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Parents and Their Children, 7th Edition

Parents and Their Children, 7th Edition
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By: Verdene Ryder and Celia Anita Decker, Ed.D.

ISBN: 978-1-59070-926-9
Format: Hardcover
Copyright: ©2010
Subject: Child Care / Human Dev / Parenting
Grade Level: 9-12
Retail Price: $78.64
School Price: $58.98


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.

Previous Edition
Parents and Their Children, 6th Edition

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

Look Inside

   sample Chapter 1 (PDF, 1.12 MB)
   sample Chapter 2 (PDF, 969 KB)
Online Text, 6yr. Classroom Subscription (min. 15)
   sample Front Matter (g-wonlinetextbooks.com, Child Development / Parenting)
   sample Chapter 1 (g-wonlinetextbooks.com, Child Development / Parenting)
   sample Chapter 2 (g-wonlinetextbooks.com, Child Development / Parenting)
Presentations for PowerPoint
   sample Chapter 1 (PPS, 3.25 MB)
  Note: Sample file quality has been reduced to allow for Internet streaming and viewing.


   PDF Parenting, Grades 9-12 (PDF, 220 KB)
   PDF Parenting, Grades 9-12 (PDF, 23 KB)
Parenting, Grades 9-12
   PDF Parenthood Education, Grades 9-12 (PDF, 324 KB)
West Virginia
   PDF Parenting and Strong Families, Grades 9-12 (PDF, 290 KB)
  Note: Correlation files may not be available for all listed courses.

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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