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STAR Parenting: A Program for Helping Parents Effectively Deal with Behavioral Difficulties
Young Children
  • Robert A. Fox, Marquette University
  • Rebecca C. Anderson, Marquette University
  • Theresa A. Fox, Marquette University
  • Margaret A. Rodriguez, Marquette University
Document Type
Marquette Only
Language
eng
Format of Original
7 p.
Publication Date
9-1-1991
Publisher
National Association for the Education of Young Children
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Abstract
All children go through difficult times that create challenges for their parents. Parents encounter temper tantrums, whining, noncompliance, sleeping and eating difficulties, aggression, and other "normal" problems in their one- to five-year-old children and often ask preschool teachers for advice. For a number of years there have been books offering guidance to parents and teachers on handling these behaviors, many of them published by NAEYC. Struggling with the difficult feelings and episodes that all young children go through can produce parental stress, a topic that has been recognized in the professional literature for many years. A recent test on the subject is Abidin's Parenting Stress Index (1986). As we all know, feeling excessively stressed can lead to inappropriate parentchild interactions.
Comments

Published Version. Young Children, Vol. 46, No. 6 (September 1991): 54-60. Publisher's link. © National Association for the Education of Young Children 1991. Used With Permission.

Citation Information
Robert A. Fox, Rebecca C. Anderson, Theresa A. Fox and Margaret A. Rodriguez. "STAR Parenting: A Program for Helping Parents Effectively Deal with Behavioral Difficulties" Young Children (1991) ISSN: 0044-0728
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/robert_fox/12/