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   Developing Teenage Parenting Skills DVD
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    Description: Parenting is a challenge at any age, and teens who face impending parenthood are especially in need of information and support systems. In this video, teens learn how to prepare themselves for a huge change in their lives. Becoming a parent means assuming a long-term responsibility. It's not easy to be a teen parent, but the strategies presented in this video will help teens to cope with a new role successfully.
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    Price: $79.95
    Copyright: ©2004
    Format: 1 DVD
    Length:24 minutes
    UPC:69394 0178535
    Learning Objectives: 1) Students will learn how to prepare for parenthood.
    2) Students will learn some strategies that will help them to cope with the constant demands of an infant.
    3) Students will learn about the importance of bonding with their babies.
    4) Students will understand that continuing their education assures a better future for them and for their children.

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    Being a parent exacerbates the problems all teens face. Teen parents have to mature quickly and cope with the problems in order to continue their own personal development and give their children a good start in life. The video focuses on five areas where teen parents face great challenges, and offers suggestions and strategies to cope with various facets of these problems. Realizing that stressed parents can become child abusers, the video suggests ways to avoid this by focusing on two of the parent?s needs: stress management and personal development. Parents are urged to continue their education for personal fulfillment as well as to secure a better job and more promising future for themselves and their child. The focus of the program then shifts to the parental role, warning that parenting is difficult because children are helpless and demanding. Information highlights bonding with children, positive reinforcement, and safety awareness. Each segment is clearly explained, and the main points listed onscreen. For example, teens learn why physical discipline is less effective than time-outs. A variety of parent-child sequences, featuring moms, dads, and interracial parent-child combinations, illustrate the narrator?s points. The video can be stopped at numerous places for discussion. While primarily directed at teens who are, or are about to become parents, the video could be used successfully in classes preparing teens for future parenthood.
    SOURCE: School Library Journal, June 2001 Issue
    AUTHOR: Anitra Gordon, Lincoln High School, Ypsilanti, MI
    Reproduced, with permission from School Library Journal Copyright
    By Cahners Business Information
    A Division of Reed Elsevier Inc.
    Special Features:
    Region Free

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