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Understanding Children: Toys, Lesia L. Oesterreich May 2001

Understanding Children: Toys, Lesia L. Oesterreich

Human Sciences Extension and Outreach Publications

Toys bring a great deal of joy to children, but they also can be valuable learning tools. Includes a chart of toys to choose and avoid by age group.


Ages And Stages: 12–18 Months, Lesia L. Oesterreich May 2001

Ages And Stages: 12–18 Months, Lesia L. Oesterreich

Human Sciences Extension and Outreach Publications

Learn about physical, mental, and social and emotional development of 12- to 18-month-olds. Also appropriate toys and books, and ideas for parents.


Ages And Stages: 18–24 Months, Lesia L. Oesterreich May 2001

Ages And Stages: 18–24 Months, Lesia L. Oesterreich

Human Sciences Extension and Outreach Publications

Learn about physical, mental, and social and emotional development of 18- to 24-month-olds. Also appropriate toys and books, and ideas for parents.


Understanding Children: Disciplining Your Preschooler, Lesia L. Oesterreich Apr 2001

Understanding Children: Disciplining Your Preschooler, Lesia L. Oesterreich

Human Sciences Extension and Outreach Publications

Preschoolers are delightful to have around, but at times can be quite a challenge. Learn how to understand your preschooler and about effective discipline ideas.


Understanding Children: Disciplining Your Toddler, Lesia L. Oesterreich Apr 2001

Understanding Children: Disciplining Your Toddler, Lesia L. Oesterreich

Human Sciences Extension and Outreach Publications

Setting limits and maintaining control are difficult tasks with toddlers because they are so independent, yet have so few skills to communicate and solve problems. Learn how to understand toddlers and about helpful discipline tools.


Ages And Stages: 1–12 Months, Lesia L. Oesterreich Mar 2001

Ages And Stages: 1–12 Months, Lesia L. Oesterreich

Human Sciences Extension and Outreach Publications

Learn about physical, mental, and social and emotional development of 1- to 12-month-olds. Also appropriate toys and books, and ideas for parents.


Ages And Stages: 4-Year-Olds, Lesia L. Oesterreich Mar 2001

Ages And Stages: 4-Year-Olds, Lesia L. Oesterreich

Human Sciences Extension and Outreach Publications

Learn about physical, mental, and social and emotional development of 4-year-olds. Also appropriate toys and books, and ideas for parents.


Working With Fathers...Fathers As Protectors -- Building Circles Of Safety, Glen F. Palm Mar 2001

Working With Fathers...Fathers As Protectors -- Building Circles Of Safety, Glen F. Palm

Faculty Publications

Part of the "Working with Fathers: Methods and Perspectives" column published by Family Information Services (Minneapolis, MN) and here published with their generous permission..


Rights Of Inequality: Rawlsian Justice, Equal Opportunity, And The Status Of The Family, Justin Schwartz Jan 2001

Rights Of Inequality: Rawlsian Justice, Equal Opportunity, And The Status Of The Family, Justin Schwartz

Justin Schwartz

Is the family subject to principles of justice? In A Theory of Justice, John Rawls includes the (monogamous) family along with the market and the government as among the "basic institutions of society" to which principles of justice apply. Justice, he famously insists, is primary in politics as truth is in science: the only excuse for tolerating injustice is that no lesser injustice is possible. The point of the present paper is that Rawls doesn't actually mean this. When it comes to the family, and in particular its impact on fair equal opportunity (the first part of the the ...


Storied Learning From The Personal And Professional Lives Of Leaders: Narrative Analyses Of Rhythm Over Balance, And Adult Development And Transition , Pamela Jones Edwards Jan 2001

Storied Learning From The Personal And Professional Lives Of Leaders: Narrative Analyses Of Rhythm Over Balance, And Adult Development And Transition , Pamela Jones Edwards

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

This research study is about using the power of stories, specifically life history and narrative research approaches, to understand how three high level organizational leaders, or elites, experience their own development over time. Readers who will likely find this research study of value will be those studying life history and narrative approaches to understanding the meaning of lives, adult education and adult development scholars and practitioners interested in narrative as a method of adult development, and readers interested in understanding leaders' lives.;A life history of each of the three elites was collected. The life story section of this research ...


The Relationship Between Parental Educational Level And Academic Success Of College Freshmen , Yasan Gooding Jan 2001

The Relationship Between Parental Educational Level And Academic Success Of College Freshmen , Yasan Gooding

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

This study determined the difference in the level of academic potential/achievement across five populations of freshmen during an academic school year at Iowa State University. It examined students whose parents' highest education was: (1) high school diploma, (2) one or two years of college, (3) two-year associate or technical degree, (4) four-year degree, and (5) graduate or professional degree. Other factors that might impinge on student academic achievement are: poverty, socioeconomic status, and family structure/or marital status. The study investigated whether students whose parents attained higher levels of education beyond the high school diploma were more successful academically ...


Whose Education Counts? The Impact Of Grown Children's Education On The Physical Functioning Of Their Parents In Taiwan, Zachary Zimmer, Albert I. Hermalin, Hui-Sheng Lin Jan 2001

Whose Education Counts? The Impact Of Grown Children's Education On The Physical Functioning Of Their Parents In Taiwan, Zachary Zimmer, Albert I. Hermalin, Hui-Sheng Lin

Poverty, Gender, and Youth

Research has identified education as an important predictor of physical functioning in old age. Older adults in Taiwan tend to experience close ties to family members and high rates of adult child coresidence, much more so than is typical in Western cultures. These circumstances might imply additional health-related benefits stemming from the education of grown children. This association could arise in a number of ways, for instance through the sharing of health-related information between child and parent, the quality of caregiving efforts, monetary assistance for medical and other services, or through other psychosocial avenues. In this study, a nationally representative ...


Determinants Of Educational Attainment Among Adolescents In Egypt: Does School Quality Make A Difference? [Arabic], Cynthia B. Lloyd, Sahar El Tawila, Wesley H. Clark, Barbara Mensch Jan 2001

Determinants Of Educational Attainment Among Adolescents In Egypt: Does School Quality Make A Difference? [Arabic], Cynthia B. Lloyd, Sahar El Tawila, Wesley H. Clark, Barbara Mensch

Poverty, Gender, and Youth

The paper explores empirically the relationship between school quality in Egyptian preparatory (middle) schools and the likelihood of school dropout either during preparatory school or before the completion of secondary school. Despite strong empirical evidence for the many positive social and economic returns associated with more years of schooling, there has been little research exploring how the quality of particular schools might influence grade levels attained. The authors address this research gap using detailed data on Egyptian preparatory schools (grades 6-8, the last three years of the eight years of basic schooling) that are linked with a national survey of ...


Parenting Styles In Society Today, Julie Hammond Jan 2001

Parenting Styles In Society Today, Julie Hammond

Graduate Research Papers

This paper is a review of parenting styles relative to the importance of childrearing practices. Its primary focus is to identify and examine parenting styles, which impacts childrearing methods. The authoritarian, permissive, and authoritative methods were identified with strengths and weaknesses compared.

From the comparison, it was determined that the authoritative parenting style provides the most success for childrearing in today's changing American society. The conclusion of the paper offers guidelines and suggestions to parents on establishing this childrearing method.


Facing The Death Of A Child : Effects On The Family System, Rita Kae Conger Jan 2001

Facing The Death Of A Child : Effects On The Family System, Rita Kae Conger

Graduate Research Papers

The death of a child could very well be the most difficult crisis a family system can face. The uniqueness and severity of this type of crisis make it quite important for those in the counseling field to be aware of the many different aspects of a child's death which may be very significant to the child's family.

For this reason, the purpose of this paper is to describe a number of variables which affect the healing process. These variables include the cause of death, the age of the child at the time of death, family dynamics, and ...


Adolescent Girls' Livelihoods. Essential Questions, Essential Tools: A Report On A Workshop, Carey Meyers Jan 2001

Adolescent Girls' Livelihoods. Essential Questions, Essential Tools: A Report On A Workshop, Carey Meyers

Poverty, Gender, and Youth

This report, co-published by the Population Council and the International Center for Research on Women, describes a workshop convened in Cairo in 1999 to learn more about the nature of both younger and older adolescents' work experience, differentiate the particular needs and potentials of adolescent girls, and identify programs and policies that might have promise for supporting them.