[kids-lib] Possible free electronic parenting booklet to add to your collection or to link to from your library's website

Katie Anderson katie.anderson at state.or.us
Fri Jul 26 10:34:55 PDT 2013

In honor of National Parent's Day on Sunday, July 28th, the U.S. Government Printing Office is promoting one of their parenting publications.
The 32 page booklet is available for free on Internet in English (http://permanent.access.gpo.gov/gpo3411/booklet.pdf) and in Spanish (http://permanent.access.gpo.gov/gpo23816/ed005159p.pdf).

Here is some information about what the booklet cover:

*         "The book does give specific suggestions, listed by school age group: birth through preschool, elementary, middle and high school."

*         Some "tips covered in the book include: be responsible, be committed, be positive, be patient, be attentive, be precise, be diligent, be results-oriented, be innovative."

*         For example: "Your responsibility for your child's education begins with modeling at home. If your kids see you reading, they will want to read. If you drag your kid to every Civil War battle site because you are a Civil War buff, your child may ace his or her American history exams. When you volunteer at your child's school, your kids are going to see how important their education is to you."

*          "The authors recommend a large number of parent-child and pro-school activities. Some examples are reading aloud to your child each day starting at birth, taking your child to the library, playing games with your child, contacting his or her teachers, visiting his or her school."

Learn more about the booklet by reading this article: http://govbooktalk.gpo.gov/2013/07/25/parent-power-the-power-to-make-a-difference/.
As with any item, be sure to use your library's collection development policy to determine whether or not this item should be added to your collection and/or linked to from your library's website.

Katie Anderson, Library Development Services
* Youth Services Consultant * Oregon Center for the Book Coordinator *
Oregon State Library, 250 Winter St. NE, Salem, OR 97301
katie.anderson at state.or.us<mailto:katie.anderson at state.or.us>, 503-378-2528

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