well-being of families, and emphasizes abstinence to avoid unplanned pregnancies.
Links theories of child development experts to practical parenting applications.
Connects student interest in children and families with potential careers and their related pathways.
Introduces moral development and character and ways parents can encourage this development in their children.
Emphasizes the stages of parenting through the life span.
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Table of Contents
Part One: Decisions About Parenting
1. Parenting: A Rewarding Choice 2. Families and Parents 3. The Decision to Parent
Part Two: Positive Parenting
4. Becoming a Competent Parent 5. Developing an Effective Parenting Style 6. Moral Development and Character
Part Three: The Beginning of Parenthood
7. Planning a Family 8. Pregnancy 9. Prenatal Care 10. Decisions Facing Parents-to-Be 11. Childbirth
Part Four: Understanding Children's Growth and Development
12. New Parents, New Baby 13. Parents and Their Infants 14. Parents and Their Toddlers 15. Parents and Their Preschoolers 16. Parents and Their School-Age Children 17. Parents and Their Teens
Part Five: The Challenges of Parenting
18. Family Concerns 19. Family Crises 20. Child Care Options 21. Children's Health, Safety, and Special Needs 22. Careers Related to Children, Parenting, and Families
Verdene Ryder - is a nationally recognized author and family life specialist. In addition to being an author of Contemporary Living, she is also the coauthor of the popular parenting text, Parents and Their Children, and a text titled Human Sexuality: Responsible Life Choices. She is often consulted in interviews on radio and TV relating to family life issues. Verdene Ryder has extensive teaching experience at both the high school and university levels. She is a member of several professional organizations and has received numerous academic and leadership awards. A scholarship is named in her honor to enable low-income women to attend college. Verdene Ryder has a master's degree in Family and Community Health.
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.