FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, January 23, 2002
Christina Stile or
New Parenting Booklet Puts Decades of Research into Easy-to-Read Guide
- Responding to your child in an appropriate matter;
- Preventing risky behavior or problems before they arise;
- Monitoring your child's contact with his or her surrounding world;
- Mentoring your child to support and encourage desired behaviors; and
- Modeling your own behavior to provide a consistent and positive example for children.
This new booklet will be a valuable resource to any parent, grandparent, or other person who is in a position to have a positive influence on the life of a child, from birth to age 14. Using the strategies and stories in Adventures in Parenting, parents get the information they need and can adapt that information to their own lives, to use with their own children.
"Not every approach works the same way for every child," explained Dr. Ramey. "We understood that when we were developing this booklet. Adventures in Parenting allows parents to make the decisions, but gives them a number of things to consider when making those decisions."
Adventures in Parenting is available free-of-charge by calling the NICHD Information Resource Center at 1-800-370-2943. It also is available online at www.nichd.nih.gov.
The NICHD is part of the National Institutes of Health, the biomedical research arm of the federal government. The Institute sponsors research on development before and after birth; maternal, child, and family health; reproductive biology and population issues; and medical rehabilitation. NICHD publications, as well as information about the Institute, are available from the NICHD Web site, http://www.nichd.nih.gov; the NICHD Information Resource Center, 1-800-370-2943; or by E-mail, NICHDClearinghouse@mail.nih.gov.