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Parents and Their Children, 8th Edition

Parents and Their Children, 8th Edition
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By: Verdene Ryder and Celia Anita Decker, Ed.D.

ISBN: 978-1-61960-640-1
Format: Hardcover
Copyright: ©2015
Subject: Child Care / Human Dev / Parenting
Grade Level: 9-12
Retail Price: $99.96
School Price: $74.97


Parents and Their Children helps students learn the demands of parenting as well as its rewards. The text explores various family forms and functions, the cycle of family development, and how the parenting role changes through the lifespan as children grow. Conception, pregnancy, and prenatal development and care are discussed with an emphasis on abstinence to avoid unplanned pregnancies. Features throughout the text engage students in real-life parenting situations. College and career readiness activities are included.
  • Child development theories are linked to practical parenting applications.
  • Careers related to parenting, children, and families are highlighted.
  • A correlation to the National Standards for Family and Consumer Sciences Education Area of Study 15.0 Parenting is available in the Teacher's Edition.

Previous Edition
Parents and Their Children, 7th Edition

Table of Contents

Decisions About Parenting
  1. Parenting: A Rewarding Choice
  2. Families and Parents
  3. The Decision to Parent

Positive Parenting
  4. Becoming a Competent Parent
  5. Developing an Effective Parenting Style
  6. Moral Development and Character

The Beginning of Parenthood
  7. Planning a Family
  8. Pregnancy
  9. Prenatal Care
10. Decisions Facing Parents-to-Be
11. Childbirth
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

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

Online Text, 6yr. Classroom Subscription (min. 15)
   sample Front Matter (g-wonlinetextbooks.com, Child Care/Human Dev/Parenting)
   sample Chapter 1 (g-wonlinetextbooks.com, Child Care/Human Dev/Parenting)
   sample Chapter 2 (g-wonlinetextbooks.com, Child Care/Human Dev/Parenting)
   sample Glossary (g-wonlinetextbooks.com, Child Care/Human Dev/Parenting)
Teacher's Presentations for PowerPoint® Individual License
   sample Chapter 1 (PPS, 712 KB)
  Note: Sample file quality has been reduced to allow for Internet streaming and viewing.


   PDF Parenting Skills (PDF, 282 KB)
   PDF Parent and Child Development (PDF, 508 KB)
   PDF Child Development (PDF, 407 KB)
Parenting and Child Development
   PDF Family Studies (PDF, 580 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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