Books, Babies, and School-age Parents: How to Teach Pregnant and Parenting Teens to Succeed

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Morning Glory Press, 1997 - Education - 286 pages
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Earning a high school diploma and becoming ready to join the workforce is much more difficult for young people already caring for their child. Putting this baby in the middle of a teen's lifestyle forces tremendous changes, changes which seriously affect the school needs of the young parents. Enhanced school services are required by many in order even to attend school. Child care, parenting skills, immediate workforce preparation, all are critical. Many school districts across the country are providing these enhanced services. Books, Babies and School-Age Parents is a guidebook to offering such services. It provides a thorough look at what practitioners need to consider as they develop, administer, and fine-tune programs that make a difference in the lives of adolescent parents and their children. Books, Babies and School-Age Parents is a simple, practical, comprehensive, and timely blueprint designed for successful teen parenting programs. It is written from the teacher's point of view, those new to the field of teaching teen parents as well as experienced teachers. Personal experiences, anecdotes, teaching strategies, materials and resources are included in each chapter. Books, Babies and School-Age Parents provides for administrators, school board members and concerned community a clear discussion of the whys and hows of meeting the special needs of pregnant and parenting teens.

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Jeanne Warren Lindsay is the author of 18 books for and about pregnant and parenting teens, including "Discipline from Birth to Three," "Nurturing Your Newborn," and "Your Pregnancy and Newborn Journey," Her title "Books, Babies and School-Age Parents" was a finalist in the 1998 Small Press Book Awards, and the previous edition of "Teen Dads" was selected by the American Library Association as a Recommended Book for the Reluctant Young Adult Reader. She lives in Buena Park, California.

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