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Education / The Parent's Handbook of Child Development

"Look to the child.  Check in with the child. 
See the child as gifted and competent!"

The Parent's Handbook of Child Development FOR PARENTS

The Parent’s Handbook of Child Development organizes 92 Target Objectives of your child's development across six domains:  

Identifying oneself, managing one’s emotions and developing psychological strengths, virtues, values and ethical competence

Affective Development
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Acquiring, storing

and retrieving information

Social Development

Initiating and maintaining relationships, responding appropriately to others and interacting with others during leisure and play


Communicating through listening, speaking, reading, writing and other modes

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Thinking, communicating, or acting in ways that are new and original to the person

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Developing large and small muscle control, sensory awareness and physical maturity

Objectives are presented on easy to use Domain Menus.

The Parent's Handbook of Child Development points you in the right direction and helps build up your confidence in important aspects of your child's development as your child grows.  It gives you practical ways to nurture and support your child’s growth, development, and learning on a daily and weekly basis.

The Handbook features over 700 ideas that incorporate your everyday interactions and family experiences and shows you how even the little things you say and do help to nurture your child's growth, development and learning.   

You’ll learn practical parenting tips that empower you to nurture and defend your child in the face of forces outside your home that seem to compete with your own values and culture and promoting the Catholic Charism of Knowledge.

Most important of all The Parent's Handbook of Child Development reminds you:

Just how important you are in the life of your child!  
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The Parent's Handbook of Child Development FOR TEACHERS

What could better enhance your classroom teaching success than a strong partnership with parents that is rooted in their children's growth, development, and learning?


The Parent's Handbook of Child Development is the classroom tool you need to accomplish these strong partnerships. The book actually doubles as a parent-teacher handbook since its sole purpose is to facilitate:


  • positive

  • natural 

  • meaningful

  • authentic

conversations between teachers and parents.

Each time you have either formal or informal conferences, you will be able to celebrate together, one aspect of the child's development from across the six development domains shown below.  The Parent's Handbook of Child Development will help parents and teachers learn about, share and commit to focus on the child's development by choosing one of 96 Target Objectives across the following six domains of development:

Objectives are presented on easy to use Domain Menus.

Teachers might also choose one Target Objective to focus on in their classroom each week, encouraging children to journal or write stories about their own "giftedness".  


For example, the children might write about:


The Affective Domain: Target Objective - Perseverance 


- OR - 


The Creative Domain: Target Objective = Curiosity

School administrators might choose one Target Objective for the week and the entire school could focus on it.  For example:  


Social Domain:  Target Objective - Negotiating

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